Worst Things About Pokemon

These are just a few things about Pokemon that tend to irritate people. PLEASE vote AND share your opinion! Also look at the Worst Pokemon Characters list. Enjoy!

The Top Ten

1 Elite four and full restores

Just be lucky the Elite Four doesn't use reviving items to revive their Pokemon. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This is so annoying! I can't believe that they use full restores in the games, but you can consider yourself lucky if you ever see someone use a full restore (or anything as a matter of fact) in the anime.

This is v. annoying

Me: yes I'm about to defeat the elite 4! Even know my swampert is at 10 hp but dragon guy is at 1 hp so HA HA HA what he used a full restore? No

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2 Rotating trainers

Brock probably has a squint and that's how they draw squints in anime

Hey, let's play hide and seek with the trainers! ^0^

PS: Maybe the reason why Brock never opens his eyes is because he knows that if two trainers make eye contact they will have to battle. Maybe Brock closed his eyes for the rest of his life because of that.

3 The TPCi voice actors

Their voices don't fit the ages of the characters, their acting is monotone and flat consistently, and they generally have egos large enough that gravity can't bring them down.

Nice name calling, man, real mature to call them that as you always are. - MaturePerson

They suck so much I can't even fathom it. Like do they actually think this is a realistic voice? Nobody would talk like these whiny 5 year olds in real life. - SammySpore

Yeah...yeah 'll side with this. god that new cast is terrible - taishisohma

Horrible for 7+ years and counting: ruined Ash, Brock, TR, and everyone else in the English dub!

4 The Legendary that you can't catch

Not fair... Like... Event coming? Have no internet?

This is why I have come to despise WPA security during my DS Lite days. - Zach808

5 You want to evolve? Trade!

I know this makes no sense. Pokemon existed before people so how would they be able to evolve ONLY through trading. It makes no sense because the wild Pokemon can't evolve! - SammySpore

If you trade a pokemon, it's basically never coming back, so I just wouldn't bother with trade evolution.

This is especially annoying if no one near your home pays it.

I got Shiny haunter level 100 from trade with everstone

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6 Status effects

It's only good when you do it on someone else that's why they made facade or synchronize

Ok, heres a rant. DARKRAI. It uses dark void. EVERYONE of your pokemon falls asleep, health being drained by bad dreams, never seem to wake up, and ko'ed. U could switch, but on wifi battles, there's no sleep clause, so in a double battle, darkrai could keep spamming dark void, leppa berry, and another one could keep attacking. THANK GOODNESS it was nerfed in gen 7. But then there's the single battle version: spore. Brelloom? Spore. Ammoongus? Spore. SPORe SPORE SPore. 100% accuracy, and amoonguss is bulky, can't seem to tke it out.

7 Ash never ages

Ash is what ruined pokemon for me and is why I don't like it now! New protagonist please! He gets very... boring... maybe if he got older he would go away and we'd get a new main character... but he won't... stupid Ash...

There is a reason why Ash never ages. When he started his journey he wished on a Jirachi to go on his journey forever until he catches all the Pokemon. So in conclusion, Ash and his friends earned the ability to never age.

No. Just no. If Ash ages, he would end up being a 70 year old man. You don't want that.

Looks like professor oak gave him an anti-aging potion

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8 Master Balls

You only get one yet there are more legendarys to catch. - FennikenFan9

You only get one a and use it for a legendary. THEN u find Mewto and u don't have a master ball. Mewto uses physic and all of your Pokemon faint. Then u realise that u could have used an ultra ball for your legendary (in the master ball)

9 Critical hit!

I don't really see whats so bad about critical hits

The main reason why I lost high win streak

Lol wild Pokemon have a higher crit rate than your Pokemon

When you are:
"I am gonna catch it!
I am gonna catch it!
One more move."
And then critical hit...


