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Is pokemon much the same game now?

#1radred2004Posted 1/9/2013 8:19:26 AM
I still play pokemon games and I will likely play the new ones, but it's obvious that pokemon ideas are becoming recycled and the pokemon staff is becoming far less original. Part of this is because ideas are running out and another part is because it makes money to make the same game over again.

Pokemon are becoming unoriginal though; if not in design, then in game tactics. Look at my examples (the starred ones represent the closest resemblance to same type/species/idea). These pokemon relate either by species, appearance, type, the idea they represent to the game, or in evolution stages. I'll indicate each one.

Pidgey = Starly = Taillow = Pidove = Spearow (same idea: all easily obtainable birds; typing; Hoothoot may be an exception because it's nocturnal and that's its theme)
Rattata = Patrat (idea)
Purrloin = Glameow (species)
* Pansear = Chimcar (idea/species/type)
Grimer = Trubbish (idea/species is close too)
Munna = Drowzee (idea/type/evolution)
Roggenrola = Geodude (idea/type/evolution)
Drilbur = Diglett (idea/type/species is close)
Timbur = Machop (idea/type/evolution)
Tympole = Poliwag (idea/type) = Froakie (idea/type) = Toxicroak (species)
Throh/Sawk = Hitmonchan/Hitmonlee (type/idea)
Petilil = Oddish forms = Roselia (type/idea)
Basculin is a basic version of fish pokemon without an evo (idea/species)
Sandile = Totodile (species)
Darumaka = Primeape (species)
* Darumaka = Pansear = Chimcar (idea/type)
* Maractus = Cacnea
Sigilyph = Xatu (type/idea)
Tirtouga = Squirtle (type/idea) = Turtwig (species)
* fossil = fossil = fossil
Gothita closely resembles the Gardevoir chain
Ducklett = Psyduck (idea/type)
Swanna = Pelipper (type/idea)
Sawbuck = Stantler (both normal types/species) = new X pokemon (species)
Emolga = Pikachu = Pachirisu = Plusle/Minun (all made for cuteness and marketing value)
Foongus = Paras (typing/evolution/species is close enough/idea)
Frillish=Tentacool (species, though they do have different typings which make them less repetitive than others)
Joltik = Spinarak (species)
Ferrothorn = Forretress (idea)
Haxorus = Garchomp = Salamence = Dragonite (typical every gen dragon idea)
Cryogonal = Glalie (typing/idea)
Shelmet = Shellder = Clamperl (somewhat same idea, but certainly true for the last two)
Bouffalant = Tauros (typing/idea/species different but close enough if you consider cross-species evolution as pokemon does)
Heatmor = Torkoal (typing/appearence)
dragon legendaries = dragon legendaries (enough said)
Spheal = Seel (typing/species)
* Vulpix = new Fennec fox (typing/idea) = Zorua (species)
Wurmple = Caterpie/Weedle (idea/typing and evolution if you count Wurmple's split evo)
Skitty = Meowth (species/type)
Sableye = Spiritomb (type/idea)
Aggron = Rhydon (appearence)
Grumpig = Emboar (species)
* Seviper = Arbok (typing/different snakes but still close enough) = Snivy (all snakes)
Corphish = Krabby (typing/evolution/appearence close/species)
Feebas = Magikarp (evolution/both basic fish/water type)
Delibird = Piplup (species)
Audino = Chansey (type/original evolution/idea)
Lillipup = Growlithe = Houndour = Snubull (species; typing between 2 of 4)
5th gen evolution monkeys = original Eeveelutions (different types, but same idea)
Oshawatt = Buizel (typing/species close enough)
Wigglytuff = Drifloon (both balloon pokemon)
Pinsir = Heracross (idea/evolution)
Voltorb = Foongus (idea: in-game pokeballs)
There's probably more, but this is enough.
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#2radred2004(Topic Creator)Posted 1/9/2013 8:19:39 AM
On top of closely resembling pokemon, there are questionable pokemon that either ARGUABLY don't fit or have no use:
Delibird
Luvdisc
Unown
Lunatone
Solrock
Plusle (only for cuteness)
Minun (only for cuteness)
Mawhile (I like it, but what's the point?)
Nosepass/Probopass (?)
Dunsparce
Basculin
Alomomola
Crustle (?)
Vanilluxe (I like it, but why ice cream? Should they make all food pokemon now?)
Tauros (only because of Bouffalant Tauros is useless)
Stantler (Sawsbuck renders useless)
Cryogonal (Snorunt serves the purpose)
Multiple forms (merchandising scheme for Nintendo to make money)
all four evil teams
Duo cover legends = duo cover legends
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#3RunebogglePosted 1/9/2013 8:33:01 AM
A bit of a newsflash for you, because you seem to not get it:
irl, there are multiple species of the same type of animal (i.e., there's more than one species of bird, rodent, cactus, monkey, etc.)
What's to stop there from being a similar concept in Pokemon?

Also
From: radred2004 | #001
* Darumaka = Pansear = Chimcar (idea/type)

>thinking Darumaka is a monkey
>2012
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#4kakashik99992Posted 1/9/2013 8:34:26 AM
Oh yeah Fennec is a copy of this thing

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/Fennec_Foxes.jpg/800px-Fennec_Foxes.jpg

GF is running out of ideas because there is no animal similar to each other
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#5Crowfeather0226Posted 1/9/2013 8:35:00 AM
Still fun.
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#6radred2004(Topic Creator)Posted 1/9/2013 8:37:15 AM
Runeboggle posted...
A bit of a newsflash for you, because you seem to not get it:
irl, there are multiple species of the same type of animal (i.e., there's more than one species of bird, rodent, cactus, monkey, etc.)
What's to stop there from being a similar concept in Pokemon?

Also
From: radred2004 | #001
* Darumaka = Pansear = Chimcar (idea/type)

>thinking Darumaka is a monkey
>2012


I have thought about that.

I can take two different species with two different types.

But why two fire foxes? Why three fire monkeys/apes? Why three water frog/toads? Why two solely poison snakes? Why so many fighting humanoid creatures?

That's my argument. They can do different species of the same animal, but at least change up the type and don't overdo it.
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