The PokéCommunity

We are still working on a better slogan!

Visit Index

Advertise here

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Gaming > Pokémon Gaming Central

Pokémon Gaming Central For topics that aren't necessarily restricted to one game, Pokémon Gaming Central ranges from comparing and contrasting the differences in the gaming generations to discussing the gaming franchise as a whole.

Post Reply
Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.  
Thread Tools
Old October 20th, 2013, 07:10 AM
burn that mother down.
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Earth
Gender: Male
Nature: Lax

Advertise here
I was going to answer that I'm indifferent towards my Pokemon's genders, but now that I think about it, it seems like that's not the case at all. I faintly remember trying to get a female Ralts in the 3rd gen games, despite its low appearance rate (it was something like five percent if memory serves). I went through two Ralts that were both male before I got a female. I think I spent a couple of hours hunting for a Gardevoir that didn't make me feel awkward, lol.

Then again, I might not be as sensitive to genders as most of you seems to be. I don't recall ever doing the same thing to another Pokemon, though I don't exactly remember having a female Machamp or Mr. Mime either.
Old October 20th, 2013, 08:55 AM
Goatie's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: The Netherlands
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Both are fine, only if they differ in appearance or evolutions.. I prefer one over another.

But thats it!
At first I was planning putting a big picture of a Gogoat here.

But then I realized that one picture would take more space then most of the posts I'll make..
Old October 20th, 2013, 09:21 AM
Join Date: May 2010
Gender: Male
for me if the pokemon looks male it has to be a male and if it looks like a girl it has to be a girl.

otherwise it's weird to have pokemon that looks male to be female.
they should put in the ability to put a ribbon or something on the female pokemon, to make it girly.
Old October 22nd, 2013, 04:00 PM
Penta Penguin's Avatar
Penta Penguin
Penta is here to stay
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North England
Age: 24
Nature: Relaxed
A gender of a pokemon really doesn't matter to me. Unless, it was specific for getting certain pokemon when you evolve them. Battle wise, I would say that Males and Females perform equally as well.

: The lost levels compact - 40% done
~Twitter~ ~Youtube~
Old October 27th, 2013, 05:27 PM
PumpJack's Avatar
Gentleman Thug
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Discworld
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
As with many, it doesn't much matter to me unless I deem them to be more apt as one gender or another.

Machamp, Graveler, Alakazam, Steelix, Crawdaunt are some that- to my mind- are just male. Inextricably.

Ninetales, Gardevoir, Dragonair, Mismagius, Espeon, Lopunny are a few that I have great difficulty seeing as male.

It's stupid, but it often does take priority over anything else whether I choose to catch it or not. I remember spending a few days kicking around Hoenn trying to find a damned female Ralts.
Old October 27th, 2013, 09:02 PM
Death's Avatar
The Pale Horseman
Community Supporter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Philippines
Nature: Hardy
The sex of the Pokemon for me doesn't matter anymore. I got over the 'all my 'mons need to be male' phase of my life during my time playing generation five.

There are select few Pokemon I like being male (or female). Such as if I ever got a Sylveon, it needs to be male and my Milotic must be female.
Fred; 1607-3857-3319; My Trade Reviews

art @ smellyoak
Old October 27th, 2013, 09:33 PM
Warsmith's Avatar
Paranoid Murderer
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Medrengard
Gender: Male
Nature: Bold
Originally Posted by Qlu View Post
. . .there are select few Pokemon I like being male (or female). Such as if I ever got a Sylveon, it needs to be male. . .
Do you want him to be treated as a fairy, koff~

All jokes (a crude one at that) aside, it brings me hope that you just don't care about the genders. There are some that I prefer that are female for breeding purposes. In Pokemon X and Y there are male and female Mr. Mime. . . wut, koffi~

Last edited by Warsmith; October 27th, 2013 at 09:34 PM. Reason: quote fix
Old October 30th, 2013, 05:14 PM
shizy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
I don't really have a huge preference for the gender of my Pokemon. I used to, back in Gen 2 days, because female Pokemon were weaker what with DVs determining gender, but nowadays it doesn't really matter to me unless there's a gender appearance difference and I don't like it. (Ew, female Wobbufett.)

