History YMMV / Pokemon

19th Nov '17 5:22:02 PM Chasem
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** Due to the sparse details provided by the games, the Pokémon themselves are subject to this in the games. They display little personality outside of Pokémon-Amie, natures and characteristics, and their 8-bit cries would be fairly implausible to produce in a "real" setting, with their text cries alternating between PokemonSpeak and onomatopoeia. As such, the Pokémon's cries and personalities (both individuals and the whole species) are largely left up to the viewer's imagination (and whichever AlternateContinuity they like best, be it the anime, the manga, ''Origins'', etc.), which helps fuel the fandom's large roleplaying and fanwork community. For example, the SelfDemonstrating SelfDemonstrating/{{Mewtwo}} page on this very wiki mainly represents the games' Mewtwo, but is also a CompositeCharacter between most versions of Mewtwo[[note]]except for the one from ''Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened'' due to it being the only second Mewtwo to exist in a continuity[[/note]], which speaks telepathically and has a personality similar to the one from ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' (which, in turn, is a composite between the English and Japanese versions of that movie).

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** Due to the sparse details provided by the games, the Pokémon themselves are subject to this in the games. They display little personality outside of Pokémon-Amie, natures and characteristics, and their 8-bit cries would be fairly implausible to produce in a "real" setting, with their text cries alternating between PokemonSpeak and onomatopoeia. As such, the Pokémon's cries and personalities (both individuals and the whole species) are largely left up to the viewer's imagination (and whichever AlternateContinuity they like best, be it the anime, the manga, ''Origins'', ''Generations'', etc.), which helps fuel the fandom's large roleplaying and fanwork community. For example, the SelfDemonstrating SelfDemonstrating/{{Mewtwo}} page on An example of this very wiki mainly represents the games' Mewtwo, but is also a CompositeCharacter between most versions of Mewtwo[[note]]except for the one from ''Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened'' due to it being the only second Mewtwo to exist in a continuity[[/note]], which speaks telepathically and has a personality similar Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers, where Pokémon depiction bases are left up to the one from ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' (which, in turn, is a composite between the English and Japanese versions of that movie).writer.
19th Nov '17 5:11:23 PM Chasem
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19th Nov '17 5:10:51 PM Chasem
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Despite being primarily aimed at kids, the villains of the games can get very dark, the Pokedex entries are often quite disturbing, and many deaths, on-screen or implied, happen, which can be [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar hidden under metaphor]] or otherwise.
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Despite being primarily aimed at kids, the villains of the games can get very dark, the Pokedex entries are often quite disturbing, and many deaths, on-screen or implied, happen, which can be [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar hidden under metaphor]] or otherwise. \n* TheWoobie: Additionally, the PeripheryDemographic of older fans is a very vocal and prominent part of the fanbase that The Pokémon Company successfully caters and markets to, to the point that it's easy to forget that the franchise is for kids in the first place.
19th Nov '17 4:10:56 PM N8han11
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* [[YMMV/PokemonAnime The Anime Series]]
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonTheFirstMovie Mewtwo Strikes Back]]''
* ''[[YMMV/{{Pokemon2000}} The Power of One]]''
* ''[[YMMV/{{Pokemon3}} Spell of the Unown]]''
* ''[[YMMV/Pokemon4Ever Voice of the Forest]]''
* ''YMMV/PokemonHeroes''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonJirachiWishmaker Jirachi Wishmaker]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonDestinyDeoxys Destiny Deoxys]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonTheRiseOfDarkrai The Rise of Darkrai]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonGiratinaAndTheSkyWarrior Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonArceusAndTheJewelOfLife Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite The Movie: Black and White]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonKyuremVSTheSwordOfJustice Kyurem VS the Sword of Justice]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonHoopaAndTheClashOfAges Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonVolcanionAndTheMechanicalMarvel Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]''
* ''YMMV/PokemonIChooseYou''
* ''YMMV/PokemonOrigins''
* ''YMMV/PokemonGenerations''
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* ''YMMV/PokemonAdventures''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure Diamond and Pearl Adventure]]''
* ''YMMV/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu''