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10 Zubats Zubats Zubat, known in Japan as Zubat, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Running out of repels in the middle of Rock Tunnel without a Pokemon that knows Flash. Zubats everywhere. I'm Dead. - Pikachulover1

Zubats are my favorite Pokemon - beatles5

If u have them don't play Pokemon go

This is what my code would look like after the unova victory road:
You ran into a wild zubat!
You used run
You got away safely!
You ran into a wild zubat!
You used run
You got away safely!
You ran into a wild zubat!
You used run
You got away safely!
You ran into a wild zubat!
You used run
You got away safely!
You ran into a wild zubat!
You used run
You got away safely!

The Contenders

11 One unusually gym leader
12 Day-Care Man doesn't know where the Egg came from

Really guys, Pokemon is a KIDS game, The Man can't just say "Hey an Egg came from the vagina"

This is a kids game you want him to say "(Pokemon you left) and (Pokemon you left) had sex to make an egg" you really want him to say that do you if you do you must have a really dirty mind

He should say "some eggs are at the beach some in the forest and some in the jungle" that would be better than saying "it came from the vagina" you idiots

Just look over the fence. It's so easy. - Zach808

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13 Pikachu loses to wild Pokemon and weak Pokemon

Pikachu: Beats legendary Pokemon then loses to a level 5 snivy.

To be fair, he and Ash were caught off guard during that battle, as Zekrom had taken away Pikachu's electric attacks. They were out of sync.

Another annoying thing is that Pikachu keeps beating over powered Pokemon, but loses to people who have never battled before. Either that's being kind or something's wrong.

Shouldn't Pikachu be at level 100 after 10+ years? But then we watch it lose to Water-Type Pokemon in the first gym. HOW DUMB IS THAT? - Pikachulover1

I think pikachu just hold back

14 The show repeats itself

I can almost guarantee that these things will happen next in the show over time. Pignite is going to evolve into Emboar and not listen to Ash until Ash breaks down and cries and blames himself, somehow they're going to say that the Toxic badge is not an official Unova Gym Badge and make Ash go get the Legend Badge, They'll find out that Iris is related to that Gym and Ash will have to battle her, and later on Cilan will go and become a chef. The End. - Pikachulover1

Dude who said that he or she can guarantee what happened all of those didn't happen

Not recognising TR (team rocket) is getting pretty repetitive and battling with them too

Every episode ever...

Some 10 year olds start “battling” with some Pokémon.
So called “professional Pokémon master”: (Insert Pokémon), I choose you!
Someone wins the “battle”.
Repeat. - 3DG20

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15 What are the hamburgers made of!?

They probably kill Miltank and Tepig to make hamburgers. Then, sometimes, you see those Pokemon eat hamburger. Cannibals. - Pikachulover1

So mil tanks eating miltank burgers is good u say?

I think one of the Pokedex entries says that Cherrim or something like that has a certain taste. Doesn't that mean that someone had to EAT one to find that out?! - Pikachulover1

16 How whoever Ash travels with doesn't have a last name

This always bothered me. When they say that the winner is Dawn from Twinleaf Town, there could always be two Dawns. How do they know which one is which?! - Pikachulover1

Hello! There's Todd Snap and Tracey Sketchit...Gary Oak, of course (not a traveling companion, but still an important friend of Ash)

I always thought that Alexander would be a good last name for Clemont. - RiverClanRocks

17 Pikachu's annoying voice

Pikachu is the most cutest little thing EVER! He is like a little child that learned how to talk. His voice is just cute and adorable.

It's so cute it helps me sleep

What? Pikachus voice is so cute!


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18 Gym leader uses potion

Me: Yay! You're about to die, yay! (Presses weak move to save PP)
Gym leader: Sorry. (Uses Hyper Potion)
Me: Nu! (Causes tiny amount of damage)
Gym leader: (Kills my Pokemon) - Shiverfeather

This always happens to me
enemy pokemon :12/76
uses hyper potion
kills my pokemon
gotta start all over again

19 Overrated Pokemon

Yes, Charizard is just too overrated. People who say the he isn't overrated is just proving even more that Charizard is overrated, by saying that. See? Plus, now Charizard has TWO megas. That is REALLY unfair. Charizard already had annoyingly enough attention, and now Charizard fans are going nuts. Bulbasaur needs more attention, Bulbasaur is more helpful than Charmander in the gyms. Ugh, it's just grinding my gears even more than Klink! Just ONE stone edge, and it's goodbye Charizard.