Funnily enough, though, I actually like having Pokemon whose gender conflicts with its appearance. (Male Gothita/Ralts/Buneary, female Machop/Timburr etc.) And I'm always really thrilled when my starter is female because it's quite uncommon.
Old October 30th, 2013, 05:25 PM
Ewery1's Avatar
Buizels FTW!
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: A place
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
I do not care at all about gender. I even ignore it so much, that I don't check the gender before I nickname it, and many times I have gotten something along the line of a female Pokemon named Steve... Or a male Pokemon named Sally. Obviously with better nicknames though.

Get your own one here
Old October 30th, 2013, 05:26 PM
Pilkie's Avatar
Pokémon Breeder
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: New Jersey, United States
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
I don't really care about the gender unless I am searching for a specific Pokémon to breed. I used to care in G/S/C, but that was only because female Pokémon were weaker for some reason. Like Shizy, I also get excited when my starter is female. I was lucky enough to grab a female Turtwig for my current Diamond playthrough.
Currently Breeding: 5 IV Tyrunts
~My Dream Team~

3DS Friend Code: 4399-0158-9260
(Note: Please PM me if you add me so I know it's a PC member and not a random)
Friend Safari: Ghost Type: Phantump, Lampent, and Golurk
Old October 30th, 2013, 05:41 PM
Shimokane's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Gender: Male
My starter, Shimokane(Froakie), was a female. Not sure if this is common or not because all of my past gen starters were all males.
EDIT: Okay, I see it is quite uncommon. :p
Shiny Value: 35!!!

Please click these dragons to help them grow :3
Old November 2nd, 2013, 09:57 AM
Mr. Avocado's Avatar
Mr. Avocado
Community Supporter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: London
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
I generally really do prefer male Pokemon over female. But in the long run it doesn't matter that much. After all, they battle in the same way learning the same moves etc etc. The only times where I really do care about gender is when I go to nickname the Pokemon, since I like to give male related names such as 'Rocky'.
Old November 3rd, 2013, 06:45 AM
~Tentacruel~'s Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Gender: Male
Huh.. I never really cared about the gender. Really the only time in my life where I cared about the gender of a Pokémon was, when I got a male Luvdisc in Sapphire because that was somewhat special since Luvdisc has a 75% change of being female.

I really don't care if my Pokémon is male or female. Of course it's weird to find a male Lopunny or a female Machoke but who gives.. If anything it's even better because it's funny.

-- Matt
Old November 3rd, 2013, 03:29 PM
Join Date: Oct 2013
Gender: Male
I don't pay attention to gender unless I am breeding.

female if I want something of that species, male if I'm using it to breed anything from it's egg group.
3DSXL FC: 1693-1772-8962 || FS: Masquerain, Combee, Venomoth
3DS FC: 1650-2410-7537 || FS: Cascoon, Swalot, []
Gen 2 > all. Gen 2 with Gen 3 music = best game evar!!
Old November 25th, 2013, 10:53 PM
Juno's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Canada, where the moose are
Age: 20
Gender: Female
If I'm just catching a Pokemon to fill the dex and I know I won't really use them, then I don't take their gender into account.

However, if I'm looking for a specific Pokemon to be part of my team and they're more aesthetically male or female to me (if that makes sense) then I will spend as long as it takes to find one of the "right" gender.

Like when I wanted a Salamence, I had to find a male Bagon, and when I wanted a Sylveon I spent ages looking for a female Eevee. Which took me a loong time since Eevees are 87.5% male, but I just wasn't having a male Sylveon.

I'm not necrobumping, am I? Hasn't quite been a month yet.
art blog tumblr
Old November 26th, 2013, 01:42 AM
Slaying Moon's Avatar
Slaying Moon
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Personally, unless there's no other option, I only use female Pokemon. The only times I ever use male Pokemon are for breeding and for filling up the Pokedex (which I have never done).
Name: Byakuya
FC: 3239-3682-8856
PM me with your FC if you add me.

