Top 10 Most Overrated Pokemon
The Top Ten
Oh God, Charizard... Now, where do I start?! He is SO weak! With a single blast of stealth rock, half of his health will go down. Talk about crappy! My Typhlosion CREAMED Red's Charizard in one hit, and my Golduck also beat a Charizard in ONE hit, with a single blast of Surf! Charizard doesn't sound too convincing now, doe's he? He's just another overrated gen. 1 Pokémon. Why do all of the weak Pokemon get all of the attention? Take Pikachu for example. Listen, Typhlosion is super underrated, and he has the SAME stats as Charizard. If not, Typhlosion is better! With five generations, and six is just coming out, you would think everybody would forget about Charizard, but NO! All of those Charizard fans think I'm wrong, but Charizard fans, think about it. Typhlosion only appeared once in the animie, (The Legend of Thunder) and Charizard appeared in almost every series numerous times. They don't show Kanto ( except for that dumb electric rat and VERY few others) or Jhoto anymore, but ...more
Charizard is absolutely overrated. Charizard is the most common choice of all the Non-Pokemon Fans' favorite Pokemon. He deserves to be in the NU tier! The thing has vile defenses due to it being 2 of the worst Defensive Types! Stealth Rock, Rock Slide or any Rock Type move takes 1 down! And if it does switch into Stealth Rock, it loses HALF OF ITS MAXIMUM HP! It's good offensively due to its high Sp Att and its Hidden Abililty - Solar Power - but you have to prevent it from losing its momentum, or else this atrocious defender will die. I love Charizard, but I would rather use Lucario.
Guys... Oh god. First let me say I was on IGN top 100 Pokemon and I saw where bulbasaur was in relation of squirtle and charmander. Look guys I know that venusaur isn't necessarily, but two tings, first bulbasusr is better than the other 2 starters at the beginning with better stats AND strong against the first to gym leaders, but that's charmander, now before I say this, people don't overate pikachu everybody just knows him, but WHY THE IS CHARIZARD NUMBER 1 OVER SO MANY OTHERS (oh yeah nostalgia) (also I think squrirtle-blastoise line is the worst gen 1 starter and HOW THE DID HE MAKE 3 AND VENUSAUR MAKE 15) and all I will say in closing is that he is so overrated that I have come to HATE HIM WITH A BURNING PASSION, because before I was on the internet I thought he was okay (on level with venasuar the people who says he sucks) I still like him more than blastoise in battle but HE IS MY LEAST FAVORITE GEN 1 STARTER OUTSIDE OF BATTLE
Holy Happy New Years Charizard is SO overrated and weak. - TrisTrisV 220 Comments
We have over 400 Pokemon and still to this day, this yellow rat still hogs up everyone's spotlight in the Pokemon universe. Seriously, just like Team Rocket, Pikachu seriously does annoy it's audience. Ash Ketchum could have at least evolve it to Richu to create a new relationship because Pikachu is the prime example of the Pokemon franchise refusing to change which is why so many lost their interest with the franchise today. Even new generation of Pokemon games when Nintendo scrap out some of our favorites from the previous gen. To not make it's return, the yellow rat still remains in every single game that it's already annoying on to itself!
Now that there is Pokemon GO, the hell of the franchise lost came back and now dying. - Erinaliese
I liked Pikachu at first, and he was close to being my favorite Pokemon. But after the Sinooh region, he got so annoying and repetitive. Who was noted as the cutest Pokemon? Pikachu. Who was said to be the coolest character ever? Pikachu. Pichu and Raichu are the evolved and pre-evolved forms and don't even get half the fans. And not only that but it got annoying when people said Pikachu was right for trying to kill Ash. So you're telling me the main character is so ' underrated because of a yellow mouse? Really? I really think that Pikachu would've been better being replaced after the Sinnoh League. Brock left his Onix at home, and we don't see Misty's Togepi with her anymore, so why do we see Ash with this overrated rat?
