I mean at least he got an episode during his debut and the Clay episode where he starred. Remember Palpi was just like an offhanded capture in which Oshawott's fear of opening his eyes under water and saving the group was focus. Like remember Ash was just like "Oh hai thur strong Palpi!" *derpy pokeball throw* I mean it's really sad. I hope at the very least in the Shizui eppy MAYBE he'll get some development.