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The Red Chain
January 22nd, 2011, 03:41 PM
So I was looking around here on PC for a bit and saw Pikachu's animation in someone's signature. I fell in love with it right away! <333 The way it dances is awwwwwwwwww. ^___^

http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/025.gif

Then I realized while watching this little mouse dance that the old sprite/animation discussion ended back in November, so here I am bringing it back!
Oh and Doreida's sprite/animation is another favorite of mine~.

http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/549.gif

What is your favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?
What is your least favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?
If you could change any Pokemon's animation, which one(s) and how? Why?
Do you think the full-body [on most Pokemon] animation was a good idea? If not, why?

I'll post back later with my own answers! Enjoy!

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
January 22nd, 2011, 03:50 PM
I was beginning to think what an odd thread this is by the title,I like Kyogre and Rayquaza's new animations the best
Ps: how do you get those sprite from so I can post the ones I'm discussing about :)
I think the full body is fine, I always wanted them to have the whole back sprite not just a part of it.

PlatinumDude
January 22nd, 2011, 05:59 PM
What is your favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?: Cofagrigus (for the way it withdraws its hands and face into its body), Dokkora (for the way it tosses its plank around), Reuniclus, Embpar, Zuruggu
What is your least favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?: Daikenki
If you could change any Pokemon's animation, which one(s) and how? Why?: For Daikenki, it should've appeared to be roaring on occasion because of how plain its current animation is.
Do you think the full-body [on most Pokemon] animation was a good idea? If not, why?: It's a good idea because sometimes it's boring to see the Pokemon frozen in place after it's been sent out from the ball.

Forever
January 22nd, 2011, 06:52 PM
Just so nobody forgets, general sprite discussion goes here (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=185180).

Lemme think umm, these animations seem somewhat bad in terms of quality (I'm not sure, but something about how they move makes the edges of them look bad). But, what I do like most is that it's so easy to tell B/W animations because they're completely hilarious. I do like Vanilluxe's (oh no I'm using the names), since it sprays out ice which looks awesome and surprisingly I don't like Galvantula's as a whole but I... only like it cause it makes me laugh. XD I'll think of more later.

Andrut
January 23rd, 2011, 01:45 AM
What is your favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?: Lilligant. I don't know why, but i just like it.
What is your least favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?: Eelektross. I haven't expected it would jump in such clumsy way.
If you could change any Pokemon's animation, which one(s) and how? Why?: Eelektross. I don't know for what, but i'm sure its animation is absolutely horrible.
Do you think the full-body [on most Pokemon] animation was a good idea? If not, why?: I really love the animations. ^^ They add something new to the game.

Zorua
January 23rd, 2011, 06:55 AM
Doredia's animation would continue to be my favorite, along with Hydreigon's/Sazandora's animation. ♥

If I could change any pokemon's animation, I guess it would be Archeos'. I mean, I guess it's not bad but at least it should do something cool and threatening like Hydreigon, right? D:

And I don't see why the full body thing is a bad idea, but that's just me. :(

Kaori
January 23rd, 2011, 07:30 AM
What is your favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?
Out of all the Pokémon sprites and sprite animations, I would have to say Lilligant/Doredia's would be my favorite. Not only because it happens to be my favorite Gen V Pokémon, but the animation makes it seem so blissful. n_n

What is your least favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?
I don't really have a least favorite animation/sprite out of them all, mainly because I haven't memorized a whole lot of their animations so I couldn't really critic on them very well.

If you could change any Pokemon's animation, which one(s) and how? Why?
Do you think the full-body [on most Pokemon] animation was a good idea? If not, why?
Like the above reason, I wouldn't really want to change any of their animations from what I've seen so far. As for the full-body animation on Pokémon, I don't really mind that at all.

