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I feel like you talked smack about Oddish, the only pokemon I love, but I can't remember. Either way, tell me why Oddish is so great.

I never talked smack about Oddish. I giggled, but then looked her up and corrected my opinion. 

Oddish is a fantastic Pokemon and deserves to exist. As always, flavor-wise and competitively. 

FLAVOR

Spr 1b 043.pngIn my estimation, the most important thing about Oddish is that, like many Pokemon in Red/Blue, there was a greater amount of black in the original sprite due to a limited pallette. This made Oddish look creepy and enigmatic. A real 謎の草。Oddish looks witchy, like the mandrake it is based on: its pokemon Yellow entry states “It may be mistaken for a clump of weeds. If you try to yank it out of the ground, it shrieks horribly.” On the subject of Pokedex entries, Oddish is one of two Pokemon who is given a scientific name, Oddium Wanderus. There’s a common theory online that Pokedex entries are grossly inaccurate because they are written by the 8-year-old protagonist. I like to think that he or she thought “oddium” meant “odd” instead of a misspelling of Latin for “hatred.” I don’t know of he or she thought “wanderus” was a funny pun on “wander” and “wondrous,” but it definitely doesn’t translate to Latin. 

Obviously Oddish is cute

Competitive

Oddish can’t stand up in normal metagames. If you give her eviolite and use her in sunlight she might be able to hold her own against rarely used Pokemon.

Oddish shines (ha) in little cup, where all Pokemon are unevolved and level 5. She fires off solar beams off of 75 special attack at double her normal speed in the sun. There’s not much to say since she’s such a little cup staple. 

There is a blog called Thanks, Bulbapedia, which chronicles the useless or obvious things written in the Pokemon wiki, and I think “Oddish is a combination of odd and radish (a vegetable) and a pun on oddish, meaning “somewhat odd.”” definitely makes the cut. 

http://thanksbulbapedia.tumblr.com/

If anyone else thinks a Pokemon doesn’t exist feel free to hit up my ask. They are all important and special. Aside from Megas.

FEEBAS
Feebas is such a cool Pokemon. You know how to catch him in Ruby, Saphire?



The probability of finding a water tile with Feebas on Route 119 is approximately 1/73, with six possible fishing spots on 436 water tiles. In Mt. Coronet, it is 1/132, with four possible fishing spots on 528 water tiles. If the player reels in one Pokémon in every tile, the chance of passing every Feebas tile without reeling in a single Feebas is 1/64 on Route 114, while in Mt. Coronet it is 1/16.


Put in English, you have to fish multiple times on each tile of river on an entire root and you STILL might miss him. So he is rare, and owning one was a sign of dedication back in the day.
How do you evolve Feebas? you take the ugliest Pokemon and you feed it pretty berries. You stuff it so full of berries that make it beautiful that it maxes out its beauty and when it evolves it turns into a beautiful Mermaid. With the same stat total as Gyarados, only specializing in defense and special defense, Feebas tells us that we can make ourselves pretty through hard work, in the same way Magikarp taught us we could make ourselves strong. How cool is that?
ICE CREAM CONE
Vanilish is cute! His original sprite is a such a tiny blob it might take you a few moments to realize he’s an ice cream cone. 

Vanilluxe isn’t a terrible special sweeper. He has the best stat total of an ice-type that isn’t legendary. Also, have you heard the theory about their eyes?

They’re cool. Everyone else in the kingdom gets it. 
HUBERT
Forthcoming

FEEBAS

Feebas is such a cool Pokemon. You know how to catch him in Ruby, Saphire?

  • The probability of finding a water tile with Feebas on Route 119 is approximately 1/73, with six possible fishing spots on 436 water tiles. In Mt. Coronet, it is 1/132, with four possible fishing spots on 528 water tiles. If the player reels in one Pokémon in every tile, the chance of passing every Feebas tile without reeling in a single Feebas is 1/64 on Route 114, while in Mt. Coronet it is 1/16.

Put in English, you have to fish multiple times on each tile of river on an entire root and you STILL might miss him. So he is rare, and owning one was a sign of dedication back in the day.

How do you evolve Feebas? you take the ugliest Pokemon and you feed it pretty berries. You stuff it so full of berries that make it beautiful that it maxes out its beauty and when it evolves it turns into a beautiful Mermaid. With the same stat total as Gyarados, only specializing in defense and special defense, Feebas tells us that we can make ourselves pretty through hard work, in the same way Magikarp taught us we could make ourselves strong. How cool is that?

ICE CREAM CONE

Vanilish is cute! His original sprite is a such a tiny blob it might take you a few moments to realize he’s an ice cream cone. 

Vanilluxe isn’t a terrible special sweeper. He has the best stat total of an ice-type that isn’t legendary. Also, have you heard the theory about their eyes?

They’re cool. Everyone else in the kingdom gets it. 

HUBERT

Forthcoming

Cleffa?

