Top 10 Reasons Why Digimon Is Better Than Pokemon

The Top Ten

1 Digimon had an actual story

What was the plot of Pokemon? A 10 year old boy who never ages tries to be the very best trainer. Ash does the same thing every season. Battle the gym leaders, fight a criminal organization, go in the Pokemon league and lose. Same damn thing every season. And it will never end.
The plot for the original digimon series was that 7 kids get transported to another world and befriend monsters from that world and go in an adventure to save not only the digital world but there own as well. Digimon also has a new plot with every new season so it's not some rinse and repeat thing like Pokemon

You know you're series is crap when no one cares about the main storyline, and instead focuses more on the side stories. Digimon had both a great storyline and side stories.

See, this is why I commented the way I did in the "Top 10 reasons Pokemon is better than Digimon" page. I mean, just look at this page: you have a kid who probably didn't grow into his parents' hand-me-downs yet commenting that Digimon Sincerely SUCKS, and his comment gets posted publicly. So even though you have this tiny section that says, "Comments may be reviewed before being posted", that's pretty much pointless when cancerous remarks like that are being validated. - ActuallySensible

Bit I don't hate Digimon - Masterofal

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2 Ash is such a loser

I know the writers want him to be like that, but PLEASE LET HIM WIN A Pokemon LEAGUE FOR ONCE. Indigo was probably the only one he won and he at least made it to the Top 4 in Sinnoh. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Only good thing. - TrueBlueHeroes

The characters get it done and aren't doomed to be trapped with a goal the writers will never let them achieve Like with Ash and actually grow and mature

3 Digimo got dark

Digimon was actually made for an older unlike Pokemon

Pokemon does to and you spelled Digimon wrong lol - Masterofal

Yeah, Digimo is great. - TrueBlueHeroes


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4 Digivices were more useful

There are more than 1 type of digivice like pokeballs. And it is shown in the games that you can customize digimon with 20 moves. Also when can you evolve your Pokemon at will?

How can they fit all those bytes into one tiny device? Plus, in the game, you can still custimize moves, lead a team of Pokemon, evolve your Pokemon at will, and not only does it have Google it has Google Maps, too. - HappyEevee

HappyEevee, you're making up excuses. Pokemon can only have 1-4 moves, while Digimon can have 2-20. Digivices triggered digivolution, stored digi-eggs, were a sort of Wikipedia, lead you to your partner, etc.

The pokedex is Google in the Pokemon world and pokeballs just shrink Pokemon into spheres. While in digimon the digivice allows you to evolve your digimon at will,Let you have an army in only one digivice,and let you customize your digimon's moveset

5 Digimon are just as cute

Various digimon babies are cute along with a lot of rookie digimon

There are a lot of very cute digimon

Sure not all of them are cute but still there are a lot

Digimon is a godamn rip off of Pokemon. They aren't even cute.

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6 The characters were relatable

You have a cast of 7 characters each with a unique personality. They each go through their share of challenges both alone and together. Some had personal problems (two characters who were brothers had divorced parents). Others faced problems along the way that were crucial to the plot (Tai wanted agumon to digivolve to ultimate level but did so with force which created Skullgreymon, an evil digimon).
Pokemon has Ash, a kid who never ages and has lack of common sense. Brock, a gym leader who tries way too hard to get a date. And Misty, possibly the only main character with a sense of logic.

Yeah, but Pokemon doesn't have main characters that look strange. Yes, Pokemon has a kid with Harry Potter lighting shaped marks on his cheeks. But Digimon has a guy that looks like Yugi from Yugioh, a green Mega Man, and a cowboy princess. - HappyEevee

The digimon characters don't look that strange from your usual anime character not to mention there not immortal.

HappyEevee, look on just about any anime and you'll find MAYBE 12 characters each that look like Yugi. - BazookaDonut

This is true.

Digimon had sibling relationships, parent-child relationships, coming of age stories, etc. - Mugi

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7 There was character development

Tai went from trying to have the most power to relying on his friends to get through challenges. Gatomon went from a servant of an evil digimon and trying to kill the chosen children to befriending and becoming the digimon partner of the new eighth chosen child. Joe went from being scared to face a challenge to a brave, strong kid.
The only character development in Pokemon were the Pokemon. Ash and his friends hardly changed at all throughout the series (though ash now has visible teeth in xy).

...Ash got teeth?

Yeah. Henry went from not wanting Terriermon to fight because of his fear he'd digivolve by accident, but eventually he learned there are plenty of battles that can't be run away from or talked out of, but there are battles, physical and internal, that just have to be fought.

