>>35724611>Much of his appeal is from the water colors
Personally I like his determined "I AM gonna be the best, just try and stop me faggot" expression.
He has the best outfit, simple, stylish, iconic. No needless frills, but just enough style to make it unmistakable.
A simple vest with big pockets, sturdy backpack, simple jeans, simple belt, simple shoes. This nigga is all business.
I like Red the most design wise not because the colours, though the water colour is the best look, but because of his attitude.
He looks like he's ready to capture and fight some monsters. He's young, but still prepared to kick your ass. That determination and gusto is lost immediately with he proceeding gens and never returns.
In Gen 1, not only was the rival the cockiest asshole, but the protag himself was drawn to be a bit of a cocky. He's fuckin serious about catching em all.
I also prefer the stockier limbs. I never liked that they kept making everyone taller and thinner the Gen 1/2 proportions are the best out of all the gens. They've got those sturdy ass legs, these fuckers are ready for mile long hikes through caves and mountaints.
Its no wonder the last 4-5 gens have barely had any caves or routes longer than 50 steps. On little stick legs that I'm surprised some of the other trainers can even make it to the Whole Foods and back without having their knees buckle and collapse under the weight of the non-dairy meal replacements and kale stuffed into their man purses