Worst Designed Pokémon

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While the Pokémon franchise has had many well designed Pokémon, there are also Pokémon whose designs are boring, ugly, or uncreative. This is a list for those Pokémon. There are, of course, more Pokémon than the ones originally on the list who have bad designs, so feel free to submit them!

The Top Ten

1 Muk

While the concept of a slime monster is interesting, it was not executed well with Muk. Muk is literally just a pile of sludge, and unlike Grimer, it doesn’t even have a pleasant expression on its face. - Pipluplover

2 Jynx Jynx

I honestly don't think that the design has too much of a resemblance to certain racist elements, but dear lord, this thing is awful to look at. With all the flak Gardevoir gets for being "trampy", at least it's pretty cool. - Swellow

While there are many humanoid Pokémon I could put on this list, such as Mr.Mime, Sawk, and Throh, which have bad the designs, I chose Jynx for a number of reasons, most of which you’ve probably heard before. First off, its design bears resemblance to a certain horrible musician. Second, there’s its original design, which of course had racist implications. Thirdly, its just plain uncomfortable to look at, especially its 3-d model, which has it swaying in a weird, hypnotic pose. - Pipluplover

3 Noctowl Noctowl Noctowl is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Hoothoot starting at level 20.

This is basically just an owl. - DinoLover4242

4 Krabby

Krabby, just as its name suggests, is a crab. At least Kingler did something slightly interesting with the concept, but Krabby really didn’t. - Pipluplover

5 Simisear

There’s a reason this Pokémon was voted the least popular of all time in Japan. My criticism here could apply to all of the elemental monkeys, but in my opinion, Simisear looks the stupidest. From its ugly oversized ears, to its annoying expression, to the fact that the elemental monkeys are basically the same thing with changes to match each monkey’s type and attribute of the whole “three monkeys” legend thing. - Pipluplover

6 Seel

It's so plushie and adorable though - Masochismismagic

Seel is literally a seal. That’s it. Like I’ve heard people say before, if you showed a drawing of Seel to someone, they probably wouldn’t be able to tell that it was a Pokémon. - Pipluplover

7 Herdier Herdier

Why does everyone hate his design? - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

It's cute though - Masochismismagic

Hey I like this thing. - Swellow

No, it’s so cute!

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8 Klink Klink

How uncreative. Like me.

It doesn't look like it fits in with other Pokémon of the franchise. It would fit better as being a One Piece character instead, if One Piece does have modern-styled gears. - DinoLover4242

Klink is just a pair of two gears. The whole evolution line is just gears. Klink doesn’t even have a particularly pleasant expression. Its mouths are open in expressions of shock, and both of the have an x instead of one of their eye. - Pipluplover

9 Alolan Dugtrio Alolan Dugtrio

It reminds me of the heyayay he man video for some reason - Masochismismagic

LOL, that's the funniest of the worst Pokémon design I've ever saw, I also peed/pooped my pants because of looking at this thing. - DinoLover4242

Before you guys get on me about it, I know what Pele’s hair is. I just wish the concept was executed better than just sticking wigs onto Dugtrio. At first it was funny, but now it’s just really stupid. - Pipluplover

10 Castform Castform

Why does it have boobs Is it going for the sexy weather girl look? - Masochismismagic

The breast on this thing makes it not appropriate for young children who are playing and/or watching Pokémon. - DinoLover4242

While Castform is a cute Pokémon and has its weather-based forms, that’s basically all that it’s got going for it. Not only does it stink in battle, its normal for has a boring color scheme, and the “questionable” grey things below its head. - Pipluplover

The Newcomers

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

The Contenders

11 Mudbray Mudbray

I think it's cute - Masochismismagic

Like some of the other Pokémon on this list, Mudbray has a pretty boring design. It’s just a donkey. - Pipluplover

12 Crabominable Crabominable

Aura Guardians Least Favorite pokemon - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

Freakyish-looking crustacean. - DinoLover4242

It's hideous - Masochismismagic

13 Persian Persian

Basically just a cougar with a Meowth's coloration and added pink/red gem on its forehead. - DinoLover4242

14 Voltorb Voltorb

Why does it exist?

Hands down the worst Generation I design, if not the worst in the entire series? What's so special about a Pokeball with a face?

Why is this species in the list? This is a popular Pokémon! - DinoLover4242

15 Klefki Klefki

So basically just a keychain? - DinoLover4242

16 Stunfisk Stunfisk

I don't know what this thing is, but it looks very much like a deformed flounder. - DinoLover4242

17 Prinplup Prinplup

Why is this penguin-like bird on the list? It doesn't look that bad. - DinoLover4242

18 Magneton Magneton

Basically just a Magnemite in different poses. - DinoLover4242

19 Vanilluxe

Basically just a living Ice cream with two faces? - DinoLover4242

20 Garbodor Garbodor

That thing looks disgusting. - DinoLover4242

21 Bibarel Bibarel

Basically just a beaver. - DinoLover4242

22 likyliky

What in the world is a likyliky? - DinoLover4242

23 Magmortar Magmortar

That Pokemon doesn't look that bad. Why is it in this list? - DinoLover4242

24 Kyurem Kyurem

Who posted this? This list is for the worst designed Pokémon, not overrated Pokémon! - DinoLover4242

25 Purugly Purugly

What is so bad about this cat's design? It doesn't look that bad to me, just in my opinion. - DinoLover4242

26 Spiritomb Spiritomb

This Pokémon shouldn't even exist. - DinoLover4242

27 Bronzong Bronzong

Basically just a floating green church bell. - DinoLover4242

28 Bronzor Bronzor

I have no idea why is this Pokémon even in the franchise. - DinoLover4242

29 Skuntank Skuntank

Boring, it is just a large skunk. - DinoLover4242

30 Drapion Drapion

Yikes! That thing looks hideous to look at. In my opinion, it is the worst designed Pokémon arthropod. - DinoLover4242

31 Roserade Roserade

Why this? This Pokémon doesn't look really bad. - DinoLover4242

32 Rhyperior Rhyperior

What's so bad about this design? - DinoLover4242

33 Rampardos Rampardos

Basically just a Pachycephalosaur dinosaur. - DinoLover4242

34 Probopass Probopass

That Pokémon looks really stupid-looking. It looks like an Eastern Island head statue painted blue and red with added mustache. - DinoLover4242

35 Gastrodon Gastrodon

What's wrong with this design? It doesn't look that bad. - DinoLover4242

36 Tangrowth Tangrowth

So, basically just a giant-sized Tangela? That's a boring design. - DinoLover4242

37 Abomasnow Abomasnow

That thing is basically just a large furry white crab related to Crabominable. - DinoLover4242

38 Spoink Spoink

It looks unpleasant to look at. - DinoLover4242

39 Plusle Plusle

Basically just a recolored Pichu with a Plus symbol added. - DinoLover4242

40 Minun Minun

Basically just a recolored Pichu with a Minus symbol added. - DinoLover4242

41 Stantler Stantler

It has a pretty boring design, since it is just a deer, not very Pokemon-looking enough. - DinoLover4242

42 Mimikyu Mimikyu

It is creepy to look at and looks very uncreative. - DinoLover4242

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