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Favorite Pokémon Designers?

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Mythical-Moonlight, Sep 16, 2020 at 9:43 AM.

  1. Mythical-Moonlight

    Mythical-Moonlight Well-Known Member

    As the title suggests I was curious who does this board have as their favorite Pokémon Designers?

    Supposedly these are all of the confirmed designers so far according to Bulbapedia:


    I think of all of them my personal preferences lean towards Atsuko Nishida and Yusuke Ohmura

    James Turner
    also gets points from for creating the joys known as Shadow Lugia, Trevenant, Golurk, Poipole, and Centiskorch!

    Who do you have as your favorite?
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2020 at 10:19 AM
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  2. Spider-Phoenix

    Spider-Phoenix #ChespinGang

    Didn't know Hitoshi Ariga was behind the Corviknight line's design. Always thought his work on XY were one-offs.

    Anyway, my vote goes to Atsuko Nishida. Even if I don't know who designed Chespin, I doubt it'd make a different. I really like Charmander, Dratini, Pikachu line and Minccino line's design
  3. Mythical-Moonlight

    Mythical-Moonlight Well-Known Member

    I really wish we knew who designed more Starters.

    Only Gen 1, 5, 4 (minus the Turtwig Line), the Torchic Line and the Froakie line have been revealed.

    Also am I the only one who finds absolutely hilarious that the exact same person that was responsible for creating the Least Popular Water Type Starter (Samurott) goes on to create the Most Popular Water Type Starter (Greninja) literally one Generation later?! XD
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2020 at 7:24 PM
  4. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    As generic as it sounds, I'll go with Ken Sugimori. He designed some of my favorite Gen I Pokemon including Gangar (Gengar), Laplace (Lapras), and Kabigon (Snorlax). He also designed Pippi (Clefairy) and Mewtwo, which seem to be fan favorites.
  5. Mythical-Moonlight

    Mythical-Moonlight Well-Known Member

    Ken Sugimori is a classic!

    Tho I feel as if some of his designs from Gen 5 and onwards are a little more questionable than his earlier work imo I still do appreciate a lot of Iconic Designs that he brought to the franchise
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  6. jaden767

    jaden767 Amphetamine

    Whoever designed Mew has my eternal respect. Also I think Atsuko Nishida designed Charizard, Dragonair and Raichu so I admire her too. :D
  7. Mythical-Moonlight

    Mythical-Moonlight Well-Known Member

    Shigeki Morimoto created Mew (it's in the link above).

    And Yes Atsuko Nishida did all the ones you mentioned!
  8. Ignition

    Ignition Don’t be so hostile over a children’s franchise

    Takao Unno seems to be the most consistent for me. The Whismur and Chimchar lines in addition to Buizel, (Mega) Garchomp, Croagunk, the elemental monkeys, and Archen are all favorites of mine
  9. Mythical-Moonlight

    Mythical-Moonlight Well-Known Member

    Nice! Garchomp, Archen, Buizel and Crogunk are Favorites of mine too!
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  10. Nodqfan

    Nodqfan Well-Known Member

    My favorites designers are James Turner for the Mandibuzz line, Atsuko Nishida/Motofujiwara for the Eeveeloutions, and Hitoshi Ariga for not only the Honedge line but my favorite fossil duo in Tyrunt/Amaura.

    Also, shout out to the person who designed Rufflet and its evolution.
  11. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    Shigeki Morimoto designed Nyasu (Meowth), Digda (Diglett), and Kairyu (Dragonite), which is something that I didn't know before checking that list. Those are some of my other favorites from Gen I, so I'm grateful to Mr. Morimoto. On this subject, I'm surprised that some of the most iconic Kanto Pokemon weren't created by Satoshi Tajiri himself.
  12. Mythical-Moonlight

    Mythical-Moonlight Well-Known Member

    Takao Unno is one responsible Rufflet and it Evolution. So give a shout-out to him :p

    Wouldn't surprise me if Satoshi Tajiri were incredibly secretive on the Pokémon he designed if any.
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  13. Spider-Phoenix

    Spider-Phoenix #ChespinGang

    Interesting that Dratini and Dragonair were Nishida's while Dragonite was Morimoto's. It does kind of explain why they end up so different.

    If Dragonite does end up getting a regional form, I hope Nishida gets to design it.
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  14. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    For overall style, Atsuko Nishida and James Turner. I don't like all the Pokemon they have created, but I like their overall designs.
  15. TwilightBlade

    TwilightBlade Well-Known Member

    Well from that big list in the 1st post I have to say that Muneo Saito is my favourite Pokemon designer because I love each of the Johto legendary beasts. :]
  16. OwensJB

    OwensJB Well-Known Member

    Hitoshi Ariga designed stuff like Pangoro, Aegislash, Tyrantrum & Malamar which are mons that I really like so I guess they're my favorite designer for now.
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