Top Ten Worst Pokemon Designs

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
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.

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.

A racist pokemon with beast like a nikki minaj has appeared against your mewtwo it use twerk mewtwo uses mega mewtwo boom

A wild Nicki Minaj appeared! Nicki Minaj used Twerk! It's a one-hit KO! Squirtle PERMANENTLY fainted due to it viewing violence from an X-rated movie.

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

It's literally decomposing feces. How kid friendly and adorable! Even Mega Kangaskhan had more thought put into it!

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.

I don't care what you say Muk is still one of my favourite Pokemon!

'Yawn' the design is really lazy. Looks like, well, a giant blob of purple diarrhea.

Electrode

Designer 1: Let's make an evolution of Voltorb. Let's call it Electrode.
Designer 2: Let's be "creative"!
Designer 1: I think we should make it bigger and put a different face on it!
Designer 2: No, that is too easy. Why don't we flip it over too?
Designer 1: Wow, that looks like a wonderful new Pokemon!

In the credits of the I Choose You movie it shows the Poke Balls and as a joke they put Voltorb in there as well. Which means, if Voltorb is an exploding Poke Ball, why not make Electrode an exploding Great Ball!? Yes, the shinies are references to Great Balls, but why not change Voltorb to black (Ultra Ball) and Electrode to purple (Master Ball)? Oh well. Just a thought. Other than that Voltorb/Electrode is atrocious design-wise.

I agree that Electrode's design is disgraceful. They could have done millions of designs for an evolution of Voltorb but they just had to go with that bigger upside-down Voltorb.

I don't think I've ever had an Electrode in any of my games, just because Voltorb is lazy enough.

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.

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

This Pokemon is so bad looking I had to vote for him. The first time I ever battled a Probopass in game I burst into giggles. Seriously my friend and I had a good laugh over this guy. If nothing else at least his design amuses me.

No offense but when I see this thing I think of all the cute lil nose pass getting turned into ugly fat probopass at Mt Coronet. Poor little fellas didn't deserve to be that ugly :(

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.

Yuck. Just yuck. This thing is disgusting. I can't look at it with a straight face... it's just the design. I don't know what else to say about it. It's just... ugly!

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.

Seel

Sure just get a seal put a horn on its head, and replace the A with an E and you just created Seel!

Designer 1: hey guys I have an idea! Lets have a seal Pokemon with a horn!
Designer 2: great idea! but what should we name it!?
Designer 1: hm it's a seal so lets replace the a with an e!
Designer 2: WOAH!

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.

Klefki

There's potential for a good design here. Maybe you could make it angel-based and have the "ring" be a halo above it's head, or use the keys as fingers for the monster? Anyhow, it had potential, but it comes out really half-baked in the end.

Game freak!? Are you serious!? The pokedex REALLY says ''It shakes its keys to scare its enemies away'', that is so stupid! The next time I see my worst enemy I'm gonna just shake my keys! This is a bad design itself, just a keyring with keys on it. I sort of like Klefki I guess but it needs to be fairy/steel or something

Oh no! It's a floating key chain. The only redeeming feature for me is that it scares dragons.

There's a key Pokémon. Why not make a pile of sludge or an ice cream cone? Oh you have? Good for you.

Herdier

Hey I like this thing.

No, it’s so cute!

Similar to Seel, Herdier just looks like a dog. While I know many people like dogs, when you’re trying to make a Pokémon, you shouldn’t make it look exactly like a real life animal. Plus, there are already better dog-based Pokémon out there.

Dugtrio

Dugtrio isn't creative, but how creative COULD THEY BE?
So they made Diglett, Diglett was a good Pokemon. He was a cute little mole that nobody ever saw the full body of. Well, the designers wanted it to evolve but what was it supposed to evolve into? They couldn't just leave Diglett like that and call it a legendary Pokemon! There's nothing legendary about Diglett. So they had to evolve it. There wasn't anything they could really do to be creative. So they had to do what they could, make three Diglett heads. It's not that bad of a Pokemon...

