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Voltorb -> Electrode was, and still is, the laziest evo of all time.

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2 years ago#21
Sir_Badass posted...
Sloth9230 posted...
roxbury1990 posted...
Clearly nobody remembers what the voltorb line was based on. Oh well, electrode is still my fave electric poke of all time :)


Being based on a mimic does not make it's design creative, only it's concept. The design itself still sucks. Amongous is a creative mimic.


A creative mimic that nobody in their right mind could actually mistake for a Pokeball.

The only reason it works ingame is because of the top/down view.


Yeah, because 50 cm and then 1.2 m Pokéballs are so common to find.
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2 years ago#22
NeonDragon9000 posted...
Wow, a Poke Ball Pokemon (Voltorb) turned over (Electrode).

Gen I. was no excuse. It was just pure laziness.


I concur. I like Electrode, but it's just kind of uninspired. At the very least, Gen 1's defence in poorer designs is that they had to start somewhere.
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2 years ago#23
Electrode moves his eyebrows in a devious manner, your opinion is invalid.
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2 years ago#24
Earth_Echidna posted...
NeonDragon9000 posted...
Wow, a Poke Ball Pokemon (Voltorb) turned over (Electrode).

Gen I. was no excuse. It was just pure laziness.


I concur. I like Electrode, but it's just kind of uninspired. At the very least, Gen 1's defence in poorer designs is that they had to start somewhere.


- had to start somewhere
- smaller design team
- less hardware capabilities
- (assuming) smaller budget

what else can we come up with?
2 years ago#25
Sir_Badass posted...
Sloth9230 posted...
roxbury1990 posted...
Clearly nobody remembers what the voltorb line was based on. Oh well, electrode is still my fave electric poke of all time :)


Being based on a mimic does not make it's design creative, only it's concept. The design itself still sucks. Amongous is a creative mimic.


A creative mimic that nobody in their right mind could actually mistake for a Pokeball.

The only reason it works ingame is because of the top/down view.


I don't think anyone is gonna mistake Voltorb for one either >_>
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2 years ago#26
Did no one acknowledge my post?
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2 years ago#27
Poliwhirl to Poliwrath would like a word.
2 years ago#28
jokrayz posted...
Earth_Echidna posted...
NeonDragon9000 posted...
Wow, a Poke Ball Pokemon (Voltorb) turned over (Electrode).

Gen I. was no excuse. It was just pure laziness.


I concur. I like Electrode, but it's just kind of uninspired. At the very least, Gen 1's defence in poorer designs is that they had to start somewhere.


- had to start somewhere
- smaller design team
- less hardware capabilities
- (assuming) smaller budget

what else can we come up with?


- making up excuses
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2 years ago#29
MMhawk607 posted...
Poliwhirl to Poliwrath would like a word.


Wow, somebody else actually thought of this one. Nice.
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2 years ago#30
Nah, I still think the Vanilluxe family is way worse. Because they're FOOD. Imagine a Pokemon called Hamminite, which is just a plate of ham.
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