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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #105 on: March 13, 2012, 10:53:51 AM »
FOOL!

Also, I certainly enjoyed the CAVEON on Seafoam Island. Definitely one of my favorite CAVEONS of all time.

CAVEONCAVEONCAVEONCAVEONCAVEONCAVEON

BTW, Quirk, they continued that with the legendary woofers. Raikou has 4 points on his face, Entei has 5, and Suicune has 6.
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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #106 on: March 13, 2012, 11:10:57 AM »
#43a: Zapdos

FLYING / ELECTRIC
Points: 24; Lists: 1; Highest: gojikranz (#2)

                                                                                                                                                                            Zapdos is the second of Kyoto's legendary birds (though you can get either it or Articuno first). Its wings are very stylized, making Zapdos the bird equivalent of Yu-Gi-Oh's hair. Some say it gathers electricity from the atmosphere and discharges it when it flaps its wings.



Zapdos is found in the Power Plant in Red, Blue, and Yellow; and on Route 10 after earning 16 badges in Heart Gold and Soul Silver.

Zapdos has, by far, the best type pairing of the legendary birds. Unlike Articuno and Moltres, Zapdos is only 2x weak to Rock, and his Flying-type suceptibility to Electricity is cancelled out, leaving only Ice. Furthermore, the main deterent of Electric types, Ground, is completely negated by Zapdos' Flying type. In Black and White, Zapdos can acquire the hidden ability Lightning Rod, which would also make it immune to Electric attacks.

Now, as far as attacks are concerned, Electric and Flying provide only a modest spread of super effective matchups, but in Gen 4, Zapdos can learn Heat Wave (through a Move Tutor in Platnum, Heart Gold, or Soul Silver).

                                                                                                                                                                           


Ideal nature: Timid, Bold, or Calm

Recommended moves:
Thunderbolt
Heat Wave
Hidden Power (Grass, Ice, Flying)
Roost
Toxic
Substitute

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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #107 on: March 13, 2012, 11:22:47 AM »
Did anyone post this yet?

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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #108 on: March 13, 2012, 11:25:31 AM »
Zapdos ranked over Articuno?

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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #109 on: March 13, 2012, 11:33:51 AM »
#43b: Loudred

NORMAL
Points: 24; Lists: 1; Highest: Pak-Man (#2)

                                                                                                                                                                            Loudred is classified as a "Big Voice Pokémon" and its signature attacks involve making a lot of noise. It accomplishes this with a cavernous, amphitheater-like mouth and ears that also function as ultrasonic loudspeakers. It's yells can allegedly blow apart houses.

Even after Loudred evolves into Exploud, its stats are not great. Highish HP and moderate Attack and Special Attack are undermined by his lack of defenses and Speed. The fact that it has both decent Attack and Special Attack and its wide movepool make it a decent mixed attacker however. Smogon University has nothing for Loudred, but a Diamond/Pearl entry for Exploud.

[EDIT]: It should also be noted that if Loudred gains the hidden ability Scrappy, it can damage Ghost type pokémon with Fighting and Normal attacks.

                                                                                                                                                                           


Ideal nature: Naughty or Adamant

Recommended moves:
Return
Earthquake
Crunch
Surf
Ice Beam
Substitute

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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #110 on: March 13, 2012, 12:11:02 PM »
#43c: Furret

NORMAL
Points: 24; Lists: 1; Highest: Thrifty (#2)

                                                                                                                                                                            Furret is basically a furry ferret (go figure). It is said to be a proficient hunter of Rattatas and digs very narrow burrows that predators can't fit into. It's mostly good at just being cute, though.

Furret is a Gen 2 pokémon appearing rarely in the grass of Route 1. Furret's stats are pretty low, except for its speed and HP, which are moderate. What it does have is a diverse movepool, which it could potentially use to become a decent revenge killer

                                                                                                                                                                           


Ideal nature: Jolly or Adamant

Recommended moves:
Trick
Return
Brick Break
U-Turn
Shadow Claw
Sucker Punch

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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #111 on: March 13, 2012, 02:50:10 PM »
Girafarig, also a palindrome.  And more on what could have been the biggest freak of nature here.  I much prefer his chain-chomp.

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Prototype_Pok%C3%A9mon_and_characters#Kirinriki


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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #112 on: March 13, 2012, 03:59:58 PM »
Girafarig, also a palindrome.

HOLY CRAP!

EDIT: Agreed about the chomp. Thanks for the link. Really interesting stuff here.
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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #113 on: March 13, 2012, 10:49:55 PM »
Girafarig, also a palindrome.  And more on what could have been the biggest freak of nature here.  I much prefer his chain-chomp.

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Prototype_Pok%C3%A9mon_and_characters#Kirinriki

Reminds me of CatDog (so which end defecates through it's mouth?)

After hours trying to figure out what Girafarig could be an anagram for, I finally realized I'd mixed up the words anagram and palindrome again.

Possibly fun fact: The Chinese, upon first seeing a giraffe, thought they have had found an actual Qilin, a mythical Chinese beast. The Japanese borrowed this idea (along with half the Chinese language), but changed the name to Kirin, which is the current Japanese name for giraffe. Americans further distorted the name in SaGa Frontier by spelling it Kylin.   


