A Scientific Ranking of the Original 151 Pokemon

40. Lapras
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Lapras earns extra points for being very rare in the game. It can only be obtained as a gift while exploring Silph Co. It’s a strong Water type that’s perfect for surfing and fishing in the open ocean, and is clearly inspired by the Loch Ness Monster.

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

39. Rapidash
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Rapidash is a beautifully designed Pokemon, but isn’t really worth a look in the game. It basically doesn’t learn any good fire moves naturally, which takes away part of the point. I do love the perfect name, though.

Name – 8
Design – 8
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 7
Total – 36

38. Ditto
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Ditto is such an odd little guy. The theory behind him in game is strong, with the ability to transform into the Pokemon that it’s fighting. In practice, it’s not a great ability, unfortunately. But it’s adorable in a weird way, and the name is a great, subtle pun.

Name – 8
Design – 8
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 7
Total – 36

37. Cubone
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Cubone is a fan favorite, adorable Pokemon. The fact that he wears his mother’s skull is completely heartbreaking, but he has a pretty badass attitude. He has actually one of my very favorite designs of any Pokemon.

Name – 9
Design – 10
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 8
Total – 36

36. Marowak
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I gave Marowak the slight edge over Cubone because it is more powerful, after all. I still love the design, but I prefer Cubone’s mixture of cute and hardcore.┬áBone Club and Bonemerang are really cool, unique moves, too.

Name – 8
Design – 9
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 7
Total – 36

35. Ninetails
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Similar to Rapidash, Ninetails is a beautiful Fire type that I wouldn’t recommend using unless you’re looking to try something different. Ninetails makes its most badass appearance in the anime as one of gym leader Blaine’s Pokemon.

Name – 8
Design – 7
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 7
Total – 36

34. Poliwrath
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Poliwrath is a bit of a surprise this high on the list, because I for one have never used it in game. It does have a great look, as it keeps the boxing gloves hands from Poliwhirl but loses the dumbfounded appearance.

Name – 8
Design – 7
Video Game – 8
Trading Card – 5
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 7
Total – 37

33. Charmander
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Charmander is definitely one of my very favorite Pokemon, and I know that I’m not alone in that opinion. He’s super adorable, but actually packs a pretty decent punch for a first evolution. And the episode in the anime when Ash gets him is a total tear jerker.

Name – 8
Design – 8
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 10
Total – 37

32. Onix
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Onix definitely doesn’t make it onto this list because of his prowess in the video games. He’s an average at best Rock type, though he does have a lot of HP. However, the rock snake design is awesome, and his name matches perfectly.

Name – 8
Design – 8
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 8
Total – 38

31. Aerodactyl
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Aerodactyl is freaking cool as hell. The name makes sense considering he’s an extinct, Rock type flyer, and there’s a definite gargoyle vibe going on. His trading card and impact in the show aren’t outstanding, which keeps him from the elite category of Pokemon.

Name – 7
Design – 8
Video Game – 9
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 9
Total – 38

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