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Do you think starters are designed based on their first or third stage?

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2 years ago#1
First-stage starters are cute and marketable as mascots and sell a lot of merchandise.

Final stage starters are the real deal.

Do you think most starters are designed around their first, second, or third stage?
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2 years ago#2
Nobody gives a damn about the middle stages.
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2 years ago#3
Each separately I remember I think it was Sugimori saying how they made each of osh stages and decided to surprise everyone in the third or something like that
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2 years ago#4
I think Blaziken was decided before Torchic. There's that concept art of when Latias and Blaziken used to be the same pokemon.
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2 years ago#5
summerclaw posted...
I think Blaziken was decided before Torchic. There's that concept art of when Latias and Blaziken used to be the same pokemon.


But there's also concept art of a Torchic with two feathery ears which looks more like the final product of Torchic than the Blaziken/Latias mixup looks like Blaziken.
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2 years ago#6
Definitely the first stage.
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2 years ago#7
It could honestly go either way. Do you take the cute mascot and figure out how to turn it into an engine of pain or do you take the awesome headliner and work backwards?
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2 years ago#8
One thing's for sure: they sure as hell don't start with the middle stage.
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