Top 10 Worst Pokemon of All Time

The most useless pokemon can be found in the list below.
The Top Ten
1 Unown Unown is a Psychic type Pokémon from the Johto region, taking on the form of letters and punctuation. It is often considered the weakest Pokémon, with low stats and access to only one move, Hidden Power (which can be learnt by nearly every Pokémon anyway)

Unown is without a doubt the worst Pokémon in existence and will most likely stay that way for a very long time. The only move it can learn is Hidden Power, a TM that practically any Pokémon can learn. It may sound like a cool idea to collect every Unown form, but in the end, it will be a waste of your time. Magikarp seems like a terrible Pokémon, but it can evolve into a pretty powerful Pokémon that can Mega Evolve. As someone else said, Magikarp is an inspiration to have patience. Plus, at least Magikarp can learn Splash, Tackle, and Flail, not just one move that any Pokémon can learn. I'm pretty sure at least 80% of fans can agree with me and many others that Unown is the worst Pokémon out there.

Unown is seriously terrible. It can only learn one move, Hidden Power, which isn't great. The move's type can never change, meaning only certain types will ever take super-effective hits from Unown. The power of this move varies, but it can never be that high. Coupled with Unown's bad stats, there's little it can really take down. Unown is really nothing more than a gimmick Pokemon. Admittedly, the gimmick of letter Pokemon is actually pretty cool, but the Pokemon itself is bad. At least Magikarp can learn more than one move.

2 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 into Gyarados at level 20.

The key to Magikarp is giving it EXP Share, then waiting for it to evolve into Gyarados. In OR and AS, Magikarp can learn Bounce, which is a real attack, not a stupid Splash attack or a Tackle attack that only works at low levels. Every Gyarados needs to know Aqua Tail, Ice Fang, and Dragon Dance. The last move can be optional, like Bounce for STAB (get it from Magikarp) or Giga Impact for the best normal type attack. Gyarados can also learn Earthquake, Stone Edge, Iron Tail, Dragon Tail, and Crunch. Basically, the only way to win a battle with Magikarp is to teach it Bounce, and you can only do that in OR or AS.

This Pokemon was meant to be a joke, only knowing Splash, the most useless Pokemon move as a fact. But aside from that, Magikarp learns Tackle at level 15, but it's still not good because of its poor attack stat. Then, at level 30, it learns Flail, which, even at 1 HP, doesn't do much. And if that's not enough, at the beginning of Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, there's a Magikarp that a fisherman has that takes way too long to kill.

The only thing that might equal Magikarp's crappiness is Feebas. However, both turn into formidable creatures: Feebas evolves into Milotic, the beauty of the sea, and Magikarp evolves into Gyarados, the monster of the ocean. And that's my opinion on Magikarp, with a little about Feebas.

3 Jynx Jynx, known in Japan as Rougela, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. She is known as one of the more humanoid pokemon.

Jynx can't take a good physical hit. She's so fast and very powerful with special moves, though. Every Jynx must know Ice Beam and Water Pulse. I usually like supplementary moves like Psychic and Focus Blast, but I have used the combo of Lovely Kiss and Dream Eater...

I don't hate Jynx, but I like it the least. There are many theories about this Pokemon, such as it being based off Yama-Uba (sorry if I butchered that), or it's racist, etc. But it offended so many people. So much pain and anger could've been avoided if this Pokemon was never created.

Jynx, being one of the more humanoid Pokémon, if not THE most humanoid Pokémon, is quite interesting. While she doesn't do that well competitively, she was one of the most controversial Pokémon!

4 Metapod Metapod, known in Japan as Transel, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It's literally just a cocoon that can only harden. You'd think that the developers could do one thing right, but no. Its design is neither cute nor cool. It is absolute trash.

If you want a Butterfree on your team, I suggest you catch him as a Caterpie because if you catch a Metapod right away, his only move will be Harden, and you can't teach him anything else until he evolves, making him extremely hard to train if you lack an Exp. Share. Ralts has the same problem, unfortunately...

Ace Trainer Randy has challenged you to a battle. He sent out Metapod! Go Metapod! Use Harden! *90 days later* Ace Trainer Randy used Harden!

Yup, that's it. Apparently, it just hardens itself if you know what I mean. And right when your opponent's Metapod runs out of PP... Opponent: Good thing I have 95 Ethers! Now that would be a pain in the face! Bottom Line: Kids, stay away from Metapods!

