The Cave of Dragonflies forums

Go Back   The Cave of Dragonflies forums > Pokémon > General Pokémon Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-29-2008, 04:37 PM
Mew_the_Missing_Princess's Avatar
Mew_the_Missing_Princess Mew_the_Missing_Princess is offline
godess
 
Join Date: November 23, 2008
Location: travel
Posts: 6
Pronoun: Female
Mew_the_Missing_Princess is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Digimon is like pokemon

has ne1 seen digimon and noticed how its like pokemon a lot?
__________________

dats my mommy, my daddy and in the middle me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-29-2008, 04:40 PM
Flora's Avatar
Flora Flora is offline
Captain Husbando
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Cornfields, PA
Age: 25
Posts: 5,850
Pronoun: they
Flora is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

I've seen it.

They're somewhat similar, but they're different concepts.
__________________
Everyday I'm tumblin'
Eifie is somehow at fault for the usertitle (hint: my boyfriend is Captain Waifu)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-29-2008, 04:42 PM
Storm, Earth, and Fire's Avatar
Storm, Earth, and Fire Storm, Earth, and Fire is offline
Would you like to make a contract?
 
Join Date: June 23, 2008
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Age: 28
Posts: 2,463
Pronoun: Male
Storm, Earth, and Fire is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via ICQ to Storm, Earth, and Fire Send a message via AIM to Storm, Earth, and Fire Send a message via MSN to Storm, Earth, and Fire Send a message via Skype™ to Storm, Earth, and Fire
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

They take completely different approaches to the whole 'monster' concept.

Besides, Digimon had a much better anime.
__________________
Last.fm
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-29-2008, 05:26 PM
Arceus's Avatar
Arceus Arceus is offline
I am bored
 
Join Date: November 22, 2008
Location: Hall of Origin (lol!)
Posts: 7
Pronoun: Female
Arceus is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

I recognized digimon as a rip-off just by watching commercials (pokemon is short for pocket monsters, digimon is short for digital monters). Both battle and some evolve/digivolve with special items. There is probably other stuff, but I haven't watched digimon.
__________________
I created this universe... so I guess that makes me goddess... MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-29-2008, 05:29 PM
S.K's Avatar
S.K S.K is offline
Is taking you from behind.
 
Join Date: November 2, 2008
Location: London
Posts: 424
Pronoun: Female
S.K is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Well...personally I never liked Digimon but yeah, I guess they are.
__________________

Sparkplug-Red
-Made by Colossal-

Click on the Sign!


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-29-2008, 05:31 PM
Flora's Avatar
Flora Flora is offline
Captain Husbando
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Cornfields, PA
Age: 25
Posts: 5,850
Pronoun: they
Flora is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arceus View Post
I recognized digimon as a rip-off just by watching commercials (pokemon is short for pocket monsters, digimon is short for digital monters). Both battle and some evolve/digivolve with special items. There is probably other stuff, but I haven't watched digimon.
Maybe you should take a good look around here before you start calling things ripoffs.

Biggest difference:

Er...can a Pokemon devolve? I don't believe so.
__________________
Everyday I'm tumblin'
Eifie is somehow at fault for the usertitle (hint: my boyfriend is Captain Waifu)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-29-2008, 05:39 PM
Aenrhien's Avatar
Aenrhien Aenrhien is offline
srs riter! ...only not really
 
Join Date: October 2, 2008
Location: Ohio
Age: 29
Posts: 175
Pronoun: he
Aenrhien is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Aenrhien Send a message via MSN to Aenrhien Send a message via Skype™ to Aenrhien
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Similar, but not the same. Digimon had a better anime, Pokémon made better games, both are more or less made of fail in their later incarnations.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arceus View Post
I recognized digimon as a rip-off just by watching commercials
Going by that logic, absolutely everything has ripped absolutely everything else off by being even remotely similar. :|
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-29-2008, 06:09 PM
Blastoise Fortooate's Avatar
Blastoise Fortooate Blastoise Fortooate is offline
Geographical!
 
Join Date: June 23, 2008
Location: Amabala
Age: 24
Posts: 4,782
Pronoun: He
Blastoise Fortooate is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to Blastoise Fortooate
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Quote:
has ne1 seen digimon and noticed how its like pokemon a lot?
No chatspeak, please.

I mean, they are kinda similar, but they are different enough so that they aren't copies of one another. And, yes, the Digimon anime was always better.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-29-2008, 06:18 PM
Yarnchu's Avatar
Yarnchu Yarnchu is offline
Yarn is comfy and easy to wear
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Patch Land!
Age: 25
Posts: 1,618
Pronoun: Male
Yarnchu is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arceus View Post
I recognized digimon as a rip-off just by watching commercials (pokemon is short for pocket monsters, digimon is short for digital monters). Both battle and some evolve/digivolve with special items. There is probably other stuff, but I haven't watched digimon.
FYI, Pokemon did start before Digimon, but Digimon was first made about a year later. Also, though the two share various traits, they had completly different origins: Pocket Monsters started as the gameboy games we all love, while Digital Monsters began as a tamagotchi-type game. Further more, the creators of Digimon probally weren't even thinking about Pokemon when it was made.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-29-2008, 06:22 PM
spaekle spaekle is offline
emotionless and cold as ice
 
Join Date: June 23, 2008
Location: eelektrik avenue
Age: 28
Posts: 1,997
Pronoun: It
spaekle is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to spaekle Send a message via Skype™ to spaekle
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Yeah, okay, I'm sorry, but I've found that people who go off on how Digimon is a ripoff of Pokemon have never seen more than an episode or two of Digimon. :|

They both end in 'mon' and they both involve monsters that people befriend that undergo transformations. The similarities end there, seriously, and these aren't the only two franchises with transforming monsters either. Pokemon didn't invent the monster-raising genre.