Pikachu's so dam overrated as hell. Charizard's also overrated but nothing compared to this yellow rodent! I mean, the developers created a item that DOUBLES attack and special attack, and it's ONLY for Pikachu. In OR/AS are costumes, ONLY for Pikachu, and they give it special abilities! Pikachu gets so many buffs and upgrades to make it IMBA and even Raichu obsolete. Since Gen VI the only pokémon in the game, that has a original voice, is Pikachu. Even Pikachu's outdated and no longer the most popular pokémon I think, the developers still doing everything for Pikachu.
But wait I'm not done.
There's also a game called PokéPark Wii, finally a 3D action adventure where you can play as a pokémon and fight freely (not in rounds). And guess what: The only playable main character is that ' PIKACHU. I wanted to play a 3D pokémon adventure with Charmander and beat the game only with Charmander and no need to evolving it, this will never, never happen...
Don't worry, I ...more
"just like Team Rocket, Pikachu seriously does annoy it's audience."
Team Rocket never annoyed me (except in BW where they acted like machines because of losing their personalities) and I'm part of the audience, if they weren't there I'd probably would care about the show. They're actually underrated.
Pikachu's popularity makes sense considering it's the mascot and all, but I agree it's a bit overrates as it hogs the spotlight of better Pokemon. A lot of viewers of shows like this automatically likes the mascot and-or main character just because they get most attention.
Blastoise isn't overrated Charizard is
Okay I admit, I like Squirtle but YOU BET Blastoise is overrated!
First and foremost It's kinda unoriginal, since we already had a turtle in a different video game (Here is a hint: He was in Mario)
Second: If you're planning to use it only online battle, don't expect too much from It. Most of It's attacks (among them Earthquake what covers It's Electric weakness) are Physical but It's physical attack is really bad, not to mention It's incredibly slow, which is a bad news if you're up against Electric types, whose are famous for their Speed and even when it Mega Evolves It's Speed remains 78, meaning pretty much anything can outspeed It! Speaking of which, Mega Launcher might sounds cool, but you can't do too much with It. It powers up the pulse moves. So what? Someone sends out a Whimsicott what not just resists Water, Dark and Fighting moves (and immunes Dragon) but if It has Prankster ability (and there is no doubt It has) It can send the ugly, fat turtle packing ...more - SapphireQuetzal
WHAT THE HELL! Blastoise is awesome, it isn't overrated, this list is a piece of dog crap. Come on, Ampharos is a good electric type, Charizard was the first full evolved starter Ash got, Pikachu is the mascot, Oshawott gets a lot of hate, Typlosion is very fast for a starter, rayquaza is a very powerful legendary, no one is talking about froakie even, Scizor is just awesome, and Melotta only appeared in a few episodes!
I never got into this one :/ I don't get how you get into this one - yese30V 36 Comments
This thing has been my favorite since the day I saw him in my Diamond version. It's not because he was in a movie; in fact, I saw the movie a long time after I even beat my Diamond version. I just always liked the design, and I never heard any hype about him from any person in real life ever. I never even knew he was considered overrated until just recently when a friend of mine told me. Honestly, it disappoints me to see that it's number 8 on this list, when basically every Gen 1 Pokemon is more overrated.
Yeah, Lucario get's a bit too much hype. Ever since day one they treated this guy like a prophecy. I mean yeah they're strong, but their design looks like a blue Hong Kong Phooey and just seems kinda like furry bait. There's been over advertised Pokemon before like Charizard, Pikachu, Mewtwo and now Greninja. But Lucario takes the cake when it comes to getting under my skin. I don't know, being a character and monster designer myself, it just irks me that this thing isn't a crappy fan character on deviantart or tumblr. This Pokemon is also the Sonic OC of the Pokemon series, I can't tell you how many lucario Oc's I've seen and no offense but they all look like garbage.
