Top 10 Reasons Why Pokemon is Better Than Digimon

The Top Ten
1 Pokemon Has Better Games Pokemon Has Better Games

Totally I've played games from both and Pokemon just has digimon beat. And who cares if digimon and Pokemons main service is video games having a better video game is what matters not the anime. Plus anime doesn't need to be dark and filled with death to be good.

I think the many games that Pokemon has can beat the Digimon show and its one crappy game combined, the games offered twisting puzzles and fun times that got kids and adults laughing and determined. Also the bonds that you can make with your Pokemon, and the side adventures that you can do in Pokemon x and y were awesome and in omega ruby and alpha sapphire. Honestly I grew up with Pokemon, and I do watch digimon but the show just got boring to me.

It wins in quality...but not on originality, it has like lots of remakes and games that are just the same but with new things like 2 or 3 more pokemon...shame on you Ultra Sun and Moon.

They have more games. Quantity does not equal quality, the pokemon games could be sooo much better but they need to rehash the same stuff year after year. Digimon has they're share of bad games but they've been getting better and better

2 Digimon is Rip Off of Pokémon

No, it is not. Bandai may have never even heard of Pokemon at the time, so we can't blame them! Digimon merely began as a spin-off of the Tamagotchi keychain toy to appeal more to the male demographic. Eventually, its popularity overshadowed the Tamagotchi, so Bandai expanded Digimon to have its own anime, toy line, and eventually, games!

Pokemon, on the other hand, is completely different. Game Freak may have never heard of Tamagotchis or Digimons. It was never a spin-off of anything. It began as a game where you traded and battled Pokemon. And it stayed the same thing! Did Digimon? Nope.

You're right. Both shows are great and each has its differences from the other. I mean yeah, pokémon has a more fun and "childish" plot and characters (even though you'd never want your kid simply throwing a toy away, just look at Banette's Black & White entry), as Digimon makes it get real (lots of death, and lots of dark and bone-chilling villains too), but that's what makes these so-called rivals so great in comparison to each other. In the end, it's not about seeing who's best, but rather of having a great time watching either show.

I don't get why everyone is fighting over which show is better when they are both great.

I mean, Pokemon had great art, and build up (until Unova) and they made sure that they didn't focus on stereotypical characters.

Digimon had loads of drama, and cool characters (until series 5) and they made sure that all their characters shared the spotlight.

Basically what I'm trying to say is that there is no reason to fight over kids T.V. shows cause they're both enjoyable and because doing so is childish.

(face palm) How stupid are you to put this? The Digimon character has different personalities than Pokemon, also, none of the Pokemon nor Digimon look each other, seriously, Agumon is a charmander rip-off? Oh my god, how you can compare that yellow dinosaur with simplified design of T-rex than the Lizard with long tail that burns its tail? I never seen the Tyrant compare to Agumon.

3 The Pokemon The Pokemon

Give Pokemon some credit: at least when they do alternate colors of their creatures, they're just rare equivalents. They weren't treated as separate Pokemon with different names. Digimon, however, did this all the time, such as with BlackAgumon and SnowAgumon, (Agumon), Psychemon (Gabumon), Tsukaimon (Patamon), Saberdramon (Birdramon), Icemon and Meteormon (Gotsumon), and worst of all, Gururumon (Garurumon). At least BlackWarGreymon had a unique personality, but the rest are practically throw-aways.

Also, as a side-rant, people were so quick to call fowl with Garbodor, when Digimon released their equivalent, Garbagemon, more than a decade earlier with no one batting an eye. How is that fair?

No matter wether or not you're a punk kinda guy, a chill zen chick, a toddler with a sweet tooth or an 8 year old girly girl, there will always be a Pokemon for everyone. That, and you can be an all out battler, shiny hunter, or acheiving the highest achivement of all: completing the Pokedex. I could never say the same for Digimon.

Digimon are basically knock offs of Pokemon characters digimon said are animal with things like missile launchers on their heads! Who cares if they can speak human Pokemon sounds are cute and funny

Digimon are far less colourful, diverse and appealing. All of their "evolved" simply get more weapons, and the creators of digimon overdo this. Pokémon actually get better designs, and always have had better designs. Pokémon sometimes takes inspiration from real life, whereas digimon just takes an animal, and adds multiple weapons on it.

4 Pokemon Champion Cynthia Pokemon Champion Cynthia

Mugi or even whole franchise
Just because of Cynthia, that doesn't mean Pokemon is better than Digimon, she is pretty great champion but, I think the Digimon characters from show are better than both, trainers and champions. Champions don't do much neither do E4 or Gym Leaders against the organizations. It's all about trainer. (Unless if you play Black/White or Platinum..)

