Most Underrated Pokemon


The Top Ten

1 Raichu Raichu Raichu, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Everyone likes Pikachu too much... Game Freak is giving too much stuff to Pikachu. Who get's the light ball? Pikachu. Who get's to change outfits for contests in ORAS? Pikachu. Which Pokemon gets to say their anime cry in XY? Pikachu. Which Pokemon can you find with a low level in the grass even though it has a pre evolution? Pikachu. Which Pokemon did Game Freak choose to almost KILL Giovanni in the anime with their electro ball? Pikachu. Game Freak should stop and think about Raichu. Did you know that Clefairy was originally going to be Ash's first Pokemon? If the mascot was Clefairy then would Clefairy get all of the praise? I bet it would. I know that people say 'If you hate Pikachu then you hate Pokemon! ' but you don't have to like a 10 year old's first Pokemon. Even though Pikachu may be the mascot, I will always love Raichu, no matter how stupid Game Freak will make him look. - anythingispossible

Game Freak gives too much for his pre-evolution, Pikachu. Raichu can be very well used in battles, also for story and competitive. It has such a nice design, it's one of my favorite electric types. Pikachu has a GAME for himself! (Now two, sadly) Every generation has a pokemon based on him! Pikachu has everything! I'm glad they gave a evolution for it, but it didn't change anything. Pikachu will keep being the most overrated pokemon EVER. This is a awesome pokemon to be the top 1 on this list.

He's on my dream team

How many times have game freak given things to Raichu? Well, it got an Alolan form and a Z move, so that's 2 things. What about it pre-evolved form, Pikachu? It has multiple games staring it, the light ball which only works with Pikachu, 6 stupid clones of it, being the only Pokemon who can say it's own name, being able to wear different outfits, and it's own Z move... about 12 things. I understand he's the mascot, but most players, like me, don't give a damn about Pikachu and are sick of having the thing shoved in our face! I actually have a tradition whenever I start a new Pokemon game if I have a Pikachu I evolve it the second I get a thunder stone. Sweet relief.

2 Venusaur Venusaur Venusaur, known in Japan as Fushigibana, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Venusaur is so majestic... I love it!

Bro venusaur is not underrated quit disrespecting him/her

I love Bulbasaur so much though. Of course I've always found it hard to pick a starter Pokémon but even before I knew anything about the games I fell in love with this cute little grass/poison type. I hate that the others get so much praise when this little dude has been carrying my team for years and doing amazing.

It's not that underrated. But comparing it to Charizard, Venusaur is SEVERELY underrated. Venusaur is (in my opinion) the best starter for Red/Blue. Charizard is hell overrated and it's actually pretty weak from what I've seen.

3 Vanilluxe

I myself love the design, it looks very fun and unique. People hate Vanilluxe for the fact that it is based off of ice cream, but let me say this- by your kind of logic, my good sir, Charizard can be called "just a dragon" and Eevee can be "just a fox". Popular Pokemon such as these are based off of creatures you see in just about EVERY other monster related game EVER, but let me ask this, how often do you see a two headed ice cream monster?

People hate it because it's apparently "a sign that game freak is running out of ideas". And it's ICE CREAM, who doesn't love ice cream?

Super cute with 110 special attack! - lynxa

People say he's badly designed but he's AWESOME HE IS ICE CREAM FOR ARCEUS'S SAKE so underrated

4 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z

Porygon-Z is super underrated. Because of the porygon seizure incident, the whole porygon line gets all hate and no love. Everybody forgets about porygon-Z because it never appears in the anime, but it is a pretty powerful Pokémon to battle with. Porygon-Z needs some love!

Yeah, that's true. - Pokemonfan10

Porygon z is just a very underrated pokemon the stupid spoild brat yellow rat ( Pikachu ) blamed it on the unnoticed hated pokemon ( porygon z ) he is just my most favorite pokemon

This is a very forgotten Pokemon and I wish he appeared more in the games and the anime. Wait he never appeared in the anime ;-; He deserves better than this - _Sponchi_

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

Blastoise is not that underrated but if you compare him to Charizard, yes he is very underrated - _Sponchi_

Blastoise is overrated!

Charizard haters

He is underrated in our current meta game with his mega being in the RU teir but he's actually pretty good especially in doubles k mm

6 Banette Banette

What can I say? Banette can learn lots of useful ghost type moves, and just look at his mega's attack. Seriously underrated, deserves more respect.

