Whereas Yvetal, Xerneas, Ho-Oh, Mewtwo; they imply power with presence, dynamism and mystery- like Yvetal looks like it could be good defensively- as it's large wings look fairly dextrous and subtle- rather than brittle. Making something beastly and bulky seems like a fairly childish appeal tbh =S I mean the trio from gen 3 had sort of a different slant because there designs evoked ancient, tribal elements- with the contrast body markings and stuff. Whereas Dialga and Palkia are just all over the place!
EDIT: I think all my legendary bashing is possibly because I am still in awe of these legends; I think they really do have two of the best, if not best designs. Looking over at Zekrom and Reshiram again, they aren't that bad- but Dialga, Palkia, Giratina somewhat and the Kami trio are unforgivable! :P
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I'm hoping that there's no trio that has all its members look too similar to each other. They can represent different aspects of a trio and can still be different-looking from one another. Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina; Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza; and Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem are all examples; as good as they are, I hope we don't get another trio with Pokémon that look as similar as Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus look.
as I state in my post a few up, the Kami and Lake trios are like lazy palette swap bosses on an old rpg =\ it seems like they pumped 'creativity' into the therian designs which are just as bad tbh =S they look like horrible, oddly shaped, blotchy... things :S
The Lake Trio is different, at least the way I see it, because their designs weren't as busy as the Kami Trio's, and thus were more differentiable from each other.
See I really really like the Lake Trio (I know they're abit lazy like the Kami trio) but I just wish they were dual types. All of them being Psychic was a bit meh, but atleast their movepools and stats were fairly unique.
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The physical similarities between the three Pokemon in their Incarnate Formes is obviously intentional. Posing them in the same manner illustrates how alike they really are personality-wise, and giving them a cloud and a tail in the same positions shows how they're all inclined to roam the land (if not in-game, then in myths).
Besides, it's implied that their Therian Formes are their "true" formes, much the same as how Origin Giratina is Giratina's "true" forme.
The point of giving them similar appearances and postures within the game, though, is to reinforce to the player the innate connection between the three and their similar personalities during the main story, to show to the player that they're all one-third of a whole, of sorts.
That, and probably whatever forces them to take on their Incarnate Formes forces them to look alike as well.
...Come to think of it, are the Cloud Trio ever shown in a different pose in their Incarnate Formes (ie ever shown not floating and crossing their arms)?
I actually really want Gen VI to expand on them somehow. Explain why they take on two different formes, what the Reveal Glass is and why it matters and such.
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The whole form gimmick seems to have just made designs more laboured at times- like having to design a pokemon twice- why don't they just do ONE good design?! The form thing is so tiresome to me =S I hope not to see much of it this gen. Though Mewtwo's whatever the hell it is, is already a bad omen =[
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I meant just like, they look kind of lumpy and not very visually scintillating- their bulkiness seems odd to me, rather than intimidating or whatever I don't think they need to look natural- but like, 'organic' if you get me, like sure Xerneas has lightbulbs on his crazy antlers :P but like, it evokes a living creature and not a chibified toy for a toddler! Yah, I just don't really like Palkia particularly :P
Lol- Sylveus! The trio master!
Keldeo's one irritates me! Couldn't they have at least given it better stats or something?! Like not that Keldeo is rubbish- but if he had 'grown up' then learning one move hardly seems a great advancement. What if they did something TOTALLY unexpected and unprecedented and have Keldeo EVOLVE instead?! That would have been better than a slightly edited design and a tacked on ingame 'plot' point to validate it!
Kamis would be good if Incarnate foms never existed, even though I still can't see why such legendaries should exist at all, as if they star the movie or are marketable or have relevant story with the game. I can live without, say, Heatran, Phione, Meloetta, and obviously this horrifying trio.