These two Monster Catching series have many similarities in their anime, video games, apps, toys, and characters, but which of them stands as the better franchise? Nintendo seems to back them both in spades, but we’re pitting Jibanyan against Pikachu, Ash against Nate, Whisper against Charizard, and only one team can come out on top. Which has the best TV series? Which 3DS games are better? How have these Japanese series impacted the world? Only one way to find out!

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