Ever heard of choice scarf trick banette in singles? Op. - neehawgamer

Oh yes I wish he got more love! I don't know much about Banette but I like his design and I think it's an interesting Pokemon. We don't see that much fanart of him though which is sad :,( - _Sponchi_

Okay, first how is this cute thing so underrated.. but I'm glad its underrated because if it was meta people would be using my favorite pokemon and I wont have a purpose in liking it.. It's mega its perfect, looks amazing, and a decent prankster user. I love banette and I think its best of underrated

7 Reuniclus

Yes this is a great Pokemon with an interesting design! Why doesn't anybody give Reuniclus or his pre-evolutions attention. They all deserve better. Also Reuniclus is a powerful Pokemon - _Sponchi_

Cute jelly boy needs more love.

The boi

I love the cell thing that's reuniclus I never used one on my team but still love the cell thing.pleas

8 Drapion Drapion

Drapion needs a mega evolution.

Favorite poison type and around second favorite pokemon. Awesome design and good stats

I love Drapion, But I will admit, its not the best pokemon ever considering that it doesn't learn too many good moves. But it has a good model, decent stats, and its only weakness is ground. I think this pokemon needs a mega. - USGC

No one likes Drapion for some reason. I like him!

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

One of the coolest Pokemon designs ever, pretty OP too. I used to have one in my team and I loved it. - pandaluver3009

Honestly, top 5 Pokémon for my personal list, only after Eevee, Lycanroc and Rockruff.

How is it underrated... It is overrated. Somebody said it is the best electric Pokemon.. Why? I mean he said it has a limited movepool, which is true, but he still think it is the best for like no reasons. The only good thing about luxray is 120 attack, intimidate and hidden ability of guts, ok coverages and that's it. It has a terrible speed of 70 and 80/79/79 isn't too good. As a bulky Pokemon it also lacks a recovery move. Why do people think it is underrated

Luxray is one of the best electric times, even with a limited move pool. However, it's lack of promotion and under usage makes it under rated :(

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

A great pokemon with moves like aqua jet and pursuit. also Buizel could straight up replace Pikachu.

Floatsel is just the best I mean look at its design and super good stats

He is pretty good especially in rain but he can't one shot mega ray or mega salamence, and the likely result if you tried to fight them with a floatzel would be losing your floatzel

Very underrated, nobody uses him. But he's actually useful and great. It's just that no one knows or likes floatzel :( - lynxa


The Contenders

11 Sharpedo Sharpedo

Shark head is best boi

Actually I think he's neither underrated nor overrated. - neehawgamer

More like love at first bite

It's a shark with a mega need I say more

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12 Smeargle Smeargle

I like its paintbrush tail. The idea is really cool, and I think he deserves more love.

Definitely underrated, he's a great sticky web setter and just great at setting hazards overrall

No he's overrated - neehawgamer

It's very fun to use Sketch on a foe! - PerfectImpulseX

13 Chesnaught Chesnaught Chesnaught, known in Japan as Brigarron, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I hate how Greninja was the only 3 stage Kalos to be in the anime. Delfox was shown rarely and Chesnaut was never mentioned.

I love all grass types, but Chesnaught has to take the cake. I play a Pokemon imitation game, Pokemon Brick Bronze. My Chesnaught is a boss with spiky shield, seed bomb, rollout, and pin missile. Defeated a grass type gym!

This thing is a murderer. CHESNAUGHT FOREVER! As soon as I saw Chespin in January 2013, I knew I wanted him. - Goatworlds

Definitely underrated it

Quilladin is actually the best second form in my opinion cause it can learn rollout making its only weakness ice and poison

14 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Aerodactyl, known in Japan as Ptera, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I'm an Aerodactyl main and need to see it more often. Totally underrated, even though it is one of the best pokemon in Gen 1.

Beautiful and awesome with a great voice

Because reasons. It got a mega evolution but it wasn't really all that good so...

15 Zoroark Zoroark

Overrated, no one uses it in showdown but it is op as F***! This is my 2nd favorite pokemon and it has an extremely good move pool. It just needs to have a mega and be a dark psychic



This thing is master of disguise and can be a total troll when tricking people into think it is a shiny so they use a master ball on it

16 Zebstrika Zebstrika

This Pokémon is honestly really cool, one of the better Gen 5 debuts and pretty decent. I like Zoroark but this is much more superior. - Swellow

It was one of my first shinies :3

17 Garbodor Garbodor Garbodor, known in Japan as Dustdas, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise introduced in Generation V. It is categorized as the Trash Heap Pokémon.

