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Old July 23rd, 2013 (4:06 PM).
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I don't care even a little bit about the gender of a pokemon, even for breeding there's Ditto so it doesn't affect my game at all, except for certain evolutions. That said, it seems I have mostly male pokemon, but it definitely isn't intentional.
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Old July 23rd, 2013 (5:00 PM).
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Do people care that much about gender? Geez @_@

I only care if I'm going to choose a nickname for my pokés... usually I have ideas only if it's for a female, don't ask me why.
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Old July 24th, 2013 (5:56 AM).
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I have this weird compulsion where most of my dragon-like pokémon MUST be female for some reason I don't even understand.

Apart from that, I don't really mind what gender a Pokémon is.
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Old July 24th, 2013 (6:35 AM).
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Oh yeah. I got a problem with those, if pokemon look male but are female, then it bugs me. I mean c'mon you gotta admit this would freak you out if you saw it.

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Old July 24th, 2013 (6:52 AM).
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I don't really pay attention to the gender until someone uses Attract so it doesn't bother me that much.

I always refer to my Pokémon as 'it' rather than 'he' or 'she' as well, but I imagine the majority to be male primarily.
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Old July 24th, 2013 (7:03 AM).
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What? Nahh I have never been bothered by the gender of my pokemon lol
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Old July 24th, 2013 (7:06 AM).
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For me, the gender doesn't really matter much of the Pokemon on my team except when it come to nicknames and evolution.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (7:57 AM).
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I usually don't care, unless I can't think of a nickname for a Pokémon of that species and gender. I've had masculine female Pokémon, and feminine male Pokémon, and I didn't mind. (Although, I tend to refer to genderless Pokémon as "he".)
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Old July 31st, 2013 (8:39 AM).
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I don't really care that much, but usually I'll try to find Pokemon of a gender that I think they were 'intended' to be. Basically what I'm saying is, no female Mr. Mimes or Machamps, or no male Gorebyss or Roserades. Stuff like that.

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Old July 31st, 2013 (8:57 AM).
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I don't really care.
In my Pokemon White, One of my best Pokémon is a female Lucario.
But I've been waiting forever to get a female Espeon
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Old July 31st, 2013 (9:04 AM).
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I'll usually reset my game over and over to get a female starter for breeding purposes. Outside of that gender doesn't make a huge difference to me, unless I have a particular nickname in mind (and there's quite a few for me ). Most commonly I'll name a Growlithe/ Arcanine "Lassie," so I'll go out of my way to find a female. One of the reasons I love Shinx and its evolutions is it's a decent Pokemon and I don't need to be picky about gender- Simba and Nala are both fine nicknames.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (9:44 AM).
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Yeah I know that feel Like you know those moments when you talk to your pokemon Like you're playing Pokemon fire red and YOu just think it's badass and then you find out it's a girl..That is a little sexist but true cuZ you dont want your girl pokemon to do the rough work and Sometimes i catch Male ralts I mean a male Gardiveour? I dont think so
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Old July 31st, 2013 (11:57 AM).
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I used to prefer males over females since the female's symbol and color used to bother me a lot. I liked the blue color and the male symbol since I thought that it matched very well with the HP bar and everything. I don't really care that much if its a female or male anymore. It still happens that I get this ''Oohh..I really wan't a male, oh well..'' feeling tho but I'm getting used to female pokemon. If there is a pokemon that has to be a female in order to evolve to a curtain pokemon then I'm using that pokemon as a female.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (12:16 PM).
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It depends on the Pokemon for me.
Mienshao for instance has to be a girl.
I actually had to breed a string of Mienfoo's till I got a female.
Don't know why, but Mienshao just looks like its meant to be a girl.
Same with Jigglypuff, Ninetales, ect.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (12:58 PM).
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Honestly, I think it's kind of obnoxious to be ... Pokesexist?

Unless you've got an irrational fear of your opponent spamming attract or something, I don't see how or why it should matter.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (1:23 PM).
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Who cares about PKMNs genders. Not a diferrence for me.. Except for some, but yeah, i still catch it even if its male or female. My team are all male. Well, idk why lol.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (1:54 PM).
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I don't really care - unless there were obvious gender differences, I wouldn't notice the difference half the time anyway. (Completely irrelevant, but obvious really doesn't look like its spelled correctly when I type it).

