Best Reasons to Hate Pokemon

The Top Ten

1 The fan base

The fanbase has nothing to do with the franchise itself. That's like hating a car brand just because your worst enemy is driving one of their models. - yungstirjoey666

I despise this depressing fanbase. I have been cyberbullied to no end and as a result I gave up Pokemon completely. I cannot even play the games without thinking about all the times I have been told to kill myself for liking one Pokemon when some people like another. I used to love Pokemon, but now all I can see are the cyberbullying circles that have nearly killed me. This is why I don't like Pokemon anymore.

The fan base for this show and all the other animes are just horrid stupid people. They always curse at you and tell you to kill yourself if you don't like it or if you think American cartoons are better.

The Pokemon fan base is filled with elitists for anything you can mention: the video games, the show, the trading card game, etc. The elitists for the show will endless debate whether the Japanese Version, 4Kids dub, or TPCi dub are the best way to see it with no middle ground among all three factions (though the TPCi group loves to point the fingers at others the most when their side is as guilty of it as the other two), whether the show itself is good or awful depending on the saga in the first place and if it has jumped the shark or not ages ago, the video game fans fight among the Genwunner and Newgenner factions as well, and it's just a complete mess. The most toxic fandom you'll ever see, period. - MaturePerson

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2 Boring

Pokemon is the most what show

Since it's repetitive and it never bothers to change the storyline people who have a good taste in television know that this show got old in 1998 and it shouldn't still be on.

Pokemon is just so very very boring and sucks. Digimon is far far better. FACTS!

I only play the Pokemon Games they are awesome trading cards are Meh the merchandise is not that good the series got boring after Diamond & Pearl. - Animefan14

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3 It's overrated

Anime nuts always say Pokemon is an amazing show when it is really just a awful show with a bland plot and characters

Overrated is a subjective term - yungstirjoey666

I also hate free stuff because it's overrated! Sorry? just because something gets too much attention that doesn't mean you should hate it. This is one of the dumbest reason I've come across

I can agree, on this.

With not enough ideas, like maps to generate your own content, (such as custom gyms, where you get to create your own trainers, as opponents, that borrow and use pokemon YOU caught) I feel that the series is beginning to lack imagination; I'm worried that the upcomming game for the "Nintendo Switch" may end up a big disappointment, as well.

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4 It's stupid

Please elaborate on why it is stupid? - yungstirjoey666

Thank you you wonderful human. my eyes are opened

I agree, it is kind of racist.

I think we can agree on one thing, and that's Pokemon is horrible!

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5 It sparked the creation of more animes

Why is anime a bad thing? And by no means does Pokemon influence more anime. - yungstirjoey666

Another anime hate-list. And one thing, Pokemon didn't spark the creation of more anime. Anime has been being made from 1970s, and I don't see why a Kids anime show would spark the creation for more anime. And second thing, why would creation of more anime be considered as something bad? That's dumb. - Kiteretsunu

Big facts

Sure, pokemon being an inspirational and loved anime Wich has lots of games is totally a bad thing. Give it a break and (for number 9) if ash ages then it wouldn't be liked by the targeted age group, kids. If ash was a teenager or just not a kid most of the fans will be lost

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6 Awful voice-acting

The voice "acting" is horrendous for this show. Everything is badly dubbed and the voice "actors" put no emotion into anything they say, like most animes.

Ash's new voice gets on my nerves. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This a good reason to hate pokemon not by hating the fans

hell yea

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7 The fans have no lives

To be honest I'm a fan and I live a good life of riding dirtbikes and so on hell half of my house is snakes dogs and lizards like geckos or Tokays and the whole they get mad when someone says they dislike Pokemon that is almost every fandom ever you care about and want to defend it nothing wrong with that so maybe just take a glance from a different perspective.

Stereotypical generalization - yungstirjoey666

Most Pokemon fans dress up in Pokemon costumes and lip sync the Pokemon theme song. The Pokemon fans see it and cheer him or her on and then saying that this is the greatest thing on YouTube. They also get mad when people dislike those videos or when people dislike Pokemon in general.

True that... I was honestly obsessed with it for a couple months when I was like 7 and I once saw how many 20 and 30 year olds actually still liked this crap. It's fine when your young but you have to mature at some age.

