Top Ten Reasons Why Pokemon Is Better Than Digimon

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The Top Ten

1 Pokemon Is Just Better

Saying "Pokemon is just better" does NOT prove anything. I like Pokemon and Digimon, but if I were to choose one, it would be Digimon. Seriously, the designs are WAY better. Almost every character is a giant demon that's holding a gun of some sort. The most recent Pokemon are green monkeys, fire rabbits, and blue lizards. Also, many of the Pokedex entries are ridiculous. One of them says that Yveltal can suck up the life energy of all living things. Do you realize how dangerous that is? If Pokemon were real, we would be dead. Plus, Digimon can talk. Pokemon can only say their name. A Digimon could understand you and answer you, which is awesome. Just think about it!

Pokemon is just better.

Lazy reason

Pokemon a) Don't always have the stupid sounding "Mon" after their name and b) Isn't absolute trash.

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2 Pokemon Has Better Games

Pokemon has 22 season and digimon 6 so 50 I don't know what you are on but pokemon has more season - LIFESUCK

Yep it dose have better games

That's true since Digimon focus more on the Anime than games. - 50

I do agree with this and Pokemon is better than digimon because it doesn't really have any games and Pokemon does but digimon is just data so soon digimon soon can become real life because technology has been getting better and Pokemon is just a a different realm that's like earth.

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3 Digimon is Rip Off of Pokémon

Damn ripoffs - AlmightyPichu

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.

Both are a rip off of Monsters in My Pocket. I was collecting them from cereal in the 90s.

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.

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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. - moonwolf

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

True but so was tai and mikey were giant characters the main characters were in 2 seasons

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5 The Pokemon

The Pokémon are interesting (except for Gen one) but Digimon just put guns on an animals and called it good.

The pokemon are awesome.

The Pokemon are more realistic and less over designed.

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

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6 The Pokemon Adventures Manga

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

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

Digimon games, manga, and ESPECIALLY anime suck. Everything about Pokemon is awesome! - Goatworlds

In one of the manga of pokemon one of the pokemon got cut in half - LIFESUCK

The anime in pokemon was just too silly and digimon were serious

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7 Pokemon Is Still In America and Digimon Is In Japan

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

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. - kibablade38

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

Do I look like I care about America? - Loosername

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8 Pokemon Have Much More Creative Names

Every single digimon I have heard of has "mon" at the end of their name, EVERY SINGLE ONE!
it is so FRUSTRATING, even Activision, yes, Activision has more creativity than the creators of digimon.

I know that ditto Japanese name ends with mon

Even though I love Digimon better, this is true.

Ever heard original Japanese Pokemon Names - animemasterman

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9 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. - Mugi

I agree with this though - yungstirjoey666

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. - kibablade38

I WANABEE DA VER I BEST I DON'T NOW 2 SUNG WELL - Loosername

10 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) - Loosername

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

Digimon is based in Japan and the digital world, I like the real world base of Japan. - kibablade38

In digimon in each region there are some of the same characters but in Pokemon there are new characters coming in each region

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The Contenders

11 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. - animemasterman

I loved the pokemon origin special

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

In death battle why digimon won poke Mon is better

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12 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).

Pokemon has better dezines

13 Lucario is better than Renamon

Lucario movie had more heart in it and Lucario knows the feeling of having a lovingly father figure that just leaves you. Yes you can say that it was a misunderstanding, when Lucario realized that Pokémon took it to a level of emotion we never saw from Digimon.

14 Better Fan Base

The comments from Digimon fanboys here are proof of this. - Vancedapurpleguy

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.

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.

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15 Pokemon Has Original Characters, Digimon Rips Them Off

Charmander is better than agumon

dang ripoff - AlmightyPichu

(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.

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

What the heck is this kinda reason?

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16 Better Acting

I prefer the Pokemon voice actors rather than the Digimon voice actors. Digimon English dub sucks! - Lucy1402

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

17 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.

What about Mega Evolution? - yungstirjoey666

Correlation does not equal causation. - kibablade38

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) - Loosername

18 The Theorys

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

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.

I could list 10 theories for pokemon digimon I couldn't even think of one

Probably because the we're told what's up in the lore of Digimon. - Xross

The theories are just the reason why Undertale Fandom Exists. - Loosername

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19 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.

Because mewtwo - AlmightyPichu

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

The pokemon universe have really good villains like darkrai mewtwo heck even arceus

It's mewtwo for gods sake it's amazing let's see your digimon have two evolutions

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20 Pokemon Looks Cooler

I mean, Digimon looks stupid, the company tries to make the COOLEST DIGIMON EVER, but they make some stupid dog as a Robot suit and Weapons to it and some Lizard man is much smaller than previous evolution of it has some yellow goldish armor and head references as some weird Viking head and eyes look stupid enought too, so Pokemon has yet simplistic design and looks much better than some stupid wandering yellow turd and some ugly pink dude on trash who has missile to it, just look at Darkai, lucario, aggron, so basically the design looks so bad ass unlike the Digimon.

