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Every single time…

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 07:53 PM by Hiroshi Sotomura

A new generation gets announced. Not soon after (or immediately, as of Pokémon Direct) we get the first pictures of the new starter Pokémon. You might get some footage too.

And then you get the knee-jerk reactions.

"The starter designs are horrible"

Sometimes I have to wonder what spurs this reaction. We've gone through this four times already (five if some people didn't like the Johto starters).

What do you really expect? What do you construe as a better design? What will ever appeal to people? We've gone through this every single year.

And every single year someone tries to drag the designs down. Later down the track everyone adapts, loves them, or hates them silently and doesn't pick their non-favourites. Move on already, guys.

Perhaps more worrying is this:

"I do not want to pay for a 3DS"

Why the heck does anyone expect the games on a Nintendo DS? What do you think The Pokémon Company can do, guys? Put it on the DS again when the DS is starting to age, and in fact, was already old when you got your copy of Black 2 and White 2? God forbid it will end up on the PS Vita.
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  1. Old Comment
    Antemortem's Avatar
    Once again, I wish blogs had a like button.

    I find it displeasing the people complain about the designs and then get over it the next day and fall in love with one or two or all of them for some odd reason. I'm not usually a fan of the ugly ones (has anyone seen Froakie?) but I won't write them off because the designs are ~bad~.

    And haha, what are you talking about, Jake? New games obviously have to be made for older systems or they won't sell or something. Everybody knows that. :I
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 07:58 PM by Antemortem Antemortem is offline
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    gunnerpow7's Avatar
    That's why I STILL don't have a DS... ;; I actually said to my parents that they should buy a 3DS instead of a DS since it would have more games to play on! NOW I SEE IT ALL!!!
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 08:07 PM by gunnerpow7 gunnerpow7 is offline
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    Hiroshi Sotomura's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gunnerpow7 View Comment
    That's why I STILL don't have a DS... ;; I actually said to my parents that they should buy a 3DS instead of a DS since it would have more games to play on! NOW I SEE IT ALL!!!
    Guess what? You're not missing out on anything!
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 08:11 PM by Hiroshi Sotomura Hiroshi Sotomura is online now
  4. Old Comment
    Hiroshi Sotomura's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Antemortem View Comment
    Once again, I wish blogs had a like button.

    I find it displeasing the people complain about the designs and then get over it the next day and fall in love with one or two or all of them for some odd reason. I'm not usually a fan of the ugly ones (has anyone seen Froakie?) but I won't write them off because the designs are ~bad~.

    And haha, what are you talking about, Jake? New games obviously have to be made for older systems or they won't sell or something. Everybody knows that. :I
    Sadly we're always gonna have people who will write it off and constantly attempt to make others feel the same way. :\
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 08:12 PM by Hiroshi Sotomura Hiroshi Sotomura is online now
  5. Old Comment
    Elite Four Lucian's Avatar
    I have seen people complain a lot about the starter designs, I've seen it with about every generation except GEN I and GEN II. I think all of the starters have features that make them look appealing. People have the poor misconception of; Oh, I am paying for the game, so I think I should get what I want when it comes to the design of the pokemon and the mechanics of the game. Unfortunately, people are still to ignorant to realize it's not about what they want all the time, fans have SOME input and I put a huge emphasis on SOME on the games design.
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 08:37 PM by Elite Four Lucian Elite Four Lucian is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Team Fail's Avatar
    I'm kinda glad I got a 3DS. I'll be honest, I am not the biggest fan of the starters. They just, for some reason, don't sit right with me, but I do agree with you on the 3DS point. You can't develop on an aging system. You must move on, or else you'll sink.
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 08:53 PM by Team Fail Team Fail is offline
  7. Old Comment
    Blade_of_darkness's Avatar
    I'm not going to comment about the 3DS bit on that, but for the starters, looks & designs don't matter to me. Their stats & move pools do.
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 08:58 PM by Blade_of_darkness Blade_of_darkness is online now
  8. Old Comment
    Jade Espeon's Avatar
    LIKE.