Although lucario has got one of the best combination of types (fighting and steel) it still doesn't make him a strong as most think. people mainly judge him on his appearance all because he looks great and judging a book by its cover is gonna ruin your day in Pokemon. now I play modded games like pixelmon which adds Pokemon to the game. and recently with the new updates all you ever hear about is lucario and how its gonna make the game 10x better. I'm sorry but people need to calm down about lucario its actually starting to make me feel bitter towards him. :i
A Swords Dance Mimikyu can 1HKO it with Play Rough. Disguise still on? There is no Lucario.V 48 Comments
Just Google Gardevoir. I dare you.
It's not Gardevoir's fault, that are her insane "fans", who adds breasts and so to her. And she's not overrated because even the developers does hate Gardevoir.
You're right! It's not her fault! It's game freak's fault. They even added spike boobs to her mega. How is that unintentional? - SheepBuggy
Pokemon are not sexy. I'm sorry if you think so.
I would argue that a few like Gardevoir and Lucario actually are, but I wouldn't go nearly as far as most people on the Internet. - xandermartin98
I don't really see Gardevoir as overrated. It gets an appropriate amount of hype (I'd say as much as it's branch evolution Gallade) But Gardevoir fan art takes it way too far.V 57 Comments
Mewtwo is a Pokémon created by science. It is a bipedal, humanoid creature with some feline features. It is primarily gray with a long, purple tail. On top of its head are two short, blunt horns, and it has purple eyes. A tube extends from the back of its skull to the top of its spine, bypassing its neck. It has a defined chest and shoulders, which resemble a breastplate. The three digits on each hand and foot have spherical tips. Its tail is thick at the base, but thins before ending in a small bulb. Mega Mewtwo X is larger and bulkier than its normal state. The horns on its head are longer, extending from V-shaped ridges on its forehead, pointed, and curved upward. It now has two tubes behind its neck, its eyes are light blue, and it has large, purple growths over its shoulders. Its torso is smooth and small compared to its long, bulky limbs, and a Y-shaped line connects the collar and underbelly. Its forearms and thighs each have two raised ridges, and its digits are now longer ...more
Seems like everyone loves Mewtwo but the only reasoning most people have is because he's the "original uber" and because he shared wisdom that was widely accepted already in the movies.
Competitively, he's really good. Of course that is also boring and the fact that he was originally a game-breaker is actually bad thing. I would say Charizard but it actually seems like everyone is turning on him instead.
Mewtwo is overrated but also a great Pokemon. He is my favorite psychic type Pokemon. People are wondering "Why isn't Pikachu or Jigglypuff the most popular Pokemon anymore". That's because when the show came out, all anybody cared about was who was in the show or who was the cutest. Nowadays people care about the Pokemon who have the best evolution or strong Pokemon like Mewtwo.
Some people say that it's stronger than Mega Rayquaza, Primal Groudon and Kyogre, Dialga, Palkia and Giratina, in fact it isn't that strong.V 40 Comments
Mew is awesome, learning nearly every move and being perfectly balanced make him a valuable team member if you're ever lucky enough to get him.
Mew is not as overrated as Mewtwo. - SheepBuggy
I feel mew is overshadowed by mewtwo too much.
Mew might be a little bit overrated. Sometimes, it seems like its put at the same level as arceus. Mew is good, but not great - mwizgirdgoseahawksV 23 Comments
When I see the comment, I found I lot of people saying it is not overrated. Well, I would say it is actually. Don't get me wrong, I know it is very very good and strong, but still overrated. It has 150 attack and special, yes that's good, but why do u need both high attack and special attack, it could have spend one of them to something more useful like speed or defensive stat. Now it has a mediocre speed of 95(bad as a legendary), and 105/90/90 defensive stats, the defensive stat isn't that bad but bad for a Pokemon with 680 total stats. It has four weakness, one of them is a four times weakness and one of them is to stealth rock. Air lock usually isn't useful... And in some top ten lists, people say rayquaza is good because "its hyper beam kills everything". What the heck, do u run hyper beam for rayquaza, if u do, u r probably a noob. If u want to Ohko the opponent, there is Draco meteor, outrage and dragon ascent, they all deal more damage after stab. Out of all the choices why ...more
Rayquaza is NOT overrated. It is as strong as the fans and stories say it is. Come on, look at that speed, attacks, moves. This is not overrated. It can destroy the world if it wanted to. Everyone's gotta admit it DOES have a lot of flaws like the fact that dragon ascent lowers the attack power, and it has no teeth. But the it is still very powerful. It can probably win over all the Pokemon on the UNDERrated and OVERrated list with just a few dragon dances and a dragon ascent. And hey, those aren't even it's big guns.
