As a fan of the monster taming genre I really hate how everyone says any type of monster taming game is a Pokmon clone.

As a fan of the monster taming genre I really hate how everyone says any type of monster taming game is a Pokémon clone. There’s clear Pokémon clones that take direct inspiration and wear it on their sleeve like:

Nexomon
Coromon
Temtem
Loomian Legacy

But then there’s other types of monster taming games that will still get called Pokémon clones despite not being anywhere near playing like Pokémon. It’s like calling every side scroller a Mario clone or any FPS a Call Of Duty clone. I get that Pokémon reigns supreme as the largest multimedia franchise of all time but god damn people are ignorant as hell.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the only people who say crap like "x is a y clone" are rabid fanboys of y who dont want x to succeed

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or people who are bored of an oversaturated genre and tired of seeing them. I call a lot of games vampire Survivors clones just because it's a shit genre that's played out.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This makes Pokedrones seethe

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think anyone should really care about "clones". Pokemon Unite is essentially a DotA clone. Everything is derivative in some way. It's how humans create. Do I like Palworld? No, because I think survival-crafting open world games are boring as shit. Do I care that they obviously just made a bunch of low-effort copycats of Pokemon? Also no, they can do what they want.

      And basically all of those are based on real animals or Japanese folklore.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes but the difference is, Dragon Quest fans aren't accusing Poketards of plagiarism because their game also featured a blue dragon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You’d be surprised how people react when they see a “Pokémon clone” calling it a knockoff when the series is nothing like Pokémon. Digimon is probably the biggest example of this. Even those games that came out a while ago Cyber Sleuth/Hackers memory were called Pokémon clones despite them clearly playing more like an SMT game

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >A bat
      >a bug
      >a dinosaur
      omg guys.......

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s also funny because the concept of capsule monsters was taken directly from Ultra Man. It went full circle with Gen 8 and the kaiju gimmick. Also I’m not positive but I believe either SMT or Dragon Quest did monster taming first as well

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The crys were taken from tokusatsu monsters, too. Apparently, vinyl discs were sold with godzilla roars and stuff and they were popular, so they put it in the game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That’s pretty cool though since Kaiju are dope. I don’t hate Pokémon I just hate the fans sometimes

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well, i hate the fans all of the time. Not only are they buttholes to all kinds of good games, but they keep buying a spiraling game that gets worse with each entry.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh I understand that feeling, it always irks me when people call platform fighters "Smash Clones" despite the fact that Smash wasn't even the first platform fighter.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never knew this. My mind is blown

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Platform fighters go a long way

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Platform fighters go a long way

      Lore I never knew existed

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The funny thing about the Kunio platform fighter is that there's more recent sequels in that spinoff series. The latest one has like over 100 playable characters if I remember correctly.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          cool. any robot ones that are decent?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't think I've seen a platform fighter with robots. I guess there's Custom Robo and LBX, but those are more arena fighters.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does this mean that Smash Bros is an Outfoxies clone?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you wanna be pedantic about it, I just don't like when people use "clones" as a way to describe games from the same genre.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > Make a shonen manga featuring teenagers playing various hobby toys
    > Get forced into spending your life shilling a TCG you randomly made up one week
    > homosexuals on Youtube call your series a "Pokemon clone" even though your manga has nothing to do with it or even the same medium
    > Get eaten by a shark

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've never heard anyone call Yugioh a Pokémon clone.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/919kWwN.jpeg

        As a fan of the monster taming genre I really hate how everyone says any type of monster taming game is a Pokémon clone. There’s clear Pokémon clones that take direct inspiration and wear it on their sleeve like:

        Nexomon
        Coromon
        Temtem
        Loomian Legacy

        But then there’s other types of monster taming games that will still get called Pokémon clones despite not being anywhere near playing like Pokémon. It’s like calling every side scroller a Mario clone or any FPS a Call Of Duty clone. I get that Pokémon reigns supreme as the largest multimedia franchise of all time but god damn people are ignorant as hell.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pokémon fans remind me of Starbucks drinkers and how defensive they get over the brand they enjoy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think you're just super defensive because someone said Digimon sucks when you were 12 (they were right) and now you think every pokemon fan ever goes out of their way to shit on you (they probably do but not cause you like Digimon)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've never heard anyone call Yugioh a Pokémon clone.

