Worst Designed Pokémon

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 Worst Designed Pokémon

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 is created game freak & Nintendo. It was first introduced in Pokemon red, green (blue outside Japan), and yellow version. It could be based on a lot of different things (not Nikki as she was not popular when Pokemon started)... for example ganguro, a trend for woman in Japan in the 1990’s (hence ...read more.

She looks like a grape in a costume. Not trying to be racist :) - IceBearRules

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 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

4 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

5 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

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

Why does everyone hate his design? - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

Hey I like this thing. - Swellow

It's cute though - Masochismismagic

I prefer lilpup, but this guy is also very cool - -Pikachu-

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

It has a disturbing appearance, its face looks dead-looking and its eyes look like it stares right past you. No wonder some kids had nightmares about Deoxys. - DinoLover4242

9 Shroomish

It's just a mushroom with an unpleasant face and stumpy legs, not very creative, despite evolving (somehow) into a kangaroo-like mushroom (which is very creative in comparison with this mushroom). - DinoLover4242

10 Alolan Dugtrio

It's really cute and funny in my opinion. - Userguy44

Why dugtrio had hair!? Why!?

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

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

The Contenders

11 Klink

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. That's how out of place it looks. - DinoLover4242

How uncreative. Like me.

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

12 Castform

Watch out castform,one day or the other those boobs are going to be licked by a porn actor

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

13 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

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

Hoopa acts annoying such as using rings to transport things to cause mischief. With its behavior out of way, its appearance is literally just a rainbow earless gremlin. That is creative (Sarcasm). - DinoLover4242

15 Litten Litten, known in Japan as Nyabby, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I know you added this henry_danger_is_great. - Userguy44

One of the worst Pokemon ever!

come on it's so cute

16 Slaking Slaking, known in Japan as Kekking, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

That looks gross and unattractive to look at. It looks like a bald gorilla grew a pig's nose. - DinoLover4242

17 Crabominable

Aura Guardians Least Favorite pokemon - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

Freakyish-looking crustacean. - DinoLover4242

It's hideous - Masochismismagic

18 Meltan

It's just a metallic Ditto with a nut on its head. Another bad rehash, folks. - KalloFox34

Gee, a blob of mercury with a nut for a head. How creative.
(That was sarcasm.) - Synchronocity

19 Mega Kangaskhan

It doesn't look much different from the original Kangaskhan. Only the baby changed, this is such a lazy design. - DinoLover4242

20 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.

That thing looks disgusting. - DinoLover4242

It’s a big pile of trash that someone puked on.

21 Mimikyu Mimikyu is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It is a Ghost and Fairy type whose ability, disguise, allows it to take one hit without taking damage

Mimikyu is completely original. It's not a dead Pikachu, it's a ghost pretending to be a Pikachu. It is my favorite pokemon of all time. I love it so much that I spent six hours of my life drawing a fully shaded one, and no one can tell me that I wasted those hours. Although it is terrifying, that's the whole point. And for anyone who claims the typing is off, imagine a Charmander dressed up as a Bulbasaur. That wouldn't change its typing to grass, it would still be a Charmander. It's supposed to look like a messed up Pikachu, as that's the whole point. It is trying to look like a Pikachu for love. In the Pokemon Sword description, it says that its disguise makes it creepier, showing that that is intentional.

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

It is a dead pikachu. I had nightmares about a dead pikachu

It's a dead Pikachu.
To haters of 90s Pokemon BOG OFF.
Oh and G/S/C is a good game.

22 Klefki

So basically just a keychain? - DinoLover4242

23 Stunfisk

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

Stunfisk is weird and stupid like Magikarp

24 Slowbro

It's just a slowpoke walking bipedally and having an unattractive shell with angry eyes on its tail. Not very creative at all. - DinoLover4242

25 Alolan Persian

Damn it's ugly! - Userguy44

Seriously. It looks like Nicole Waterson's Mother

26 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime, known in Japan as Barrierd, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
27 Wingull

It has a pretty boring design, since it is just a seagull. - DinoLover4242

28 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

29 likyliky

This thing looks very unattractive. - DinoLover4242

(Lickilicky)Looks like a baby with a WiFi birthmark

30 Purugly

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

Purugly. Says enough about this ugly cat. - Userguy44

31 Spiritomb Spiritomb, known in Japan as Mikaruge, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

No! Spiritomb is cool. - Userguy44

It's just my opinion. Not bad stats and I like how it looks. But its okay if you don't like its design - Userguy44

32 Persian

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

33 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.

Noo he is not a badly designed pokemon you guys are lucky he is at the bottom and not at the top - -Pikachu-

Is this a troll? - Userguy44

Come on people! Don't list the Pokémon here just because it's overrated! It's cruel. Pikachus are not badly designed! - DinoLover4242

34 Umbreon Umbreon, known in Japan as Blacky, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.


35 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum, known in Japan as Gachigoras, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It is basically just a Tyrannosaurus with white fur/feathers. Tyranitar is better executed, but Tyrantrum was not. - DinoLover4242

I know they're feathers, it's just an expression since they look like fur. I fixed this in case this bothered you.

Also, yeah, this animal looked way too much like the real Tyrannosaurus in comparison with Tyranitar. - DinoLover4242

36 Tauros Tauros, known in Japan as Kentauros, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It's just a bison and/or domestic cattle (maybe a hybrid of both) with three tails. How uncreative this is. - DinoLover4242

37 Prinplup

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

38 Magneton Magneton, known in Japan as Rarecoil, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Basically just a Magnemite in different poses. - DinoLover4242

39 Vanilluxe

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

40 Bibarel

Basically just a beaver. - DinoLover4242

41 Magmortar

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

Magmortar looks cute cool. What's wrong with his design? - Userguy44

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

Why? - Userguy44

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

43 Bronzong

Basically just a floating green church bell. - DinoLover4242

44 Bronzor

I have no idea why is this Pokémon even in the franchise. It looks like it is from a Digimon franchse. That looks totally out of place. - DinoLover4242

45 Skuntank Skuntank (Japanese: スカタンク Skutank) is a dual-type Poison/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation IV of the Pokémon series. It is categorized as the Skunk Pokémon and it evolves from Stunky. Skuntank is known for its noxious fluid which smells dreadful. It can spray this fluid over 160 feet, ...read more.

Boring, it is just a large skunk. - DinoLover4242

46 Drapion

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

47 Roserade

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

48 Rhyperior Rhyperior, known in Japan as Dosidon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

What's so bad about this design? - DinoLover4242

49 Rampardos

Basically just a Pachycephalosaur dinosaur. - DinoLover4242

50 Probopass Probopass, known in Japan as Dainose, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

That Pokémon looks really stupid-looking. It looks like an Easter Island head statue that was painted blue and red by some painter and someone decided to give that Easter Island head statue a mustache. - DinoLover4242

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