The Digimon anime is definitely better than Pokemon's (especially Tamers); the games are different and I enjoyed the ones I've played, but I don't think they have the depth that the Pokemon games have. They don't hold my attention for as long.
__________________
I kind of don't give a shit about this place any more. Sorry.
I've more or less left for good.
tumblr is your best bet for contacting me at this point.

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-29-2008, 07:19 PM
Not Meowth's Avatar
Not Meowth Not Meowth is offline
Cat, are you drilling?
 
Join Date: July 1, 2008
Location: England
Age: 27
Posts: 5,660
Pronoun: He
Not Meowth is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spaekle Oddberry View Post
the games are different
Actually, in all fairness I must say, Digimon World 2003, if I remember rightly, involves collecting badges from Gym Leader-like people, which seems sort of Pokémony.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-29-2008, 11:12 PM
Meowzie-chan's Avatar
Meowzie-chan Meowzie-chan is offline
Your friendly neighborhood Foxquirrel.
 
Join Date: August 20, 2008
Location: a Tardis
Age: 28
Posts: 158
Pronoun: Female
Meowzie-chan is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

:sighs: You're new to Pokémon AND Digimon, aren't you, mew?Look, heres the bacts: They are only REMOTELY similar. :sighs again:

If you watch the first two seasons of both shows, being Digimon and Digimon zero two as well as Pokémon and Pokémon Orange Islands, toss in each of their respective movies, the only thing you will actually see in common is the concept of people being partnered with powerful creatures. Now, I've never played the Digimon Games, and I never watched the later seasons of Digimon, but I followed BOTH in the early years, refusing to give up one for the other. They're not alike.

There are multiple dimensions in Digimon, whereas that concept didn't come into Pokémon until the Unown appeared. That was the third movie, for those of you who don't remember.

Also, as mentioned previously, Digimon can CHANGE BACK. Pokémon? Not so much. Digimon are DATA, and immortal. Pokémon? Also not so much. Theres also the talking aspect, but that doesn't really play into it as much. Each Digidestined, at least, in the two REAL seasons, the others are cheap playoffs in other continuities in my opinion, each digidestined was partnered with one character. Pokémon? It's all about the numbers.

I could go on about how the manga for Digimon all sucks by shrinking everything down, and how Pokémon doesn't get enough credit for helping to keep Nintendo in business, but that would be awkard.

I've said my bit.

Cookies to all who actually read this. :/
__________________
Count the Shadows.

For the libraries sake,

Count the shadows.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-29-2008, 11:32 PM
Yarnchu's Avatar
Yarnchu Yarnchu is offline
Yarn is comfy and easy to wear
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Patch Land!
Age: 25
Posts: 1,618
Pronoun: Male
Yarnchu is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meowzie-chan View Post
:sighs: You're new to Pokémon AND Digimon, aren't you, mew?Look, heres the bacts: They are only REMOTELY similar. :sighs again:

If you watch the first two seasons of both shows, being Digimon and Digimon zero two as well as Pokémon and Pokémon Orange Islands, toss in each of their respective movies, the only thing you will actually see in common is the concept of people being partnered with powerful creatures. Now, I've never played the Digimon Games, and I never watched the later seasons of Digimon, but I followed BOTH in the early years, refusing to give up one for the other. They're not alike.

There are multiple dimensions in Digimon, whereas that concept didn't come into Pokémon until the Unown appeared. That was the third movie, for those of you who don't remember.

Also, as mentioned previously, Digimon can CHANGE BACK. Pokémon? Not so much. Digimon are DATA, and immortal. Pokémon? Also not so much. Theres also the talking aspect, but that doesn't really play into it as much. Each Digidestined, at least, in the two REAL seasons, the others are cheap playoffs in other continuities in my opinion, each digidestined was partnered with one character. Pokémon? It's all about the numbers.

I could go on about how the manga for Digimon all sucks by shrinking everything down, and how Pokémon doesn't get enough credit for helping to keep Nintendo in business, but that would be awkard.

I've said my bit.

Cookies to all who actually read this. :/
Can I has my cookie now?

You basically summed up my thoughts on this subject.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-29-2008, 11:36 PM
Meowzie-chan's Avatar
Meowzie-chan Meowzie-chan is offline
Your friendly neighborhood Foxquirrel.
 
Join Date: August 20, 2008
Location: a Tardis
Age: 28
Posts: 158
Pronoun: Female
Meowzie-chan is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Here ya go, one cookie.
__________________
Count the Shadows.

