How Has Pokémon's Battle Animation Evolved?


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  • Bunneo Q
    Bunneo Q  3 hours back

    hello missingno

    • Tamertamer Tamer
      Tamertamer Tamer  2 days back

      I gave myself a rattata with hyper beam and transform I just wanted to share it

      • Miso Soup
        Miso Soup  3 days back

        I wished they still used the gen 5 animations for 1 more game until they used the 3D animations.

        • yin
          yin  3 days back

          Gen 5 visuals is gold tbh

          • Rammielogz 21
            Rammielogz 21  5 days back

            Who and where can I find the person who made the pikachu from the thumbmail?

            • Pokemon Trainer Lily
              Pokemon Trainer Lily  5 days back

              Oh? Pokémon on 3DS is evolving!

              Pokémon on 3DS evolved into Pokémon on Switch!

              • BeachGnome
                BeachGnome  1 weeks back

                That comment about them giving Eevee more love and care when it has always been one of the most popular Pokémon in the series that was given all of the attention in the world?? Wild.

                • Loladin Masterpowah Lammer

                  What about pokemon stadium?

                  • Jacob Shelton
                    Jacob Shelton  1 weeks back

                    But Sword and shield are console games, not handheld 32 megs of ram, games

                    • New Frame Plus
                      New Frame Plus   1 weeks back

                      Memory and cartridge capacity aren't really the limiting factors in this scenario.

                  • Rose Warrior
                    Rose Warrior  1 weeks back

                    Give us a Pokémon and me phone app or something you can make a full on Pokémon game then put it on the phone or something the phone won’t die any time soon we have been using the android store and apple store for YEARS far longer then any console has been around and Pokémon is not a complex game I can literally play it on my phone with smogon just make it so you tap an area and you walk to it bam! I would pay 60 dollars for a full game even on the phone

                    • Lena Wyant
                      Lena Wyant  1 weeks back

                      One thing to note about allowing any Pokemon to use any move - it allows moves like Metronome, Copycat, Assist, etc. to exist, something that the game's scope otherwise simply wouldn't be able to accommodate for.
                      On the one hand, I'm sure that we could survive without those kinds of moves, but on the other, things like Espurr using Oblivion Wing ( are hilarious, and it's really amazing that the game's animation system is able to permit cool game mechanics like this.

                      • Taurell Reed
                        Taurell Reed  1 weeks back

                        Put into perspective that it's also every pokemon x2(for normal and shiny forms), then pokemon with other forms, and then spinda....

                        • Theyungcity23
                          Theyungcity23  1 weeks back

                          Future proofing is using 2d art. The 3d art is always going to look like garbage 10 or 15 years after it has been created.

                          • Celina K
                            Celina K  1 weeks back


                            • pokéman145
                              pokéman145  2 weeks back

                              When you play a Pokemon game:


                              When you watch the video:

                              Vait Vat

                              • Phillip James Clearman
                                Phillip James Clearman  2 weeks back

                                1998 Pokemon Stadium Charizard breathes fire out its mouth and Blastoise shoots hydro pump out of its cannons.

                                2019 Sword and Shield Charizards flamethrower materializes above its head and Blastoise shoots hydro pump from its forehead.

                                • Scissorman
                                  Scissorman  4 days back

                                  He explained why that's the case. Pay attention

                              • Hypocritical Nonsense
                                Hypocritical Nonsense  2 weeks back

                                From just watching the 3D pokemon in battle during this video has made me realize that they look like they're just chilling and staring at each other. Not really the energy you'd think they want in their rpg fighting game. With the sprites they had a single circle under them to connect the area they're standing on so it was as obvious that they were standing next to each other.

                                • Kyreem
                                  Kyreem  2 weeks back

                                  While the 3D models may look more modern and current, they lack the liveliness and character of the older sprites. The presentation with the animated battles are so bland. They still haven't managed to match the scale and character of Pokemon Colosseum and Pokemon Battle Revolution.

                                  So it may be a little less about animation and more about overall presentation, because it is boring. Persona 5 and Dragon Quest XI both have standard turn based gameplay, but the way the battles flow are a lot more lively.

