Greetings, Dragon Ball Z enthusiasts! Are you ready to embark on a journey of epic proportions? I am here to talk to you about the beloved franchise that is Dragon Ball Z and its potential crossover with the equally beloved franchise of Pokemon.
Why you would love Dragon Ball Z!
First, let’s discuss the good and bad about Dragon Ball Z. On the positive side, the series is known for its intense and action-packed battles, as well as its well-developed characters. Each character, from Goku to Vegeta, has their own unique personalities and abilities that make them stand out. The series also has a wide range of powerful and iconic techniques such as the Kamehameha and the Spirit Bomb.
On the negative side, some might argue that the series can be repetitive with its constant power-ups and battles. Additionally, the pacing can be slow at times, especially in the later arcs.
Now, let’s talk about the characters. The characters in Dragon Ball Z are truly iconic and amazing. Here’s a short but reasonable explanation as to why:
- Goku, the main protagonist, is a determined and powerful warrior who will stop at nothing to protect his friends and loved ones.
- Krillin, one of Goku’s best friends, is a skilled martial artist and provides comic relief.
- Bulma, the genius inventor, is a strong and independent woman.
- Gohan, Goku’s son, is a powerful warrior who also possesses a kind heart.
- Vegeta, the prince of the Saiyans, is a fierce and proud warrior who eventually becomes a valuable ally.
- Piccolo, the former villain, is a powerful warrior with a really, really messed up backstory representing being “found”.
- Master Roshi, the wise and experienced martial artist, is a valuable mentor to the main characters, even when he’s looking for a date.
- Chi Chi, Goku’s wife, is a strong and determined woman who cares deeply for her family.
- Yamcha, a skilled warrior and good friend of the main characters, is a valuable member of the team.
What about Pokemon?
When it comes to Pokemon, the franchise is known for its colorful and diverse cast of creatures. Each Pokemon has its own unique abilities and strengths, making it a joy to collect and battle with them. The main protagonist, Ash Ketchum, goes on a journey to become a Pokemon master, encountering many different Pokemon along the way.
The similarities between Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon are that both are centered around a group of characters who go on a journey to become the best at their respective crafts. Both series also feature a diverse cast of creatures that the characters encounter and battle against.
If we were to imagine a Dragon Ball Z character having a Pokemon party, it would be exciting to see what Pokemon they would choose. Here’s a bullet point list of the potential Pokemon parties for some of the characters:
- Dragonite: As the main protagonist of Dragon Ball Z, Goku would likely have a powerful dragon-type Pokemon like Dragonite.
- Mewtwo: Mewtwo is a legendary psychic-type Pokémon and its high special attack and speed stats, as well as its psychic-type moves, would complement Goku’s fighting style well.
- Rayquaza: As a legendary dragon-type Pokemon, Rayquaza’s high attack and special attack stats, as well as its Dragon-type moves, would complement Goku’s fighting style well and add a strong backup to Dragonite.
- Jigglypuff: Krillin is known for his quick thinking and agility, and Jigglypuff’s speed and special defense stats would allow him to dodge attacks and strike at the right moment. Jigglypuff’s Normal-type moves would also make it a versatile addition to Krillin’s party.
- Clefable: Clefable is a fairy-type Pokémon with high special defense and special attack stats and its moonblast move.
- Hitmonlee: Hitmonlee is a Fighting-type Pokémon with high attack and speed stats. Its unique ability Reckless, increases the power of its moves that have recoil.
- Porygon-Z: Bulma is a brilliant scientist, and Porygon-Z’s high special attack and special defense stats, as well as its unique Adaptability ability, would allow it to adapt to a variety of situations.
- Alakazam: Alakazam is a psychic-type Pokémon with high special attack and speed stats, which would add a strong special attacker to Bulma’s party.
- Beedrill: Beedrill is a bug-type Pokémon with high attack and speed stats, its ability Swarm, increases the power of its bug-type moves when it has low HP.
- Gyarados: Gohan is a strong and fierce fighter, and Gyarados’ high attack and special attack stats, as well as its Water-type moves.
- Machamp: Machamp is a fighting-type Pokémon with high attack and defense stats, and its ability No Guard, makes all its moves and the opponent’s moves hit.
- Garchomp: Garchomp is a dragon-type Pokémon with high attack and speed stats, it’s ability Rough Skin, causes damage to the opponent when hit by Garchomp’s moves.
- Salamence: Vegeta is a proud and powerful warrior, and Salamence’s high attack and special attack stats, as well as its Dragon-type moves, would complement his fighting style well.
- Metagross: Metagross is a psychic-steel type Pokémon with high defense and special defense stats, its ability Clear Body prevents stat reductions, and it’s powerful psychic-type moves would complement Vegeta’s fighting style well.
- Gyarados: Gyarados is a water-flying type Pokémon with high attack and special attack stats, its ability Intimidate, reduces the opponent’s attack, making it a formidable addition to Vegeta’s party.
- Toxicroak: Piccolo is a powerful and strategic fighter, and Toxicroak’s high attack and special attack stats, as well as its Poison-type moves, would be amazing to see working alongside Piccolo.
- Breloom: Breloom is a fighting-grass type Pokémon with high attack and speed stats, its ability Technician, increases the power of moves with 60 power or less.
- Umbreon: Umbreon is a dark-type Pokémon with high defense and special defense stats, its ability Synchronize, passes on its status condition to the opponent if Umbreon is inflicted with one.
- Snorlax: Master Roshi is an experienced and wise fighter, and Snorlax’s high defense and special defense stats, as well as its Normal-type moves, would allow it to take hits and strike back with power. Plus, Snorlax loves to snooze!
- Slaking: Slaking is a normal-type Pokémon with high attack and special defense stats, its ability Truant, prevents it from attacking on consecutive turns, but when it does, BAM!
- Wigglytuff: Wigglytuff is a normal-fairy type Pokémon with high special attack and special defense stats, its ability Cute Charm, has a 30% chance of infatuating the opponent of the opposite gender, which would complement Master Roshi’s fighting and flirting style well.
- Gardevoir: Chi Chi is a strong and determined fighter, and a protector of her family, and Gardevoir’s high special attack and special defense stats, as well as its Fairy-type moves, represent her pretty well.
- Togekiss: Togekiss is a fairy-flying type Pokémon with high special attack and special defense stats, its ability Serene Grace, increases the chance of its moves’ additional effects to occur.
- Sylveon: Sylveon is a fairy-type Pokémon with high special defense and special attack stats, its ability Pixilate, turns its normal-type moves into fairy-type moves, making them stronger.
- Lucario: Yamcha is a skilled and powerful fighter, and even stronger with Lucario’s high attack and special attack stats, as well as its Fighting-type moves.
- Hitmonchan: Hitmonchan is a fighting-type Pokémon with high special attack and speed stats, its ability Iron Fist, increases the power of its punching moves.
- Heracross: Heracross is a bug-fighting type Pokémon with high attack and defense stats, its ability Guts, increases its attack when inflicted with a status condition.
The potential for crossover stories is truly endless and can lead to incredibly creative and exciting experiences. The combination of Dragon Ball Z’s intense action and Pokemon’s lovable creatures make for an epic and unique crossover. As fans of both franchises, it is a joy to explore the potential of this mashup. It allows us to see our favorite characters in a new light and can lead to some interesting new ideas. So, let your imagination run wild and have fun with the possibilities!