Human Pokemon characters are bar fricking none the most underrated aspect of the series.

Human Pokemon characters are bar fricking none the most underrated aspect of the series. I genuinely can't believe how often these 10/10 characters get completely shafted by moronic fans. If you don't like the new games why not enjoy the one consistently amazing thing about them?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    it depends on the game. the gen 7-9 characters are legitimately good. Meanwhile all the characters in gen 4 are complete dogshit and are completely unmemorable to anyone except cynthia coomers.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This makes me wonder, is Cynthia ACTUALLY a good character? Or is she just carried by her design and "muh competitive"

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >is Cynthia ACTUALLY a good character
        no

        she's carried by the fact that she's female and has a prominent(ish) role in a game a lot of zoomers played

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >is Cynthia ACTUALLY a good character
        Obviously, she is great
        the best champion GF ever created

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cynthia is pretty boring, she has no real backstory and no motives, she never struggles with anything and is always the smartest, prettiest person in the room. GF doesn't really give her depth, and we only ever seen one side of her. People were charmed by the boss fight and waifu appeal, but if Cynthia interesting? Not really, when you put her down on paper, she reads like someone's middle school self insert OC
        >yeah she's the strongest trainer in the world but like doesnt even care, she's super smart and studies mythology and is SO GOOD at it she actually saw arceus. Also shes actually a descendant of the original settlers of sinnoh and her family is also really cool and mysterious. ALSO shes super rich and has friends all over the world and

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nah, she fulfills her main game role which is to be a well designed, appealing champion with a good champion fight
          all the other stuff is expanded upon in anime, manga and the gacha

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          she's so cool and perfect!

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >she's so cool and perfect!
            This, but unironically.
            So good

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        She was made good character in PLATINIUM.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, neither is Red. They are popular but at their core they ain't great characters, its more accurate to call them mascots. Its the same with Ryu and Chun-Li: They are iconic but as characters they are kinda bland.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          /thread/
          People who look for "depth" in Pokemon are insane

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >”muh competitive”
        This makes no sense lol

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      gen 8's characters are hot garbage anon

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        nope

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >gen 8's characters are hot
        Okay dude

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      there’s a few little character moments
      I like how Byron and Roark are father and son
      I like the friendly rivalry between Volkner and Flint
      Lucian showing up at the Canalave library is a jice touch

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      obsessed

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the gen 7-9 characters are legitimately good
      lmao

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >gen 7 to 9 characters are good
      >v-v-v-vaulting veluza
      >MASALADAS LMAO
      >i-is that.... the unbeatable.... the indestructible... L-Leon and his... his.... CHARUZARDDDDDD FROM KANTOOOOOOO

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Gen 9 has by far the worst human cast in the series. And ugliest too. Penny especially is an abomination

      Cynthia meanwhile has stood the taste of time and is beloved by all even 16+ years later

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hey!
      Candice is my Pokegirl waifu, you little shit

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >playing Pokémon for the humans
    homosexual

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Name one other enjoyable thing about modern Pokemon. I fricking dare you

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It certainly isn’t the humans, you fricking loser lmfao.
        >b-b-but-
        Do I need to spell it out for you? There is NOTHING good about modern Pokémon. You are so close to waking up.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Name one thing older Pokemon has that's enjoyable? What, the Frontier? A bunch of npc battles that waste your time while you pretend you care about the mechanics of Pokemon, of all things?

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Which fetishes will the next rival appeal to?
    They just keep stacking them on with each release, I don't know how they can keep it up

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Kieran = cringe incel homosexual
    >Carmine = stupid pretentious b***h
    >Clavell = meh
    >Arven = meh
    >Penny = troony
    >Nemona = cringe dyke "goku" girl
    >Katy = meh
    >Brassius = homosexual tryhard edgelord
    >Iono = cringe b***h
    >Kofu = meh
    >Larry = Redditor
    >Ryme = cringe rapBlack
    >Tulip = boring horrible b***h
    >Grusha = troony
    >Hassel = boring homosexual
    >Poppy = absurd little piece of shit
    >RIka = troony
    >Geeta = ugly poojeeta

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >can only criticize by using buzzwords, can only say meh when there’s nothing “wrong” with the character

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's just another troony trying to spread their headcanon that there's trannies in Pokemon again, best to ignore

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >If you mention that a character is a troony because it dresses and acts like it's opposite gender, you are a troony.
          fabulous logic! for people like you, the shampoo has instructions.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not what a troony is, so.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >all males must act in a specific way and all females must act in a specific way
            autism

