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Pokemon you like that everyone else seems to hate

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by PineapplePizza, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. PineapplePizza

    PineapplePizza Well-Known Member

    1. Chikorita and its evolutions- Everyone and their mother seems to dog on it as being the worst gen 2 starter. I have a bit of a fondness for it because that's the starter I picked when I first played Gold as a kid all those years ag0 (because that was the only Johto starter Ash had at the time I got the game) and since I was one of those kids who was too dumb to rotate his team I had a pretty high level Meganium by the end of the game (at the expense of my other Pokemon :p) The Cyndaquil line is my Johto starter of choice nowadays but I still can't hate Chikorita and its evo line. Besides Croconaw is the worst designed of all the Johto starter evolutions :p

    2. Venusaur- Is it as cool looking as Charizard and Blastoise? Well no but it's still pretty awesome looking. I wish Ash's Bulbasaur wasn't so against evolving. Really the Bulba line as a whole is underrated (since everyone treats it like the Hufflepuff of Kanto starters) but it seems everyone has a problem with this specific stage. Admittedly I tend to keep Bulbasaur a Bulba as long as possible (mostly because of the hideous Venusaur gen 1 backsprite...) but yeah Venusaur is still cool with me

    3. Vanillite- Them: It's ice cream..... Me: It's so freakin cute!

    4. Dragonite- Everyone rags on it's design but I was always fond of Dragonite.

    5. Tepig- At least I get the impression a lot of people don't like this starter? It's pretty cute. Cuter than Snivy which is overrated as hell. A bit shame that its evo line is lackluster. But all the gen 5 starters have less than stellar evolutions with Oshowatt probably getting off the best
  2. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    People dislike Dragonite...?

    Venusaur is my boi too though.

    Snivy - loooooota people dissing on my danger noodle.

    Bergmite - lil ice baby.

    Burmy, Wormadam and Mothim - my bug buds need more love.

    Delibird - a Christmas friend.

    Spritzee and Aromatisse - honestly I'm really not sure why people dislike these two at all... they're cute.

    Pansimian - what a cool design!

    Luvdisc - SO CUTE! I LOVE THEM!
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  3. nel3

    nel3 Crimson Dragon

    Farfetch'd is my pick for fav everyone hates. 90 atk with meh stats elsewhere. admittedly its pretty bad in the early generations but bravebird, first impression and the other moves it learn in the newer generations make it viable for a gimmicky atk set, great also with the defiant activated. still a base 60 speed is still base 60 but against slower pokemon it can cause some serious damage.

    i also have a thing for Furret but the moves, frisk ability and stats are better in a sense with 90 base speed.
  4. SubtleVVeirdoh

    SubtleVVeirdoh Unova Enthusiast

    • I’d have to agree, love me some Chikorita and its evolutions. It was my first pick for Gen 2 and loved using it, so I’m biased. Ironically I’d choose Toto or it, over Cyndaquil, any day.

    • Smoochum/Jynx because of its typing. I know they’re disliked for looking creepy and possible being designed off of Sambo; I don’t think they’re creepy as people say. As far as the Sambo reference, I myself give them the benefit of the doubt. I’ve lived in the Eastern Hemisphere, there’s a big gap in cultural awareness. Plus they’ve changed the color so...eh

    • I’ve seen hate on Aromatisse’s design, I’m indifferent on the design. Though, I like using the Pokémon. Was my go to Gen 6 Trick Room setter, boy was it handy.

    • Bulba over the other two Kanto starters. I like status moves like Leech Seed, Sleep Powder, etc. so I favored it more. Ivysaur is definitely my favorite of the line.
    I probably have more, but I’d have to look around to see what I like that other people don’t.
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  5. Yureishi

    Yureishi Well-Known Member

    Miltank, Exploud, Lickilicky and Klinklang are some of my very favourite Pokémon. Guess I said enough.
  6. Scammel

    Scammel Well-Known Member

    Garbodor may be in my top ten Gen V designs, though it's a pretty competitive field.
  7. Mhov

    Mhov Member

    I have fond memories of Graveler, since I beat Pokemon Silver (my first game) with a team with five Graveler. I didn't know how to get a Golem so I ended up training five Graveler.

    The gen V genies are also Pokemon I really like, especially their Incarnate formes. I like the powerful, somewhat angry spirit aesthetic.
  8. Satoshi & Touko

    Satoshi & Touko 23 Days Until SwSh!!! :D

    I’ve had my fair share of positive experiences with the elemental monkeys (Pansage and Panpour lines mainly). Mainly in Y during the earlier stages of the game. And I do kinda like their pre-evolution forms.
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  9. shoz999

    shoz999 IT WAS ME! SETETH!

