Why does Gamefreak hate Delphox so much in particular?
>People disliking the design because it isn't blatant furbait like Braixen.
>Fennekin and Braixen in Pokkén, but not Delphox.
>Gimmicky Magician hidden ability while the other two kalos starters got great abilities (Bulletproof and Protean).
>Can't learn Thunderbolt, Aura Sphere, Energy Ball...wizardlike moves that most psychic types have.
>Barely better special attack than all the other fire starters, when it's a WIZARD.
>Serena still haven't got one in the anime, and probably never will thanks to contests being kawaii uguu wanks.
Braixen is just more popular
I mean, its pretty clear why
lets wait till friday, okay?
Delphox's model would have looked awful and you know it.
The fur 'skirt' would either look like shit or cover up the legs completely and look unnatural.
Braixen has more of an energetic/sassy personality based on its depiction in the games as well, and it looks like they're playing off of that from the poses and screencaps on the reveal.
>Braixen in Pokken
What a strange choice. Really unexpected to me
I still what Meinshao to be in though
Psychic types who learn:
Thunderbolt/Aura Sphere/Energy Ball
Energy Ball/Aura Sphere
Thunderbolt/Energy Ball is learned by 23 Psychic types, 6 of which are fully evolved, while 13 are legendaries - including Arceus.
Meanwhile, the only two fully evolved Fire types learn Energy Ball are Ninetales and Chandelute.
Magmortar is the only non-legendary to learn Thunderbolt, aside from Rotom-H.
And no Fire types at all learn Aura Sphere.
>Gimmicky Magician hidden ability
It would be a lot less shit if Gems were released other than Normal Gem.
Just imagine 252SpA Delphox shooting a Fire Gem boosted STAB Fire Blast under the sun, and stealing Leftovers on top of that.
Delphox is the ideal mon for gems.
all these implications
people dislike the design because it looks like fucking dogshit. it's hey arnold's head on a traffic cone. you can tell the design was completely phoned in since the head stays the same and just gets fennekin's hair back, and the tail even loses its orange mark.
it also loses the whole matchstick wand thing where it lights it by pulling it from its tail. now it just lazily takes it from its side. a logical progression from braixen would be a staff/witch's broom with a flame instead of bristles. instead it "just gets taller" and an uglier outfit.
what's wrong with it? be specific so you don't make a fool of yourself.
>people dislike the design because it looks like fucking dogshit. it's hey arnold's head on a traffic cone.
The whole line is garbage, the other two just have cute to fall back on.
Ear hair is shit. Ear hair was a fucking terrible idea.
sounds like you just have some shiiit taste
sounds like you're butthurt about braixen being better. good thing my boy harada and the anime staff agree.
I like both
But its subjective
>Victini exists, a superior Fire/Psychic type in EVERY possible way who already fills EVERY possible niche Delphox can
Not that guy but >>24998044 here, main issue is that it switches to all-fours for no obvious reason and betrays the theme Dewott builds up. You get Dewott looking like a neat samurai theme, but Samurott is just this big fat fuck with too many arbitrary angles tacked onto his design. The shell theme is there still but it's gotten out of hand and doesn't have a solid focus. Dewott looks like he's comfortable on land or in water, but Samurott looks like he'll flounder if you put him on land. The facial hair is cool but could have been executed better. He's just a disappointment.
One of the only bad parts of Gen5, my favorite generation.
Delphox is just a poor design, furry or not I don't find it very appealing.
I'm not a furry and I've never once wanted to have sex with Braixen or any other pokemon, but Braixen at least looks like a cute little witch. Delphox just looks ugly and lame. That being said I would really prefer Delphox in Pokken and I'm pissed that Braixen got in instead, I want to like Delphox, but I just can't. I wish Delphox could be retconned and redesigned, because I like Fennekin and Braixen and I feel like just a few minor tweaks could make Delphox great. As it stands it will probably remain one of the least popular starters ever, and that sucks because a Fire/Psychic fox mage could have been amazing.
And while I don't care about competitive pokemon, and I've never owned a Delphox and never will, I feel you on the gimmicky ability. That bothers me too. My best advice is to try to find a tricky, unique way to use Magician. I like to use Fake Out + Pickpocket + Fling with Shiftry personally.
It switches to all four so it can run faster and ram shit. When it needs to it can stand on its hind legs and fight with its swords. You know monkeys and bears also run on fours but function on two, right? Also it can use the swords freely underwater. It does everything Dewott did and more.
