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pokey a.k.a espeon
July 7th, 2004, 02:51 PM
Why do people hate pokemon.Now,I'm not saying that all of them do it's just most of my friend's parents either think"It's the worst show on earth"or"It's bad for you don't watch it"Alot people like anime now they rather watch Hamtaro than pokemon saying it's to babyish.I bring out a pokemon book out one day a school and the boy next to me's like you like pokemon yuck.I just wanna know why do people hate it all of a sudden.

ravenstorture
July 7th, 2004, 03:37 PM
Some religious people say that Pikachu was created after the Devil. Because his tail is like the devils or whatever, and it's not. People are just dumb.

stewie&rupert
July 7th, 2004, 03:54 PM
u just answered ur own question. people think the show is to babyish and g*y. the show is babyish but the game is more than enough to cover that fact. pokemon games r in my opinion one of the best games out there.

BladeForever
July 7th, 2004, 03:57 PM
Well it's not so hard to figure out if you think about it. =/ Some people dont like the idea of watching little monsters fight each other, and that appears to them as ''childish'' or ''boring'' I had a few friends that dont like it because of the show being so ''kind'' if you know what I mean.. Like there will be a time when they start making a speech talking about how you must work together with your pokemon, train hard and blah blah blah, and peeps just dont like stuff like that. Many people have different ''styles'' or taste in things, so you have to consider that too. I for one no longer watch pokemon like I use to, it's just one of those things I start to grow out of, but not completly considering I grew up with Pokemon. Like Piromunkie said, religion also falls into this, people just see them as little devils, or like there ''evil'' or some sort. Wont see me give up on pokemon games anytime soon though. (wont be surprised if I dont make since, seeming I'm tired..)

~Blade~

Timbjerr
July 7th, 2004, 05:35 PM
1) I would blame the way Nintendo marketed the Pokmon games in America. They ran commercials that appealed to younger kids and basically gave people the idea that Pokmon is childish and reserved only got little kids to play. In turn, the conformist youth of America automatically labeled it as a childish kiddy game without ever playing it. I know there are some Anti-Pokmon people out there who have played the games and have valid reasons to hate it, but that's just their honest opinion that I can accept.

2) There were sects of extremely fundamentalists Christians that criticized Pokmon as satanic because it portrayed dragonic and demonic creatures as noble warriors (i.e. the dragonic Charizard being depicted as a powerful and loyal battler) and also the fact that the supernatural (which is considered satanic by fundamentalist Christians for some reason...) were highly celebrated (i.e. Psychics, ghosts, and darks being among the most powerful pokmon available). I was surfing the net one day, looking for a good site to order T-shirts for my church youth group, and I found a Christian Video Game review site. I looked around there a bit out of curiosity, and I was outraged when they gave SSBM a mediocre score just because there were pokmon characters in it.

oooh..one of my few ranty posts. XD

stewie&rupert
July 7th, 2004, 06:40 PM
medeocre score on SSB:M!!! im infruriated!!ssb:m is the trademark gamecube game,not only that but its the best even if they forgot to put shadow and megaman and afew other great characters.*tries to get back on topic*

the three reasons are bassically bcuz of the show, religion, and nintendos great rating markating skills.
the only thing that matters to me is the manga and the game. if they base the pkmn games become based on the manga they'll be in bisnius, and flooded by loads of cash:D

Teddiursa
July 7th, 2004, 06:43 PM
I think people just grew out of it, the fad ended and the majority of people decided they didn't like it anymore, I still love the show but none of my friends do, this eventually happends with everything.

Rose Flame
July 7th, 2004, 06:52 PM
I watch the show everyday, and my friends make fun of me for it. Well, actually, they didn't REALLY start making fun of me till I started carrying on a conversation with one of my friend's nephew about pokemon's character developement. The problem? He's only eight :P
I do think the major factor is that pokemon is portrayed as a very cutesy type of show, and there's also that pesky stereotype that "cartoons are for kids". I don't think that religion is a factor that much anymore; I mean, the pope gave his blessing to pokemon after (I think) going to one of the movie premiers in europe, so that seemed to settle talk of pokemon being demonic.