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8 Genwunners

So people can't like Gen 1 or think Gen 1 is the best generation and think that 151 was enough.

One aspect of the Pokemon fanbase shouldn't ruin the entire franchise. - yungstirjoey666

This is the only good part about the fanbase. - airbb

You don't have the nostalgia to remember how BIG Pokemon used to be. Ravenfang if you leave the fandom, it's better for the fandom to die its outdated.

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9 Ash doesn't age

This isn't valid anymore, because Ash is now 11

In 1998, Ash Ketchum was 10. In 2015, Ash is still 10.

How does his age, although annoying, have anything to do with an ENTIRE SERIES ALONE?! - 906389

There is sinister theory that ash doesn't age because he is in a coma. He thinks he is still ten and the whole adventure might just be his coma. - Ahleaxt

I'll be honest, the show and real life, time does not work the same way, but ash should be at least be 18 years old right now, considering the time that was rounded up. - USGC

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10 Fosters stupidity of human race

You can say that again

Explain how? - yungstirjoey666

Why would the pocket monsters talk and why would they yell out their name. Charecters are shallow and one-dimensional ( I understand it's a cartoon), the games are good collection games but they are based on the cartoon so the story remains shallow. So we all agreed to go down to the lowest denominator instead of trying to raise people up, to me that fosters human stupidity.

Imao this is the best point

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The Contenders

11 Every game is the same

The formula hasn't been changed in a significant way in 30 years. And no, that does not mean they got it flawlessly on their first try you idiotic fanboys. It means their fanbase has made them immune to change.

Have you ever heard of sun and moon - RCrow

At the below comment, the new Sun and Moon games are completely different from the games preceding them

Lol tell that to sun and moon - Blueberrycheerios

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12 It killed hand-drawn animation

After the focus of animation was being focused on animes, American cartoons had animation provided by flash or CGI.

Animation is an art, Pokemon isn't. QUOTE

Actually, that's the princess and the frog. - Skullkid755

13 It's just plain dumb

You must have put a lot of thought and effort to putting that reason. - yungstirjoey666

True it's just wasting your time

First of all Pokemon only say there names.Its gets tired of hearing pika pika pika! Secondly it doesn't make sense:Mom:Ok honey have fun with that living flamethrower that could kill you bye!

That is because in the Pokemon world, every body depends on Pokemon. It is just their way of life so leave em be. And by the way not all Pokemon say their names. Ever heard the team rocket Meoth, Togepi etc etc.

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14 It's story line sucks

The only thing the hero does is fight gym leaders, elite four, and villainous teams; basically, just fight differently designed and named trainers. WIth no variation whatsoever. They shake it up once in a blue moon with black and white, but are too lazy to build on it and go back to the same old gym leader plot.

Jessie suck as a performer she was just a faker performer I wish the audience will say Boo on her and she will be devastated whore

15 Animal abuse

Yeah

They aren't animals but if they were for example Lilipup would be a dog and wouldn't forcing it to fight be cruel? And just stuffing it in a ball if it loses is cruel too! Also why don't the idiotic ugly Pokemon have genders? They should be able to tell! And if they represented animals their would be a real nurse about to give them shots and their collars and their tags. But no all they do is sit there until the monsters are dead then they throw them away and get new ones.

I love pokemon but this is a pretty good reason. Look, pokemon get burned by huge flames ( example: Flamethrower by other pokemon), get poisoned (poison sting),get crushed by rocks (rock throw) and earthquakes, frozen (ice beam) and so on. - Ahleaxt

oh shut up - boltslegend

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16 Because it copied Magic: The Gathering

Pokemon is a completely different thing than Magic

They are both very different franchises - RCrow

Are you talking about Pokemon card game? I don't think it copied MTG. That's like saying Yu-Gi-Oh! copied UNO

I absolutely agree. I don't understand people who compare this show with digimon either.

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17 People have their Pokemon fight for them

Hello Peta supporter

Look, just give the kid a katana, teach them how to use it, and give them a Pokemon, and they will be fine. Chaz from fantasy star iv was able to kill Dark Force (A badazz version of Dark Matter) even thougb he was only a few years older than the Pokemon protaganist! And don't give me no crap like "he had Elydsion", or "He was being helped by a cat-girl, a wizard, a robot, and someone else", because that's what in talking about! I don't expect an 11 year old to go balls to the wall against Arceus, but I AM saying to get powerful Pokemon to help!