I honestly like this pokemon. I started to like it because of the way people kept hating it… I felt bad for it. So I caught a wild garbodor, and guess what? It's awesome!

I love garbodor! Even though it’s trash it’s awesome! The pre evolve is adorable as well! They both deserve more love

Garbodor is an awesome Pokemon with an awesome idea for a design. A Pokemon that eats up garbage to add to its body? Hell yes! In fact Muk/Grimer is very similar, and they're just piles of goop, but they don't get the hate that Garbodor does.

Garbodor = NU tier still bad but

Charizard = PU tier get rekt genwunners

18 Delphox Delphox Delphox, known in Japan as Mahoxy, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I love Dropbox so much. It gets too much hate from sucky greninja fans. Why would you hate it? It's nice, elegant, and not as bad as some other fire starters. It's an overall good Pokemon and doesn't deserve the hate. - pandaluver3009

* delphox not Dropbox - pandaluver3009

I hate it and it overrated

Foxes are awesome so delphox is awesome

19 Serperior Serperior

Guys, really, look at serperior's ability, its OP, all ya got to do is give it a leaf storm and its just gonna get stronger, oh yeah, sure, go on and leer/growl or lower its stats, its gonna do the opposite, along with its pretty decent speed, this thing can SWEEP, definitely needs to be a uber or something

I chose tepig as my starter, and I was happy when evolved into an funny (yet cute) looking Pignite, and then to a powerful Emboar. Serperior, though, has a really awesome design! It looks so fancy and slick. Like teach it Energy Ball, Dragon Pulse (if you have ORAS), Glare (through breeding), and Leech Seed! Or Leaf Blade, Coil, Aqua Tail (ORAS tutor), and Leech Seed! This pokemon is pretty underrated in my opinion

This pokemon is definitely NOT UNDERRATED it's currently sitting comfortably in the OU teir

This is my favorite Pokemon for nostalgia reasons, but I don't think it's underrated. In fact, I've never met anyone who hates Serperior.

20 Gothitelle Gothitelle

This poor pokemon is never talked about, even though it's good! - pandaluver3009

People don't like her design, which I find very cool, she has great stats except in speed and attack (which she doesn't need 'cause is phychic type ) and can learn good moves too, definitely the best V generation Pokemon for me and one of my favorites

It is a great a Pokemon and should get more respect. It is a gardevoir with bulk

It has shadow tag, but people still don't like it.

21 Rampardos Rampardos

Dang 150 attack? That's all I have to say - pandaluver3009

He has potential! - neehawgamer

My first real fossil Pokemon - PerfectImpulseX

22 Magmortar Magmortar

Raichu is underrated, but nobody cares about Magmortar except me and 1 friend of mine. I mean come on, this guy is so powerful, looks like he's from the Incredibles, and even though he is fire type (which I am not a big fan of), he is just underrated by all means.

Magmortar is awesome and due who said no one cares about magmortar except you and your friend I am with you but I still think Electivire is better

Actually one of the best fire type Pokemon out there.

My favorite pokemon use it in every game it is attainable with that magmarizer of course

23 Mawile Mawile

She deserves the love. One of my favorite type mashups, and overall one of my favorite pokemon. - pandaluver3009

How is mawile underrated? Do you guys even see the praise it gets online? And for good reason, mega mawile has huge power which doubles it's attack. I literally beat the elite four in oras with only mega mawile

She deserves to be loved

Mawile needs love its sad! GameFreak made the biggest improve on a Pokemon ever in X & Y: new typing, new moves and... A OP MEGA EVOLUTION! But then, people still don't like it...

24 Samurott Samurott Samurott, known in Japan as Daikenki, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I love Samurott. Underrated because, if you say "I love Samurott," people will be like, "GRENINJA IS THE BEST." I'm starting to hate Greninja - lynxa

So true. - neehawgamer

SAMUROTT YA! Even though I like Dewott's design better, I would really like to use this thing in a Pokémon Black and White game someday!

The most underrated Water-type starter in the Pokemon franchise - PerfectImpulseX

25 Slaking Slaking

He has TRUANT! Why would you use him? - neehawgamer

This is my favorite pokemon

In double battles any slaking will rule the competition when teamed up with a pokemon who knows gastro acid. Slaking has been my companion in every game since diamond. Damage that makes gods look like ants. Lord knows that one shot potential is mad.