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Larry = Redditor
      He probably doesn't even have any kind of social media because he's old and works too hard, if anything accuse him of using facebook instead

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >le epic normalgay
        yeah that's cringe as frick

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Carmine = stupid pretentious b***h
      This site really doesn't know what pretentious means.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      rent free

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        obsessed

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      = (Correct but it's been awhile since having a decent rival/antagonist that doesn't just give you a thumbs up every five fricking seconds)
      = (Correct, but it's cool she's xenophobic and has character flaws)
      = (Actually a nice director guy)
      = (Nice design, alright character)
      = (Neet zoomer)
      = (Nemona was actually likable)
      >>Katy = (Fat bakery MILF)
      = (Correct but also gay)
      >>Iono = (True but also streamer homosexual)
      >>Kofu = (He's alright)
      = (Best E4 and Gym Leader)
      >>Ryme = (You have no soul if you aren't surprised and alright with the fact Nintendo/PC was bold enough to make an elderly negress do rap battles)
      = (This time I have no opinion)
      = (Objectively a troony yes)
      = (Silly artist guy and autist into dragons)
      = (All children are moronic anon)
      >>RIka = (A dyke or a woman who just likes wearing suits/male attire. Larry uses female pronouns with her)
      = (Poojeta who is hot but weird, but the team line up is moronic. The real complaint should be the fact she pisses off the gym leaders or they have lukewarm opinions)

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        How is Grusha a troony, he's a male athlete

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          This site is so mindbroken by masculine females and feminine males that they automatically equate both with trannies, despite the fact that those types of characters have always existed across media (and real life).

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I was mostly being hyperbolic on purpose, technically he uses male pronouns and is male. So he isn't actually a troony.

          This site is so mindbroken by masculine females and feminine males that they automatically equate both with trannies, despite the fact that those types of characters have always existed across media (and real life).

          As this anon says here, basically this.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Well then don't reinforce the mental illness of the schizo here. Grusha is male and literally nothing in the game says otherwise.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The most based villain team characters in the last decade+ except Guzma of course
    >Wasted on the worst villain team concept

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stupid group of morons, I would honestly bully them in real life.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      these guys could've been admins for an actual villain team, I just know next game were gonna go back to the team yell approach for villains just a collection of goons under one leader instead of an actual branch of power like the other teams did

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pic unrelated? Kieran is just Wally but lamer and no character arc.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >kieran
      >no character arc
      you didn't even slightly pay attention to the game

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        He literally doesn't you horny fujo

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I REALLY don't think the Kieran at the beginning of the story would've said this.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      His character arc is that he is ntr'd and corrupted into having enough confidence to decide to become worse

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >his arc is [schizo headcanon]

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like how Kieran's entire personal fable is breaking down around him, but he still has a conscious and is actively upset about how he's acting. People exaggerating his 'incel' traits are treating him as if he's much older than he is. He's like 12 and having his whole worldview fricked over by MCisms and his already iffy treatment by his sister. I hope they don't drop the ball with him.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >posts the shittiest written character in the game that's not Penny.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only good thing about this homosexual is his hot sister

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pokemon characters aren't written well enough to have any sort of devout fanbase unless someone really wants to frick them, or it's a fujo ship. Pokemon characters have very very VERY little going on in the writing department and the best you can get out of most of them is "I liked their character arc". most fan works go off of the artists' personal interpretation or make silly jokes and run with it, I'd like to point to SubMas and how those frickers have been churning out art for over a decade now when Ingo and Emmet have LITERALLY no character. Even the Pokemon anime is so dedicated to it's monster of the week formula that there are barely any worthwhile character arcs and said arcs are somehow even less substantial than the games.

    I say all of that to say that Pokemon characters aren't "underrated", they're rated perfectly fine in that they're only talked about sometimes. I will admit that Gen 9 has done a lot more with each character than pretty much every other generation, and has a very good cast as a result, but even then they're still on the tier of like....a 90's JRPG, meanwhile there are games with significantly more fleshed out stories with much more interesting cast members that people would rather get invested in--Pokemon's character writing can only appeal to you if you've never played a game with good story before.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can't you just enjoy them on their own merits without constantly comparing them to other things?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        That puts us back at "yeah they're pretty good" like older generations, OP saying they're 'consistently amazing' just reeks of someone who's desperate for something to praise about these games.
        Also what the hell is wrong with comparing something to something else? It provides a good benchmark and frame of reference for what counts as good writing, OP asks why people don't talk about the characters enough, and the answer is because if you've played any halfway decently written video game, then you know the characters in Pokemon are barely worth talking about past which ones you like, or who you ship with whom.