Timbjerr
July 7th, 2004, 07:02 PM
I watch the show everyday, and my friends make fun of me for it. Well, actually, they didn't REALLY start making fun of me till I started carrying on a conversation with one of my friend's nephew about pokemon's character developement. The problem? He's only eight :P
I do think the major factor is that pokemon is portrayed as a very cutesy type of show, and there's also that pesky stereotype that "cartoons are for kids". I don't think that religion is a factor that much anymore; I mean, the pope gave his blessing to pokemon after (I think) going to one of the movie premiers in europe, so that seemed to settle talk of pokemon being demonic.
I do seem to recall hearing that the pope did bless Pokmon on the grounds that it "celebrated the ties of friendship"...meh. So Catholics can play pokmon and stuff, but the fundamentalist chirstians that I described earlier are not Catholic.

~Ozy~
July 7th, 2004, 07:12 PM
Still...You can't get much more Christian than the Pope.

Anyway, the religion arguements didn't convince a lot of people, instead it made them (the fundamentalists) seem even more bigoted and stupid than ever. At least that's been my experience. The real reason I think, is that a lot of the fans early on never got as devoted to it as we are. Thus, when the people who never bothered/lost intrest started bashing it (while most of us were just entering middle school) the less devoted joined in, hoping to get ahead in the great popularity race. These voices reached the fence-sitters to a greater extent than ours and things came to their logical conclusion.

^^NICK^^ v.3.0
July 7th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Why do people hate pokemon.Now,I'm not saying that all of them do it's just most of my friend's parents either think"It's the worst show on earth"or"It's bad for you don't watch it"Alot people like anime now they rather watch Hamtaro than pokemon saying it's to babyish.I bring out a pokemon book out one day a school and the boy next to me's like you like pokemon yuck.I just wanna know why do people hate it all of a sudden.
All of a sudden? Where have you been? People stopped liking Pokmon in 1999, and it just went downhill from there. There are still PokFans out there, but not as many lovers as there are haters. I think, like Blade stated, people don't like the show because of the happy message it sends out. After all, the show is aimed at young audiences. I do know a few people who like the games. My neighbor always asks to borrow my Sapphire Version, and my friend in school was playing the Red version in June.

Jacob Madrox
July 7th, 2004, 09:30 PM
Pokemon Haters, this is a great topic, and argument. I don't seem to understand why people don't like pokemon, I love them, I absolutely love Skarmory too, I actually will restart my game if I cant catch one. anyway, back to the haters....These people, that hate these magical creatures....They just don't understand the concept of "fun" it's all for fun, and those people that diss me or you, whoever may be reading this, they just have a deepening sadness inside of them, wherever it may be inside them.

jynx
July 7th, 2004, 10:16 PM
That Carole Boston Weatheford is racist to Japanese ppl, and doesn't like the fact that Pokemon is more popular than American cartoons.
So she published a news article saying that Pokemon is racist! =.=
And tried to ban Pokemon in US, but failed, though she banned one Pokemon from the cartoon.
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Some silly ppl think that Pokemon is violent...
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A lot of B***ish people show repel to Japanese cartoons.
So do some A*****an ppl.
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Many ppl think that Pokemon is evil, because they are monsters/ have "super power"/ looks strange...
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In India, Pokemon is claimed to be the fact of money lost. As the children spent most of their money on Pokemon, so Pokemon is now banned in India.
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In Muslim countries, Pokemon is claimed to be the reason why the children cannot focus when praying.
So Pokemon is also banned in most Muslim countries.
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Jacob Madrox
July 7th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Many ppl think that Pokemon is evil, because they are monsters/ have "super power"/ looks strange...

and those people are probably the same people who dissed harry potter when it finally came to america. Simply put, some people who don't like pokemon hate it because it is a Japanese creation, and they are silly racists.

jynx
July 8th, 2004, 01:51 AM
Exactly!
Those racists r definately NOT true christians though!

www.avid.com
July 8th, 2004, 04:56 AM
From a famous "Animation 1999 vol.36" magazine
Top 10 reasons to Dislike Pokemon:
1)The game itself is very cheap, even for a game boy game. The graphics,animation and sound are all very uninspiried. Their is no plot besides a weak plot to beat your rival, aparently they throught the level building (or as they call it "training") would be enough. Of course they where wrong. I hear how great the game is, I used to own pokemon red, I beat the weak *** plot in 3 weeks of that time, then I sold it.