I had a crush on her when I was 9, but she really has become a icon of Pokemon, she is the representative of all Pokemon champions, she is the strongest, coolest, and nicest of them all.

One character does not make a show better than the other.

She is the best champion both badass and hot.

5 The Pokemon Adventures Manga

I read almost all of the books they are so good it is so intense! But one of the endings I was really upset because the characters turn to stone. the end different region.

This manga is AMAZING! It is Pokemon, but it has its own characters, and gives you their adventures through the Pokemon world.

Yes! People finally are begging king to acknowledge this legendary series!

The manga is one of the best things to happen to Pokemon, period.

6 Pokemon Have Much More Creative Names

Agumon = biting monster agu is a onomatopoeia for the sound of biting in Japan.

Charmander = charred salamander.

And there are monsters in Digimon that do not end with Mon, Like Neo.

I only remember two Digimon with out 'mon' in their names but one still has 'mon' at the end of the first word!

Also if I have something like a tree Digimon then it would be called "treemon" where in Pokemon we have Trevenant.

Pokemon are a lot better digimon are ugly and they suck!

Seriously? Why would they make all Digimon have 'mon' at the end of their names?

7 Pokemon is Still in America and Digimon is in Japan

And your point is? Digimon tends to hold it's anime roots while Pokemon is very cartoonish. I may be wrong but that's how it seems.

Digimon never really left the west it was being thrown around like Italy a couple hundred years ago.

What? Are you being racist to Americans?! Well guess what Canadians also watch that so beat that!

Do I look like I care about America?

8 The Regions

Counting the spin-offs, regions suck...and they aren't even original, they're all of them, Town Sea Town City Desert Town Super Dangerous Volcano That Could Explode On Any Moment But I Don't Care More Sea Religious Temple About How An Albino Derp Horse Made The Universe Legendary Cave/Temple Ruins Lake And the same on every region(Without counting the same post-game battles)

Digimon is based in Japan and the digital world, I like the real world base of Japan.

So far there have been 6 Regions.

There are no real "regions" in digimon but if we go by fusion there would be 107 zones

9 The Creators

Game freak is only alive because of Pokemon which is good because you don't have to wait 10 years for another good game to come out(true).

10 Better Acting

I prefer the Pokemon voice actors rather than the Digimon voice actors. Digimon English dub sucks!

The Contenders
11 Theme Song

Everyone that puts this always focus on the ENGLISH theme song, not the Japanese one. Butterfly will always beat overrated Gotta Catch 'Em All in my book.

Yea they did sort of take the theme and slightly change it until season 4 but that first theme is just as iconic as the Pokemon theme.
Before anyone brings up the point of the repeated D-D-Digimon it's electronica, anyone who has listened to EDM or dubstep can't start complaining now.

I agree with this though

12 The Theories

That is because everything is explained in the games or shows. We don't need Theory's. The creators straight up tell us whats up.

True, there are some amazing pokemon theories.

They are simply incredible, and Pokemon has just some of the best theorys out there!

The theories are just the reason why Undertale Fandom Exists.

13 The Movies

All the Pokemon films generally follow the same formula with really the only one of note really being Pokemon 3 The Movie. Not to mention that the Digimon films quite a few of them were directed by Mamoru Hasoda the same guy who made Wolf Children, Summer Wars, The Girl who Leapt through Time and The Boy and The Beast.

The films are just boring...it just show you legendaries. Also, I love how seeing the films on english I still don't understand what they say...more shame.

Darkrai, Lucario and the Mystery Of Mew, Unown, mazing movies all of them ar eimo.

The digimon is just one movie for america and the other digimon movie is just in japan

14 Mewtwo Mewtwo Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.

Mewtwo always wins. ALWAYS.
He is basically immortal.
He destroyed a lab and wiped out many by himself.
His psychic powers are even stronger than Mew, who is basically the rarest Pokémon ever.
He also learned the error of his ways and the value of life. Take that Digimon. You don't see anyone quoting you.

Mewtwo is a Pokemon. How is it a contender? In fact, Mewtwo is one of Pokemon's most valuable assets.

Um... Alphamon, Omnimon, Dukemon and all the other royal knights? Even Devimon could take mewtwo and he is only a Champion.

Ah yeah, the pokemon that is fanfictioned as a girl or Gardevoir Roomate...good joke bro, everybody knows that Mawile is the best one(And Empoleon...but he copies Napoleon).