Wow. Honestly Rayquaza Is non overrated. Rayquaza is a beast for competitive play and I also see people in real life talk about now he is underrated and its true. This 'Rayquaza is Overrated' think is so dumb. Teach your Rayquaza Ice beam. Beats All Dragon types. You name it. My Rayquaza has amazing base stats without Iron, Zinc, Calcium, and HP Up. Or honestly any of them. Rayquaza is my Favourite Pokemon and Rayquaza will take over competitive play because of me. I haven't lost in 2 weeks of competitive play ever since I got Rayquaza in ORAS. Ice Beam, Swords Dance, Dragon Pulse and My best move, Fly. It's easy man just think about it and do not act dumb. If you do not like that move set. Try my Favourite. Ice Beam, Fire Blast, Seismic Toss and Draco Meteor. That's Ice, Ground, Rock, Dark, Dragon, Grass, Steel, Fairy, Flying and Bug. That's 10 whole type Advantages.
Rayquaza is just another Dragon/Flying Type. We already have Dragonite, Altaria, and Salamence but Game Freak decided to put Shenron in Pokémon. Rayquaza is not even good in battle compared to other legends unless you consider its overpowered mega "Mega Shenron". In ORAS every dragon type from Gen 3 received a Mega except Flygon. We all wanted Mega Flygon but Game Freak got artist block because they were busy thinking of a pointless design to a pointless legendary. Flygon is not the only victim as Mega Lucario was stated as the first legendary in X and Y but in ORAS Game Freak changed there mind and made Mega Rayquaza the first mega (In truth however MEGAnium is the first mega followed by YanMEGA). Do the world a favor Rayquaza, and grant my wish of getting you out of our fandom. I collected your 7 dragon balls I mean Keystones.V 36 Comments
How exactly is arceus overrated? How many arceus fans are there? There are very few. Yes it is constantly talked about, but only about how people hate it and how they are complaining about how it is overrated! Mew fans hate him because it took mews place as god. NEWS FLASH! Mew created Pokemon Arceus made the world inhabitable. They are two completely different things. If anything this Pokemon is the pure definition of underrated. Gamefreak never said it was god the fans just created a theory about how he is god, while it makes sense Arceus did not create life, he made the world inhabitable for MEWS creations. If that does not make it through to your thick skulls I don't know what will.
Oh, dear lord. I can't take this anymore. People, 'mons like Arceus and Mewtwo are NOT overrated. They're good. First off, since Arceus can change its type and Judgement's type (for STAB) it is incredibly useful for beating the Elite 4. Secondly, Electric Arceus with Calm Mind, Recover, Judgement, and Ice Beam can take out pretty much anything. Now, on Mewtwo. It has the HIGHEST STATS IN THE GAME. Can't anyone get that through their head? There is a fine line beetween good and overrated.
SO WRONG how is he bad he can learn every (even signature moves like Roar of time Dragon Ascent) he has the highest stats he is the only one who can learn the most powerful move Judgement even his design is awesome whoever voted for this just sucks
Almost every Mega and Primal outclasses Arceus nowadays. Multitype? Protean is SO much better.V 37 Comments
Onix is overrated? I'm not necessarily a fan of him, but I hardly see people talk about Onix.
People just think Onix is good cause he got to battle, travel, talk, eat and practically live with Pikachu. Where is Steelix?
