why was this Pokemon EVERYWHERE in early Pokemon marketing?

why was this Pokemon EVERYWHERE in early Pokemon marketing?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bias from Tajiri.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why didn't he put the line in as the Water Starter? It has a three-stage evolution line from the go, and Poliwag is cute enough to be a Water Starter.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Water stone evo and dual typing

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >dual typing
          Bulbasaur is dual grass and poison

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not in gen 1

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you could've changed it to an evo via levels
          also the other two kanto starters are dual typed

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They threw poison on everything in genwun and chairizard had to be flying because it had wings ie not an argument. What type is blastoise hmm?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Steel water

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The middle. It was retconned after the design doc.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                See

                where's his mouth

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              that's why i said the other two :vv
              like the two other types

              Not in gen 1

              yes he is

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >he
                85.75% male

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why is there an exclamation point in the top-left corner?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Shiny. It's a mod.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Venusaur has a Rafflesia flower on its back, they didn't give it poison for the sake of it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Gloom is a redditflesia venosaur just has a random flower because its a dinosaur

                Beedril and Venomoth have wings and yet are not flying type.

                Pokemon can only have two types genius
                Bees and moths are most known for being poison so it took priority

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Bees and moths are most known for being poison so it took priority
                you people will just make shit up on the fly to support your arguments
                nobody has ever thought of bees and moths when it comes to "poison"
                they think of honey and bugs that fly into lights and sometimes get in your house lamps and then you're too scared to get them out because they might fly at you

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Wasps aren't known for their venomous sting
                Wew lad. Also, wasps don't make honey.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                People know wasps for pain of the sting but not the venom that can't kill most humans or animals under normal circumstance.
                And also
                >bees are now wasps
                go clean your room.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I guess this is a bee too? It's also got the word bee in its name. Could it possibly bee that the American translator, with his American education, couldn't tell the difference between a bee and a wasp?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's a bee fly, but nice try

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Which is also not a bee despite having the word bee in its name

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Correct. It's name is based off of "bombyliidae" and "bee." Both of which pertain to the creature it is based on. Where does the "bee" in Beedrill come from?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The realisation that waspdrill would be a really shitty name

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So you have literally zero argument, got it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                My argument is that, in spite of the name the american translator gave it, beedrill is based more on a wasp than a bee
                Evidence: it looks more like a wasp than a bee and there is a bee mon that actually makes honey and is eusocial

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >in spite of the name the american translator gave it
                lol
                lmao even
                Please do a bit of research before pulling things out of your ass. Its category in both English AND Japanese is "Poison Bee Pokémon." The first 3 characters of its Japanese name in reverse are the name of the genus of honey bees, not wasps.
                >waspdrill would be a really shitty name
                Hilarious, considering its Japanese name literally translates to "Spear" and "Waspear" is such an obvious pun to make of they wanted to use the word wasp. It doesn't even have drills. The part of the name they compromised on was "drill," not "bee."
                >Evidence: superficial opinions and other Pokémon from a decade later
                Wow, that's some strong evidence there, lad. Please learn how to think critically, how to do even a little research, and how to present an argument that won't be torn to shreds before trying again.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The first 3 characters of its name in reverse
                Holy schizoid batman
                >Waspear
                Terrifying. Lol.
                Are you ever going to address the fact that it looks like a wasp and not a bee? After all the Pokédex calls a tenrec a mouse, so in the fictional universe of Pokémon they might call it a bee. But we know that the human beings here on Earth were thinking of something else.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Holy schizoid batman
                Yes, Pokémon names never use reversed or rearranged versions of the names of their real world inspirations. I forgot that this concept in completely alien to Pokémon naming conventions.
                >Are you ever going to address the fact that it looks like a wasp and not a bee?
                It looks like both. Acting like they look so different that there's no possible way it's based on a bee is a definition bad faith argument. The difference is there is evidence beyond the physical appearance to suggest it is based on a bee. No such evidence exists beyond the physical appearance to suggest it is based on a wasp.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Bees and moths are most known for being poison so it took priority
                I'll give bees because of their venom, but you are literally just saying anything to try and 'win' the online argument by saying people associate moths with poison.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well, they gave it a poison type so it's not like they just did it for shits and giggles

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They gave Pikachu the electric type. What's your point?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Beedril and Venomoth have wings and yet are not flying type.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because she's cute and funky looking also appeals to both men and women.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >she

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        is my wife

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's the creator's favorite pokemon. seriously.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >seRioUSly.
      and that's a problem because, retard? It's his IP

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tajiri like frogs

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's a fun mascot-worthy design

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tajiri's fave PKMN

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Once you see the mouth you cant unsee it

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish he still had fingers.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because there were less Pokemon to use for marketing, duh

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frags

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hypnotism

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You say that like it's a bad thing

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tajiri

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Evo is a Jobber.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look at him. He's perfect.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    where's his mouth

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's the black line on her stomach

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's a perfect representation of what Pokemon is, it's almost all Pokemon types rolled into one.
    >Monstrous (no mouth)
    >Mysterious (the spiral thing)
    >Humanoid
    >Friendly-looking
    Especially when they're paired with Charizard, Pikachu, Nidoking and other popular Gen 1 Pokemon that adhere to only one or two of these.
    Genuinely the Poliwag line should have been the border of how a humanoid Pokemon can look.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He cute

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the real question is why Poliwhirl and no Poliwag or Poliwrath?

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Alarm clock looking motherfucker

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It’sa me! Swirly gloves guy!

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pokemania was actually a mass hypnosis campaign spearheaded by yours truly. Since then theyve become a trillion dollar franchise

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    actual failed shillmon

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