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View Poll Results: Birds or beasts!
Bird trio of Kanto 18 50.00%
Beast trio of Johto 18 50.00%
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Old July 19th, 2013 (1:59 AM). Edited July 19th, 2013 by Pikachu.
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I know some call them legendary dogs but we'll call them beasts here because that works!

Do you like the bird trio of Kanto more, or the beast trio of Johto? Remember to state a reason for your opinion in a post!

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definitely birds!!! flying that is the thing that gives the birds the win!!! I dream of riding a Moltres... I'd also like to challenge an Articuno rider or a Zapdos rider to races... anything capable of flying wins!!! especially if I can ride them!!!
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I actually prefer the beasts. As beautiful as I think Articuno is, I think the designs of the Johto monsters are more interesting and equally cool. Raikou is my particular favorite. I like the story of their origins and goals (especially Suicune's) and that they are pure typed.
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I'm not generally a huge fan of bird pokémon, but the bird trio are by far my favourite trio (the lake trio of Sinnoh coming in second). I think they're all very well designed pokémon, and interesting to use in battle too. The beast trio, while all somewhat pretty, lack something in their design for me (Suicune being something of an exception, but then I have something of an irrational love for Water pokémon). They're also terribly bland in battle, with somewhat restrictive uses. I'll give the beasts that their "story" is quite interesting, but unfortunately that doesn't make up for them being so lacking in every other area I care for.

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I would say that I like Zappy most from all of them but together... I guess I like beasts more.
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I personally like Suicune due to him being so Pure and Grand looking. Other Dogs are also cool looking so I vote for these...
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I'd say that I like the legendary beasts more don't hurt me! mainly because Entei was the first legendary I had the patience to catch and not just attack till' it fainted xD It's just that I find their overall designs more pleasing. But if I could choose a certain species of them, it'd be a tie between Suicune and Articuno :p One is too awesome and the other is too gorgeous :]

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Of course it has to be the Birds, as they have a much cooler design that the beasts.
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Birds fo sho. Articuno was the first legendary I ever caught, and the second I raised to level 100.

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The birds obviously because they have better designs.
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The beast because I've have always been a fan of the Johto region and also Entei. :D

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I like the bird trio more as they are not hit by ground attacks.But otherwise both the trios are equally good.
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Beasts all the way. Suicune is one of my favorite Pokémon, Raikou's been growing on me recently, and Entei....is Eh. I've never really found myself liking the birds, or their master, Lugia, all that much. And yes, I saw the movie. To be honest, they didn't seem all that powerful or cool in my opinion. The beast's appearance in the 13th movie, however, was awesome, and their showdown with Zoroark was remarkable. I chose the beasts.

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I've always preferred the legendary birds of Kanto to the legendary dogs/beasts of Johto. Not only do the legendary birds have the added bonus of having uno, dos and tres in their names, but having an Articuno that can learn both Mind Reader and Sheer Cold is one of my favorite move combinations that can't be learned by any other Pokemon.
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Looks like I evened out the poll again, wheeee. n~n I prefer the beasts since they have a really great back story and a slightly better design. The birds are great as well and I love them a lot, but the beasts and their history really get me.
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Out of all of them I LOVE Articuno the most however, when picking a trio I would say I prefer the Beast more. All 3 are well designed and just amazing to use. They were one of the highlights of GSC running around to catch them. Also super fun to catch and use in Colosseum.
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Although Johto is my favorite region, I'm inclined to choose the legendary birds. I think mostly from the nostalgia. I have strong memories of tracking them down in my Red/Blue Versions. It was a close call. They only beat the beasts by a little, in my own opinion.

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The birds for me. Partly because I love real birds, and if it wasn't for bugs, they'd probably be my big thing in Pokemon. But also, I just like their designs more than the dogs.
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The birds without a doubt. Ability to fly for once, plus Zapdos was the first Pokémon that really made me go "omg wtf this is so kewl!!!!1elevenone".
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I like the legendary birds, mainly because the legendary beasts are such a hassle to get.

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I prefer the Legendary Beasts more because I never really liked the birds much. The're design looks way better than the birds imo, though the beats were harder to get.
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1. They were actually plot relevant when they were introduced in GSC, tying in with the legend of Ho-Oh. I felt as though the legendary birds being connected to Lugia was a shoe-in, which didn't factor in to either RBY or GSC's stories. Only the anime went in-depth with them in a movie.

2. They were themed after the three wildcats: lions, tigers, and leopards/cheetahs. These animals are usually thought of as trio to compare to in real life.

3. Roaming legendaries were a brilliant idea. Some people thought they were ridiculously difficult, but face it, shouldn't legendaries be?

4. We're given a backstory for these pokemon, along with reasoning for their types--the tower was struck by lightnining into fire on a rainy day. As for the birds, they're just... there.
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Old August 21st, 2013 (8:19 AM).
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The beasts have a lot more fluid design. Less like GUESS WHAT ELEMENT I AM. Much more elaborate.

I still prefer the birds though :X
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Game-wise, the dogs are better. Since they're all assigned with one type, they don't have too many weaknesses. The birds have dual types, so they are at a big disadvantage. The birds are better anime-wise, however, because they have the ability to fly high and avoid hits. I prefer the dogs though, only because their designs look better to me. =)
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I prefer the wildcats/beasts by a long stretch. They're my favorite trio of Pokemon ever, their designs are perfect.

The birds look cool and simple, don't get me wrong, but they don't have the most innovative designs... plus, I just prefer cats over birds, what can I say :D
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