      I think they're specifically talking about the 4kids-produced spinoff "Capsule Monsters"

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >or any FPS a Call Of Duty clone
    They're Doom clones.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >include franchises that pre-date pokemon in thumbnail
    >"pokeclones"
    why are pokegays like this?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stellarons Superstars > the rest >>> pokemon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao, you made me look that dogshit up. Wtf Nintendo. "Seal of quality" my fricking ass. Clean it up Ninjanny.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The switch is so full of shovelware that the atari would blush at the sight of it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          All marketplaces are pretty bad, but it seems extra bad on eshop. Steam and Mobile are the kings of shovelware, but Nintendo seems 3rd place right now.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Yugioh
    >Medabots
    >Digimon
    Pokegays must be gutted

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I know Digimon predates Pokémon by a year or two but Digimon fans shouldn't pretend that the franchise was basically rebooted as a Pokémon clone by 1999 complete with its own version of Ash Ketchum.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nice bait, i guess.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          bait? BAIT?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's true though.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Robopon was a great game for when it came out. It had a lot of fun features and discovering software combos was very rewarding. I wish some homosexual took inspiration from it rather than pokemon when making new monster collecting jrpgs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I wish some homosexual took inspiration from it rather than pokemon when making new monster collecting jrpgs.
      Yes. Including the booba.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Digimon is a pokemon clone
    >YUGIOH is a pokemon clone

    What’s next. WOW is a pokemon clone because Hunters?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I recall there being an actual portion of WoW that was a straight ripoff of pokemon battles with familiars and shit, no?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What are pet battles?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When your pets battle. Duhhhh

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's silly because Nintendo themselves have done a number of takes on the concept besides Pokemon
    >Fossil Fighters
    >Card Hero
    >Kurikin
    >Monster Tactics
    >debatably Custom Robo

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Adventure on Atari was the original Zelda as well

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably because Nintendo doesn't fully own Pokemon, also isn't Custom Robo more of a fighting game of sorts?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pokémon have been LOBBING Bandai Namco the ball for the past several years, but they don't wanna FRICKING PLAY so Pokémon are just LOBBING ALLEY-OOPS TO NOBODIES LIKE PALWORLD. who the frick own Medabots? that shit is cool as hell, i remember they had a game i liked for GameCube too. that and SMT probably have the best odds others than Digimon. Digimon is the only series that can really go toe to toe with Pokémon in the legacy department cause they've both endured and been successful for like 30+ years.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SMT predates both Pokémon and Digimon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that's valid, but SMT is kind of handicapped by all the religious iconography. it has a lot of potential but it's never gonna connect with kids the way Digimon and Pokémon can.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gen 2 gave us a hellhound and cherub lol digimon had angemon and devimon since their first official VPet series before the show was even a thing. SMT is on some next level shit though with its demons. They even have demons (monsters) based off serial killers.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I read a philosophy blog post about this and it made me weirdly hate any sort of media analysis. You can explain ontology all you want but I feel people will just vibe one way or another.

          Gen 2 gave us a hellhound and cherub lol digimon had angemon and devimon since their first official VPet series before the show was even a thing. SMT is on some next level shit though with its demons. They even have demons (monsters) based off serial killers.

          I feel like if Doi was allowed to go full moron with some of his design from SMTIV, I feel the "pokemon for adults" idea would be further apart. SMTV felt really more pokemon. I guess I'm just a grumpy blopper fan and SMT has always been more wizardry with monsters than pokemon with demons

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don’t think games being “clones” are bad. Stardew Valley is a Harvest Moon clone but now it’s considered like the best farming sim on the market by people who enjoy that kind of genre. Literal Pokémon clones like Coromon keep the old school Pokémon feel alive while also doing their own take on the formula.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagineer,
      They made a gatcha for medabots called Medarot S, its doing great in Japan, They basically just said 'frick tranlsating' and haven't bothered to import their games.

      Even the OG medarot games got a switch rerelease 1-5.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Doesn’t matter if it came first or if it does monster taming best or not. The most popular will always be regarded as the it girl

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SMT was a monster collector before Pokemon. Pokemon is an SMT clone.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah but how the frick do you fight it. The best I got is shilling the good ones and hoping they like them enough to want to give them better terminology.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster-taming_game

    >A monster-taming game (also known as monster-catching, creature-collecting, or simply Pokémon clone) is a subgenre of role-playing video game that most notably includes the Pokémon franchise.
    >or simply Pokémon clone
    >Pokémon clone
    >most notably includes the Pokémon franchise.

    Wow. Even Wikipedia agrees. Pokémon is and will always be THE monster franchise.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just modify it then

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pokémon is just too massive to dethrone as the apex monster taming game. Even if a monster taming game with better mechanics/graphics/story whatever comes out it will still only be a “Pokémon clone” in the eyes of normies

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Mother's Basement being posted on Ganker
    Really fricking grim

  19. 3 weeks ago
    DoctorGreen

    >kuriboh

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Digimon predates Pokemon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It literally doesn’t

      I think you're just super defensive because someone said Digimon sucks when you were 12 (they were right) and now you think every pokemon fan ever goes out of their way to shit on you (they probably do but not cause you like Digimon)

      Delusional

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and Megaten predates both

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Yu-Gi-Oh
    Idiot.
    moron has never heard of battle shones.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I forgot the food one was a thing! I think they had a contest thing where you would draw up your own food monster and they would put it in the show or something.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It just dawned on me I think pokemon is the only major one that doesn't have any mosnters that were from a contest like that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        True. Digimon has tons of fan made monsters turned canon. If Pokémon ever had a contest like that I think they’d face backlash for whatever they’d choose. Why? Because people shit on Pokémon for every little thing so regardless of the fan mon they’d choose people would complain in favor for something else.

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