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  1. prog rocker

    Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

    Don't forget that Smash even made a big deal of Charizard, giving him a trailer along with Greninja. Nevermind that Charizard was already in Brawl, and that its moveset didn't change much between games.
  2. prog rocker

    Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

    Can't blame them, considering there were nods and appearances of Charizard in the last four gens without the other two, with Gen VI and Gen VIII rubbing more salt in the wound, first by giving Charizard two forms, and then
  3. prog rocker

    Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

    I think Sceptile didn't make it because they wanted to add someone that represented the then-new FireRed and LeafGreen instead of RSE (in fact, I don't even think they even considered it), while Ivysaur made it so that Pokémon Trainer could have a medium character, a big character and a small...
  4. prog rocker

    Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

    At least in my case, it was due to that special forme. I have always felt that for all the complains about Charizard shilling, this was one of the times where it could have been appropriate. Sadly, they had to create a then-anime-exclusive forme just so that he could compete with Megas.
  5. prog rocker

    Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

    Well, that was because Munchlax was among the first Gen IV Pokémon revealed. Once Gen IV got released the poor thing got dropped from the face of the Earth almost immediately. Same thing happened to Zorua when Gen V came.
  6. prog rocker

    Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

    Seeing how the movie is more or less a 1:1 remake BUT IN CGI, I doubt it.
  7. prog rocker

    Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

    Well, Mewtwo is losing popularity due to over-exposure, too.
  8. prog rocker

    Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

    Yes, but I think that was due to lack of communication between the Western and Japanese fandoms. Not a lot of people here knew about GS, unlike the Japanese fans that knew that Gen II was coming since the month the anime started airing.
  9. prog rocker

    Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

    I think that most of Marill popularity came from the GS pre-release period.
  10. prog rocker

    Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

    I guess it was also the backlash against Fire/Fighting starters.
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