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2)the TV show, this is used to premote pokemon to people to further optomize their profit. The show itself is very poorly done, at first it was okay, but it's been going down so much new pokemon and new characters are popping up every episode. It's going down pretty sadly if you ask me.


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3)People and pokemon, somehow the game and show combined have an acute side effect on people. After watching the show and playing the video game the fans seem to lose the fragile grip on reality, half convinced that pokemon is real. Pokemon has brainwashed people, turning them into weirdeos that entertain a conversation without mentioning their prescious game cartrage or TV show, If you disagree with you in an way they will blow up and go completely beserk.


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4) the card game. Do I even have to talk aganst this? The cards are like drugs, produced for maybe 25 cents a sheet and sold at 4-5 dollars. The cards are little more than another way to leech money out of people by applying the cute little creatures to cards and selling them. It worked well, pokemon cards raked in money. As for the buyers, they have fought amonst themselves, school yards have banned them and parents should consider it before buying them.


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5) The creatures. The pokemon themselves are just a scam to get the public eye. Looking at them, notice all of them are either cute and cuddly or are powerful looking and big. The pokemon are just puppets to "aww" the brainless masses into buying this junk.


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6)The N64 games. I mean how bad can It get? using a system you think you'd get better results right? Pokemon stadium brang us even less, I personally was disapointed with the animations feeling they could have put more effort into it, but more the point this game delivers even less than the pokemon game boy game did. It's the same thing, all you do is fight, now you don't have anything to do BUT fight.


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7)Now about pokemon snap. The whole game ruined a good idea, I myself would like to see other companies make a nature safari game using the same gaming engine. But the game is not only short and brief, it's incredibly pointless.


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8)The movie, It was not nearly as good as some other anime movies. I also found the plot to be very hohum, an evil pokemon comes and you have to defeat it. If thats not old I don't know what is.


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9)The merchindice. I talked about pokemon cards, but this goes far beyond that. The pokemon merchindice is fanatical, their are pokemon canned foods,candies,stickers,toys,books,posters,t-shirts and just about everything imaginable. The limit to how far it streches is mind boggling


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10)The whole pokemon thing is just trying to start over again by adding more pokemon and new characters to the show, It seems to be working as the pokemon fans are eating it right up. It may not end soon enough but hopefully pokemon will be ended soon.

jynx
July 8th, 2004, 05:50 AM
Huh? So many spelling mistakes in a magazine?
What kind of junk magazine that is!
That magazine's gonna b one of the worst 10!

~Ozy~
July 8th, 2004, 09:49 AM
Alright, here's my basic deconstruction of that "article:"
1)The game itself is very cheap, even for a game boy game. The graphics,animation and sound are all very uninspiried. Their is no plot besides a weak plot to beat your rival, aparently they throught the level building (or as they call it "training") would be enough. Of course they where wrong. I hear how great the game is, I used to own pokemon red, I beat the weak *** plot in 3 weeks of that time, then I sold it.
Ah, I see, so games that allow the player an incredible amount of choice and customization suddenly have weak plots? Granted, Pokemon never had a strong one, but it diddn't need it. The game itself, and the thrill of battle, of earning a new badge could keep people gong for a good while. And really, does this person have any idea of what your average Gameboy RPG looks like? Really, weak graphics and music? It appears that they've done nothing more than look at a couple screenshots, played it a bit and made a mistaken final judgement. And don't you just love the sweeping generalization of "level building would be enough. Of course, they were wrong." Good God, how many of you can remember the first Pokemon you raised to level 100 all on your own, with no rare candies. I know I can. I still remember the exact date, time, number of hours clocked on my game, and exact location. It's a euphoria I've rarely felt since.

2)the TV show, this is used to premote pokemon to people to further optomize their profit. The show itself is very poorly done, at first it was okay, but it's been going down so much new pokemon and new characters are popping up every episode. It's going down pretty sadly if you ask me.
Well, yes, they have a somewhat valid point here, the show is a marketing tool designed to make more money for Nintendo. I assume that Marvel still produces X-Men comics so that fanboys/girls can enjoy them? Now really, all corporations are out to make money and Nintendo is no different. They saw they had a phenom here and pounced at the oppourtunity. Yes, the animation quality in the early episodes is poor, but that never really mattered to most of us, I'd wager. We loved seeing the battles and such, most of us hated Gary for being such a jerk to a good trainer, and we wanted to see Ash and Misty's relationship go somewhere. Most of us were 10-12 at the time, what would you expect? Pokemon was never meant to be a thought-provoking drama or anything, it was meant to be something to enjoy for a quick 30 minutes on a Saturday morning. And of course they're going to introduce new Pokemon and spend time on that, as stated above, it's a marketing tool.

