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Hypothetically, Would Anime-exclusive Pokemon been a good idea?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by KirliaToon50, Jul 29, 2020.


Would Anime-Exclusive Pokemon been possible in Pokemon Universe?

  1. Yes

    3 vote(s)
  2. No

    30 vote(s)
  1. KirliaToon50

    KirliaToon50 The Pokemon Viewer since 1997.

    I know Anime-exclusive Locations and Character of The Day (I'm talking about Anime-Exclusive Humans not Pokemon themselves) exists but let's say in that scenario, The Writers comes up with a excuse to create Anime-Exclusive Fakemon Only designed for the Pokemon Anime.

    Would it been a good idea in Pokemon Anime Universe?

    Discuss and vote.
  2. Mew29240

    Mew29240 Well-Known Member

    Pokemon debuting first in the anime before the games (teasers) are fine because we would get them in the games eventually. If a Pokemon (a brand-new species and not a variation of an existing one like Crystal Onix) stayed anime exclusive, I feel like that would be a problem. There's bound to be people who want to use that Pokemon in the games based on its anime portrayal and it'd be pretty bad form for it to not be available at all (or ever).
  3. Redstar45

    Redstar45 The Anime/Special's canon know it all.

    Or pink butterfree as the shiny ones suck badly
  4. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I don't mind the idea of anime exclusive forms since that's something that the writers have done since OS, but I don't like the idea of them creating completely original Pokemon for themselves. I just wouldn't see the point when there's already over 800 Pokemon that they can focus on.
  5. Spider-Phoenix

    Spider-Phoenix #ChespinGang

    For what is worthy, Takeshi Shudo is technically one of Lugia's creators.

    Anyway, I don't think it'd be a good idea since if it's a pokémon avaliable in the games, then there'll be fan backlash.
  6. Applecorp

    Applecorp Well-Known Member

    They could do it I hope they don't. There are so many variant Pokemon that haven't appeared yet so instead of making more Pokemon for the show they could try to actually show all Pokemon that already exist.
  7. AznKei

    AznKei Team girls in Trials Of Mana FTW! XD

    I remembered when Ash-Greninja was shown in XYZ for the 1st time. There's fans who thought it was exclusive to the anime, to the point it was called a "hax transformation" to be on par against Mega Evolution, that is until Ash-Greninja eventually be available as a gift in the SM games. So, for the OP question, no it's not a good idea, even if it's a transformation from an existing Pokemon.
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  8. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army

    I think it depends on the Pokémon and situation. If it is something like the giant ancient Pokémon of Pokeopolis then yes I don’t mind. But if it’s a Pokémon that doesn’t exist in the games and never gets programmed into the games then it would bother me.
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  9. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Big NO from me. Dont really see the point of making anime exclusive Pokemon. Plus there would be definite backlash as people mentioned above
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  10. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Hello again."


    In fact, we can't even use Ash-Greninja anymore. Would be cheap if it got in, since its creation was meant to be like Mega Evolution in a way.
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  11. horrahforyou

    horrahforyou Pokemon and Kamen Rider is life

    Togepi and Ho-oh got it's debut in the anime first long before the Gen 2 Games.
    Even Ash has no clue about this new Pokemon that was hatched on it's egg.
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  12. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Hello again."

    Johto was in the works right around when the anime debuted. Both Ho-oh and Togepi are Game Freak creations, not anime-only creations.
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  13. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    Do we know for sure that he created Lugia himself? Because Dogasu's write up about the Lugia movie said something along the lines of Mr. Shudo asking the game designers [Game Freak] to create a new Legendary that represented the sea, not necessarily that Mr. Shudo had direct involvement in designing Lugia.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020
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  14. Spider-Phoenix

    Spider-Phoenix #ChespinGang

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  15. Applecorp

    Applecorp Well-Known Member

    Those aren't anime exclusive Pokemon though the writers just knew about them ahead of time and introduced them before Gold and Silver came out. I always thought that was pointless because Gold and Silver didn't come out until like 2 years after Ho-Oh's first appearance but whatever.
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  16. Ubermuk

    Ubermuk Sticky & Sweet

    Makes me wonder if they designed Lugia from scratch or if they took Farfetch'd's beta evo and redesigned it to make Lugia. 'Cause they sorta look similar to me.
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  17. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I did notice that Madame bears a slight similarity to Lugia, although I think it's most likely a coincidence since they're both swan-like in appearance. I always thought that Lugia should've been Water/Flying or Dragon/Flying instead of Psychic/Flying since I don't really show how the Psychic-type fits the species.
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  18. Luthor

    Luthor Well-Known Member

    Personally unless they are going to be in the game later it seems a choice I wouldn't recommend. If anime exclusive pokemon becomes popular then people want to use it in game. If it was variant form like the anime has done before that's less odd but even then people would want to use one.
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  19. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Showing new Pokemon early is perfectly fine but there are literally almost 900 Pokemon out there, surely something can fulfill the role that they need.
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  20. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    It's probably true that most anime exclusive Pokemon or anime exclusive forms would eventually be added to the games because of popularity like in the case of Satoshi-Gekkouga, so the writers coming up with Pokemon that are meant to be exclusive to the anime seems like a lost cause since they'd almost certainly be adapted into the games eventually.
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