Paint me like one of your French girls - PerfectImpulseX

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26 Walrein Walrein

Icy tank that 1hits any tough dragons, lots of health high special attack and defense stats what more could you want from a lovable bundle of flubba

Walrein served me well in 3d gen and I also had one in white 2 :) a wall with good moves plus cool design

It's the Walrus Copypasta! - TrueBlueHeroes

Love this pokémon, so much swag.

27 Pinsir Pinsir Pinsir, known in Japan as Kailios, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
28 Kabutops Kabutops

His defense is really good plus the special is amazing

B'because he is old.
But I have a idea he should have more evolutions like mega evolution
and his weapons are cool like scyther

29 Meganium Meganium Meganium, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I really wish it was more popular - Dragoniterocks

Meganium is a great Pokemon
but all the game was against grass in gen ii

This one should be a lot higher on the list!

It's got an awesome flower necklace thing!

30 Deoxys Deoxys Deoxys, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Come on man, its in ubers why is it underrated

Underrated?!? - neehawgamer

It came from outer space, people! It changes forms to make certain stats stronger than others! When I got it in-game, I used it all the time. It became my best Pokemon, the first one I got to level 100, and helped me knock out any Pokemon in battle. Not to mention that its design is really nice and smooth. Its colors mix very well, and its shiny looks glorious! come on guys, give Deoxys some love!

Underrated and OP it's normal form got banned from smogon

31 Chingling Chingling
32 Budew Budew
33 Shroomish Shroomish

Cute little ugly baby grows up into a wonderful Pokémon! Kinda like Magikarp. He deserves better

34 Porygon Porygon

It wasn't his fault, it was pikachu

People hate him just because that one episode

Even though it is so hard to evolve porygon it is so worth it porygon Z is so strong and learns super powerful attacks of every type

Porygon has a great move set and can basically destroy a ton of Pokemon easy. I beat the whole mango elite four with just porygon.

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35 Vileplume Vileplume

For some strange reason, Vileplume is forgotten as a Pokemon, but is my second favorite...

Come teeter dance poisoning I have a vileplume that can OHKO so many Pokemon or just use it to induce rage into my opponents

Everyone hates this guy but because of him erikas gym in the 1st gen was the only one I struggled with other than the recovering alakazam

With this Pokémons combination of statis effect moves plus it's OP physical attacks this Pokémon should be one of the best but it is so under rated and why don't they have any sun and moon Pokémon here like togedemaru the best Pokémon ever

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36 Relicanth Relicanth

Relicanth can be an surprisingly tough tank when used properly, and I have frustrated many a random people in random battles with the combo of stealth rock and toxic!

Relicanth is an amazing Pokemon in my opinion and doesn't really get too much praise, and I have to admit, it's shiny is beautiful in a sense I can't explain

Head Smash + Rock Head + Weakness Policy = Awesome

Perfect talonflame counter, great defense, nice hp and unpredictable.

37 Sableye Sableye

What?! Who doesn't love Sableye?!?!

Sableye is where it's at, not effected again 3 times and most moves barely tough it besides fairy. Plus with its mega evolution and the massive defense upgrade this tank of a Pokemon can't be killed

I wouldn't say underrated, but he's still very cool. I don't care about bad opinions.

One of my favourite Pokemon ever! I love Darkrai, Sableye, Cacturne, Durant, Mettagross, Bannette, Glaceon, Sallazle and Rayquazza.

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38 Arceus Arceus Arceus is a legendary Pokémon from the Pókemon series. He first appeared in the 18th Pokémon movie alongside other Legendary Pokémon.

True because how exactly is Arceus overrated? This guy has more haters than lovers, trust me. People are only calling this thing overrated because of its power. Ironically, mainly fanboys of Mew/Mewtwo are attacking this thing, and although I do like Mew and Mewtwo, they, as with any other Gen 1 Pokemon that's famous, could be considered overrated. At least this guy gets love from those who go on battle spot with over-powered teams. Also, guess what? For all you Mewtwo fans, Mewtwo now has two mega evolutions that have higher base-stat totals than this guy, so there you go.

I fail to see how the creator of the Pokemon world is so underrated.

Lol he's the most overrated pokemon ever! (When it comes to awesomeness, anyway) - neehawgamer

Why would the GOD OF ALL Pokemon be underrated. it just doesn't make a speck of sense.

39 Emboar Emboar Emboar, known in Japan as Enbuoh, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Too much hate

How come all the good ones are down here?

