Board 8 > Why Pokemon Peaked in 2011 on the Site

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SuperNiceDog
10/10/18 5:57:04 PM
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Anyone have an ideas why Pokemon peaked in 2011 during Rivalry Rumble?

I think, at that exact moment in time(December 2011), people had begun to have serious respect for the Pokemon series. It was before Pokemon Go(2016) mainstreamed the HELL out of the series, but after the period when everyone was playing the cards during lunch at school(1998-2000 I'd say).

About... 10 years after that craze period, voters on the site really changed their sentiment and begun to think about the craze in general, from a larger perspective. They begun to see the originality, the creativity, the brilliance of the Pokemon series that they were not able to perceive when they(we) were younger.
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Nanis23
10/10/18 5:57:54 PM
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Pokemon peaked on 2015
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red13n
10/10/18 5:59:06 PM
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Pokemon has never peaked.
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SuperNiceDog
10/10/18 6:01:43 PM
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Nanis23 posted...
Pokemon peaked on 2015


that's possible, so right before Pokemon Go came out?

I think... by 2015 a lot of those, "meh" games had come out for Pokemon.

Pokemon Black and White 2(2012)
Pokemon X&Y(2013)
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire(2014)

These games, by 2015, I think caused Pokemon-fatigue on the site.
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SuperNiceDog
10/10/18 6:11:38 PM
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red13n posted...
Pokemon has never peaked.


so you think it's still on the rise? It's possible.
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junk_funk
10/10/18 6:54:15 PM
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Gen 1 Pokemon, specifically starters, are still on the slight rise imo. All other Pokemon have leveled off.
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Wreath
10/10/18 6:55:31 PM
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red13n posted...
Pokemon has never peaked.

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10/10/18 6:59:04 PM
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Pokemon Trainers had a disproportionate boost in Rivalry Rumble because they're literally labeled as "rivals" in the game itself. That's why they seemed overly strong and pretty much everyone else performed as expected from the individual characters.
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GuessMyUserName
10/10/18 7:00:36 PM
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SuperNiceDog posted...
red13n posted...
Pokemon has never peaked.


so you think it's still on the rise? It's possible.

I mean yeah, Pokemon GO did reintroduce pokemon onto old casual audiences in just 2016
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RyoCaliente
10/10/18 7:53:03 PM
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Because Pokemon trainers is a better rivalry than Cloud and Sephiroth.

You would never assign your real-life rival with One-Winged Angel. That rival encounter theme though? The "smell ya later"? That gives a rivalry feeling.

Ash and Gary also helped, obviously.
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SuperNiceDog
10/10/18 9:04:12 PM
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RyoCaliente posted...
Because Pokemon trainers is a better rivalry than Cloud and Sephiroth.

You would never assign your real-life rival with One-Winged Angel. That rival encounter theme though? The "smell ya later"? That gives a rivalry feeling.

Ash and Gary also helped, obviously.


cause it was a legit better rivalry, ok.
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LusterSoldier
10/12/18 11:40:56 AM
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GuessMyUserName posted...
I mean yeah, Pokemon GO did reintroduce pokemon onto old casual audiences in just 2016


The only positive benefit to Pokemon Go on this website is that it helped get older players back into the series who had quit Pokemon after playing the Gen 1 or Gen 2 games. That could help make Pokemon even stronger on this website compared to our previous contest back in 2013.

Pokemon Go also helped introduce Pokemon to those had never played a single Pokemon game before, but those aren't the type of people that would visit GameFAQs.
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mnkbear907
10/12/18 12:20:45 PM
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Is there a big subreddit or discord channel for Pokemon Go?
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swirIdude
10/12/18 12:39:04 PM
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mnkbear907 posted...
Is there a big subreddit or discord channel for Pokemon Go?


Every major area (and even many smaller areas) has a Pokemon Go discord for organizing raids, alerting players to quests and rare spawns, and for general chat.
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swirIdude
10/12/18 12:41:09 PM
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There's also r/pokemongo which currently has 3,276 active users, but I'm not sure if they would allow a rally link. Even if they did, the Pokemon Go playerbase includes a lot of people who haven't played other Pokemon games in years (if ever), so they wouldn't be likely to come to GameFAQs even if rallied.
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mnkbear907
10/12/18 1:19:05 PM
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Does the player base generally like raids? That might get them to come for Mewtwo as a special thing.
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SuperNiceDog
10/12/18 3:55:59 PM
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swirIdude posted...
mnkbear907 posted...
Is there a big subreddit or discord channel for Pokemon Go?


Every major area (and even many smaller areas) has a Pokemon Go discord for organizing raids, alerting players to quests and rare spawns, and for general chat.


HAD, game is dead now. That was true in mid-late 2016 when the game took over the world.
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tazzyboyishere
10/12/18 4:02:19 PM
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lmao Pokemon Go is not dead wtf
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HashtagSEP
10/12/18 4:06:08 PM
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SuperNiceDog posted...
HAD, game is dead now.


lol what
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SuperNiceDog
10/12/18 4:06:12 PM
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tazzyboyishere posted...
lmao Pokemon Go is not dead wtf


you're joking right?

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It's not July 2016 anymore Tazzy, when people all around the world were going outside to find Pokemon at parks.
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HashtagSEP
10/12/18 4:10:48 PM
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So because it went from insanely off the wall popular to just super popular, it's "dead?"

Pokemon Go is still one of the top grossing games in the app stores. 1 out of every 5 dollars spent on the top 20 games in the Play Store is spent on Pokemon Go
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SuperNiceDog
10/12/18 4:23:28 PM
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HashtagSEP posted...
So because it went from insanely off the wall popular to just super popular, it's "dead?"

Pokemon Go is still one of the top grossing games in the app stores. 1 out of every 5 dollars spent on the top 20 games in the Play Store is spent on Pokemon Go


ayhWYN9

you're right people still do play it. Hmmm.
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ZenOfThunder
10/12/18 4:53:03 PM
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i had some middle aged ladies come to my snack bar last weekend saying they were going to go up to the perimeter of New York Comic Con and try to catch the exclusive pokemon at the event without going inside

there are people into pokemon go, it's just no as omnipresent
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NFUN
10/12/18 4:58:16 PM
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mnkbear907 posted...
Does the player base generally like raids? That might get them to come for Mewtwo as a special thing.

I can't tell if this is a stealth pun or not
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SuperNiceDog
10/12/18 5:16:18 PM
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junk_funk posted...
Gen 1 Pokemon, specifically starters, are still on the slight rise imo. All other Pokemon have leveled off.


this is possible. I think Charizard's the only one that's gonna meet expectations this contest though.
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