Isn't just 3 diglets buddies who came to each other to hang out and then got stuck.

Even electrode and voltrob aren't that bad

Just add 2 more digletts to a diglett and it evolved!

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

Remember back when gen 5 came out and aLOLamola came out? That would've been great for BOTH of them, and possibly, Luvdisc wouldn't be looked at as a bad Pokemon. But no. a-lol-amola ISN'T the evolution. It's just another pointless water Pokemon they through in there to get rid of space. Gen 5, in my case, is just one of the worst generations for Pokemon design. SERIOUSLY! You have an ice cream cone, a bloodshot eyed rat, dumb looking monkeys, chandeliers, and... a mountain of trash? Also, the names black and white just make it seem ever more worse. BLACK and WHITE? Ugh... dull, ugly colors- BLECH! What I'm saying is that that Alooolamola should get the record for the most confusing Pokemon because it looked like luvdisc.

Just make a love heart and put eyes on it and slightly tilt it and it's a Pokemon. It even has weak stats. Luvdisc is also known as the weakest water type Pokemon

I am given this to my girlfriend 2 hours later she hates it because it is weak waah

It looks like a heart that hasn't eaten for 200 years

Klink

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.

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.

Stunfisk

Read his description. He can get stepped on by a SUMO WRESTLER and be unhurt.
Sumo: steps on Stunfisk
Stunfisk: *smiles* shocks sumo with massive volt of electricity
Sumo: *extra crispy*
I think he is cute and unique. Awesome typing. I think it may be based off of the stargazer, a fish that spends its time buried in the ocean floor and is electric. Unfortunately, the ORAS and X and Y sprites are...flat, to say the least. Not flat like "no detail" flat, flat like...flat. Very flat.

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

I don't care what you say! Stunfisk will always be one of my favourite Pokemon!

Poor bird got ran over and turned into this it should at least evolve

Alolan Dugtrio

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.

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.

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

Why dugtrio had hair!? Why!?

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

Druddigon isn't a bad Dragon-type design! It looks really cool and ferocious, not to mention frightening. It's probably the Dragon-type that looks most like a dragon. Dragons are supposed to be scary, violent, and angry; and Druddigon has all of those traits. Its red head? GameFreak probably gave it such a head in order to make it more frightening, like a gargoyle. Anyways, it's a creative Pokémon that doesn't deserve to be on this list!

I wouldn't be surprised if one of Game Freak's designers had a kid who threw this design as a drawing they made in elementary school and begged to have it put in the game.

I like a good amount of gen 5 Pokemon but some are just plain STUPID. Hey its an ice cream cone! WE GONNA GET MONEY FOR THIS VERY CREATIVE IDEA

An insult to dragons everywhere! This thing looks like a deformed dinosaur that was left in the sun near expired ice cream.

Charizard Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated ...read more.

I like how when people make fun of some of the admittedly generic Pokemon designs from Pokemon Blue & Red like Seel and Pidgey, no one will dare bring up the STRAIGHT UP DRAGON design.

This shouldn't be on the list... The only reason people think it is strong because its design and anime. If it is bad in design, no one would have liked it

I should send in a photo of my level 100, max EV and IV, Mega Charizard Y. Because that's what you Charizard haters need.

STOP GUYS We're talking here about design not strong weak overrated

Castform

Has TheJWittz said, "Castform's normal form is nothing but a floating pair of testicles." I mean, IT'S JUST A FLOATING PAIR OF BOOBS!

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

For real just look at what's below Castform's head.

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

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

I DETEST Mr. Mime. It's feet are weird, it has odd joints and it's face...it's face is LITERAL NIGHTMARE FUEL. And it's 3D sprite will haunt me forever. I don't really like mimes that much, and Mr. Mime just makes it worse. I compare it to a festering wound you cannot get rid of. It's always there, pantomiming walls with its face that says 'I will murder you'. When I encounter one, I send out a Pokèmon and just let them destroy the creepy thing. And this is coming from the person who likes Garbodor and Stunfisk. (Sorry for bad grammar.)

