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Second Stage Pokémon You Like Better Than Their Final Stage

Discussion in 'Pokémon Video Games' started by Patrick Haines, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. SerenaToAlola

    SerenaToAlola Active Member

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    Ivysaur definitely lol.

    Gothorita > Gothitelle as well but I like Gothitelle too.
     
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    Hojewmire The Mountain Passage

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    I agree, even though I think Floatzel's Hydro Pump in-battle animation on Generation VII is epic.
     
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    Lightning Flame Blast Flashing through the chaos

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    -Hakamo-o over Kommo-o
    -Torracat over incineroar (though I love both)
    -Grovyle over Sceptile (barely)
    -Pikachu over Raichu (again barely)
    -Croagunk over Toxicroak
    -Growlithe over Arcanine
    -Electabuzz, Magmar and Rhydon over their gen IV evos

    All I can think of right now.
     
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    I forgot about Gothorita. I guess I never put attention to Gothitelle because it reminds of those weird enemies from the Subspace Emissary.
     
  5. IncineROAR

    IncineROAR Darth Ignis

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    Rhydon. Rhyperior is not pretty to look at. Same goes for Electabuzz, Electevire won't win any beauty pageants anytime soon.

    Magmortar is tolerable in my eyes, so I didn't list Magmar.
     
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    The transition is a completely different design from the prior form, as if it were an unrelated Pokemon.

    (...ever notice how Butterfree looks kinda like a winged Venonat?)

    Oh boy does that open a can of Wurmples. A lot of Sinnoh's cross-gen evolutions just look ... y'know, bad.
     
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    There's a theory floating around that Venomoth and Butterfree got switched around, but since no developer has commented on it, there's no way to know if it's true.
     
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    colours » tiny fractures ⭐

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    The biggest example I can think of is how much I prefer Quilava to Typhlosion. It's one of the few Fire-types that I like, actually. :x
     
  9. Camille

    Camille Call of Fate

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    Torracat and Braixen both look sleek and elegant, but Incineroar and Delphox are really disappointing. Although I do like Typhlosion, Quilava is slightly more cool-looking.
     
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    Brionne, Torracat, Steenee, Kirlia, Wartortle, Floette, Trumbeak, and Porygon 2 to name a few.
     
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    Wow, then I'm the minority that actually likes Incineroar, but hates Torracat.

    Also, I forgot about Floette.
     
  12. GhostLucario

    GhostLucario Ghost maniac

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    Electabuzz and Magmar- I prefer them over their evolutions, which I hate
    Torracat- Incineroar is my most hated mon
    Ivysaur- I never liked Venusaur
    Vigoroth- Slaking is ok but I prefer Vigoroth's design so much more.
     
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    Ivysaur
    Charmeleon
    Wartortle
    Clefairy
    Jigglypuff
    Rhydon
    Chansey
    Magmar
    Flaaffy
    Servine
    Dewott
    Krokorok
    Gothorita
    Fraxure
    Braixen
    Torracat
    Steenee
    Hakamo-o

    that's not to say i dislike or hate any of these (tho i don't care about nethier Serperior nor Delphox)
     
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    what about Rhydon, Dewott and Gothorita?

    just saying
     
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    CynthiaLover Geek of the Games

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    Even though the line is pretty bad and I'm not fond of it, I do like Bayleef's design better than it's final form. It has a nice design, doesn't look too goofy or out of place in its line, strikes a nice balance between cute and tough, the leaf with a notch on its head is a nice detail, and it has a cute cry. So, while the line as a whole is not a favorite of mine, I do like Bayleef more than the rest of its line.
     
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    Dividing this into four categories...

    Pokemon that have final stages I like, but are still reluctant to evolve:
    Dragonair, Pikachu, Bayleef, Dewott, Floette.
    Pokemon that have final stages that are just decent/okay and I wish they were a little different: Jigglypuff, Machoke, Rhydon, Prinplup, Braixen.
    Pokemon that have final stages that I don't like: Poliwhirl in Gen I (Politoed is what Poliwrath should've been in the first place), Torracat.
    Pokemon that have final stages that should go die in a fire: Vanillish. (Okay I don't like Vanillish that much either but if I could pick between a sentient ice cream cone with one face and a sentient ice cream cone with two faces I'd pick the former. And Vanillite beats both of its evolutions in sheer adorableness, so there.)
     
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    Lufenium I I I

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    Dragonair is the only one that stands out to me, really.

    Does Heracross count? Its mega is...very awkward looking.
     
  18. GhostLucario

    GhostLucario Ghost maniac

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    I don't dislike their evolutions. Do you?
     
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    Magmar. Always Magmar. Why did they have to do what they did to you? :(
     
  20. Gengarzilla

    Gengarzilla "You thought Dugtrio and Magnezone were asshats?"

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    Literally none of them because I care far far more about battling capabilities than something so trivial/inconsequential as design. Porygon2 in particular is a no go; that demon wronged me so hard on my favourite PMD game once.
     
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