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Do you have any unpopular opinions about Pokemon?

The only I can think of right now is that I prefer the skinny Pikachu of today over the fatter Pikachu of the 90s/early 00s.



I honestly think the skinnier Pikachu is cuter and much more well rounded design-wise. I know a lot of people prefer the fatter Pikachu, and think it's cuter, I personally don't find it as cute and sort of ugly.

Sorry, that's my opinion.

What about you guys? What unpopular opinions about Pokemon you have?
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    I love Black Kyurem. Everyone else thinks he sucks because he got demoted to OU despite having 700 BST, but I don't care. White Kyurem is fugly.
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    I love Black Kyurem. Everyone else thinks he sucks because he got demoted to OU despite having 700 BST, but I don't care. White Kyurem is fugly.
    I agree with you actually. I personally prefer Black Kyurem over White Kyurem which is why I got Black 2 first and White 2 last. I just prefer it's design over White Kyurem's design mainly. Though overall, I think the Kyurem forms look better than the original Kyurem and improve it's design overall.
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      Generation V is more controversial than Generation III because of all the backlash it received on the changes in the overworld gameplay, story, Pokemon (no brainer), and features. Because of it, we still haven't gotten a modern main Pokemon game to dethrone Gen II as the best installment of the series or even surpass Gen I in sales.
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      I think Nidorina is the best Pokemon ever. Not even for objective reasons, at that.

      You couldn't have had a more unpopular opinion than that like 8 years ago. Fortunately it's gotten way, way better. :3 Now if only I could influence the Japanese...

      Also, I do like fatchu better. <_<
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      Generation V is more controversial than Generation III because of all the backlash it received on the changes in the overworld gameplay, story, Pokemon (no brainer), and features. Because of it, we still haven't gotten a modern main Pokemon game to dethrone Gen II as the best installment of the series or even surpass Gen I in sales.
      I find this interesting because your unpopular opinion seems to be "Gen V isn't as good as older gens", and I came into this thread with the unpopular opinion of "Gen V is the best generation so far". I guess it depends on what group of fans you're looking at.
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        I find this interesting because your unpopular opinion seems to be "Gen V isn't as good as older gens", and I came into this thread with the unpopular opinion of "Gen V is the best generation so far". I guess it depends on what group of fans you're looking at.
        I wasn't trying to say "Gen V isn't as good as older gens." I truly wished it could've been based on your unpopular opinion if not for the series' broken fanbase, which has the potential to destroy the series entirely (the internet is a powerful tool for creating vocal/revolutionary groups through social websites).
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          It's not fat it's hunched over. When mice are on their hind legs they can't stand straight because of what their spines are like. The reason why Pikachu looks so much thinner is because they changed him to look more human. Which is freakin' creepy.

          Sorry, go into a rant there. I have a lot of unpopular ideas. Too many to list.
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            Alright, here we go. Earlier generation monsters were better-designed. 'Better' is where my opinion lies, and it seems to be unpopular. Worth mentioning is that there has been an objective shift in design philosophy over time; monster designs have accrued more spikes, stripes and such things. There are actually threads on /vp/ where posters remove these features from official artworks, often yielding appealing results.

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            This, this, this, and more this. I love Black Kyurem. I have the Black Kyurem tin, promo, and a figurine and I'd love to have a plushie. At first I didn't like it (but hey, everyone needs time to let things sink in anyway right?) and suddenly, I just really liked it. It's awesome and I love it's design and especially the color scheme. I don't care if it's awful in competitive. The current Black Kyurem EX in Plasma Storm more than makes up for its in-game competitive counterpart. ;)
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              Alright, here we go. Earlier generation monsters were better-designed. 'Better' is where my opinion lies, and it seems to be unpopular. Worth mentioning is that there has been an objective shift in design philosophy over time; monster designs have accrued more spikes, stripes and such things. There are actually threads on /vp/ where posters remove these features from official artworks, often yielding appealing results.

              I want my first generation Garchomp.
              I wholeheartedly agree with this.

