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Old July 31st, 2012 (6:07 AM).
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Digimon are created by taking an animal, covering it with thousands of weapons, spikes, armor, and markings, and calling it *something*-mon. These names are very uncreative, in contrast to Pokemon's witty names. Pokemon also, in appearance, are based off of real creatures, for the most part, and retain a fantasy appeal. Digimon are just giant robots. It's also obvious that Digimon was created to compete with Pokemon, but in that it failed miserably.

Digimon isn't even close to being a good Pokemon knockoff. Just compare a few creatures and note the differences. While Digimon have to resort to spikes, robotic limbs, armor, masks, markings, and all this other crap, Pokemon is much more simple in that regard.

Another thing that sticks out about Digimon is the color schemes. The color scheme of a Digimon is almost always random, and without any reason. Pokemon, though, have meaningful color schemes, or at least ones that look good together. Although some of the newer Pokemon exhibit Digimon-like traits (Black and White Kyurem, anyone?), I doubt that Pokemon will ever get quite as bad as Digimon.
This post just screams bias and baseless assumptions. Digimon is full of weapons, spikes and armor and aren't based on real creatures? They're uncreative? (which is so hilarious since we're also taking Pokemon into consideration)That's wrong, so wrong. And created only to compete with Pokemon? That's illogical considering Digimon started as a virtual pet toy. I'm not gonna even bother with the rest your rather unprofound statements.

Anyway Digimon for me. Pokemon just isn't all that appealing for me anymore, and is always "same-y". I feel Digimon always got something entirely new.

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Old July 31st, 2012 (8:19 AM).
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I became more of a Digimon Fan since I lost my Heartgold game - But I have Mewtwo on Pokemon Red which NOTHING CAN MATCH.

I'd say they're equal.

But actually, Digimon came first until they're first game was cancelled and was put up for sales in 1997, 4 years later.
Old July 31st, 2012 (1:05 PM).
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..you're asking that question in a Pokemon Forum...really....

I prefer Digimon when it comes to the anime, but Pokemon wins by a landslide in games.
Old July 31st, 2012 (7:58 PM).
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POKEMON! Why would I not choose POKEMON??!!

I don't freaking get anything about digimon all I know is all Digimon's have mon on the end of their names... xD

So it'll be POKEMON!
Old July 31st, 2012 (8:56 PM).
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digimon was better in the old days. That was during its anime season 1-3/4 and when everyone was playing with the old digivices (ver 1-11?)

then everything went downhill from there. hated the newer shows (altough the latest one seems okay)

pokemon has always been decent throughout but digimon IMO has a stronger showing during its heyday.

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The only Digimon thing I had was Digimon World. Quite good.

But this is what we need to decide:

Who has the best Games and
Who has the best Anime.
Old August 17th, 2012 (12:15 PM).
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I would have to say in terms of games Pokemon is certainly better, in terms of anime Digimon definitely has a more interesting and varying storyline, i only usually watch Pokemon for nostalgic reasons whereas Digimon can actually be interesting as well
Old August 17th, 2012 (12:39 PM).
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both franchises are good in their own ways. Pokemon has a great collection of pokemon games and I've always enjoyed the digimon anime.

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Old August 17th, 2012 (4:10 PM).
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Easy one. I've played most of the major Digimon games (World 1-3 + Data Squad, DS ones), and they were great, but hey can't really beat the Pokemon games IMO. Digimon World 3 was a close call, but it had some serious issues, like being to hard in some parts (aka requires a lot grinding) and sizes of Digimon were ridiculous, like some small Digimons were as big as Angemon. The DS games and Data Squad improved a lot, but in I think they never really surpassed the third one. They looked better, played better, but DW 3 just had something those games don't. tl;dr - Pokemon all the way. As for the anime show, I'd have to go with Digimon. I watched all seasons except for Xros Wars, and they are way better than the Pokemon show. I love Pokemon, but in the terms of directing and actual storyline, Digimon did better. But I am not really fond of Xros Wars (saw two episodes) since they used some fusion things. I don't really like that since Digimon was always about levels (Baby, Child, Adult, Perfect and Ultimate) except for Frontier, but I liked that concept. I guess if I watch it I'll like it. Maybe the concept ain't that bad. tl;dr - Digimon shows win. Original Uncut that is. Not the dubs.

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Old August 25th, 2012 (5:29 AM).
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Both Digimon and Pokemon as anime were gold up until season 2, then I lost interest for both of them. But Pokemon obviously beats Digimon when it comes to games.
Old September 15th, 2012 (9:22 AM).
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I loved teh first Digimon movie
Old September 15th, 2012 (12:49 PM).
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Can people give a good, detailed reason as to why the Pokemon games are better than Digimon instead of just flat out saying it?

I get that Pokemon makes a lot of impacts as a media icon nowadays and is easily accessible, but as games they are completely overrated by the older audience (which I'd argue is because of nostalgia.). Sure, it gets a lot of praise for being a very accessible and easy to get RPG series, and it's warranted. But the whole mechanics are lackluster and predictable that I feel people hype it way too much when it's completely for younger audience. And don't give me that "but competitive battling is deep" stuff, it's not. It doesn't take months to learn about EVs, IVs and Natures like what some people make it seem to be, and strategy is present in all turn based RPGs anyway. Pokemon certainly has strong points that make it a good IP but I feel it's a weak RPG overall.

I will not deny that Digimon games have flaws, because they certainly do, and I have only played two games so my opinion is not biased. But when I played the games I felt, as a general RPG, it was the better one. The gameplay is fresh and something I don't usually see, the level designs were pretty good and the mechanics to getting a Digimon is very thought out and puts an emphasize on managing your team rather than just using your favorite. It's just much more challenging, fun and rewarding.

It's like calling Pokemon better than Final Fantasy III/IV/V/VI/VII/whatever, Persona 1/2/3/4, Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne, Chrono Trigger, etc for all the wrong reasons imo.

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Old September 21st, 2012 (7:46 AM).
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I love them both and grew up watching them religiously. They have special places in my heart for being one of my early "gateways" into anime.

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Old September 22nd, 2012 (6:04 AM).
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Digimon for the anime. As for comparing the Digimon games to Pokemon I have not played the new games since they are only in Japanese so can't say
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Old September 25th, 2012 (5:47 PM).
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I'm going to say Pokemon, I could tolerate Team Rocket doing their motto + blasting off every episode a lot more then 50 Digimon having to Digivolve, but by the same token I'd take the first two seasons of Digimon any day over anything after Season 5 of Pokemon. After Ash battled Gary in the Johto League and they ditched Misty, Pokemon has gone downhill in my opinion. Even when Ash went back to Kanto, we never saw any of the old school characters from Season 1, show just continued with a bunch of fillers and is a chore to even watch for me.

Thing I felt Digimon missed out on was sticking to their core characters, I've always thought it would of been neat to see how the original gang develop in their older years since unlike Pokemon, characters actually aged in that show, lol. Just my opinion though.
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anime digimon was the bomb all other aspects pokemon
Old October 3rd, 2012 (3:22 AM).
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I personally like both, though Digimon really was better anime-wise, ... Now maybe if they made an anime out of the BW2 games with the characters, and around the same lines of the trailer, that may change my mind.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (12:01 PM).
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I'm honestly gonna have to say Digimon here. At first, Pokemon was cool and all, but after a few years it REALLY started to get boring. These days, the only Pokemon games that can actually keep me amused are PMD and, to a lesser extent, Ranger.

When I first discovered Digimon while channel hopping not too long ago, my first reaction was 'Meh. Must be another crappy excuse for a monster anime'. And so, I simply skipped over it. But after actually watching a few eps, I was hooked. After finishing Savers, I watched Tamers and Frontier, and played a few games. In my honest opinion, they were way better than the Pokemon anime, and the games were pretty damn awesome too. And the fact that the Digimon SPOKE made life better. Be honest here, how many of you can understand every word Pikachu says?

