Oh, and Swampert and Lugia and TyranitarJynx Opera is actually a neat ref to it being a mix of an opera singer and an ice yokai/spirit
Sneasal's two poses are very dynamic, but they fail heavily for an anim
Aipom doing a handstand is cool
Honestly the real issue with most gen 3 sprites are colors
Its pointed "towards" the player (picturing it hanging onto a stalk of seaweed or something) but has trouble showing its full depth. It's not a very thick tail in most cases but they needed to give it some underside
you've already made this post"Typhlosian never is seen without his flames for sprites. how dare Gen 6!"
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It's funny too cuz even the anime he's not flamed unless fired up for combat, Stadium similarly has him not flame unitl attacking. This applies to his preevos as well
Also interesting, Mystery Dungeon has some sprites based on Stadium/Colo for animations
First off I never said it was better. I just noted he doesn't need to be in flame all the timeyou've already made this post
- in the pic: PMD sprites 2 and 3 are fine but 1 and 4... his spine is higher than his head.
- the anime shows pokemon emote and interact w/ their surroundings in a way the games dont
- stadium is stadium, it's old but it's also guilty.
and if you look back to HGSS, walking w pokemon outside their poke balls, typhlosion is seen w/ its flames active while obviously not battling
without the fires, theres literally nothing to grab on. gen6/7 typhlosion isn't the battle-ready murder badger we loved seeing in gen2 and 4; his face says "i just woke up from a 30-hour sleep" but the body says "i just sprinted a mile". aside from the blue there is literally nothing eyecatching.
compare this fanmade model (source) to the official one
look me in the eyes and tell me "typhlosion just standing there" is better than "actual battle stance"