"The very first Digimon product was the Digimon virtual Pet, and as discussed above, it made it's debut in Japan top top June 26, 1997. The very first Pokemon product to be released to be Pokemon Red and also Green for the game Boy ~ above February 27, 1996. This was around 16 months before Digimon's debut together a Tamagotchi virtual pet."

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My personal view on the subject is the , yes, pokemon might have influenced some digimon designs, however, I believe that the 2 games/shows are fully different. What do you think?


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· 5y
It's actually based off of Tamagatchi -^And they're fully different.

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i type of agree v this, i think digimon is based on the tamagotchi, i beg your pardon is a collection of key-chain gadgets with a online pet program. In Digimon Adventures 01, 02 and also Tamers (03 season), both the anime and also real-life toy Digivices attribute the pixelated pets comparable to those the the tamagotchi pets. However, Pokemon never had those pixelated 'pets' and also I think Pokemon is based upon the creator's childhood pasttime of capturing bugs and then battling them through his friends' bugs.


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· 5y

I've been a pan of both because I was little and I never ever thought Digimon duplicated Pokemon or vise versa. There are similarities, yes, however no direct copies of anything.


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not really. They are very different in designs because that the most part and duty differently. Pokemon is a collection them all kind thing and digimon is nurture just 1 monster. Digimon space talking creatures together opposed come pokemon being more like animals.

Also digimon was an effort to sector tamagotchi to boys. Tamagotchi was watched ~6 month after pokemon. So that arguement around the dates is a little bit invalid.

I'm curious come what human being see as similar between the series besides "they both have these monsters".


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People greatly jump in and also say they're duplicates of one another because the the name simmilarity.

Pocket monsters - Pokemon

Digital monster - Digimon


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The two point are fully different and also anyone that thinks one copied the other is being childish and also ridiculous. Human being jump come conclusions since of the comparable names, but that's where the genuine similarities in reality end.


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· 5y

Digimon is fully different indigenous Pokemon. The only thing that people use for them being comparable are "they have monsters" and "'mon is at the finish of the name".


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Only the names and the whole evolution point is similar. Digimon typically tend to be a lot more 'artificial' in design, together as having actually actual an equipment guns and weaponry, together opposed come Pokémon's an ext natural designs, where also weaponry is quite a natural component of their body (For the many part)


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They are an extremely different the just reason the rivalry exists is since they both finish with mon and were introduced in the 90s where everyone wanted to be competitive versus other brands


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Digimon actually was initially designed by Bandai come appeal more to guys because more girls than boys to be buying tamagotchis- digimon had its begin as digital pet devices, whose key appeal different from tamagotchis was the they could battle each other. There are still number of nods come tamagotchi in miscellaneous character designs, such as wizarmon's staff. The premise of the anime and also most the the gamings are also an extremely different from pokemon, though i execute feel favor the DS gamings are an ext similar 보다 the rest.

So no, i dont think the it's based on pokemon, specifically not an ext than any other monster games out there.


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I am a lengthy time digimon and pokemon fan but I doubt digimon was a direct copy if a copy at all of pokemon. It is just another part of the creature capture genre of gamings that came out throughout the 90s. Things like Monster Rancher are also in this game category.

The animes are entirely different from each various other as well. When Pokemon centered around ash and also his adventure to it is in a Pokemon master in a people he prospered up in, Digimon was the story of 8 choosen youngsters thrown right into a world they go not know or have any kind of experience in. Pokemon battles room for sport and fun (aside indigenous plot battles for the civilization which happens mostly in movies and some short archs of the show) however battles in Digimon wherein not for sure or for fun. It was for security of both the key cast and also their worlds as well.

This was prior to tamers (season 3) make Digimon a multiverse and made digimon thrive further from their pokemon like photo with things favor DNA, Jogress, Spirit, Burt/Warp, and fusion digi-evolution. In frontier (season 4 which came out in 2002) they eliminated Digimon partner entirely and also had soul statues that let the people become digimon (think pokemon reburst (released in 2011 so 9 years after frontier) evolution but with statues and not crystals).

However i doubt any type of pokemon had actually inspired digimons desings. Agumon was not inspired by charmander he was inspired by a dinosaur, other many civilization use for character design. Gomamon and Seel both being seals is just a great choice for an aquatic design since Gomamon essential to be semi-aquatic. In truth the fist gen Pokemon and an initial wave Digimon share small in common.

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Whamon debuted far prior to Wailord ever did, exact same with Etemon and Infernape or Frigimon and Abomasnow. Electmon was also an electric rodent but he was red and also blue with multiple tails so nothing choose Pikachu in design. What renders them comparable is lock both supplied real world animals as catalyst for your designs. Because that real once you neglect the entirety idea that both reflects names end in "mon" and also are in the creature catch genre over there is no foreseeable reason to believe Digimon replicated pokemon.