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Personality & Development: Misty's Psyduck

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Now, a lot of people say that the Pokémon not belonging to Ash have an unnotable personality; of course I disagree, I’d say since most people don’t pay as much attention as I do, to recognize most of the things I have noticed before and have not applied knowledge of the social sciences, either because they have no clue as regards to the subject or they had no reason to study anime characters in my manner of absurdity, to properly understand them. However, Pokémon like {{Bp|Misty’s Goldeen}} and {{Bp|Misty’s Horsea|Horsea}} seems to be considered as bland and as if they have never shown consistent defining features of their personality, but the truth is that they have, and yes will have their own columns’. None of this applies however, to the subject of this column; comic relief character and fan favourite, {{p|Psyduck}}.
[[File:Misty Psyduck.png|thumb|right|Your not going to dive are you?]]
Now as easy as you’d expect it to be for me to write a column about a comic relief character, it’s not. Notice that in all of my previous instalmentsinstallments; a lot of what I wrote was about the Pokémon’s introductory episode but if you remember {{Bp|EP027|Psyduck’s}}, he hardly had a chance to get featured. So I have to work with his other appearances, luckily he got some notable screentime.
[[File:Tyra Cloyster.png|thumb|left|Classic Psyduck comedy]]
Now if I was going to analyse Psyduck’s behavior in his debut, I’d say that the way Psyduck investigated Misty’s dropped Poké Ball, which subsequently led to his capture, was the first time we recognized Psyduck’s obvious curiosity. Curiosity is a trait innate to all humans (innate means natural and common) and Pokémon often have personalities similar to humans, so it is not strange that Psyduck was interested in the Poké Ball. So his curiosity gives no indication of how Psyduck was growing up, but it proves he is normal or at least more normal than we all thought. The fact he has that innate emotional drive to want to learn and discover, makes him quite credible. The fact he allowed himself to be captured was the comic relief.
So that’s Psyduck’s installment of Personality & Development and I certainly hope you can recognize he is much more complex of a character then just “The comic relief Pokémon”.
You may have noticed reading these articles that I name Pokemon 'he'. That's because all the characters I've analysised so far I belivebelieve to be male. I do not put my reasoning for my decisonsdecisions on the Pokemon's genders because I feel in most cases they are understandbleunderstandable. However, if you feel I should explain these decisions in my columns, please don't hesitate to tell me on the forums.