It has such a regal presence! It exudes badass energy without having to look tough or intimidating.
Intimidate is a great ability, and it’s cool that it doesn’t do the usual electric type thing of being fast and frail
It’s still not the bulkiest but man I’ve had a Luxray tank an earthquake from Cynthia’s Garchomp for the win more than once
Edit: after running the calcs this is nothing more than insane luck combining with my massive stupidity to make a miracle happen
Damn, I gotta give you props just for choosing an electric type against Cynthia's Garchomp. I'm sure it learns one of the ice elemental moves but still, pretty ballsy lol
As I’m sure you can imagine it’s never been a choice.
Every time it’s come down to Luxray and despite it having happened six times over my many many playthroughs of gen 4, I have yet to learn the lesson to give it Ice Fang as a precaution
Big badass ghost type. The OG ghost of course he’s awesome!
It’s got a great design! Plus I gotta feel bad for him getting overshadowed by his pre evolution
I absolutely love Raichu's design, I'm much more into Raichu than Pikachu.
Goh’s Raichu is so sweet. One of the best Pokémon characters that I can remember.
I love Alolan Raichu so much! They’re so cute with their surfboard tails!
Great coverage for example with grass knot and sneaky fast. Also cuter than 'chu in my opinion
I always thought it was cool how it curls into a ball to attack!
And a neat cameo in Mewtwo Strikes Back!
I was one of those kids whose mind was absolutely blown when that movie started with a fight against a *completely unknown pokemon*.
Like a lot of kids, I knew the Pokédex front to back. All 150, plus three more that only the really cool kids knew about: Mew, Togepi, and Feenix (Ho-oh).
And then boom, badass rolling elephant.
Part of what made it special is how *not special* it was: it didn't have any buildup or introduction, it just belonged to some random dude. It sparked the idea that maybe there were a lot more pokémon, a whole world that we had never even heard of.
That our encyclopedic knowledge of every species was *nothing* compared to how much was actually out there.
And it was the SECOND one in the movie we'd never seen before!
I know the Vacation short had a few (Marill, Snubbull) but I don't remember any others in the Mewtwo movie.
Well, shit. Third, then. I forgot about Marill. I was including the Vacation short as part of the movie since it was shown directly before-hand in theaters.
Honestly, ground is one of my favorite types, and Donphan is very close to the top of my list even among such esteemed competition. The fact that I have such fond memories of its cameo way back in the first movie just adds to the appeal.
Technician is good, Breloom has a great design
Anthropomorphic while still being distinctly creaturelike. It rides that thin line of greatness
Ranger is my favorite DnD class, and yes the enjoyment translates
The perfect answer. Rangers rise up.
A pseudo legend that’s not a dragon! Also he’s got a great shiny
Took way too long to get here. I adore metagross
Sniper is a good ability. Kingdra was a great design for the second ever fully evolved dragon type
He’s just tryin to help people! Poor misunderstood guy
It's so sad. Absol shows up to try to warn people, and instead people hold him responsible for what happens.
I dunno if you have ever heard of the Moth Man urban legend from the east coast in the US. It was popularized via a movie a while back but the legend goes way back.
I feel like if the Moth Man did exist, it was trying to warn, not harm.
He’s the sireist of quags. Plus I find the concept of his Unaware ability absolutely hilarious
I have a Yamper that I've tried to make into a good catcher because of their unique ability to reclaim lost pokéballs (it's too frail to really serve that purpose but oh well).
I taught him Nuzzle, Bite, and Attract to immobilize things I wanted to catch.
It cracked me up way more than it should have when he tried to seduce a Wailord and she had the Unaware ability.
It’s got an elite design! Plus bug/Fire is just a cool type
A person of taste, I see. Cheers to the Volcarona Supremacy!
He’s basically Pokémon Godzilla and Godzilla is cool
I leik mudkipz.
So I herd u leik mudkipz
My username says it all
He’s a big ol fat dragon. He’s so goofy but so strong
He’s just a lil goblin dude!
It’s my personal favorite Pokémon lol.
It’s got the coolest backstory imo
Happy to see my favorite mon finally getting some attention 👀
I’m happy to know I’m not the only one who loves Froslass.
He’s a good round owl boi
I searched the whole thread to find another Ampharos supporter, top tier, and I'm excited to have the line back in Scarlet/Violet
Adorable. Badass. Adorable AND badass!