Erufuun
January 23rd, 2011, 08:10 AM
I still Love Victini's the best~ <3333 Looks all cute hopping around like a little bunny. ^^ <3333

Vrai
January 23rd, 2011, 08:43 AM
What is your favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon? Escavalier! :D http://arkeis.com/images/animations/589.gif
...it looks like it's doing something naughty. :>
What is your least favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon? I dunno, I like most of them. I haven't seen all of them, though.
If you could change any Pokemon's animation, which one(s) and how? Why? Uhhhhh I have no idea. :[
Do you think the full-body [on most Pokemon] animation was a good idea? If not, why? Yeah, I think it was an amazing idea. I mean, it kind of gets boring to just see the same ol' cardboard cutouts jiggling to attack each other...

Perrie ✿
January 23rd, 2011, 07:50 PM
Omg;; I absolutely love the animated sprites; for some reason I've fell in love with these 2;
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/267.gif
I love how it moves and randomly flutters from side to side<3

http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/269.gif
I love how it's little legs move and also the same reason as ^

The 100 Mega Shock
January 24th, 2011, 03:20 AM
Lemme think umm, these animations seem somewhat bad in terms of quality (I'm not sure, but something about how they move makes the edges of them look bad).

Most of the animation is done by auto-rotating limbs, which massively cuts down on the work compared to pixel-by-pixel animating when we're talking about over 600 Pokémon. It has the side effect of distorting the outlines and generally looking choppy.

The Red Chain
January 25th, 2011, 05:53 AM
I still Love Victini's the best~ <3333 Looks all cute hopping around like a little bunny. ^^ <3333/legasp
OMG, how could I forget Victini?! ;___;
Wow I feel bad now... I'll post his sprite because that truly is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. <33
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/494.gif

Futachimaru and Mijumaru have some really awesome animations too! [though Miju's is more cute than awesome]

http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/501.gif http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/502.gif

Futa looks ready to hurt someone when it picks up that shell. XD

Trap-Eds
January 25th, 2011, 05:06 PM
I'm gonna hafta play a zillion times and see all six hundred and something-something to know for sure. But I know Trapinch and Vibrava's and Flygon's are awesome. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxuvIqEEAlg) I also love how you can FINALLY see all of the Mon in backsprites!! :D

ManhattanTheStarr
January 25th, 2011, 06:10 PM
What is your favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?

Out of all the 5th generation Pokemon, probably Scrafty/Zuruzukin or Whimsicott/Erufuun:
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/560.gif http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/547.gif

I just like how Whimsicott's fur thingy bounces whenever it moves, and how Scrafty moves around before it jumps. :B

What is your least favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?

LILLIGANT (Doredia). It's just... not cute at all. >< It looks plain awkward when it bounces around, and moves it's... arms. Bleh, it's hideous, IMO. Dx

If you could change any Pokemon's animation, which one(s) and how? Why?

You know those Pokemon that you'd expect to open their mouths every once in a while during their animations, but don't? Yeah, those are the ones. T_T The only Pokemon I could really think of atm, are Hippopotas, Gulpin, Camerupt, Glalie... and a whole buncha others. :x

Do you think the full-body [on most Pokemon] animation was a good idea? If not, why?

Y'know, at first... I HATED it. It just looked so weird to me. But I quickly got used to it, and now love how I no longer have to see only the top of certain Pokemon's bodies (*cough* Mamoswine and Camerupt >.>).

But yeah, I'm really enjoying the animated sprites thing. I'm just curious to whether GF will make new animations each generation, or just keep reusing the ones we have now. D:

Haowakeorden
January 25th, 2011, 07:57 PM
I'm not making any judgments yet on the quality of sprite animations.


Do you think the full-body [on most Pokemon] animation was a good idea? If not, why?
But I will say that this was a good idea. It was the natural thing to do after adding animations to when Pokémon enter battle. It makes the Pokémon appear much more like actual creatures rather than just pieces of data, if that made any sense at all.

