They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but everyone does. This applies to Pokémon as well – while they may look different than the other starter characters in terms of appearance, their personality is similar enough that many people choose them without even knowing what type they are! With this list we’ll go over Pokemon who have been deemed the worst based on their stats and abilities.
The “worst pokemon generation poll” is a poll that has the most disliked Pokémon from each game generation. The poll includes Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 3, Gen 4 and Gen 5.
Pokémon is a beloved franchise in my household.
It’s given me a lot of great memories throughout the years, as well as Pokémon that will live on in my heart forever.
That isn’t the point of this list.
Instead, I’m going to go through all of the major generations and choose the Pokémon that I believe symbolize the worst of each.
But this isn’t simply me reading out numbers. My selections will be based on a mix of factors like as evolutions, statistics, design, and overall position in each region’s Pokédex.
Zubat (Gen I)
Zubat would be in every spot on this list if I could, particularly for the elder generations.
You’ll understand what I’m talking about if you’ve played them.
The rate of Pokémon encounters isn’t what it used to be. When you run out of repels, newer versions are considerably more understanding, even encouraging you to use one again automatically when a previous one runs out.
We didn’t have that in the early days of Pokémon.
Not only did you have to dip into your backpack for a repel every couple of steps, but if you ran out of repels in a cave, you’d best be prepared to run into one of these horrors every couple of feet.
In Gen I, there are objectively “inferior” Pokémon. Take, for example, Weedle and Caterpie.
But if I simply read out a lot of Smogon metrics, this would be a dull list.
Aipom – Aipom – Aipom – Aipom – A
Aipom was one of those Pokémon that was introduced much too early in the series.
It has poor numbers compared to other stage oners.
Given that Aipom had an evolution in Gen IV, it’s evident that one was planned for it as well.
However, Gen IV is not the same as Gen II.
As a result, Aipom is undoubtedly the worst Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex.
It’s a pity, though, since the design is rather fascinating.
The fact that it received any anime airtime is proof of that.
I’ll never understand why Aipom was thrown into Gold and Silver. Maybe the designers needed to meet a deadline?
Plusle / Minun (Gen III)
Now it’s time to make a confession.
Pikachu clones are a favorite of mine. I believe it’s a nice cliche to keep as we go through the generations, and these clones also gave me Pachirisu, one of my all-time favorite Pokémon.
When it goes bad, though, it gets extremely terrible.
Actually, Plusle and Minun aren’t the only Pika-clones on this list…
But let’s go back to Gen III.
These two are not just inept, but they are also prime examples of talent being squandered.
This, if my memory serves me well, was the first instance of a Pokémon pair. So it’s a huge tragedy that they have so little (real) synergy or interaction.
Chatot (Generation IV)
Why, in the name of squandered potential, does Chatot still lack an evolution?
It’s an awesome-looking Pokémon with a brilliant gimmick who (once again) earned some anime screentime.
What’s the purpose of it if it’s completely worthless in combat and plainly isn’t a baby Pokémon?
Chatot is a colorful, appealing design that could easily be expanded into a three-evolution series.
I have the same feeling as Aipom that it was supposed to have an evolution but was canceled due to time restrictions…
Perhaps with the Gen IV remakes, we’ll see him evolve.
Maractus (Generation V)
Okay, I understand that real-life cactus have a broad range of ancestors. That is something I am aware of and appreciate.
However, just because there are multiple distinct species of cactus Pokémon doesn’t mean we need them all – particularly after Cacturne stole our hearts in the anime.
What use does Maractus serve now that the duty of cactus Pokémon has been fulfilled?
It has poor statistics, a hit-or-miss design, and no evolution at all.
Looking back, I’m a huge admirer of all the Gen V designs that received criticism, such as the Vanilluxe and Litwick lines. But I can’t get behind a Cacturne that’s essentially a Dollar Store Cacturne.
Dedenne is the sixth generation.
Dedenne is the other Pikachu clone that has earned a place on this list.
And, like other Pikachu clones like Plusle and Minun, their designs have a sense of individuality.
Dedenne, on the other hand, seems to be a rip-off of a Pokémon game.
They’ve just done one thing: cranked up the mouse slider and turned it orange.
The only actual distinction between the two is that.
It also doesn’t have an evolution or the stats to compensate for it. A Pokédex spot is being squandered.
It is, after all, Fairy-type, so it has that going for it.
But that’s all there is to it.
Komala (Gen. VII)
I’ve been playing Pokémon since the third generation, and I’ve completed every generation.
And there’s only one Pokémon from all those games that I’ve ever forgotten about, and that’s Komala.
I had to give a second take when I saw this Pokémon.
I have no memory of it ever existing, which is strange given I’ve wanted a koala Pokémon for a long time.
The only nice thing I can say about Komala is that she is a koala.
Because it has poor stats and no progression, it’s a complete waste of potential.
This is yet another example of a Pokémon that seemed to be designed for a complete evolutionary line but was never fully realized.
Despite this, the fact that this is the only Pokémon in the whole Pokédex that I’ve ever misidentified says volumes. As a result, I’m betraying it with this location.
Pincurchin (Gen. VIII)
Finally, we’ve arrived at SWSH.
In terms of new Pokémon, Sword and Shield was a huge success. For both design and usefulness, Dragapult is one of my all-time favorites.
So it’s beyond me how the same generation that brought us Dragapult also gave us Pincurchin.
However, I must give Pincurchin credit.
It’s about as memorable and helpful as an urchin in real life. It has no use case, no evolution, and no flare or style at all.
It’s just another one of those Pokémon you capture to fill up your Dex before forgetting about it and never looking at it again.
Don’t get me wrong: Pincurchin isn’t the worst Pokémon in the planet. It’s more “bland” than really bad.
However, it pales in comparison to the rest of Gen VIII’s Pokédex.
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The “worst pokemon generation reddit” is a list of the worst Pokémon from each game generation. The list was compiled by Reddit user “Bobbythebrony”.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weakest Pokémon in every generation?
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A: Mew is the weakest Pokémon, with a base stat total of 50.
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