How is Onix overrated? I haven't heard anyone talk about Onix in a few years. - rennyraccoon
The only thing I have to say is "first shiny" and favorite rock typesV 15 Comments
Dragonite is my favorite Pokémon, but I do agree it IS overrated. The 11th most overrated, though? What the hell? Dragonite usually gets a lot of crap, and a lot of people think it's the worst pseudo legend, but it's actually pretty good in competitive play, just don't get it near an ice type, but that goes for pretty much all Dragon/Flying Pokémon, so why Dragonite in particular?
Also a last thing, One of the most popular reasons for hate on this thing is because it's derpy looking compared to it's pre-evolution...
... You have got to be kidding me.
People are horrible with Dragonite. In fact, there's an entire video about how "good" Dragonite is, even saying it's immune to everything. Dragonite fans need to shut up.
Design is ok but great stats! There's a difference between "overrated" and "deserving praise"
Salamence is much better.V 20 Comments
Nowadays people care about evolution and strong Pokemon more than when the show came out. But Eevee is pretty weak. However, it has many evolution so now it is more popular. And as a bonus, many people think its cute. Back when nobody cared about Pokemon who evolved from stones, Eevee wasn't that popular. Since Eevee can evolve into 9 different Pokemon using stones, he is a fan favorite.
Oh, man. Where do I begin with Eevee? Just go to Amazon and search up "Pokemon plush" I dare you! Over half the stuff will be (mostly bootlegged) Eeveelution merchandise! These guys are way too gimmicky and I bet that if Pikachu wasn't Ash's partner and therefore the Pokemon mascot, Eevee would step into the spotlight in a heartbeat! These guys are everywhere and come on people! There are more Mons out there than just Pikachu, Eevee and its gimmicky evolutions!
Okay... CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY EEVEE HAS AN EXCLUSIVE Z-MOVE? Eevee is basically a blank canvas. A boring, dull, white canvas. But you choose how you fill that blank canvas! With 8 Eeveelutions and counting, the possible strategies and battles are endless. SO WHY WOULD YOU NOT EVOLVE IT?! Unless you're talking Focus Sash Rattata, pre evolved Pokemon are always weaker than their evolutions. Evolve your Eevee. Fill the boring canvas.
Look it up and check one of the first things you see.V 42 Comments
Why exactly is Absol on this list? I don't necessarily find it overused or overrated at all. I think it gets the exact amount of praise it deserves, and its Mega Evolution was actually something it most likely needed. I for one really like Absol, and I don't see it talked about nearly the same amount as, say, Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee or Lucario.
65/60/60 defenses, 75 speed, why do people like it
Just because he's a dark Pokemon he's "strong"
HorribleV 9 Comments
This should be in top 10 because Pichu is also probably in the top 10 weakest Pokemon. Also just like Eevee and Pikachu cute means extremely overrated. That's why my friend's favorite Pokemon is Pichu. Wait, and I'm not done. He evolve into Pikachu, the most overrated Pokemon in history. And last, but not least, Pichu was never meant to be a real Pokemon. That's why they don't make Pichu cards anymore and why Pichu and Pikachu are both basic.
Pichu isn't one of the original 150 Pokemon. He was made for popularity at the late part of the era when cute Pokemon were way more popular than they are now. Now, the developers plan is failing i
Pichu is underrated compared to Pikachu. - SheepBuggy
So cute! 111! Ok seriously, can we pretend Pichu doesn't exist? You have no reason not to evolve it into Raichu, and it overall just looks like a small Pikachu with spiky ears. And other Gen 2 mons, like Chikorita and Mareep, are much cuter and stronger, especially when you evolve them.V 9 Comments
Magikarp is overrated and underrated. He's overrated because people joke around and say stuff like "I beat Mewtwo with Magikarp" or "Magikarp is the God of all Pokemon. He's also underrated because he evolves into Gyarardos.
