Top 10 Reasons Why Digimon Is Better Than Pokemon
The Top Ten
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 - MasterofalV 22 Comments
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
I liked characters in Digimon more than Pokemon, I feel like they were more useful. Brock is funny few times but, he falls in love with ALMOST every girl! Also, Ash is not bad but, I still think Digimon characters are better than Pokemon. Unless if you are talking about Pokemon Adventures manga, the characters on that manga are better than anime and game.
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?
Newer Pokemon games do have back storys unlike just fighting random trainers - MasterofalV 4 Comments
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 talkV 7 Comments
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.V 15 Comments
Just because it was made for kids doesn't always mean you don't need mature themes look at young justice for example
Ah yes Digimon rarely talked down to kids in like Pokemon.
Pokemon was made for children. CHILDREN. We do not need mature themes, thank you. - HappyEevee
Pokemon doesn't talk down to kids, have you even seen the anime? - GoatworldsV 3 Comments
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
I think that if he wins Pokemon League, it will end the show so, that's why he has to lose.. Just like in Pokemon games, when you defeat champion, the game is completed. Unless if it has Frontier Brains and more things to do after beating Elite Four.
Only good thing. - TrueBlueHeroes
You know I love both franchise and I know that I love pokemon more than digimon but I got to say:sorry ash but your a loser.He keeps saying that he's going to be a pokemon master in every series but nothing happens its just a 10 year old kid wandering every region. see? annoyingV 1 Comment
Digimon was actually made for an older unlike Pokemon
Pokemon does to and you spelled Digimon wrong lol - Masterofal
Yeah, Digimo is great. - TrueBlueHeroes
*DigimonV 1 Comment
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
Triggered much? This is called Pokemon for a reason: Collecting them and battle with them. It will happen no matter what the cost. You need to ease with your CAPS. - yamionthetrap
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.V 5 Comments
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
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
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...V 11 Comments
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.
Eevee, Tyrogue, and Ninjask.
Your arguement is invalid.
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.V 9 Comments
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.V 4 Comments
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 - ParkerFangV 20 Comments
This isn't 100# true.
So...Just a cool feature.Doesn't mean anything,
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!V 1 Comment
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 elseV 1 Comment
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
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 - MasterofalV 8 Comments
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
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.V 8 Comments
Great, now even Pokemon is recycled like the New SpongeBob.
Well for the most part this is true.
In one of the digimon seasons you can become a digimon which is close enough to be a superhero.
To be fair you can become a Pokemon to, but the manga that used that was horrible.
Mystery Dungeon, anyone?
Goatworld that means Pokemon is ripping off digimon now ha!V 3 Comments
Sure, there might be some Pokemon that can be strong enough to beat Digimon. But let's face it. Charizard could only outmatch the power of Agumon and Greymon. Mega Charizard X could have beaten those forms, but the higher forms of Metalgreymon and Wargreymon are claimed to be made of a metal that not even most Digimon can destroy, not just Pokemon. Finally, even if Tai interfered with Red, Mega Charizard X was RECHARGING from using Blast Burn. It wasn't just unaware of what it had to do. Blast Burn clearly leaves the user having to recharge. Still, at least Red and Charizard fought hard and showed that Pokemon aren't that weak to be defeated quickly.
Anything a Pokemon can do. A digimon can do better
Actually happyeevee many digimon are just straight stronger than Pokemon you should research this stuff and stop being ignorant
Those are just made by unprofessional youtuber, dickwadsV 13 Comments
Even though there are a lot of boring digimon games but there are some gems in there
Digimon adventure psp,digimon world 3, and digimon battle rumble are some good digimon games
Most of the good games are in Japan,Digimon Adventure PSP for example.
Not all digimon games are bad, digimon world 3 and 4 are awesome, not to mention digimon rumble arena 1, 2 and 3 also the ds game digimon world was awesome.
I played the pokemon games on the ds, and they are almost the same thing.
Only the games are good, but not the anime. Unlike Sword Art Online, which is an awesome anime. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Take a look at Most Overrated Animes.
Well people think about Pokemon they think of ash the idiot
Being a overrated is not an excuse - JeydiV 9 Comments
Mega evolution, monsters fusing, becoming a monster yeah sound familiar well that is because digimon did it first
Pokemon is getting revenge lol - Masterofal
Now, let's all think: Who became more successful in the end? - HappyEevee
Ok, I see you are loyal to Pokemon with all your heart, Whatever. I love Digimon so you can stop going against whatever someone says that is for Digimon. I don't care what your opinion is. You are acting like my worst enemy, criticizing everything we say. - ScreechingDigimon
If you think that the Pokemon anime is a 10/10 anime there is something wrong with you
Having a different opinion doesn't mean something's wrong with you.
Everybody have their own opinions. The Pokemon Anime may be great for you, but it have some mixed flaws in each seasons and you know that. Not every show is perfect. And saying that Pokemon Anime is "stupid" is NOT understandable. So don't get your hopes up, mkay? - yamionthetrap
TrueBlueHeros, WHY THE HECKA RE YOU HERE THEN?! SOME PEOPLE GREW UP LOVING DIGIMON AND I AM ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE. SHUT UP PLEASE! - ScreechingDigimonV 2 Comments
I am not talking about red and stuff I mean ash speciffically
Dial down the soap opra please! - HappyEevee
Why are you here HappyEevee if you don't care about Digimon.Just picking it apart is showing how much you care.
This aspect of the show is awesome, not staying on the same character too long and knowing when to move on, giving the main characters the chance to grow up and have lives, letting others step in. In Pokémon, Ash will never have a real life, he will always be a ten year-old who is chasing a hopeless dream. In my opinion, replacing characters is actually just giving them a chance to develop into adults that actually have lives.