3)People and pokemon, somehow the game and show combined have an acute side effect on people. After watching the show and playing the video game the fans seem to lose the fragile grip on reality, half convinced that pokemon is real. Pokemon has brainwashed people, turning them into weirdeos that entertain a conversation without mentioning their prescious game cartrage or TV show, If you disagree with you in an way they will blow up and go completely beserk.
Hmmm, I never lost my grip on reality until a brief stage where I stopped likeing Pokemon. Where did this person get the "information" that Pokemon causes loss of a firmn grip on reality? And I personally never went beserk on the people wwho insulted Pkemon straight to my face, I'd say that it was a matter of opinion, walk away, and continue playing Yellow in peace.

4) the card game. Do I even have to talk aganst this? The cards are like drugs, produced for maybe 25 cents a sheet and sold at 4-5 dollars. The cards are little more than another way to leech money out of people by applying the cute little creatures to cards and selling them. It worked well, pokemon cards raked in money. As for the buyers, they have fought amonst themselves, school yards have banned them and parents should consider it before buying them.
Again, of course it's a marketing tool. But furthermore, I found the card game fun. Did this person ever consider that people do things because they find them fun? Fuirthermore, I never payed $5 for an individual card that wasn't well worth putting in my deck. I'd also like to see the source they used for this information, it would really help credulity.

5) The creatures. The pokemon themselves are just a scam to get the public eye. Looking at them, notice all of them are either cute and cuddly or are powerful looking and big. The pokemon are just puppets to "aww" the brainless masses into buying this junk.
Really? The first time I ever saw Squritle, widely regarded as one of the "cute" Pokemon, on my Gameboy, I thought he was butt-ugly. And again, of course they're going to design them to appeal to people, of course they need something that will market well. Otherwise it wouldn't really sell, would it now? It's for the same basic reason that all the female characters from X-Men wear skintight outfits for the most part.

6)The N64 games. I mean how bad can It get? using a system you think you'd get better results right? Pokemon stadium brang us even less, I personally was disapointed with the animations feeling they could have put more effort into it, but more the point this game delivers even less than the pokemon game boy game did. It's the same thing, all you do is fight, now you don't have anything to do BUT fight.
And it's called "Stadium" for that reason, you battle your Pokemon in a stadium. Furthermore, there are the mini-games to keep you occupied when you've had a battle overload. To be honest, I never expected much out of the Stadium games, I saw them as something fun to play while you needed to kill some time, not as a long, hardcore, Final Fantasy-type endeavor.

7)Now about pokemon snap. The whole game ruined a good idea, I myself would like to see other companies make a nature safari game using the same gaming engine. But the game is not only short and brief, it's incredibly pointless.
Snap never really appealed to me, but it did to some because it was fun. Furthermore, they say they'd like to see other "safari" type games, but at the end say it's "pointless." They appear to be basing the entire fact that it seems pointless to them on the inclusion of Pokemon.

8)The movie, It was not nearly as good as some other anime movies. I also found the plot to be very hohum, an evil pokemon comes and you have to defeat it. If thats not old I don't know what is.
Now really, did the author pay any attention to the movie? Did they even see it? It was an indictment of human arrogance. Furthermore, Mewtwo was never defeated, he saw that human's aren't all bad and decided to leave them in peace. Ash died in the movie for Christ's sakes, to save the Pokemon, both clone and natural. Doesn't sound like the kind of thing that someone trying to defeat an evil Poke-clone would do, no? Of course the end of the dub developed into a bunch of pretentious, moral BS, but I didn't really expect anything else, seeing as how it was targeted at a younger audience.

9)The merchindice. I talked about pokemon cards, but this goes far beyond that. The pokemon merchindice is fanatical, their are pokemon canned foods,candies,stickers,toys,books,posters,t-shirts and just about everything imaginable. The limit to how far it streches is mind boggling
And most of this merchandise disgusted he real fans of Pokemon. I know it did me. But American companies wanted a piece of the pie too, so the got a lisencing deal with Nintendo, slapped a Pikachu sticker on a cheap backpack, and viola! It's instant money!