Yes, Charizard is barely overrated, I never tried one. But I tried ONLY once. Also pikachu, it's annoying. His voice, it's hard to evolve overrated pokemon. But not lucario, lucario's already evolved from an underrated pokemon. So I think Lucario is only the good Overrated pokemon. - SwampertBABY

Why does everyone think Charizard is the MOST overrated? Rayquaza and Mewtwo are... times more overrated than Charizard

I think this item is stupid.

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20 Serena's obsession with ash

I would shake my head opposingly, but really think about this. If Ash was aware that he had a love-struck stalker traveling with him, how would he react? What would he feel? The idea, at least to me, would be to ask them to talk. Even if he didn't know, Ash should've been uneasy to be around her. She's not well mentally! - WishyYoshi

Why is this such a bad thing? Quite a few girls in the past liked ash, but no one minded.

No one ever looks at the good things about Serena

This should be higher. I've never wanted to slap anyone like I want to slap her! She is so stupid and just downright pathetic. Too bad she's not smart enough to figure out Ash cares more about Pikachu than anyone else. I'd love to see her crushed by that revelation. I'm a non-shipper but I'd love to see Ash get with any other girl just so I could see Serena make a fool out of herself out of jealousy. Stupid, shallow bitch!

21 How hard it is to evolve Feebas

I've heard that there is only a 6 in 400 chance to evolve Feebas into Milotic. The worst part:Feebas is ugly and knows splash. - Pikachulover1

Well they are running out of ideas for Pokemon! Feebas is an ugly COPY of magikarp and milotic is a RIPOFF from Gyarados! Oops just told a big secret to the world

How everyone else can memorize all these Pokemon? I haven't the slightest clue.

22 Iris always calls Ash a little kid

Now THIS annoys the crap out of me. I mean seriously? Yelling at him for being happy he has six badges? Where're YOUR badges Iris? In fact, where's that Haxorus? Or Dragonite that listens to you? Or ANYTHING?! - Pikachulover1

Hey iris, who's the one who can't evolve Axew?

Hypocrite she is also a little kid Ash controlled a Charizard Infernape Torterra Sceptile Krookodule lots of good Pokemon and he has like a million badges and Irirs barely has any badges no Haxorus and can't even control a Dragonite (well it is a pseudo legendary so you would expect it but if it was Tyranitar) maybe you should have gotten a Dratini

23 Easy gym leaders
24 Team Rocket

They've done their annoying routine over 700 times, every episode they appear and do stupid crap for a dumb reason, get blown away, repeat I THINK ITS TIME TO CHANGE THINGS UP - SammySpore

While they're like BLAH BLAH TO PROTECT why didn't Ashfur and his friends do something?! Are they blind? They have like three minutes to do something!

Very annoying so obviously I liked when Bonnie interrupted them in the middle of their slogan and said "STOP DAYING THAT" Jessie is the worst though :/

They are actually good guys in Gen I this is why:
Giovanni needed team rocket to steal the Silph Scope so they can catch ghost Pokemon the only things at the time that could beat Psychics which Mewtwo was (Dark type didn't exist Bugs weren't good against psychics)
The Master Ball was needed to catch Mewtwo
Team Rocket was trying to save the world or else Mewtwo will kill, everyone (not unless Arceus or Red interferes)

25 Competitive Players

So your not allowed to be "the very best" of the list

26 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.

Everyone says; "Pikachu's so strong! " "I'm SO gonna beat you with my pikachu! " "You cheated with your charizard! Because my pikachu would kill it strait."

They obviously haven't played Pokemon. - FennikenFan9

He looks like a little cutiepie and people say "am Ganna punch yar kangashkan up with my pikachu"

They probably don't know what's a pikachu

27 Genwunners

Nope when Pokemon Go was released many said "The 90s are back".
Before Pokemon Go it was forgotten except for the internet and video game magazines.

