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Final evolution starter Pokemon Like Delphox and Primarina look feminine to me, but in the game, my starter was a male Popplio. That’s weird. When characters are designed to look female, it’s supposedly to be female, not male. Like Gardevoir, Delphox and Primarina, including Gothitelle.

MY Exact Question is: Why do some Pokemon that look more male or female have a gender ratio that is higher for the gender opposite of what they seem to look like, especially for starter Pokemon and Fairy Pokemon?

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There are two reasons for this, the first one regards the starters. They have a higher male ratio to make them more difficult to breed early on in the games, which was done on purpose. This is also true for other Pokemon like Combee, for example, since only the female can evolve into Vespiquen and they wanted that to be more difficult for players to obtain.]

The second reason is cultural. The anime is shown in many countries, but the Japanese are their main public. They try to be as diverse as possible to reach a wide demographic, but some things remain for particular audiences. That said, in Japan it is very normal for men to dress like women, be androgynous, and things like that. They also mimic this through animes and games, in terms of games "The King of Fighters" is a good example.

In a country with such a different culture from our own, this may look strange, but for other countries it not only looks normal, but also cool. The developers of those animes and games are professional people who understand that some people only like certain Pokemon or characters because of their appearance, so they try their best to be diverse and appeal to as many people as they can.

(Some pokémons could be only female like Jynx, but they do this on purpose.)

[Just by curiosity Gothtelle has higher female ratio and Gardevoir equal male/female ratio]

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Olli's material usually isn't written very coherently, I don't think he speaks English well or he is very young. I'd edit it for you if I could but I don't have enough points. Hellfire Taco where are you at?
I don't want to edit this. I'd rip my eyes out.
I don't have editing powers but I'll rewrite this and post it as a comment on the question.
Okay, I've changed it to what you wrote. I'm fine with editing questions and answers when they're not entire essays in broken English.
Cool. I'll hide the comment to make this a little cleaner. Thanks. I forgot to delete that one "]" at the end though, I was using those to differentiate what I was writing and the original post <:)
You can’t understand him? I thought you, Olli, and SYL all spoke the same language: fake English.