Magikarp is one of those Pokemon like Metapod that are popular because its terrible in battle - SheepBuggy
Sorry but I think when people say this Pokemon is the greatest is either joking, will say it will evolve into a powerful beast that Magikarp isn't really loves fishes. When I played Pokemon Yellow when I was a kid it was a really useless Pokemon. Splash is just the same as Metapod's harden. Everyone who says that Magikarp is the greatest Pokemon ever should just shut up and just get a braincell and realise its just another Metapod.
*Puffs cigarette* Magikarp? I haven't heard that name in years.V 12 Comments
It's so overrated people wont shut up about it anywhere I go, its fans also bash me and MY favorites. Greninja is overrated and has a horrible fanbase.
Totally agree, every time I say something about Oshawott, people yap at me about Greninja being better. - InklingSethO
Why isn't Greninja higher? It should definitely be first on the list. It's so overrated and its fans are complete jerks. The last year I keep hearing Greninja, Greninja, Greninja and it's so annoying.
Hate this damn thing. And Ash Greninja is a retarded idea. - InklingSethO
It's a really great pokemon but it's very overrated and ash-greninja wow they are trying to make it overratedV 41 Comments
Gyarados sucks. Simply put any electric attack will kill it. None of that "oh but it can have earthquake" that's crap. Any electric attack will kill it STAB or not. It can be easily out sped too and jolly gyarados cannot out speed a jolteon. If you think it can then you have never actually looked at the stats or tried it out and are helplessly looking for excuses to keep him of the list. His mega doesn't even help him giving him 3 additional weakness and only 2 extra type coverings. Gyarados has some good special defense but being its only special weakness is 4x effective to it, its worthless. Gyarados is an overrated Pokemon guarded by his nostalgia sheild. I started in gen 1 too so don't say I wouldn't know because I started later
Ok, for anybody who is saying Gyarados dies in one hit from Lightning not everyone has the courtesy to run an Electric type on their team. Plus, only 3 moves that are Electric are actually viable in game. Plus most Water and/ or Flying types will die in one hit from an Electric attack like Thunderbolt, so what's the difference that's going to be made?
Does Ferrothorn suck for its 4x Fire weakness? Does Dragonite for its 4x Ice weakness? The fact that the only argument people can make is that "4x lightning weakness' is completely annoying.
And at least it's immune to Spikes, can fight back well against Grass types and has an Ability in Intimidate which works much better than Abilities like Torrent and Rain Dish
Gyarados is overrated as heck. If you want an honest sum-up for it... Here goes... Gyarados is a glass cannon with a load out full of generic and overrated moves (looking at you, Hyper Beam...). If Gyarados fought Milotic, we all know who would win... Milotic has the most overpowered move ever... Coil. Coil raises attack and defense. Ultimately, you can turn Milotic into a super-tank, while Gyarados... Well...
It is water and flying. What does that mean? Electric moves are doubly super effective.V 23 Comments
How the hell is Ampharos overrated? If anything, he's under appreciated.
How is it overrated? It's underrated to me.
Really? Ampharos is so UNDERRATED! That's why they gave it a Mega Evolution!
WHAt the heck? he is so not overrated - chubbywatermelon234V 14 Comments
Oy, he's cooler than all the legendary & mythical Pokemon COMBINED!
The best starter. Not overrated at all.
Plus his mega evolution god - CaptainChipmunk
I leik him. - FrozenHatingPokefanV 16 Comments
Oshawott is my favourite gen. 5 starter but I don't get a lot of people say it's hated I mean yeah snivy is popular but at least most snivy fans acknowledge its popularity - Gamer4life
Snivy is overrated compared to Oshawott, and he isn't even overrated in the first place. People just prefer Oshawott over Piplup because Piplup is petty and rude in the anime. - SheepBuggy
Oshawott is not overrated that's Snivy oshawott is tough I beat the entire game with just him (that means Elesa) - CaptainChipmunk
Oshawott is the cutest mon the fastest mon the strongest mon the rarest mon and all round the best pokemon in the pokemon worldV 22 Comments
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