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Good choice! Baby Pokemon are very hard to defend. I was a little scared but as I thought about it, Cleffa is a fantastic addition to the pokemon family. I will be splitting her defense into flavor and competitive, so scroll down if you care more about a competitive defense of Cleffa.

FLAVOR

You can disagree with the existence of baby Pokemon, but provided they must exist, I submit that Cleffa is the cutest baby Pokemon, especially when you look at her Gold/Silver/Crystal sprite: 

http://www.smogon.com/dex/gs/pokemon/cleffa

She has small eyes, small cheek circles, and a cleft lip, which are all very unique cute traits, not your typical big eyes/huge head/ circle mouth formula. 

Since you’re given a random baby pokemon that has a higher than normal chance of being shiny from the daycare in the games, many young player’s first shiny Pokemon was probably Cleffa. This means that a cleffa with green ears and a sparkle was the first special surprise for many young children, and her existence is a treasured memory for them.

Baby Pokemon are an annoying idea, but because Cleffa is a baby, she adds to Clefairy and Clefable’s mystique. Clefairy was the second rare Pokemon you could catch in Red and Blue. If you hung out in Viridian Forest long enough, you might find a Pikachu under a mountain of Kakuna carcasses. As you fled from zubats and geodudes in Mt. Moon, you may be shocked to find a Clefairy, soft, white, and mesmerizing. Clefairy is special because it’s rare. On top of that, to evolve it, you have to use one of limited moonstones. So to keep Clefaries rare in a game where you can breed boxes full of pokemon, they introduced a baby Pokemon: Cleffa. You have to max out Cleffa’s happiness to get a Clefairy. that means it spends a lot of time with you, and that Clefairy will be special and rare. Clefable even rarer.

Here is the list of Baby Pokemon. Pretend you have to cut one. Did you choose Cleffa?

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Baby_Pok%C3%A9mon

If so you just let Chingling live. You’re the worst person at infanticide I’ve ever seen.

COMPETITION

Cleffa is surprisingly useful, depending on the metagame. With magic guard and a plethora of support moves, she makes a nifty cleric in Little Cup (all pokemon are level 5 and unevolved). 

Cleffa is perhaps the most effective user of the FEAR strategy in more popular metagames. FEAR stands for Focus Sash, Endeavor, (quick) Attack, and either Rattata (the first Pokemon to use this strategy) or Recover. With a focus sash, which always leaves the holder with 1 HP, any attack will put Cleffa at 1. Then she can use Endeavor, which puts your opponent at your HP. If you have hail or sand up, your opponent gets buffeted by the weather, and they faint. But Cleffa has magic guard: weather does not effect her, and neither do entry hazards, so she’ll never drop her focus sash. She can’t be poisoned or burnt to whittle down her health, so the opponent MUST attack her and, if it is level 100, almost certainly will put her at 1 HP. After your opponent faints, Cleffa can use any handy support move, such as wish to heal a friend, or set up light screen or reflect to make the next opponent less threatening. By choosing Cleffa over Aron as your FEAR user, you sacrifice his ability to use items to recover (Cleffa must use a focus sash, but Aron’s ability, sturdy, is a focus sash) for the fact that Cleffa can withstand hail, which hurts Aaron, and cannot be burnt. Thus some teams need her if they want to FEAR. If you are using a gimmick team, with multiple FEAR users, you have to use Cleffa alongside clefairy, Clefable, and Aron if you want to annoy your opponent 4 times. There are other annoying gimmicks (minimize, baton pass, lunar dance) that need Cleffa if you are going to fill out an entire gimmick team. 

As you can see, Cleffa has an important niche in the competitive scene, and much value from an aesthetic and nostalgic point of view. Her inclusion in the Pokemon canon is very warranted. Finally, Clefairy’s name in Japanese is “Pipi” and Cleffa’s is “Pi” so that sounds like peepee and pee respectively. 

Thanks for the challenge. If anyone else has a Pokemon they think is worthless or would be better off non-existent, go ahead and give me an ask. I already disagree. Unless it’s a mega evolution. 

Put a Pokemon in my ask and I will defend it to the death and explain why it’s cool. <3

No megas (indefensible)

Grawlix

I’m putting all my faith into humanity’s goodness, and hoping I get a Swirlix holding a Whipped dream in exchange for mine on the GTS. Fingers crossed.

Me, today, looking for a female combee on Route 4

Uh&#8230; it&#8217;s less surprising than you might think, Serebii

Uh… it’s less surprising than you might think, Serebii

Mother: What is that Pokemon DOING?!
Me: No, he&#8217;s not&#8230; it&#8217;s&#8230; here let me show you his front sprite. He&#8217;s&#8230;

Me: He&#8217;s idly twisting his nipples.

Mother: What is that Pokemon DOING?!

Me: No, he’s not… it’s… here let me show you his front sprite. He’s…

Me: He’s idly twisting his nipples.

Guess which Pokemon I plagiarized these from.

Guess which Pokemon I plagiarized these from.