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What are some underrated pokemon that you think deserve more attention? For me, I think that Meinfoo is one of the best pokemon, but almost never hear anyone talk about it. Same with Reuniclus. Tropius is VERY underrated also
 
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Going to agree with you on Reuniclus, since it's one of my most beloved Pokémon of all time.
...Regarding a few I'd list, there's Meganium (one of the cutest 'mons to me, simple and sleek in all of its simplicity), Grumpig (tasteful colours and details all around), Leavanny (its leaf shaped figure is refined to no end) and Camerupt (lovely in every way).
 
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I think Unown is definitely underrated. A lot of people write it off because it isn't useful in battle. Do Pokemon have to be useful in battle to have value? I think not. I know the Pokemon games is about battling, so you may laugh at that notion, but I say that Pokemon for world building are great, too, and make a lasting impression.

The Ruins of Alph will always be one of the coolest locations ever in Pokemon.
 
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I think Unown is definitely underrated. A lot of people write it off because it isn't useful in battle. Do Pokemon have to be useful in battle to have value? I think not. I know the Pokemon games is about battling, so you may laugh at that notion, but I say that Pokemon for world building are great, too, and make a lasting impression.

The Ruins of Alph will always be one of the coolest locations ever in Pokemon.
You could also blame the third movie for making people have higher expectations about it.
 
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I think Unown is definitely underrated. A lot of people write it off because it isn't useful in battle. Do Pokemon have to be useful in battle to have value? I think not. I know the Pokemon games is about battling, so you may laugh at that notion, but I say that Pokemon for world building are great, too, and make a lasting impression.

The Ruins of Alph will always be one of the coolest locations ever in Pokemon.
The problem though is that if you're going to be a loremon, you can suck at battling but then the lore needs to be good, and I think the Unown are considered just as disappointing in that regard. Yes, the Ruins of Alph are awesome and the Unown are long on mystique and intrigue, but dreadfully short on payoff. Why should a player go through the trouble to collect all of these things? In GSC, literally the only reward is being able to print stamps using the Game Boy Printer. In Sinnoh, the reward is Seals and better Hippopotas encounter rates. Even the Sinjoh Ruins event in which they cameo doesn't really require you to have done anything involving the Unown, you just take the gift Arceus to the Ruins of Alph instead so it can hijack their narrative.
 
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Yeah, Reuniclus is loved by the fans, but it's very neglected by the company. In the anime it has only appeared in like 3 minutes in one episode and 5 minutes in one movie.

  • Ekans and Arbok both have decent designs and good colors.
  • The Hitmons are great, have cool concepts and designs.
  • Horsea, Seadra and Kingdra, for similar reasons.
  • Porygon & evos have a great concept and amazing colors. All stages reached the Top 30 of their respective regions in the poll so thankfully the panorama is changing.
  • Dragonair is great, yes, but when was the last time you thought about Dratini?
  • Unown has always been controversial, but people should at least appreciate that they did something unique and different from what you'd expect from a monster.
  • Gligar and Gliscor are more interesting and more intimidating than the other bats.
  • Phanpy and Donphan are slowly falling into obscurity, specially as they have competition now.
  • Marshtomp. It's Mudkip fused with a kid!
  • Beautifly is very cute.
  • Seedot, Nuzleaf and Shiftry are a solid and cool evolution line.
  • Wailmer should be a meme either because of its smile or because of its amazing cry.
  • Spoink has a crazy design.
  • Corphish, Crawdawnt, Baltoy and Claydol, Anortih and Armaldo are really solid lines with a cute and complex first stage and a badass second stage.
  • Chingling and Chimecho are cute, and the idea of a bell evolving into an ornament is great.
  • The Regis & Regigigas redefined what a legendary trio could be.
  • The gen 4 babies are more unique than the gen 2 ones.
  • Palpitoad is awkward on purpose as he's a transition stage. Why people pick on him on a generation full of uglies?
  • Sewaddle & evos are colorful bugs with nice concepts.
  • Frillish and Jellicent represent their types well and have a cool gender difference.
  • Elgyem & Beheeyem are cute and badass aliens.
  • A while ago I thought that no starter could be ever considered underrated because...they're starters and people have a 33% chance to have chosen it! However, none of Chespin's line making it to the Top 30 of their region really made me sad.
  • Flabebe & evos are a great introduction to the Fairy-type. I thought they had decent popularity but actually none of them made it into the poll.
  • Skiddo & Gogoat are goats combined with motorcycles!
  • Dragalge & Clawitzer are fun counterparts with great designs.
  • Crabominable is ugly to some, but that's kind of the point because it's...abominable. Personally I've always loved it because a crab and an ape are a badass combination.
  • Wishiwashi's concept is amazing.
  • Kartana's a great UB. It's an origami samurai!
  • Cursola needs more love, we need more risky regional evolutions like it.
  • Runerigus is spooky and badass.
 