Wizardmon though - shawnmccaul22

Omnimon, I don't see pokemon fusing. - kibablade38

nope - Loosername

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21 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. - NightAbsol

Let me finish the phrase.
...which more of them want to use animals to make war and see who is the most powerful to just be COOL YEAH DUDE DOPE GLASSES HASTAG EMAIL DUDE I'M THE KING OF POKEY MEN YEAHH BOOOI! AND HE ONLY DIED FROM A SUPER POWERFUL THUNDER 20 TIMES! And then they say that this is made for the love of the pokemon, or does pokemons are sadomasochistic? - Loosername

22 Digimon Is More Overrated

Pokémon at least made sense to be overrated since they were made by Nintendo. What's Digimon's excuse?

Digimon had more story, darker themes, and almost anything else - yungstirjoey666

Actually I used to be a Pokemon fan and now that I look at it, Pokemon is extremely overrated - shawnmccaul22

Oh wait it doesn't have except for the fact that it's a complete and total knock off with people getting obliterated into pixly nothingness

It's excuse is that people just constantly call it a rip off for ignorant reasons

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23 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.

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.

So, um... no? Pokemon had a repetitive and childish story line. Digimon does have a bit of a cycle to the first few but look at Digimon Adventures Tri, our characters grow up. - kibablade38

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). - NightAbsol

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24 Pokemon Are Stronger

Name ONE Digimon that can beat even an Unown - Goatworlds

Arceus could just use his god powers poof all digimon die

Pokemon are so strong that they destroy their own planet I mean...Gardevoir as...blackhole... Groudon massive weight and temperature, Wailord, Kyogre and Splash, Wailord, Giratina and Darkrai...WAILORD... - Loosername

Every digimon

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25 Digimon Die If They Get Too Weak

Digimon can only die if there data is destroyed

Pokemon can just be taken to a Pokemon center if they get weak.
Digimon just die after getting too weak and you lose your best friend.

Also pokemon are forced to fight till they collapse over and over, digimon choose to fight with their partner. That's why in death battle Taichi started beating up Red and Red was confused, pokemon battle, not their trainers. Dog fighting. - kibablade38

NO, they turn to digieggs, excepts in Tamers then they get absorbed into the digimon.

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26 Digimon Has No Mystery

What is the mystery of the gs ball?

what. - Stallion

27 Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle, known in Japan as Zenigame, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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!

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

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

Uh so? What about Squirtle? - Mugi

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28 Some Digimon Sound Annoying

Agumon is the most annoying thing ever

So do some Pokemon - 906389

And is this annoying "i can not deside on what to do"agumon saying something

What about Shuckle or Drifloon? - Loosername

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29 The Pokemon Are Cuter

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

I'm looking at Mew and mudkip.

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

All digimon are ugly

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30 The Creepypastas

Red Kills Blues Rattata

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

31 Charizard Charizard Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated ...read more.

Charizard should be higher on this list. He makes everything so much more awesome. - Blizzard

How is an yellow dinosaur a ripoff from an orange lizard?
And don't give me the crap that both of them are reptile. In that is the case then chramander is a ripoff from every dragon like creature in shin megami tensei

Charizard is a rip-off of Barney and Route 113 of Pokemon Silver - Loosername

wow

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32 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. - yungstirjoey666

Red Is Stronger Than Ash

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.

Ash dines in Ash.
Red is just furious.
Digimon doesn't ash. - Loosername

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33 Pokemon Just Looks Way 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

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

SOME do. Apparently you haven't seen all of the Digimon. Beelzemon looks cool and so do some others. - 906389

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34 Pokemon Has Been In Crossovers

The best example is Super Smash Brothers

The Digimon isn't on crossovers... Not even in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Crossover! Pokemon did it! So? Digimon is forgivable.

So?! - Mugi

Yep - ParkerFang

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35 Things Are Inspired by Pokemon

A dinosaur was named after aerodactyl, a chemical in the body is named after Pikachu, and a wrestler got inspired when a bully stole his Pokemon card.

Yay

36 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? - Goatworlds

I mean even blastoise has cannons on its back an it's not as over designed as warmon

Digimon are meant for combat so having weapons make sense

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

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37 Digimon is the Dumbest Anime of All Time

Yeah digimon is worse than boku no pico, the worst anime ever. (sarcasm). - 50

I love Pokemon more but this is... this is pure inaccurate.. total nonsense! As someone below asked, School Days is better than Digimon? OBVIOUSLY NO THAT Bull IS Bull DIGIMON IS BETTER THAN A LOT OF ANIME TODAY! I'm still more of a Pokemon fan though I still love Digimon. It's just awesome and has its own charms that differentiates itself from Pokemon.

So you saying that school days is better than Digimon, what type of anime fan are you

So Boku No Pico is better this? Is that what you're saying? - 906389

Have you even seen Boku No Pico? Is the best anime and everybody should know it. - Loosername

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38 Digimon's Fanbase is Made of Dullards

Pokemon fans are worse - ParkerFang

Pokemon's fanbase is better? Nice joke man. - yungstirjoey666

Rule 34 and some Hen and Tai Artwork guys? - Loosername

Digimon fans aren't stupid because they are Pokemon fans too so this argument is invalid and also your calling lots of Pokemon fans stupid

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39 Pokemon's Competitive Side.

