I meant the ideas behind them, that of a giant, lazy pokemon with lots of power. Granted, they are dissilimar enough where I can give that one to you, let's pretend that they're not similar enough.Originally posted by Trainer-c:
Slacking is more attack oriented than Snorlax, and is obtained by different methods. Sharing the same type =/= rip-off. It just means the Pokémon share the same typing.
Yeah, but those bugs were different and unique, and weren't even based off of the same type of bug (don't respond by saying that Caterpie is a caterpillar, and wurmple is a silkworm). For all intents and purposes, a silkworm is much closer to a caterpillar than a honeybee or a ladybug or is.
Yeah, there are lots of bugs in the real world, but I want to see some different life forms before we have to start re-using them. What about a dolphin pokemon? Or a polar bear? Or another fire type? I'd rather that we had new pokemon ideas instead of re-using them.I will grant that the Wurmple line is similar to the Caterpie line, but, one of the many aspects of Pokémon design is basing them off of real world creatures, and real-world insect kingdom has many species of caterpillars, butterflies, and moths.
Fine. Although it was filling Abra's role in Gen III.
Why do we need roles in these games? I would rather that we saw some new ideas. I understand that we need easy-to-catch early pokemon, that doesn't mean that they all have to be birds and bugs. There doesn't always have to be a powerful end-game dragon. Hoothoot was refreshing IMO because it had some psychic attacks, and was different enough. Taillow felt like another bird that just replaced Pidgey.The responses to the earlier examples apply here. You appear to be confusing a filling a certain position with being a rip-off. I can use a rock to drive a nail into a board, that doesn't make the rock a "rip-off" of a hammer, or vise-versa.
Why did they need to fill that role though? Why couldn't we have a different idea behind the fossil pokemon? What if, instead of having only getting one fossil in the games, there was a collector who had fossils that you could obtain for doing favors or something? I was just tired of being forced to chose between one of two fossils. At least Gen IV gave you the other fossils after you beat the E4, and you weren't limited to 1 fossil.Beyond the fact that they are fossils, and all being part Rock-type, these Pokémon have very little in common. They filled the role of fossil Pokémon, but they are in no way "rip-offs".
Since they knew that they would have Gen I pokemon in FRLG, they couldn't just have them all in Hoenn, it would feel like 2 different sets of games with one set of pokemon. So instead, they cast different pokemon for the same roles. Before we had another worm bug that evolved into a buterfly, we should have had a millipede or something.Game Freak was obviously well aware pretty early in the development that of Generation III that they would need to remake Red and Green, this is why the Kanto location data was already programmed into Ruby and Sapphire, so the premise that they had to "replace" any Pokémon is a faulty one.
Not always. The powerful, hard to raise pokemon at the end of GSC was Tyrannitar, not just another dragon. And I understand that all the generations rip-off a little bit, but I felt IMO that Gen III did it the most.As I said above, the games have a formula. There are going to be starters, early Flying, Bug, and Normal-type Pokémon, late-game Dragons, and what have you.
Sorry, that's a long post. I don't even see why I'm bothering to defend myself, since it's my opinion, but there it is.