History YMMV / Pokemon

29th Jul '16 8:21:10 AM SheldonDinkleburg
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Pikachu, the SeriesMascot, is a world-renowned icon and generally liked by the older fanbase. However, depending on how heavily it's marketed at the time (particularly compared to other Pokémon), it occasionally goes through periods of resentment and even hatred by some older fans due to its "cute" KidAppealCharacter nature and association with the divisive [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]], with the dawn of "Pokémania" and early parts of Generation V[[note]]due to the fact that Pikachu stood out like a sore thumb among the purely new Pokémon[[/note]] probably being the periods where its hate was most notable. Despite this, it has many loyal fans due to its BadassAdorable and iconic nature, who point out that Pikachu's fandom [[SilentMajority is not as annoyingly vocal]] as the fandoms for some of the "edgier" Pokémon such as Charizard (which usually causes further base-breaking for the Pokémon in question).

to:

** Pikachu, the SeriesMascot, is a world-renowned icon and generally liked by the older fanbase. However, depending on how heavily it's marketed at the time (particularly compared to other Pokémon), it occasionally goes through periods of resentment and even hatred by some older fans due to its "cute" KidAppealCharacter nature and association with the divisive [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]], with the dawn of "Pokémania" and early parts of Generation V[[note]]due to the fact that Pikachu stood out like a sore thumb among the purely new Pokémon[[/note]] probably being the periods where its hate was most notable. Despite this, it has many loyal fans due to its BadassAdorable and iconic nature, who point out that Pikachu's fandom [[SilentMajority is not as annoyingly vocal]] as the fandoms for some of the "edgier" Pokémon such as Charizard (which usually causes further base-breaking for the Pokémon in question). It also gets backlash from [[ReplacementScrappy fans of its evolved form]] since the franchise seems to go out of its way to ignore Raichu.
28th Jul '16 2:36:07 AM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BaseBreaker:

to:

* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter:



** [[FanNickname Pikaclones]], non-evolving Electric-type rodents resembling the Pikachu family introduced in every Generation. With Pikachu itself being a BaseBreaker, most fans don't appreciate the overly cute design and blatant {{Expy}}ism. It doesn't help that their stats and movepool are geared toward simply paralyzing for you for annoyance, but doing little else.

to:

** [[FanNickname Pikaclones]], non-evolving Electric-type rodents resembling the Pikachu family introduced in every Generation. With Pikachu itself being a BaseBreaker, BaseBreakingCharacter, most fans don't appreciate the overly cute design and blatant {{Expy}}ism. It doesn't help that their stats and movepool are geared toward simply paralyzing for you for annoyance, but doing little else.
24th Jul '16 8:18:21 AM PeabodySam
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Similarly, Leaf Storm (same as Draco Meteor, except that it's grass type). It can be learned by Serperior, which can have the Contrary ability -- this makes stat decreases into ''increases'' instead (though the reverse holds true as well). Effectively, a Contrary Serperior with Leaf Storm can raise unholy hell on the unprepared. Though this is somewhat mitigated by the fact that it's impossible to obtain a legitimate one, as Serperior with Contrary were never made available, [[DummiedOut presumably for this reason]] (though they are allowed in some simulators). No longer true as of ORAS, where Contrary Serperior was made available as a download event.

to:

*** Similarly, Leaf Storm (same as Draco Meteor, except that it's grass type). It can be learned by Serperior, which can have the Contrary ability -- this makes stat decreases into ''increases'' instead (though the reverse holds true as well). Effectively, a Contrary Serperior with Leaf Storm can raise unholy hell on the unprepared. Though this is somewhat mitigated by the fact that it's impossible to obtain a legitimate one, as Serperior with Contrary were never made available, [[DummiedOut presumably for this reason]] (though they are allowed in some simulators). No longer true as of ORAS, where Contrary Serperior was made available as a download event.



** Poor, poor Flareon. All that Attack and nothing to use it with. Even several Fire-type special attackers got the perfect move for it, Flare Blitz. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Luckily for the little guy, Generation VI gave it Flare Blitz, finally giving it a reliable STAB.]] Unfortunately, however, it fixed absolutely none of Flareon's other problems (slow, fragile, horrible movepool, bad defensive typing, etc.) and in fact [[PowerupLetdown created more problems than it solved]], as while Flare Blitz hits retardedly hard, Flareon's horrendous HP essentially makes it a suicide attack thanks to the recoil, and it will get two off in standard play ''at most'' before it's either KO'd or takes itself out.

to:

** Poor, poor Flareon. All that Attack and nothing to use it with. Even several Fire-type special attackers got the perfect move for it, Flare Blitz. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Luckily for the little guy, Generation VI gave it Flare Blitz, finally giving it a reliable STAB.]] Unfortunately, however, it fixed absolutely none of Flareon's other problems (slow, fragile, horrible movepool, bad defensive typing, etc.) and in fact [[PowerupLetdown created more problems than it solved]], as while Flare Blitz hits retardedly incredibly hard, Flareon's horrendous HP essentially makes it a suicide attack thanks to the recoil, and it will get two off in standard play ''at most'' before it's either KO'd or takes itself out.
22nd Jul '16 7:57:47 AM PDL
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CreepyCute: While they're supposed to be creepy and unsettling in-universe, Ghost type Pokémon, especially the unevolved forms, are just as adorable as any other unevolved Pokémon. Examples include Gastly, Misdreavus, Yamask, Litwick, Pumpkaboo, Phantump and Mimikyu.