But what about the wild encounters? If this ten-year-old kid didn't have a Pokémon to protect them, they'd be dead.

18 Never ends

It's probably one of the longest shows to exist so far and will go longer. I mean its 20 years old and nothing changes, and it's always becoming more retarded the longer it goes.

Other anime ends but Pokemon keeps on going on and on. It's so ANNOYING. It's probably because it needs to get more fans.

I second these!

Agree

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19 It makes yo-kai watch look bad

This is the first time I've heard that someone actually thinks yo kai watch is being ripped off by pokemon. Honestly the most retarded thing I've heard all year. Yo kai watch is clearly trying to go up against one of the best rpg games and its best rpg games for 20 years (and counting) so if any thin is ripping something off then its yo kai watch ripping off pokemon

Only good reason here - Hydreaisevol

Yo-kai watch is a big competetor of pokemon but does not hate them so it is a one way streak also pokemon cares to much about fans

Plus, Pokemon fans are retarded if they think Yo-Kai Watch is a rip-off of Pokemon. Ironically, Pokemon is the one ripping Yo-Kai Watch because 1) One of the new characters from Sun and Moon is a blatant knockoff of Otohime from Yokai Watch 3 and 2) The new Pokemon Anime is ripping off Yokai Watch's plot.

They are made by the same company, so nobody is ripping off anyone. - shawnmccaul22

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20 It's a Minecraft mod now

Pointless argument. Aside from the fact that you probably don't like Minecraft either. - yungstirjoey666

You can use it to kill Pokemon

Not everybody did. I am 100% sure on that. And let me get this straight. You hate Pokemon because Minecraft made it more popular?!? Oh ya, just for the sake of it, why not we mention the People who Eat Tasty Animals also? (PETA)

Now your just making pointless arguments who cares if it has a Minecraft Mod - RCrow

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21 Legendary pokémon encourage transsexualism

What proof do legendary pokemon encourage transsexualism? And how is this a bad thing? - yungstirjoey666

They also get only caught in your masturballs and that's creepy, I don't think children should be able to play abusive games like this

Mawtwo is the worst, it thinks it's okay to be transexual and killed its fathers when they tried to help

22 Ash never wins a league.

Is this a bad thing? so he's not the best out of 8 billion people. take into consideration the real difficulty winning theleague in the anime is - boltslegend

So? - Hydreaisevol

Because then the show would end because then ash's journey will end.

He wins the league in orange islands

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23 Gives kids the wrong idea

If they see that their favorite character is going on a big journey, won't it just encourage them to run away?

Every hater sucks

It's plain dumb

Pokemon say for kids : ''Now capture a Pokemon,lock him I'm a pokeball and abuse him in cockfigths

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24 Pokemon Go! Pokemon Go!

Pokemon Go is an extremely overrated game! I don't know why many people likes to play this game! I don't know why my comments here are not showing! Tsk! I'm not a Pokemon fan... I only like it until Generation 2 or 3... Mega Evolutions sucks!

Pokémon Go!...wait a second Pokémon is back? I mean its becoming a thing again popular...Shame the anime didn't return to Sky One.

I love Pokemon Go! That’s the only thing I love about the Pokemon franchise! - Animefan14

Because misha sing it

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25 It has no character development

Quantity doesn't mean quality...and quality is what pokemon lacks off. - Loosername

Ashes father isn't even seen EVER. Also there are too many people in the games, books, movies, T.V. shows, etc. and don't even get me started on the numbers of Pokémon there are ( it's more than 9000 ( anime reference there anyone ) ).

26 It has a dark side to it

Wouldn't that make it a good thing? It would teach kids that life isn't all sunshine and rainbows. - yungstirjoey666

It forces animals to fight, stuffs them in a ball, feeds them ONE nasty berry a day then claims himself has a Pokemon trainer. That's animal abuse.

Jessie & James and meowth they have a dark side there not friendly I don't care they changed way can ash just leave them along to die and be a friend's there enemies and you know it

What the hell do ya mean ba drugs?