10)The whole pokemon thing is just trying to start over again by adding more pokemon and new characters to the show, It seems to be working as the pokemon fans are eating it right up. It may not end soon enough but hopefully pokemon will be ended soon.
Again, corporations want money. Nintendo saw they still had a market and so they jumped at the chance to continue it. How would that be done? By making an entirely new game, moving the TV seires into that game's world, and adding new Pokemon. As long as Pokemon has a sufficient fanbase, Nintendo will continue the series.

Jeremy
July 8th, 2004, 12:05 PM
The creatures looking like demons yadda yadda. Has those racists look at Yu-Gi-Oh! lately? XD

Timbjerr
July 8th, 2004, 03:25 PM
I would comment on avid.com's post, but it appears that The Adamant Dodger already did it, thus saving me another ranty post. XD

what is at www.avid.com (http://www.avid.com)?

Pogiforce-14
July 8th, 2004, 04:38 PM
Certain people in the world feed off antagonizing others. They know that many people have a great liking to many different pokemon things, form the game to the show to teh cards. They take this knowledge, try to sound smart, and try to get under our skin just because they like to stir up trouble.

They may try to put pokemon down, but I think they are being very unsuccessful. The new show has a larger number of veiwers than before, although I can't prove it, merchandizing is back up, cards sales are going up ( again can't prove it.) But I can prove that the pokemon toys are now being sold in Walmart, whic hasn't been done since back when it was a major fad in 1999. myself I own four of the new toys, still in their boxes and hanging on teh wall. The haters can mock me all they want. I would just raise my nose at them, share a few peices of my mind with them, and go about my business.

Rose Flame
July 8th, 2004, 04:49 PM
I don't know as the haters mock us because they want to stir up trouble (unless they have a personal problem with someone who happens to like pokemon). I think that they just genuinely think it's stupid, or (as someone said earlier) they're going along with the crowd. Of course, there probably are some out there who get their kicks from antagonizing others.

Jacob Madrox
July 8th, 2004, 05:10 PM
Some religious people say that Pikachu was created after the Devil. Because his tail is like the devils
I wish that was true, if it was, I would have grabbed a pikachu and never let go! :P

Eliana
July 8th, 2004, 05:42 PM
Oh ya Arabs are against pokemon

BladeForever
July 8th, 2004, 06:33 PM
Well it all falls down to how people view things... we cant stop them from hating pokemon.. and they cant stop us from liking it. =/ I would just ignore how other's feel about it, and be on my way. Cant forget that we all like different things, so weither there saying it's stupid because other's did, or not, it's still how they feel about it. So why dont we all just be happy and let them waste there time trying to set us down? ^_^

~Blade~

Eliana
July 8th, 2004, 06:52 PM
Yup! its what they think! and its a free worold (lol) people have a right to their opinions.

Rose Flame
July 8th, 2004, 07:06 PM
I agree with that. But, sometimes, it just makes everything more pleasant if people keep their opinions to themselves once in a while (referring to the pokemon haters). After all, its not really necessary for them to tell us how stupid or boring it is. If we watch it or play it and it makes us happy, than what's wrong with that, you know? Granted, I think everyone should voice their opinion, but its not necessary to flame what you don't like.

asher_son_of_ash
July 9th, 2004, 12:24 AM
Oh ya Arabs are against pokemon

WRONG!! I live in the United Arab Emirates and here the people LOVE Pokemon. [Okay. So there are a couple of PokeHaters that might want to kill me] The only Arab country that are against Pokemon is Saudi Arabia. They choip off your head with just a word of Pokemon. x_X

However, Pokemon is mosrtly hated worldwide due to the possible argument that Pokemon contains violence and animal abuse. "Pokemon battle each other because the trainers want to have more money." "It is a form of gambling," and all that. o.o;

jynx
July 9th, 2004, 05:20 AM
Originally Posted by eliana
Oh ya Arabs are against pokemon
Eliana! No stereotypes please!
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The show itself is very poorly done, at first it was okay, but it's been going down so much new pokemon and new characters are popping up every episode.
Poorly done? You think your A****can cartoons are any better than that? At least your drawings look disgusting!

