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As some of you may have noticed, the game sprites from Gen I were, well, not very good in some cases...so, I've compiled them all here to find the best, and the worst Gen I sprite. As usual, these are all opinions, don't get offended. But if you do get offended and need to yell at me, or you just have a comment, maybe about how right I am, do the usual thing by checking out the talk page.
I'd like to put a note here saying the Green sprites are probably the worst in every category, and it seems that they came back down to earth when they did Yellow. It should also be noted that all Gen I back sprites are taken straight from Green, and not R/B/Y. This is really obvious if you look at Magnemite's Green sprite, and Gen I back sprite.
Due to the "weight" of the page, it has been split up. Here is page 2.
|Bulbasaur||His Green sprite looks a tad off, but, it's ok.||So far, so good.|
|Ivysaur||This is where Green takes a turn for the worse. R/B also has the controversial "standing" position. Add to that a very confusing back sprite.||Yellow version to the rescue.|
|Venusaur||Well, it happened, Venusaur got crushed by its own plant...I'm also not too sure what to make of that back sprite..||Other than Green, Venusaur looks good from here on out.|
|Charmander||Other than those weird eyes in Green, It's all good.||So far, so good.|
|Charmeleon||In Green, Charmeleon's arms disappear. In R/B, he gets fat. Also, the back sprite shows a non-colored horn of some sort.||Yellow takes the anime route, and he stays that way, thankfully.|
|Charizard||Holy crap! It's Puff, the Magic Dragon!||After Charizard is done with looking stupid, we get the tough facad from R/B on out.|
|Squirtle||While I didn't find anything wrong here, I've gotten lots of negtive feedback.||I don't think anything is really wrong to start, but, I'll wait to hear complaints about future sprites.|
|Wartortle||Green looks a little weird, but ok. It's R/B that make him look fat though..||He's just not right untill Gen II.|
|Blastoise||Again, R/B with the fat one. Then there's Yellow with the nut job.||Gen II is damn near perfect.|
|Caterpie||Green looks a little weird, but it's that back sprite that is awful.||Considering no one had a Caterpie for more than 10 mins, it's not a big deal.|
|Metapod||The hook...that and the bloodshot back sprite...||Silver finally nails it.|
|Butterfree||I think they are all terrible...particularly R/B with the one that sort of looks like a child with wings..||Fans will wait untill Gen III before he looks right.|
|Weedle||Well, I am the one who pointed out Weedle's lack of legs in Gen I..||Silver looks a little odd..|
|Kakuna||All Gen I Kakuna just look wrong. Not to mention the mysterious "arms" in R/B.||Gen II nails it.|
|Beedrill||Not very consistent, but he looks fine.||—|
|Pidgey||The "ordinaryness" of R/B always bothered me, but, whatever.||—|
|Pidgeotto||Pidgeotto really packs on the pounds in Green and R/B.||Thankfully drops the weight for Yellow.|
|Pidgeot||Everything was fine until it got fat in Gold.||He drops all the weight in Gen III, and even learns some neat tricks in Emerald.|
|Rattata||Yellow looks a little akward, but, its fine i guess.||Annoying but fine.|
|Raticate||Yellow spoils it again here. That back sprite is also pretty weird.||Guess I'm just nit-picking here...but it's still annoying..|
|Spearow||It doesn't really look like Spearow in any of these sprites.||I guess G/S/C is fine.|
|Fearow||R/B just looks terrible, but it's one of the few Gen I back sprites that looks good.||Looks good from Yellow on.|
|Ekans||Is that Bellsprout in Green?? R/B don't really work either.||Yellow nails it. (it pretty much had to)|
|Arbok||Other than the mysterious back design, everything looks ok.||—|
|Pikachu||For the poster child, it sure looks terrible prior to Yellow. Add to that the weird lines around it.||They had the whole production team on it in Yellow, it better have turned out perfect.|
