View Full Version : What Part Of Pokemon Attracts You?

Burgers Rule
May 12th, 2008, 2:22 PM
This is my first thread in forever... :bandit:

Anyway, what part of Pokemon do you like most? What makes it better than Digi-something or Yu-Guidontknow? :\

I think its the style that allows us to have so much control. I can capture this Pokemon instead of this one, changing how easy each gym is for us.

What do YOU think?

May 12th, 2008, 2:40 PM
To me Pokemon is attractive because of the imagination used in each individual character and each of their abilities. It would take a lot of time and imagination to create so many different creatures. The games are probably my favorite part of Pokemon. They're fun and creative - I especially like how you level each individual character up instead of leveling yourself up (like most games do). It really stands out in front of most of the games that I have played. I also like how the video games teach us to keep trying and never give up in what you feel like doing. For example when you battle a Gym Leader you aren't always going to battle and beat him / her the first time. Instead, you train and train continuously to aim to beat a certain trainer.

May 12th, 2008, 2:41 PM
The thing I like about pokemon...where to begin? I guess what mostly attracts me to pokemon is the strategy and the fact that it's so fun. For me it's an obssession that I can't get out of my blood. Digimon and Yu-Gi-Oh! just can't compete.

May 12th, 2008, 2:58 PM
What I like most of Pokemon is the number of different options while choosing Pokemon you have and the great battle system. Of course not all Pokemon are competitive, but there's a very good number of good ones, and now with the online availability, it just gets better and better.

May 12th, 2008, 4:49 PM

Also, the way you can customize just about anything within your team and you can get so many different Pokemon.

May 12th, 2008, 4:53 PM
The bond you share with your team as they grow...yeah, they're just data, but sometimes when you finally kick the E4's butt, you can't help but wish you were really a team.

That, and I have always been a sucker for cool creatures with magic power.

Burgers Rule
May 12th, 2008, 4:54 PM
Cool opinions guys! Keep it up!

May 12th, 2008, 7:00 PM
The battling style, catching pokemon, face tough trainers and gym leaders are the ones that attract to me the most. :)

May 12th, 2008, 7:13 PM
I like Pokemon because of the cuteness of the Pokemon, their strategic attacks and the bond between you and Pokemon. It will also test your patience.

Spaekle Oddberry
May 12th, 2008, 7:27 PM
I guess I just love the world itself - the creatures, the people, the fact that it can be interpereted in so many different ways. You've got everything from cute and fluffy cuddlies who help each other to some pretty frickin' evil people, and everything in between. There's something that'll appeal to everyone. There's all sorts of creative takes you can put on this one idea of a world where people and monsters are friends, and I think that's pretty awesome.

I do love Digimon too, though.

May 12th, 2008, 8:41 PM
I like the mythos more then other series's. Plus the fact that pokemon are actual animals compared to digimon where they are anthropomorphic animals. Which I like as well but not as much as pokemon.

May 12th, 2008, 11:40 PM
The choice. It's incredible how you can get any pokemon and train it up to be good with multiple combinations of moves (at least in game; you have to be more selective if battling competitively). Also, I like turn-based games, which is a huge bonus.

May 13th, 2008, 12:20 AM
I like the fact that you have control over your party the time you dothings and everything yes you have to do things in a certain order but still i think it is manily the individuality about it. like in the begging you get to pick either fire water or grass LIke if you pick fire your more of a hothead like me if you pick water you aggresive but you like to relax and enjoy yourself and if you pick grass your very relaxed and your more in it for the adventure or you can evan pick it for the strongest or evan the preetest so i mainly like it cause it is very individual

May 13th, 2008, 3:47 AM
When I first started watching it, it was just another cartoon to me (didn't know what anime was when I was like 5 >>) but as I got into it more and more, the most significant thing about it that I realised I liked, was just the concept of travelling the world with a bunch of friends having adventures. Sure, competing in tournaments and against Gym Leaders would be high priority, but I think I'd just be happy hanging out with my friends and not having to worry about school or work. That would be ideal. C:

May 13th, 2008, 1:11 PM
It seems more normal and believeable than the Digimon and Yu-Gi-Oh that you've mentioned there.
That aside, it's the one I saw first, and it's around more — more popular, more accessable and whatnot. I think the only thing that makes it better in my books is that I've always been much more familiar with it.

May 13th, 2008, 1:16 PM
I like making teams and using them for a bit then making another one hehe. I've got about 3 teams and I'm making a 4th. That's the bit I like best, the strategy bit.

May 13th, 2008, 1:38 PM
What I find attractive about it...

Well, in the games its awesome that you have so many Pokes to choose from. Sometimes you can tell what a person is like depending on the Pokemon they choose (like if they choose cute Pokemon, or strong ones or cool looking ones.). Also making movesets, and thinking of teams is kinda fun.

I think there are other reasons, but I can't think of them at the moment... I'm kinda sleepy -_-