For the libraries sake,

Count the shadows.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-30-2008, 12:29 AM
Involuntary Twitch's Avatar
Involuntary Twitch Involuntary Twitch is offline
I want the earth to spin in the opposite direction
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Around.
Age: 25
Posts: 535
Pronoun: Female
Involuntary Twitch is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

...Wow, what an amazing topic.

Monster-collecting and -raising is a concept that started all around the same time. Pokemon was at first a game (Red/Blue) that was themed around bug-collecting, initially. Digimon, on the other hand, were originally tamagotchi-esque pets, which ruled out the "collecting" aspect in favor of the "raising" one.

And they both involve monsters, hence the -mon.

But the fact still remains that they're pretty darn different, with the main one being that Digimon are digital whereas Pokemon are living, breathing creatures. And they both entered the media in different ways: Digimon first as a little handheld device, then a TV show, and then later a game, but Pokemon was a game first of all and a TV show later. So.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-30-2008, 03:37 AM
Jason-Kun's Avatar
Jason-Kun Jason-Kun is offline
Metapod
 
Join Date: September 6, 2008
Location: Sootopolis
Age: 26
Posts: 777
Pronoun: He
Jason-Kun is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Quote:
Originally Posted by superyoshi888 View Post
FYI, Pokemon did start before Digimon, but Digimon was first made about a year later. Also, though the two share various traits, they had completly different origins: Pocket Monsters started as the gameboy games we all love, while Digital Monsters began as a tamagotchi-type game. Further more, the creators of Digimon probally weren't even thinking about Pokemon when it was made.
Uh, no. Digimon first came out in 1990 roughly 6 years before Pokémon. The only things they have in common anyways are that both involve monsters. Other than that, the concepts are highly different. Pokémon involves battling for sport whilsat Digimon involves...saving the universe from ultimate destruction. So...yeh.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-30-2008, 04:15 AM
Retsu Retsu is offline
uhhdushfkjwhf
 
Join Date: September 24, 2008
Location: United States
Age: 26
Posts: 730
Pronoun: Female
Retsu is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason-Kun View Post
Uh, no. Digimon first came out in 1990 roughly 6 years before Pokémon. The only things they have in common anyways are that both involve monsters. Other than that, the concepts are highly different. Pokémon involves battling for sport whilsat Digimon involves...saving the universe from ultimate destruction. So...yeh.
Where are you getting this number? All sources I have point to Digimon starting out as virtual pets in 1997, only one year before Pokémon Red/Green. The actual Digimon series as we know today didn't start until after then.
__________________
uhh

Last edited by Claydol girl; 12-08-2008 at 05:07 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-30-2008, 04:56 AM
Ice tiger's Avatar
Ice tiger Ice tiger is offline
Has claimed your vital regions.
 
Join Date: August 19, 2008
Location: The Transit Station.
Age: 25
Posts: 785
Pronoun: Call me 'It'
Ice tiger is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Digimon is nothing like pokemon except for the monsters thing. Digimon digivolve :D <3 and de-volve. Greymon=<3 :3 They ruined digimon though it's stupid now ;-;
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-30-2008, 09:14 AM
Doctor Jimmy's Avatar
Doctor Jimmy Doctor Jimmy is offline
๏̯͡๏
 
Join Date: November 16, 2008
Posts: 337
Pronoun: Male
Doctor Jimmy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Digimon has a much better storyline that what Pokemon has, or will ever have. Digimon are characters that have some influence on the story induvidually, whereas Pokemon are generic. Tamers also have more character than trainers. However, Digimon doesn't have too many games that are worth playing. The Pokemon games, are more in-depth and lengthier. I don't watch anime, so I don't care for Digimon. The Pokemon games are pretty good, and can last for a while, even though there's not much story to them.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-30-2008, 09:24 AM
ultraviolet's Avatar
ultravioletMOD ultraviolet is offline
i married MD, u were all too slow
 
Join Date: June 24, 2008
Location: australia (the uncool part)
Age: 27
Posts: 3,785
Pronoun: she
ultraviolet is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Digimon is like pokemon

Digimon is far more plot-based and character-based in both the anime and the games; Pokemon mostly promotes pokemon themselves - most of the anime is essentially 'new pokemon of the day' and advertises the games, pretty much. But the pokemon games are much more player-based.

They have similar concepts (I guess) in that there's pretend monsters that you can befriend and fight with, but pokemon tend to end up as one of many, where digimon (from what I can recall of the first three seasons of the anime) are much more life partners, guardians etc. Not to say that pokemon aren't, but it's less emphasized in the games and anime this way.

Also:
Quote:
I recognized digimon as a rip-off just by watching commercials (pokemon is short for pocket monsters, digimon is short for digital monters). Both battle and some evolve/digivolve with special items. There is probably other stuff, but I haven't watched digimon.
Y'know, most people recognise pokemon as a kids game by just looking at the commercials?
__________________
nidoqueen
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
digimon

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Pokémon, Pikachu and all other Pokémon characters © Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. The Cave of Dragonflies, content, styles, etc. © Butterfree/Dragonfree/antialiasis.
Forum now hosted by Eevee's HQ.