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

The worst. There are a lot of fish that Nintendo included to make their less impressive bug Pokémon look better. Magikarp, Feebas, Goldeen, etc., are like the nerds that even Caterpie and Weedle can pick on.

Just like real nerds, some can grow into something awesome and powerful, like Gyarados, while others, though not excelling, will at least become somewhat capable and grow into themselves, like Seaking. Then there are the ones who never quite move past it, desperately clinging onto nothing and hiding away from life. These are the Luvdiscs. They desperately need to evolve but instead are stuck being useless from level 1 to 100.

I don't HATE Luvdisc, but I mean, it's kind of pointless, besides Heart Scale farming. With Alomomola, it had an opportunity for evolution and to become kind of interesting and a little less weak, or maybe stand out from all the other water types, but nope. Even the Discus Fish, what it's based on, is more interesting than it, and it's a Pokémon for Arceus' sake. There are other, better, cooler fish in the seas.

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

In Diamond, this Pokémon annoyed me so much. It was my first Pokémon game, and I had this weird belief that using 5 Pokémon in your team would be better than 6 because catching something would instantly add it to your team. So, my team consisted of Dialga, Torterra, Staraptor, Machamp, and Floatzel - a pretty normal team. I only figured out that 6 is better than 5 when I started the Elite Four, and by then, I had no other high-leveled, strong Pokémon.

So, I used a Bidoof as a type of suicide bomber to see what Cynthia sent out first. I never realized that this level 3 (ugly, by the way) thing would be right in the middle of my Hall of Fame picture. Plus, Bidoofs are ugly and appear all the time. Bibarel's design is even worse. Both are really weak.

I don't like any Normal type rodent Pokemon that you encounter early in the games. Although Sentret evolves into the cute Furret, it's still not strong enough. Rattata and Patrat are worse contenders, mostly because of ugliness. Any Normal type rodents are really weak. Bidoof evolves into an HM slave, but I think there are better choices like Lapras and Wailord.

7 Abra Abra is a character from Pokemon. It started out in Pokemon Red & Green (Blue version for outside Japan) version, and was one of the first psychic type Pokemon you could run into. It sleeps for 18 hours a day and teleports if it senses danger. Its only move it can learn by level up is teleport (which will make it leave unless mean looked or a Pokemon area trap us out) until it evolves into Kadabra,... read more

Kadabra, Alakazam, are you kidding? And Teleport is not bad. It is awesome when it evolves. The only thing bad about Abra is low HP and sleeping 18 hours a day. I believe that's why most people think it's bad.

Okay, Abra... I'm relying on you. Teleport... oh no, not this again. I once read that Alakazam's head is so big, it uses telekinesis to keep it up. Must've been the comments going to Abra's head.

It has the same problem as Magikarp. It sucks in its first form. But it gets brilliant as it evolves. I once had both a Gyarados and Alakazam on my team. And I didn't even have to use my other Pokémon.

8 Pikachu Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ) 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. A mascot of the Pokemon franchise, it's considered to be the most iconic character of all Pokemon species, as well as a major character in Japanese... read more

When I got my first Pokemon game (Sword), I was so excited when I came across a Pikachu, but my happiness was crushed under its cute little feet. Ash's Pikachu is ridiculously OP, and the cute little critters in the game have never lived up to that expectation. I'm sorry Pikachu, but I had to vote for you. The anime made you too good.

But a Light Ball Pikachu is a superpowered beast. Only Magnezone (not even Magneton), Luxray, Jolteon, and Electivire are better than a Light Ball Pikachu. Light Ball Pikachu has a base attack of 110 and a base special attack of 100, which is really good. I could fire off a Volt Tackle, Thunderbolt, Iron Tail, and Grass Knot if I wanted to do mixed sweeping. Volt Tackle, Thunderpunch, Brick Break, and Iron Tail for physical sweeping, and Thunderbolt, Signal Beam, Grass Knot, and Ice Hidden Power for special sweeping.

I have been looking at Pikachu on Bulbapedia, and I realized how extremely overrated he is! Pikachu has a base stat of 300. You know who also has a base stat of 300? Geodude! The stupidest rock type out there. Not to mention that Pikachu has a terrible HP stat of 35, his even worse defense stat of 30, his bad attack stat of 55, and his specials aren't even very good! His only good stat is speed, and it isn't even that useful.

