It is probably a combination of "OMG, it ice cream <.<" and "horrible design" Swirlix may be actual cotton candy, but it is overall cuter and depending in which pose you see it you may not even realise that it is cotton candy. The Vanillite line is all over your face with "Look at me! I look like ICE CREAM" --- Steel Type alone is responsible for the slow Death of the Pokemon Franchise.
It's because they're not ice cream, but everything (but their Pokedex) screams ice cream. The first might have gotten away with a stalagmite (AFAIK) but when ALL 3 are named after Vanilla (with only the first name bearing resemblance to the stalagmite) it's hard to take it seriously.
That said, I love Vanilluxe but sadly those defenses :/ --- "Do people go to Smogon's forums and complain about GameFaqs?" - Duskull24 "...you are a god among men" - The Red Man
It actually has a straw in one of its heads. Why would a living creature have a straw in its head? Don't bring Master Shake into this either.
It's not a straw. You don't put straws in ice cream... unless it's a milkshake, and Vanilluxe is clearly not a milkshake. It's obviously meant to be a wafer... or some kind of cookie. I can't believe I still have to explain this to people. --- More of a Pokemon fan than TherianReturns will ever be. Snowflame is greatest comic villain ever made. Shame on DC for letting him fade into obscurity.
The line was fine until they added the straw on Vanilluxe. Then I lost respect for the design. I understand what it represents in terms of stalactites. But they made it look dumb with the straw. --- Pokemon Black FC: 3653-9864-6035 Pokemon White FC: 4641-8614-2897 (5th Gen Edits only)