Is Evolution Really a Choice or Just Natural? Tallis Vale 7 years ago Prev Article Next Article In the wild most Pokemon probably don’t fight one another to the point of one fainting if you think about it, so while they’d age in years they might never get the fight experience needed to level up enough to evolve. Prev Article Next Article About The Author tallisvale2 More from this Author Lover of all things video game, anime, or manga. I'm passionate about these things and virtually nothing else. Hope you enjoy my musings! 2 Comments Anthony Stark May 30, 2015 Pokémon “evolution” is a misnomer. It should actually be called “Metamorphosis”. Log in to Reply Dyanna Stegner January 16, 2017 treecko are basically geckos, which means they being so small, don’t hunt as much as more predatory/larger pokemon. Sure, they may do territorial and defensive battles against predators, but if they live in a peaceful enough territory, most members of a colony wouldn’t need to fight. Compare treecko now to another grass starter: Bulbasaur! Its shown that evolution for the bulbasaur species is a matter of, for lack of better word, culture, and doesnt have EXP as NEEDED. Just exposure to a venosaurs pollen. Ash’s bulbasaur was even bullied for not evolving , so that proves evolution is a choice, and some pokemon will place different levels of importance/need to it. In bulbasaurs case, in the wild they are probably prey and need to evolve to survive so any bulbasaur refusing is a weak link. Ash’s however, is happy as he is because he knows he has a trainer/friends to help him. So, all in all, evolution is a survival tactic that different pokemon really use differently. Log in to Reply Add Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.