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Do people really think Pokemon is sexist??

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 14, 2013, 7:55 AM
LIKE IS THIS A THING?
I hope it's people being sarcastic BUT?????
I saw people complain about the new lion Pokemon : Pyroar
Claiming the difference between the male and female forms is gender binary bullshit.

UM???




Have you ever seen lions?
Like
sexual dimorphism is A FACT OF NATURE GUys???

Pokemon has done tons of gender differences between Pokemon before, don't be silly.
Besides, the female form looks x10000000 more badass, just sayin.
goodnight

  • Listening to: Holy Bitch
  • Playing: Pokemon Black
  • Drinking: coffee
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:iconaloneness:
Aloneness Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I stopped playing Pokemon after 2nd gen >w> 
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Then you're missing out :c
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:iconaloneness:
Aloneness Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that's not 100% true my Pokemon adventure has gone as follows:

Yellow -> Red -> Gold -> Silver -> Crystal -> Black 2 

The reason I don't like them is because games have gotten stupidly easy, after about ~2003 it's kind of annoying really, they're no real challenge in them and that was something important to me when playing a game. Now games seem to hold your hand through the WHOLE game, for example in something like black 2, I'm half way through the game, and it's like and all the dialog consist of is stuff like "Oh did you know that water Pokemon are weak against electric Pokemon" and just so much fluff its like wow... this makes me realize I'm playing a game that has an intended audience of like 7yr olds. Also after what 600 Pokemon, there imagination and creativity is really starting to show... ... ... Thats why I don't play any of the newer games in franchises I grew up with, because they're not the same, they're watered down insults, there are of course exceptions to that, I did enjoy Castlevania Lord of Shadows, but the games in the Castlevania franchise were always pretty hard lol I think I've only beat two of them to date ...

So I honestly don't think I'm gonna be missing out that much with X and Y...
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:iconchococannon:
ChocoCannon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   General Artist
Genwunner much?
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:iconaloneness:
Aloneness Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I finally did break down and got it (Pokemon X), because I did like some of the new features, such as the 3D everything, the storyline was same old same old though, kid becomes champ, team trying to ruin everyone life or steal everyone Pokemon, kid beats team, end of story... didn't really use super training because I was never a hardcore state builder, I catch the Pokemon I like, and they're my team, liked the Nintendo dogs feature that was cool and I'm actually pretty good at the yarn ball game. So I must say it was a lot better then Black II, but still falls in line with my ... this game was pretty easy opinions... though I did notice a lot less hand holding and a lot more focus around storyline. Can't really tell if what I typed made sense though as I have a huge headache from sleep deprivation and having to write about 50-60 programs over the past week in my programming class ... so oh well >w>
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:iconchococannon:
ChocoCannon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
Lol I didn't like B2 and W2 either to be honest.
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:iconaloneness:
Aloneness Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
/me returns to making it my personal mission to get a shiny eevee...
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:iconchococannon:
ChocoCannon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   General Artist
Masada Method or Pokeradar?
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OkayIlie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wat seriously
I actually don't talk to every person in every house, so I didn't know that. XD When I do come across them, I actually just dismiss them as those "friendly tip pop up boxes" that almost 30% of every game I've played has, lol.
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:iconaloneness:
Aloneness Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much, I don't check /every house/ but I do go in a lot of them and talk to a lot of NPC's as they often give you free stuff or wanna battle etc. It's just I feel like I'm playing one giant tutorial with most modern games... ... ... *goes back to playing Dwarf Fortress* (which is absurdly hard game with no learning curve what so ever still kinda fun though :D)
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OkayIlie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww is that such a bad thing? XDD hahahahha
I kinda let those things slide for the awesomeness behind that tutorial. o3o
To be honest, for some games, I play the game with no tutorial from anywhere(not even the beginning) and end up ragequitting. |D I'm not talking about things like which button to talk or attack or anything either, but, like, I have to figure out for myself where to forge weapons and how to organize a party and where to summon them and stuff
orz
too LITTLE info is bad too
How the hell am I supposed to know I can summon friends after the third chapter if you don't tell me or something alskjdlkasd

//shot
sorry XD
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:iconaloneness:
Aloneness Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not saying it's a bad thing per say (I'm saying it's horrible >:D), it just kills the thrill of discovery for me ... I'm a very independent and competitive type of person so I tend to discover things in games even if I'm not told just by doing random other things that make me happen upon something new...
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OkayIlie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm I see...
I love finding things out myself, too, but it's something like wanting to receive an invoice telling me how much I owe, instead of having to go to the bank and discovering my funds are credit. XD

