Best Designed Gen 1 Pokemon

kempokid
I was surprised when I saw the lack of lists based on pokemon design considering how people often rave about this topic whenever a new generation comes out.

The Top Ten

1 Victreebel Victreebel

I just love everything about how this one looks. The colour palette is really nice and the resemblance to a pitcher plant is cool. - kempokid

2 Scyther Scyther

Scyther looks very cool. Also, it's one of the best Bug type Pokemon of all time. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

Best bug ever! at least from gen 1

I adore how Scyther looks, it's a nice mix of cool and terrifying. I like its blade hands especially - kempokid

He's really green and green is a great color on creatures - darthvadern

3 Articuno Articuno Articuno, known in Japan as Freezer, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

The only one of the 3 legendary birds that I really like how it looks. The more simple design works well in maintaining the majesty without looking stupid or generic, which is the problem I have with the other 2 birds. - kempokid

4 Beedrill Beedrill

Another case of a pokemon looking awesome but being weak. I find it a shame especially in this case due to how brilliant its design is. - kempokid

5 Dragonite Dragonite Dragonite, known in Japan as Kairyu, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I just find it to look absolutely adorable. Possibly my favourite looking dragon type in the whole series - kempokid

6 Haunter Haunter Haunter, known in Japan as Ghost, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Just a cool looking ghost type pokemon. - kempokid

7 Onix Onix Onix, known in Japan as Iwark, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It's a real shame that Onix isn't very good, because its design makes him seem very formidable. - kempokid

8 Slowbro Slowbro

As said in my comment about Psyduck, it's art to make something look as derpy as it, so what do you call it when it is more so? - kempokid

9 Psyduck Psyduck Psyduck, known in Japan as Koduck, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I think that it's a true art to make something look as derpy as Psyduck. I can't help but love it for this reason - kempokid

10 Gengar Gengar Gengar, known in Japan by the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

While I find it to be a slight step back compared to Haunter, Gengar still looks absolutely menacing, especially with his wide grin. - kempokid

Gengar is a very creative design

The Contenders

11 Vaporeon Vaporeon Vaporeon, known in Japan as Showers, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Vaporeon is one of the few Pokémon that can pull of being cool, cute, and beautiful at the same time

12 Charizard Charizard Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated ...read more.
13 Raichu Raichu Raichu, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Badass electric rodent that is sadly overshadowed by its pre-evolution (for obvious reasons) - IronFist13

14 Snorlax Snorlax Snorlax, known in Japan as Kabigon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
15 Magnemite Magnemite
16 Gastly Gastly Gaslty, known in Japan as Ghos, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
17 Zubat Zubat Zubat, known in Japan as Zubat, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
18 Zapdos Zapdos Zapdos, known in Japan as Thunder, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
19 Lapras Lapras
20 Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle, known in Japan as Zenigame, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
21 Gyarados Gyarados Gyarados is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It evolves from one of the weakest Pokemon, Magikarp. But Gyarados has a high attack power (as of gen VII, mega Gyarados is ranking #19 for highest attack stat & would rank #10 if legendary Pokemon aren't included), and ...read more.
22 Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp, known in Japan as Koiking, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It resembles an orange fish with whiskers. It was created by Ken Sugimori, Magikarp first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. It is a water type that evolves ...read more.

Yeah I suppose the modern art later generations are cooler.

It's just a fish. Nothing special about that design. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

23 Arcanine Arcanine Arcanine, known in Japan as Windie, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
24 Growlithe Growlithe Growlithe, known in Japan as Gardie, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
25 Jolteon Jolteon Jolteon, known in Japan as Thunders, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
26 Flareon Flareon Flareon, known in Japan as Booster, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
27 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

He is cute and cool - -Pikachu-

28 Golbat Golbat
29 Mewtwo Mewtwo Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.
30 Blastoise Blastoise
31 Nidoking Nidoking Nidoking, known in Japan as Nidoking, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
32 Eevee Eevee Eevee, known in Japan as Eievui, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
33 Ninetails Ninetails Ninetales, known in Japan as Kyukon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
34 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Aerodactyl, known in Japan as Ptera, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Yes! I'm an aerodactyl main!

35 Jynx Jynx Jynx is created game freak & Nintendo. It was first introduced in Pokemon red, green (blue outside Japan), and yellow version. It could be based on a lot of different things (not Nikki as she was not popular when Pokemon started)... for example ganguro, a trend for woman in Japan in the 1990’s (hence ...read more.

It is based on what women in Japan used to dress like in the 20th century get over it.

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