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Weekly Query: Pokemon vs. Digimon

MONSTERS VS. MONSTERS!!!!!

 Welcome to the first installment of the Weekly Query. Like it is stated in the title, this will be a weekly feature where we will pose a question for  the users, to answer.   

 DVP: Blazing Might by H-Box
 DVP: Blazing Might by H-Box
Pokemon is one of the most popular anime franchises. First broadcast in 1997, the anime is based off Satoshi Tajari's video game series. Focusing on Ash Ketchum, the anime has had over fourteen seasons and showcased over 600 creatures called pokemon. Pokemon are usually animal-like companions with special abilities that allow them to battle in competitions. Just like animals would in the real word, some pokemon live in the wild while others are domesticated.  
  
DVP: Mine's Bigger by H-Box
DVP: Mine's Bigger by H-Box
Digimon, contrary to Pokemon, has not focused on just one character or a group of characters. Every single season of this franchise has introduced a new set of characters and for that matter a new set of digimon. Broadcast in 1999, the series has creatures, called digimon, that live inside a virtual world appropriately named the Digital World. There are over 500 digimon and certain ones are chosen to help a human partner in their adventures. Opposed to that of Pokemon, it is only one digimon per person.  
  
These two anime franchises are frequently compared, and although there are similarities, they are not precisely the same. The title name of both series include a suffix that means "monster", and the creatures in both series have extraordinary powers.  
Pitting them against each other, the topic is now relinquished to you. Which of these two franchises do you prefer: Pokemon or Digimon? 
 
-- Geo (sora_thekey) long time user of the Whiskey Media Sites, and 24/7geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @sora_thekey
Destinyheroknighton Feb. 11, 2011 at 8:02 p.m.
@EganTheVile1: 
Man, I forgot about that tread 
Good times, Good times
EganTheVile1on Feb. 11, 2011 at 9:11 p.m.
@Destinyheroknight:  
Dear god did not expect to see someone who read/participated on that thread on this one, it's a small world-wide-web after all
CapeBarneson Feb. 11, 2011 at 10:08 p.m.
For games= Pokemon 
For anime= Digimon (I never thought of this as a clone, due to its actual story, blah blah blah)
sora_thekey moderator on Feb. 12, 2011 at 1:17 a.m.
@Kelleth said:
" @Newten:  Pokémon 649. Digimon I dunno but waaaaaaaaaaaay to many sub species "
Yeah! If you count the sub species there would be around 1000 Digimon, especially since every Digimon has an 'X' species. (There's an Agumon and an AgumonX) The X species is a like an evil variation... That's why I said over 500. I didn't count the X species. 
 
As for my personal preference, I like Digimon over Pokemon. The first two seasons certainty showcased characters I truly care for. The third and 5th seasons were able to do the same thing. The Pokemon series does a good job in focusing on Ash but after investing TLC to the other characters in the first season and then having them change without an actual closure to like Digimon did was something I couldn't get on-board with!
Kelleth moderator on Feb. 12, 2011 at 7:26 a.m.
@sora_thekey:  X Digimon are upgraded Digimon who are slightly more powerful then the originals :)
Masako_Hihashion Feb. 12, 2011 at 8:40 a.m.
Digimon as a whole, the season ending battles and movies (at least the first 4) are awesome, the music is better, Brave Heart is incredible, and when Wada Kouji came to Argentina I was in the public with an Agumon shaped lighter swinging my arms with the acoustic version of butterfly... 
The others seasons are cool, but the first is flawless
gla55jAwon Feb. 12, 2011 at 9:23 a.m.
I watched and liked both as a kid. Digimon was definitely the better show. If I'm remembering correctly, I liked Digimon because the second season had the first season kids, but older. I thought that was cool. Anyways, I would (and kind of want to) watch Digimon again, but not Pokemon.
sora_thekey moderator on Feb. 12, 2011 at 10:08 a.m.
@Kelleth said:

" @sora_thekey:  X Digimon are upgraded Digimon who are slightly more powerful then the originals :) "

Then which subspecies are the ones who are evil? 
EDIT: Oh wait! I just realized I was thinking of the black gears and those spear things in Season 2
SamFuryon Feb. 12, 2011 at 10:23 a.m.
I loved Digimon the most, the characters actually had some development!
Fire Star moderator on Feb. 12, 2011 at 11:56 a.m.

I enjoy them both, but I grew up with Pokemon.
Kelleth moderator on Feb. 12, 2011 at 2:16 p.m.
@sora_thekey:  Well black is the wrong word for its
Vaccine - Good guys
Data - Impartial
Virus - EVIL! but can sometimes go Data like Beezlemon 
 
:)
hitsusatsu11on Feb. 12, 2011 at 2:55 p.m.
Both are good
ninjadude853on Feb. 12, 2011 at 3:55 p.m.
Oh dear God, there is a ton of nostalgia in both of those franchises for me.
 
I think the first time I saw Pokemon was at my older brother's friends cottage, where he had rented that one episode where they go onto that cruise ship. I was either four or five. That was also the time the aforementioned friend rented the first episodes of Batman Beyond for me (that guy was awesome). And this one time when my brother made me stay awake until after 10 o'clock (really late for a little kid) to sit through an episode of Seventh Heaven just so we could see a commercial for the Pokemon League!
 
Digimon. I liked that way better than Pokemon, and still do. The first time I saw this was at my grandparents house. It was the episode where Tai is afraid to go through that wall.... fence.... thing. I told my brother about it, and he yelled at me for watching a "copy" of Pokemon. That become hilarious later on, becaue HE ended up becoming a much bigger fan of Digimon than Pokemon. We would watch new episodes every weekend on channel 55. I remember just freaking out the first time Agumon and Gabumon warp digivolved into Wargreymon and MetalGarurumon. Then we watched 02, then Tamers. Years later, I came across Frontier completely by accident. So I got to enjoy that too.
 
Good times :)
JJOR64on Feb. 12, 2011 at 7:14 p.m.
In terms of video games. Pokemon dominates Digimon.  In terms of anime, I enjoyed the Digimon anime more.
sora_thekey moderator on Feb. 12, 2011 at 11:21 p.m.
@Kelleth said:
" @sora_thekey:  Well black is the wrong word for its Vaccine - Good guys Data - Impartial Virus - EVIL! but can sometimes go Data like Beezlemon   :) "
no, what I mean is that I was thinking of something that made Digimon evil... I was thinking of the Black Gears from season 1 and the Black Spears from season 2.
Obsidian609on Feb. 13, 2011 at 12:34 a.m.
I like both franchises but between the animes I prefer Digimon over Pokemon. Mostly because the story is a little more mature while the Pokemon anime is still geared towards little kids.
JonathanMooreon Feb. 13, 2011 at 3:07 a.m.
Altogether Pokemon.
afrokolaon Feb. 13, 2011 at 7:20 a.m.
I don't know, those first two seasons or whatever want to call them of Digimon were pretty freaking awesome. At least that's how I remember them to be!
Kelleth moderator on Feb. 13, 2011 at 11:34 a.m.
@sora_thekey:  I see :0
Gaffon Feb. 13, 2011 at 2:25 p.m.
@zombiepie
I'm not touching this even with a ten foot pole.  
 
But Pokemon is serious business.
This.

And, I'm way too old to participate in this discussion without sounding creepy.

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