Mr Mime can be a female... it's MR Mime, not Mrs Mime. I once had a female Mr Mime so I just nicknamed it Mrs Mime so it made sense.

I love Mr. Mime! No matter what you say I will always love him!

Mr mime is a very bad Pokemon and has a very bad name

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)

Designer 1: I have an idea! Let's make one species with 28 forms!
Designer 2: Great idea! Let's make the only move it learns hidden power, normal type of course.
Designer 1: Holy **** this is awesome! Oh, and each form should be part of the alphabet!
Designer 2: and let's not forget... brace yourself... the exclamation point and question mark!
Designer 1: Holy POOP! !
Designer 2: oh, oh, oh! It doesn't end there, this Pokemon should not evolve!
Designer 1: *faints*
Designer 2: This. Will give us. So. Much. Money.

It is a letter.

This is a terrible Pokemon, it wastes a whole room in Pokemon heart and gold and its really annoying when you have to catch them to get awards

Alphabet Soup is more like it all it need to alphabet soup is well soup

Vanilluxe

Its not an ice cream cone, Its an icicle with snow on top. The pokedex doesn't say, so, its not. And why do you say this is a bad design in one of the newer games when the older ones were crappier? Vanilluxe will always be one of my favourite Pokemon and you cannot make me hate her

Sure enough, it's got good offensive properties, but it's design... Just NO!

It's a snow cone it's a poke beset on food how thought full game freak (sarcasdt)

Basically just a living Ice cream with two faces?

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.

You cannot make me hate Garbodor! Trubbish is cute, and I have a really strong Garbodor card. Also, I thing Garbodor is funny.

I will tell you why: Because Garbodor is awesome! And I want a garbage Pokemon! He's awesome and nomatter what you say you can't make me hate Garbodor

I'm just glad he's not as high up on this list as Muk. Come on, don't hate on Garbodor when they made a literal POOP Pokemon!

Why!?! Who wants a garbage Pokemon -_-

Voltorb

It's one thing to make a Pokemon based on an object, but it's quite another to slap a face on a fictional one and call it a PKMN.
Seriously.
Why does Voltorb exist? ANYTHING would be better than this. At least Electrode was SOMEWHAT original.

All right we have 148 Pokemon so far what should we do next? I know let's get a poke ball, stick eyes on it and have it evolve into a upside down poke ball with eyes

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?

There is a rumor that a poke ball possessed by a haunter created voltorb

Mega Slowbro

ORAS came out with a lot of bad Mega Evolution designs. Glalie looks like his jaw became dislodged, and the TCG even goes as far as to make his attack "Cryo Mouth! " Salamence looks more like a manmade gunship than a Pokémon, Camerupt...ooh, where do I begin? Mega Latias and Latios screwed up two of my favorite Pokémon by making them look EXACTLY THE SAME with the only difference being the color of their eyes. Not only that, they're stuck with barf green for their Shiny form. But on top of all the hideous ORAS Mega designs is Mega Slowbro. They could have done something SO MUCH BETTER with this guy! It looks more like Mega Slowbro should evolve into Regular Slowbro!

This thing is not creative in a good way since it looks like a slowbro getting eaten by its own shell, and its face does not look attractive as it looks like it is scared of being eaten by its shell.

OH GOD I AGREE WITH THIS! Seriously, Mega Slowbro looks very stupid. And I hate it with a HUGE passion, and the flame of my HATE for this ICE CREAM CONE, will not go away, no matter how good the stats are.

Mega Slowbro does not exist. Do not post inaccurate or unconfirmed data on the site. Were you talking about Slowking? If not, this post is getting taken down.

Mudbray

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

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

Designer 1: What should we add as a new Pokemon
Designer 2: Don't know
Designer 3: I wanna eat an egg
Designer 3: SIX eggs
All Designers together: BRILLIANT!

So weird when you go to the Pokemon daycare and you get an egg and the egg you get hatches into an exeggcute

6 eggs is an amazing idea get this off here (Sarcasm)

10/10 literally just a pile of eggs

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