A Scientific Ranking of the Original 151 Pokemon

130. Clefable
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I really don’t like Clefable, and I’m not sure why. Clefairy and Clefable are both annoying in the anime, but Clefable just rubs me the wrong way for some reason. It might be the design, as it’s an uglier version of its pre-evolution.

Name – 5
Design – 3
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 1
X Factor – 2
Total – 20

129. Muk
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Muk is the evolution of Grimer, and it at least has a more badass look to its ugliness. It’s still a fairly lame Poison type, but it learn plenty of moves that can make other Pokemon poisoned or otherwise disabled.

Name – 5
Design – 4
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 2
Total – 20

128. Voltorb
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Voltorb is just a pokeball with eyes, and that’s pretty lame. It scores higher than Electrode, though, because the red on top looks better than the white. It also plays a fairly large part in the anime, helping its final score.

Name – 5
Design – 4
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 1
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 2
Total – 20

127. Paras
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Paras is super weird looking, and not in the cute way that was intended. It reminds me of those videos you see on the nature channel of ants than have been taken over by spores so that they no longer control their own actions. It creeps me out.

Name – 5
Design – 4
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 1
TV Show – 1
X Factor – 5
Total – 20

126. Nidorino
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Nidorino scores higher than its female counterpart thanks again to the more aggressive design. It also learns Horn Drill, which is a one hit knockout move if it connects, which is far better than what Nidorina learns.

Name – 4
Design – 5
Video Game – 3
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 2
Total – 20

125. Horsea
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Horsea is kind of cute, with its Birdo style nose/mouth combo. It would be a decent Water type, but you don’t access it until later in the game once you’ve already raised better Water type Pokemon. The name is also fairly unimaginative.

Name – 5
Design – 6
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 1
TV Show – 1
X Factor – 4
Total – 21

124. Ekans
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It’s “snake” spelled backwards, get it? To be honest, I actually like that lame joke, thus the higher name score. Other than its common use by James in the anime, it’s a pretty useless Pokemon overall.

Name – 7
Design – 3
Video Game – 3
Trading Card – 1
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 3
Total – 22

123. Zubat
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Zubat is quite possibly the most annoying Pokemon in the game thanks to its plaguing of Mt. Moon and Rock Tunnel. It’s also a bright blue bat, which doesn’t make sense for where it lives. The only reason it scores so high is because Brock frequently uses one in the anime.

Name – 6
Design – 4
Video Game – 5
Trading Card – 1
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 1
Total – 22

122. Krabby
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I forced myself to use a Krabby during one playthrough just to switch things up, and I regretted it. It doesn’t learn great moves for a Water type, and isn’t really that strong all around. The design isn’t terrible, but the name is a little on the nose.

Name – 5
Design – 5
Video Game – 3
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 5
Total – 22

121. Farfetch’d
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Farfetch’d is actually super cool if you just look at it. As the Pokedex entry states, it’s a freaking leek wielding ninja duck, and you can only get one through trade, which makes it more valuable. But the name has an apostrophe in it, which is some hipster bullshit that I am definitely not on board with.

Name – 1
Design – 6
Video Game – 3
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 7
Total – 22

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