I do tend to end up with predominantly male teams though, for example between Emerald and Diamond teams I have only two female pokémon: Blissey (because they're all female) and Ninetales (because I thought it should be a girl for a beauty contest. It doesn't even get to battle xD ).
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Old July 31st, 2013 (7:18 PM).
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I don't really care what gender my pokemon are, honestly, even if they look really masculine or feminine. My team's gender ratio is pretty balanced, but I didn't go to any effort to make it that way.
I don't even care what gender my player character is, I picked the male on in heart gold because I didn't care for the female's hat lol

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Old July 31st, 2013 (8:13 PM).
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Overall I don't really care what gender they are. Unless I'm catching to complete a breeding pair; then I pay attention. But I'll box them away anyways for later if I can conceive of a use for them. I seldom release anything unless it's a Pokemon I'm not going to train.

In a personal sense however; feelings differ, I allow myself, and I am more likely to become deeply attached to a female Pokemon than a male one. However I never get attached to Pokemon I didn't name; and I never name Pokemon that I didn't travel with extensively, and therefore bond deeply, with. I feel like nicknaming a Pokemon implies a more complex relationship than simply just the one between trainer and Pokemon. I occasionally nickname HM slaves for utility reasons if the need arises, but that doesn't do much. Pokemon that came with a name I didn't request usually end up being treated as if they've got no name at all.

But despite my personal tastes, I don't waste a usable Pokemon. While I wouldn't hesitate to release a box full of Magikarp; I would feel bad doing so with a box full of a less common, and/or annoying, Pokemon like Spinda. I especially feel responsible for finding good homes for all of them if I catch too many for my needs while grinding for shiny Pokemon. I once spent a week trading off a box full chaff Pokemon that I didn't want cluttering up my storage on the GTS. I was surprised they were valued at all, but the GTS is a worldwide place and somebody wanted them.

I ended up with essentially a box of Bidoof which I feel better about releasing into the wild than I did the other Pokemon.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (8:35 PM).
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It depends on the pokemon's aesthetics. Some can go either way, some I prefer female, some I prefer male.

Just a quick example of two pokemon that have 50/50 gender splits but I prefer as a certain gender. Elegance and grace are attributed more to women, so I'd want a milotic to be female. A gyarados looks more rugged and powerful, so I'd want it to be male.
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Old August 1st, 2013 (6:00 AM).
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I don't tend to care too much about the gender of my Pokemon, unless I'm trying to raise a certain team of Pokemon, such as Red's team from the manga. Other than that, I don't really pay attention to the genders.

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Old August 1st, 2013 (6:51 AM).
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I never bothered myself with genders since I'm already being bothered by natures & abilities...
Though I only have some hate for female Pikachus & Jellicents, they just look extremely girlish. I don't usually have a problem with pink pokes but pure pinkies like female Jellicents, Alomomola, Luvdisk, Gorebyss & Snubull bother me a bit.
I think both color & design matter, they must be... compatible with each other
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Old August 1st, 2013 (7:55 AM).
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I don't think the Pokemon have to be a certain gender just because for example there a 'girls' colour such as pink.
I have a female Garchomp & i think it adds character.
Like, You have to admit. A female Mr. Mime is pretty amusing
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Old August 1st, 2013 (9:45 AM).
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Unless it's like female machamp, mr. mime, I don't mind. In fact, caring about genders only makes me grind more for the gender I want so I just stopped caring.
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Old August 1st, 2013 (2:27 PM).
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There are some pokemon I don't want to be a certain gender. Like Kricketune. Chick-staches are not attractive. Female Kricketune will be forever alone. There's also Hauntail and Gorebyss, who I think should only be male or female, respectively. Gorebyss is pink, with eyelashes, and one of those seashell bras mermaids wear. How can Gorebyss be male? I also wouldn't want to get a male Jynx. Or a Female Mr. Mime. Or a female Machop/Machoke/Machamp. Alomomola and Luvdisc also should be strictly female. And Blissey. As well as Roselia. And Cleffa/Clefairy/Clefable. And any Fairy Types. There are lots of pokemon who should only be female.
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