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Top 5 Pokémon

by Pedro Hernandez, Josh Max, Zachary Miller, and Neal Ronaghan - February 28, 2011, 9:52 am EST
Total comments: 18

We take a look back at pocket monsters past.

With the newest Pokémon games (Black & White) just around the corner, a few of us at Nintendo World Report thought it would be fun to reminisce about our favorite Pokémon from the different games. It's also, you know, the 15th anniversary of the series in Japan, which is noteworthy.

Since the new games feature an entirely new cast of critters, what better opportunity to wax nostalgic on the virtues of Bulbasaurs and Marowaks? Join us, readers, as we take a tearful look back at our Top Five Pokemon.


GmbAlbeeFebruary 28, 2011

Good picks overall.  I do like that you picked Abra as opposed to Alakazam.  I don't know if Scizor would be my number 1... but he's definitely in the top 5!

TJ SpykeFebruary 28, 2011

I disagree with most of the picks, but I did enjoy reading the reasons why you like them.

GKFebruary 28, 2011

According to some of the Pokedexes out there Cubone's skull helm is from the remains of its dead mother & by the time it becomes a Marowak, the skull is pretty much fused to its head. I've said it before & I'll say it again. Marowak was the most metal pokemon before metal type pokemon ever existed.

Not sure where I'd rank him but Marowak's easily among my top 5 as well.

Mop it upFebruary 28, 2011

I'm still going to go with Pichu. I don't care if it's weak, there's still been nothing to surpass it in adorableness.

only1gameguruFebruary 28, 2011

ive always liked int his order:
5)squirtle - adorable
4) cubone - i feel for him
3)spoink - its a pig
2)butterfree - i like butterflys
1)shedninja - <3 wonderguard

though i have a soft spot for sunkie and that new pink elephant >.>

xcwarriorMarch 01, 2011

Solid picks, but I'll give my top 5 for kicks.

5) Ursaring - I love bears. Enough said.
4) Spiritomb - It's creepy and has no weaknesses. Wall of ghost!
3) Lapras - It's the Loch Ness Monster for crying out loud, that's awesome.
2) Gyrados - Raise a stupid Magicrap and get another dragonish bad a**.
1) Dragonite - for basically the same reasons you gave.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterMarch 01, 2011
TJ SpykeMarch 01, 2011

I think you meant to say "refused to evolve", not "refused to not evolve". I love Bulbasaur too, it was the Pokemon I picked when I first got Red in 1998 and I always made sure to get one in the future games. To me, it (and its evolved forms) is still my favorite of all the starters and one of my favorite in general.

5: (Black and White spoiler) Galvantula (new Bug/Electric)

4: Moltres

3: Jolteon

2: Octillery

1: Kingdra

DasmosMarch 03, 2011

(using my best tj spyke impression) zach, i think you meant to say giratina's platinium form. this is called his origin form and appears first in the pokemon platinium game.

also props, tyrantitar is my favourite pokemon too.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterMarch 03, 2011

No love for me? I picked Tyranitar as well. It is just too cool :3

ShyGuyMarch 03, 2011

James Jones seems to like Teapig and Heatmor best since he name the Funhouse after them.

EnnerMarch 04, 2011

>Also, don't tell me that's a seashell, because just look at it again. Like, for real. It's gross.
Oh God, I can't unsee it.

BeautifulShyMarch 04, 2011

Neal has a dirty mind....

Pretty good picks Pedro. Bulbasaur was my first starter as well. I'd use it and its evolutions alot all the way to the Elite 4.

As for my top 5 pokemon it is tough for me to narrow it down to five but here goes.

5. Butterfree.
4. Flareon.
3. Starme.

SupaKirbMarch 04, 2011

Josh is the only sane one here!! At least he is rational about his picks!

Josh, let's grab lunch.

NWR_JoshJosh Max, Associate EditorMarch 04, 2011

I'd love to. We can discuss how awesome Pokemon are and agree on all of them.

ShyGuyMarch 05, 2011

This sounds like the nerdiest bromance ever.

Sometimes I feel like I missed out never getting into Pokemon

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterMarch 05, 2011

Wait, Josh is the only sane here? I'm sorry, but Sumo Venusaur begs to differ...


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