Pokémon is for video game geeks now, its not mainstream like the 90s.

These clowns haven't played a new Pokémon game since Oasis's Wonderwall was relevant, and then they bash the newer gens like they've played them. Losers, right? Just refer to whoever put “all the new characters and Pokémon suck” on this list as an example.

Most people don't believe this but genwunners actually do exist! I have met one before! My mom's friend's son used to come to my house and he said that Pokémon started running out of ideas in generation 5. Then he looked at some Pokémon cards that I had and he criticized the designs, saying that they ran out of ideas in generation 4. Then he said they ran out of ideas in generation 3, then generation 2. It is absolutely stupid to say that you hate garbage bags, keys, and swords, but slime, balls of gas, and living Pokéballs are okay? Pokémon is far from running out of ideas. There are literally so many things that aren't Pokémon. If Pokémon ran out of ideas they would have stopped.

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

Really hard to get because nighttime lasts for like five seconds and when eevee reaches level 15 Eevee doesn't have full happiness

What's wrong with umbreon?

I love Umbreon! Everyone seems to hate it but I like it, I think it's the best Eeveelution!

Should be higher. Overrated trash, the fanboys are horrible - Unharmless

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29 Evasion/Accuracy
30 Battling a trainer with a Metapod with your Metapod

Harden. Harden. Gasp: Harden. This will go on for approx. 60 times. Struggle. Struggle. You use potion. They use potion. This goes on for ever. - Pikachulover1

Your list is, hilarious! - moonwolf

You don't wanna know what happened to me when I used my kakuna for a metapod :( it went for like 80 minutes then I rage quit

31 The only words a Pokemon can speak is its own name

They're nonhuman. What do you want from them? A five star opera? This list is awful. Who cares if Ash never ages? Who cares about the surnames of Ash's traveling companions?

What did you do with meowth?! Put a translator in his stomach?!

Except for Meowth and that movie where pokemon talked. Legandaries talked. But it'd be interesting if they used their raw game cry.

Sick of the episode when ash and his friends were stuck in a tunnel and this guy with the glasses was telling a story about how he got his little bunny Pokemon! BUNLBEE BUNLBEE! Sick of this!

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32 No Pokemon Stadium 3

Why was this never made exactly? - lolimmaninja

You naver know what could happen this year

33 Fighting a Legendary and Forgetting to Save Before

Just today I forgot to save before capturing groudon in pokoemn emerald and I accidentally killed it - coolguy101

Thank God this didn't happen to me. ALWAYS SAVE BEFORE YOU CATCH A LEGENDARY! I almost didn't save before I caught Zapdos but I remembered at the last second. Zapdos is awesome. ^_^

34 All of the new characters suck, pokemon and people

Pokemon is not mainstream anymore its not the 90s now. Yes we had Pokemon Go. Pokemon is only heard of on the internet and in video game magazines.

CODE G! Genwenner here!

The truth hurts doesn't it? I played a Pokémon game from after gen 2 and it was just boring. I probably wouldn't watch the Anime now either, I heard Ash's new voice and it was really weird. But remember the parody of the Porygon episode. The Simpsons go to Japan "Battling Seizure Robots" haha

I wouldn't say it's the truth. I mean, people can find it not boring. - NGL2008

Attention all people, we have a genwunner here. Repeat, a genwunner.

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35 Ash's rivals are jerks

I think the nicest was Gary Paul and Trip were really jerks except Paul was more abusive Trip just wanted strong Pokemon but he didn't abuse any of his Pokemon Paul abused Chimchar Pokemon CRUELTY good thing when Chimchar was Infernape it kicked Paul's ass

Specifically, Paul. He catches Pokemon based off of their strength and move set. That is cruel and a waste of time. Just teach that Pokemon a move you want it to learn

Everyone of Ash's rivals has been jerks to him or Pokemon or both. GO ASH'S RIVALS! - Pikachulover1

36 Weird evolutions

How does magikarp evolve into that Pokemon I forgot its name. - SammySpore

Feebas evolving into Milotic. Stupidest thing ever.

