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User Info: harle1012000

harle1012000
3 years ago#1
Some of you may know that some of the people who worked on Earthbound and with Ape Inc. went on to make Pokemon. If you look carefully, especially in Gen 1, you can notice a lot of throwbacks.

1. Mewtwo = Giygas theory
Both are powerful psychic entities. Giygas' sprite in Mother (Earthbound Zero) looks vaguely similar to Mewtwo's sprite.

2. Pokey/Porky Minch = Blue theory
Both are rivals you encounter at various points in the game. Both consistently taunt you and are always one step ahead. Both were your neighbor and childhood friend. Both are featured in the final battle. Blue can be seen as Pokey/Porky if, instead of staying a jerk, matured and reconciled with his rival.

3. 8 Your Sanctuaries = 8 Pokemon Gyms
Same with 8 melodies and 8 badges. Not much to expand here.

4. 4th city is a metropolis / Plant Bosses
Fourside and Celadon City. Really stretching it though especially since you get the Fourside melody 5th. The fourth badge and correct 4th Your Sanctuary (Rainy Circle in Winters) involve a battle against plants (Erika's grass pokemon and Shrooom!)

Anyway, that's all I got. Any other thoughts?
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User Info: CakeOfLies

CakeOfLies
3 years ago#2
Both are FREAKING AWESOME.
That's all that needs to be said.
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PrettyTonyTiger
3 years ago#3
Bad eggs and trying to pirate Earthbound
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_KGC_
3 years ago#4
Dragonite
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CakeOfLies
3 years ago#5
_KGC_ posted...
Dragonite


That too.
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Meta289
3 years ago#6
Gen 5 Waitress = Mother 3 Tessie
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Arne83
3 years ago#7
CakeOfLies posted...
Both are FREAKING AWESOME.
That's all that needs to be said.
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Great_Reapette
3 years ago#8
harle1012000 posted...
1. Mewtwo = Giygas theory
Both are powerful psychic entities. Giygas' sprite in Mother (Earthbound Zero) looks vaguely similar to Mewtwo's sprite.


This is the exact reason I was disappointed when Newtwo wasn't Mewtwo's upside-down head with a tail curved around it repeatedly.
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P0k3m0nWaRR10R8
3 years ago#9
CakeOfLies posted...
Both are FREAKING AWESOME.
That's all that needs to be said.
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Roobitysu
3 years ago#10
N's Farwell vs. Mother 3 Love Theme
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