Top 10 Characters that Should Be the Face of Pokemon Instead of PikachuNow, don't get us wrong - we all adore Pikachu. It's impossible to ignore the charm of the cute, yellow, electrifying creature who's been the franchise's poster child since its inception. But we all know the Pokemon world is filled with more than a thousand wonderfully unique creatures. Some of them are perhaps even equally, if not more, deserving to take center stage.
So, who could step into Pikachu's tiny, lightning-quick shoes? Is it the fiery Charizard, or the majestic Mewtwo? Perhaps it's the adorable Bulbasaur, or the mysterious Eevee with its many evolutions?
Imagine the Pokemon universe through a different lens. Think about the character's abilities, personality, and the impact they've had on your own Pokemon journey. Consider their evolution lines, their legendary battles, and the pivotal role they've played in saving your skin during those intense gym battles.
He's the face of the Trading Card games easily, anyone remember the high fetch price for the 1st Edition Charizard card from the first set?
He should only be the mascot assuming if Pikachu stops being marketable.
It would be unfair to the other starters to make Charizard the mascot. It might be better if Charizard wasn't a starter Pokemon; in that case, I totally agree.
We need a gender-neutral Pokemon. If Charizard was the mascot,then no girls would watch or play Pokemon anymore,which means Pokemon's audience would be decreased by a surprising amount.
We need a cute little furry friend that evolves into cool things, not a squealing little yellow rat
Yes. This pokémon is cute and cool, so if Pikachu ever retired then Eevee could do just as well.
Super duper weird dude that can transform. Normal form looks like candy.
It would be funny to see ash with a togepi and it doesn't really fit in the anime then because pikachu is a mouse and meowth a cat so an egg vs a cat. The cat will win -.-
Cute, strong, and energetic! I would really like to see how the story would change if this little sexy creature was Ash's partner.
Mew is so adorable
Hell yes! New rocks!
They should gone with the first thought. I mean, I'd be halarious to see ash with a clefairy
Arceus is the god of Pokemon. That should surely be the face of the Pokemon franchise right?
The god of Pokemon. Enough said.
I believe in lord helix but Arceus is the most deserving of this role
First ever Pokemon designed so why not?
First pocket monster
He IS technically recorded as the first Pokemon in the Pokedex. Eh, at least he's the mascot of Bulbapedia.
Already meowth looks like he could be no. 1 Pokemon and great looks for Pokemon pictures
Should be #3 or #4 (but not as an outright Pikachu replacement, but as the official secondary mascot for the latter Generations! )
Lucario is pretty much the de-facto mascot for Gen IV, which is why he's been in Smash for 3 games now (same goes for Charizard, and Mewtwo).
If we we to go by ranking on Mascots by generations:
Pikachu (worldwide mascot, basically the Mario of the series, nothing can ever replace him, except for more Pika clones).
Jigglypuff (was originally intended to be the secondary mascot in the anime and the games before being phased out in favor of Meowth (in the anime at least due to being an annoying pest), and Charizard).
Charizard (is pretty much secondary mascot in the series, very popular worldwide, if Pika stops becoming Pokemon's mascot, Zard should take his place, but that's only if Pokemon stops being marketable).
Mewtwo (pretty much the Bowser/Ganondorf of the Pokemon world, despite not owning up to that legacy, ...more
It's a popular Pokemon.