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

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


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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

6 Seel

It's so plushie and adorable though

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.


7 Herdier

Why does everyone hate his design?

Hey I like this thing.

It's cute though

I prefer lilpup, but this guy is also very cool

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.

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).

10 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.

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.

The Contenders

11 Alolan Dugtrio

It's really cute and funny in my opinion.

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.

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

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?

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

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.

13 Mudbray

I think it's cute

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

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).

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.

So cute, who put this on here, id like to kill them please

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.

17 Crabominable

Aura Guardians Least Favorite pokemon

Freakyish-looking crustacean.

It's hideous

18 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.

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.

19 Meltan

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

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

20 Mega Kangaskhan

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

21 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.

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

22 Alolan Persian

Damn it's ugly!

Seriously. It looks like Nicole Waterson's Mother

I mean, it’d be cute if it weren’t for the eyes...

23 Klefki

So basically just a keychain?

24 Stunfisk

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

Stunfisk is weird and stupid like Magikarp

25 Purugly

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

Purugly. Says enough about this ugly cat.

Issa buff kitter

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