Top Ten Pokemon You Forgot You Loved

With the new Pokémon games like X, Y, Sun and Moon, we've forgotten the best Pokémon we knew as kids. Time for a throwback

The Top Ten

1 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.

Pikachu makes number one on the list, obviously. And I realize nobody has forgotten that little dude, and he still shows up on everything we wear, But I bet you forgot how powerful he was. Back in the original anime, pikachu could use thunder shock and defeat almost any foe he came across. This was the main reason behind Ash's success early on as a trainer. This OP,d little dude was a powerhouse sending team rocket blasting off again and again.

It's because of this important role in the original anime that pikachu became the face of Pokémon, worldwide. If it werent for that pivotal storyline, pikachu would've remained as just a small electric-type Pokémon comparable to Ratata or pidgey. - Ricrokus

2 Bellsprout

Bellsprout is a grass type pokemon, which looks like a thin whispy vine with a huge bulb head. It seems like the body shouldn't be able to support the head, making it appear weak; however, when bellsprout evolves into weepinnell, it learns moves like razor leaf and poison powder, making it a formidable weapon in your Pokémon arsenal.

The final evolution, victreebell, is a high class leveling pokemon with decent hp and learns moves like giga drain, allowing it to not only blow through water type foes, but also take their health and relieve you of a pokecenter visit. Altogether a strong Pokémon and one you might have overlooked as a kid, if u even remembered it existed - Ricrokus

3 Geodude

Just the name geodude is fantastic, pokemon writers always had great naming skills and a sick sense of humor. What makes it great is how dumb it is. Geo essentially means rock and dude is obvious, so they more or less named it rockguy.

Despite the funky name, rockguy is a stud of a rock Pokémon, and was loved by many players for its three stage evolution. Especially its final stage, golem, which looks like a massive rock turtle monster encased in a sphere of stone. The imagery is there, the strong rock-type moves are there, making geodude a worth while Pokémon to train and evolve. - Ricrokus

4 Nidoran

Nidoran got a lot of crap for being a weak Pokémon and people tend to despise it due to the fact that its common in the early stages of many older pokemon games, and it was a players first experience with the poison effect. Based on a bad first impression, players would write nidoran off as a nuissance. What they didn't realize was that nidoran male and nidoran female both evolve over a three stage process into quite powerful Pokémon known as nidoqueen and nidoking.

What's really interesting about nidoran is that it was the only Pokémon where the gender difference also carried a difference in appearance, color and strength. Whith most pokemon, you could only tell the gender by a small symbol adjacent to the name, but nidoran evolves into two fundementally different pokemon determined by that difference. And the play on names is simple and brilliant, expressing the gender as well as the prowess of the Pokémon. - Ricrokus

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

Pidgey is a classic. In the original anime, pidgey is the first Pokémon ash comes across on his travels and he attempts to catch it without the help of pikachu. This does not end well, and ash does not catch a pidgey at this time. In the game, pidgey is an easy to catch Pokémon found in tall grass near your hometown, and honestly is not that powerful of a pokemon. It has a three stage evolution, but even its final stage pidgeot does not stand to contend with other mature Pokémon like golem or nidoking.

The reason pidgey made this list is because it is well known, and because of fly. Almost everybody who played the older Pokémon games caught a pidgey and most people ended up teaching their pidgey the HM move fly, in order to fly from town to town. As an evolved stage such as pidgeotto or pidgeott, it makes sense that u could fly on its back to where you need to go. You're like a 12 year old kid anyway. But what's really funny is that u can teach a pidgey to fly at any level, ...more - Ricrokus

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

Everybody likes dogs, doggos are the best thing on the internet. And growlithe is a fire-type dog pokemon. It has stripes of black and orange like a tiger, and long white fur on its tail and nap, but it is represented in a dog like way that is enforced by the name of its two stage evolved form, arcanine. Arcanine is just a bigger and badder version of growlithe standing tall above human height, comparable to the werewolves in twilight.

There are not many choices for a fire-type pokemon in the earlier Pokémon games, but there wasn't much of a need for variety. The two most popular choices being arcanine and ninetails, and both being exceptionally strong and well accepted concepts, either would satisfy most players needs. - Ricrokus

7 Gastly Gaslty, known in Japan as Ghos, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Ghost type pokemon are difficult to battle, as they can't be touched by many of the moves a player might rely on to finish matches quickly. This aspect made ghastly an interesting foe, however it had some obvious downsides that made it seem less appealing. Grass, water and fire type moves still worked on it, and the moves it could use weren't very powerful. Moves like lick and curse(which steals a large amount of its own hp to use) basically sucked, and if u didn't know about the the evolution stages after ghastly, it'd seem like a lame Pokémon altogether. But haunter and gengar are pokefan favorites.

Haunter has an appearance of death and darkness unparalleled in the Pokémon universe which made it a must have for trainers with a Dark side. Gengar then takes it to a whole nother level with the creepiness and general evil tone with a round, impish body and wide grin that spells trouble. Truly a Pokémon that is hard to forget. - Ricrokus

8 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 more.

That's true... I forgot how powerful Magikarp is. I forgot he can easily beat all new gens in a single hit... He will forever be the strongest! - MaxPap

I no liked this pokemon, he is the weakest.

Everybody hates magikarp. Even in the real world, carp is a type of fish that feeds on scum at the bottom of polluted rivers and is not good for eating, so nobody wants them. In the game, magikarp is a low life Pokémon with little or no attack power that often seems to be the only thing you can catch on your ROD.

However, despite magikarp's uselessness in its first form, every one knows that it evolves into one of the most powerful non legendary Pokémon in the game. Gyrados is a gigantic water/dragon type pokemon that you receive after leveling up a stupid magikarp through 20 or so levels. It's a lot of work, but the end result is worth it. If you didn't choose a water type pokemon for your starter, you probably wanted a gyrados on your team. - Ricrokus

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

Eevee is one of very few pokemon which has multiple evolution paths. However, It is unique in that no other pokemon has 8 evolution paths. Depending on certain actions u take or stones you use to evolve eevee, you could end up with vaporeon(water), jolteon(electric), flareon(fire), umbreon(dark), leafeon(grass), sylveon(fairy), glaceon(ice) or espeon(psychic).

Because of this unique nature, eevee was a Pokémon that flowed through many generations of games and certain games only allowed certain evolution paths, with the most common being water, electric and fire. But even with limited choices, eevee was a Pokémon to evolve to fill whatever void your team had. If you needed a water type pokemon, vaporeon is a strong selection. If u need a fire type, flareon works for that. Eevee is the jack of all trades pokemon. - Ricrokus

10 Snorlax Snorlax, known in Japan as Kabigon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I loovvve him

Snorlax almost seems like he was more of a joke, or part of the storyline, than a pokemon to battle with. You probably remember walking down the road and coming across a sleeping pokemon. And you were frustrated. U find out u need a flute, but where the hell are u supposed to find a flute. This is pokemon, not Zelda.

But when u finally get the flute and come back to snorlax, you realize he's a pretty strong pokemon. His moves put your pokemon to sleep, and he pounds u into the ground. You realize u want to catch this sucker, which is difficult. And when you do finally get it to stay in a pokeball, you have to decide whether it's really good enough to stay in your team. Whether or not he does, snorlax is worth the fight. - Ricrokus

The Contenders

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