Currently breeding: Custom starters (PM me if interested).
Old November 26th, 2013, 02:01 AM
Exile's Avatar
blvck haze 2001
Community Supporter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rayners Lane
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Yeah I got a female Chespin twice and reset until I got a male, personally I just associate my starter with being a male pokemon unless it looks girly; aside from that I don't really care.

paired to kaori & vrai
Old November 26th, 2013, 03:05 AM
DanteSolablood's Avatar
Internet Celebrity
Join Date: Nov 2013
Gender: Male
I far prefer having female pokémon myself, but I don't think it's for any other reason that they're usually rarer than males. The only exception to the rule is for Alakazam... if I had a female Alakazam I DEFINITELY would have made it wax it's upper lip, so the sprite is just all wrong for me. :D

I'm also a big fan of kewt things, so a male Sylveon with those big blue eyes & ribbons just feels wrong. I know that's just gender-role-stereotyping at it's worst... but I want my kewt stuff kewt!
Internet Celebrity in the making Danté Solablood - For all your Minecraft needs! Been playing Pokémon since Blue.
Old November 27th, 2013, 07:53 AM
Pixelrushe's Avatar
Tsundere Poet
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Sweden
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Naive
Same as Nerakil above, I never give a second thought on the gender of the Pokemon unless if I'm going to have it on my team or use it for some other specific purpose. Then I always try to catch what I feel is the "appropriate" gender for its design.

As a side note, I always try to have a gender equal team, three of them male, the rest female. I've always played like that for as long as I remember. Don't know why that is. ^^
Old November 27th, 2013, 08:27 AM
Zekrom's Avatar
The Fell Dragon
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: over there
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Most of the time I don't care about the genders of my Pokemon. There are a few exceptions though, like Gardevoir, certain Eeveelutions, and stuff.

This month we're celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Pokemon X/Y! Check out these events being held in Kalos's honor:
PR Video Contest
X/Y The Favorite Challenge
XY Anniversary Tournament

This month is also Halloween month, so make sure to stop by Necrum's Carnival of Horrors!

My Trade Shop (currently open)
Old November 27th, 2013, 08:59 AM
Powerstars's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Gender: Male
Nah, it doesn't really matter unless they're overly masculine or feminine.
Currently Playing:

Pokémon Pearl (Ultimate Leader Challenge - Jasmine)
2/8 Badges
Old November 27th, 2013, 11:54 AM
Orpheus's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kentucky
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Originally Posted by Castform View Post
Gender doesn't really matter to me unless it looks gender specific, then it must be for me to catch it, or if I have a nickname planned, then I must match the correct gender. Otherwise, idc.
Same here I don't care about my Pokemon's gender.

Pair, Theme, CSS by Sheep

Old November 27th, 2013, 12:34 PM
Pumpkaboo's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: England
Gender: Female
Nature: Quirky
I prefer to have certain pokemon as certain genders, then I bond with them better. Though all of my shinies bar one have been female so far so that's a little frustrating.
Old November 27th, 2013, 02:01 PM
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: leading the revolution
Gender: Male
Originally Posted by Nerakil View Post
If I'm just catching a Pokemon to fill the dex and I know I won't really use them, then I don't take their gender into account.

However, if I'm looking for a specific Pokemon to be part of my team and they're more aesthetically male or female to me (if that makes sense) then I will spend as long as it takes to find one of the "right" gender.

Like when I wanted a Salamence, I had to find a male Bagon, and when I wanted a Sylveon I spent ages looking for a female Eevee. Which took me a loong time since Eevees are 87.5% male, but I just wasn't having a male Sylveon.

I'm not necrobumping, am I? Hasn't quite been a month yet.
I'm in the same boat as her. I use to be so OCD about genders that I ONLY caught males, but now it depends on what I think the pokemon looks like more.
Old November 28th, 2013, 08:34 AM
psychomew2's Avatar
Rank 1: Otsdarva
Join Date: Sep 2010
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Rash
If anything, I prefer to have a ballance of male and female pokemon on my team. I tend to try to go for an equal opportunity approach XD. When it comes to competitive battling though, I tend to just take what I can get. After breeding for natures, ivs and egg moves, I tend to not want to keep going for the sole purpose of getting one specific gender over another.
3ds friend code: 4828 5060 0534
In game name: Sam

On the matter of my argument with Idankingo I admit to being too fast to anger and assuming the worst too quickly, and apologize for any unpleasentness caused because of it.
Post Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links

Advertise here
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25

All times are UTC -8. The time now is 07:08 AM.

About Us
© 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.

All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / Poké PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator. Header artwork by Jordanice of deviantART.

Social Media
If you would like to stay up-to-date with us on the go, when we're down, or other such things, follow us on social media sites--most notibly Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus--by clicking on the links provided.

Design presented by Peitharchia. Special thanks to Hiroshi Sotomura and Ausaudriel.