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27 Games Suck

You could spend hours learning the game and then you just get crited for no reason and They just win

Has no dept at all. Pick 6 of the 30? broken pokes in meta. Use the 1/2 viable sets in each of then with no variarion. Keep breeding 99999 eggs until IVs get 6x31 (Bcs of that IVs are a fail, cause all people will have that). Now going to the single player geez, since the gen 1 no challenge at all. Simple as hell compared to real rpgs like Dragon Quest/FF. Compare any postgame fight like the Red vs Baal on any Disgaea. No comparison.

28 Unlikable characters

The characters are nice and venipede is awesome whoever made this site sucks - TENTACRUEL

It wouldn’t be so popular if the characters were unlikable - RCrow

29 Toxapex is cancer

Just because you don't like one Pokemon doesn't make the entire franchise bad - yungstirjoey666

Toxapex is not this

30 Makes kids absorbed

Anything can make kids absorbed - yungstirjoey666

Everything does - boltslegend

Kids are so absorbed that more important stuff like getting an education isn't even important anymore.

So? Its probably because of bad parenting.

31 The cards are cash grabs
32 Same characters and weird actions

Why Ash the sucker always appear? This time you add more suckers, for example, Sorena, Clemont and Bonnie. three words to tell, you all suck! - horerfett

33 It's so unbalanced
34 Inspired Smosh

Kind of like how Pantera inspired Limp Bizkit. - yungstirjoey666

Wow they inspired one of the best and most popular youtubers how evil - RCrow

As we all know, Smosh singing the Pokemon theme song is what got them popularity because people are just stupid. They aren't funny and it just started another bunch of idiots on YouTube who were trying to hard to be funny and just made disgusting, stupid jokes.

Depends on the currency.

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35 Every year they use the same old formula

See why some people prefer gen 1 and 2. Nothing changes. Except the ugly Pokemon's get uglier and uglier in every gen.

Might as well call it the madden NFL of Nintendo/Gamefreak, yokai watch is much better and much more daring to portray a more realistic perspective of friendship and they even dare to touch deep themes like death and the afterlife while pokemon doesn't go out of the comfort zone.

Sun and moon has new formula😱

The story line ended years ago I don't know but its eneded for a while now, ash is the champion but what now? Someone trying to take his place? that's DUMB, make something like a Pokemon apocolypse where there is, I don't know a Pokemon god trying to destroy the world? and you need to fight it WITH POKEMON! that's what happened in Naruto and its still better than that!

36 Everyone is a loser

James is a crybaby & jessie was just a troubled loser and phoney in the world and meowth he was just a has been and Annoying and nobody likes ( boo ) why can they just hang themselfs and nobody will miss

I notice how the villans tendto have more power than the villans. More speciically, Arceus is a loser. Other than conquests, how many times did it get its behind beat. No seriously. Its pathetic. look at the jewl of life, the Soul Silver Arc of the manga. How about super mystery dungeon. It can't even protect the universe it created.

37 Everyone is dishonorable

No, they wouldn't die, if they had swords or some other kid-friendly weapons to defend themselves. Honors more important than the luxury of not having to fight, and if they did die, then tough. Kids need to stay in their place and let the grown ups deal with crazies trying to unleash primordial forces of nature. If the player character in black & white 2 got frozen with glaciate, he'd only have himself to blame for being a weak, pathetic sack of pi$$, and you could bet your a$$ I wouldn't give a single.

No, everyone is a kid who would die without the protection. Would you really wish that on an innocent child?

I KNOW RIGHT?! it's a stupid kids' game.

Stark

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38 Confusing

You proved my point. Of course it'd be confusing. You need a certain level of intelligence to understand some aspects. - yungstirjoey666

Your first point is irrelevant - Pokemon do have genders.
As for abuse, yeah, it's a little harsh that we have to poison/paralyze and beat down to one HP that Pokemon who, seconds after you catch it, is suddenly friends with you. And with your Pokemon you have, yeah, Gamefreak tries to make it feel like they like battling, but let's be real, this is supposed to be a game where you raise and develop a bond with your Pokemon - and only a few games allow us to do stuff other than battle with them, and even then it's slightly ridiculous - okay, I guess putting them in competitions is relatively normal, but that only supports the point that ALL YOU'RE DOING IS COMPETING WITH THEM! Seriously, what are they, trained circus animals with superpowers? I'm not dissing the game here, mind you, but I kinda agree with you there - Pokemon even contradicts itself in terms of messages sent to the players.
I do disagree with your nurse joy thing, though - canonically, Pokemon don't die from ...more

