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

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 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.

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

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

Why does everyone hate his design? - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

It's cute though - Masochismismagic

Hey I like this thing. - Swellow

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

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

Fun fact| The stuff on the top of his hair is actually whiskers. - -Pikachu-

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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 Contenders

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

One of the worst Pokemon ever!

I know you added this henry_danger_is_great. - Userguy44

12 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

13 Slaking Slaking
14 Crabominable Crabominable

Aura Guardians Least Favorite pokemon - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

Freakyish-looking crustacean. - DinoLover4242

It's hideous - Masochismismagic

15 Klefki Klefki

So basically just a keychain? - DinoLover4242

16 Garbodor 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

17 Purugly 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

18 Persian Persian

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

19 Mimikyu Mimikyu

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

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

20 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.

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

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

Is this a troll? - Userguy44

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


22 Slowbro Slowbro
23 Tyrantrum 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

24 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

25 Stunfisk Stunfisk

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

26 Prinplup Prinplup

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

27 Magneton 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

28 Vanilluxe

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

29 Bibarel Bibarel

Basically just a beaver. - DinoLover4242

30 likyliky

What in the world is a likyliky? - DinoLover4242

31 Magmortar 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

32 Kyurem 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

33 Spiritomb 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

34 Bronzong Bronzong

Basically just a floating green church bell. - DinoLover4242

35 Bronzor Bronzor

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

36 Skuntank Skuntank

Boring, it is just a large skunk. - DinoLover4242

37 Drapion Drapion

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

38 Roserade Roserade

No - Userguy44

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

39 Rhyperior Rhyperior

What's so bad about this design? - DinoLover4242

40 Rampardos Rampardos

Basically just a Pachycephalosaur dinosaur. - DinoLover4242

41 Probopass Probopass

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

42 Gastrodon Gastrodon

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

43 Tangrowth Tangrowth

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

44 Abomasnow Abomasnow

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

45 Spoink Spoink

It looks unpleasant to look at. - DinoLover4242

46 Plusle Plusle

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

I like all electric type pokemon - -Pikachu-

47 Minun Minun

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

I like all electric type pokemon - -Pikachu-

48 Stantler Stantler

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

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

Is this a troll? - DinoLover4242

It is kinda plain but not terrible - -Pikachu-

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