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What is the worst gen 1 ripoff pokemon

#21dwdwdw6Posted 3/28/2013 11:20:57 AM
sonOFestark posted...
Scolipede: It's an obvious rehash of Beedrill. I mean, they share typing, evolve twice to get to their species, have a defensive-looking middle evolution, are both based on arthropods, have antennae/antennae-like structures, and have some sort of pattern such as stripes or circles. Somehow, they can breed together, like the link between them isn't obvious enough.
They can both learn Protect, Toxic, Cut, Struggle Bug, Giga Impact, and, among many other moves (but most stupidly), Agility! Naturally! Within two levels of each other! It was Beedrill's final move to learn in Gen 1. Gamefreak just had to ruin my memories by giving it to that... that worm.


But Scolipede's design makes Beedrill look bad, and I actually like Beedrill :(
#22DarkBuster22904Posted 3/28/2013 11:24:20 AM
The wurmple line, for one. Rips off the weedle/caterpie lines, but does it really badly.

The "normal mammal" every gen has to rip off ratatta.

Woobat. Seriously, they didnt even try with the name.

Im tpted to draw parallels between sawk/troh and itmonchan/hitmonlee, but i guess theyre different enough. Barely.

Voltorb/electrode and foongus and amoongus. Oh my, they look like pokeballs on the overworld, dwahahahaha. >:(

There's more, but those came to mind immediately.
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#23TIGERJACKS0N(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2013 11:58:25 AM
dwdwdw6 posted...
sonOFestark posted...
Scolipede: It's an obvious rehash of Beedrill. I mean, they share typing, evolve twice to get to their species, have a defensive-looking middle evolution, are both based on arthropods, have antennae/antennae-like structures, and have some sort of pattern such as stripes or circles. Somehow, they can breed together, like the link between them isn't obvious enough.
They can both learn Protect, Toxic, Cut, Struggle Bug, Giga Impact, and, among many other moves (but most stupidly), Agility! Naturally! Within two levels of each other! It was Beedrill's final move to learn in Gen 1. Gamefreak just had to ruin my memories by giving it to that... that worm.


But Scolipede's design makes Beedrill look bad, and I actually like Beedrill :(


this. scoilepede is even one of my favorite all time pokemon designs now, and it's not a worm but a centepede. centipedes are my favorite bugs.. but they scare my girlfriend so i can't keep any in my house :(
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#24Meta289Posted 3/28/2013 12:00:50 PM
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#25MugilokoPosted 3/28/2013 12:03:42 PM
Entei

Arcanine is 10000000000000x better than that crap
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#26KitschgardenerPosted 3/28/2013 12:08:36 PM
From: sonOFestark | #018
They can both learn Protect, Toxic, Cut, Struggle Bug, Giga Impact, and, among many other moves (but most stupidly), Agility! Naturally! Within two levels of each other! It was Beedrill's final move to learn in Gen 1. Gamefreak just had to ruin my memories by giving it to that... that worm.


Can't tell if serious - Cut and Struggle Bug are common among Bug-types; Protect, Toxic and Giga Impact are learnable by almost everything; and Agility's reasonably common too.

From: DarkBuster22904 | #022
Woobat. Seriously, they didnt even try with the name.


Because the English name came first, amirite?
#27Meta289Posted 3/28/2013 12:12:24 PM
Kitschgardener posted...
From: DarkBuster22904 | #022
Woobat. Seriously, they didnt even try with the name.


Because the English name came first, amirite?


Even if the Japanese name wasn't similar to Zubat, it's still clear that Woobat was intended to be the Zubat expy of Gen 5. Due to Black/White having only Gen 5 Pokemon for most of the game, they had to make a lot of expies of older Pokemon.
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#28TIGERJACKS0N(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2013 12:15:53 PM
Mugiloko posted...
Entei

Arcanine is 10000000000000x better than that crap


How was entei a ripoff? arcanine isn't a cat btw, it's tiger strikes might fool you and the hearts of many other men
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#29MugilokoPosted 3/28/2013 12:17:58 PM
>Implying that I thought that Arcanine was a tiger
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#30KitschgardenerPosted 3/28/2013 12:18:42 PM
From: Meta289 | #027
Even if the Japanese name wasn't similar to Zubat, it's still clear that Woobat was intended to be the Zubat expy of Gen 5. Due to Black/White having only Gen 5 Pokemon for most of the game, they had to make a lot of expies of older Pokemon.


There are over 1,000 species of bat spread over every continent except Antarctica, making up about a fifth of all mammals. Woobat is no more an expy of Zubat than any other mammal-like Pokémon. If anything, there aren't enough bats.