Top Ten Reasons Why Pokemon Is Better Than Digimon

The Top Ten
1 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.

No it doesn't.. The Pokemon games start out fun but is the same things over and over and over again and again. Is getting boring in my view.
The digimon start out as crap but it gotten better like digimon adventure psp, digimon cyber sleuth, digimon rumber arena 1 and 2 and digimon linkz

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Here we go again. Pokemon is based on capsule toys, and Digimon is based on tamagotchis. Their storylines are completely different, and Digimon was released in Japan one year before Pokemon. How is Digimon a Pokemon rip-off?

3 The Pokemon

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.

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?

Seriously I could just add an assault rifle into a digimons mouth and call it an evolution. With Pokemon the are far more creative and and lots of new abilities which make it way more ecxiting. Seriously who want a digitter when you could have one in real life. One more thing, seriously, digimon "saving", the internet

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

4 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.

Even if you just don't dislike or HATE the games and the anime then read the adventures manga!
it's great has more variety and is overall more great

and don't get me wrong I ADORE the games and the anime (and the manga)

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

6 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?

7 Pokemon Have Much More Creative Names

Pokémon does have more creative names then digimon I mean like what the heck is AUGOMON supposed to mean?
Every Pokémon's name doesn't end with MON. See like charmander char means the char in fire or whatever and mander is for salamander! But Augo is supposed to mean what again? And mon is just nothing!
All the Digimon haters back off we just tryna make more creative names that don't end with MON.

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.

We get it Digimon! You can make anything related to Digimon if you add "digi-" to the beginning or if you add "-mon" to the end! Pokémon are just named better in general.

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 Pokemon Has Original Characters, Digimon Rips Them Off

(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.

This is the second time being a rip off is used. In fact, using the same jumps in logic here you could say Lopunny is a shameless rip off of Terriermon. rabbit with super long ears ending in semi-fist like nubs.

At least they don't have a Pikachu and Eevee for every generation.

What the heck is this kinda reason?

The Contenders
11 Better Acting

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

Ummm... have you seen pokemon? It's a crappily repeated cartoon for children that, like the games, almosy hasn't changed in 20 years

12 Pokemon Was Legally Published First, So Most of the Digimon Could Have Been Added After They Saw Some Pokemon

Even if digimon is a part of tamagotchi, tamagotchi came out nine months after the first Pokemon product.

Correlation does not equal causation.

Ooh...I'm so sorry...(Starts triggering on Pokemon Amie again for copying Tamagotchi years later when it was unpopular because kids of nowadays hate the BEPS)

13 The Theorys

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.

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.

True, there are some amazing pokemon theories.

14 Theme Song

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.

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.

I agree with this though

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

The only good thing about the Digimon movie is that it has the song All Star from Smash Mouth, which became a meme because of Shrek.

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

16 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.

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).

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

17 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.

18 Pokemon Looks Cooler
19 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.

20 Pokemon Has a Better Story Line

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.

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.

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).

21 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.

22 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 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?

23 Some Digimon Sound Annoying

So do some Pokemon

24 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

25 The Creepypastas

Boo...I'm Lavender Town...I just hurted kids ears and because that I'm scary, spoopy

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