The only problems I actually have with Digimon are the fanbase and the first two seasons. I didn't feel the same thing I felt while watching seasons 3, 4 and 5 while watching 1 and 2. But yeah, my vote goes to Digimon. *Dodges tomatoes*
Old October 25th, 2012 (2:19 PM). Edited October 25th, 2012 by Synerjee.
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POKEMON, OF COURSE. <3 who wouldn't agree? This IS Pokecommunity after all. I assume all of you are fans of Pokemon. Or else why would you join? :D

Well, I say this as I'm only a fan of Pokemon. I've never watched an episode of Digimon nor played their games before, so perhaps my vote isn't really fair for this case. Almost my whole childhood has been about Pokemon. Well, I don't know. Maybe I would like Digimon if I've tried? I really wouldn't know. The only thing I've ever played was Digimon Rumble on the PS2. That's not even a real Digimon game, for all I know.
Old November 8th, 2012 (1:41 PM).
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Personally, I feel that Digimon had a much better anime (if the Pokemon Adventures manga had been the anime, then Pokemon would definately win ;]), and Pokemon has much much better video games. Although I did enjoy Digimon World and Digimon Rumble Arena
Old November 11th, 2012 (10:46 AM).
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I can't really give the reasons that Spinosaurus really wants from well ... any of us but in general I would have to say Pokemon. I love both Digimon and Pokemon, but I've fallen out of Digimon more than I have with Pokemon. I've been in the loop when it comes to Pokemon for much longer periods of time than with Digimon and I keep more up to date with it. I don't think it's due to publicity; if I was more into Digimon then I could try hard to keep more up to date with the series and all the new games that are coming out. But I'm not.

Creativity wise I think both Digimon and Pokemon have has their ups and down. Some Digimon are amazing, and some of them make me go 'why did they make this'. The same goes for Pokemon. I'm not really the best one to judge though because I'm a fairly easy to please person and eventually I start liking most monsters in general.

Animation wise I want to say that Digimon is better than Pokemon's. Each season have its own characters and different story line. Something that Pokemon will likely never have. But, in my opinion, Pokemon has that charm that Digimon won't have because it changes characters every season or two. However, this isn't something I can completely say I back up on since I have yet to watch the newer seasons of Digimon.

The same goes for games when it comes to saying which one is better. Obviously, I have played more Pokemon games. I have only played two Digimon games but I did like the concept of both. Someday I do want to see about replaying said games (though it is disappointing that in Digimon World: Dawn I'll have to lose all my Digimon that I have trained). That said, without going into the whole 'nostalgia' deal that I might end up trapping myself into, I can't really say which one is better without playing more Digimon game: a more recent one would even be better so I can judge the two by the latest games and not games as a whole.

That said, I guess you can say that I prefer Pokemon to Digimon because it keeps me intrigued and into the series for longer than Digimon has. Silly, and kind of baseless, and possibly not even a good reason, but alas I think that is really what it comes down to.
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Pokemon: The anime is pretty dull and filled with fillers that are unnecessary for us to watch. But the games are freaking AWESOME.

Digimon: The games are pretty good, and they don't focus on only one type of gaming. And the anime is alot better than Pokemon's. Since they actually ahve a storyline that fits perfectly with the episode before.

IMO: Pokemon: games
Digimon: Animes

But that being said, I enjoy both, so I won't let myself getting bothered by Digimon vs. Pokemon since I enjoy both very much.
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This is being asked on a Pokemon forum, majority of people would say Pokemon ...

But uh, for the show, I'd honestly have to say Digimon, I actually kind of miss the Digimon show. But for the games, Pokemon. To me I really didn't like anything of Digimon besides the show. I liked the toy digi-vices though, they were pretty OK.
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Quote originally posted by SamuJake:
This is being asked on a Pokemon forum, majority of people would say Pokemon ...

But uh, for the show, I'd honestly have to say Digimon, I actually kind of miss the Digimon show. But for the games, Pokemon. To me I really didn't like anything of Digimon besides the show. I liked the toy digi-vices though, they were pretty OK.
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