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Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Newbreed » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:07 pm UTC

Which group would win in a face off?

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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby thicknavyrain » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:25 pm UTC

On the cards, Digimon always had ridiculously high attack and health points in comparison to pokemon, but in real life pokemon would destroy digimon by the fact that pokemon was better crafted as a story, the monsters were cooler, digimon was a clone and pokemon have DRAGONITE. Seriously, he could do pretty much anything.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Endless Mike » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:06 pm UTC

Pokemon if for no reason other than that every other word isn't prefixed with "digi" or suffixed with "mon."
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby sje46 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:11 pm UTC

My digimon is digivolving! I hope I don't have to go to the digimart to buy a new digiball!

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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby rnew » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:33 pm UTC

I recently watched the whole of the first series of digimon.
I say recently...yeah it was 2 years ago. Yes I am at university. Yes i did watch it several episodes at a time at 2 in the morning after a few weeks.

The storyline was suprisingly really good, just the constant repetition of animation over every single episode was mindnumbing.

So pokemon every time.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Jebobek » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:42 pm UTC

I liked the third series season of digimon.. but I never played any game version of it. With Pokemon I only liked the first episodes when Ash had problems starting up and argued with Misty. After that its nothing but good sportsmanship and smiles and the power of friendship. Booo!
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Joeldi » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:03 am UTC

Endless Mike wrote:Pokemon if for no reason other than that every other word isn't prefixed with "digi" or suffixed with "mon."


Pokemon, Pokeball, Pokedex, Pokemart, PokeGear, PokeEtch, PokeBlock, Pokemon Centre, Pokemon Trainer, Pokemon Breeder, Pokemon Watcher, Pokemon Gym Pokemon Contest, Whatever the Gen IV version of a PokeBlock was.

VS.

Digimon, Digiworld, DigiDestined, DigiVice, Digitama, Digi-Egg, Digivolve, Digizoid, Digimental.

I'm not saying I haven't missed countless other Digi-things, but Pokemon isn't getting out of this scot-free.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Vieto » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:13 am UTC

For PS1, I had a digimon game (for no known reason). It sucked; you could only get digimon to Level 11, and you needed to use toy planes to catch digimon. Seriously, who uses toy planes?
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Endless Mike » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:03 pm UTC

Joeldi wrote:
Endless Mike wrote:Pokemon if for no reason other than that every other word isn't prefixed with "digi" or suffixed with "mon."


Pokemon, Pokeball, Pokedex, Pokemart, PokeGear, PokeEtch, PokeBlock, Pokemon Centre, Pokemon Trainer, Pokemon Breeder, Pokemon Watcher, Pokemon Gym Pokemon Contest, Whatever the Gen IV version of a PokeBlock was.

VS.

Digimon, Digiworld, DigiDestined, DigiVice, Digitama, Digi-Egg, Digivolve, Digizoid, Digimental.

I'm not saying I haven't missed countless other Digi-things, but Pokemon isn't getting out of this scot-free.

Yeah, but the difference is that they don't say those all the time in Pokemon. In Digimon it's like I NEED GURURUMON TO DIGIVOLVE TO STOP THE DIGIDESTINED FROM GETTING THE DIGI-EGG AND DESTROYING THE DIGIWORLD. At least based on the couple times I watched it.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby McLovin » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:50 pm UTC

Digimon. Hands down. I'm not saying that I don't enjoy Pokemon, I do--it's just that I've always been able to become more emotionally invested in the stories told throughout the Digimon series.

Spoiler:
While I can't quite remember on the specifics of this series, or its story--when Wizardmon died, I baww'd. So. Hard.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Red Chili » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:11 am UTC

thicknavyrain wrote:but in real life pokemon would destroy digimon by the fact that pokemon was better crafted as a story, the monsters were cooler, digimon was a clone and pokemon have DRAGONITE. Seriously, he could do pretty much anything.

WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?
Pokemon has no story.
the monsters were cooler

WarGreymon says hi.
digimon was a clone

CLONE? You didn't actually watch a single minute, did you? Other than having "-mon" in their name, they're nothing alike.
and pokemon have DRAGONITE

You're not being serious, right? Right? ...
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Xeio » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:12 am UTC

Red Chili wrote:
and pokemon have DRAGONITE
You're not being serious, right? Right? ...
He must be, who cares about Dragonite when you have Alakazam! :D
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby RetSpline » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:16 am UTC

I always much preferred the Digimon series and general fiction far more than the Pokemon 'verse, but Pokemon games kicked Digimon in their Digi-ass.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby sje46 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:20 am UTC

Joeldi wrote:
Endless Mike wrote:Pokemon if for no reason other than that every other word isn't prefixed with "digi" or suffixed with "mon."


Pokemon, Pokeball, Pokedex, Pokemart, PokeGear, PokeEtch, PokeBlock, Pokemon Centre, Pokemon Trainer, Pokemon Breeder, Pokemon Watcher, Pokemon Gym Pokemon Contest, Whatever the Gen IV version of a PokeBlock was.
VS.

Digimon, Digiworld, DigiDestined, DigiVice, Digitama, Digi-Egg, Digivolve, Digizoid, Digimental.

I'm not saying I haven't missed countless other Digi-things, but Pokemon isn't getting out of this scot-free.

Fixd that for you, cheater. We are talking about the prefix.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Mo0man » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:55 am UTC

Digimons were These Image
Stop talking about the games as if they were anything more than a lame cash in.
Also, the Digimon anime was better than the pokemon Anime, even IF the pokemon anime has charizard in it.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Red Chili » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:21 pm UTC

Mo0man wrote:Digimons were These Image
Stop talking about the games as if they were anything more than a lame cash in.

The games came first ... and got much better ... complete with 3D and whatnot ...
Also, the Digimon anime was better than the pokemon Anime, even IF the pokemon anime has charizard in it.

Sounds about right.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Endless Mike » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:19 pm UTC

I'm pretty sure Digimons came out shortly after Tamagotchis as the male version of stupid electronic egg things.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby thicknavyrain » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:57 pm UTC

Red Chili wrote:
thicknavyrain wrote:but in real life pokemon would destroy digimon by the fact that pokemon was better crafted as a story, the monsters were cooler, digimon was a clone and pokemon have DRAGONITE. Seriously, he could do pretty much anything.

WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?
Pokemon has no story.
the monsters were cooler

WarGreymon says hi.
digimon was a clone

CLONE? You didn't actually watch a single minute, did you? Other than having "-mon" in their name, they're nothing alike.
and pokemon have DRAGONITE

You're not being serious, right? Right? ...


-MORE of a sensible storyline than digimon seemed to have
-I preferred Skullgreymon, who I admit was awesome, but the pokemon monsters always seemed a lot cooler and less whiny
-I watched quite a lot of both and I use the word "clone" in the sense that without pokemon, it's a safe bet digimon would never have been conceived as an idea...
-I...am. Sorry.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Xeio » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:58 pm UTC

thicknavyrain wrote:-I preferred Skullgreymon, who I admit was awesome, but the pokemon monsters always seemed a lot cooler and less whiny
It's hard to complain too much when you can only say your name though.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:08 am UTC

I prefer Digimon season 1 anime. Didn't care at all for all the subsequent seasons.

Pokemon was just annoying. At least the Digi chosen ones were going somewhere with a mission. Ash just wandered around and Team Rocket was inept. No character development in the slightest, and the characters that might've grown up and force Ash to grow with them kept getting replaced with every season.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Kag » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:15 am UTC

Monster Rancher.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby rnew » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:21 am UTC

podbaydoor wrote:I prefer Digimon season 1 anime.[...] At least the Digi chosen ones were going somewhere with a mission.
end of discussion for me. This is it.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Endless Mike » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:59 pm UTC

Ash had a mission: to be the very best, like no one else before.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Jebobek » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:14 pm UTC

Agreed, but to catch them was his real test; to train them is his cause.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby sje46 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:34 pm UTC

And to do this he traveled across the land, searching far and wide.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby thicknavyrain » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:37 pm UTC

He was also to teach pokemon to understand, the power that's inside.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:39 pm UTC

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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Jebobek » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:46 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:....
Sing it, ST. SING IT.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby rnew » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:14 pm UTC

Resist ST, Resist.

