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NWR's Favorite Pokemon

Talonflame

by Becky Hollada - March 18, 2016, 11:27 am PDT

This bird is on fire!

Each generation presents a unique problem: I need a Pokémon that can use Fly because screw this walking crap. But it usually ends up coming down to a question of which flier do I hate the least? That’s not true for every flying Pokémon each generation, but for most, I was pretty impartial to my mode of transportation. I could have picked some better Pokémon for my designated driver, but I didn’t want to waste my limited move slots on someone really awesome just to have Fly, so generally I just picked a Flying type I didn’t hate and rolled with it, beefing it up into a speed demon with a couple of good moves.

I had this problem until Kalos gave me a new staple for my team. Talonflame is fast, it’s a Fire-type (which we know I favor by now), it flies, and I don’t even have to switch it out when it comes time to switch to breeding mode. It’s the best bird ever! The only real drawback is that I can’t keep Talonflame and Charizard in the same battling team, otherwise I will have a real problem with Rock, Water, and Electric-types.

Talkback

LucarioMarch 18, 2016

Waits with a gun in hand....

KhushrenadaMarch 18, 2016

Quote from: Lucariofan99

Waits with a gun in hand....

If you click on the link, you can see the list of Pokémon chosen. In case you were wondering, Lucario isn't one of the chosen.

*puts on bulletproof vest and leaves thread*

ShyGuyMarch 18, 2016

Andrew Brown knows what's up! Meowth forever!

LucarioMarch 18, 2016

Quote from: Khushrenada

Quote from: Lucariofan99

Waits with a gun in hand....

If you click on the link, you can see the list of Pokémon chosen. In case you were wondering, Lucario isn't one of the chosen.

*puts on bulletproof vest and leaves thread*

Oh I know...

LucarioMarch 18, 2016

But his popularity speaks for himself, Smash, Pokken and in pretty much EVERY Pokemon Spin-off game.

Evan_BMarch 19, 2016

Great lists, guys. I certainly respect the Xatu choice- there are so many Pokemon that look super cool but lack in the power department. However, every Pokemon serves their use, which is why (excluding my two "rule of cool" choices, Lugia and Charizard), my top two favorite Pokemon are:


Granbull- I am a pug owner. While Snubbull is the more adorable of the two puggish Pokemon, Granbull is scrappy and has awesome defensive typing, coupled with high HP and Defense. You can even repurpose Granbull into a solid physical attacker with his impressive bulk, unreliable-yet-potent Play Rough, and a slew of other physical attacks not normally found in Fairy types. Altering his type in X and Y is possibly the greatest thing that could have happened to Granbull, as he is now a threat to a number of other offensive types and soaks up Dragon hits. A new lease on life solidified this pink powerhouse on my team.


Zoroark- I'll admit, I love foxes, too. Vulpix was one of my most sought-after Pokemon in the Red and Blue days, but its fire typing and low utility crippled its use. However, upon first seeing Zoroark, I was in love. A dark fox with wicked claws and offensive typing that allow it surprising viability, the most delightful aspect of this Pokemon has to be its ability, Illusion. IT'S SO COOL. I love playing mind games with other trainers (who expects an Abomasnow to suddenly spew Flamethrower?!), and because of its speed, Zoroark often gets a leg-up on opponents with its varied moveset, keeping them guessing. Although it's a more recent Pokemon, it's positioned itself high on my list because of its unique attributes.

Mop it upMarch 20, 2016

I see a lot from earlier generations... nice job!

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