The Red Chain
January 26th, 2011, 03:05 AM
There's a couple animations that I think are really ridiculous, but I can only remember one right now. So, in my least liked section is where this guy is going :

http://arkeis.com/images/animations/621.gif

I don't like his design at all, and I thought for sure he'd redeem it with his animation but he just.. looks so stupid... ._.;

Regeneration
January 26th, 2011, 03:23 AM
I never seem to notice animations, but this one caught my eye:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/ce/Spr_5b_559.png
It is simply hilarious. XD

Espuwott
February 3rd, 2011, 05:23 AM
Wow amazing and for you Trap-Eds if you come back online:
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/389.gifhttp://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/479.gifhttp://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/330.gifhttp://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/248.gifhttp://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/212.gifhttp://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/395.gif

Esper
February 3rd, 2011, 08:17 AM
I never seem to notice animations, but this one caught my eye:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/ce/Spr_5b_559.png
It is simply hilarious. XD
Can't say that I remember what a lot of them look like, but this one definitely sticks out in my mind. It's nice that they've animated all of them, but this is one where it actually adds something extra to the sprite. It just wouldn't work without the animation.

Livewire
February 3rd, 2011, 09:05 AM
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/635.gif

I still love Hydreigon's animation, mostly because of his biting hands/heads. XD Looking pretty fierce.

As for Scrafty, well it's cute and all, with his pants issue, xD but still not a favorite.

Ooka
February 3rd, 2011, 11:13 AM
I'm also a big fan of http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/560.gif. He's all cracked out.

iNinja
February 3rd, 2011, 04:32 PM
Hands down
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/272.gif
JOLLY DANCE.
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/439.gif
I just like this one.
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/202.gif
Wobbuffet is like, NU-UH.
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/089.gif
And Muk is like, Ay wassup homie?

Ratty524
February 3rd, 2011, 10:12 PM
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/424.gif
Look at this Ambipom. It's like it's jamming to it's own beat. I wet myself when I saw this animation.

http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/516.gif
This one is just lol. You should watch it when it KOs its opponent. It looks like it's waving that fainted pokemon goodbye.

As for full body animation, I definitely like it. It feels more life-like then the static crap in the previous games.

rlyn99
February 3rd, 2011, 10:20 PM
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/625.gif
looks like he's teabagging :/http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/486.gif
looks like he's doing a weird dance :)

Rawrinism
February 3rd, 2011, 10:29 PM
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/182.gif
I just love Bellossom's animation! It's so adorable with it's little dance. :3

http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/175.gif
So cute when it's trying to fly! x3

http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/465.gif
Tangrowth looks pretty funny when it shakes it's hips. :p

http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/463.gif
Oh yeah! It's dancing like the pros. ;)

Forever
February 4th, 2011, 01:55 AM
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/175.gif
So cute when it's trying to fly! x3


Aww, adorable! A lot of the older animations have been given a lot more personality in B/W, which is great. I just need to get over my issue of the animations not having the greatest quality since that can't be changed ;;.

http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/625.gif
looks like he's teabagging :/

Uhhh not sure that's entirely appropriate. >____>;

Alternative
February 4th, 2011, 06:58 AM
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/584.gif
"HURR DURR I GOT LITTLE ICE ARMS AND POOF ICE SMOKE CHIMNEY BRO!"
<3

Perrie ✿
February 4th, 2011, 07:50 AM
I was looking over at the animated place thingy. :x
And seeing that Togepi one a few posts up made me <3333 So I looked for the other two.

http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/176.gif

OH MAI DAYZZZZ it dances. Thread should be re-named Dance Togetic Dance!
I mean seriously though, its shaking those hips!

Togekiss is boring, but cute :3
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/468.gif

rlyn99
February 4th, 2011, 08:06 PM
http://www.arkeis.com/images/animations/571.gif
looks like a reloading scene from COD :3

Wobbuffet
March 2nd, 2011, 05:20 PM
Im not directly complaining about the sprites but what kinda irks me is that some pokemon have theese awesome, completely new sprites, yet some pokemon are pretty much the same sprite from d\p just with some added movement. i mean even I the GREAT WOBBUFFET am jus ta d\p sprite wobbeling back and forth, cmon nintendo, make me look like in Battle revolution and make me stand in my right position and SALITE. other than that the sprites are awesome

Forever
March 2nd, 2011, 05:50 PM
Im not directly complaining about the sprites but what kinda irks me is that some pokemon have theese awesome, completely new sprites, yet some pokemon are pretty much the same sprite from d\p just with some added movement. i mean even I the GREAT WOBBUFFET am jus ta d\p sprite wobbeling back and forth, cmon nintendo, make me look like in Battle revolution and make me stand in my right position and SALITE. other than that the sprites are awesome

Then why is it your avatar?

