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How Pokemon and Sonic Are Not Compatible

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by , 15th November 2012 at 05:39 PM (2806 Views)
(This might cause offence to some people. If I did, then I am sorry - I am not targeting anyone on here.)

Since "Sonichu" got so much mention...

I am SICK of the Pokemon/Sonic crossovers that are everywhere. I don't have anything against Sonic (though I admit it's a bit overrated), but I don't get why Sonic and Pokemon have like a million crossovers. I don't think the series are compatible with each other - unless you want a crack crossover. I do realise that crossovers aren't supposed to make sense, but most Pokemon/Sonic crossovers don't even acknowledge the differences between the worlds.

I admit, if the fanfic only features Pokemon and no human characters, then maybe it can work. But the minute someone puts Ash Ketchum in there, it makes no sense and makes me want to bang my head against the wall.

Reasons:

1. Humans are the dominant species in most of the Pokemon world (except for PMD). Animals dominate Sonic's world. People would look weird at a Pokemon that talked. I know that some Pokemon talk in the anime, but that is not the case in the games.

2. While humans have been well-received in Pokemon, they have not in the Sonic series. Chris Thorndyke is almost universally hated. Princess Elise is also very unpopular - and not just among Sonic/Amy shippers, contrary to popular belief. I think a lot of people didn't like the fact that Chris took a lot of the attention away from Sonic. Princess Elise is hated for an even better reason: she is a damsel in distress who is kidnapped repeatedly (three times in one game) and is almost completely dependent on male characters - even Princess Peach is way more empowering than her. Robotnik is an exception, but he's a villain and you're usually fighting him, so I'm not counting him.

3. Pokemon have elemental powers. I can't think of anyone in Sonic that can breathe fire or shoot electricity.

4. Even in the world where Pokemon do dominate (Pokemon Mystery Dungeon), the society is less structured. There are no major cities, and the settlements are organised loosely. Buildings are more primitive and it is more in tune with nature. Sonic has huge cities and complex societies - actually outclassing those in the main series Pokemon games.

5. If you're going to do a Sonic/Pokemon crossover, please leave out that awful cartoon. (You know, the first one, where Tails is brown and Robotnik is a loser)

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  1. System Error's Avatar
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    5. If you're going to do a Sonic/Pokemon crossover, please leave out that awful cartoon. (You know, the first one, where Tails is brown and Robotnik is a loser)
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  2. Ghetsis-Dennis's Avatar
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    Human characters are a staple since Sonic Adventure 1, and besides, the backstories of the Sonic series are different between Japan and the U.S., if you've watched the Game Overthinker's video.
  3. Jabberwocky's Avatar
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    Sonichu isn't a fanfic. It's just one facet of the horrifying saga that is Christian Weston Chandler's life.
  4. Bishie Karis-chan's Avatar
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    Wait a sec, there are people making Pokémon/Sonic crossovers? o.o
  5. Serenity's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghetsis-Dennis
    Human characters are a staple since Sonic Adventure 1, and besides, the backstories of the Sonic series are different between Japan and the U.S., if you've watched the Game Overthinker's video.
    You forgot about Dr. Robotnik.
  6. Phoenix502's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by System Error
    the Archie comics are one thing, though I'm certain he meant that "Adventure of Sonic the Hedgehog" slapstick mess of a show
  7. Ghetsis-Dennis's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=Scarlet Enchantress;bt264513]You forgot about Dr. Robotnik.[/QUOTE]
    Let me rephrase that: human characters who aren't Dr. Robotnik.
  8. System Error's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix502
    the Archie comics are one thing, though I'm certain he meant that "Adventure of Sonic the Hedgehog" slapstick mess of a show
    I dunno. The concept art for that is pretty amazing. Seen any of it?
  9. MegaCharr's Avatar
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    The idea of a Pokemon/Sonic crossover is just way crazy...No offense to some but really...The two don't mix at all unless we are talking about adding a platform style game in Pokemon,then I may have second thoughts.
  10. Garren's Avatar
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    I dunno, sometimes I wish that Sonic could just, uh, have a brawl with Pikachu or something? That'd be a game that me and my brothers would have fun playing, would probably be pretty smashing.

    But yeah, that won't happen.
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  11. Ghetsis-Dennis's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=System Error;bt264520]I dunno. The concept art for that is pretty amazing. Seen any of it?[/QUOTE]
    But since the Nostalgia Critic panned it, it's already considered bad despite bringing some amazing memetic mutations.
  12. 33Whimsicott33's Avatar
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    I've been thinking more or less the same, actually. Although the way I'd phrase my thoughts is "I wonder why there's so much overlap between sonic and pokemon fans".

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