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Miss Doronjo
March 28th, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Baby Pokémon are the lowest stage of Pokemon evolution. The concept was introduced in Generation II, along with breeding which is typically the only way to obtain them.

How do you feel about the baby pokemon? Do you like them? Were they nessesary, or not? Do you have an especially favourite / least favourite baby pokemon? Are there any baby pokemon you feel that "aren't" baby pokemon at all?

To give you a list of baby pokemon:

Pichu
Cleffa
Igglypuff
Togepi
Tyrouge
Smoochum
Elekid
Magby
Wynaut
Budew
Azurill
Chingling
Bonsly
Mime Jr.
Happiny
Munchlax
Riolu
Mantyke

Aquacorde
March 28th, 2011, 03:39 PM
Man I hate baby Pokemon. They're rather useless and kind of ugly. Really all the're around to do is be "cute" (which I don't find them to be) and learn egg moves. And make completing the PokeDex that much more painful.

But I don't really think Togepi is a baby Pokemon, simply for the reason that it was introduced in the same generation as its next evolution. I guess Riolu too, then.
And Wynaut for some reason never seemed like a baby Pokemon to me.

But I totally dislike Happiny- man is it ugly- and Igglybuff- it's a demon, look at its eyes. And it's ugly.

Cleffa I don't mind.

mew_nani
March 28th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Aww... but I always thought Igglybuff was cute.....

I like Baby Pokemon in general. Pichu is adorable, as is a lot of them. Plus they give their evolutions the chance to obtain moves that might be obtainable otherwise. (Lucario is unable to learn Screech unless it is retained from it's initial form, Riolu.) The same goes with Charm and Sweet Kiss, in Pikachu's case. And did I not mention that they're cute? :3

Yurusumaji
March 28th, 2011, 05:53 PM
My favorite is Pichu and I happen to really like baby Pokémon. Yeah, I guess they are "just cute" but it's a kid's game. The baby Pokémon appeal to the crowd of young girls.

They can also obtain egg moves and learn moves their middle evolutions can't learn, which can make the end result that much stronger if you choose to train your baby Pokémon.

Aquacorde
March 28th, 2011, 06:00 PM
...but I and my friends were all young girls when the Johto babies were introduced. We all hated them. :|
I really don't see the appeal, unless for egg moves as I said before.

Oryx
March 28th, 2011, 06:07 PM
When I was young and they were first introduced, sure, I thought they were cute, but I had made the connection in my head that cute means not powerful, so there was no way I was going to use any of them, lol.

fenyx4
March 28th, 2011, 06:22 PM
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Baby Pokémon are the lowest stage of Pokemon evolution. The concept was introduced in Generation II, along with breeding which is typically the only way to obtain them.

How do you feel about the baby pokemon? Do you like them? Were they nessesary, or not? Do you have an especially favourite / least favourite baby pokemon? Are there any baby pokemon you feel that "aren't" baby pokemon at all?

To give you a list of baby pokemon:

Pichu
Cleffa
Igglypuff
Togepi
Tyrouge
Smoochum
Elekid
Magby
Wynaut
Budew
Azurill
Chingling
Bonsly
Mime Jr.
Happiny
Munchlax
Riolu
Mantyke

Hmm...I don't consider Tyrogue, Munchlax, and Mime Jr. as actual baby Pokemon. Mantyke and Bonsly are odd cases...they're baby Pokemon, but at the same time they're not, mostly due to their size and the "two-stage"ness of their evolutionary lines.

Riolu shouldn't be in the PokeDex. AT ALL. It attempted to make a "cute" Lucario and pretty much failed - Lucario was fine stand-alone.

I only like baby Pokemon due to "cuteness"...as a mechanic, they're unnecessarily. Every baby Pokemon past Generation 2 brings MORE unneeded Incenses that are only used during breeding and typically have better battle item alternatives.

I like Pichu because it somehow made Pikachu even cuter, but it's frequent appearances are getting a bit much. The Pichu Brothers were a clever, mischievous duo, and wasn't pushing anything. Subsequently, we also received Pichu in Smash Bros. (when Pikachu was ALREADY there, getting its moveset cloned), Notched-Ear Pichu, Shiny Pichu (event-associated), and Ukulele Pichu. SIX Pichu. The Pichu Bros. were enough.

Igglybuff's eyes look freaking creepy.

I like how Baby Pokemon permit for more three-stage evolutionary lines, but the fact that some moves are exclusive to them only (where not even their evolutions can obtain those certain moves) is a bit of a annoying Scrappy Mechanic.

jynx
March 28th, 2011, 07:37 PM
I love baby Pokes...I think they are cute
Apart from Happiny--why does Chansey need a baby?

Misheard Whisper
March 29th, 2011, 12:12 AM
Ew no. They're fugly. Especially all the little pink fluffball-things.

Mantyke was OK. It's kinda cute, I guess, but the rest . . . no. Just no.

PlatinumDude
March 29th, 2011, 01:57 AM
Baby Pokemon are for advertising the cute aspects for Pokemon I guess. My favorite baby Pokemon are Elekid and Riolu.

Mr Cat Dog
March 29th, 2011, 07:33 AM
Not particularly fond of any of them. I guess it makes sense from a developmental point of view to introduce the concept of breeding and have some 'baby' Pokemon to go along with it, but now that we're stuck with it, the baby critters that are coming out of this feel uninspired, too cutesy and feel like an attempt to cash in on the limited fanbase for baby Pokemon. If they were useful for something in their own right, rather than as a means to an end for egg moves or what have you, then I could tolerate them more e.g. if they learned good moves that their evolved forms couldn't, but they don't, so I don't care for them which way or the other.

Saryka
March 29th, 2011, 11:09 AM
I can't stand baby Pokémon. They're cute (...I guess :/), but that's all they are, really. Completely useless otherwise. You're just going to evolve them into their main forms, so why they even bothered including them as pre-evos I'll never understand. I guess they're good for marketing but there's nothing else about them that's particularly interesting or useful.

tjb90
March 31st, 2011, 05:04 AM
I like them. They are pretty cool. They are pretty cute little things. It is cool that some Pokemon have baby forms.

Cartz Ketchum
March 31st, 2011, 06:59 AM
I love baby pokemon, I loooovveeee togepi so much. I think that its a proud day when you get 2 pokemon they breed you get the baby pokemon and get it to its final stage of evolve.

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
April 2nd, 2011, 11:53 AM
I'm not a fan of baby pokémon - I don't really find them cute :\ Exceptions would be Azurill and a couple others I think look more cool than cute.

King Gumball
April 4th, 2011, 01:39 AM
Man I hate baby Pokemon. They're rather useless and kind of ugly. Really all the're around to do is be "cute" (which I don't find them to be) and learn egg moves. And make completing the PokeDex that much more painful.

But I don't really think Togepi is a baby Pokemon, simply for the reason that it was introduced in the same generation as its next evolution. I guess Riolu too, then.
And Wynaut for some reason never seemed like a baby Pokemon to me.

But I totally dislike Happiny- man is it ugly- and Igglybuff- it's a demon, look at its eyes. And it's ugly.

Cleffa I don't mind.

:pink_disbelief:.........

Whhaaa!!

Happiny and Igglybuff are like the cutest D: And baby pokemon rock, they are so cute );

I love all the baby pokemon and my favourite is Igglybuff followed by Happiny.

danno 507
April 7th, 2011, 08:03 AM
I like them...they add alot of cuteness to the game. :P