A Scientific Ranking of the Original 151 Pokemon

90. Slowbro
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Slowpoke is a fan favorite, but his evolution Slowbro gets some derision, and for good reason. It’s basically just a Slowpoke that’s had its tail bitten by a shell. I don’t get it. It still has that same vacant expression, though, which I like.

Name – 5
Design – 5
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 5
Total – 27

89. Golbat
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Considering it evolves from the lame looking Zubat, Golbat actually looks pretty cool. It definitely reminds me of a vampire more than its predecessor, but I’m not sure what the name is supposed to indicate.

Name – 3
Design – 6
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 6
Total – 27

88. Poliwag
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Poliwag ends up higher on this list than its first evolution, Poliwhirl, because of the adorable design and large impact in the anime. I mean, that little red mouth and shy eyes are just so damn cute. It’s not a terrible Water Pokemon, but it’s hard to catch early on, limiting its value.

Name – 7
Design – 6
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 1
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 6
Total – 28

87. Wheezing
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Wheezing to me is even more hilarious than Koffing. The name tells the same kind of story, but the design kicks it up a notch. I’m always a sucker for Pokemon with more than one head, because the concept behind that is just so funny and stupid.

Name – 6
Design – 6
Video Game – 5
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 5
Total – 28

86. Tentacruel
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Tentacruel has a pretty killer name in theory, but just like its pre-evolution, Tentacool, it doesn’t really make sense with the design. The look actually feels a bitĀ overĀ designed, to be honest. It also doesn’t do a whole lot for you in the video game, so it’s probably best ignored.

Name – 6
Design – 7
Video Game – 5
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 4
Total – 28

85. Clefairy
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Clefairy is definitely a well known Pokemon, but it’s kind of a lesser version of Jigglypuff. The design is cute and does feel other-worldly, thus the attachment to Moon Stones. Clefairy also makes multiple large appearances in the anime, helping its final placement rise.

Name – 7
Design – 6
Video Game – 5
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 4
Total – 28

84. Pidgeot
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In a vacuum, I love the Pidgeot design. It’s a much cooler version of the two Pokemon that come before it, but that’s just the problem. A layman could easily confuse any of the three bird Pokemon, and that makes it significantly less special. Still, it’s probably my favorite Normal type flyer.

Name – 4
Design – 4
Video Game – 6
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 4
X Factor – 7
Total – 28

83. Magneton
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Magneton is a surprisingly effective Pokemon in game. It’s actually one of the more underrated Electric Pokemon, which makes sense considering how strong most Electric Pokemon are. Still, it isn’t my favorite design, as it’s basically just several Magnemites smashed together.

Name – 6
Design – 4
Video Game – 7
Trading Card – 4
TV Show – 2
X Factor – 5
Total – 28

82. Graveler
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Words cannot describe how much I hate the Graveler design, especially with it coming from the awesome Geodude. While it does make sense from an evolutionary perspective, it’s just so ugly. Still, it’s easily one of the best Rock/Ground types in game.

Name – 6
Design – 4
Video Game – 8
Trading Card – 3
TV Show – 3
X Factor – 4
Total – 28

81. Pidgeotto
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Even though Pidgeot comes after Pidgeotto, the latter beats out the former by one total point. While it’s obviously less useful in game, it plays a majorly significant role in the tv show, and I actually like the design almost as much. It earns more points in that category because as the final of three evolutions, Pidgeot should have been more special.

Name – 6
Design – 6
Video Game – 4
Trading Card – 2
TV Show – 5
X Factor – 6
Total – 29

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