I don't know what you mean by arbitrary angles. It still has a samurai theme, but shogun were known to fight on horseback, hence it fights on four and two.
Nothing wrong with its design besides its waist being a little thin, but most mons have anatomy issues.
Honestly the design isn't bad, it just is one of the many pokemon who got a shit 3D sprite in XY. If magician were less shit, and it had some good coverage, it would be a pretty good mon.
I'm not sure if GF will bother fixing it, though.
>Why does Gamefreak hate Delphox so much in particular?
It's not that GF in particular hates it; It's that NEARLY EVERYONE ELSE does. Were you there in Oct 2 when it was leaked? Literally everyone became a Greninjafag, surprising because Fennekin was the clear favorite among everyone in terms of base stages. Frogadier bridged the gap, but Greninja completely destroyed that gap.
Up to this day, Braixen is still more popular than Delphox itself. It makes sense to give the majority what they want.
All I remember was tons of people saying
>Greninja is shit, jumping to Chespin/Fennekin
>Chesnaught is shit, jumping to Fennekin/Froakie
>Delphox is shit, jumping to Froakie/Chespin
Because those who hate something are always louder than those who like something because they usually have more reason to speak their minds
>it can run faster and shit
the way its legs are splayed out like a reptile's suggests the exact opposite
how fast can a turtle or iguana run compared to a horse or gazelle or giraffe?
It actually looks pretty okay in the anime.
Why didn't they use that pose for the ingame model, delphox looks like shit when standing still. The pose in that concept art looks way better.
They should have gone with the more logical progression making her the most blatant furbait Pokemon ever.
What is shit about it's design though?
It looks fine to me in fact I like it, it fits it's role as a Wizard/Mage thing pretty well. It's model is shit but that a different story, I want to know why you nigs think it looks like shit.
Anyway, the proportions are one thing. They're more like those of an anatomically correct (albeit extremely skinny) human being in a costume than anything from the Pokemon universe. The ear-hair is excessive as well.
Better than "HER"
The ear hair also never bothered me, but there's no short of it, so I can understand this.
And the proportions thing has never occurred to me, and still doesn't convince me the design is shit.
I don't understand you nigs.
Delphox just looks fine, normal, nothing great, nothing shit, whenever I hear It looks like shit I look at it and nothing jumps out at me that it looks like shit.
I think the main thing people get upset about is that it could've been a lot better than it is.
>implying it's supposed to be a witch and not an oracle like the pokedex explicitly states
Yeah. I'm really grateful they decided not to do the same thing to Sceptilefags and shun him in favor of Grovyle. Though I must admit that having two Pikachus and two Mewtwos in the roster will generate a lot of salt.
The in game model being garbage is the big problem imo
The design is other official art is fine, its just that model is very unappealing
>It looks like a triangle with a pinata for a head. It's the ugliest starter ever
you keep saying this
are your eyes working
we all know the ingame model is garbo
but literally all the art is fantastic
cherry pick the one with a shitload background foreshortening
This. The official art is hard to judge since it faces such an extreme angle, but I'd still say it's pretty ugly. I was put off as soon as it was revealed.
Grovyle wouldn't be picked in favor of Sceptile anyway. The latter can at least mega evolve while Grovyle is nothing but a downgrade(by fighting style and anatomical structure. Not aesthetics).
Delphox's stats aren't that bad desu
Its mostly its shit ability and movepool that kill its viability
Rate this mega phox.
+30 special attack
+30 special defence
Outspeeds garchomp, that's worth something right?
It's just psychic.
Victini does fine with it, though. Give phox some coverage, it's faster and has a higher special attack than victini anyway. Maybe give it a decent nuke. It's more support/boosting sweeper anyway.
At least it wasn't fire/fighting again
I VASTLY prefer Delphox' design over Braixen.
And I actually find Delphox pretty decent design-wise
better than Samurott, at least.
I can understand dislike but I can't understand the hate. Then again, I also don't get the Guardevoir love.
What's everyone's problem with Delphox? It's not my favorite starter, but only because I'm not a huge fan of anthro mons or fire types. Other than that I think it's an awesome concept and design.
I hate its facial markings the most. It's so fucking weird and annoying. The fact it's head looks like it's just barely orange and has some stupid white line around its neck looks fucking stupid.