Yes, I'm the starter everyone picked in Gen 8. How could you tell?
I can't tell, the unpopular gorilla is standing in front of the rabbit
>>47016734because people wouldn’t use the starter they didn’t pick in competitive, right?
Chads always pick monke.
>>47016734I’ll take Umbreon’s cute little ass back there.
>>47016747Dude, simple fact - people don't care for monkeys or apes - in real life or fiction, especially nowadays.As mentioned, if it wasn't god in comp, no-one would care about it. As it stands, no starter's actually ignored, monke got gud, Cinderace is everywhere and the other one was hand-crafted for girls to ship with themselves or others. Everyone should be happy, but because more kids and casuals picked the rabbit (especially outside burgerville, where they play proper football), the fuse on your tampon's lit and you need to cry abut it.
>>47016796I concur with this anon: Monkeys makes for a terrible Pokemon concept. Every fire starter is popular except for Infernape. Even Emboar which is the second least popular fire starter has at least an underground niche following. Literally no one talks about it or adores it. Because its just a fucking ugly little monkey. I want to immerse myself in a fantasy land not be reminded of Africa all the time.
>>47016852No one cares about delphox except the people that want to fuck it>>47016796There are plenty of great monkey pokemon designs, like aipom and simisear
>>47016869Yep they're good in a "lookit the funny monke haha". But not "starter" good which is the point. Even the anime's displaying how it really is. Scorbunny evolved to Cinderace in no time, really. Sobble's following suit. Grookey just showed up, may even stay a shouldermon, for all we know.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU1zjJ72pEM
>>47016869They ruined aipom by giving it an evolution.
>>47016960You can go the extra mile and post the Japan's recent poll, it's quite funny too
>>47016960KEK I was coming here to say someone post this
>>47016974Which one? Because this is what I've found. It's from the latest Famitsu poll, "The first partner we chose?" rankings.
>>47017031The one for Pokeday
>>47016960>>47017031Monkebros...is this real..?
>>47016734>Yes, I'm the starter everyone picked in Gen 8. How could you tell?That's not the Scorbunny line
>>47016960>Oh no my starter isn't popular with normies and furries, woe is me!I sleep
>>47017102Okay then don't cry when you try making a circlejerk thread on here and get met with resistance
>>47017102>thread claiming Grookey was the picked by nearly everyone>nooooo i dont want to be associated with normiesCute monkey but Scorbunny and Sobble are better and this is the case even in the fucking anime. Sobble/Drizzile and Raboot/Cinderace have such a better dynamic than the fucking monkey.
>>47017041Ok, I found it. For Galar, specifically.
>>47016734Kek, this piece of shit is the most unpopular of the three, it's more unpopular than the fucking ice cube penguin
>>47017136>Eiscue above monkeIcing on the cake
>>47017136>both complete Sobble and Scorbunny line above RillaboomKek
>>47017136>Every stage from every other stater line scored higher than it.
>>47017136This was a memeish poll, so it was all over the place, but it's still sad and hilarious how the ice cube penguin is over Rillanigga.
>>47016734The Rillaboom line is the most mediocre but also least disappointing and most consistent of the three. You pick a drum monkey and it evolves into a drum ape. Not very exciting but not bad either. Sobble starts off with an offputting personality but a lot of potential, only to have that potential wasted by evolving into a spy for no reason, becoming another ugly jobmon to add to the list. Scorbunny doesn't have much of an intriguing personality, which is rectified by its evolutions. Unfortunately, they're awful in both personality and design. Despite being the shill pick, Cinderace is not as bold in design choice and concept as say, Greninja, and is nowhere near as iconic or striking as Charizard. Even the controversial Incineroar has a more interesting personality and isn't blatantly "Greninja 2." All the Gen 8 starters range from average to offensively bad, but the Grookey line is the least offensive of the three.