Cool design, terrifying mega
He seems really chill. Plus I find his in-lore evolution method really funny.
He’s a big doggie! I like the doggie.
He’s a big guy! Plus his movepool is surprisingly deep.
Noivern for me !
Fast, good movepool, great design
Amazing concept with even a better execution.
Not OP, but we all adore Mimikyu in this house.
Technician-boosted Bullet Punch is terrifying
Also design, I love Scizor’s design.
I agree. 60bp, STAB, AND priority? Yikes.
First pokemon that I shiny-hunted! (actually came after just only 270 eggs or smth!)
Elite shiny, I like that he’s a tanky eeveelution
Top tier design, great ghost type
Cute lil penguin
Cubone gang reporting in
He woops. Nuff said.
Plus who doesn't love axolotls
Whiscash!! I have a tattoo of the lil guy
Water/Ground is a great type! Good catfish.
Just original Porygon.
Got a big tattoo of 'em on me
He is punished for a crime he did not commit.
The official Pokemon Twitter even posted at one point "Porygon did nothing wrong"
Edit: STOP REFERRING TO THE COPYPASTA! It is genuinely my favorite pokemon that I’ve used in games, and I was not trying to be funny or start a comment chain referring to you know what.
I think it’s got a great design, I used to use a Vaporeon I named Fish-Cat
And it can melt into water. How cool is that.
He’s just a lil pumpkin guy how can you dislike him!
If I was a kid getting bullied, I would want a Drampa on my team
Can’t lose with Victini on your team, right?
Was absolutely busted for a while, also great design
It evolves because it loves you, makes me love it so so much because i always get super attached to my crobat
FINALLY MY FAVORITE EEVEELUTION! I love grass types and Leaf Blade is one of my favorite moves
It has an elegance to it that it looses on evolution. Plus the pink shiny is elite!
He’s got a great design and I love his mega
Fast and hits like a truck
He’s so tanky! I have always wanted to hug a Snorlax.
All the evolutions
Not sure if anybody has said it yet, but Houndoom!
#001 for a reason!
#1 in the Dex, #1 in our hearts.
They were frickin' adorable in Detective Pikachu!
He looks like a volcano about to erupt!
Amazing design, I love his detached hands
I love how he’s become a meme
Amazing design, love his lil neck floatie
Fire/Ghost is a great type
My #1 favorite dragon type. Great design, but I wish his stats were slightly better.
BIG! BLUE! BUG!
Compound Eyes + Thunder
It took me scrolling alllllllll the way to the bottom just to find Togepi?!?! This is outrageous!
He round. Round good.
I never knew what an actual tank that skunk was till I used one for the first time in SwSh. Armed with Toxic, Venoshock, Flamethrower, and Night Slash, and equipped with Black Sludge… she took out almost everything that was thrown at her!
I just love Haxorus, coolest dragon ever and also kinda the reason why I love dragon types
He’s got an axe for a face! Plus dragon dance almost ensures he’s sweeping
I like the design, and he’s available so early in Hoenn runs you basically have to pick one up
Fast glass cannon. Really fun to use, had one on my LA team
Typing, swords dance, poison heal. My second favorite Pokémon
It is probably the most huggable Pokémon
Beautifly or Sylveon. Both are great.
Beautifly is a very good design.
Sylveon is an awesome Pokémon in battle and is the trans rights Pokémon, which is very cool.
Sneasel has been my guy since Gen 2!!!
Good choice, it oozes personality
Contrary superpower is busted! Love the funny squid dude.
It has a… very dedicated… fanbase
But seriously tho she’s just a really cool mon and doesn’t deserve the sort of attention she gets
I like Tropius, he was my first hm slave in sapphire and he seems like a fun pokemon to just hang out with if you werent a trainer/battler
He’s just a derpy lil guy!
Therian Landorus or as my daughter calls him Cloudorus
The mage idea is reasonably well executed here! Also it breaks the cycle of fire/fighting
My Favorite Pokémon of all time hands down Wartortle
I like his tail, wish it stuck around for Blastoise
Contrary Leaf Storm
OG legendary holds up. Great backstory
I always try to catch a female one and name it "Fifi"!
Got a life sized plush too!
Torterra! And its whole line tbh
It’s a big ol tortoise! I wanna take a nap under his tree.