Merged with our sprites discussion thread.~

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
March 2nd, 2011, 05:59 PM
I like the way Zekrom tail glow...I wish they did that with the lines on the legendary Titans (the weather trio)...

King Gumball
March 2nd, 2011, 07:01 PM
Although I like the animations for almost every pokemon, I don't like how the pixels shift so much when the move :/ It is really distracting and makes me think about the animations negatively :(

Fushigidane-Chan
March 2nd, 2011, 07:03 PM
Hm, the backsprites could be a little less pixel-y, but yeah, that minor issue aside, I absolutely love the animated sprites. Definitely my most favorite addition in Black and White, and it's such a huge improvement over those awful 2-frame animations from Emerald, Platinum, and HGSS.

Going through the Battle Subway's Super Single Line is the best way to experience some of these sprites firsthand, by the way.

King Gumball
March 2nd, 2011, 07:06 PM
Hm, the backsprites could be a little less pixel-y, but yeah, that minor issue aside, I absolutely love the animated sprites. Definitely my most favorite addition in Black and White, and it's such a huge improvement over those awful 2-frame animations from Emerald, Platinum, and HGSS.

Yeah they are definitely pretty sexy, but yeah I just find the pixels far too distracting D: They are still cool to watch, but is there an option to turn the animations off? There usually is, because they do go for a long time XD

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
March 2nd, 2011, 07:13 PM
Hopefully they will fix that problem in the the third version :)
One of my favorites is the sprite for Raikou as it was one of the first that I saw :)

Fushigidane-Chan
March 2nd, 2011, 07:14 PM
Yeah they are definitely pretty sexy, but yeah I just find the pixels far too distracting D: They are still cool to watch, but is there an option to turn the animations off? There usually is, because they do go for a long time XD

You can turn off animations, but they only disable the attack animations, not the Pokemon animations, I'm afraid.

Have you played the game yet? I used to find the pixels really distracting when I looked at screenshots, but you don't really notice as much when playing the game, for some reason. XD;;

King Gumball
March 2nd, 2011, 07:16 PM
You can turn off animations, but they only disable the attack animations, not the Pokemon animations, I'm afraid.

Have you played the game yet? I used to find the pixels really distracting when I looked at screenshots, but you don't really notice as much when playing the game, for some reason. XD;;

Aww that sucks DX

Nah I haven't played yet, I will probably, hopefully get used to them when I play though.

JP
March 2nd, 2011, 07:24 PM
Aww that sucks DX

Nah I haven't played yet, I will probably, hopefully get used to them when I play though.

Indeed, what Fushigidane-Chan said happened to me as well. When the screenshots of the game first came out, the pixels for the back sprites looked absolutely horrendous... they still do. Once you start playing the game though, you tend to forget about it. Granted, if you keep paying attention to it, there's a good chance it'll continue to bother you. :P

Barn
March 2nd, 2011, 07:24 PM
I love these! What I especially like is how they have full body back animations too - not just the front ones for your opponents. I hate just seeing those static heads of the Pokemon I'm using. x.x

Forever
March 21st, 2011, 06:42 AM
Okay after playing through, the most amusing animation was by far either Palpitoad or Stunfisk. One, because Palpitoad makes a stupid face you can't help laughing at, while Stunfisk... it giggles at you almost. It's very amusing. XD

The 100 Mega Shock
March 21st, 2011, 07:00 AM
Im not directly complaining about the sprites but what kinda irks me is that some pokemon have theese awesome, completely new sprites, yet some pokemon are pretty much the same sprite from d\p just with some added movement. i mean even I the GREAT WOBBUFFET am jus ta d\p sprite wobbeling back and forth, cmon nintendo, make me look like in Battle revolution and make me stand in my right position and SALITE. other than that the sprites are awesome

New Pokémon sprites were drawn based on an order of priority for what needed new sprites the most.

