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what if; all pokemon had different base stats dependent on their genders?

#1paiprPosted 7/16/2013 12:20:27 PM
kinda like the nido lines, male to female each has different base stats. so what if that was the case for all pokemon starting in gen 2-now? would this be terrible? would it bother you? what changes might you imagine for certain pokemon if this was true?
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#2Strain42Posted 7/16/2013 12:21:57 PM
SEXIST!!!

I dunno...I think it would be needlessly confusing, and kinda pointless.

And I guarantee you if even the ratio of stronger males to stronger females was 51% to 49% you'd have people basically screaming what I did in a non-sarcastic manner..
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#3PPPPLAASSUMAPosted 7/16/2013 12:22:04 PM
I kind of like this.

I've always seen genders as weird. Some pokemon are obviously feminine, other masculine. Those pokemon should have incentives for using the gender they mostly look like, IMO, and your idea works well for it.
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#4JoJoX200Posted 7/16/2013 12:25:05 PM
As long as BST would stay the same and only the distribution changed, why not. Females automatically being weaker is what most people will read from your post, tough, even if you didn't mention it.
#5AysanderPosted 7/16/2013 12:29:09 PM
Nido's aren't the same poke though...they're literally separate pokes with slight similarities who had the sad luck of being created before an actual gender system was implemented. XD
#6LexifoxPosted 7/16/2013 12:45:17 PM
I don't think I'd like it, TBH. The gender ratios alone would make this a hassle for some Pokemon.

PPPPLAASSUMA posted...
I kind of like this.

I've always seen genders as weird. Some pokemon are obviously feminine, other masculine. Those pokemon should have incentives for using the gender they mostly look like, IMO, and your idea works well for it.


Why should using, say, a female Lopunny be incentive over a male?
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#7Firelion6593Posted 7/16/2013 12:48:07 PM
I'd just wonder why the Hell they'd bother to implement it. I mean, seriously, what does it matter? It'd be too much effort anyway, since you'd have to not only recreate base stat spreads for past Pokemon, but make twice as many for any new Pokemon you make.
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#8paipr(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2013 12:49:48 PM
JoJoX200 posted...
As long as BST would stay the same and only the distribution changed, why not. Females automatically being weaker is what most people will read from your post, tough, even if you didn't mention it.


sadly thats true, which is ironic cause in some ways id see females being stronger. there are examples in the animal kingdom of the females being larger, and stronger. but yeah i agree that the BST should stay the same, or at least really really close.

Aysander posted...
Nido's aren't the same poke though...they're literally separate pokes with slight similarities who had the sad luck of being created before an actual gender system was implemented. XD


true there arent, but had they been introduced in gen 4, i think they prob could have been, with their final forms having a split evo based on gender.
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#9SuperRup91Posted 7/16/2013 1:03:04 PM
Since sexual dimorphism is not present in all real world species, I would say no to it being implemented to all pokemon.

PPPPLAASSUMA posted...
I've always seen genders as weird. Some pokemon are obviously feminine, other masculine. Those pokemon should have incentives for using the gender they mostly look like, IMO, and your idea works well for it.


While I agree that the developers made some pokemon exhibit traits that are traditionally associated with a particular human gender, pokemon themselves are not human. Just because they may have stereotypically masculine or feminine traits of humans, their species as a whole should not be viewed as a certain gender (unless they are mono-sexed of course).

Saying that they should have an incentive for using pokemon of a certain sex is perpetuating gender stereotypes (ie sexist). But, that is a whole other issue.
#10X_Ayumi_XPosted 7/16/2013 1:10:28 PM
I have a male and female Gengar (and yes, they're siblings... except one is japanese and the other is english).
So I wouldn't give a Mankey's ass.
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