Welcome, one and all, to another Top 5 list! This time around, I wanted to do something a little fun. You see, I love both Digimon and Pokémon. The more I thought about it, the more I realised just how many potential dream match-ups there are between the strongest of both franchises. Well, I figured I’d give some of my favourites. So, in no particular order, here are my Top 5 Digimon Vs. Pokémon Dream Battles.
Greymon vs Charizard
I figured I should start with this one because it’s the most obvious. Charizard was my first fully-evolved Pokemon, and I still love the fire types now. Meanwhile, Greymon has the same giant lizard style appearance and also used fire-based attacks. Both were also partnered with the main characters in their debut series. Really, these two would have the square off, wouldn’t they? I’d expect this one to heat up fast, and the destruction to start building up even quicker.
Renamon vs Zoroark
Now, this is an interesting one. Ordinarily, you see people pair Renamon up with Lucario due to their fighting styles, but I like this battle more. You see, both are fox creatures, and both are capable of being vicious when protecting those that matter to them. In fact, I’m pretty sure either would give their lives for the right cause. So, in the battle of the furry fandom favourite and the illusion fox, I could see some sharp claws swiping and the fur flying.
Weregarurumon vs Lucario
To me, this is a more logical pairing for Lucario. There’s no denying how good a brawler Lucario is, and the Pokemon is certainly tenacious. However, Weregarurumon is equally adept when it comes to hand-to-hand combat, and I have no doubt he’d keep up with his wily foe here. In this match-up of canine warfare, I would hope for a solid fight that would fit well on any K1 card.
Gatomon vs Meowth
This one is, in fairness, a bit of a mismatch. Specifically, I’m looking at Hikari’s Gatomon/Tailmon and Team Rocket’s Meowth. The reason for that is that the talking kitties would be sure to throw out some fine trash talk as they battle it out. Sure, Meowth is at a power disadvantage, but his words would certainly be cutting! I expect it to end quickly, but not quietly.
Beelzemon vs Mewtwo
This sounds like an odd pairing, doesn’t it? Really though, the two have a lot in common. Both were powerful antagonists, and both saw the error of their ways in time to try to make amends. While Mewtwo has the psychic advantage, Beelzemon’s stubborn ability to not give up means he’d be able to go toe-to-toe here, I’d think. I’d expect this one to go long, get bloody, and end with mutual respect.
So, those are my picks. But what about you? What would be your dream battles between Digimon and Pokemon? Who do you think would win the battles listed above? Let me know in the comments below.