              That Generation III is the best gen. I don't know why everyone hates on it. All three games had a great story, introduced the Battle Frontier in Emerald, and improved graphics. I personally think the story was much better than Gen I or Gen II, and only improved upon Gen II in other aspects. I feel like there's as much hate as love for Gen III. Also, the Battle Frontier was amazing and every single facility was fun. The only big flaw I see in it was not being able to get many Kanto and Johto pokemon.
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              I think that pokemon needs to revolutionize and reinvent itself, because there has been very little, save for some of BW2's unique implements and BW's story, to keep a fan such as me from leaving the main games altogether. Save for some adjustments (though I will say that overall speed and the running function have made for great enhancements) not much has made for such great change in the series that make the original gens seem outdated (especially and mainly in terms of the gameplay), other than the streamlining. I think a reinvention would not only be received with great fanfare, but it would also do great things for the series. While this isn't necessarily unpopular everywhere (in fact, there are quite a few people who believe this as well), it's mostly disagreed with by pokemon fans, especially die hards.

              Also, and this isn't really something that I blame them for, but I don't quite like the music in the newer games nearly as much as, say, the first and second gens (and the third, to a lesser extent). It's something when you notice the detach between the games, musically, and I'd like to see more of what was with RBGY and GSC (and RSE) going forward, especially considering that the three games didn't all share musicians.

              Oh, and I like Black Kyurem as well. BK's the reason I got Black 2, similarly to why I played White for Zekrom.
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                I've always thought that Gen 4 was really great and added a lot to the franchise, but apparently I've learned after reading threads on PC that a lot of people hate it.
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                  Gen III is my favourite Gen, and yet I never liked the Battle Frontier. I should probably try and get back into it, I suppose, it's been a little while...
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                    Here's one: I think that the complete absence of older Pokémon during the main story of Black and White was actually beneficial. As an older Pokémon fan, I loved it, because it felt like I was discovering the series all over again. I admit having been slightly disappointed when I met a wild Golduck in post-game :) .

                    Also, sorry my brethren nostalgia fans, but after having recently replayed Gen 1 and 2, I think that Gen 1 Pokémon by themselves were laughably imbalanced (1/5 of them were poison types and psychic types were overpowered, need I say more? :) ) , and that a more or less coherent ensemble was only formed when the next 100 Pokémon came about.

                    And I have an irrational hatred of Pikachu :) .
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                    I dislike the "item" based pokemon like Voltorb, Litwik, and Grimer and humanoid Pokemon like Jynx and Mr Mime....though I'm ok with Machop and Timburr lines. <.<

                    I'm also tired of legendary version exclusive mascots. Remember the times you could catch all of them on the same cartridge and weren't integral to the main story?...also would like to see the amount of them released each gen to be toned down. They lose their specialness when one out of every fifteen Pokemon released in a generation is a legendary.


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                    And I have an irrational hatred of Pikachu .
                    Agreed. My favorite Pokemon is actually Sandshrew, who I've dubbed as "Anti-Pikachu."
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                      In my opinion most of 4th and 5th Gen Pokemon have terrible designs. There are great ones but the majority are terrible. I get into this argument with a friend of a friend almost weekly.

                      Also I don't like Pikachu. Raichu is so much cooler and Pikachu doesn't deserve to be the face of Pokemon. Someone cool like the Abra family should have been the face or Bulbasaur since he is the first Pokemon in the Pokedex. Or as stated above Sandshrew. He is adorable and from what I've seen horribly underused.

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                        I actually kind of like Mewtwo's new form. I don't know how PC in general thinks of it, but other sites I browse have been leaning more towards dislike. Maybe it's because the new form feels like it's paying an homage to one of my childhood villains, but I can get behind them revisiting Mewtwo after all this time. And getting Mewtwo in X and Y is something else I can dig.
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                          I like the new Mewtwo form and the ice cream Pokemon. *Hides behind Garbodor*
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                            I actually kind of like Mewtwo's new form. I don't know how PC in general thinks of it, but other sites I browse have been leaning more towards dislike. Maybe it's because the new form feels like it's paying an homage to one of my childhood villains, but I can get behind them revisiting Mewtwo after all this time. And getting Mewtwo in X and Y is something else I can dig.
                            I can't tell if you mean that Mewtwo was the villain or you're talking about Buu from DBZ. xD
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                              *The anime went downhill after Misty left: I had gotten so attached to Ash, Misty, Brock, and Tracey as I was watching the Kanto, Orange Islands,and Johto runs of the anime, and was shocked when I read that Misty was going to be leaving the show. Needless to say, I stopped watching it altogether early into the Hoenn run.

