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Pokemon vs YuGiOh!

Updated on December 30, 2010

Which is better? YuGiOh! or Pokemon

Pokemon vs YuGiOh!

Just like Yugi's Grandpa, I own a game store. Fortunately, unlike Yugi's Grandpa, I haven't had my soul captured by Pegasus (yet). Two of the biggest things I sell in my store are YuGiOh! and Pokemon cards. I'm a huge fan of both, but which rocks the most. Maybe it's just too hard to decide - I mean there's so much that's great about each of them.

But maybe, just maybe, this page will help me decide whether Pokemon is better than YuGiOh! or should it be YuGiOh! is better than Pokemon. Guess what though - you guys get to have your say too and help me out.

On this page, I'll compare the two in the three key areas - Anime, Video Games and Trading Card Games, so without further ado, lets get started and find out which is better - Pokemon or YuGiOh!

Which do you think is best?

OK, here we go then - time to hear your thoughts. You don't need to register or give any details to take part - everyone's welcome. Have your say, then read on to find out what I think...

Which is the best?

Pokemon Rocks Hardest

Pokemon Rocks Hardest

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    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Mewtwo

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yugioh dominates pokemon because you can heckin summon red dragon archfiend and like destroy the other opponent and than the opponent can like summon stardust dragon assualt mode and dominate you and it is so fast-paced and cool but pokemon all you do is put down cards according to attack but yugioh with the right effect snowman eater can dominate very strong cards like poseidra, the atlantean dragon. So yeah yugioh can boss-mode pokemon in 2 seconds.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      YuGiOh thrashes Pukemon anyday... :-)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Pokemon

      because it has more buyers and it is new than Yugioh and Yugioh is old and it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad game

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      pokemon is far better for three reasons.

      1. Pokemon is simple and everyone can play it.

      2. Pokemon cards are not insanely expensive.

      3. Pokemon requires some strategy and skill when building your deck and playing the game.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Pokemon can skill level varies lots, from beginner to pro. If you have the best deck you can still lose and that is due to luck of draw and coin flips. Very linear and simple game which gets very challenging

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      pokemon bros

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      pokemon

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      pokemon is awesome

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      pokemon is way better than yughioh did yugi risk his life to stop people fighting no

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Pokemon rules!!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Go Pokemon!!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      pokemon is much better because it is more popular and yugioh is only based on only cards and pokemon is nearly everythin,games,cards,figures... while yugioh is only cards.i prefer pokemon much more even though i have 147 yugioh cards.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      pokemon..... hands down.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      pokemon would beat yugioh any day i mean these monsters actually have diffrent moves

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      i think pokemon is way better it has more details more action more erverything.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      pokemon Rocks!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Definitly Pokemon by the same person but i think that the girl charecters are much hotter on pokemon

    • Azfartopu 6 years ago

      I like Pokemon better than Yu-Gi-Oh because it has more episode and lots of adventure with Ash and his friends.

    • Sam 6 years ago from Australia

      Pokemon, its the original.

    • Bus Stop Toy Shop 6 years ago

      OK, so I gave it to Pokemon 2 rounds to 1, but I know I'm going to change my mind in 2 minutes time. So - what's your thoughts...

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yugioh? well maybe.... i say yugioh cause it has more action ^^ pokemon... cm'on! it has no soul trapping stuff! and they have playing card games on motorcycles seriously and they have better expressions ^^

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Yu-Gi-Oh! Because, one, its more grown up. Two, it looks WAAAAAY more realistic than the other card game for 3 year olds, Pokemon. Three, you get to summon special and use stuff and add stuff and crap. As in Pokemon, you can put down anything if you grab it, making it utterly pointless. I.E) Yu-Gi-Oh!_You pick up a level five monster, you have 3/5 monsters down and 1 swords of revealing light, and the other S/T spots taken up. You sacrifice one monster and put the new one down. You use it's ability to draw 3 more cards. You pick up 3 more cards. You now have seven cards. You notice 2/3 of those cards were the last Exodia cards you needed. You flip your cards around and you say; "I win >:D!".(U.E) I.E) Pokemon_You have 24 freking pikachu's(Rabid squirrels on crack) and 4 majicarp. You grab a Darkria. You put it down and take out your pacifyer from your mouth. "Ha Ha! I Win You luz!" And you kill his other rabid squirrels on crack and his drug dealers(duskull). He says"There iz no winnin ore loozin, dis game haz nothin dat yue cane luuz 2 maak yue luuz.".(U.E) I prove my point.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yugioh totally wins. There attack and defense are in the 30000s and pokemon is 50

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Yu-gi-oh is the best all they way, but Poke'mon wins on the video games , but not on Anime and Cards

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Yugioh noobs!!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Yu-gi-oh so much because there was a sic ere of a episode in pokemon and also the cards look awesome and the TV show is awesome

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Yugioh

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Yugioh

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        if you

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Yugioh is so better once you know how to play it also in pokemon you cant even defend but in yugioh your monsters could go in defense mode

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yugioh because it looks fun even for girls i bet

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        by a mile

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yugioh ftw it tthink its amazing and its great if u sell it gl on selling yugiohs

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Yugioh is way cooler, pokemon is about cute little creatures, BLAH, yugioh is all about ATTACK and POWER

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        YUGIOH

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Yu gi oh by a mile

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        simple as this...