Nearly every Hoenn Pokémon was redrawn because they'd had the same sprites since D/P came out, then many Kanto Pokémon had new sprites for whatever reason, while most Johto and Shinnoh Pokémon were not given completely new sprites because they'd both recently had the most work given to their sprites drawn in Platinum and HG/SS.

The remaining time that they could spare was spent giving any Pokémon a new sprite if they currently had none that were suitable for animating (e.g Weavile).

.EJ
March 21st, 2011, 08:20 AM
Has anybody noticed that sometimes your pokemon look huge from behind?

Serperior was ridiculous when I first saw him from behind.

King Gumball
March 21st, 2011, 09:33 PM
Okay after playing through, the most amusing animation was by far either Palpitoad or Stunfisk. One, because Palpitoad makes a stupid face you can't help laughing at, while Stunfisk... it giggles at you almost. It's very amusing. XD

I wanted was going to post about that DX yeah I love Stunfisk animation the best. I LOVE ITS WEIRD BLINK!! So strange and adorable, I love battling them XD

I like Palpitoad too, I like how it sort of wiggles with that funny face XD Its pre evo looks cool too jumping everywhere.

vaporeon7
March 22nd, 2011, 03:45 AM
Meowth's is pretty cool. Scratch attack FTW.
http://imgboot.com/images/aragornbird/052.gif

lamby101
March 22nd, 2011, 03:54 AM
My favourite so far is Excadrill, it was the first poke I thought of when reading the question, which is you favourite.

lunemoon
March 25th, 2011, 03:38 PM
I love Victini's little hoppy-dance-thingy, felt like it was taunting me when I was trying to catch it.

I've also got to mention this:
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/crimson-lune/156.gif
I found it quite amusing when I first saw it. Especially from the back XD

King Gumball
April 4th, 2011, 02:40 AM
I absolutely love Horsea's new animation <3 It's little mouth moving like it is sucking a dummy is cute and I like how it moves it's flippers too!

Kendosis
April 4th, 2011, 07:46 AM
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/034/f/a/escavalier_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38oyof.gif
Get freaky with me !

Eurydice
April 4th, 2011, 09:20 AM
What is your favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?
hmmm my favorite would have to be deino
What is your least favorite animation/sprite out of all the Pokemon?
the elemental monkeys especially simisage
If you could change any Pokemon's animation, which one(s) and how? Why?
idk i dont really pay that much attention to them
Do you think the full-body [on most Pokemon] animation was a good idea? If not, why?
yes i love seeing them move around most of them have cute/cool animations

Neiko Star
April 4th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Escavalier's is just...what.

King Gumball
April 5th, 2011, 01:10 AM
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/034/f/a/escavalier_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38oyof.gif
Get freaky with me !


Lolololl reminds me of Duff Man off the Simpsons XD What a random animation...

PlatinumDude
April 6th, 2011, 01:10 AM
http://imgboot.com/images/aragornbird/595.gif
Joltik looks so hyper, yet its frames don't show it doing much. And when it sleeps, it sleeps with its eyes open (tried it with Munna's Yawn).

http://imgboot.com/images/aragornbird/597.gif
(note: This isn't the actual animation's speed; it's a bit faster in the game)
I like the way Ferroseed spins, but when it spins too fast, it makes my eyes hurt.

shengar
April 6th, 2011, 02:04 AM
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/034/f/a/escavalier_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38oyof.gif
Get freaky with me !

That is kinda disturbing actually.....

fenyx4
April 6th, 2011, 11:44 PM
http://imgboot.com/images/aragornbird/156.gifhttp://imgboot.com/images/aragornbird/485.gif

Um...Quilava and Heatran's animations are a bit...suggestive... (blame Sydian for showing them to me >_>).

http://imgboot.com/images/aragornbird/467.gif
And also, Magmortar. WUT. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FlatWhat) That's all it does? "Huh-huh-huh hurr durr me so big me constipated."
-_- I was expecting something like cocking/charging its cannon threateningly at the opposing Pokemon, like the Pt/HGSS sprites depict!
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/8/81/Spr_4p_467.png

Magmortar's BW front animation is fail. T_T Pt/HGSS sprites were so much better.