                                  • Kyreem
                                    Kyreem  1 weeks back

                                    @Duece Hunter I'm mostly just talking battle animations. They have greatly improved character animations. It still isn't to the level of something like Dragon Quest XI.

                                    And yeah, those sprites didn't have all that extra stuff in their battle presentation, but it was nice they kept those battle poses and brief movements as a priority. Now for Switch, I would expect both as well as animated backgrounds or better scaling and scope.

                                  • Duece Hunter
                                    Duece Hunter  1 weeks back

                                    yeah but both those games had little or nothing going on outside of the battles so they could focus on individual animations which was amazing. if, as they claim, they have alot of feautres added in like pokemon camp (which is awesome and impressive) that they havent announced yet, they it all makes sense and its fine by me. if they are lying however

                                • Sa nic
                                  Sa nic  2 weeks back

                                  Gen 4 was my first Pokémon generation, I got Platinum when I was 7 and I'm so glad that I grew up with that generation.

                                  • Just don’t
                                    Just don’t  2 weeks back

                                    I laughed way too hard at 20:25

                                    • Kintsuta
                                      Kintsuta  2 weeks back

                                      *Hot take:*
                                      Reusing animations and models isn’t a crime. Masuda did say that the newest games’ animations were made with not just quality, but FIDELITY in mind. (Define that word. I’ll wait.)

                                      • Jessi Hodges
                                        Jessi Hodges  2 weeks back

                                        Waaiiitttt a minute. Are you the Dan from Extra credits

                                        • Jessi Hodges
                                          Jessi Hodges  2 weeks back

                                          @New Frame Plus OMG i miss you so much on your narration. I wish you could come back, I love extra-history and have learned so much from them. I even got the most outstanding history student in 7th grade (I'm 12) because of many of the videos you've made and I've watched

                                        • New Frame Plus
                                          New Frame Plus   2 weeks back


                                      • Andy Liu
                                        Andy Liu  2 weeks back

                                        We need AI animation technology. With AI, quantity is no longer a problem! And I think it happening soon!

                                        • Patrick Oliver Bustamante

                                          After hearing that old music, God.... im flooded w/ nostalgia.

                                          • Andy Liu
                                            Andy Liu  2 weeks back

                                            3d is the way to go!

                                            • Wetgizmo231
                                              Wetgizmo231  2 weeks back

                                              5:50 nice

                                              • Snap124
                                                Snap124  2 weeks back

                                                Videos like this really put things into perspective how much time and effort goes into creating these elaborate Pokémon games. It can be really time consuming and even though sword and shield are on stronger consoles, they there’s literally almost 1k Pokémon now (even though some are being cut) and that’s a LOT of resources needed

                                                • WanderingRandomer
                                                  WanderingRandomer  2 weeks back

                                                  Honestly, I maintain that Pokemon peaked during Gen 5, maybe Gen 6, both mechanically, and aesthetically. To me, Gen 5 looks the prettiest, and full 3D is neat and all, but it never really 'fit' Pokemon for me. Maybe that's just because I grew up on Gen 1 and 2. Gen 5's animations just make the Pokemon look so alive compared to all others. Those comments you made about the 3D animations looking kinda bland and samey is so true; Gen 5 gave each Pokemon their own energy.

                                                  Although part of the reason why I actually really like Let's Go is because that game completely sells it with the animations. Graphically, it is beautiful and there is so much character displayed when Pokemon are out of the Pokeball.

                                                  • EnderHeart5911
                                                    EnderHeart5911  2 weeks back

                                                    Having started with Gen 5, I never realized how much I took the animation for granted.

                                                    • Skoomanchu
                                                      Skoomanchu  3 weeks back

                                                      There was personality in sun and moon?

                                                      • Connor Halleck
                                                        Connor Halleck  3 weeks back

                                                        damn, shade on picchu

                                                        • SaltySparker
                                                          SaltySparker  3 weeks back

                                                          Are you sure you aren’t summoning salt using a voice filter?

                                                          • BluuBunni Gamer
                                                            BluuBunni Gamer  3 weeks back

                                                            And this is why there's no national Dex in Sword and Shield. It's a ridiculous amount of work. I cant even fathom the pain it would take to do 6 or 7 animations for almost 900-1000 Pokemon.

