I’ve noticed that in the pokemon games in general, there are a lot of awesome pokemon that just aren’t built well. I’m not talking design. Rather, they either don’t have the stats to be viable, or they lack the moveset / abilities to make them useful in a team. For instance, one of my Smeargle: I managed to teach it oblivion wing. Even assuming it can survive long enough to use it against a type weak to flying, it doesn’t even scratch the pokemon it hits. You would think that a pokemon capable of learning any move would be a bit more viable in the game. But this sadly isn’t the case.
So my question to you is this: what’s the pokemon you think is really cool but terrible to use. Or is a pokemon totally uncool if it can’t hold its own in competition? What’s a pokemon that everyone likes to use that you just don’t like the design of, etc.
Drifblim’s my love, absolutely And I guess it’s not TERRIBLE? After all, it’s got decent move type coverage TM-wise and a good HP stat. It bugs me that it most of the naturally learned moves aren’t the best, though - relying on Gust as the strongest Flying-move isn’t fun at all.
And, of course, there’s the whole matter of the ick defense stats…yeesh…designwise, I wouldn’t have imagined.
Oh, well. I’m stubborn enough to keep using them <3
I have several bad mons I love. For example, Dedenne: Good speed, but useless abilities and horrible movepool and stats other than speed.
Ooh. A good example: Gallade. I love the Ralts line, but up until it becomes a Gallade, almost all the moves he learns are special attacks. So the moment he becomes a Gallade he has a bunch of moves that don’t match his stats. Unless you can use TMs or move tutors, your poor Gallade is gonna have a mostly special moveset at first.
Don’t get me wrong, Gallade is awesome and viable. Eventually. But those first few levels are relatively rough.
Yeah, I know! I used Gallade in Insurgence, and of course you can only get a dawn stone in Helios. I ended up used Custom move Fighting, the tm for drain punch and a few heart scales, which took me a Jigglypuff to get.
i like spoink,I dont think I need to explain anything xD
Hey, that’s whats important right, picking a pokemon you like? Lilligant is like that for me. Sure, her stats are viable, but anything she can do, Venusaur can do better.
I’m fairly certain they wanted to milk Pikachu’s popularity to make fairy types mainstream…
I love all the cat pokemon, but they’re all so hard to use in battle. x___x
I also love Dodrio! Flygon as well, but it definitely became usable in insurgence. For sure.
They even had a ban poll in the IBL ;).
I really like Flygon. In my copy of Y I did a pseudo wonder challenge: go through the entire game using only a single team of wonder traded pokemon. (I imported 6 pokemon I bred with egg moves from X so that the recipients on the other end would get something nice)
One of the pokemon I got was a trapinch that became a Flygon. It’s definitely one of my favorite mons on that team.
The only cat pokemon I dislike are Alolan meowth and purugly
Two of my favorite pokemon lines are the starly line and butterfree line. I’m so gonna try to get those guys on my sun/moon team
Pangoro and Umbreon are big favorites. They’re not particularly good but I love them.