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Best/Worst Gen 3 sprites

RedBlastoise

Cerulean Blues
What are some of your favorite Gen 3 sprites and some of your least favorites?

My favorite sprite was Deoxys' Attack forme sprite in Fire Red and my least favorite was the Swampert sprite in Gen 3 because it looked ghastly and kind of intimidating too.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
I like quite a few of the Gen III sprites, such as Hassam's (Scizor's) and Lugia's. I also think that Mew has one of the cutest sprites in the Gen III games, especially the animated version in Emerald. The worst sprite in Gen III from my perspective would have to be Latias's sprite.
 

KyogreThunder

Call of Fate
The Best:
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FR/LG Charizard - looks proud and competitive
-FR/LG Articuno - majestic and elegant
-FR/LG Nidoqueen - looks tough and determined
-R/S/E Tauros - just very dynamic
-FR/LG Dragonair - serene and majestic
-R/S/E Gengar - the animation makes it even creepier
-FR/LG Growlithe - it looks like it is about to charge at you
-R/S/E Muk - again, very dynamic
-FR/LG Vileplume - the flower actually looks like a large hat, similiarly to its artwork.
-R/S/E Aerodactyl - cool animation
Latios - a much better sprite than the one we got in Generations IV and V, it is much more dynamic
Flygon - better than its Generation IV sprite
The Worst:
-Dragonite (all games) - looks overweight, and the pose is off.
-R/S/E Zubat - too thin
-Arcanine (all games) - not very dynamic
-FR/LG Gyarados - looks squeezed in
-R/S/E Slowpoke - why is its tail so thick?
-Sceptile - looks overweight
-Raikou- looks lifeless
-Suicune - where are the spots on its body now?
-R/S/E Charizard - looks like it is scared of something
-R/S/E Lapras - looks tired and annoyed
-FR/LG Lapras - it doesn't looks intelligent at all
-FR/LG Tauros - the legs are too short
-R/S/E Nidoqueen - looks overweight, and her face is just off
-R/S/E Raichu - looks overweight
-Houndoom - the legs are too large in proportion to its body
-FR/LG Rapidash - too angular
-R/S/E Growlithe - the face. Enough said.
-FR/LG Nidoking - doesn't look menacing
-R/S/E Squirtle line - the poses are off, and Blastoise looks mean
-R/S/E Pinsir - the pose is odd
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
KyogreThunder said:
-R/S/E Gengar - the animation makes it even creepier

I think the R/S/E version of that sprite is indeed more scary-looking compared to the LG/FR version, but that only goes for the frontal sprite. The Gangar back sprite in LG/FR is by far better from my viewpoint, because it makes Gangar look larger and tougher and makes its back spikes look more defined.
 

KyogreThunder

Call of Fate
I also rather dislike the Generation III sprites for Salamence (not only are the colours wrong, but it looks flattened, too) and Tyranitar (what is it even doing with its neck?).Kindgra just doesn't look all that elegant. I quite like the sprites for Quilava and Typhlosion, though.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
KyogreThunder said:
I also rather dislike the Generation III sprites for Salamence (not only are the colours wrong, but it looks flattened, too) and Tyranitar (what is it even doing with its neck?).

As a huge Bohmander (Salamence) fan, I think that the sprite's colors are fine, but I do agree that the sprite looks shorter than it should be considering Bohmander's actual size. I don't understand why its sprite looks shorter than, say, Kairyu's (Dragonite's).
 

Sakuyamon

Well-Known Member
Dragonite's sprite in RSE was bad but it got fixed in LeafGreen & FireRed. The best sprite in all the generation 3 games was the Aerodactyl sprite from RSE.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
Sakuyamon said:
Dragonite's sprite in RSE was bad but it got fixed in LeafGreen & FireRed. The best sprite in all the generation 3 games was the Aerodactyl sprite from RSE.

I agree that Kairyu (Dragonite) had an awful sprite in R/S/E. It looks particularly bad in Emerald version from my perspective, because the animation doesn't do it any justice when it's already quite bad to begin with.
 

jaden767

Amphetamine
Best sprite: Mew's sprite that I'm pretty sure was the same in all the Generation 3 games.

Worst sprite: Teddiursa's RSE sprite because it's the wrong color.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
jaden767 said:
Best sprite: Mew's sprite that I'm pretty sure was the same in all the Generation 3 games.

Worst sprite: Teddiursa's RSE sprite because it's the wrong color.

Actually, Mew's sprite in LG/FR was ever-so-slightly different from its R/S/E sprite because its tail in LG/FR was noticeably longer. But I agree that Himeguma's (Teddiursa's) R/S/E sprite was incorrectly colored: it should've been more orange than tan.
 

FloatzieDPPT

playing Version X
Oddish in all gen III games looks quite stupid with the bean eyes
 
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