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Old April 10th, 2011, 07:04 PM
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When choosing favorites, what do you generally look for, to make a pokemon a favourite pokemon? Why would you prefer it than other attributes it has?

For example, would you prefer if a pokemon is cute? That its weird-looking? That it has a cool name? That has lots of colors? Not too much colors? That has an interesting name origin? And the list basically goes on from there.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 12:48 AM
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I usually don't care for a Pokemon's name, as you can always give it a nickname. I do think a Pokemon's coloring shouldn't be too weird looking, bright colors might work for some, but not for all.

I don't like Pokemon that are "stiff" like magnezone, I'd rather have a pokemon that is able to make good use out of it's limbs. I also don't like pokemon with short or stubby legs like Golem and Salamence.
I prefer pokemon with 4 legs which are bipedal, but still don't look weird when walking on all 4, like Zangoose or Swampert.



In terms of stats, I usually tend to pick Pokemon that are not too sluggish, and have high attack. They should also be able to learn a wide variety of moves.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 01:38 AM
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When it comes to choosing my favorites, I go for looks and competitive viability.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 01:57 AM
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It comes to me naturally, tbh. I don't have set standards, or cool names. However it looks, might it be as ugly as Garbordor (which is an awesome Pokemon, mind you) or as beautiful as Milotic, as long as its my favorite.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 02:37 AM
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I prefer the elegant, dangerous ones. Having lots of sharp bits is a bonus. Like Bisharp and Gallade. I won't use anything that I think looks derpy or unfabulous.

And yes, I did just use the word 'unfabulous' un-sarcastically, so sue me.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:17 AM
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I'm not sure... they're usually cool looking reptilian pokemon that I like. It's also how they're depicted.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:22 AM
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I look for use first, looks second. My favorite Pokemon at the moment is Ferrothorn, and that has nothing to do with its design. Hydreigon is a close second, and I believe I would love it regardless of its design.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:48 AM
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I have a tendency to go for fully evolved, powerful and fast Pokemon. Speed is the stat I look at first when looking at favourites, and while some certainly don't have it - Cradily, for one - most of my faves do e.g. Aerodactyl, Houndoom etc.

As well as this, if I've used the Pokemon in my team for a certain length of time and come to appreciate its eccentricities - this is where Cradily comes in, as well as Excadrill - then I'll often come to appreciate the Pokemon in turn.

And then of course there's some of them that just look awesome. Like Lapras, and Chandelure.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 07:02 AM
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I normally find my favourite Pokemon by watching the anime/movies; whichever appeals to me.
(That's why most of my favourites are Legendaries)

I also like rodent-related Pokemon, such as Sandshrew & Minccino.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:20 AM
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I tend to base my favourites aesthetically - if I look at it and think to myself "okay, that looks AWESOME" it pretty much becomes a firm favourite, if it can generate that kind of reaction :D
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Old April 11th, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Wow, I never actually knew that people even decide based on names at all! x)

Anyway, although viability in a competitive / efficient in-game environment is important to me, I mostly pick based on looks and obtainability. For some reason I've always found that the harder-to-get Pokémon that require a lot of hunting or special evolution methods far more appealing than 'normal' ones.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 03:49 PM
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I pretty much look for the following to be my favorite Pokemon:

1. Awesomeness - The Pokemon I choose must be pretty good in battle, like having a pretty good moveset and stats.
2. Cuteness & adorableness - Is it cute like Oshawott? YOU'RE MY FAVORITE!
3. Name origin - According to the name origin of Meganium, it means "giant flower". It sounds pretty because I love flowers. <3
4. Colors - If the Pokemon has a pretty color, I'd fall in love with it.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Oh...i'm not that good at picking favorites. I love them all <3 I think I tend to go for cuteness/awesomeness. Not just in looks, but also in personality. Which is one of the few things that I still like in the anime: the pokemon aren't just pixels on a screen that never change.

My current favorite:

He just ended up growing on me, plus he just looks cool when colored that way <3
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Old April 25th, 2011, 02:45 AM
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Scyther. Pretty cool pokemon tbh. Always a fave.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 03:51 AM
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my favourites are usually something i can imagine having as a pet. that means it going to be mostly based on looks.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 03:55 AM
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I usually like pokémon who are at least mostly bipedal and can learn the move Slash. ^^ Like Ursaring, Sandshrew, Zangoose, Scizor... those types. I don't really know why, but I really like them the most.

Of course I like a lot of other pokémon as well, and some are due to cuteness, like Teddiursa, while others are for general... awesomeness xD I don't really know why I like Poliwhirl-family, Staryu and Bulbasaur this much, but I do. :3
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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:04 AM
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I like mostly bipedal pokemon that have good looks and could probably be good in physical battles/fights without using their elemental moves.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:15 AM
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First of all it must be something with a cool and appealing design to me. I ten to like bipedal Pokemon more, Pokemon with visible limbs.

The next thing will be it's typing. If it's one of my favourite types or a unique combo, I'd like it.

The concept also. If the Pokemon has a good theme, interesting origin, it'd good in my books.

That's all really, the name doesn't matter to me, just the look, typing and general concept.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:07 PM
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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:42 PM
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Back when I was little, I used to like the huge cool-looking ones. I guess I wanted someone who I knew/looked like it had my back...or possibly the awesome big brother figure I never had. xD

Now, I pretty much go for the design/concept first. Then it trickles down to the type, color scheme, name, and so on.

I've noticed that I like to go for the ones that look elegant, yet deadly. >:D
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Old April 25th, 2011, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Miss Doronjo View Post
When choosing favorites, what do you generally look for, to make a pokemon a favourite pokemon? Why would you prefer it than other attributes it has?

For example, would you prefer if a pokemon is cute? That its weird-looking? That it has a cool name? That has lots of colors? Not too much colors? That has an interesting name origin? And the list basically goes on from there.

I go purely on looks and looks alone. Stats can help but if it has a nice design it wins my love.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 12:00 AM
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Design, Move set, color scheme, type, name, usefulness, Stats. As well as a few other things but that is the major ones.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 03:35 PM
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To be quite frank, if it looks awesome, I love it.
Everything else is just a bonus
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Old April 26th, 2011, 04:07 PM
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Cuteness, I guess. I hate Moe with the fiery anger of a thousand suns, but cute critters(Pokemon in particular) are the exact opposite.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 05:24 PM
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I really go for looks and typing.

My fav currently-


I really love the R/S sprite.
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