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Yeah, Reuniclus is loved by the fans, but it's very neglected by the company. In the anime it has only appeared in like 3 minutes in one episode and 5 minutes in one movie.

  • Ekans and Arbok both have decent designs and good colors.
  • The Hitmons are great, have cool concepts and designs.
  • Horsea, Seadra and Kingdra, for similar reasons.
  • Porygon & evos have a great concept and amazing colors. All stages reached the Top 30 of their respective regions in the poll so thankfully the panorama is changing.
  • Dragonair is great, yes, but when was the last time you thought about Dratini?
  • Unown has always been controversial, but people should at least appreciate that they did something unique and different from what you'd expect from a monster.
  • Gligar and Gliscor are more interesting and more intimidating than the other bats.
  • Phanpy and Donphan are slowly falling into obscurity, specially as they have competition now.
  • Marshtomp. It's Mudkip fused with a kid!
  • Beautifly is very cute.
  • Seedot, Nuzleaf and Shiftry are a solid and cool evolution line.
  • Wailmer should be a meme either because of its smile or because of its amazing cry.
  • Spoink has a crazy design.
  • Corphish, Crawdawnt, Baltoy and Claydol, Anortih and Armaldo are really solid lines with a cute and complex first stage and a badass second stage.
  • Chingling and Chimecho are cute, and the idea of a bell evolving into an ornament is great.
  • The Regis & Regigigas redefined what a legendary trio could be.
  • The gen 4 babies are more unique than the gen 2 ones.
  • Palpitoad is awkward on purpose as he's a transition stage. Why people pick on him on a generation full of uglies?
  • Sewaddle & evos are colorful bugs with nice concepts.
  • Frillish and Jellicent represent their types well and have a cool gender difference.
  • Elgyem & Beheeyem are cute and badass aliens.
  • A while ago I thought that no starter could be ever considered underrated because...they're starters and people have a 33% chance to have chosen it! However, none of Chespin's line making it to the Top 30 of their region really made me sad.
  • Flabebe & evos are a great introduction to the Fairy-type. I thought they had decent popularity but actually none of them made it into the poll.
  • Skiddo & Gogoat are goats combined with motorcycles!
  • Dragalge & Clawitzer are fun counterparts with great designs.
  • Crabominable is ugly to some, but that's kind of the point because it's...abominable. Personally I've always loved it because a crab and an ape are a badass combination.
  • Wishiwashi's concept is amazing.
  • Kartana's a great UB. It's an origami samurai!
  • Cursola needs more love, we need more risky regional evolutions like it.
  • Runerigus is spooky and badass.
Holy cow that's alot
 
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Spoink has a crazy design.
I really love Spoink. I'm always fond of Pokémon whose flavor connects them to other species, and Spoink has such a relationship with Clamperl (that's where it gets the pearl from). Aside from that though, it's such a clever design. Pigs have coiled tails which can be likened to a spring, and so they reinterpreted that into a biological process - the rhythmic bouncing of a spring, Pogo stick-like, regulates Spoink's heartbeat. The detail that it can't afford to stop bouncing kind of reminds me of certain shark species that need to keep swimming in order to breathe. What's more is, the feature really puts Spoink ahead of its time - it's one of those Pokémon whose design is themed around explicit motion, which could only be implied on-screen until Gen 5 came around with its animated sprites (and then the 3D models in Gen 6).
 
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lanturn

i really and truly do love lanturn. it's such a damn shame that it's overshadowed pretty much completely by rotom-wash who has much better stats in pretty much almost if not every area. still though, lanturn is cool and i wish there was more appreciation for it.
 
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I like obscure Pokémon; Not all of them need the spotlight. Being an underdog has its own charm.

Glameow/Purugly is probably one of the least encountered ones the last 10 or so years.
 
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would i be too biased if i also posted shaymin here? *looks at badge and avatar* ....

hear me out though: in comparison to other mythicals, shaymin doesn't get a whole lot of spotlight, i imagine, nor popularity amongst people. mew is far more popular, and i imagine jirachi and celebi are, as well (they're great too, don't get me wrong!). it's just kind of a bummer that i rarely see people talk about this cute hedgehold-turned-dog/reindeer pokemon. :c
 
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