                                                            • AbandonMercy x
                                                              AbandonMercy x  3 weeks back

                                                              What theme is at 10:00? I forgot the name....

                                                              • RRoJ
                                                                RRoJ  4 weeks back

                                                                pokemon black&white + black2&white2 are one of the bests games ever made

                                                                • Mark Us Nier CHS
                                                                  Mark Us Nier CHS  4 weeks back

                                                                  yeah,I still prefer the spin-off battle animations.
                                                                  they should be the standard. I mean,the battles are what we basicly do. that´s 90% of the gameplay

                                                                  • Mark Us Nier CHS
                                                                    Mark Us Nier CHS  4 days back

                                                                    @Scissorman nah, I'm not petty. I just don't see the point in spending increasing amounts of money for this series anymore

                                                                  • Scissorman
                                                                    Scissorman  4 days back

                                                                    @Mark Us Nier CHS Sounds both pesky AND petty.

                                                                    Doesn't change you don't get it, either.

                                                                  • Mark Us Nier CHS
                                                                    Mark Us Nier CHS  4 days back

                                                                    @Scissorman ah,don't worry. I'll just wait until the gen 8 Pokémon made it into the fangames.
                                                                    Some of these have a compelling story,at least

                                                                  • Scissorman
                                                                    Scissorman  4 days back

                                                                    Not really 90% AND You clearly don't get it.

                                                                • Vogri
                                                                  Vogri  4 weeks back

                                                                  I hope Ill see gen 4 remakes, Just keep the jazzy music, Reuse any animation you want i don't care, I just want my next 900+ hours of entertainment and nostalgia

                                                                  • Wilbert Beltman
                                                                    Wilbert Beltman  4 weeks back

                                                                    The one thing that really bugs me in 3D Pokémon is that they throw the Pokéball and then the Pokéball just disapears as the pokémon comes out. How would I possibly call back a Pokémon with my Pokéball if its gone? I would love to just see your trainer catch your Pokéball again after it came out, and also see the trainer withdraw the Pokémon like in the Animé

                                                                    • lemeledicortes
                                                                      lemeledicortes  4 weeks back

                                                                      Black and White has the best animations, great personality and with huge impact for every pokemon, that treatment on every 3D model would be amazing!

                                                                      • righteousforest
                                                                        righteousforest  4 weeks back

                                                                        I don't know what it is exactly, but I personally have a strong dislike for the Black and White battle "idle" animations. The Pokémon almost all look lifeless to me even though they're technically moving more. It feels like the awkward growing phase between the old 2D and X and Y's 3D, and it's the only time I feel the battle animations got (subjectively) worse.

                                                                        • Gillian
                                                                          Gillian  4 weeks back

                                                                          ..and also pichu.

                                                                          • Ronny the Pikachu
                                                                            Ronny the Pikachu  4 weeks back

                                                                            Can you do Pokémon mystery dungeon next?

                                                                            • oops i did it again but

                                                                              I wish Pokemon will evolve like Zelda.

                                                                              • Scissorman
                                                                                Scissorman  4 weeks back

                                                                                Different genres with different scopes and different schedules.

                                                                            • Ghostz
                                                                              Ghostz  1 months back

                                                                              They've created completely new k dels

                                                                              • screaming
                                                                                screaming  1 months back

                                                                                Gen4 is hands down the best

                                                                                • Batman's Pet Goldfish
                                                                                  Batman's Pet Goldfish  1 months back

                                                                                  Lucario should get the Pikachu animation treatment. It always gets more love than others from each game.

                                                                                  They should really go for the staple Pokemon they _know_ will be in _every_ game. Such as Pikachu, Eevee, and probably Mimikyu now too. I mean technically Ditto falls into that category buuuut there's only like 2 or 3 animations for him anyway.

                                                                                  • Josh Reddy
                                                                                    Josh Reddy  1 months back

                                                                                    So what i'm hearing is ludicolo best pokemon.

                                                                                    • Irving Vazquez
                                                                                      Irving Vazquez  1 months back

                                                                                      Hi, you should review the Dead or Alive franchise, those games have really amazing transition animations (the fighting ones...). Thanks for the video.