        Nemona is a good, fun rival, I like her a lot actually, but that's only in the context of SV characters, as soon as I put SV down, she's forgotten about because she's not actually that memorable as a fictional character, I mean, what can you even say? Her battle autism is entertaining, I guess you could do something with how she's the throwaway heir, or how she's too strong for the average students, but like...that's really it. Nemona's character is simple and well defined, but not exactly complicated. There's 10 million "pretty entertaining" characters in games, that's what they're supposed to do, doesn't actually make them worth very much.

        If Pokemon's writing was actually good, actually 10/10 like OP claims, we'd get a deep dive in Nemona's backstory, her motivations, her fears, maybe even see her Pokemon and what they think of her, shit, SOMETHING more than literally a single scene or two lines of expositional dialog to fill the air as you go down Area Zero. Nemona is better than like...05% of rivals in terms of writing, but I don't think about her arc like I would a character from a game with good writing.

        Seriously, play other games, Pokemon characters are really and truly not worth hyping up.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thoughts on Volo? I feel like GF accidentally struck gold with him but he's stuck in PLA where they'll never bring him up again. He's one of the very few Pokemon characters I find myself thinking about when I'm not in a "pokemon mood."

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Volo was pretty good but I found him a little lacking. If we're talking Pokemon villains then yeah, he rules, a guy so obsessed with meeting god that he makes a deal with the devil is kinda sick, playing nice until literally the last second is also fun, but I guess the lack of a meaningful conclusion dampens his appeal for me. He just walks off angry into the sunset...There's a lot of fanart that makes him some kind of immortal wanderer, which is really fricking cool...but it's just fanart at the end of the day.

            I definitely think Volo could be great if they spend more time with him, give him a proper conclusion, dig into his history and maybe give him some accomplices that share his religion or something, but as he is now he's not complicated enough as a villain for me to feel bad for him like I would Emet Selch from FFXIV and doesn't do enough as an outright bad guy for me to wanna root for him like I can't help but do for DIO.

            There's one big thing about Pokemon characters that really hampers them; it's that they can't ever really win in a meaningful way, the player character is ALWAYS meant to win and be the strongest and has the most friends and all their pokemon love them and they're god's favorite, etc. This is why a lot of rivals' character arcs repeat what Bianca and Cheren did in Gen 5, which is the character coping with never being better than the MC, and them finding out what else they can do instead of trying to be number 1.

            It's...annoying! Even evil team leaders are catching L's from some kid with like 4 gym badges! Sure the evil dude goes "fufufu, I got the [item], so this loss doesn't matter, so long!" but they still lost and feel weaker as a result.
            I think if GF actually let the MC get mopped up, villains could be more fun. Imagine if Volo fricking trounced you and you suffered some narrative consequence for that, then spent the next while getting stronger literally just to beat Volo. Stuff like that would make him miles better to me.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              tl;dr Volo is good, great by Pokemon standards, but held back by being in a Pokemon game and not a proper JRPG where the main character is allowed to be weak for a little while. I'd love if the villain reveal was earlier in the story, the mc loses, then everyone's like "shit man, you okay? Volo beat your ass lmao," and now you're personally invested in beating him up. As fun as the twist villain thing was, I think it HAD to happen because the MC would just smack him down if he did it any sooner since the MC isn't allowed to lose.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Volo says it doesn’t matter if it takes him centuries to see Arceus again
            I headcanon that Arceus made him immortal and that we’ll see him again someday, but I’m definitely just reading too much into it.

            yes pokemon Go still the most popular pokemon game

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I say all of that to say that Pokemon characters aren't "underrated", they're rated perfectly fine in that they're only talked about sometimes.
      You've never seen discussion about Red, Zinnia and Giovanni if you think this.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pokemon's writing is complete garbage
    I like N's concepts, but the actual overall writing of the game just isn't very interesting
    I like Kieran so far, but his arc progresses at lightning speed, which isn't very satisfying
    I thought Lillie as a character was fine, but I fricking hate her anyway since the overall pacing of the game makes me want to bash my head into a wall
    Not a single other character is worth mentioning

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    petgays lose again

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i'm here for the magic monsters, not the generic anime characters with rainbow hair that have family issues

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      gen 8-9 monsters have dogshit zoomer designs

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Gen 7 definitely has some “meme designs” too, and a bunch of waifu bait for some reason

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >human characters in pokemon
    the most boring shit

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i’d like to frick cynthia goddamn

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shit taste: The thread

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    only jessie james ash mity and brock are the only popular nobody gives a shit these game flops character

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    human characters always will be irrelevant even they barely get merch lol just exist for porn and this gen they toned down it

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    maybe if pokemon was not a stupd satinized kiddy shit game

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wow there's a lot of horrible bait in this thread.