Too much characters? Excuse me, but have you seen such thing called Digimon?
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People and pokemon, somehow the game and show combined have an acute side effect on people. After watching the show and playing the video game the fans seem to lose the fragile grip on reality, half convinced that pokemon is real. Pokemon has brainwashed people, turning them into weirdeos that entertain a conversation without mentioning their prescious game cartrage or TV show, If you disagree with you in an way they will blow up and go completely beserk.
Oh...what a stereotype!

Half convinced that Pokemon is real?
How can Pokemon not be real when it is already created?
At least, the word Pokemon exists!
Pokemon exist, so it is real. Only that it exists as toys and games, I mean it is still identified as real. How can you play pokemon if Pokemon is not real?
The game is already released, it is a fact that it is real! Only that they are not living creatures in actual life!
Use your brain before you speak(or type)!
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The creatures. The pokemon themselves are just a scam to get the public eye. Looking at them, notice all of them are either cute and cuddly or are powerful looking and big. The pokemon are just puppets to "aww" the brainless masses into buying this junk.
I'm afraid that you are the real brainless one instead of us!
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The N64 games. I mean how bad can It get? using a system you think you'd get better results right? Pokemon stadium brang us even less, I personally was disapointed with the animations feeling they could have put more effort into it, but more the point this game delivers even less than the pokemon game boy game did. It's the same thing, all you do is fight, now you don't have anything to do BUT fight.
Better than your violent games with blood and death and porn and everything!
Fight? You think Pokemon fight? Ha ha! What a joke! Pokemon fight!? Its only a situation for them to have exercise, have some fun, make friends, and to learn. Not to kill each other. Pokemon never kills!
Oh my good lord! The animal kingdom is just so much more violence than Pokemon is!
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Now about pokemon snap. The whole game ruined a good idea, I myself would like to see other companies make a nature safari game using the same gaming engine. But the game is not only short and brief, it's incredibly pointless.
Other companies? African Safari game? Oh well, why don't YOU yourself make a pointFUL African Safari Game yourself?
Show me what you got!
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The game itself is very cheap, even for a game boy game. The graphics,animation and sound are all very uninspiried.
Cheap? Don't you notice that Pokemon games are one of the most expensive ones amongst Gameboy games?
Uninspired? Why don't you get to draw your own?
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Their is no plot besides a weak plot to beat your rival
Better than those online games! (e.g. Hungry Snake, Volley Ball, Wack A Staff)
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This magazine is really rubbish! I mean, how many spelling mistakes it has?
Besides, most of the facts are indeed wrong.

Pincushion
July 9th, 2004, 05:48 AM
Anyone must be mad to not like Pokemon, anyway its there loss, i think some people don't like it because pokemon don't take drugs and don't kill each other, there for being nice, and some people in this world can't handle the fact the world would be a better place if everyone was nice and POKEMON WERE REAL !

jynx
July 9th, 2004, 06:18 AM
Anyone must be mad to not like Pokemon, anyway its there loss, i think some people don't like it because pokemon don't take drugs and don't kill each other, there for being nice, and some people in this world can't handle the fact the world would be a better place if everyone was nice and POKEMON WERE REAL !
No no no no no...
People can have their own choices. People have the freedom to choose what they like or not.

But hurting other people is not nice! (That's what they did! =.=)

Although I claim that it is a loss for young children not to start playing Pokemon when they were young, because they will find themselves struggling with Biology and Maths when they get older!
It is also true that keep playing Pokemon can get your biology knowledge keep constant.

Pincushion
July 9th, 2004, 07:50 AM
Im not saying you should drop out of school to play Pokemon games and stuff, but i think the prgrams better than alot, as it doesn't entrouduce younger children into things like that!

Ryoutarou
July 9th, 2004, 08:33 AM
No no no no no...
People can have their own choices. People have the freedom to choose what they like or not.

