Re: OMG pikachu and Ash
Ash's mind probably goes like this when he enters a new region:
"OMG! A NEW REGION! I'M GONNA LEAVE ALL MY OLD POKEMON BEHIND BESIDES PIKACHU!"
*Puts Pokemon in a Pokebox*
"Now, Pikachu, let's use this handy little DELEVELER!"
"Now, let's go get us some new Pokemon to train up from their weak state so that we can be the best trainer ever, even though with my old Pokemon I was already just that."
Also... how is it that a scrawny little guy like him is so popular with the ladies? I mean in EVERY season he;s had a new female companion, not to mention the filler plots.