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30 Days of Pokemon: Day 4

Posted May 4th, 2013 at 11:26 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™

Day 04: Your Least Favorite Male Character
You know who my answer to this one is. I don't even have to mention him by name.

First off, there is absolutely no excuse as to why a final, end-game optional trainer should have ANY Pokemon that is not in their final evolutionary form. Such a trainer is supposed to pose the hardest challenge in a game. It makes little sense to give him a Pokemon that is so easily defeated and can do very little damage before it dies. And let's face it - it's impossible to look "cool" or "intimidating" when one's lead Pokemon is a tiny rodent with a creepy, demented smile.

Being a homeless bum with a speech impediment does not make one look "cool" either. The majority of the fandom as a whole needs to take off their, ahem, scarlet tinted glasses and see him for the glorified Youngster that he is.

And for the love of Arceus stop pairing him up with my favorite character! That is the absolute worst fan art I come across, and that pairing makes no logical sense considering the atrocities he has committed against her.

Comments will be moderated for this entry only, considering the number of fans he (inexplicably) has.
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    derozio's Avatar
    what kind of atrocities did red commit against leaf?
    Posted May 5th, 2013 at 4:52 AM by derozio derozio is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar
    Originally Posted by Derozio View Comment
    what kind of atrocities did red commit against leaf?
    Pretty much kicking her to the curb in HG/SS, and by extension, robbing her of her champion position. At least for those who chose to play as Leaf in FR/LG.

    For HG/SS, Game Freak could have easily implemented a function that would use the DS/GBA dual slot that could have read your team, character, and name in FR/LG and placed your FR/LG character on Mt. Silver (Red being the default for those who didn't/couldn't transfer their data/didn't play FR/LG/owned a DSi without the GBA slot/etc.). They already did something similar in R/S/E with the Secret Base function, so the ability and technology to do so was in place. In this case, I would also rename "Blue" to match your rival's name from FR/LG as well (In what is perhaps the ultimate irony, my rival in LG was named "Red" though that actually was a default name for him - as it also was in Blue version, IIRC).

    FWIW, I never felt the Johto games were a sequel to the Kanto games, because the name/team of your character in Kanto was very likely changed to the default "Red" (as well as the name of your rival to "Blue" and possibly your character's gender in the case of FR/LG to HG/SS) in Johto.

    B2/W2's "Memory Link" function also serves as a good example, as that inserted your B/W character's name in references to their past exploits, instead of assigning a default name to that character.
    Posted May 5th, 2013 at 3:31 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline