>it's a "japanese culture" based pokemon
Fuck off with this shit. If people wanted this, maybe Yokai Watch wouldn't have bombed outside of japan
Youkai Watch probably bombed because idiots were expecting a 1:1 copy of Pokemon, didn't get what they wanted, and so they didn't care about it. I don't think a kid would care if a game was solely using Japanese mythological creatures, it's video games and video games are fun and loved by kids.
But wow, yes, how dare a game made by Japanese people in Japan have Japanese-esque culture in their video games. Why aren't they catering to my personal wants?
Maybe if they were trying for a global market, they would try to make pokemon designs more universal, instead of "LOL STUPID GAIJINS DON'T KNOW THAT EVERY YEAR WE STUFF A SOCK WITH MASHED POTATOES AND LEAVE IT OUTSIDE OUR DOOR, WHICH EXPLAINS THE THREE MASHED POTATO SOCK POKEMON!"
it's not that big a deal. There's at least one american culture based pokemon, two fire starters that are based on chinese culture, and a shit ton of european cultured pokemon thanks to gen 6
What? There are only five Pokemon off the top of my head who are obviously based on Japanese culture: Jynx (Yamauba), Vulpix/Ninetails (kitsune), Chimecho (fuurin wind chime), Jirachi (tanabata) and Froslass (yukionna).
I guess there's also Raikou, Chingling, Arcanine, and Darmanitan. In my opinion, Mega Gyarados is obviously based on a koinobori, and then I suppose Klefki could be a ghost who took over a keychain (so a keychain youkai?) but that is really stretching it. Am I missing any? I'm sure I am but the vast majority of Pokemon aren't influenced by Japanese culture in some way.
>solely using Japanese mythological creatures
that's just it anon. A good number of yo-kai in the first game are made up (of either walking puns, modern-day events) rather than based off of mythology. All those are in the second game.
Maybe you should just fuck off and stop playing Pokemon yourself if you're that triggered.
There are a few others, like Dunsparce, Mawile, and Banette, but the thing is that all of these designs have global appeal. They're good designs, you don't need to be Japanese to understand the basic concepts. This is why Pokemon succeeded world-wide, while Youkai Watch flopped outside of Japan.
Also you're responding to obvious bait.
There's Samurott, Accelgor, and Greninja as well but I would argue against Klefki only because I think it's more based on European fairies that steal shit rather than something being possessed like Banette or Rotom's forms.
Though you can argue that the Pokemon based on samurai and ninjas isn't "specifically" based on Japanese culture because of how those are more easily identified ideas regardless of culture compared to something like Jynx.
>shitting on pokemon designs
a reminder to get a load of this
Fat could be like the Thick Fat ability. Resists Fire and Ice. I guess it could be SE on Ice since ice is weak to everything, and SE on Fairy since fat fucks can push around wimpy little girly men.
Does Claydol count as "japanese"?
now i finally know what this ugly motherfucker is based on
so...Yo-kai watch is doing a cash grab now? at lest when they did their little yokai they had a backstory/lore about them that had a basis on reality but looking at this..is just out right disgusting.
Claydol is venus of willendorf aka pic related
The secret of pokemon design: "An ambiguous origin" everyone sees what they want to see.
Blaziken: Chicken, Mua tai, Garuda, Horus, a digimon ..kek
My bro is a Dancing Pinapple Kappa Mariachi Duck!
Ah, also a Victoria amazonica bunyip monster.