Originally Posted by Fat Ingo
Alright alright, I'll say they are similar
But not a rehash
That term should never be used unless they make a Pokemon of the exact same species as the other and just recolor it
If you zoom in, even sand is different, but we still group them together as a whole. Now I bet you could stick your head in the sand and describe every single grain of sand and put up a brilliant argument why any one given piece of sand is different than the others. Each came from different rocks, different places, but when paired with other sand, their similarities dominate them, so it is just sand. You can be that person with his head in the sand individualizing every detail you see, but it is still sand.
I understand your view, but a rehash is much more than just reusing the same Pokemon. They have already recolored Pokemon--they are shinies. If what you define as a rehash were the way we all saw it, there would be next to no rehashes of anything.
A rehash is the reuse of a base concept, which despite Klink and Magnemite being based off of two totally different things, they are still very similar in the fact they are as Yveltal pointed out, levitating electromagnetic Pokemon. Klink, in that way is a total rehash of Magnemite. They do not have to look exactly the same to be a rehash. Physically they are different but beyond that the similarities fly. This is in no way bad, despite the similarities to Magnemite, I am a huge Klink fan.
Nonetheless, this is the case with many Gen 5 Pokemon when related to a Gen 1 alternate. Sure they may not look the same or come from the same inspiration, but the core characteristics are very much the same. A lot of them even look very similar to their Gen 1 counterparts.
I will agree that there are many creative Pokemon in Gen 5, I simply cannot argue against the glory that is Hydregion. Or Haxorus, Reuniclus, and though he may not be my favorite Gen 5'er, Golurk, for that matter. I do not mean to imply a total lack of creativity.