        Anime:YuGiOh

        TCG:YuGiOh

        Video Games:Pokemon

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Yu gi ohhhhhhh rockes the most!!!!!!!!!!!¡!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        and on the other hand they took brok out and now the black and white version is all about freindship

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        yugioh is the best because it isnt just some lame old poke balls filled with lame old monsters it is a game where you have cards and once you put the cards on the duel disk the magic happens and besides there are real life duel disks in the word and the pokeballs exsest to but it is just some lame old peace of meatle in it so whats the poin of buying it

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        YuGiOh

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Yu gi Oh roooocks! better anime, better manga, better monsters, better guys...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        of course yu gi oh...yu gi oh rocks........yu gi oh arent cute creatures...playing yu gi oh isnt easy.........

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i prefer yu gi oh because to play yu gi oh you needs strategy...to make your plans..to destroy your opponent monsters and plans....if u are in very difficylt position you can change it with your mind(yu-gi-oh) but on pokemon u can not

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        yugioh is bi-winning

      • Bus Stop Toy Shop 6 years ago

        Blake - I hear you brother - and if you know your YuGiOh! Manga history, you'll know just how much YuGiOh! was based on MtG - I love the whole package with PM and YGO though - the TCGs but also the anime, manga & console games.

      • BlakeCzirr 6 years ago

        Hard to believe, but I've actually had the luxery of playing both in my past. I can say, without a doubt, that YuGiOh! was more entertaining. (Perhaps it was those silly little "pika pika!" creatures...By the way, just FYI, the original was/is a game called "Magic: The Gathering".

      • nukemdomis lm 6 years ago

        YuGioh in my opinion.

      Pokemon Collector's Tins from the Pokemon Trading Card Game
      Pokemon Collector's Tins from the Pokemon Trading Card Game

      Pokemon vs YuGiOh! Round 1 - The Anime

      After several hundred episodes of both Pokemon and YuGiOh! animes and their spin-offs, there's plenty of material. Lets take some factors into account. Who's cooler? Yugi or Ash? It's tough to pick - in many ways they're similiar characters - draw. Ash picks up some bonus points for Pikachu, but then YuGiOh! equalises because my daughter has a crush on Joey Wheeler. Hmm. Still all square.

      Bandit Keith alone should edge it for YuGiOh! but I just (and I do mean just), prefer the artwork in the Pokemon anime. I'm going to (slightly flinching as I do it), give round 1 to Pokemon.

      To Help You Decide...

      Here's your first treat. The very first episode of Pokemon...

      Grab Some Pokemon on DVD

      Because you deserve to treat yourself...

      And Some More Evidence...

      Yup, you guessed it - YuGiOh! Episode 1

      Judgement Dragon from the YuGiOh! Trading Card Game
      Judgement Dragon from the YuGiOh! Trading Card Game

      Pokemon vs YuGiOh! Round 2 - The Trading Card Games

      OK, this is my main area of expertise. I play both badly but I know plenty about them. And hey, you know what, this one's tough to decide on too. Of the two, Pokemon is the easier game to pick up for beginners and easier for younger players to learn to play, so that has to count in Pokemon's favour.

      However, the intricacies of YuGiOh! and its chess-like battle of strategy and wits are always going to provide more to get your teeth into than Pokemon - all square. Finally (and I'm going to lose sleep over all the decisions in these rounds) though, I have to give the edge to YuGiOh! for its huge organised play programme, leading all the way from tiny stores like mine, through to the World Championships.

      So for me, YuGiOh! is the better TCG by a nose - it's one round each and all to play for.

      Grab a YuGiOh! Starter Deck...

      ...and get started playing.

      Team Rocket Returns from teh Pokemon Trading Card Game
      Team Rocket Returns from teh Pokemon Trading Card Game

      Pokemon vs YuGiOh! Round 3 - Console Games

      One-all, going into the final round. How could it be any other score really? There's a long old list of games for both YuGiOh! and Pokemon - one thing is for certain - to an outsider there's not much difference between each game in the series. Of course, to a fan, there's a world of difference between Platinum and HeartGold or Tag Force 4 and Tag Force 5.

      There's a huge breadth of things to do in each YuGiOh! game - they also have Duel Terminals in YuGiOh! - but then they aren't Console games and they haven't brought them to the UK yet.

      And of course, my game time on Pokemon Diamond is over 300 hours. Hmm. The nod has to go to Pokemon, giving it the win, 2 rounds to 1.

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