And the one thing that makes me lose my marbles is everybody doesn't evolve their Pikachu into a Raichu. Why! Raichu is Pikachu 2.0. He is cuter, he is stronger, and he also kicks Pikachu's butt in the anime. This Pokemon isn't as bad as Luvdisc or Garbodor or something. But he is my least favourite because of how people adore this little piece of crap and go out of their way to say it is the best Pokemon of all time.

9 Kakuna

You hate them, and they're ugly. Even though Mega Beedrill is UU with adaptability and high speed and attack, it may not apply to Kakuna. If you try to make that argument about the entire line, then it's fair game. We're talking about the worst Pokemon here, not least favorite.

How is this lower than Metapod? At least it evolves into a decent Pokemon. Kakuna is useless and Beedrill isn't even worth it.

According to the Pokedex, Kakuna can't even move. And all it can do is harden. But at least it evolves into Beedrill.

10 Cascoon

Okay, I thought Cascoon would be an amazing Pokemon! Like, I thought Dustox was cool in the anime until I made the biggest mistake ever!

It has worse stats than Metapod and also only knows Harden and String Shot. It can't even fight!

So many cocoon Pokemon in this world!

The Contenders
11 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.

When I first laid eyes on this abomination, I felt empathy for it. When you look into its eyes, all you see is suffering and sorrow because it knows it's garbage. It didn't ask to be made out of half-eaten fast food and used diapers. It is just the horrible joke of a cruel god, sent to wander the earth in pain until some saint puts it out of its misery. That is its only goal in life, to die.

To be honest, I don't hate this thing, though I expected it to be higher than #25. I am refusing to hate this thing because there are a lot worse Pokémon design-wise, like Lickilicky, Electrode, Magneton, and quite a few others.

There is no defending this. I can live with Trubbish because at least he is cute. I don't know who thought this was a good idea. All I think about when I see this is taking out the trash and the bag bursting open all over the driveway.

12 Silcoon

Have some patience with Silcoon. He is willing to wait because he knows he will become something great.

Like Magikarp, except Magikarp can learn Tackle and it evolves into something useful.

Silcoon is a spam Pokemon. There are too many cocoon Pokemon and all they do is harden. It's really stupid, weak, and annoying.

13 Sunkern

Tiny, stripey seed with a weird design, unnecessarily innocent-looking eyes that I don't trust one bit, and a strange, weird-sounding name. "Sunkern" sounds like some sort of trash that rotted and fell in the ocean. Seriously, people?!

Who would win? A level 100 Sunkern or a level 100 Magikarp? Well, Sunkern has access to Grass-type moves like Giga Drain (I believe), but if Magikarp survives the hit (which he most likely will due to Sunkern's 30 attack stat), he can Flail Sunkern to death afterwards. And if Sunkern attempts to OHKO the Magikarp, Focus Sash is the way to go for the fish. Then he can Flail. So, yeah. Sunkern, a Pokemon with a type advantage, is too weak to beat Magikarp.

Okay, by far the worst Pokemon! I mean, even Magikarp could beat this. How is it not number 1! It has the worst base stats, evolves into a flower, and looks utterly horrible. Unown has better base stats than this. It's actually official that Sunkern has the lowest base stats in the whole game. If you find a shiny Magikarp, you get really excited because that's one of the best shinies in the game. But when you get a shiny Sunkern, you want to release it because it looks exactly the same...

14 Stunfisk

It isn't that great of a Pokemon, but it just looks weird to me (not ugly, but weird), so it's uncomfortable to look at. The sounds consist of fart-like noises, but I think that's how the makers of this Pokémon want it to sound. It actually is native to waterways (seas, rivers, etc.) and won't come on land often unless it's caught by someone. In my opinion, it's not the worst, but it's not the best either.

I thought this was an angler fish Pokemon, but it was given an awful design. I was supposed to be a water Pokemon, but it's a ground and electric type instead. This looks like some kind of hybrid between a fish and a pancake. I will avoid this Pokemon at all costs, even through Wonder Trade.

The reason it lives in water is because it wants to die. Guess what: It's weak to water, and it's found in water. It's ugly and has a horrible cry. And for all these existing reasons.

