- Jun 24, 2017
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Er, I don't think they've lost any sleep over something that happened almost 23 years ago. They had all this time to give Ash a different Haunter or Gengar and barely decided that now was the time.If Ash gets Gengar then I'm convinced the writing staff or The Pokemon Company must be kicking themselves over the fact that they got rid of the Haunter from season 1. They let go off an extremely popular Pokemon that has always been big for merchandise. I definitely had a Gengar straw and a Gengar lunchbox as a kid
Tbh I doubt that any of the anime's staff even remember that they once had Ash bond with a Haunter (and 'bond' is a really loose term since Ash spent like ~5 minutes in total interacting with that thing).