Greetings Pokefans! Michael here. Before I get into this video, I just want to say thank you guys. This last week I turned 22 and all the love and birthday wishes I received from you guys made me really happy. You guys are the best. And as an added bonus here’s a picture of me with the outdated but cute cake my friends got me. Okay enough sappy stuff! Pokémon Sun and Moon have introduced tons of new Pokémon and forms that are really awesome that I love a lot, such as Vikavolt, Decidueye, and Lycanroc. And overall, I think this generation of Pokémon is really solid and interesting. However, like every generation of Pokémon, there are some Pokémon that I think are incredibly dumb. So since I think it’s fun to diss creatures that don’t have any real feelings, today I’m going to be counting down the Top 10 new Pokémon or Alola forms that I think are the worst.
These will just be my personal feelings on these Pokémon and will have little to do with their battle prowess. In other words, I’ll be basing these decisions on the Pokémon’s appearance and design concept along with some experiences I’ve had with them that have just rubbed me the wrong way. So be sure to leave a like and subscribe if you haven’t, and without further ado, here are my Top 10 Worst New Pokémon from Pokémon Sun and Moon. Number 10 – Komala To give you an idea of my general opinion on this generation, there are going to be a couple Pokémon on this list that I don’t actually dislike a whole lot, and the first one of them is Komala. I know that a lot of you probably like Komala, and for good reasons. We finally got the koala Pokémon that so many of us wanted, the gimmick of it always sleeping is amusing and interesting, and it’s cute.
All of those statements are things that I agree with, meaning I don’t actually dislike Komala that much; hence why it’s in the last place on this list. But I had to put Komala here because I think it’s a shining example of wasted potential. I ran a poll on twitter earlier this week, which you should follow me on if you have the chance, and the vast majority of people who replied thought Komala was going to get an evolution, and I did too! Komala just looks like a basic form Pokémon that should grow and become stronger. It’s small and cute, just like a lot of other basic form Pokémon. But Komala never evolves! Instead of getting some ripped koala where the log has fused to its body and become armor or something cool like that, we get a tiny koala that stays tiny and unconscious for its entire life.
This is just a huge disappointment and is the primary reason why I’m not a fan of Komala. Number 9 – Oricorio Another Pokémon I’m not a fan of but don’t strongly dislike is Oricorio. I think Oricorio is a fine Pokémon. I think the gimmick of it having different forms depending on the island is pretty creative, and the aspect of it being based on various forms of dance is an interesting design decision. But the reason I don’t like Oricorio is simply because I have had some negative experiences with it. First off, it is a pain to catch. Its catch rate is a mere 45, the same as the basic form pseudo legendary Pokémon, like Jangmo-o. Now while this isn’t absurdly low, both Jubilee and I have had overly difficult times trying to catch this stupid thing, and I didn’t even catch one until after I beat the main story because I just had too much trouble before and gave up. This is especially annoying since Oricorio isn’t even strong, so making a Pokémon so hard to catch that isn’t even good is just obnoxious.
In addition to that, while breeding some Pokémon off camera, I accidentally ran into a trainer I hadn’t battled before who had the psychic type Oricorio, and all I had was my level 17 Fletchinder. I had to use close to ten potions and nearly lost, so that battle left some salt for me toward Oricorio as well. Number 8 – Dhelmise When I first saw a picture of Dhelmise, my initial thoughts were “Oh come on guys…really? An anchor and a steering wheel? It’s hideous. That’s just…come on guys.” But then I got one in the game and read its dex entry. “Swinging its massive anchor, it can KO Wailord in a single blow. What appears to be green seaweed is actually its body.” Okay that’s actually pretty badass. But what’s this about the seaweed? So I read the Moon entry. “The soul of seaweed adrift in the waves became reborn as this Pokémon. It maintains itself with new infusions of seabed detritus and seaweed.” …okay that’s actually pretty cool.
The fact that Dhelmise is essentially possessed seaweed that has made the anchor and steering wheel part of its body is odd but pretty cool in my opinion, hence why Dhelmise is lower on this list. However, that doesn’t change the fact that this thing is still pretty freaking ugly, and I think they could have made it look a lot better while still doing a similar origin or gimmick with it. So while I can respect Dhelmise, I’m still not really a fan of it. Number 7 – Torracat Middle evolutions are oftentimes the awkward puberty stage of a Pokémon’s lifespan. For example, we have the adorable Torchic and the badass Blaziken, but between those two we have Combusken, the awkward fighting chicken whose body looks like a — rocket ship. I think Torracat is a shining example of this. Litten is a cute little quadruped cat, and Incineroar is a buff bipedal wrestler cat. However Torracat is an awkward combination of the two, being a buff quadruped cat. Its design just looks awkward and uncomfortable, and in my opinion the fire bell is pretty dorky.