Newer Pokemon games do have back storys unlike just fighting random trainers - Masterofal

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8 The antagonists aren't idiots

All zero did to Girantina was drain its power using a machine to get to the reverse world and have control.He didn't destroy an entire dimension he just crashed into things and destroy parts of it there was hardly damage done ash just woke up Girantina and stopped him easily, it ends with him getting pulled out of the ice and decides not to be evil anymore. That's child friendly

Team rocket always gets blasted off away. Other criminals use horribly weak Pokemon and expect to win. And every single antagonist in Pokemon thinks way too highly of themselves.
In digimon, myotismon killed several of the chosen children's friends. He turned into a giant monster which threatened an entire world and took millions of other chosen children worldwide with their digimon partners to take myotismon down. This is nothing compared to the manga in which entire universes are destroyed

In digimon you save 2 dimensions from an evil digimon who has the capability of wiping out cities on a daily basis. What do the villans in Pokemon do try to steal Pokemon or something somewhat menacing.

And by antagonists,do you mean only Misty. That's what Think...

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9 Digimon can actually talk

Digimon can talk and you can hold a conversation with them unlike Pokemon when you can only get 2 or 3 words outta them.

Digimon can talk and have just as much say as the tamers making an equal relationship. You pretty much make Pokemon your pets

Wouldn't be annoying hearing pika pi or squirtle squirt every time

I agree. Pokemons(excluding team rocket's Meowth) can't even talk

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10 Digimon are stronger

Well technically most Digimon can become stronger than most Pokemon and the strongest Digimon is stronger than the strongest Pokemon but I don't see how this matters.

What does this even mean? - HappyEevee

I guess so.Not like we'll ever know for sure.

I fully agree, Digimon are stronger. The worst I’ve seen Pokemon do when I used to watch it was one Pokemon got a few scratches and bruises... NOTHING compared to getting deleted, dying, or I don’t know... getting stabbed by Piemons dagger?! ( rest in data pieces ) One Digimon had the power of ALL the strong Digimon the digidestined had defeated and Yeah... the kids died basically. Their data broke apart, scattered, yet they found a way to survive. The Digimon partners defeated the Digimon, the god of Pokemon couldn’t POSSIBLY do that. Maybe I’m just sticking with my childhood favorite show, or just against my childhood enemy, Pokemon. I don't know, I’m just always by Digimon’s side.

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The Contenders

11 Digivolution wasn't permanent

This reason is wrong in total what is this

To be fair that is PRETTY COOL.But it shouldn't be,like,a deciding factor for why the show is AWESOME!

For example you can have gabumon and garurumon in one while in Pokemon its cubone or marowak

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12 Digimon attack names sounded cooler

Bro there are a lot cool digimon attack names just deal with it

Such as gate of destiny, star shower, and howling laser

Yeah. Every Digimon's moves are unique to it and it alone, unless it's an attack like Trinity Force, a combo move. There's: Desolation Claw, Star Shower, Atomic Blast, Mega Barrage, Gate of Destiny, Blazing Ice, Double Typhoon, Hell Howling, Megiddo Flame, Dragon Wheel, Diamond Storm, Terra Blades, Thunder Stomp, Radiation Blade, Hand of Fate, Angel Rod, Omni Typhoon, Soul Vanisher, Bloody Tower, Crush Nail, Corona Destroyer, Double Impact, Lightning Joust, Talisman Spell, Gaoga Hound, Wild Echo, etc. - BazookaDonut

Pokemon-Moongeist Beam, Sunsteel Strike, Core Enforcer, Thousand Arrows, Oblivion Wing wow back in Gen 1 the moves were boring and up there is what we have now - Masterofal

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13 It's fan base isn't made up of ignorant people

I see it on nearly every forum. People saying that Pokemon is better without real reason other than that. At least some people are honest and say it's because they never watched digimon and/or they grew up with Pokemon.

People just say digimon is a rip off of Pokemon just because it has evolving monsters. Well that means that spiderman is a rip off of batman because their both super heroes who had there parents die

The fanbase for digimon are clearly not ignorant because they are Pokemon fans too

Both are rapid but Pokemon is worse - ParkerFang

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14 Every action in the series was for a greater cause

In digimon the chosen children had to face many life threatening challenges. Every battle was fought for survival. Their every action was to save the digital world and the human world from evil digimon who were trying to take both worlds over. Some didn't even want to take it over, they just wanted to outright destroy the world.
Ash just wants to be the best trainer in the world. That's it. Sure there's team rocket and a new organization every new season but their true intentions are nowhere near as crazy as in digimon.

Yep,stopping a giant devil monster from conquering the world is a greater cause,.But in all seriousness that's pretty much true.


I love Pokemon because they evolve into something else

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15 They don't enslave the Digimon

Everyone says that Pokemon that are caught just become friends and not slaves. I say no to that because how would YOU like it if a 10 year old had someone beat you up and throw a balls at your head, removing most of your free will to make you do there bidding, and either be shoved into a PC forever or be forced to beat up potential friends and family members!? As a Pokemon trainer, in game and anime, almost NOBODY even try's to think about the family's of Pokemon that there splitting apart. They don't care that they could be forcing the Pokemon to beat up there own mother, as long as you get that sweet EXP. But this is just how I see it

In Digimon, the Digidestined had their Digimon pre-chosen, depending on what characteristics they had, and in Pokemon, Ash and the others just go around taking poor Pokemon from their homes, with no reason but to "catch them all".

