hey, Pachirisu, nice to see you again!
heeeeey... you're not Pachirisu - you're Emolga! ha ha, I can never tell you guys apart! ha ha, Gamefreak sometimes looks creatively bankrupt!
Look, GF, we get it. Pikachu was a big success. But the thing is, you aren't going to make people forget about it and love the new version. You try this every generation, and it never works. People don't give a two shits about Plusle and Minun, and they give less than a shit about Pachirisu. Emolga is at least part Flying, which is kinda interesting, but it's unable to do much of anything so who cares.
On one hand I kind of want them to tie all these miscellaneous Electric rodents together somehow, but on the other hand I like just forgetting about the non-Pikachu ones until times like this, where I am contractually obligated to think about it.
but eh, a flying squirrel hasn't been done before. A slight amount of respect regained.