A Scientific Ranking of the Original 151 Pokemon

50. Beedrill
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Beedrill is a great Pokemon to kick off the top 50, as there are several great things to like. He has a decent moveset in game, especially being able to use Pin Missile, which is highly effective against the strong Psychic types. The bee influence is obvious, but his drill-like arms kick it up several notches.

Name – 7
Design – 9
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 8
Total – 35

49. Dugtrio
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As with Diglett, people love to hypothesize about just what is happening below the surface to make these three join together to become Dugtrio. The name sounds a bit like a barbershop group, but it works with their disgruntled faces. Ground type is also pretty good in game.

Name – 7
Design – 7
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 7
Total – 35

48. Lickitung
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Lickitung is definitely one of the more dumb ideas for a Pokemon, but it absolutely works. James has one in the anime, and it’s hilarious watching it interact with other Pokemon and people. He’s not one you want in your video game lineup, though.

Name – 8
Design – 7
Video Game – 5
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 8
Total – 35

47. Wartortle
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The first evolution of Squirtle, I actually don’t like this design quite as much. He’s obviously more powerful, and the name is much better, but he looks more like a Mario enemy than a Pokemon to me.

Name – 6
Design – 7
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 8
Total – 35

46. Parasect
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Parasect makes it by thanks to its usefulness in game against Psychic Pokemon. He’s almost a must when playing against other real life players, since they’ll likely be toting at least one Psychic type. I also dig the blank white eyes, which help sell the creepy bug vibe.

Name – 8
Design – 6
Video Game – 8
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 8
Total – 35

45. Nidoking
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Nidoking has a cool ass design, but I cannot for the life of me understand why they went with bright purple. That’s a popular color in original Pokemon designs, and I don’t get it. Still, he’s a powerful addition to any roster with more than just a stable of bland Poison type moves.

Name – 5
Design – 7
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 7
Total – 35

44. Eevee
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Another fan favorite, Eevee is special for the unique ability to evolve into more than one kind of Pokemon, depending on the stone it’s given. That number has expanded as the games have gone on, but I’m only speaking of the original three here. The name is also cute, and fitting of this special ability.

Name – 8
Design – 8
Video Game – 5
Trading Card – 1
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 8
Total – 35

43. Butterfree
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Butterfree inspired one of the more emotional moments on the tv show, as Ash stood by tearing up after setting his Butterfree free. The name and design are a bit of an odd combination, but I do like its ability to learn Confusion at an early level, and several debilitating Poison moves along the way.

Name – 6
Design – 6
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 8
Total – 35

42. Primeape
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Primeape is a badass Fighting type that is a great evolution from Mankey. It has a better, more fitting name, too. There are a few other Fighting types that are stronger options, but I really dig this guy.

Name – 6
Design – 7
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 8
Total – 35

41. Electabuzz
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Electabuzz is only available to catch in Pokemon Red, which sucks. He’s not the strongest Electric type compared to guys like Zapdos and Jolteon, but Electric is so strong that he’s still usable. I also really like his black and yellow lightning bolt design.

Name – 7
Design – 8
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 7
Total – 35

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