A Scientific Ranking of the Original 151 Pokemon

70. Vulpix
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Vulpix went into most people’s minds when Brock got one on the tv show. The design is definitely adorable, and the name oddly illuminates its Fire type nature to me. As the first evolution that you can’t get until later in the game, it just isn’t all that useful a Fire type, unfortunately.

Name – 6
Design – 8
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 6
Total – 31

69. Machop
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I really like Machop. It’s cute and badass at the same time, which is quite the feat. It doesn’t have the overbearing adornments of Machoke or the unneeded extra arms of Machamp. It obviously isn’t as strong as those two, but I like the design and name much more.

Name – 7
Design – 7
Video Game – 5
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 7
Total – 31

68. Growlithe
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Growlithe is one of my personal favorite Pokemon, but I tried to remain objective about its capabilities. It actually shows up in the anime more than I remembered, but it just isn’t all that great of a Pokemon to have. It’s Fire type, but most of its best moves are Normal type.

Name – 7
Design – 7
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 1
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 8
Total – 31

67. Tauros
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Tauros has a great name for being a badass bull. It’s unfortunate that he’s only a Normal type and doesn’t learn all that great a moveset, because he could have ended up really high on this list. His card was actually one of my first “rare” cards that I got when I used to collect them.

Name – 7
Design – 7
Video Game – 5
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 6
Total – 32

66. Golduck
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Golduck is another of my favorite “under the radar” Pokemon, but he suffers from a somewhat weird design and weak moveset. He isn’t all that great, but there’s something about him that I love. As with Golbat, the first part of his name just doesn’t make sense.

Name – 4
Design – 7
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 8
Total – 32

65. Chansey
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Chansey is a Pokemon with a very specific use case. I personally never really made use of her, but her ability to heal is highly unique. Her healing egg is a cute design element, but I’m confused by the name. What’s the chance that’s happening?

Name – 5
Design – 6
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 6
Total – 32

64. Psyduck
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Like Slowpoke, Psyduck is well known for its oblivious nature. It also nails down one of the highest design scores thus far, with a perfect representation of both its name and personality. In game, however, it lacks the same greatness.

Name – 5
Design – 9
Video Game – 3
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 8
Total – 32

63. Dragonair
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Dragonair is easily one of the prettiest Pokemon in the game. There’s a simple elevation over its predecessor Dratini, but it works. It’s more elegant, and looks older and wiser somehow. But just like Dratini, a Dragon type without great moves isn’t worth much.

Name – 8
Design – 7
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 1
X Factor – 7
Total – 32

62. Kadabra
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Kadabra is most definitely one of the better and more popular Psychic Pokemon, but obviously loses some points there since it still has another evolution to come. The pun name is fine, but not my favorite. It works best when considering all three evolutions as a whole.

Name – 6
Design – 7
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 6
Total – 32

61. Kingler
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Kingler is a bit of a shock to see this high on the list, because I don’t love it in game. But it’s pretty solid all around, with a cool lobster/crab inspired design and excellent name. I especially like how one claw is larger than the other.

Name – 7
Design – 7
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 7
Total – 33

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