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Shadow Umbreon
November 15th, 2005, 10:25 PM
...when do yout think Pokmon will reach its end?

Over the past years I thought Pokmon was slowing down but now I realize it is just gaining more and more momentum. I think it will go for another good 5 to 7 years then fade out slowly.

charizard_maa
November 16th, 2005, 04:58 AM
That could be true. Pokemon is gaining more land here among the younger ages. Which makes me feel a bit old about this. Pokemon will go on for at least 10 more years. We will know when Pokemon is dieing when this site starts going down in memebers.

R_S
November 16th, 2005, 06:27 AM
i believe that pokemon is still doing well but as the years go by pokemon will become less and less popular because the people that were born when pokemon came out will be older and will no longer like pokemon and the children that were born after pokemon will like newer animes and card games rather than pokemon.

Cybex Mewtwo
November 16th, 2005, 08:03 AM
Well, pokemon is a franchise that may never die. it could be a long while before it reaches its' end.

eX.A.K.R.
November 16th, 2005, 08:18 AM
I don't think it will die, but will instead go down as a classic that never really dies. Just look at the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise; it's been 15 years and is still going strong despite apparenty dying a few times (the late 1990's come to mind), and has really gone down as a true classic.

Synchronize
November 16th, 2005, 08:37 AM
I'm sure it will die, as no one is going to go through 751 pokemon. But they can at least make it more interesting in the process.

[Technya]
November 16th, 2005, 09:11 AM
I don't think it will die, but will instead go down as a classic that never really dies. Just look at the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise; it's been 15 years and is still going strong despite apparenty dying a few times (the late 1990's come to mind), and has really gone down as a true classic.
*nods*
Agreed. That has been the issue with Sonic the Hedgehog and to be honest even though Pokmon has well slowed down in terms of popularity there are still plenty of Pokfans out there who refuse to let it die. I think Pokmon will go down as a classic.

Kid Frost
November 16th, 2005, 12:45 PM
Hope i doesn't die i like (still) pokemon

crystal_mew
November 16th, 2005, 01:00 PM
I'm not a Poke'mon fan myself, anymore anyways. At these rates, it will surely go down. However, it won't completly die. It's been on for a while, and what I'm thinking is that it'll just go down as a classic. Like Ping-pong, Pacman, Sonic the Hedgehog and all that good stuff. There's plenty of Poke'mon fans, apparently, to keep it breathin'.

RSL
November 16th, 2005, 03:25 PM
You know Pokemon is gonna die when Ash's Pikachu evolves to Raichu.;)
It may also mean that Nintendo is going out of business.:P

Hinoshi-chan
November 16th, 2005, 03:31 PM
I wish It dies soon, and yes, I am a pokemon fan Its because it will become over-rated and will start to suck more...eek, but it will go down as one of the best Classics EVER!

devilicious
November 16th, 2005, 04:02 PM
Ah yes, it will die. Sooner or later, it will.
Notice how some people are still fans of the NES, even though it is... well... old.
Pokmon will die one day, even with some fans or not. If you neglect that, it's because you can't see new "fads" are coming.

Karisuma-Teichou
November 16th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Well it's last this long and as long as they keep coming up with new ideas it may take a long time.

Sapphire
November 16th, 2005, 04:06 PM
I can see it never really die-ing...I'll be talking to my great grandchildren about the newest episode! XD I mean, in Japan the battle frontier season started a little while ago...and, arn't there games coming out for the ds? It'll be something like Final Fantasy, it just doesn't die XD and if it lives, that's awesome cause It makes me feel important that I was there when it started...hah...eh..

Torchic_and_Pichu
November 16th, 2005, 05:19 PM
I personally think they should have at least a couple more "seasons" and new characters. They should just complete the 4th generation of Pokemon, and then keep all the Pokemon. I hope they will release Pokemon Diaomnd and Pearl on GameBoy SP.

jc_rcw
November 16th, 2005, 05:31 PM
It will die, but we would remember all the moments we had playing, watching, reading, or anything we did with pokemon.