    Random: Your avatar. Is that TCG artwork?

    Also I like Klinklang. Think he's an awesome Pokemon.
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  10. Mhov

    Mhov Member

    Yep, it's Clefable from the Jungle expansion.
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  11. shoz999

    shoz999 IT WAS ME! SETETH!

    Neat. I like how a lot of the TCG art looks like something out a painting, depicting Pokemon roaming their habitats or hanging out in town or cities.

    Another Pokemon I like that isn't that popular is Dunsparce.
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  12. byconcept

    byconcept Member

    Poplio - When the starters for sun/moon were announced, I clearly remember poplio getting the least amount of love. I love that whole evolution line

    I also like ultrabeasts in general. I love how cartoonish and strange they are. Pokemon typically look like reimaginings of existing animals (and objects) but ultrabeasts really seem like they're from a different world. Consequently, I think the following are some of the best designs in the series.


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  13. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Jynx? When I was a small child when Pokemon was released I loved her because she looked so silly. Especially when I played Pokemon stadium and found out that there's nothing under her skit hahaha.
    Back then I didn't understand the various unfortunate elements of her design. And I loved that she got a baby form in Gen II.
    And yeah the Bulbasaur line is the best Kanto-starter, but are they "hated"?

    Other than that...I love the Sandyghast and the Litwick lines, I think people sometimes trash them for being "object Pokemon"
    And well I suppose a good number of Gen 5 Pokemon like Gothitelle. I also like Thrubbish for looking "pathetic cute", I just really don't like it's evolution.

    Aromatisse is one of my top favourite Pokemon, but again I don't know whether it's "hated" it looks like a creature from Jim Hanson's Labytrinth.

    And I think people reacted negatively towards Primarina. However for me it's the first fully evolved starter I absolutely love. I also like Inceneroar, I don't care if its bipedal.
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  14. Ignition

    Ignition Incineroar wins yet again (proud of my son)

    Ignoring the obligatory hatred on object mons that everyone exaggerates on:

    -Elemental Monkeys: they’re cute. Their design inspiration is a clever and unique idea. Plus them being fundamentally pseudo starters was a neat touch.

    -The last 3 generations of Fire starters: I honestly find the complaints over bipedal starters stupid for lack of a better term atm. They all look fine though I do admit Delphox’s 3D model did it an injustice. They’re all strong enough to pull through. They also all have dope Shinies.

    -Crabominable: Its face is such a small feature that gets overblown. No one takes into account it’s backstory and how it literally fits with Kukui’s intentions with the Alola League. As a bonus, this thing is a beast in Trick Room.
  15. Zhydra

    Zhydra Master of Chaos!

    Then we had three generations in a row where the fire starter becomes a fire/ fighting type. I really don't mind actually changing from that.

    One particularly hated pokemon that I have a soft spot for besides Vanilluxe's line is Garbodor.

    People complain about its hideous design when they don't realize that it is suppose to be ugly. It's pollution and land pollution for that matter, is it MEANT to be pretty?
  16. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    I thought the complaints were the 3 being Fire/Fighting in a row. Especially since there aren't Fire/Fighting types outside of the starters.


    Panpour and Simipour. 98 ATK and 101 Speed are pretty good when you can learn Hone Claws and Aqua Tail.

    Vanilluxe. Ice is my favorite type.

    Avalugg. Same reasons.

    Bellsprout. Read the Electric Tale of Pikachu.

    Others to maybe be listed later.

    This would be way easier to list if the title had hate and love in the opposite positions.
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  17. Ignition

    Ignition Incineroar wins yet again (proud of my son)

    There’s two complaints: the one who mentioned & that Emboar, Delphox, & Incineroar look ugly mostly because they’re bipedal
  18. Nockturne

    Nockturne Well-Known Member

    How do people feel about Minior?

    Its one of my favourite Alola designs, but I never hear people talk about it so I assume its either disliked or one of those Pokemon that just falls through the cracks in peoples memory.
  19. GarchompTheAssassin

    GarchompTheAssassin Water starter fan

    Got a soft spot for the Vanillite line
    Samurott (should still be bipedal mind)
    Empoleon if it counts
  20. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    Ice is my favourite too!

    I forgot to mention Jynx in my initial post. I love that it has long flowy hair and fun facial features. Smoochum is also adorable and you can't change my mind.

    I also really like Chespin and its family, they're all really cute.

    I like it's design but it's pretty forgettable

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