                              *Generations I and II were the best: I started the Pokémon games with Generation I (specifically Yellow), and eventually got all three Gen. II main games, and feel they are good games for newbies to learn the basic Pokémon game mechanics on-even though everybody says the mechanics aren't all that great.
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                                I have a few of those :3 Oddly enough i was just about to make a thread like this until I stumbled across this one! Anyway...

                                1: Swoobat is one of my favorite pokemon of gen 5. It is so cute and unique, and I have a soft spot for all bat pokemon. Which leads to my next opinion...

                                2: Zubat doesn't annoy me... to an extent. Yes, swarms of them can be annoying, but I've used several Crobat's in my main quest playthroughs (Heartgold, Pearl, White 2...) and it's a fantastic flying type to have.

                                3: Gen III is my favorite. The story, towns, pokemon, characters, music... Everything about it was amazing.

                                4: Gen IV is probably my least favorite story and character wise (though I love every generation) but sinnoh is extremely fun and it has some of my favorite pokemon.

                                5: I don't get why some complain about wanting to go back to the original 151 pokemon. Gen 1 was amazing for it's time, but I much prefer adding tons of new pokemon to each gen. It makes it more exciting and adds to the diversity. Each gen has at least a handful of loveable pokemon.

                                6: (Might not be unpopular...) Bug types are my least favorite, right next to rock. I can never make much use of them because they have such poor defensive stats and so many weaknesses. Volcarona and Heracross are some of the only bug types I can tolerate.

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                                  My unpopular opinion is that the new Male characters are slowly becoming to look more and more like girls. They are getting longer hair and its annoying. Also I think that it would of been really cool to have used Hugh's sprite as the main character. Hugh just looks better. Another opinion I have is that it was awesome to have pokemon from all Generations pop up in B2W2. Ive been waiting for a game like that forever.

                                  The new mewtwo form looks like a bottle opener.
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                                    Wait, wait, wait, people don't like the new pikachu design?
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                                    Apparently, I share the unpopular opinion with the OP, I think it's freakin' cute.

                                    I also really love Lucario, which, if I look at this site (and plenty of others), is universally regarded as the most overrated and hated pokémon ever, up to the point where one should consider whether it might just be so hated for being overrated that it became underrated again. And if you like Lucario, then you must either be an 11 year old who's only been into pokémon since the 4th gen, or you must be a tasteless sheep who just follows the trendy pokémon, or whatever. Same kind of story applies with Dragonite, whom apparently everybody thought was too silly and obese and cute to bear the ferocious title of dragon. And Pikachu, whom everyone hates because he's the mascot, but screw that. He's adorable and I couldn't imagine any other pokémon to represent the pokémon series as well as him. And if he weren't the mascot, he wouldn't receive nearly as much hatred.

                                    My favourite generation is the first one. I am not a genwunner though, as I simply cannot imagine a pokémon universe anymore without some of my all-time favourite pokémon like Ampharos, Breloom, Lucario, Riolu, Flygon, etcetera etcetera. I HATE HATE HATE anyone who is, but I hated it even more when I simply opined on another forum that the first was my favourite and got all kinds of nasty hate comments for it. It absolutely hurts to see how much the fandom is damaged by the schism of genwunners and those who despise everything that's first generation. I mean, okay, people always criticise the game mechanics in the first game, and of course there's a lot wrong with it. But all that matters to me are the pokémon that belong to each generation, and whether they have relatable and expressive designs. I can always just use my favourite gen I pokémon in the newer games where the mechanics are balanced.

                                    I also love all the vendor trash pokémon, including Bidoof and Patrat. COME AT ME BRO!

                                    And finally, and this may come as quite a shock to plenty of the people here. I dislike Volcarona. Really, competitively, he's probably awesome and stuff, but I just can't get used to the design. It's so creepy. It must be its red spotted petal wings, its strange white fluff, its lifeless blue compound eyes, and its creepy shape that gives an uncanny crackly sensation in my mouth like I'm swallowing a spider or some other creeper arthropod. I just don't like it at all. It scares me more.
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