But hurting other people is not nice! (That's what they did! =.=)

Although I claim that it is a loss for young children not to start playing Pokemon when they were young, because they will find themselves struggling with Biology and Maths when they get older!
It is also true that keep playing Pokemon can get your biology knowledge keep constant.
So preytell how is pokemon gonna help with math? Sure it gets down adding and subs...but what you learn that in the first grade. As much as anyone around here i love anime and manga and pokemon but even I have to say it's just a show. It shouldent become some type of lifestyle you dont want to become and otaku over this, trust me noone ever wants to be called a otaku. STill you say people have the right to say what they feel, and that they shouldent push their opions on to other people. BUT your doing the same thing insulting other post ok your being way to hypocritetical for your own good.

jynx
July 9th, 2004, 11:43 PM
Because you only play Pokemon in a way that most Pokemon fans do.
You haven't go into further Pokemon calculations.
Further Pokemon calculations include:
1binary
2.16nary (forgot what its English is)
3. Rounding off
4. Square numbers
5. Square roots
6. Divide and multiply
7. and there's MORE!
Which I'll tell you later

asher_son_of_ash
July 9th, 2004, 11:46 PM
Because you only play Pokemon in a way that most Pokemon fans do.
You haven't go into further Pokemon calculations.
Further Pokemon calculations include:
1binary
2.16nary (forgot what its English is)
3. Rounding off
4. Square numbers
5. Square roots
6. Divide and multiply
7. and there's MORE!
Which I'll tell you later

How's does Pokemon teach us those stuff, again? o.O;

Ryoutarou
July 10th, 2004, 08:07 AM
and you know by the time your in the 6th grade you have ti know most of that. So tell me again what are the chances a 10 or 8 years old are going to sit through an entire game?

LiGray3.141
October 30th, 2011, 07:11 AM
That Carole Boston Weatheford is racist to Japanese ppl, and doesn't like the fact that Pokemon is more popular than American cartoons.
So she published a news article saying that Pokemon is racist! =.=
And tried to ban Pokemon in US, but failed, though she banned one Pokemon from the cartoon.
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Some silly ppl think that Pokemon is violent...
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A lot of B***ish people show repel to Japanese cartoons.
So do some A*****an ppl.
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Many ppl think that Pokemon is evil, because they are monsters/ have "super power"/ looks strange...
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In India, Pokemon is claimed to be the fact of money lost. As the children spent most of their money on Pokemon, so Pokemon is now banned in India.
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In Muslim countries, Pokemon is claimed to be the reason why the children cannot focus when praying.
So Pokemon is also banned in most Muslim countries.
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Oh, what now, Beyblade is occult because they're named after constellations?
I happen to love constellations, and I have not been possessed by the devil.:cer_giggle::14::fr::mudkip;)::t379::t201-b::t378::P:shocked::t258::t386::t226::t236::t321::t039::t341::t202::t308::t212::t361::t233::t152::t201-o::t201-f::t186::t165::t352::t166::t267::t267::t081::t385::t343::t227::t137::t281::t377:

Volcanix769
November 6th, 2011, 05:09 AM
Yes, I saw that some people rant about Pokemon, saying that it's stupid, it's for babies, whatever. But to me, all people can enjoy watching and playing Pokemon. I played Pokemon ever since I was 5 and that I still like playing it. And that really, people hate pokemon because it changes too much. It changes every 2-4 years. And that No matter what happens to Pokemon, it's still a good game and good anime to watch. And that every season it improves, but that Pokemon Master Quest and the Hoenn adventures were good, and over and over, the pokemon seem to get better each generation, despite the team running out of ideas making new pokemon.

Caine
November 6th, 2011, 05:31 AM
Well if you mean 'Why do people hate Pokemon', then it is probably because they feel it is socially unacceptable to like it and therefore hid it, or because it just isn't the kind of thing they enjoy. I personally dislike Generation V, although I may come round eventually.

Crimson5M
November 6th, 2011, 05:43 AM
Because they're Christians. Pokemon is made by the devil.
No offence to Christians.

The Slowpoke Kid
November 6th, 2011, 05:52 AM
Because they just remember it from when they were a kid, ergo - It's childish. when in reality, if they gave it a fair shot they'd fall in love with it all over again.

Tyewatson
November 6th, 2011, 05:57 AM
I think a lot of people see it as for children only and its true that the makers of Pokémon look at the targeted audience which is kids however it feels like they are still with the hardcore fans seeing as they've made the games a little more than kids games with EV and IV training and tournaments.

Pokémon TCG is pretty popular too however most little kids don't know how to play it.