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* ''YMMV/PokemonAdventures''
[[YMMV/PokemonAnime The Anime Series]]
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure Diamond ''[[YMMV/PokemonTheFirstMovie Mewtwo Strikes Back]]''
* ''[[YMMV/{{Pokemon2000}} The Power of One]]''
* ''[[YMMV/{{Pokemon3}} Spell of the Unown]]''
* ''[[YMMV/Pokemon4Ever Voice of the Forest]]''
* ''YMMV/PokemonHeroes''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonJirachiWishmaker Jirachi Wishmaker]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonDestinyDeoxys Destiny Deoxys]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew Lucario
and Pearl Adventure]]''
the Mystery of Mew]]''
* ''YMMV/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu''''[[YMMV/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonTheRiseOfDarkrai The Rise of Darkrai]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonGiratinaAndTheSkyWarrior Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonArceusAndTheJewelOfLife Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite The Movie: Black and White]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonKyuremVSTheSwordOfJustice Kyurem VS the Sword of Justice]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonHoopaAndTheClashOfAges Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonVolcanionAndTheMechanicalMarvel Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]''
* ''YMMV/PokemonIChooseYou''
* ''YMMV/PokemonOrigins''
* ''YMMV/PokemonGenerations''



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* ''[[YMMV/PokemonLive Pokémon Live!]]''

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* ''[[YMMV/PokemonLive Pokémon Live!]]''''YMMV/PokemonAdventures''
* ''[[YMMV/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure Diamond and Pearl Adventure]]''
* ''YMMV/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu''



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* ''[[YMMV/PokemonLive Pokémon Live!]]''
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14th Nov '17 8:46:15 PM rjd1922
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** The Neo Genesis Slowking in the English version, thanks to a mistranslation making its Pokemon Power much stronger than intended. "Mind Games" makes the opponent flip a coin to use any Trainer card, and if tails the effect fails and the card is placed on top of your opponent's deck. The Japanese text specified that the power only worked while Slowking was active, but this was left off the English card, which meant you could stack 4 Slowkings on your bench to reduce your opponent's chances of playing Trainers to 1/16, while also shutting down the opponent's draw 15/16ths of the time. The card was banned like Sneasel until errata fixed the Power.

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** The Neo Genesis Slowking in the English version, thanks to a mistranslation making its Pokemon Pokémon Power much stronger than intended. "Mind Games" makes the opponent flip a coin to use any Trainer card, and if tails the effect fails and the card is placed on top of your opponent's deck. The Japanese text specified that the power only worked while Slowking was active, but this was left off the English card, which meant you could stack 4 Slowkings on your bench to reduce your opponent's chances of playing Trainers to 1/16, while also shutting down the opponent's draw 15/16ths of the time. The card was banned like Sneasel until errata fixed the Power.



** The Lv. X Pokémon Cards from the Diamond and Pearl sets are played by evolving your Active Pokémon that has the same name as the Lv.X card, thus evolving your already fully-evolved Pokémon to an even stronger form. [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY MegaEvolutions don't seem like such a novelty concept for the franchise now]].

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** The Lv. X Pokémon Cards from the Diamond and Pearl sets are played by evolving your Active Pokémon that has the same name as the Lv.X card, thus evolving your already fully-evolved Pokémon to an even stronger form. [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY MegaEvolutions Mega Evolutions don't seem like such a novelty concept for the franchise now]].



* OlderThanTheyThink: Many concepts and even attacks that appear in the game originated in the cards first. Abilities appeared in the third generation, but the cards have had Pokemon Powers since they were first released. Mega Evolutions debuted in generation 6, but Level X Pokemon appeared in the cards during the fourth generation.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Many concepts and even attacks that appear in the game originated in the cards first. Abilities appeared in the third generation, but the cards have had Pokemon Pokémon Powers since they were first released. Mega Evolutions debuted in generation 6, but Level X Pokemon appeared in the cards during the fourth generation.
13th Nov '17 11:13:30 AM Chasem
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*** Generation V's larger focus on story has divided some players.