EDIT:
I do wish to say though, despite my preference of Digimon, the theme tune really has a lot to improve on.
Spoiler:
Di Di Di...
Digimon!
Digimon!
Di Di Di...
Digimon!
Digimon!
Di Di Di...
Digimon!
Digital Monsters!
Digimon are the champions!
Digimon!
Digital Monsters!
Digimon are the champions!
Change into Digital Champions to save the Digital World!
Digimon!
Digital Monsters!
Digimon are the champions!
Digimon!
Digital Monsters!
Digimon are the champions!
Digivolve into champions!
Armor Digivolve!
Digimon! Digital Monsters! Digimon are the champions!
Digimon!
Digital Monsters!
Digimon are the champions!
Digimon! Digital Monsters...
DIGIMON!
We get it. You're Digimon
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Jebobek » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:25 pm UTC

Yea plus the video itself is mostly footage of the episodes. Pokemon has the same but it transitions better with some of the original intro images.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Phen » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:07 am UTC

Kag wrote:Monster Rancher.

I throw my support behind this statement.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Angua » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:19 pm UTC

Phen wrote:
Kag wrote:Monster Rancher.

I throw my support behind this statement.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby aleflamedyud » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:32 am UTC

Digimon Tamers and Digimon Adventure over all the other Digimon seasons (which were mediocre kids shows).

Pokemon under all Digimon series (because it sucked even before 4kids got their hands on it). Also, because Digimon at least tangentially involved computers.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Vieto » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:38 am UTC

Pokemon, gotta catch 'em all! (Its you and me)
I know its my destiny!

Hey, someone had to say it. I know it was delayed and all.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby missbittens » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:07 am UTC

I can only judge on anime alone, but in that case, Digimon wins without a doubt. It had more interesting characters with more depth who actually went through character arcs. It had a better premise - Ash's endless quest to be "The Best Pokemon Trainer Ever," got kinda old after a while, especially since half the time he'd only win or make progress on a technicality. It had a villain parodying Elvis. It had half-decent story arcs. I actually gave a crap about the digimon because they could talk and had personalities.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby elektricat » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:15 am UTC

DIgimon definitely wins!

I totally agree with all the comments pertaining to the lack of character development in Pokemon. It is so true! Digimon also had a way better and more encapturing opening episode. There was alot more action in it rather than just someone chasing a stupid yellow mouse. I quickly got bored of Pokemon after the Johto League series.

Also, in a match between the two types of monsters, digimon would win there too because they could digivolve and get more powerful at any given moment and didnt have to wait for such a long time like the pokemon did. The digimon could also draw power from their owners if they had to.

On the other hand though, the pokemon spin off games totally own digimon. I am a proud owner of the pokedex, pokeball and numerous gameboy games. I also own a digivice. My hand nearly fell off after shaking it so much and nothing ever happened in it!
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Mavas » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:26 pm UTC

Pokemon. Does Digimon have a God Pokemon? No? That's what I thought. Arceus would kill all the Digimon then move on and kick the out of Yu-Gi-Oh! for good measure.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Jebobek » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:31 pm UTC

Vieto wrote:Pokemon, gotta catch 'em all! (Its you and me)
I know its my destiny!

Hey, someone had to say it. I know it was delayed and all.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby Internetmeme » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:47 pm UTC

In the world we must defend!

Pokemon!


Also, shouldn't this be in religous wars?

I liked Pokemon better than Digimon.

The "mon" suffix is just short for monsters. Pokemon=Pocket Monsters. Digimon=Digital Monsters.
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Re: Digimon vs. Pokemon

Postby 6453893 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:51 am UTC

As I got older (read: went from eleven to twelve) I became more tired of pokemon and more interested in the Digimon series'. But I recently went back and watched the first digimon and pokemon movies, and I think I prefer both them to either of the shows from whence they came.
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