Shadow Umbreon
November 16th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Yeah, a lot of people would miss it, but you konw they would play reruns forever, I mean do you know how long ago that DBZ endend and they are still playing reruns.

Charizard_Fire_God
November 17th, 2005, 05:21 AM
Pkmn ain't ganna die, ever. Yeah, it'll "settle down", but it'll neer die. It has earned its place up there with tha most memorable of all cartoons/animes ever, tch, an' will still be around, even 50 years after it's stopped bein' as popular as it has so far. And who knows, many years after no more eps an' movies come out somebody might revive the anime... ah, wouldn't I wanna be tha one ta do it... there's SOOOO much I could add ta it... ... ...then again, maybe not. Lol, it'd probably become R-rated. XD
It will die, but we would remember all the moments we had playing, watching, reading, or anything we did with pokemon.
Lol, yeah, tch, some things I do with pkmn ain't never ganna end. And as long as that's ganna be so, nothing's ganna take pkmn away from me, ever! ^__________^

Charaxes
November 17th, 2005, 12:23 PM
I think if Pokemon was going to die, would have already. No, now, it's a niche, no longer the insane popular as it was in 99-00. It's muted underground and if you look around, you'll see the fanbase. With spikes in popularity now and then (R/S) and then back to business.

So yeah, and Japan is still cranking all that out, so the demand is still there. Our ride ended at 01, but we're still going strong. It's not as overwhelming but it's there. There is certainly enough of an intellectual interest to pique interest and want to know more.

So yeah, it's hit cult favorite status. How about that?

Oh yeah, Deviru, I just played my NES a few nights ago in a bender. Best game system ever as far as I'm concerned. Hee.

- Cool Trainer Nick -
November 17th, 2005, 02:30 PM
Yeah pokemons gonna die , just like every other phase eventually.

devilicious
November 17th, 2005, 03:24 PM
So yeah, it's hit cult favorite status. How about that?

Oh yeah, Deviru, I just played my NES a few nights ago in a bender. Best game system ever as far as I'm concerned. Hee.

Don't they have a Pokmon Holiday at Japan, or something like that?

I always play some NES games at Animal Crossing. :P
Anyway, that is exactly what I was saying. Some people will still like even if it die. And meh. (I just didn't want to go much offtopic. >_>)

Dragonfree
November 17th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Pokmon isn't going to "die" any more than Mario. Sure, not a fad anymore - hasn't been for quite a few years - but fat chance it's ever going to be forgotten.

Shadow Umbreon
November 17th, 2005, 06:57 PM
Pokmon isn't going to "die" any more than Mario. Sure, not a fad anymore - hasn't been for quite a few years - but fat chance it's ever going to be forgotten.True, I forgot about mario...

Crystal Clair
November 17th, 2005, 07:09 PM
I also think Pokemon will become a classic and never fade out, though I doubt the cast will always be there. I bet one day they'll start all over again and reintroduce Pokemon with new characters that reflect the old one's personalities, either that or just change the cast but keep the characters.
I know Pokemon wont fade out because it would have by now.
And I must point out a quote in the past that is now hysterical.
It's Pokemon the First movie, it's probably the last one too XD
*Looks at the new seasons coming and the EIGHTH movie title* I wonder how the people who said those things are reacting now!

Neko64
November 18th, 2005, 03:59 AM
Originally posted by Deviruchi
Ah yes, it will die. Sooner or later, it will.
Notice how some people are still fans of the NES, even though it is... well... old.
Pokmon will die one day, even with some fans or not. If you neglect that, it's because you can't see new "fads" are coming.

Actually, your the one whose blinded here XD *dies*

You don't understand that when something is popular IT STAYS. Like Mario or Nintendo or something like that *dies again* Pokemon would be waaayy over by now if it wasn't for all them fans in Japan and such X3 Xbox was popular and look, Xbox360 XDD *brick'd* Even if Pokemon does get really crappy in the end, it will always stay as long as there are fans out there.

