I remember waaaaaay back when I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing, I was walking through that Tunnel area that leads to Lavender Town with my 30+ Level Venusaur when I ran into a Trainer with a Lv14.Bellsprout. And ALL that thng would do was WRAP. And it killed my Venusaur :O
I literally cried when it happened XDD. I was only ten at the time.
So, yes, I hated Wrap in the old games. And in the Stadium as well.
I absolutely hated that, it would drive me insane! And to this day you can see a crack in my Gameboy screen from the day I just blew up. lol, it's true. It still works, but there is one crack on screen.
Why hate it? I use it on my in-game team! My ekans can kill anything! But if it's used against be, I feel like smashing my head on the screen because of the opponents magical hax powers that make it impossible to avoid.
1st generation + wrap = the mother of all that is evil.
I lost so many times to that underdog monstrosity. On top of you losing your pride, the loss bores you to death! 30 minutes a battle of mine lasted once. 30 MINUTES! And I couldn't switch it off cause i'd lose 2 badges(i don't save very often).
Thank god they fixed it in the 2nd gen. SWEET RELEASE(no pun intended)
They were extremely annoying, but I found the actual animations to be more of annoyance than the effect. When I first played Pokemon Red, I kept away from the grass as much as I could...and when I was in it, I almost always fled.
No wonder when I got to the Elite Four, I didn't have a Pokemon over Lv 40...