- Mar 26, 2016
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When I was talking about SwSh sprites alongside 3DS sprites, I was talking about this in relation to Pokemon Showdown where the GUIs there would need a complete rehaul in order to support those. In short, the battle scene ends up smaller, the sidebars look a little too big, and there's much more white space there.So, I see that they are switching to the Switch era menu sprites. BUT, there's a problem with that change. That problem, is the inconsistency between those sprites. So, instead of giving us a full sprite change, Gamefreak decided to ONLY create new sprites for fully evolved Pokemons. What about the rest then? Well, those guys stay in their 3ds era sprites. This also applies to the Pokemon that aren't in Gen 8 (ex: Johto to Kalos starters). Those also don't get a new sprite. Some may get them in Crown Tundra, but the remaining fully evolved Pokemons get nothing. So, my suggestion is to stick to the 3ds era sprites until Gamefreak gives us a full sprite update, because of the inconsistency between the Pokemon. Hopefully we get a complete sprite update after the Switch era is finished. If we actually get that, we can change the sprites to become the sprites of that era. So, I found a comment on the Smogon forums on a topic similar to this and user Coolman6001 said that it would look weird when the fully evolved Pokemon that didn't get new sprites appear along side the Pokemon with new sprites.
Here's an example of what Coolman6001 said
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See? It looks weird when you have the Switch sprite of Zekrom next to the 3ds sprite of Landorus. Like, you have this big Zekrom on top of this small Landorus. Now let's see what it looks like if reversed.
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Ok, this looks more weird than the other one.
So, in conclusion, I agree with Coolman6001's statement of it looking weird to see the ones with 3ds sprites appear alongside the ones with the Switch sprites. So my recommendation is to wait until Crown Tundra releases. Then, we'll discuss again on the sprite changing. For now, to not make it look weird, I suggest going back to the 3ds sprites .View attachment 136014
If you don't think it looks weird, look at some weird messyness on Serebii
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So please. If you don't want to see inconsistency messes like this, change it back to the 3ds sprites until more Pokemon get Switch sprites for now.
When I mentioned this, I would have totally been ok with Bulbapedia using these new menu sprites (and am happy they use them) considering the only official sprites depicting some gen 8 mons use this new style anyway.
I think the solution here is to simply add the proper spacing to the templates. (In specific, this would mean adding a height of 68px and a text-align of center. I have already edited a page with these If you would like to see what it appears as.)