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Ugly artwork and sprites

Discussion in 'Poképolls' started by Hilda, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Hilda

    Hilda Well-Known Member

    Is there any artwork which you think looks horrible and doesn't compliment the Pokemon like it is supposed to be?

    I find the recent Charizard sprite where it's face looks very ugly with a strangely bent neck disappointing.
  2. Excitable Boy

    Excitable Boy is a metaphor

    Many of the RGB sprites. I'm looking at you, Charmeleon back sprite and Pidgeot front sprite.
  3. BurningWhiteKyurem

    BurningWhiteKyurem Well-Known Member


    Just what the heck was that...
  4. Darenix

    Darenix Well-Known Member

    A lot of the back sprites for gen IV were from really unappealing angles of the Pokemon.
  5. Dragoniss

    Dragoniss Garys wanabe waifu

    Alas, you may be my favorite generation...but green version...what the hell man XD. Red and Blue are bad but not as bad as Green. I'm taking all greens sprites, but only the back sprites for red and blue I actually liked most of the front sprites. Just the back ones...what...
  6. ParaChomp

    ParaChomp be your own guru

    Warning, the later part of this post contains a lot of sarcasm.

    Agreed but it's understandable with the fact that GameFreak never expected it to become a phenomenon.

    A Vaporeon.

    Care to share some examples? Also, don't double post!

    If it doesn't look like the sprites are from a game by Arc System Works; they look ugly in my opinion.
  7. moneylesswario

    moneylesswario Shudo's Powerhouses

    Charizard looked weird in pretty much every game except Generation 2. There, he looked MENACING, but in later games, he just looks like a cuddly dragon, which is just weird.

    For a similar example, Gengar looked more ghastly and creepy, but now he just looks...cuddly.

    I wonder what Genesect would have looked like in Generation 1 or 2...

    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  8. General Nonsense

    General Nonsense Star Glider


  9. Popboi

    Popboi The Elusive Trainer

    Mew looked like an alien skull on pokemon Green.

    Is that Nicki Minaj?
  10. Endolise

    Endolise TengenToppaBoogaloo

    A lot of the Red & Blue sprites hilariously over-exaggerated. Cases in point: Pidgeot, Raichu, Arcanine, Machamp, Exeggcute, Chansey, and Omastar (Discostar). Dratini's RB sprite is horrific. To say nothing of the Red & Green sprites.

    A handful of the Black & White sprites have rather unappealing color palettes.

    This; Tropius and Palkia come to mind.
  11. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Eldritch Abomination

    Every backsprite from RSE and a lot of the Generation IV ones.
    Also, almost every Blastoise sprite looks awful.

    Look how awesome Blastoise is:


    Now lets look at its sprites:

    [img139]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/2/2c/Spr_1b_009.png[/img139] [img139]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/c5/Spr_3r_009.png[/img139] [img139]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/4/4d/Spr_3f_009.png[/img139]

    Seriously, what the fnck? Why GF make it looks like crap in the sprites? LoL. The only two decent sprites are the Generation II ones:

    [img139]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/9/9a/Spr_2s_009.png[/img139] [img139]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/1/13/Spr_2c_009.gif[/img139]

    Btw, an awful Venusaur sprite:

  12. carboncopy

    carboncopy (-) (-) (-) (-)

    Basically ever rse back sprite was hopeless. My brother and I always used to laugh at them. 3 of them were really bad:
    Wailmer sprite
    this is wailmer. What the heck ? it looks like a blob. same goes for wailord
    wailord sprite

    As much as would not like to say it, the Kyogre back sprite was BS. I mean look at it ! Its a blob with some red streaks on it which look like they are painted.

    Edit - oops. attached the wailmer pic by mistake, its not going now. :p

    Attached Files:

  13. Ditto B1tch

    Ditto B1tch Well-Known Member

    I don't have much to complain about the sprites. I like the fact GF vary them from one a game to other.

    I think it was going to get boring if the Pokemons were designed always in the same position.

    And I don't have any sprite that I find ugly/weird, I think they were all well designed in the generation they were launched.
  14. Runandwine

    Runandwine Knight Trainer

    omg yes! Always lol They kinda starting to change they poses a little bit, bud there were some poke I didn't even know how it looked like on other side or something lmao x)
  15. Mays

    Mays Well-Known Member

    [img139]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/8/81/Spr_1b_021.png[/img139] If I didn't know what that was, I wouldn't ever guess it's a bird Pokemon.

    [img139]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/3/38/Spr_1g_151.png[/img139] Now I know what's in Area 51.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  16. Ditto B1tch

    Ditto B1tch Well-Known Member

    I understand that in older games the sprites may seem a bit crappy, but in the later generations, which the color pallete was larger and the pixles were too many, I couldn't bear looking to specifically two Pokemons:

    [img139]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/8/82/Spr_3r_147.png[/img139] In R/S/E and FR/LG, Dratini was purple instead being blue.

    [img139]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/9/98/Spr_3r_134.png[/img139] Again in R/S/E and FR/LG, this time Vaporeon is ocean-green instead blue.

    It's pretty much of a coincidence that two Pokemons of a same generation games that would be blue, were not colored that way...
  17. carboncopy

    carboncopy (-) (-) (-) (-)

    Actually, gf did this many pokes. Sneasel comes to mind, in gs it was brown. Then in crystal in was black. Then in gen 3 it became light black, then in gen 4 onwards it became darker black.
    I'm too lazy to attach images, check bulbapedia. http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Sneasel_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

    Also, golbat's wing color changes from purple to red or something.
  18. Ditto B1tch

    Ditto B1tch Well-Known Member

    Nice example, dude! Sneasel's color change was even more severe than Dratini and Vaporeon.

    By checking the link you posted, we can see that it was:

    • brown in Gold and Silver
    • black in Crystal
    • dark green in R/S/E and FR/LG
    • dark blue in D/P/Pt, HG/SS, B/W, B2/W2

    It seems Sneasel color is dark blue since 4th Generation. I hope it'll stay that way from now on.
  19. Latiken

    Latiken Member

  20. General Nonsense

    General Nonsense Star Glider


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