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    Even more stuff! Do you guys like these two? Their outfit color supposedly changes depending on the version. What do you think their names will be?
     

    Iceshadow3317

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  • With them going back to colors, I'd really love them to go back to being Scarlet and Violet, but both are kinda feminine names. If they are Spanish, it is possible they could be spanish based names.

    One could definitely be called Coco while the other is Mirabel.
     
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    Finally! They don't have silly gender differences! Aaaaaa awesome

    As long as it's possible to customize clothing during the game because dear god that's not a good look there lmao.
     
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  • I don't like them. They look too cartoonish, but more than that they look too childish. More than gen 8 models imo. I also don't like their outfits, so idk. I don't like them tbh. I also don't like the name of these games. Especially in Italian, they sound quite awful lol.
     
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    Ho-Oh

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    They honestly look so young :( We got to look a lot more mature in PLA so it's slightly jarring that they're younger. Customisation pleaseee!
     
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    Revealed different colors for Pokemon Violet.
    Protagonist designs shown

    Dislikes these. Looks even younger than previous games. Is not a fan of the floppy hat either.
     

    Iceshadow3317

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  • For me, the hat looks much better in game than in the art. Overall, while not a huge fan of the clothing, aside from the shorts, they look much better in game.

    However once again, the male character looks more generic than the female. Once again, I am drawn more to the female protag than the male.
     
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    I'm glad they decided to rid themselves of any pointlessly gendered attributes.. but dang they look young! I get they're only supposed to be 10(?) but nowadays it seems like even toddlers are getting their Pokédex's lol.
     
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  • The Violet versions are slightly better than the Scarlet ones but these look like two kids who just graduated kindergarten and got to choose their own clothes for the first time. :'')
     

    Palamon

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  • They look like kids in middle school. They also look a little too plain for me? Well, I guess that they have to grow on me. I really don't care we're playing young preteens/teenagers again since Pokemon's main audience in children, so.

    Also I didn't notice that the girl was wearing pants until Riki pointed out, so it's cool they're not forcing the girl to wear a skirt.
     

    Nah

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    The base design of the player characters hasn't really mattered to me for a while since customization has solidified itself as a thing in Pokemon, it doesn't really matter if they look good or bad when you can change much of the appearance (with BDSP being somewhat of an exception given the very limited options in that).

    But it'd be nice for once to have player characters that are like...not less than half my age. blahblahblah tradition blahblahblah pokemon is a kids game, I want the ability to make the obviously intended self-insert character be that

    not that they have to make them like 30, just like gimme age options here
     
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  • I like that the outfits are the same for each character. I don't the outfits but the characters designs themselves don't bother me. Kids start their adventures at 10 and it's always been that way, save Unova, where it's 11.
    Plus, I imagine you'll be able to switch it up anyway.
     

    Iceshadow3317

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  • I like that the outfits are the same for each character. I don't the outfits but the characters designs themselves don't bother me. Kids start their adventures at 10 and it's always been that way, save Unova, where it's 11.
    Plus, I imagine you'll be able to switch it up anyway.

    Actually it hasn't, it has just been assumed 10 because of the anime. I don't remember Gens 1 and 2, but Hoenn and Alola was 11. Kalos and Unova were both 14. PLA was 15 and Diamond and Pearl I am not sure about. Galar also seemed older.

    But it has never been outright started outside of the anime that they are 10. So I agree, it be nice if they looked a bit more mature like Kalos, Galar and Unova.
     
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  • It doesn't change the fact that they are kids and are allowed to look like kids. 14 and 15 are still kids. The Pokemon protags have always been kids and there's nothing wrong with that.
    EDIT: One thing I agree with though is that the characters seem rather plain compared to the others, and aren't very expressive.
     
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    Yeah, the lack of expressiveness is a bit of a downer, but I think it can really turn around with trainer customization.
     

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    Not really a big fan but we might get trainer customization so it will be like whatever to me lol
     
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