15 Better Fan Base

How can you know whether a digimon will beat a Pokemon when the way they battle are completely different?
Besides, no digimon could kill a Pokemon in battle because Pokemon get 'knocked out' or faint when they get defeated in battle.

All you have to do is look at the comments here. A lot of Pokemon fans will turn on you if you enjoy something they deem as "trash", heck they turn on each other on a dime if you say something like charizard is cool, or Ash is better than Red, or vice versa.

The digimon fanbase is just so ignorant. They think digimon like Wargreymon could kill every Pokemon, but they hardly know how strong some of them are. Arceus or Entei could easily beat them in a battle.

They always mention Pokemon in every digimon article in a bad way or compare it with digimon, something you very rarely see in Pokemon related articles.

16 Human Characters Human Characters

I like all the different personalities in both franchises, even though I'm kinda biased since I don't really know Digimon a lot (only watched the first season) and I really love Pokemon.

17 Pokemon Looks Cooler

I love Pokemon, but we have to admit the simplified look of the show, manga, and games make some digimon look cooler. That's why people make more complex and realistic interpretations of Pokemon.

Pokemon always look better! Sometimes is simple, cute and cool! But Digimon? Stripe with all those awful weapons and trying to be more cuter! Well, it isn't

SOME do. Apparently you haven't seen all of the Digimon. Beelzemon looks cool and so do some others.

Stop it! Get some help, this is not the 80's...this is the 97's.

18 Digimon Has No Mystery

Yasss queen!
So ever wondered what was the mystery in Digimon? ME TO. There is lots of mysteries in Pokémon like why Brock likes girls so much and the Gs ball.

19 Pokemon Has a Better Storyline

Well, both yes and no.
Digimon does have an overall plot and ending each series with even characters growing up, that's a con for Pokemon. But Pokemon has the better world and lore, and when they first do very story based arcs they do better than Digimon. The last few generations of Pokemon has gotten heavier storylines. The only things I think Pokemon has done wrong is not having the characters grow older and more deep storylines. Digimon has more meh characters while I love most of those in Pokemon. Pokemon wins for me in the end.

NO, No it dose not. Every main Charactor in the digmon show grows in some way as the show progresses. The story is more compelling in most aspects. And with it having some darker themes it can help teach children how lose is apart of life as well as how to deal with that lose. While the Pokemon games have a story it is the equivalent of a story in a shooter, only put there for you to get use to the game.

The story line's awesome in the Pokemon manga you jerks, learn more about Pokemon before you comment. I gotta admit, the anime plot line is a bit repetitive but look at Sun and Moon now, it's actually pretty cool (although it's kinda lacking in action).

Reply to kibablade38: I know Digimon characters grows up, but the new designs makes most of them look like different people. And no, Pokemon isn't more childish than Digimon. It's the other way around. The concept of Digimon is more kiddy than Pokemon, especially the final digivolutions. Looks like kiddy action figures.

20 Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle, known as Zenigame in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It was originally conceived by Game Freak's character development team and finalized by Chaniah Pantry. It is a squirrel-turtle hybrid. It is a starter Pokémon and evolves into Wartortle which ...read more.

Umm... It just a first stage and it starter, and it has not good stats, 314. Like Gyarados almost beats all the way. Blastoise has stats 530, but gyarados has over 540! And also they both have a mega evolutions but still, Gyarados is more interesting for it. And don't mention, Gyarados evolve from Magikarp over 20 level and it is lower than the Blastoise's!

Squirtle sucks... How the heck on of the little low stated starter Pokemon can beat one of the different Pokemon? Stupid.

Excuse me, I don't even understand how this weak ass turtle can defeat the strongest Pokemon yet Digimon?

Uh so? What about Squirtle?

21 Some Digimon Sound Annoying

So do some Pokemon

22 Digimon are Over-Designed

Look at Digivolutions. All they are are a bunch of animals with guns and sword and armor and weapons. How uncreative is that?

Not really there are a lot of digimon that are incredibly simplistic

23 The Pokemon are Cuter The Pokemon are Cuter

There is a stupid monkey that sounds like 1960 songs in digimon at least Pokemon are adorable!

Most are cuter, but that's because most have a simpler design.

I'm looking at Mew and mudkip.

All digimon are ugly

24 The Creepypastas
25 Ash is Better Than Anyone in Kanto, Red

I really like Ash, but I doubt that he has more personality than the Digimon characters. He's been the same kid since 1998 who lacks development.

Ash is simply a better protagonist. He has goals, he's loyal to his friends, he genuinely wants to help and befriend Pokémon, and of course he has flaws.

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