    Anyway, if you wanna play Pokémon for the Pokémon or the battles then just go to showdown. If Pokémon didn't need humans, then it also doesn't need new regions based on different cultures every single gen. Human characters definitely make the games more interesting, especially cause their stories are usually tightly connected to Pokémon (for example Nemona's Pokémon battle autism or Arven's whole story with his neglectful parent who was obsessed with certain Pokémon and his Pokémon being injured by other Pokémon as a result of that). It's the only thing that makes mainline games distinct and interesting, cause the gameplay is always roughly the same.
    But it would be nice if we had more games like PMD or Pokepark as well, of course. Snap was pretty fun too and didn't need human characters with a story.

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    He’ll learn a valuable character lesson at the end of the DLC, that no matter how much of a bitter cuck NPC you are you still lose to the MC.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It wouldn't surprise me if he broke the 4th wall and realized that the MC is "special" cause only they can be the literal main character. SV has been jerking off Undertale here and there and they literally hired Toby Fox to do some important music pieces so GF are undoubtedly Undertale fanboys.

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There’s nothing underrated about the human characters.

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    this is the dumbest thing ive read all day. this was so dumb i thought it was one of those opposite copy pasta threads and the real thread was somewhere else.

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are Pokemon even good enough to carry a non-spinoff game themselves?
    Do we really need humans in this monster catching franchise?
    These are questions fans never asked for some reason.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      yes pokemon Go still the most popular pokemon game

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        and pokemon masters a flop nobody gives a shit humanflop characters

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        and pokemon masters a flop nobody gives a shit humanflop characters

        Question was about non-spinoff games and both Pokemon Go and Pokemon Masters are spinoffs.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Gen 1

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Human Pokemon characters are bar fricking none the most underrated aspect of the series
    Holy shit this is the worst take I've ever fricking witnessed.

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    only japan fans care human chaacters expecially kieran nobody gives a shit kieran in the west, nip fans are the only drawing fanarts

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Western fans are scared shitless of drawing Kieran because he's obviously written to be interpreted as a love interest, so they are worried that they'll be called a pedo if they draw him. Western fandoms are full of militant moralgays who will literally raid and harass artists when they draw something that doesn't fit in their narrow scope of what's acceptable.

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thos ugly frick is a 4/10 at best as a character, fricking generic as revenge plot.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >generic revenge plot
      Black person it's a revenge plot

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        And it's shit, but of course some pokegays are eating it up

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >pokegays
          basically you, moron

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Someone post that image of pokemon character marketing in 1999 vs 2019 where it stops focus on the mons and it instead focuses on the gym leaders and trainers

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    pic unrelated, thats a cringe incel

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Go back.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        frick off pedo moron

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >pedo
          Okay I understand now.
          Go back to Twitter

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hope he gets lots of hugs from his big sister.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      He does, Carmine is very loving.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        giwtwm

  31. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >other games did this aspect better so you should stop enjoying Pokemon NOW
    I don't care, I can and will enjoy both. Frick your tribalism.

  32. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >poketroons characters
    Lmao they are trash

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      zero impact is better than negative impact like leons
      or the cringe story of N in gen 5

      >design
      >thematics
      >gameplay
      those are the ohly things that matter for a pokemon NPC

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      it depends on the game. the gen 7-9 characters are legitimately good. Meanwhile all the characters in gen 4 are complete dogshit and are completely unmemorable to anyone except cynthia coomers.

      This makes me wonder, is Cynthia ACTUALLY a good character? Or is she just carried by her design and "muh competitive"

      I mean, even if Cynthia wasn't pure coomer bait and a memorable fight, she would still have the title of first female champion

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >pure coomer bait
        how is she coomer bait when her outfit barely even shows any skin at all?

  33. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You have to be trolling. All human characters in Pokémon are Danganronpa-tier garbage.

  34. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    t. watches Godzilla for the human plot

  35. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

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