to:

* CreepyCute: While they're supposed to be creepy and unsettling in-universe, Ghost type Pokémon, especially the unevolved forms, are just as adorable as any other unevolved Pokémon. Examples A few examples include Gastly, Misdreavus, Yamask, Litwick, Pumpkaboo, Phantump and Mimikyu.
21st Jul '16 7:30:47 AM Mario1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The revelation of a possible live-action film adaptation being made by either Creator/WarnerBrothers, Creator/{{Sony}} or Creator/LegendaryPictures. While some view it as The Pokémon Company simply riding on the success of the advertisement celebrating its 20th anniversary, many believe that a Hollywood treatment of the franchise would result in the studio(s) whitewashing it of its Asian roots, akin to the controversial [[RaceLift casting]] of Creator/ScarlettJohansson as the lead in the film adaptation of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' at the time. Others would cite ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', which suffered similar whitewashing, as a sole reason why Hollywood studios adapting a beloved Japanese work could not and would not work well at all. Another major concern is that the studio(s) would make the live-action film drive away from the franchise's lighthearted, fun subject matter that defined the video games and anime and have it turn into a DarkerAndEdgier, more mature PG/PG-13-rated film that would not only alienate younger fans of the franchise, but also the fan base overall.
19th Jul '16 9:51:48 PM Sammettik
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WeWantOurJerkBack: Many people miss when the rivals were [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkasses]], detesting the overly friendly attitude all of them after Silver show. If we must be forced into a sudden battle at often inopportune occasions, it's much more satisfying to knock the first two ArrogantKungFuGuy rivals down a peg with each victory than another casual competition.
19th Jul '16 9:03:35 AM Darthrai
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CreepyCute: While they're supposed to be creepy and unsettling in-universe, Ghost type Pokémon, especially the unevolved forms, are just as adorable as any other unevolved Pokémon. Examples include Misdreavus, Yamask, Litwick, Pumpkaboo, and Phantump, which is a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids treestump possessed by the spirits of dead children]]. [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Phantump_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29 But just look at it.]]

to:

* CreepyCute: While they're supposed to be creepy and unsettling in-universe, Ghost type Pokémon, especially the unevolved forms, are just as adorable as any other unevolved Pokémon. Examples include Gastly, Misdreavus, Yamask, Litwick, Pumpkaboo, Phantump and Phantump, which is a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids treestump possessed by the spirits of dead children]]. [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Phantump_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29 But just look at it.]]Mimikyu.
19th Jul '16 8:53:52 AM Darthrai
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnimationAgeGhetto: Despite the PeripheryDemographic, ''Pokémon'', thanks to [[AdaptationDisplacement the anime]] and [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment its English dub]], is widely viewed as being solely for children. As of Gen VI, Game Freak fortunately seems to have caught on to this status, and is trying to appease the older fans and establish that ''Pokémon'' is indeed for all ages. [[http://www.gazettextra.com/20150330/press_start_two_big_reasons_why_pok%C3%A9mon_games_arent_just_for_kids An entire article]] was written on the subject, and the mainstream success of ''VideoGame/PokemonGO'' has alleviated this to some extent.

to:

* AnimationAgeGhetto: Despite the PeripheryDemographic, ''Pokémon'', thanks to [[AdaptationDisplacement the anime]] and [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment its English dub]], is widely viewed as being solely for children. As of Gen VI, Game Freak fortunately seems to have caught on to this status, and is trying to appease the older fans and establish that ''Pokémon'' is indeed for all ages. [[http://www.gazettextra.com/20150330/press_start_two_big_reasons_why_pok%C3%A9mon_games_arent_just_for_kids An entire article]] was written on the subject, and the mainstream success of ''VideoGame/PokemonGO'' ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' has alleviated this to some extent.
19th Jul '16 8:53:26 AM Darthrai
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnimationAgeGhetto: Despite the PeripheryDemographic, ''Pokémon'', thanks to [[AdaptationDisplacement the anime]] and [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment its English dub]], is widely viewed as being solely for children. As of Gen VI, Game Freak fortunately seems to have caught on to this status, and is trying to appease the older fans and establish that ''Pokémon'' is indeed for all ages. [[http://www.gazettextra.com/20150330/press_start_two_big_reasons_why_pok%C3%A9mon_games_arent_just_for_kids An entire article]] was written on the subject.

to:

* AnimationAgeGhetto: Despite the PeripheryDemographic, ''Pokémon'', thanks to [[AdaptationDisplacement the anime]] and [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment its English dub]], is widely viewed as being solely for children. As of Gen VI, Game Freak fortunately seems to have caught on to this status, and is trying to appease the older fans and establish that ''Pokémon'' is indeed for all ages. [[http://www.gazettextra.com/20150330/press_start_two_big_reasons_why_pok%C3%A9mon_games_arent_just_for_kids An entire article]] was written on the subject.subject, and the mainstream success of ''VideoGame/PokemonGO'' has alleviated this to some extent.
19th Jul '16 3:34:23 AM PDL
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Quick, what do you think of when you think "Pokémon's main theme"? For most people, it's the first theme of the anime (English or Japanese) rather then the title screen's theme.

to:

** Quick, what do you think of when you think "Pokémon's main theme"? For most people, it's the first theme of the anime (English or Japanese) rather then the game's title screen's screen theme.
This list shows the last 10 events of 992. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.Pokemon