15 Delibird

Let's think about this: Delibird has access to Destiny Bond for a 1 for 1, entry hazards in Spikes, Ice Shard for priority, and, of course, Fake Out. Also, beneath its one move in Present, why don't we take a look at egg moves and move tutors? Signal Beam, Water Pulse, obvious STAB moves like Ice Ball, Ice Beam, and Ice Punch, Focus Punch, Future Sight, and it can even spin away entry hazards with Rapid Spin. If you're too lazy to grind and get good EVs and these egg moves, let the people that actually know what they are talking about do so. Also, a Banded Ice Shard can 1HKO Garchomp in certain situations. Just saying.

I don't see why people think Delibird sucks because he can heal you. There is actually a very small chance that Present can heal you at all. I still wouldn't recommend using him on a super competitive team, but his design is cool and he's not only good for Present.

While it isn't terrible or anything, it's still very weak and possibly the worst Pokémon from Gen 2. I even think Farfetch'd is stronger than it. It's not because of Present that makes it bad, but those stats...

16 Patrat

Awful! He's ugly and don't even get me started on that... that... thing he evolves into. What! Why did Game Freak think this would be a good design for a kid's game?! Here's how I imagine it: Girlfriend: Hey, guys! You know that rodent everyone despises? We should make a Pokémon version of that and put it on drugs! Rest of Crew: Best idea ever! How could Game Freak create such a disaster?!

Alright, even with my love for Unova, I still can't stand this thing. I mean, it's really annoying, since both it and its evolution are everywhere in Unova. It also just looks weird. I don't really like rodent Pokémon.

How Patrat was made: Masuda: Hey, this is a great design, but it needs something special. I know, let's give it crazy eyes! Ken, get to work right now!

17 Trubbish

Trubbish is from 5th gen, later on when all the ideas for Pokemon are already taken. But Voltorb and Jynx were stupid designs from the 1st gen, when they had plenty of ideas for Pokemon. Why are you saying that Trubbish is bad when there are thousands of stupid Pokemon from gen 1?

That thing is so disgusting! I don't know why those kindergarteners in the anime wanted it so badly anyway, but then Ash was supporting them? Talk about stupid Pokémon AND protagonist.

This thing makes Luvdisc and Magikarp look like gods. Magikarp still sucks, and Luvdisc sucks also. At least Garbodor has Toxic Spikes, Gunk Shot, and Explosion, and has Aftermath. Please don't make it up just to prove your point.

18 Castform

So scientists created this, right? Could they do no better than a water droplet with exposed balls and stats that all the other Pokemon laugh at?

This is not kid-friendly. Everyone, just keep this thing away from children because it looks like it has inappropriate breasts shown.

Weather Ball is cool, but I can't stand to look at the 'weather balls' it sports.

19 Weedle Weedle, known in Japan as Beedle, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Back in 1st gen, this bug was the worst nightmare of beginners. With Bulbasaur, poison ailment shouldn't be the issue. With Charmander and Squirtle, this will hurt a lot. They have limited money to purchase antidotes. Pokémon centers are a long hike from Viridian Forest. Walking with poisoned Pokémon was a pet peeve of all Pokémon fans. In later Pokémon games, these bugs are no longer an issue.

Why are you treating Weedle like your god? It's just... Weedle. Sure, he can poison you and Beedrill has a Mega, but Mega Butterfree has got to be just around the corner! Where's the love for Caterpie?

I encountered this little Arceus-forsaken thing in Viridian Forest in Red, and it poisoned my Pokemon! My worst experience, though, was from Silver when I failed to catch a Scyther at the Bug Catching Contest and went looking for another Pokemon to make up for it. Wanna know what I found? Weedle, Weedle, AND MORE WEEDLES!

20 Feebas Feebas, known in Japan as Hinbass, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Just because Feebas evolves into Milotic doesn't change the fact that Feebas itself is awful. It has terrible stats in general, though its speed isn't bad for a first-stage Pokemon. Speed alone won't get you very far, though. Good luck winning any battles with Feebas, and nearly all of its Pokedex entries comment on its ugliness - and it is ugly, even if Milotic isn't. Furthermore, it is a major pain to find. That isn't really worth it!

People say that it is an ugly Magikarp, but it can learn moves like Iron Tail, Waterfall, and Blizzard. Does anybody know a Magikarp that can do that? And look at its evolution, Milotic, and you will forgive its ugliness.