I want to say the season one/season two transition felt almost flawless.They still had the last kids,(But older)and have the new digidestined in and also let the old ones advise them.
ASH IS IMMORTAL! IT’S JUST... WHYYY!? I used to watch Pokémon before I watched Digimon, I never liked it though. I watched maybe three or five seasons before saying, “ Ash is dumb now. Enslaving Pokemon and making them battle against family and friends. Ash is ten for about 40 years. Shut up Ash, I’m taking back my good thoughts. “ Yeah, I don’t hate Pokemon it’s just I don’t... like it. In Digimon we have the originals, Tai, T.K, Matt, Mimi, Joe, Sora, and Kari. They fight to survive and save the digiworld, with their beloved partners. In the second season we have new people and the characters are grown. They look different, act different, yet it’s all warmly familiar. David, and the two others ( and later Ken ) Did their part with their parters, Armadillomon, hawkmon, and Veemon. In the other season we don’t see the others, I like to think they are just in like a different place. The Digimon world had changed and the characters could DIGIVOLVE with their partners. ...more - ScreechingDigimon
They can only die if they are deleted with the exception of tamers
I can see this fake post being deleted because the villains do die
Yes digimon can die and when they die they become a digi egg again and everything happens allover again and I'm with man digimon is a much better franchise
To whoever said that villains die, Nope they don’t. They are reuploaded, like patamon when he defeated Devimon. - ScreechingDigimonV 3 Comments
Brave heart was great actually a lot of the original theme songs where great.
Can't argue with that.
I'm going to diss Track your ass off
Born to be a Winner.
When the legendaries look at you like "you came to the wrong neighborhood."
Digimon babies are simplistic and varies rookie and champion level digimon can be considered fully evolved Pokemon
Anime characters are overly designed so it makes sense for digimon to be like that
It's for kids, do you think they would make it complicated
Except every Digimon is "strap weapons on it."
Actually there are over 1,000+ species of digimon
There are 721 Pokemon. How many digimon species are there? 591. There were more Pokemon in 2011. - Goatworlds
Digimon is about SAVING THE WORLD. Pokemon is about getting Pokemon and that's just selfish.
Pokemon does involve saving the world too - Masterofal
That's true, digimon is about saving the world. If you say it is only the digital world, then you're wrong. In season 1, izzy mentions that if they die in the digital world they won't return to the real world. In season 1, myotismon entered the real world which made them save the real world. And the same happened in other seasons but with a different storyline not the same.
Whereas pokemon's story is hiw Ash is gonna collect all pokemon and become the best.
Yeah,reminds me why I like some other cartoons these days.
The cliffhangars is the thing that catch me off guard when I was a kid.This make me curious and that is what make Digimon a good show...The ability to make u curious
In Pokemon we barely get to see anything new just the same gameplay and same story in the anime. In digimon we get to see new gameplay and a new story for the next season.
People probably only like Pokemon because it is the same formula
In digimon fusion/Xros wars you can have an army of digimon at your disposal how cool would that be
Taking place in an ever expanding wilderness of terrifyingly powerful monsters Pokemon emphasizes how cooperation and friendship with its inhabitants is essential for survival and maintaining balance of the ecosystem. Humanity and weaker Pokemon could not survive without each other and by teaming up, the technological and intellectual strengths of humanity compliment the raw power and potential of their Pokemon allies. The message is deeper and more meaningful because although their day to day struggles may seem mundane the struggles are focused on how positive morals, intelligence and perseverance are essential to survival in the Pokemon world and in reality.
Finally a good post on this! Like in ORAS. Your rival is actually your friend and he/she will go with you on your adventures to save humanity from Kyogre/Groudon and Rayquaza! Your rival goes with you until you become the Pokemon champion. Then cuts to really nice scene at the end followed by one last battle then another cut scene, where your rival points at the night sky. A shooting star goes by, "Pokemon Omega Ruby" or "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" fades in. Starts Delta Episode. Super awesome. - HappyEevee
You do realize digimon has that deeper reality not just with friendship and stuff but with much older themes like divorce and adoption
Digimon has a deep reality, divorces and depression - ScreechingDigimonV 4 Comments
If you give the manga a chance you can see it is a great manga
If you read the manga it is pretty good
You actually made me laugh. - HappyEevee
Again, personal opinion.V 3 Comments
They were cool.
Toyline? Never heard of it. - HappyEevee
Sorry, even if Jynx had its face color changed to purple, it still looks like Nicki Minaj.
It wasn't supposed to be racist! They didn't have purple when the gameboy came out -.- - HappyEevee
Every Digimon design is offensive to me because they're all so ugly. - TrueBlueHeroes
TrueBlueHeros... stop saying everything bad :3 All Digimon are beatiful and I am trying to calm myself by punching my bed right now :D - ScreechingDigimonV 2 Comments
After reading this list so many reasons are outdated and excuses so old list but reliable when pokemon was and digimon were first out and I don't hate Digimon but this list kinda annoys me - Masterofal
This one is true unless your watching digimon it in English
Actually, I would have to disagree on that one. Digimon does have cheesier music due to the Fox Kids dub. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Digimon: Hitch hiking with strangers. Entering as kids an AI like world not of theirs age. Saving the worlds from destruction. Humans and Digimons learning with each other like a scale like no other. Have you seen the designs of latest Pokémons? Speaking of Pokémon: For real, too repetitive and do I need an explanation and the fans... too salty. Glad Digimon has not gotten into that commersialized BS like Pokémon. P.S It is okay to prefer even Oasis over The Beatles.V 3 Comments
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