    I agree completely, and I was guilty of this with Trubbish in Gen 5, but I've learned to just love the little guy. Everyone always hates change....but then they fall in love with it. A real fan would push their grievances aside and adapt. <3
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 09:18 PM by Jade Espeon Jade Espeon is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Sydian's Avatar
    Wanna know something fun? There was someone in the RSE remake speculation thread that STILL hopes for RSE remakes. On a DS.
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 09:22 PM by Sydian Sydian is online now
  10. Old Comment
    droomph's Avatar
    "lol omg i totlaay agree wit you

    there have been more lazy pokemon in te pasr genreeation roflmao"

    whenever I read this (on any site) I just want to say "please get away from this site. You really don't belong in the culture here."

    oh and you know what? Hating something like Pokémon is pretty immature for any "grown-up" Pokémon fans. Just deal with it. Come on.
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 09:28 PM by droomph droomph is offline
    Updated January 9th, 2013 at 09:34 PM by droomph
  11. Old Comment
    curiousnathan's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by droomph View Comment
    oh and you know what? Hating something like Pokémon is pretty immature for any "grown-up" Pokémon fans. Just deal with it. Come on.
    Well no, it's not really immature because we all have a right to like/dislike(hate) things. I think the way some people carry on about it is.

    Anyway, I agree. Admittedly, I severely disliked the Unova starters, but this time around, Gen VI's I actually quite like.
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 09:45 PM by curiousnathan curiousnathan is offline
  12. Old Comment
    Hikamaru's Avatar
    I'm glad I got a 3DS in time, just in case.

    But yeah, these starters are cute but not as cute as Oshawott was.
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 09:46 PM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is offline
  13. Old Comment
    Axeliira's Avatar
    agreeagreeagreeagreeagreeagreeagree!!!!

    I mean, who cares about dem complainers. I personally think it's time to move on to the 3DS, and I'm glad that Pokemon finally has a 3DS game. +1 for blog entry. :)
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 09:52 PM by Axeliira Axeliira is offline
  14. Old Comment
    droomph's Avatar
    I imagine we're gonna stick to the 3DS for another eight years and fifteen games where the trend's headed xD
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Curious. View Comment
    Well no, it's not really immature because we all have a right to like/dislike(hate) things. I think the way some people carry on about it is.

    Anyway, I agree. Admittedly, I severely disliked the Unova starters, but this time around, Gen VI's I actually quite like.
    well, "hating" is what these people are doing, I meant. Disliking is an opinion.
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 09:54 PM by droomph droomph is offline
  15. Old Comment
    Kenshin5's Avatar
    Haters Gonna Hate, that's how it always is. I mean if we didn't have people complaining then I think the world would cease to exist as someone always has to find a minute detail they don't favor.

    What I find humorous is the quick reactions of OH I love this pokemon so much or oh its absolutely horrid. I get you may not like it, but changing your opinion of pokemon every minute or so seems absurd.

    And the people complaining about it not being on DS. Sorry but its on Gameboy now you need to downgrade. Honestly people what did you expect? That it would stay on the same system and that if it wasn't that you would just magically be able to play it regardless. Times change, so do systems we have had the DS since 2004 that's honestly enough life for the system. People should be thankful they maintained the franchise on there as long as they did.
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 10:26 PM by Kenshin5 Kenshin5 is offline
  16. Old Comment
    Hikamaru's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Leaf Storm View Comment
    agreeagreeagreeagreeagreeagreeagree!!!!

    I mean, who cares about dem complainers. I personally think it's time to move on to the 3DS, and I'm glad that Pokemon finally has a 3DS game. +1 for blog entry.
    I second what Megan said!
    Posted January 9th, 2013 at 10:27 PM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is offline
  17. Old Comment
    Aphrodite's Avatar
    nah
    still despise the gen five starters
    so
    Posted January 10th, 2013 at 02:35 AM by Aphrodite Aphrodite is offline
  18. Old Comment
    curiousnathan's Avatar
    You can hate without being immature.
    Posted January 10th, 2013 at 02:46 AM by curiousnathan curiousnathan is offline
 

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