Pokemon is very competitive and I love think, not just attack and attack!

Pokemon is boring... - Loosername

40 Digimon Names are Long

Compare the Digimon name to Lopmon Pokemon name to Fletchinder or Mega Aerodactyl...

MEGADARKNESSWHATEVERMON
not kidding there is a Digimon with "MegaDarkness" in the beginning of its name. Pokémon at least keeps it simple and creative.

I Could literally make one named Supercalifragilisticexpialidociousmon and no one would bat an eye,

I just can’t believe the Digimon people haven’t given up this argument yet.
I have to admit although Pokémon is way better, you’re fans do have some grit.

41 Humans Look Better

It is a sarcasm, anime humans look worse than MLP ponies...O.C'S - Loosername

42 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

He is a chubby rodent

Has anyone not heard of him?

He is cute, powerful, and not to mention awesome!

Marineangemon is way cuter and a mega. - kibablade38

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43 Digimon's Original Theme Song Has Repetitive Lyrics

It's all "Digimon digital monsters digimon are the champions! " It was so STUPID! - Goatworlds

Oh my gosh, have you people not heard the Japanese songs? Butterfly, Brave Heart, I Wish, Keep On, so many theme songs to Digimon are amazing! - Mugi

Digimon frontier bro

It's electronica, it's literally based off of a music style that revolves around digital. - kibablade38

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44 Eeveelutions

Eeveevolutions are both incredible and beautiful. There are more cute than the rookie digimon.

Well even agumon can destroy every eevee evolution and greymon can destroy 10 with nova blast

Veemon has 13. And eevee has cool eeveelutions

Eevee's eeveelutions are cute and awesome but there is my rock, ghost, or dragon type eeveelution, that'd be pretty dope. - kibablade38

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45 Pokemon had a Super Bowl Commercial for Super Bowl 50

Yeah the new Pokemon game moon and sun are coming out I can't wait to see the new Pokemon!

Yup, Digimon games left in the dust!

What major sport did digimon sponsor, oh what's that, NONE, wow what a real shame

Oh ok

46 One Digimon Throws Its Turds to Attack

I don't get digimon how could actually hurt people? But gunk shot isn't crap it's just mysterious gunk made of unknown chemicals

Sukamon sucks because it throws around its crap to attack. Also The Pokemon move "Gunk Shot" is NOT a Pokemon throwing crap around. - Goatworlds

What Do Really Digimon Suck That Much

Sukamon yeah more like Suck-amon.

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47 The Games

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.

Aren't you guys sick of pokemon games just repeating everything every time only giving you new pokemon? Even Call of Duty has more verity - kibablade38

Why my comment is still not an universal meme? - Loosername

3d Pokemon are sick

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48 Tamer Tai vs Trainer Red (Kanto Region)

Red wins with he's buddy mega charizard and MewTwo

Death battle proved red was way worse than tai and wargreymon kills dragons

Red cauth all kanto pokemon so he can just get all of them from the computer and destroy the world of Digimon
translate-Digimon sucks

Ok.You Think I'm Joking. Lets Take A look At Ash's Pokemon


Pikachu.Basically The Most STRONGEST Pokemon Ever


Charizard.Better Than A Yellow Dinosaur With Over Designs.-.


Squirtle.Can Basically Spray A Hydro Pump Through Your Body


Bulbasaur. Can Kill You With Just A SOLAR BEAM Attack


Ok Pikachu Comes From The Word Pika A Japanese Animal That Is Based Off Of Pikachu And Chu A Thunder that's Really bad for you. AND PIKA CAN KILL ANYTHING JUST WITH A THUNDERSHOCK ATTACK.-.
Tai Would Lose To Ash's Pikachu And Charizard And Then The Digivolve Would Wear Off SOLAR BEAM AND HYDRO PUMP 0% For Agumon

49 Yveltal Yveltal Yveltal is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in the 6th gen, Yveltal is a legendary Dark/Flying type Pokemon, and is the mascot of Pokemon Y. It is classified as the Destruction Pokemon. Yveltal has the ability to absorb life energy, and when its life comes to an end, it steals ...read more.

Because Yveltal kicks butt.
Seriously.
Yveltal is just awesome.
Who doesn't like Yveltal?
Other than a digimon fanboy that is. - 404_name_missing

50 Digimon Uses Toilet Humor Sometimes

Really, digimon does need a take a dump? What the stupid Tamagotchi rip-off...

*sorta triggered tamagotchi nerd triggers himself for some random user mentioning tamagotchi comparing it to a worse thing and paradoxes* - Loosername

Actually, that is a good thing...BIOLOGY PLEASE GUYS! - Loosername

when

OHHH DIGIMON IS BAD WOOHOO

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