A Scientific Ranking of the Original 151 Pokemon

60. Hypno
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Hypno is far from the prettiest Pokemon out there, but it’s definitely still a good one. Psychic types are very strong in game, and while Hypno isn’t as good as something like an Alakazam or Mewtwo, it still learns cool moves like Dream Eater.

Name – 7
Design – 6
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 7
Total – 33

59. Bulbasaur
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Bulbasaur is cool, and really underrated as a Pokemon. He’s definitely the worst long term starter of the three, but actually the best in the short term. He’s got badass vines coming out of him, and an attitude to match. And as a small aside, I like his voice the most of the three starters in the anime.

Name – 6
Design – 8
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 1
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 9
Total – 33

58. Venusaur
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Despite the tie in score, Venusaur narrowly edges out his first evolution due to how much stronger he is, and the fact that he’s the ultimate version of Bulbasaur. While Grass type is far less useful in the late game, he still learns a handful of exceptionally powerful moves like Solar Beam.

Name – 6
Design – 5
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 5
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 7
Total – 33

57. Diglett
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Little Diglett looks like an underground snowman. Drawn on looking eyes and a little red button nose. There have been rumors for years about what lies under the surface, but we’ll probably never know the truth.

Name – 8
Design – 8
Video Game – 5
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 7
Total – 34

56. Seadra
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The transition from Horsea to Seadra is a crazy one. Horsea looks so innocent, and frankly, less than intelligent. Seadra, on the other hand, has an angry name to match his angry face. The splashes of beige against the blue works really well. And he’s actually a pretty decent Water type.

Name – 8
Design – 7
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 7
Total – 34

55. Pinsir
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Pinsir is a dark horse kind of Pokemon. Not many people use him in game, but he has a pretty awesome design. His unique move Guillotine has its uses, but isn’t all that reliable, and Pinsir unfortunately doesn’t naturally learn much else of note.

Name – 6
Design – 8
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 7
Total – 34

54. Sandslash
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I’m a fan of Sandslash, both in game and in general. He’s not the strongest Pokemon, but learns some powerful Normal and Ground type moves. I also think his name and design are good escalations of his original evolution, Sandslash.

Name – 7
Design – 8
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 8
Total – 34

53. Gastly
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Gastly is one of very few Ghost type Pokemon in the original games, and the first of the trio of Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar. He’s by necessity weaker than the others, but his ethereal, scary design is a perfect fit for the mysterious Ghost types of Pokemon Tower.

Name – 7
Design – 8
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 7
Total – 34

52. Squirtle
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Squirtle is absolutely a fan favorite Pokemon, especially from his awesome appearance in the anime as the sunglasses wearing leader of a gang. Unfortunately, his name just sounds icky to me. Otherwise he would have been ranked much higher.

Name – 3
Design – 8
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 10
Total – 34

51. Kabutops
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Kabutops narrowly misses out on the top 50, mostly due to his lack of much impact on the tv show. A Kabutops skeleton is actually seen more often than the actual Pokemon. Still, his design definitely feels prehistoric and deadly, which is even more impressive considering his weak looking bug pre-evolution.

Name – 7
Design – 8
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 1
X Factor – 8
Total – 35

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