|Raichu||Green looks weird, and Raichu is fat.||He's fine....and fat.|
|Sandshrew||That's not Sandshrew......untill Yellow, and even then...||...Silver is OK, i guess.|
|Sandslash||Again, Yellow. That back sprite is awfully busy.||Gen II gets it.|
|Nidoran♀||R/B is wrong.||Other than that, they're not really great, but they work.|
|Nidorina||R/B has quite a snout, but, overall, they all work.||—|
|Nidoqueen||Green and the back sprite are awful.||The rest are just fine.|
|Nidoran♂||Green and R/B look wrong, but not appauling.||—|
|Nidorino||They aren't 100%, but they all work.||—|
|Nidoking||Even with the sub-par back sprite, they all work.||—|
|Clefairy||Green looks confused and Yellow looks just plain stupid. I'm also not so sure about that back sprite..||With the exception of the lime green ears adorning the shiny version, Clefarty ends up fine.|
|Clefable||WHAT IS THE YELLOW SPRITE SUPPOSED TO BE?!?!||Clefable has to be the least original Gen I Pokémon of them all. It's a damn Clefairy stretched out!|
|Vulpix||What is Green? Looks like a stuffed animal! And R/B is a Deer! Add to that the stupid back sprite.||Yellow nails it. Btw, Vulpix decides to moon all of us in D/P.|
|Ninetales||What the heck is Green supposed to be?? Meanwhile, in R/B, Ninetails decides to melt one of its legs off.||Yellow is a near copy of R/B Rapidash, and the back sprite is terrible. G/S to the rescue.|
|Jigglypuff||I don't know how they managed to screw up a blob with eyes, but they sure did in both Green and R/B.||Yellow is ok, but it takes G/S to save it.|
|Wigglytuff||WHAT THE HECK IS THAT THING FROM GREEN?!?!||R/B is fatter than it should be, and Yellow is weird, but, its all fine. Not like anyone uses Wigglytuff anyway.|
|Zubat||Did they even TRY in Green?? Good lord...I'm at a loss for words at that thing! R/B is much better, not great though.||Back sprite is pretty bad, but, at least from Yellow on it's fine. Annoying, but, fine.|
|Golbat||Oh good lord...where to start? Yellow is once again mega retarded, but, all of its teeth are about to fall out! R/B isn't much better, we know it has a big mouth, but, WOW. The offset eyes really top it off.||Once again, back sprite is tolerable, and he looks good from Yellow on (thankfully).|
|Oddish||Not overly bad actually.||—|
|Gloom||Green is plain bad, and R/B just doesnt look like the Gloom we all know, but, they are tolerable, I guess.||Back sprite isn't very good, but, it works.|
|Vileplume||...and then it happened, the sprite guy paid so much attention to making a horrible looking flower, he forgot he was making a Pokémon and quick had to add a horrible looking body under it! R/B looks pretty much the same, except it got an arm extension for some reason.||Back sprite is meh, but once again, Yellow on, looking good.|
|Paras||Green is high, R/B is, um, not Paras, and Yellow looks like someone stepped on it. Back sprite ain't bad though.||Paras is one of the ones you like, but would never use. Shame. At least he looks good from G/S on.|
|Parasect||Always made a cool sound, and hes always looked pretty good too. Although, he went from "in your face" in Yellow to "the light, it burns!" in R/B...||Back sprite isn't great, but, no one used him anyway.|
|Venonat||Didn't look quite right in the early games, but, it was all tolerable.||—|
|Venomoth||WOW. Did the guy who made the Green and/or R/B sprite even know what Venomoth looked like? Either that, or, it was the last on to do on a Friday (or first on a Monday).||Back sprite suffered, but, thankfully Yellow got it right.|
|Diglett||I would say "how could you screw it up" but, you know, Jigglypuff up there. Thankfully, Diglett proved too easy.||—|
|Dugtrio||Sorry for the anti-climactic finish to the page, but, Dugtrio looks just fine.||In fact, I really like the R/B and Yellow sprites, they're great.|