View Full Version : am I the only one who noticed this...?

November 10th, 2005, 8:55 PM
ok, http://www.bulbagarden.net/~dogasu/comparisons/sekiei/ep03.gif
Clearly there its got the yellow for the area where it can use string shot, but later on in the games and future episodes its green, does anyone know why? it seems rather stupid to me, clearly its yellow there, but now as you see for example in the game http://serebii.net/red_green/pokemon/010.gifso why the sudden change, this also occured in the anime, does anyone know why it changed? or was it supposed to be green in the first place?

November 10th, 2005, 9:38 PM
I never noticed that or even thought about that before. o.o; Good eye, there. Well..I certaintly don't know anything about it except all I can say is that's sort of weird. O.o

November 11th, 2005, 6:56 AM
It doesn't matter. Caterpie can still use String Shot, with either yellow or green mouth. o_o;

November 11th, 2005, 6:58 AM
Must be a shiny..or maybe its some error with the spriting..

November 11th, 2005, 7:22 AM
Did you notice that Pikachu's design changed too?

I think they just had a design change, that's all. They must have liked the green better than the yellow. ^^;

Samurai X
November 11th, 2005, 11:53 AM
They probably just changed the color due to preference I don't think it was a mistake.

Chairman Kaga
November 11th, 2005, 1:14 PM
I wouldn't call it a sudden change--if you'd notice, that appears to be a scene from the third episode of pokemon, which far over the better half of a decade old at this point in time. Things were sketchy back then--minor design changes, stylistic tweaks, many things were uncertain on the anime, most of all its success. I think the color accuracy of a pokemon was the least of their worries. Also consider that they had very limited Sugimori art and monochromatic Red and Green sprites to base all of their pokemon animation design on--like I said, it was a tentative era in the franchise, much more so the anime. Consider, if you will, Toshihiro Ono's oldest of pokemon manga, and compare his drawings of pokemon like, say, Haunter or Fearow to the standard images you see today. Ideas on pokemon were more freeform back then.

But if it was a sudden change, as you put it, I doubt it was discussed in a boardroom at Nintendo HQ over many hours and strained friendships and boxes of stale donuts to get Caterpie to have a green string-shot-spewy-thing. It probably happened all at once, a spriter who either inadvertantly did it or felt it would be a nice minor change for some anatomical or personal reason. If you look, it's barely any different than the Sugimori standards that they're likely encouraged to go by when upgrading the look of pokemon on the handheld games. It's very minor in the scope of things. But, I digress--I really have no idea why I went on like this in the first place. My knowledge of pokemon is diminished almost to nothing, but I suppose it comes with being a different generation of fan. I have a more beginning-to-present viewpoint.

November 11th, 2005, 1:23 PM
Ya know..I never really have noticed that..! Its kinda wierd tho..Must be an error they did with the game or something..The good thing is that no matter what color it is..it still throws string shots x_x

November 11th, 2005, 2:23 PM
I never noticed that >.< I should look more.

November 11th, 2005, 8:36 PM
hmm... accourding to volume 6's manga cover http://www.bulbagarden.net/~dogasu/manga/special/manga_poke6_s.jpg
the mouth is supposed to be green, mabey there was just a mistake in the anime that was overlooked then they realized that they should just go with green.

Then again personally I like the yellow mouthed one better, It just suits it more in my opinion

November 11th, 2005, 8:41 PM
It's weird. But I like the yellow mouth better. Nice catch though.

Supreme Edgeboy Max
November 12th, 2005, 5:36 AM
Oooh one more little thing. The horn thing ABOVE the mouth. Its pink in the anime screenshot, and red in the sprite!


November 12th, 2005, 12:50 PM
Prolly just another **** up.
I watched some old turtle episodes and noticed that at certain scenes they would switch bandanas or something. I mean all of a sudden Mickey would be wearind red and Ralph orange or sometimes two turtles would have the same colour bandana.

November 12th, 2005, 5:01 PM
Wow...I've never noticed that before. XD It could be a simple mistake, or maybe in the first Pokemon games Caterpie's little mouth was green...but then for the anime they just switched it. XD I'm really not sure, it's pretty odd though. o.O


November 13th, 2005, 10:19 AM
Shujin's right, tch, tha guys at Nntendo obviously screwed up. <_< Oh, tch, an' btw I bow ta you for noticing that. *happy sigh* So there are still pkmn geeks out there... ^_____________^

Nedrag Terces12
November 13th, 2005, 1:44 PM
artist forgot what he was drawing :P i know that i've seen lots of miss drawings, miss speaking(faulty lines), and such. it's probably just a mistake.

November 13th, 2005, 3:46 PM
I never notice that. But it just the way it is done. I guess it much easiyer for the animators and spiters to make it green the yellow. I means as small as caterpie is it is hard to color a small area from afar. Then as spirter, When you got bigger pokemon to make it just easy to pass up a small pokemon like caterpie.

Then when I look at my pokemon poster on my wall. It has caterpie's month green. So may be they just wanted to see was yellow caterpie month. It isn't the first time the animators messed up on color. Professor Oak's eyebrows?

November 13th, 2005, 4:16 PM
I really don't think something this minor deserves its on conspiracy theorists but it is pretty neat you noticed (and I love looking back on old episodes).

November 13th, 2005, 11:18 PM
every show has to have its errors :P im sure theres other mistakes in the show too.

the best hoenn 92
November 16th, 2005, 10:05 AM
in the show it is actually light green (duh)

December 7th, 2005, 2:09 AM
Its just a mini mistake that the director have maked or a preference (that someone have referred before), so the makers only correted that ! (I think!)

December 7th, 2005, 7:13 AM
i think that they were too lazy to put in the yellow, from first looks XD
i dont know, maybe it was too small for them to notice, i have no clue XD :shocked:

December 7th, 2005, 7:18 AM
no i didnt notice it before O_o
but really does it matter?
anyway there have been colour errors after that as well,
meh it doesnt really matter does it?

December 8th, 2005, 6:34 PM
uhh..you do know that designs can be changed over the years.
look at all the Red and green sprites do they look like they are now?
Have you ever looked at pocket monster manga (the 2nd one)?
all the pokemons look very from the thingy.the anime isn't the game
you know.>___-

December 10th, 2005, 10:18 AM
I never noticed that or even thought about that before. o.o; Good eye, there. Well..I certaintly don't know anything about it except all I can say is that's sort of weird. O.o

Same with me. Never gave it any thought... at least not that I can remember...

December 10th, 2005, 11:39 AM
Hmmm, the mouth/nose looks better green than it does, yellow. Besides, they change how Pokemon look a lot and, it doesn't really matter anyway. But, it's an interesting thing to point out nonetheless...