He's extremely popular, and is known to pretty much everyone who's into gaming.
But if you take a picture of Charizard or Pikachu to your grandparents, they'll probably be able to name them correctly, and will certainly recognize them. They won't be able to name or even recognize Lucario.
>>322993602 Because it has the biggest fandom, full of nostalgiafags. Thus, Gen 1 has more iconic Pokemon. Honestly, if a Pokemon that isn't a starter or Legendary past Gen 1 gets exposure, it's lucky. Lucario is an obvious exception because they pushed the fuck out of him.
>>322993602 I literally cannot imagine why they'd choose iconic, recognizable, visually interesting characters to star in these games instead of like, an anthropomorphic bag of trash, or a keychain with anime eyes.
>>322997307 I don't think Libre has any impact on whether Hawlucha gets in or not. They'd have pretty different movesets, I'd think, Libre apparently makes use of its electric powers a good deal, which Hawlucha couldn't.
>>322997601 Apparently South Korea got a chance to vote in a character. Libre was their choice.
Pokemon has been a phenomenon since its introduction. By virtue of them being around longer, the older Pokemon are simply more well known. People who started in the 90s will know them. People who stopped playing Pokemon will know them. People who started 5 years ago, or yesterday, will know the gen 1 Pokemon. Newer Pokemon don't have that level appeal, what they have is the appeal of being fresher in the minds of people who still play the games, and also a good advertisement for what's going on right now.
That's why shit like Sceptile doesn't get into Smash. Pokken, being a game all about Pokemon fanservice, is obviously different. You're already aiming to appeal to fans of Pokemon, and you have more of a roster to work with, so you have some business appealing to more specific interests. But generation 1 is still the most popular.
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