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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.  
  
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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? 
 
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PiFace314on Feb. 14, 2011 at 2:41 a.m.
Erm... Digimon for the anime plot, but Pokemon for the cute critters, definitely. The third Digimon was my very favorite season: it was a lot more serious, but it was also the most well-plotted.
blaakmawfon Feb. 14, 2011 at 4:55 a.m.
I kinda like Digimon more.
Einherjaron Feb. 14, 2011 at 9:13 a.m.
To me, Digimon always seemed like a cheap ripoff from Pokémon. Did try to watch the Digimon anime, but it never managed to capture me the same way as Pokémon did back in the days. I'll admit, the Pokémon anime has been total crap since May and Max came long, but I still think most of the movies, even the newer ones are pretty good. 
 
But yeah, my vote goes to Pokémon for sure. ^^
SilverGalfordon Feb. 14, 2011 at 12:43 p.m.
digimon ftw
Kayrackon Feb. 14, 2011 at 4:12 p.m.
digimon FTW
Elfenlied1012on Feb. 14, 2011 at 4:26 p.m.
Digimon for anime Pokemon for games all else is nothing as they say.
02sfraseron Feb. 14, 2011 at 5:17 p.m.
I feel this argument is one that can never be full solved. Like Marvel vs DC. Personally I preferred the Digimon anime but Pokemon games, cards and in fact monsters top it every time.
Jlynnanaon Feb. 14, 2011 at 5:52 p.m.
I'm a Pokemon Fan girl!!! 
 
<--- i'm trolling screw Digimon! lol
LiquidSwordson Feb. 14, 2011 at 6:36 p.m.
RIDDLE ME THIS! 
Would it make a difference if they weren't edited? Has anyone seen the Japanese versions of these franchises?
Kingfalconon Feb. 14, 2011 at 7:27 p.m.
Pokemon leading up to Ash losing (in some sort of tournament - final four, maybe?) is GOLD.
Kingfalconon Feb. 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
@zombiepie: 
Holy shit that's awesome
sergioon Feb. 14, 2011 at 7:32 p.m.

I like Digimon better
KaiokenKidon Feb. 14, 2011 at 10:34 p.m.

I would say as far as story goes Digimon wipes the floor with pokemon.
Dark_Phoenix00xon Feb. 14, 2011 at 11:32 p.m.
Digimon all the way. I just wish they could get a game out there along the lines of Pokemon... but better
KerlyFrieson Feb. 15, 2011 at 1:02 a.m.
Digimon!! Love those epic transformations :P
Lemegeton300on Feb. 15, 2011 at 3:06 a.m.
Digimon is a far better show. some seasons were poor but overall its miles better. i loved how in Digimon Tamers when leomon was killed they showed how Jeri dealt with this loss. Pokemon writers would never even attempt something like this.
PhoenixKoopon Feb. 15, 2011 at 5:59 a.m.

Season 1 of Pokemon was awesome. Got the story going, great characters & the battles were pretty cool (Especially when you're 6). Seasons 2 & 3 were still pretty good, but it was getting really boring. I stuck with seasons 4 & 5 simply to see how it would end. There were still some really good episodes, but they seemed few & far between. I lost interest after Series 2 came out. They brought in too many new Pokemon for me & they changed the main characters (Other the Ash).
 
Season 1 of Digimon was amazing. The story & characters were great. Season 2 was nowhere near as good as 1, but it still managed to get me watching every Saturday morning. It seemed right though. The original characters had grown up & so a new generation steps in, but the older guys are still there to help them along. The new characters felt really bland & the story was a bit slow for me. Season 3 was better then 2. Rika was badass & it felt like there was more depth to the characters again. Nice new twist with the cards. I only got a few episodes into season 4 & I gave up. It seemed too different to me.
 
Overall, I think Digimon was better quality. Pokemon had a longer run of good episodes (In my books at least) but there was a lot of boring stuff between those good episodes. 

ronat1on Feb. 15, 2011 at 8:08 a.m.
When it comes to anime, Digimon. After you compare both of them you can see that in digimon there is, at least, some effort to make a more intricate plot, with some sort of well built psychological progress within its characters and  the effort to surprise you not only on every season. but on every chapter, wile in pokemon you´ll get pretty much the same on every chapter, season, character and more. 
When it comes to games, Pokemon. Who the hell doesn´t like pokemon games? wile I can´t even remember a single game based on digimon.
CodeSainton Feb. 15, 2011 at 8:49 a.m.
If it's the anime it's easily Digimon for me.I like like they refresh and change character every season,and pokemon is basically the same thing each episode let alone season,seen like Satoshi will never become a Pokémon Master,not in our livetime.I prefer the designs of the Digimons too they look less like cute critter and more like diferent kinds of warrior and(more scary) monsters.Digimon also has more developed characters and story. 
 
The Pokemon games are best than most Digimon games,but I still prefer to play the Nintendo DS Digimon World games,mainly Dusk/Dawn I like the main digimons from that games so much.
valentin_radon Feb. 15, 2011 at 10:34 a.m.
Pokemon was fun but kinda braindead. In digimon they did a much better job in flesing-out the characters and I also liked that parts of the story took place in the real world; as a kid I used to imagine that digimon were real.
They were both great shows IMO, can't we leave it at that?

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