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What was Melvin's motivation for hypnotising Ash into being his servant?

owenpeterson

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If anyone recalls from the "March of the Exeggutor Squad" The wannabe magician Melvin's Exeggcute used hypnosis on Ash. Yet, Melvin never ordered them to use hypnosis, but he still made Ash act like a total servant. He made Ash carry him out into the woods, and made him capture a whole bunch of Exeggutor for him.

What I wanna know is why? Couldn't he have done this himself? Why couldn't he have done the same to Misty and Brock? Why couldn't Ash have kept AT LEAST one Exeggutor for himself? After all he did catch all of them.

Plus I think Melvin may have to a lesser extent played a role in Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard's premature evolution and disobedience problems (but I've explained my views on the matter altogether so we'll leave it at that).

Personally, If I were Ash and ever came across Melvin again, I'd whoop his ass and take a handful of the Exeggutor. But that's just me.

But the point is: What was Melvin's motivation for doing so?
 

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He wanted to use Ash's Pokemon to capture the Exeggutor to make people watch his magic show. He already knew what Pokemon Ash had, but I'm pretty sure that he didn't know what Pokemon Misty or Brock had. Even if he did, Ash was already under hypnosis, so he figured that he would already take advantage of the situation for his own gain. I also disagree that Melvin played any role in Charmander's disobedience problems. The situation did give Charmander more battle experience for its evolution to Charmeleon, but I wouldn't say it was premature or that he had any role beyond that.
 

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He wanted to use Ash's Pokemon to capture the Exeggutor to make people watch his magic show. He already knew what Pokemon Ash had, but I'm pretty sure that he didn't know what Pokemon Misty or Brock had. Even if he did, Ash was already under hypnosis, so he figured that he would already take advantage of the situation for his own gain. I also disagree that Melvin played any role in Charmander's disobedience problems. The situation did give Charmander more battle experience for its evolution to Charmeleon, but I wouldn't say it was premature or that he had any role beyond that.

Actually, while I don't think that Melvin's hypnosis caused Charmeleon's disobedience by itself, one could argue that seeing its trainer being manipulated so easily made it feel Ash wasn't worthy enough to train it.
 

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Actually, while I don't think that Melvin's hypnosis caused Charmeleon's disobedience by itself, one could argue that seeing its trainer being manipulated so easily made it feel Ash wasn't worthy enough to train it.

That's an interesting approach to the situation, but I think it's a stretch. Charmander only saw Ash under Melvin's hypnosis for one scene and none of his Pokemon noticed that he was under another person's control. They followed his orders with no problem and there wasn't any shot of any of the Kanto starters noticing something different about Ash during that scene.
 
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