The people who hate Pokémon are people that usually don't like mainstream things or maybe they are sick of people their age playing it.

I think people are going to hate on anything that comes out that is popular.

Hikamaru
November 6th, 2011, 06:06 AM
My advice to people out there:

You're never too old for Pokemon.

I'm 19 and I still love Pokemon.

The Slowpoke Kid
November 6th, 2011, 06:13 AM
I'm 20 and I still play pokemon all the time and I have a number of friends my age that also play, battle, and trade pokemon with me. Age is irrelevant, if pokemon is around when I'm 40 I'll still be playing with the same gusto I did when I was 10.

Snivy063
November 6th, 2011, 06:14 AM
Anyone has the right to play Pokemon, age doesn't matter. People makes such a big fuss about it! :'x

Volcanix769
November 6th, 2011, 06:23 AM
Yeah, it does target kids. But most people started playing pokemon when they were kids, and that when they get older, most of them can't stop playing it. I'm 13 and that I still play it.

Caine
November 6th, 2011, 06:28 AM
Because they're Christians. Pokemon is made by the devil.
No offence to Christians.

I'm a Christian, I love Pokemon. How is that relevant?

Oryx
November 6th, 2011, 06:33 AM
Um..some people hate it just because they don't like it. Not everyone likes the same things, it's not necessary for someone to like Pokemon just because you do.

Volcanix769
November 6th, 2011, 06:45 AM
Dude....... WTF? I am just talking about how good it is. @Princessbubblegum fan

Oryx
November 6th, 2011, 07:02 AM
Thread said "Why do people hate Pokemon". You said in your first post that in your opinion everyone can enjoy Pokemon. I'm disagreeing with that statement and replying to your thread topic because not everyone is required to like Pokemon just because you do. For a lot of people it doesn't have to do with them giving it a chance or something, they just...don't like Pokemon.

Lezza
November 6th, 2011, 07:09 AM
It was so funny in Art, There is this guy who annoys me alot and he said, Why do you like pokemon. Its for babies, then miss came along and said my son plays pokemon and I quite like it. LoL

Volcanix769
November 6th, 2011, 07:26 AM
Yeah, I do agree Princessbubblegum fan. But I'm just saying that Pokemon doesn't have the right to be hated.

Lezzie, yeah, I do hate the way so much people at my middle school hate Pokemon, one friend in real life unadded me on Facebook because I like Pokemon. I just don't talk about it much so I won't get laughed at.

Oryx
November 6th, 2011, 07:30 AM
Sure it does, everything has the right to be hated. Just like you don't want people judging you based on you liking Pokemon, try not to judge the people that hate Pokemon :3

P.S. Name's Toujours :x

linkinpark187
November 6th, 2011, 07:46 AM
I'm 25. That hasn't stopped me from playing Pokémon. Not entirely sure why, at this point, everyone still sees it as childish, though. Although, as others have mentioned, it could have something to do with the fact that they played as kids and still see it as that "little kid's" game. It is, by far, no longer that, though, as it has become much more complicated than it's ancestors, Red, Blue, and Green.

Cassino
November 6th, 2011, 07:47 AM
Because it's not the in-thing. The trend has come and died (during people's childhoods, hence the 'it's childish' perception), the majority have moved on to other trends that have since become equally rediculous to them, each in turn. That's how popular culture goes; can only leave them to it.

OriginGiratina
November 7th, 2011, 07:52 AM
Games don't have age, some people have old brain. I'm 15 (and Christian lol) and I still play often. I keep it a secret, however, from the people and some friends and I would want it to target older people

war rock exe
November 7th, 2011, 08:56 AM
Because they're Christians. Pokemon is made by the devil.
No offence to Christians.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHY!!! We had this huge commotion at my church because of pokemon and they said it was evil.


I agree

Avishka
November 7th, 2011, 09:24 AM
You are never too old for Pokemon.
my dad hates pokemon bcuz he thinks that it is for babies
many of my friend's parents also thinks that so my friends don't play it anymore.
btw when i play Pokemon in front of him he sometimes cannot stop laughing lol

You are never too old for Pokemon.
my dad hates pokemon bcuz he thinks that it is for babies
many of my friend's parents also thinks that so my friends don't play it anymore.
btw when i play Pokemon in front of him he sometimes cannot stop laughing lol