Generation 1 Pokémon look like Digimon.

ArchedThunder

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man I hate this design, hope it never touches the games.
The original armor was iconic, why ruin it?
 

Starlatine

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It doesn't help that Vanillite/Trubbish aren't hated on their own, but as a reason to generalize why a generation blows as a whole.
Except thats not true at all, from the recent generations V is easily the one with the best reception with fans overall and specially older fans

It's perfectly possible and sensible to like gen V and still dislike the dumber designs like vanillite, trubbish and the disappointing starters
 

Kirbivore

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Except thats not true at all, from the recent generations V is easily the one with the best reception with fans overall and specially older fans

It's perfectly possible and sensible to like gen V and still dislike the dumber designs like vanillite, trubbish and the disappointing starters
I'm well aware of its reputation, but most of the time, loving gen v designs despite of those two doesn't happen.
 

Starlatine

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I'm well aware of its reputation, but most of the time, loving gen v designs despite of those two doesn't happen.
I don't need to LOVE gen V designs to like the games. I sure don't love most of them, but i still have fun playing BW when i can. The games are more than just how pokemon look so taking personal offence when someone doesnt love your dumb ice cream cone is silly (this is a general statement, not one directed to you)
 

Quinho

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Dec 25, 2017
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The "turn into a digimon" virus is implacable.
It came to this world only to destroy everything dear to us.
 

doodlewhizz

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Yeah, I can't argue with this one.

As long as it's just a one-off for a movie then I don't really mind though.
 

Kirbivore

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I don't need to LOVE gen V designs to like the games. I sure don't love most of them, but i still have fun playing BW when i can. The games are more than just how pokemon look so taking personal offence when someone doesnt love your dumb ice cream cone is silly (this is a general statement, not one directed to you)
Right. I dont personally care for the infamous duo myself.
 

Nightbird

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Except thats not true at all, from the recent generations V is easily the one with the best reception with fans overall and specially older fans

It's perfectly possible and sensible to like gen V and still dislike the dumber designs like vanillite, trubbish and the disappointing starters
There's one user in particular who absolutely loves to base his distaste for Gen 5 on Trubbish and Vanilite.
He also never fails to bring it up whenever there's a Pokémon discussion going on.

I am honestly very surprised he hasn't appeared in this Thread yet
 

LavaBadger

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Nov 14, 2017
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Yeah, that looks like trash, also nothing like Gen 1.

It's true though: if you slap an overly complex set of anime armor onto any gen 1 Pokemon, it's probably going to end up looking like something out Digimon.

Why they chose to do this? I can only assume it was a decision made by someone with poor taste in the extreme.
 

Omegamon

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I don't need to LOVE gen V designs to like the games. I sure don't love most of them, but i still have fun playing BW when i can. The games are more than just how pokemon look so taking personal offence when someone doesnt love your dumb ice cream cone is silly (this is a general statement, not one directed to you)
Some of the people who get so defensive about Vanillite and the others don't even really care about them but they think disliking them is an attack against Pokémon,Gen V or them lol
 

PaperSparrow

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Digimon genwunning resulted in Tri. Which is probably far worse than anything Pokémon has done.
Tbf, genwunning did not cause Tri, the Anniversary and writers caused Tri. Everything surrounding Digimon at the time was Anniversary-related (such as the World games reboot) or brand new (Appmon).

Tri being successful and Toei/Bandai doubling down on that, however, is another story.
 

Toxi

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Why does it look so shit?

Seriously, armored Mewtwo is one of the coolest visuals in the franchise and it now looks like... That.
 

ShadowFox08

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As someone who is revisting the Kanto for over twenty years via Let's Go Eevee, it's a pretty boring region to be honest. Alola forms almost saves it for its missing type diversity.
If it had more post content like a stadium, it would be great.. not that level 100 master trainer fight padding.
 

Nax

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Oct 10, 2018
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The mechanic is built to buff or compliment existing species for battles, which renders your previous statement moot.
Depends why you play the games I guess. I don't play for MP. So I'm only interested in features that enhance the SP experience. Mega evos was not one of those things. It added no additional strategy. Because at no point does the game challenge you enough that the buffs are necessary. And usually, the strategy is just to use your Mega to counter the opponent Mega. Which isn't much of a strategy. But that's all it takes. Hence why I consider it a needless inclusion.