I'd like to congratulate silvermoonlupe for starting yet another debate and
also one that has come to my attention long before anything was written about
I found the last article
about this debate was great and it was one-sided, even the title of the article
favoured Shoyrus by putting them first, "Shoyrus vs. Scorchio" .
Although I MUCH prefer Scorchios over Shoyrus, I will try to make this article
not so one sided.
Yes, the Shoyru is the current most popular pet in Neopia but never forget
that the Scorchio is not far behind. I can see very clearly why many Neopian
prefer the cute and powerful Shoyru over the Scorchio. Then again, I like the
more dragon looking Scorchio...
Shoyru: The Shoyru is cute and cuddly yet also very good in the BD.
They make great pets and most also have great culinary skills.
Scorchio: The Scorchio is larger and more traditional-dragon looking.
Although they are not as offensive as the Shoyru, the are very good at defense
and have held on to the many older traditions of magic skills.
Shoyru: Now even though I am a Scorchio-lover I have to admit, the big,
huge eyes of Shoyru are adorable! They are small and cute with a kind of determination
about them. They are a very attractive NeoPet.
Scorchio: I am very much into fantasy and love and collect dragons.
I much prefer the more traditional looking Scorchio. They resemble most the
dragons of old and look much more outgoing. They may look pudgy but, the way
they are standing in the main Scorchio pic is not very flattering, if you know
what I mean? All of the Scorchios I know are in very good shape!
In this portion of the debate I remain neutral. My opinion of the better fighter
is that they are what they are. What I mean by that is that a Scorchio or a
Shoyru can be a very good fighter or a very bad fighter, completely depending
on who there trainer is and how he/she trains them.
Scorchios: The poor things only have six real paint brushes that work
with their pet type. (Not including the cheap Christmas Paint Brush and the
pointless Invisible Paint Brush.)
Shoyrus: They come in ten awesome colours that make them look even more
adorable then before! I'm supposed to be supporting Scorchios but in this aspect
the Shoyrus are much more dominant.
Scorchios: Scorchios are outgoing and friendly most of the time. They
prefer hot climates, especially the desert and volcanic regions of Neopia. This
suggests that Scorchios are good at making friends and enjoy entertaining. Both
of these attributes are great for house pets to have. As for fighting, the fact
that they love hot climates suggests that they are good with fire and love using
against opponents in the BD.
Shoyrus: The Shoyru is a fiery little creature. Treat him right and
you will have a friend for life, but if you are mean to him he will never forget
it. This suggests that Shoyrus are very friendly and upbeat. As like the Scorchio,
these are good qualities to have in a pet. It also suggests that they like to
get what they want... one wrong move and it may believe you to be mistreating
it. I you are caught being mean to a Shoyru "... he will never forget it...
" So you need to be careful what you say around these creatures.