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Which kind of Pokémon is no longer popular?

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There is a good reason for complaining about Charizard though, it received two Mega forms back in X and Y while Venusaur and Blastoise only received one, it's the only returning Kanto starter who made it into Smash 4 and it got a Gigantamax form while Venusaur and Blastoise didn't get any. Basically, it's the favoritism that Game Freak has for the Pokemon that's the problem.
Don't forget that Smash even made a big deal of Charizard, giving him a trailer along with Greninja. Nevermind that Charizard was already in Brawl, and that its moveset didn't change much between games.
 
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Can't blame them, considering there were nods and appearances of Charizard in the last four gens without the other two, with Gen VI and Gen VIII rubbing more salt in the wound, first by giving Charizard two forms, and then by demoting Squirtle and Bulbasaur as event Pokémon, without even giving them G-Max forms.
That's what I meant. Charizard is fulfilling the role that Lucario used to fulfil.
 
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I think there's one huge difference between Charizard and Lucario.
Charizard's part of a set where the player was told to pick one of them, and is receiving preferential treatment over the other starters.

Lucario is stand alone. You're not asked to pick between Lucario (or technically Riolu) and another Pokémon.
 
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Things to note:
Charizard Glide was a thing too
Ivysaur is arguably the most popular middle-stage Kanto starter
 
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