Eh, well, to each man his own, haha.
I need to play this Dwarf Fortress sometime, lol. It sounds familiar, which means it's a name I've heard more than once, haha.
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ZillaPokeGirl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How is that sexist?
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:iconitzyiluvdogs:
ItzyILuvDogs Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what HOW!! sometimes I wonder whats wrong with people, so what if they made the appearance different if they don't like it then they shouldn't play it simple as that! People take lots of time to make this the way it is they should be grateful that this part of our childhood is still alive todayy!
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BATBlTES Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow seriously? Where do you find the winners that actually think this? 
Like this isn't the first Pokemon with gender differences. Pyroar's may be the most obvious but...?
Just look at this big fucking list
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:iconh0wlingshewolf:
H0wlingSheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Face desk. Because face palm isn't enough.
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:iconjnredmon:
JNRedmon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
:iconheaddeskplz: ...please tell me this is a joke. Do people actually think that this is sexist? No one can POSSIBLY be that stupid...can they?
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SARAyoung Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
exactly!!!! 
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seraphicxlunatic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I agree on the Female Pyroar looking so much cooler. Plus Pokemon has been doing this for years, and now all of a sudden people wanna nitpick it. -_-
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:iconkeeperofdreams:
keeperofdreams Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
People ALWAYS complain that Pokemon, and pretty much everything else in the world now, is *ist (pick any word to put in front of the *). 
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Moonfur323 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
*BjornTheBear is right...just a difference of mane/hair styles! LIKE IN REAL LIFE! I mean, it it wrong to be slightly realistic in terms of hair and mane style????? I mean look at Pikachu! The female's tails have a little notch thing in the tip, but did anyone sensible complain? NO! UGH people can be so retarded these days...
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:iconpuddingzwolf:
PuddingzWolf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Digital Artist
they are all idiots :)
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:iconinskaia:
Inskaia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This shit is getting out of hand why the fuck are people even
What5-5--5?-??/
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite some animals have gender differences.
Humans have noticeable gender differences.
:/
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epicspacebadger Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
That's bloody ridiculous. Most species have some form of sexual dimorphism. And female wobbuffets wear lipstick. It's nature at its most beautiful. u_u 
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OrcaOwl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Maybe it would have have been sexist if there were any other difference between them besides aesthetic (literally all the moves/stats are the same...). I think there was something in the description of the pokemon about the guy lion being the leader the the girl lions watching the kids, which is similar to actual lions... But they are the same strength and have the same moves so I don't fpsee the problem.

I think pokemon has come a really long way, though. Before all the characters were of one race (Japanese) but they've really expanded it a lot, as well as to allow the player to be female etc. 

I just ignore people complaining about pokemon, there is so much work and countless hours put into designing and creating those games I am so thankful that they didn't just stop doing it with the first generation.
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah honestly I don't see anything wrong with that description...I mean, it's a fact of nature, plus the lionesses are the ones who get shit done. Maybe the 'kids' part rubs some people the wrong way, but c'mon. It's a frickin anime lion monster lol.

And you said it! Pokemon is getting so much better with each new generation. The customization is a great addition, variant skin tones and hair etc <3
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SpookyBjorn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What...why are...why are people so dumb. Seriously? What is sexist about that? The female isn't smaller and weaker or anything, just a different hair do wtf
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WolvesPoniesOhMy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
O.o I sure hope they are freaking being sarcastic! Jerez...I like the idea that they look like real lions... (Well, you know xD)
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:icondrakolance-senpai:
DrakoLance-Senpai Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol true i like the female version too :3 
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think people just like to BS companies by making stupid statements like this.
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:iconjaeger15:
Jaeger15 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Retards. That's all they are.
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Aeixel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's sad to hear that people think that.. But whatever, let them complain I suppose. Doesn't change the fact that Gen 6 is going to be epic. There are too many awesome poke'mon to choose just 6 from.. ;n;
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Linden-Furaito Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wasn't this going on over on tumblr earlier or something? I dont really know the details but it started (on tumblr atleast) by an unrelated sexist joke, I think?
and here I am just trying to figure out where the poor male Pyroar's ears are lmao xD
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Hi-biki Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People are just looking for stuff to whine about~ XD
I would just ignore them, doesn't ruin the game for me~ >w<
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's true. The pokemon fandom has so many attention seekers hnnng.
But you said it c: New games are lookin so awesome nothing anybody says can even make a dent.
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Mersloth Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
those poor, ignorant fools uvu
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:icontraijin:
Traijin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think some people just go around looking for things to complain about. Just ignore all 'dem haters; they only do it for attention
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:icontaiinty:
Taiinty Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
People need to calm their tits u^u
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes. So much yes. 
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TheJackpotRaven Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, but I thought it was racist when the only black guys I ever saw in the pokemon universe were the two basketball players in Black/White 2 lol.  *I found another random trainer later though it wasn't as bad as I originally thought lol*

But yeah idk why people are bitching about it like its the first time they've ever made differences between genders. :shrug:
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There were the gym leaders in Black/White, Lenora and Iris (who kicks ass and later becomes Champion)

But yeah the older Pokemon hardly had much diversity when it came to character designs.
But I like in gen 6, you can change hair, skin tone, outfits and more :'D So goooood

And yeah, it's been done so many times before in the games. I think some people are just attention seeking :c
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TheJackpotRaven Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I hadn't really played much of Black/White when I saw those 2 and I hadn't seen Iris yet I don't think.  I mean I didn't seriously think they were being racist it was just funny the first 2 black guys I had ever noticed were bball players lol.

I didn't even know there was gonna be that much customization, thats awesome. :OOO

I think people are just finding a reason to hate on the new gen honestly, or attention seeking either way. =/
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Sarahostervig Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
i actually like that male adn female veraions are different x3
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah! It makes this species stand out more I think ;;
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Sarahostervig Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
yus x3
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Velvaden Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Omfg people need to calm down OTL There's been gender differences before. 

uiaehruayut The female form pretty cool tho :la:
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carouselcat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Seriously? Next thing you know they'll announce nature is sexist! :iconfacepalmplz:

It's based on lions!
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SuperSmashWolves Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Psh, back in the day of the old gold and silver versions they had male and female pokemon, and yet, no one complained about there looks being the same at all!
(only exception being nidorans)
Then in the newer games were the developers able to show minimal differences, and no one complained, BUT NOW there complaining about a haircut difference??!!

And your right, lions and pretty much all real life animals have some drastic differences and even look the same! Yet again, NO ONE COMPLAINS BOUT REAL LIFEZ!
(pretty soon people are gonna go and say that humans are wrong for having tits and dicks even though we look similar anyways! Why world why??)

I kinda got this feeling that these lion pokemon might be related to entei somehow, of course not evolution wise! But just fer fun they could gather where the volcanos from when an entei was born. :3
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