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*** Generation V's larger focus on story and [[DemotedToExtra dismissal of or reduced emphasis on classic Pokémon]] has divided some players.
13th Nov '17 11:03:07 AM Chasem
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* FriendlyFandoms: ''Pokémon'' has such widespread appeal that its fandom overlaps with most other fandoms out there, from similar franchises such as ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' to completely different ones such as ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Given any fandom, there's a high chance that it'll have unironic crossover fanart and fanfiction with ''Pokémon'', no matter how awkward the crossover may be.
13th Nov '17 10:52:22 AM Chasem
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* {{Woolseyism}}: ''Shining Legends'' Incineroar has an attack named "[[PrecisionFStrike Goddamn]] [[GratuitousEnglish Punch]]"[[note]]as spelled out by katakana[[/note]] in Japanese. For obvious reasons, such a name wouldn't slide in the English version, so it was translated as "Profane Punch"; not only does "Profane" convey the intended meaning much better than ObligatorySwearing in a children's game, but it serves as a StealthPun in that the Japanese name of the attack was literally profane.
13th Nov '17 2:40:28 AM MagBas
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Despite being primarily aimed at kids, the villains of the games can get very dark, the Pokedex entries are often quite disturbing, and many deaths, on-screen or implied, happen, which can be [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar hidden under metaphor]] or otherwise. Fans often use examples of SurpriseCreepy and complex mechanics to claim [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the opposite of this trope]] due to supposed shame over playing a children's game; however, this "why-are-you-playing-a-kiddy-game" stigma has largely disappeared due to the mainstream success of ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' and the games' more conscious efforts to [[MultipleDemographicAppeal cater to all demographics]], and general consensus is that the franchise is perfect for all ages just like the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Despite being primarily aimed at kids, the villains of the games can get very dark, the Pokedex entries are often quite disturbing, and many deaths, on-screen or implied, happen, which can be [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar hidden under metaphor]] or otherwise. Fans often use examples of SurpriseCreepy and complex mechanics to claim [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the opposite of this trope]] due to supposed shame over playing a children's game; however, this "why-are-you-playing-a-kiddy-game" stigma has largely disappeared due to the mainstream success of ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' and the games' more conscious efforts to [[MultipleDemographicAppeal cater to all demographics]], and general consensus is that the franchise is perfect for all ages just like the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon.
12th Nov '17 7:57:36 PM Chasem
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** ''Pokémon'' has, quite possibly, one of the clearest examples of this in video gaming. Outside its obvious target demographic of young kids, the entire franchise[[note]]though the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] a bit less so than other incarnations[[/note]] is also quite popular with young adults that were kids in [[TheNineties the late 1990s]] when the series was introduced, as well as with {{Otaku}} and Nintendo and JRPG fans in general. The franchise also has been a massive influence on youth and Internet culture, considering its popularity on ImageBoards and the number of [[FountainOfMemes memes]], videos, and fan tributes that the franchise has spawned, and has a number of {{Big Name Fan}}s such as [[Series/AmericanIdol Jordin Sparks]], Music/OneDirection, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/RobinWilliams and Creator/RondaRousey.

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** ''Pokémon'' has, quite possibly, one of the clearest examples of this in video gaming.gaming; there's a ''reason'' why TheOtherWiki lists it as the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. Outside its obvious target demographic of young kids, the entire franchise[[note]]though the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] a bit less so than other incarnations[[/note]] is also quite popular with young adults that were kids in [[TheNineties the late 1990s]] when the series was introduced, as well as with {{Otaku}} and Nintendo and JRPG fans in general. The franchise also has been a massive influence on youth and Internet culture, considering its popularity on ImageBoards and the number of [[FountainOfMemes memes]], videos, and fan tributes that the franchise has spawned, and has a number of {{Big Name Fan}}s such as [[Series/AmericanIdol Jordin Sparks]], Music/OneDirection, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/RobinWilliams and Creator/RondaRousey.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Despite being primarily aimed at kids, the villains of the games can get very dark, the Pokedex entries are often quite disturbing, and many deaths, on-screen or implied, happen. Lots of this is hidden under metaphor, however.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Despite being primarily aimed at kids, the villains of the games can get very dark, the Pokedex entries are often quite disturbing, and many deaths, on-screen or implied, happen. Lots of this is happen, which can be [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar hidden under metaphor, however.metaphor]] or otherwise. Fans often use examples of SurpriseCreepy and complex mechanics to claim [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the opposite of this trope]] due to supposed shame over playing a children's game; however, this "why-are-you-playing-a-kiddy-game" stigma has largely disappeared due to the mainstream success of ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' and the games' more conscious efforts to [[MultipleDemographicAppeal cater to all demographics]], and general consensus is that the franchise is perfect for all ages just like the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon.
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