A blue snake evolved into a yellow dragon - SammySpore

Boulder = lizard in the rubble

Sure, pokemon.

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37 Cilan Cilan Cilan is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym, in Pokemon Black and White. In the anime, he is classified as an A-class Pokemon Connoisseur and traveled with Ash Ketchum in the Unova region. He first debuted in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!.

WHAT!?! Cilan is amazing! - TrueBlueHeroes

Worst Pokémon Connoisseur EVER!

You and me to

38 Special Event Pokemon

Come on, not everyone has enough time to go to the game store to get a special event Pokemon. Special event Pokemon just ruin the chance for people to complete their whole pokedex. Plus, there are SO MANY special event Pokemon. This is just so annoying! And you can't even trade them in the GTS to give other people a chance! Come on, this is just really not fair!

It is unfair to those who don't have a GAME/GameStop near them because they can't receive the shiny, legendary or mythical. Durind the event period players and the Pokemon company themselves are pushing it in front of you and going; "get a (insert rare Pokemon name here) at (insert game/toy shop name here). When there is a distribution I just role a dice and hope that I will be going to a place near that very location where you can get the code or that it is a wireless distribution. - ShinyEevee101

I need Blazikenitte :'-(

39 Dawn Dawn Dawn is a character from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. In the games diamond, pearl, and platinum version she was one of the playable characters you can choose from. She will be an assistant for professor Rowan if you choose her male counterpart, Lucas. ...read more.
40 Serena and Bonnie

Seriously!? Who added these amazing characters to this list? Ugh, I’m so sick of the Pokémon fandom! - TGBBOD

41 The Fanbase

Haters of people who have been fans since the 90s when it started.

Competitive freaks,genwunners and rule 34 (porn) = pokémon fanbase

I am so sick of fans that treat anyone who doesn’t like all of the same things they do like they’re not human. Grow the F up already. - 3DG20

42 Lavender Town
43 Pokemon Fans Making Terrible Fanart

*cough* Serena/Amourshipping fans *cough* - RiverClanRocks

Kill the pictures on DA and millions will be happy

44 Axew won't evolve

Iris' goal was to evolve him all the way. Why hasn't Axew evolved yet?

At least in black and white 2

45 Magikarps

Please at least give it an attack move like tackle will feel like "HEAVEN IS HERE"

Laugh now because the guy with 6 magikarp will be the guy with 3 Gyaradoses

46 Bad Dialogue

Especially in the TPCi dub: in the first few seasons during the 4Kids dub, the dialogue was decent, but now, it's awful.

The dialogue is terrible and you can totally tell that they're acting. - SammySpore

He's like "I'm going to be a Pokemon master" and like "Go Pikachu" stupid

47 Misty and Brock left

Misty leaving was a good thing. And Brock had overstayed his welcome (by like 13 years).

And the new chactors only stick around for two reigons at most and in the anime iris is a rip off of misty note a said the anime not the game

Not cool

48 Ash rarely evolves his Pokemon

He does evolve his Pokemon, but they take way longer than usual to do so.

14 years and pikachu is still a pikachu

Evolve Oshawott and Frogadier so they can fight

Ash: Derp Pikachu I'm gonna evolve you! Oh, you don't want to? Ok!
Uh, how do you know what Pikachu's saying? I CALL HAX. - TrueBlueHeroes

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49 Whitney's Miltank

This Pokemon almost killed my fandom by wasting me a total of 32 times. Milktank is a tank.

50 Jynx Jynx

Jynx has breasts. Just, WHY, Game Freak?!

I think jynx is just a glitch

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1. Pikachu
2. Pikachu's annoying voice
3. Team Rocket
1. Elite four and full restores
2. Rotating trainers
3. The Legendary that you can't catch
1. Genwunners
2. Overrated Pokemon
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