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Over the years I've seen a lot of talk about how it's supposedly so much better than the anime and how if everything would be so awesome if the anime was based on it. Well I've read the manga first arc and a little bit of the second I liked it okay at first but I lost interest. And I was on the Pokemon sub reddit and I read this huge flame war about the manga and Ash. And someone mentioned that the reason why people find a lot of problems is that is more acceptable to analyze the anime the manga for errors. So I decided to talk about why the manga is not perfect lost my interest and perhaps even just as dumb as the anime.

Pokedex mechanics

The pokedexe's need to fill up is not some enthralling story element it just a thrown together excuse to have a motive to catch them all. I mean we have more info on bulbapedia then there is in the pokedex it doesn't make sense for that information not to known by the inhabitence of that world yet the manga brings up the completing the pokedex thing


Levels, are kidding me levels! Levels seriously. Their are no levels in real life. Levels are just a way of quantifying improvement over time so why have it in the story. I mean for all its flaws at least the mario cartoon didn't have points. I don't see how something can have levels and be considered less sophomoric.


Really hm's how do they even activate them anyways.

Things not being explained very well

In the red blue green arc their was a story about in which Red and Green (Blue in english) accidently switch pokemon. Now I'm doing this off of memory but I remember not being able to find how that happens. I'm going to assume they switch backpacks or something but it was frustrating experience maybe I did find it and it was just because I'm not very observant that I missed it so I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt and put that one on me but it is still worth mention.

HOWEVER there is absolutely no excuse for Red and Green/Blue's big battle at the end. First of all they never specified how many pokemon on each side neither side used all their pokemon and it was very unclear whether they were switching out or if the pokemon fainted I had absolutely no idea what was what in that fight. What it looked like tto me is that both trainers change their trainer class to juggler then Red beat charizard and called it a day. That's the fight that we get! The only fight of the league besides the one that ended in forfeit then another forfeit complain about the Ritchie fight or the Krabby sweeping or the twice as weak on defence line all you want I don't blame you but at the very least we knew what was going on.

Evil gym leaders and elite 4

I guess it's its own canon so it's okay but it's kinda weird seeing as how it keep the fucking level system

I'm not trying to bash the manga I'm just trying to illustrate that it's not perfect I mean of all the flaws it has now Pokemon anime had improved in at least some aspects over the years so maybe it gets better but here's the problem it hard to get enthused about it when I browse bulbapedia and repeatly see the word "None of its moves are known" at least the pokemon do stuff in the anime maybe it makes sense in context but I don't know if you think I'll like the later sagas ask me to give it another shot and I'll try to find the time.

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  1. Leavanny Duo's Avatar
    Watch it! I don't wanna see another word of criticism!
  2. Karamazov's Avatar
    I agree about the levels and such. I understand them wanting to make it very close to the games, but some things just wouldn't work in a realistic Pokemon world. Levels just made the Pokemon seem less human. The addition of the B button is a nice idea, but Pokemon should be in charge of their evolution.
  3. PhilosophyPhlare's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Leavanny Duo
    Watch it! I don't wanna see another word of criticism!
    How can I watch a manga
  4. Karamazov's Avatar
    Stare at the pages for an hour? :P


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