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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #114 on: March 14, 2012, 08:38:37 AM »
#41a: Venusaur
           
GRASS / POISON
Points: 24; Lists: 2; Highest: Relaxing Dragon (#3)

                                                                                                                                                                            Venusaur is the final evolution of Bulbasaur, the original Grass starter. The large flower on its back absorbs the sun's energy, which it can then blast at opponents in beam form.

Venusaur was the first and I think olny pokémon I trained to lvl 100. He's a bulky powerhouse with well balanced stats. After first Gen, he became much better, losing his 4x weakness to bug completely and picking up some attack options that weren't Normal or Grass. By Gen 3, it could learn Earthquake, which is a great counter to Fire types (if it doesn't die immediately). To help with the speed problem, though, Gen 5 allowed it to gain the hidden ability Chlorophyll, which doubles its speed under sunny conditions.

                                                                                                                                                                           


Ideal nature: can work with many options

Recommended moves:
Sleep Powder
Energy Ball
Giga Drain
Sludge Bomb
Growth
Earthquake
Power Whip

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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #115 on: March 14, 2012, 08:59:46 AM »
#41b: Phanpy
           
GROUND
Points: 24; Lists: 2; Highest: Pak-Man (#12)


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                                                                                                                                                                            Phanpy is a small, blue elephant with a built-in Breathe Right strip. It is about a foot and a half tall. Despite being weak to Water, they "thoroughly douse each other with water" using their trunks. And dispite that, they can't learn any Water attacks.

Phanpy is a Gen 2 pokémon exclusive to Silver and Heart Gold that evolves into Donphan at level 25. It's best stat is HP, which is well above average for a pre-evolved pokémon. Aside from that, it's pretty weak, though, especially its Special Defense, which is worrisomely low. It doesn't learn any Ground attacks naturally, but can be taught Earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                           


Ideal nature: Impish

Recommended moves:
Stealth Rock
Earthquake
Ice Shard
Toxic
Roar
Knock Off

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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #116 on: March 14, 2012, 09:26:20 AM »
#37a: Zekrom
           
DRAGON / ELECTRIC
Points: 25; Lists: 1; Highest: Smith Dr John Smith's brother (#1)

                                                                                                                                                                            Zekrom is one of the legendary Tao Trio and the mascot of Pokémon White. All of the Trio have a similar shape, including the bulbous tail that, on Zekrom especially, looks like a big drill. The data on Bulbapedia (presumably taken from the Pokédex data) says it's 9 feet, 6 inches tall, but in the show/movies, it appears to be more like 30. It also speaks through telepathy in some appearances.


Zekrom is of course super powerful—excelling in Attack, somewhat oddly, and lacking a bit in Speed. Its typing make it weak to Ground, Ice, and Dragon, while also giving it six resistances to very common attack types.
                                                                                                                                                                           


Ideal nature: Lonely, Naughty, Adamant, Jolly

Recommended moves:
Bolt Strike
Draco Meteor
Dragon Claw
Outrage
Focus Blast
Volt Switch
Fusion Bolt



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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #117 on: March 14, 2012, 10:46:21 AM »
#37b: Prinplup
           
WATER
Points: 25; Lists: 1; Highest: Compound (#1)



                                                                                                                                                                            Prinplup is the second stage of Gen 4 Water starter Piplup. It evolves into Empoleon at lvl 36. It seems to be based on the Macaroni Penguin, with its characteristic yellow eyebrow tufts turning into the large crests on Prinplup. They have a natural pride and a dapper appearance to go with it, including four button-like spots on its belly. This pride, verging on egotism, causes them to live in solitude in the wild. It is said to be able to chop down trees with its fins.

Prinplup has stats geared toward Special attack and defense, but they are all fairly even. Water and Flying attacks give it an edge over six types, including Grass, which it is weak to. It can learn Ground, Rock, Fighting, Ghost, and Ice moves through TMs. I've got a Prinplup in my Pearl game. I'm just waiting for him to learn Drill Peck before I evolve him. Then he'll be a badass.

                                                                                                                                                                           


Ideal nature: Modest or Timidd

Recommended moves:
Surf
Ice Beam
Agility
Grass Knot
Hydro Pump

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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #118 on: March 14, 2012, 11:06:57 AM »


COINCIDENCE?!

EDIT: Probably should have circled the tails, but meh.


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Re: LOC 57: Top 50 Pokemon {Now counting down!}
« Reply #119 on: March 14, 2012, 11:07:40 AM »
#37c: Primeape
           
FIGHTING
Points: 25; Lists: 1; Highest: Thrifty (#1)



                                                                                                                                                                            A fierce, boxing pig-monkey, Primeape is insane with anger. It is known for pummeling people for looking at it the wrong way, and if it starts to chase something down, it will never give up. Similarly, its signature move Thrash causes it to go into a frenzy and it won't be able to use another move for several turns.

Primeape is a first Gen pokémon (Red exclusive), evolved from Mankey, which can be found on Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8. Not surprisingly, Primeape is stongly geared toward Attack, with a secondary stat in Speed. Its ability is either Vital Spirit, which prevents sleep, or Anger Point, which boosts Attack to +6 (max) when struck with a critical hit. In Gen 5, it can learn the hidden ability Defiant, which raises its attack by two stages everytime one of its stats is lowered.

                                                                                                                                                                           


Ideal nature: Modest or Timidd

Recommended moves:
Close Combat
Stone Edge
U-Turn
Ice Punch
Punishment
Encore
Substitute
Toxic