World's worst critic
- Oct 27, 2013
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Except there are some Pokemon that are only one gender, and their looks lean heavily towards that gender. The more feminine Pokemon like Lilligant, Jynx, Blissey, and Florges have a 100% female ratio in the games. Some other Pokemon like Jigglypuff, Clefairy, Delcatty, and Gothitelle also lean more towards the feminine side of things, and have a 75% female ratio in the games. While males do exist in some of those species, they are much harder to find.I do the same thing, only I'm a bit more gung-ho about it. 8D; I think it's bullshit how "oh it wears a dress/looks pretty/its graceful" means girl, and "its tough/has muscles/looks powerful" means boy. Pokemon are Pokemon, not human beings, so it'd ridiculous to judge a gender based on appearance.I actually noticed a little habit that I seemed to have developed recently; if a Pokemon's design seems to lean more towards one gender, I will usually consider it the opposite. It's probably my inner rebel trying to defy the silly idea that certain sexes have to look a certain way, but who knows. Sometimes it's just interesting to see some diversity regardless of sex.
Likewise, more masculine Pokemon like Sawk, Throh, Gallade, Tauros, Hitmonlee, and Hitmonchan all have a 100% male ratio; others like Machamp, Hariyama, Conkeldurr, Alakazam, and Electivire have a 75% male ratio.
While sometimes Pokemon laugh at the concept of gender-based appearances, sometimes it's intentionally designed that way. There are lots of other Pokemon with ratios that favor one gender over the other based on appearance and personality, so it only makes sense that some people would perceive certain Pokemon as a certain gender.