Slight Disadvantage

Professor Oak wants to fight!

Slight Disadvantage

by Steve Napierski to Images

I’ve seen the original version of this image numerous times on the internet, but two things have always bothered me about it. One, the pokéballs are misaligned. And two, it’s blurry as hell. So I decided to create a new version of it that fixed these issue. Let’s just say I have a major case of OCD when it comes to sprite images.

original via: Dorkly
updated version: Dueling Analogs

Discussion (13)¬

  1. Magus
    Magus says:
    February 8, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Thank you for this! The original is a hot mess compared to this fine example of time and attention paid to pixels.

  2. Pocket Lord Sephirjon
    Pocket Lord Sephirjon says:
    February 8, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    You know what I never noticed about the Prof. Oak sprite before? His mouth seems to be DRIPPING BLOOD.

    • Sloshy
      Sloshy says:
      February 8, 2012 at 11:10 am #

      Hello, I’m Prof. Oak. I want to play a game…

  3. netdorf
    netdorf says:
    February 8, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    I’m not certain about the trainer’s party. Is the first pokemon fainted or does he only have 5? If only 5 wouldn’t the empty ball be at the end of the list? If fainted there would be an X over the pokeball sprite. /pokemon OCD

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      February 8, 2012 at 10:31 am #

      Good call. I corrected this.

  4. Xekred
    Xekred says:
    February 8, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    This one is better than the original EXCEPT for one fact. The original seemed to have Oak with 152 pokéballs (probably in reference to there being the original 150 Pokémon plus Mew and MissingNo) and this one has (if I counted right) 114 pokéballs. Other than that though, great job.

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      February 8, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      If we’re going to do this, lets do it right. I updated it and he now has 152 pokéballs. Thanks for the heads up.

  5. JoshMiller
    JoshMiller says:
    February 8, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Not that it matters but the original looks like it has 252 balls which I believe was the G/S number.

    • Xekred
      Xekred says:
      February 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

      Well, when I counted I saw the first 7 rows had 20 pokéballs (so 7 x 20 = 140) and then the bottom row had 12 pokéballs. So 140 + 12 = 152.

  6. Blur
    Blur says:
    February 9, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    Step outta the way, boys.

    I’ve got this handled.

  7. PrinceJonathan
    PrinceJonathan says:
    February 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Oak be tripping balls!

    And shouldn’t it say “battle!” instead of “fight!”, I can’t remember it’s been ages since I played Pokemon.

  8. Robert Goldsmith
    Robert Goldsmith says:
    August 8, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Unless those are all Magikarp, or unless you're running with 5 Mewtwos…this will not end well.

  9. Christopher Vargas
    Christopher Vargas says:
    November 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    John-Carlos Agius Adrian Agius.