Pokémon Sprite Discussion [from RBYG to XY]
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March 5th, 2010 (12:12 PM).
Originally Posted by
Time to do some Haunter Comparisons:
Surprisingly, this isn't entirely horrendous. It bares a resemblence to what it's supposed to be (as opposed to the horror that is Pidgeot). The pose is decent, and the grin is just creepy (like it should be).
This isn't so bad either, for a Green sprite. It is very similiar to the Red/Blue sprite, which is a rarity where Green is concerned. Haunter's right (its) hand looks a lil' wonky, and I don't like the pupil position. All in all a nice sprite, but it lacks the imposing nature of Red/Blue.
This is one of my personal favorites out of the classic color games. This is when Haunter really starts to resemble its later brethern, and it's the first time we see the mouth colored like it ought to be. This is also the first time Haunter looses a finger. The creepy nature is kept well, and I just like this.
This sprite isn't so bad, and personally I like it moreso than the Silver sprite. Some of the creepy nature is kind of lost, but it still holds up just enough to say "Yeah, I'm a Ghost Type". We finally get to see more than one color (purple) for glows and highlights. Awesome.
Ew. I never did like Silver's rendition of Haunter. Here, it looks more-so like an ugly, deranged nutcase than a creepy floating head that eats your soul. He really DOES look like he wants to eat your soul, but it just doesn't quite fit.
I'm very glad that they used the Gold sprite for animations in Crystal. Still, this isn't a really good one. Here, Haunter totally looses that creepy feel and just looks more ticked off than anything. And WHAT is that hand doing...?
HEY! HAUNTER! You got your missing pinky finger back! Good job! Really, this GenIII sprite isn't so bad. Haunter regains the creepy factor somewhat and doesn't look like a total dork in the process (
This animation is a bit better than Crystal's, but it kind of gives me headaches if I watch it loop for too long. I guess they're trying to make him fade out quickly or something, and I like the reaching out hand, but the flashing could've been fixed up.
... What? No, really, what? I love the hands (still retaining four fingers), but the overall body sprite for Haunter just... kind of looses the feel it had in RSE. I can't tell you exactly what I don't like about it, but I can tell you that I don't like it. Not to mention the spikes on the left (its) side of the body look a little disproportionate.
This is my favorite out of the DPPt trio. Haunter regains the creepiness, even if he does loose a finger in the process. The body is a lil' fatter than I remember, but that seems to look okay here.
If memory serves me correctly, this is the second frame of the DP animation. It serves to remind me that I don't like the fact that Haunter is portrayed with three fingers. It just looks... bizzare. More bizzare than creepy, frankly. THe bottom spike, the one that makes up the tip of Haunter's bottom half, looks a little too curvy too.
This one had to grow on me, but its not too bad. The pose is a little off (it's looking more to the far-right of its line of sight than over at its opponent), but the hand positioning and body are decent. It's sad to see the glow officially gone from this sprite, but it's okay as a whole.
I wish Haunter had four fingers and stayed that way (seriously, why is a finger missing between generations?) Three fingers makes it look unnatural in a fat, stubby way, which is lost to a lean, sharp look when there is the present pinky finger.
•Some of the creepieness helped when Haunter had black with violet highlights. I like all the sprites due to the presence of purple, since I like purple, but having a darker official color would've been lovely right from the get-go and going through to HGSS.
•The Jack-o-lantern mouth will always be awesome, no matter how zigzaggy the mouth is drawn.
In summation... really, this isn't too bad of a line-up. There are things that could be tweeked a bit more in each generation, but there aren't really too many abominations (
like Green Executor
Alright now , I have a lot to say !
First , Haunter always kinda had a special place in my heart (DAMN the Anime -'_-) and I never actually cared for it in the game . Now that I look at these four/three fingered beast with purple outlines and a posture that's gonna eat , your soul , it kinda remembers me of my childhood .
So yeah , my favourite is the HGSS . It's facing down (in a really creepy way) and its hands are pretty off the body , like they're searching for a victim 0__O .
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Yeah, now that you guys mentiom it, some of the RSE sprites did NOT do justice to the pokes. Here are some natable examples, and how they were fixed:
RS. Looks kinda ok, but pretty stupid compared to the anime.
E. Pretty pointless.
DPPt. Now THAT my friends, is progress.
RS. EWW! This sprite makes swampert's tail look like an appendage of his right form, which makes it oddly asymmetrical.
E. Reinforces the above theory.
DPPt. IMO, that's simply brilliant. Though it looks way better with the new animations, gives it a totally "funky" feel.
Hey guys, any clue why Bulbapedia has animated sprites for Emerald pokes, for PtHGSS trainers, but not for DPPtHGSS pokes? It's just plain odd :-/
Awww , yeah the Blaziken . Its sprite really wasn't a bomb in the games , but for me it was and IS a great Pokemon . That DPPtHGSS Sprite is pretty overconfindent of himself too , which makes him more badass .
Wow , Swampert is plain ugly in RSEFRLG . I never noticed his sprite , and the DPPtHGSS really revamps it nicely !
Awww , I dunno about that question , but there are some sites which have all frames . I don't really know which and I am too lazy to find them ...
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woo i wanna compare magikarp
wow, it dosnt suck
im turning a corner
im yellow and jumping for joy
man, can i look down for once?
well at least im sideways
wigglin my fins
ok, now im dead
more crap animation
im finally normal
YES! IM FINALLY FACING DOWN!
back to sideways...-___-
i think hgss is best
Ahahaha , that IS the funniest comparison EVER !
Really the fact that they put it SIDEWAYS
(Again ...) in Pt. makes him look like that pic of a SNES Mario game ... Ahahaa , he's red .
Also , I think that Yellow is the best . Yes curse me , but Magikarp looks plain badass and ... pretty dead ?
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