I think Incineroar is alright, but it definitely has to go through a pretty severe awkward stage before reaching that level. Number 6 – Drampa I know a lot of people love Drampa, which I can understand. It seems like a nice Pokémon, especially the part where it talks about caring for children. But even though it seems nice, I can’t really get behind its design. It looks like its entire body is covered in discarded mop heads, and the eyes without pupils or irises are pretty unsettling. I understand that they wanted to make a dragon Pokémon that is like an elder, wise, caring dragon rather than the typical fearsome monster. Heck its name is dragon and grampa, implying it’s based on friendly elders. I do really like that idea, but in my opinion, Drampa’s appearance is too dorky and uncomfortable to give off that vibe of friendliness or wisdom. Number 5 – Buzzwole/Pheromosa So Buzzwole and Phermosa are paired together here because they are counterparts, and I have the same opinions on both of them. The two versions of UB02 are the only two Ultra Beasts on this list, but that’s not because they’re the only ones I think are weird looking.
I’m not super into any of the Ultra Beasts and think most all of them look weird, but I’m okay with that, because they’re supposed to. The premise of Ultra Beasts is that they are Pokémon from another, strange world unlike ours. Therefore it makes sense that they should look foreign and strange to us, because they are not of our world. The reason I dislike Buzzwole and Pheromosa is because they don’t really seem like Ultra Beasts. They’re simply bugs combined with humans. Buzzwole is a mosquito combined with a super ripped guy and Pheromosa is a woman combined with a cockroach. Both of those are things from our world combined together, then just claiming it’s from another world. It doesn’t make sense to me. Now I do acknowledge that Nihilego and Xurkitree seem like things from our world, with Nihilego being a jellyfish and Xurkitree being…well…circuitry. However Buzzwole and Pheromosa bother me the most, both because they just look like people as opposed to foreign creatures, but also because I think they’re uglier and more uncomfortable than the rest of them.
Number 4 – Crabominable I think Crabonimable had a lot of potential. I think the idea of a crab adapting to winter climates is creative, and the unique ice fighting typing is something I like, since I’m always excited to see new type combinations. The problem is that Crabominable just looks absolutely ridiculous. Crabrawler is an alright looking Pokémon. It’s not one of my favorites, but I do like how its claws ain’t just for attracting mates. But then it evolves and everything it had just falls away. This evolutionary line is like the jock from high school who comes back to the reunion having severely let himself go. He just looks so…unwell. And don’t even get me started on that horrific haircut.
The concept behind Crabominable is cool, but how it was executed is definitely not. Number 3 – Bruxish Dear god whose idea was this? Okay team, I have a brilliant idea. Let’s make a Pokémon based on the famous Hawaiian fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua’a whatever it is. But let’s make it more colorful and have psychic powers. Alright you’re still with me? Great! Now here’s the kicker…let’s give it giant lips filled with sharp teeth and seductive eyes that make everyone who looks at it feel uncomfortable? Isn’t it brilliant? No Mr. Pokémon designer sir, it is not. I like the idea of having a Pokémon based on the Hawaiian fish whose name I don’t want to try to say again, but why make it look like this? Bruxish is just so ugly and incredibly uncomfortable to look at, which makes me thankful that it’s not very strong.
Could you imagine having to worry about seeing this thing all the time in battle? Yikes. Number 2 – Alolan Persian I love the concept of Alola forms and have since the beginning. I think it’s creative and really interesting, and I think it’s a fun way to bring older Pokémon back into relevance. Meowth and Persian were deserving of some since they’re almost never seen in the games, and I think making them dark type was a good idea. Alolan Meowth is sleek and an interesting change to Meowth’s design.
But Alolan Persian? What were they thinking? Who thought making this Pokémon’s head look like it swallowed a watermelon was a good idea? It looks completely absurd, and the fact that it’s apparently a symbol of beauty in Alola is just comically ridiculous. I get that they were going for how rounder faces can be interpreted as symbols of beauty, but Alolan Persian is just silly. Number 1 – Alolan Dugtrio Alolan Persian may be bad, but it is not as terrible as this stupid thing.
I hate Alolan Dugtrio and have since the beginning. We have other really creative Alola forms, such as making Exeggutor more like a tall palm tree and changing the Vulpix line to be ice type. But simply adding hair to Dugtrio has got to be one of the most stupid things I’ve ever seen GameFreak do. I understand that Alolan Dugtrio’s hair is inspired by Pele’s hair, which is volcanic fiberglass named after the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes that does indeed look like blonde hair. Now while that does make the hair make a bit more sense, I still think it looks ridiculous and absurd. If they wanted to make volcanic Dugtrio and Diglett, I think they should have gone for something like what Truegreen7 came up with, not just toss on wigs that make Dugtrio look like Hanson. And to cap it all off, not only is Dugtrio an eyesore, but Diglett and Dugtrio are all over the place in Alola! You can find one or the other in 11 different places in Alola, so you’re going to have to deal with them all the freaking time during your journey.
I certainly had to, and I did not like being regularly reminded of how much I hate this thing. * So there we have it! Those are the Top 10 New Pokémon that I think are the worst. If you do like any of these Pokémon and I offended you, I do apologize. I just think it’s kinda fun to diss these Pokémon and point out some missteps GameFreak made, when in reality I do believe these are the best Pokémon games ever made and that this generation of Pokémon is pretty great. What did you think of this video? Do you agree with my list? What are some other new Pokémon you think are terrible? Let me know in the comments below! And if you liked this video be sure to leave a like and if you haven’t already you should definitely subscribe for more fun Pokémon content of all kinds.
All right, that’s all I have for now, so until next time Pokefans…gotta catch them all!.
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