I vote for Fr/Lg.
Sure both Sprites suck, but R/S is just plain sloppy. I mean, if the Spriters wanted to give Sandslash an original pose, fine. But it kinda looks like a yellow and brown paint spill [blurm your eyes and it literally does].
Though Fr/Lg's pose is terribly unoriginal, I LOVE the detail of the spikes and claws. So it wins.
FR/L Sandslash won. Next up is FR/LG Venusaur Vs RS Venusaur........
I vote FR/LG Venusaur, because it looks fierce and bulky, like a Venusaur should. The stance, the roar...... it really suits the nature of the beast.
RS Venusaur is an abomination. It looks like it's shaking it's fat, wart-encrusted *** to some God-awful rhythm, and the tree on it's back is very crooked and disproportionate, but worst of all is the head. The head looks like it's been hit with an anvil, flattening it's skull and popping out it's eyes. And don't get me started on that fugly grin.
R/S. Neither look that good, but Venusaur isn't really a menacing Pokémon, and it shouldn't try to be. Plus, FR/LG's head is stupidly squarish. It makes me WTF endlessly, because Venusaur's head is meant to be circular, like the R/S one's.