Originally Posted by Calypso
I think it’s because we’ve all acknowledged that Pikachu will always remain in its current stage, considering it’s the franchise’s most recognised Pokemon. Piplup, on that other hand, had nothing preventing it from evolving, but the writers decided to introduce the everstone into the scenario to ensure that the Prinplup would be completely unfeasible, without a sufficient reason really. There’s also the fact that it’s been forced on us as a secondary mascot, and is plastered on everything anime-related alongside Pikachu
didnt munchlax used to be the anime-mascot alongside pikachu?