Emboar is actually pretty cool. I admit at first I hated the design but it grew on me. Everybody picks Snivy and say "EWW what IS THAT" when they see Emboar. I think Emboar is badass. He has a badass design, and he's not that bad in battle. - lynxa

I named my Emboar "Joey" in Pokèmon White, and it almost SINGLE-HANDEDLY took out the entire Elite 4. It's attacks were:

-Brick Break
-Heat Crash

(The only 2 pokèmon it needed help with were Jellicent and Chandelure)

40 Manectric Manectric

I can agree, my favorite electric type.

One of the best pokemon - legendary

Manectric is really fast!
I don’t know why it’s so underrated.

41 Slowking Slowking

Slowking is just awesome, only his name this guy is the king and his design is also awesome but way too underrated

I love Slowking!

42 Chatot Chatot

Has a good 92 Sp. Attack and 91 Speed for a quick special sweeper and access to stat boosting moves like Nasty Plot, and STAB Hyper Voice and Chatter. It also is amazingly cute and lovable with the music theme. The only downside is it's frail defenses make it go down easily, but if you use it right, you can make a great team member out of this little bird.

It's adorable, powerful, and a bit of a troll. Why isn't it further up?

With access to Boomburst and Heat Wave, Chatot isn't completely terrible. I think it deserves to be noticed more.

Chatot is a life orb boomburst beast. That's all there is to say

43 Shuckle Shuckle

Eh, Free rare candies!

I really love shuckle! My number 4 favorite. - neehawgamer

Shuckle is the best if you have the hidden ability

Shuckle is so cool, it has some good defensive stats and a suitable movepool and it's kinda cute

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44 Regice Regice Regice is a legendary Pokemon and part of the Regi trio. According to scientific research its body is made entirely of Antarctic ice during an ice age. It is said to always control frigid air of minus 328 degrees F. more.
45 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 more.

How is this thing underrated? It and its evolution are very well-known and this thing is totally popular. Just because it's not in a certain tier and you absolutely love this thing does not make it underrated. In fact, this thing would be considered overrated. I also hate its typing for reasons that you should figure out pretty easily.

Everyone says that Magikarp is the worst and this Pokemon evolves from Magikarp. True but this Pokemon is awesome! Magikarp's base attack stat is 10, but when it evolves into Gyarados, it gains 115 base attack stat points! And don't forget Mega Evolution... 155 Base attack stat?! WHAT! Gyarados can learn Dragon Dance (Very good status move because it raises Attack and speed), Ice Fang (Salamence, Dragonite, Garchomp, Mega Sceptile etc. lose to this move, especially Dragonite with a Multiscale ability if Gyarados Mega Evolved) and speaking of Mega Evolution, its new ability is Mold Breaker which bypasses the opponent's abilities (Multiscale etc).

Gyarados is still on OU!? Wow, I get that it's powerful. But considering it a SWEEPER!? With only 81 speed, a sweeper? You need Dragon Dance support with it! Only more than 2 Dragon Dance uses or a Choice Scarf lets it sweep! And people all use Magikarp just as a joke, yet people still call it the worst Pokemon out there. No, you know who's the worst Pokemon out there? UNOWN!

Anyway, Gyarados is popular even with in game trainers. Blue uses it, Clair uses it, Lance uses it, so does Wallace, Cyrus, Crasher Wake and Lysandrae. I mean what the hell, why do so many Trainers use it? And that's only the boss trainers! You will find at least 100 that use it in the whole main series games!
And it barely learns any new moves leveling up! Only 11! Yeah, 11! Why such a random number? Besides, it's 4x weak to Electric! Good luck trying to use it in a Gyarados only run in any game with an Electric gym!
But, it's still great. It just gets too much attention.

Gyarados is considered under rated? Why would this guy be under rated?

46 Ampharos Ampharos Ampharos is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II . It evolves from Flaaffy starting at level 30 . It is the final form of Mareep . It can Mega Evolve into Mega Ampharos using the Ampharosite, in which it becomes an Electric/Dragon-type .

This thing has a KICK-ASS mega evolution and I love to death

Trust me, this could whoop yo ass, boi!

I don't know about if it's really underrated but in most of my Pokemon runs I use him.

Overshadowed by pikachu, emolga, etc.

47 Skiddo Skiddo
48 Karrablast
49 Volbeat

Volbeat and illumise need more love - Dragoniterocks

Volbeat is pretty underrated. Because of its Tail Glow Volbeat can be used as a sweeper or a nice Baton Passer, think about it guys.

Lol Volbeat is a metal band from Denmark as well as a pokemon

I feel really bad I stared at this and said 'what the hell is a volbeat'

50 Trapinch

Love this lil guy!

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