The Top 15 Pokémon Japanese Versions' Mascots

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Jan 21, 2012
  1. WiiUBricker
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    The japanese Pokemon website recently issued a survey about what are the 15 most popular Pokemon boxarts. The survey is complete and the results are published.

    Here we go:

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    Definitely this one:
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    Emerald is my favorite Pokemon game.
     
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    Nº4 has a cool background
    Nº3&8 have the best logos
    Nº3 has a bad ass Charizard picture
    and Nº1 it's too epic to be described with words
     
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    Pokemon boxarts are crap, why is there voting on it? It's basically just an image of a Pokemon with whatever random effects you can conjure up in Photoshop in the background. Any Photoshop kiddy can do it.

    Now if they voted on like other series box art then that'd be different.
     
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    I remember G/S/C JP boxart like it was yesterday because it's the only generation besides the 4th Generation that I imported the entire set of games in a generation.

    1st Generation: Imported R/G/Y skipped Blue

    2nd Generation Imported all three

    3rd Imported R/S/E skipped FR/LG

    4th Imported all three

    5th Have Black Version (JP)
     
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    Pokemon boxarts are not THAT bad... compared to this:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    That looks really nice, seeing as how it is actual "art"
     
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    Final Fantay's art was always like this except with VII and X-XII
     
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    Meh, for me they all look kinda the same. As far as my favorite game in the series goes, I think it's Platinum.
     
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    Pretty sure that's placeholder art work or Japan artwork, here's the North American artwork:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    I've certainly seen better but at least Final Fantasy has strong art outside of its box arts. Pokemon "art" has about the same artistic merit as Yu Gi Oh cards. And if you think Yu Gi Oh cards have "good artwork" then you're just really dumb.
     
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    Why would the pokemon company do a vote on other game series boxart? oh wait i forgot, youre a troll...
    I don't think this has anything to do with "artistic merit" but really more the artists representaions of the pokemon in the pictures is what the fans really enjoy seeing... Oh look, there I go again responding to your troll comments...
     
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    Well, I think Shin Megami Tensei games have good artwork, especially some games for their time
     
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    Pokemon Sapphire's boxart is my favorite.
     
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    That wasn't even a poll about which boxart they like the most; It was a poll about which mascot Pokémon they liked the best.
    Get your facts straight, please.

    http://projectpokemon.org/forums/showthread.php?20664-BW-Event-Japanese-Popularity-Poll-Rayquaza
     
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    I remember back in the day when I hold in my hands for the first time the Gold & Silver japanese games... the box was so shinny!!! It was a pain in the ass waiting a whole year for the english versions to come out!.... I end up getting Silver, I love that little box!

    as usual... everythng is crap for guild. This guy is really funny
     
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    You entered this thread, complained and then insulted some guy just because his opinion was different than yours? WTF?

    If you ask me, I never liked the Japanese Boxarts for the games but Pokémon art as a whole is (in my opinion) a LOT more original than post FFVI art,
    which generally has been the same for the main games,
    CG art (I prefer art that's drawn by hand and not modeled with a computer)
    Spiky hair dudes
    Same emotionless face design for female characters
    Male feminine looking characters
    Humongous weapons
    Really short skirts
    etc.



    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    Remember this is my opinion.
     
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    Do you have to insult everything? Jesus, every time I read one of your posts it screams troll. These boxarts are indeed art. Yu-Gi-Oh cards are also art. Disliking something doesn't mean it becomes something other than what it is. Get over yourself.

    *Ahem*
    Where was I? Oh yes. My favourite art and mascot is the Pokemon Yellow art.
     
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    Pokemon boxarts have one very distinct feature to them - there is no artistic value at all involved in their creation.

    All they really are is some blank space with writing nobody really reads and a Pokemon. One that is randomly chosen from the starters that is evolved to it's final form (except Pikachu, which is iconic enough to leave it as it is) or a legendary that's specifically connected to the game.

    This isn't really a ranking of people's favourite boxart - this is a ranking of people's beloved Pokemon out of the lot.

    Excuse me, Gamefreak, but in my honest opinion, designing boxart constitutes a bit more then just slapping a single clipart onto the box and calling it a day.
     
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