What if Milotic didn't exist? Then we would all hate Feebas. Most of us just like Feebas because it evolves into Milotic. Feebas is even known as the ugly Pokemon in the Pokedex. Feebas is so ugly that it tries to wear makeup and eyeliner to cover up the ugliness. Look at this thing!

21 Shedinja

Although the Pokemon has arguably the best ability in the entire game, it has far too many common weaknesses, such as fire and rock, especially due to the new mega evolutions of Charizard and Tyranitar, making these Pokemon even more common.

Shedinja's incredible ability, Wonder Guard, does not completely make up for the fact that it only has one HP. In fact, its ability is the only thing that makes this feeble, one HP-possessing Pokémon somewhat usable.

If you switch it into a sandstorm or hail, it doesn't even get a chance to attack. Game Freak needs to change Wonder Guard and combine it with Magic Guard.

22 Caterpie Caterpie, known in Japan as Caterpie, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It's extremely weak, having only two moves: Tackle and String Shot. And it just looks creepy.

Misty was mean, huh? Only in the English dub. It's one of many reasons why I strongly recommend the original versions instead of dubs. In the Japanese original, she was just a scared little girl with a much softer voice.

Besides, nobody likes stalkers. If you want to get close to a girl - being a total stranger to her! - or to sleep with her, you should ask for her permission first. No wonder Misty was terrified...

Caterpie is the worst Pokemon I have ever observed. I hate every bug Pokemon, except Butterfree and Heracross and some others. But Caterpie is the worst one of them all.

I caught a Scyther in a bug-catching contest. Guess what? I lost to a Caterpie. What kind of nonsense is that?

23 Muk Muk, known in Japan as Betbeton, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Welp. The game creators apparently just forgot how to create a new design. It looks so frigging similar to Grimer! I can imagine how the meeting to design Grimer's evolution went: "Okay, guys, should we make Muk a different color?" "Or maybe with a different shape to Grimer?" "Nope, let's just make Muk exactly like Grimer... but slightly bigger!" "Oh wow, that's genius!" Pathetic.

This should be in the top 5. It really should. You know what this thing is? Sludge. And do you know what sludge is? Decomposing feces. And you think that literal crap is more disgusting than a bag of garbage. Generation 1 fanboys, take note. There have always been Pokemon based off gross things (or whatever you want to call them). There have always been Pokemon based off food and other objects. There have always been Pokemon that are rip-offs of Pikachu. Stop criticizing the new Pokemon for stuff that the old ones are also guilty of!

24 Farfetch'd

Farfetch'd is actually one of my favorites because of how stupid it looks. The myth behind the Pokemon is interesting, too. Leeks are used to represent luck in Chinese and Japanese culture, and that's what it is. It's a lucky duck. Also, Quacklin' the Farfetch'd saved my behind a couple of times in Pokemon X.

I actually think Farfetch'd is good for what it was meant to be, a joke Pokémon. It comes from a Japanese proverb, and even in the anime, the Pokedex mentioned how they were almost extinct because they are a walking meal! They do come with the redeeming quality of racking up critical hits easily (now if they could only do a decent amount of damage to begin with...).

What's its catch? A stick! Oh boy! Laugh out loud. It also has horrible base stats. At least it has a unique name, I guess. If it had an evolution, I'd choose it over a Magikarp though.

25 Zubat Zubat, known in Japan as Zubat, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Like Magikarp, Zubat is based off the institution of patience. Yes, it's annoying to catch, train, and so on. I mean, why not just get a Charizard or a Garchomp? They seem much more worth it. Wrong. I'm no Genwunner. In fact, I kind of hate Gen 1 Pokemon because of how overrated they are. But Zubat is totally worth it. It's like a baby: annoying at first, but once you open up to it, you grow to love it a lot more. Once Zubat evolves into Golbat, the truth comes out. The more you treat Golbat poorly, the less likely it is to evolve. However, if you open up to it, give it a place on your team, and make it your friend, you'll realize your hard work paid off, and you'll wish Zubat was never on this list.

Uh, no. Zubat may be weak at the start, but that's how it is with most Pokemon at the beginning of the game. If you train it well, you can have an amazing Crobat, which is its final evolution. Zubat may be weak at the beginning, but Crobat, on the other hand, is a beast. So no, Zubat isn't useless.

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