(cause we alll know that Nintendo only does it for teh moonuh XD)

Ibuberu
November 18th, 2005, 04:54 AM
Yes,if pokemon were to die out,I suppose it would've died out a long time ago.Yet,it still manages to stay popular and all.^^

Though,I guess it will fade eventually,everything fades,sooner or later.But I don't think everyone will forget about it,it won't die out completely.It'll go down as a....what you call?Classic.Yup.
Having so many fans,how could it die out just like that,and not even be remembered?o_O

And,yeah,who could forget Mario and Sonic??XD

Light_Azumarill
November 18th, 2005, 08:48 AM
Eh... Pokemon is, as many said, something that will be around for a long while to come, yet won't ever be as it once was. It's like the flagship character for 4Kids, who is quickly becoming quite the booming business. It has connections in the game, card, and toy industries still. It's also still quite popular amongst the kiddies. I saw a group of kindergarteners the other day in my Mom's classroom that were all pretending to be pokemon.

I think of it as Power Rangers. It will never be the same as it was, but it just keeps chugging along. o.o Like the Energizer bunny.

devilicious
November 19th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Actually, your the one whose blinded here XD *dies*

You don't understand that when something is popular IT STAYS. Like Mario or Nintendo or something like that *dies again* Pokemon would be waaayy over by now if it wasn't for all them fans in Japan and such X3 Xbox was popular and look, Xbox360 XDD *brick'd* Even if Pokemon does get really crappy in the end, it will always stay as long as there are fans out there.

(cause we alll know that Nintendo only does it for teh moonuh XD)

Sorry, but, Pokmon is dead like Mario: Everyone who liked them still likes, Nintendo still gets money with them, but none are the fads they were before. You are the blind one here if you tell me Pokmon, Mario, Sonic and etc still have the many fans they had before. I didn't say they were dead, I said they will, one and each day, become less popular than they are now. Not that Nintendo will stop selling Pokmon games tomorrow, but some people here completely misunderstood what I meant. Peace.

Charaxes
November 19th, 2005, 12:43 PM
As I said and Deviru says, there is a fine between niche popularity and insane popularity.

Of course in Pokemon's case, it was mismanaged by WB and somewhat Nintendo for milking it too fast. So I don't blame the product, I just blame the managers. Heh.

Chiru
November 19th, 2005, 03:18 PM
It will probably continue to lose popularity, but as long as it still has a fanbase and games are still being made it's really not "dead". I agree that it has a very good chance of becoming a classic like Mario, Sonic, Zelda, Final Fantasy, etc. However, I think we should actually HOPE that they find a good time to stop making games. After we get about 700,000 Pokemon the games will grow old and it will be impossible to remember all the species. If they keep making games without adding the Pokemon, though, we'll more than likely begin to get bored with just the ones we have now. I love the concept of the Pokemon world, but I personally think that there are ways that they could have set up the games to prevent this repetition. At this rate, the games will eventually become exactly like the anime is now. However, I plan to stick to Pokemon at least until it completely falls apart ^^. And I'm actually happy that it's not insanely popular anymore; extremely popular things tend to get on my nerves.

This is kind of offtopic, but it certainly seems like Pokemon will outlive Digimon (if it hasn't already). It's still too early to say if it'll outlive YGO or not though.

Gaaradon Of The Dessert
November 20th, 2005, 10:10 AM
i hope it doesnt fade away..:(

Nedrag Terces12
November 20th, 2005, 12:47 PM
as long as the creators can keep thinking up of new sets of 150 pokemon and new areas(but i'd say leave the characters, like ash, misty, and brock) and then keep making the games based off of those, then it can keep going forever. as long as there's new fans out there, they're always going to keep going. i mean, pokemon is a tv series, similar to other cartoons out there. it all comes down to the creator(s). I mean, being a fan of it since it first was created, i think all these new series and new 150 pokemon are kind of getting repetitive, but new fans won't think so until they experience it all.

nick-xx
November 23rd, 2005, 05:39 AM
the children can like newer anime but for example the series of tomb raider is game that started around 1995 and is continuing to make new adventures like the pokemon (i know that one thing that can be limited is the number of pokemon for the pokdex )the newer pokemon games will need more pokemon than the 368 pokemon in the ruby or shappire;)