"They don't ENSLAVE" I didn't realize Pikachu's facial expression said he was being enslaved. Did you even watch pokemon?

You're obvoisly missing Pokemon's teamwork and frienship message - Goatworlds

16 The company that made it is better than GameFreak

Bandai created digimon games. Saban created the anime. Digimon is not the main franchise of either of those two companies. GameFreak's only good franchise is Pokemon, and that's why they're still alive.

Saban owns Power Rangers, a show almost as big as Pokemon, so if Digimon died out, it wouldn't be that big a deal because it would be taking a big hit, but it has a show with a huge fandom--Power Rangers-- and if Pokemon suddenly failed, since it's Game Freak's only massive fandom, it would go bankrupt and the company would fail. besides, Bandai, another sponsor of Digimon, is the fourth largest producer of toys (looking up what bandai made) after Mattel, Hasbro, and the LEGO group. so it wouldn't be a big deal if Digimon when out. So what I'm saying is that Digimon's company has so many other hits that it would be sustained. Pokemon is the only thing people like about Game Freak, so if it disappeared, judging by some people these days, they would think the rest of Game Freak is crap and it would run out of business, while Bandai sits there clapping sarcastically at them.

Without Pokemon gamefreak is nothing while Bandai makes more than just digimon

I agree but Nintendo is better than Bandai.

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17 The characters age

I don't like Pokemon because of Ash's name. Keep reading to see what I mean. Ash Ketchum, a bratty 10 year old who wants to enslave pets and carries around an electric rat. That's one thing. here's another: look at his last name. Ketchum. KETCHUM. Game Freak was not sneaky whatsoever. Ketchum. it literally means "Catch 'em". That is just SAVAGE. 6 MILLION people want him to ENSLAVE little animals for no reason?! Another thing. he does not age at all, though in the series he's been traveling the world for 8 1/2 years yet goes under no change whatsoever, and the entire show and its fandom of lowlives is SICK. IT IS PUTRIDLY WRONG IN EVERY HUMANLY POSSIBLE WAY TO MAKE PETS INTO SLAVES, CRAM THEM INTO BALLS, AND FORCE THEM TO FIGHT FOR HALF THEIR LIVES. YOU PEOPLE ARE SO WRONG TO ENJOY WATCHING THAT AND DOING IT YOURSELF. YOU ARE SICK. UNDENIABLY, PUTRIDLY, UNDOUBTEDLY SICK IN EVERY WAY! DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO THESE CREATURES? YOU ARE MISTREATING THEM, YOU POKEMON LOVING, SAVAGE, ...more

Not just their age, but also their personality. In Digimon Tri, Taichi became more reluctant to fight because he now realized Digimon fight in real world caused a real damage, and really endangering people's life, someone could be dead.

In digimon, the charecters age and mature. In Pokemon, they stay the same age, never-changing

@HappyEevee It's Ash Ketchum,not Ash Kechom.

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18 The digimon had cooler designs

There are a lot of Pokemon are ugly as heck like muk and trubbish

Both Digimon and Pokemon had cool designs and bad ones.

The ten legendary warriors had glossy armor

Seriously, Digimon isn't just taking an animal and strapping bombs, missiles, armor and knives to it. For example, MarineAngemon is an undeniably adorable sea angel with a Holy Ring around its neck, with no weapons, yet it is a Mega level. On the other hand, it's a Vaccine type, who are supposedly the friendly whose power is hidden under their appearance. Other Vaccines like WarGreymon look like war machines, but that is because that is WarGreymon's fate. They are simply of different families. MarineAngemon, like Cutemon, is a Vaccine destined to heal and to comfort. WarGreymon is a Vaccine there to protect and assist. It's all under simple anatomy on what Digimon hide their power and what Digimon use it to battle. They aren't all just savage and powerful. They are protective and unwaveringly loyal, no matter what they look like or what others judge them as.

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19 Digimon can take many different forms

What other Pokemon can do that eevee but that's it while every digimon can do that

Digivolution is closer to actual Darwinian evolution than Pokemon's evolution. Sure they both happen far faster, and to individuals and not the species as a whole, Digimon all have to digivolution trees, so they can change into different things given the circumstances, Pokemon are confined to one line, much more like metamorphosis.

In the digimon games it is shown that digimon can digivolve not just one specific form like v mon can become veedramon

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20 Pokemon is constantly recycled

Great, now even Pokemon is recycled like the New SpongeBob.

Well for the most part this is true.

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