Except for the various cartoons, live action tv shows, live action movie, comics, stuffed toys, trading cards, etc, that have also used the Mario brand to sell their schwag.Mario is a strictly video game character. But Pikachu has transcended into far more forms.
He is CURRENTLY just a video game character. At least for the most part.Mario is "strictly a video game character" is just flat out incorrect.
It has gained more exclusive held items to make up for its suckage.My question is, why does Pikachu suck in the games? Shouldn't it have better stats and more exclusive held items? I haven't kept up with the games since X and Y so I don't know if anything has changed.
Ahem.....Mario might still get the occasional shitty Happy meal toy, and a plushie here and there. I am unaware of any Tv shows, or film, or media outside video games which are using his likeness.
Yeah that Mario movie was made 3 years before pokemon existed. Mario is not made into anything like that anymore.Ahem.....
No, the movie trailer isn't a fake, as much as one might want to believe it to be.
They're from the 1990's sure but a TV show and a godawful movie is a bit more then nothing.
Well for one thing is it isn't a fully evolved Pokemon so it doesn't have the best possible stats around. Its best stat is a base 90 speed but 100 is considered to be the average for good Pokemon. It has an item that's exclusive to it called the Light Ball which gives it attacking stats on par with legendaries and it can boost its own defenses with an item called Eviolite which powers up its defenses by 50% if the Pokemon holding it isn't fully evolved.My question is, why does Pikachu suck in the games? Shouldn't it have better stats and more exclusive held items? I haven't kept up with the games since X and Y so I don't know if anything has changed.
The only thing Sonic is recognized for is being the biggest punching bag a mascot has ever been.Pikachu. At least in a wider sense.
As has been pointed out, Pokemon's a multi-media franchise. If you don't play the games, you can watch the anime or read the manga, both of which are very popular with the kids these days. Mario is certainly recognisable within gamer culture, but in wider culture? Well, he'd probably be recognisable, but not nearly to the extent as Pikachu. Heck, I'd wager that Sonic is more recognisable than Mario (in that he's had a plethora of cartoons, anime, and comics, while Mario hasn't - not to the same extent).