There are some debates that people will argue about until the end of time. Did the egg come before the chicken? Did Han Solo shoot first? And which is better, Pokemon or Digimon?
Pokemon and Digimon are two famous franchises that can be seen across various mediums such as TV shows, video games, comic books, and toys. They both started in the 90s with Pokemon debuting its first game on the Nintendo Game Boy in 1996 and Digimon Monster Ver. S Digimon Tamers, the first Digimon game, releasing in 1998 for the Sega Saturn. Each franchise saw its television series debut in the same period.
Both series boil down to people (usually children) becoming friendly with powerful creatures. The titular monsters can evolve, speak to a certain degree depending on the series, and are way stronger than humans. It’s a good thing that the majority of these beasts are friendly. Once you get past the similarities, though, differences arise that really set Pokemon and Digimon apart.