Alright first: Why can't they have genders? Pets have genders so Pokemon why can't they have genders? And why can't they tell what gender they are?! Second: They abuse them! Let's say Pokemon was real animals in real life and Lilipup was fighting and lost. Well you can't force animals to fight! And stuffing them in a small ball is cruelty to animals too! Third: WHERES THE VETS? Nurse joy has a dirty secret. She waits until the "Pokemon" die and when they do she throws them away and gets new ones. Why? 0.0 Also, why can't the Pokemon get shots, tags and collars? Stuffing them in a ball isn't going to let them exercise! And if they didn't stuff them in (like a good person would) they'd be BEGGING for collars tags and shots! If they just ran around say something but then and they have no vaccines! Fourth: Why aren't there real animals? Imagine a world without animals. Hm, it'll be like a hell broke lose. We NEED animals! Pokemon are useless unless you like seeing dumb fake animals ...more

Stuffing them into real balls? What? *face palms*

Are you people blind? They Pokemon are sucked into the ball s, not stuffed... Okay. Think I have said it.

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39 People care way too much about it.

Honestly people keep rare cards and stuff but are worth a FORTUNE but they won't sell it.

So? Who the hell cares?

40 Over-defensive fanboys

The fandom doesn't make the game - Hydreaisevol

How can anyone turn into a rabbid chimp trying when defending such a lame cartoon?

41 Copy of YuGiOh!

Having a bunch of monsters does not make Pokemon a copy. They are different from each other. Besides, Pokemon came out a year before Yu-Gi-Oh. - yungstirjoey666

Pokemon is trash anyways.

Are you serious? A copy of Yu-gi-oh? Who the heck added this item? This is the biggest lie ever! lmao - TGBBOD

Pokémon came out in 1995 YuGiOh came out in 1996 therefore Pokémon can’t be a rip off of it - RCrow

42 Strange and unnecessary things being added into Pokemon to make it "better"

"I have an idea! We are going to needlessly expand the way Pokemon evolve until they look so overwhelming that they are OP and the fanbase makes sexualized anthropomorphic art of them and probably use them as their OC as well! Or maybe, we can add something were Pokemon can fuse together and Pokemon fusions can fuse together so then we get a new sick legendary OP Pokemon like uh... I don't know- 'Mewcarperzalvykachobbagglyviperquazaruszorashiram EX EX EX EX EX! '"

43 Toxic fans
44 Pokemon.com

It sucks!

What about pokemon.com do the games suck, is there nothing to do, etc. You can’t just put pokemon.com and not provide a reason for hating it - RCrow

45 The way irrelevant wild pokemon jump out at you every five seconds

Eh
You have repels.

I know the whole point of the game is "to catch them all" but seriously? You can't stand still without a zubat popping up in a cave (don't even mention the caves) or having about 50 bug pokemon poisoning your own pokemon as you desparately prevent it from fainting. They seem to pop up the most often at times when you don't even want to train your pokemon. I know there's repels and stuff but the fact that you constantly have to buy them is even more irritating, especially until you've spent your last penny, forcing you to spiral down a pit of self pity and despair

46 It has ugly creatures

In every generations.. god I played gen 1 we had Muk.

47 Kanto

The original pokémon are really ugly and stupid in concept, take as example Dragonite or Charizard, they're like dumb stuffed animals, and everyone likes them because they were the first eva

48 Ash Greninja is Not with Ash in Sun and Moon Anime
49 Pokemon Amie

Seriously, this was even necessary? People only used it just for meme images about rubbing parts and 1 minute after playing it the first time it made you sleep. It is just a dumb copy of tamagotchi, but at the same time a clever move knowing that the franchise died little bit before it (Why u did dat to me Mametchi ;-;)... but even like dat, it is still dumb, it gets more use on Pokemon Sun and Moon but seriously, you have to be ill to use it constantly, because the effects are almost useless, and useless on online and Battle Tree that are the main things to do on post-game. - Loosername

50 People become way too attached

This show is just flat out annoying and is just doing the same things over again. I know many people who have become sucked into this vortex and are unable to come out and will never be the same ever. they leave everything else behind

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