Hey Pokefans, Olivia here, today I’d like to share my first top 10 article featuring annoying Pokemon. Every gamer has their pet peeves when it comes to video games. In this post I’d like to just focus on a few selected Pokemon that are recognized as being especially annoying or quirky. When it comes to Pokemon, there are more than enough of them to talk about. Hit the jump to check the list!
The alphabetic Pokemon called Unown comes in all different shapes and sizes, yet is not any good. Other an being letters that can be deciphered, Unown only can use one attack and does not evolve. The only useful things they could possibly be used for would be training a level 5 Pokemon and collecting. Other than that, Unown are useless and were replaced with Braille in Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire.
I cannot begin to say how many times I’ve accidently caught these cute little pests known as Oddish. Catching a Pokemon by accident results in wasting Pokeballs, money and possibly the empty slot in your team, reserved for a different Pokemon. Whenever the unfortunate event occurs when you can’t run away from a weak Pokemon, Grass-types like Oddish, it will use a status-damaging attack to Paralyze, Poison and/ or put the first Pokemon in your team to sleep.
Everyone playing Pokemon Black and White for the first time has walked up to an item eager to obtain free supplies. Suddenly, the item hops and the player is thrown into a battle with a large-sassy-mushroom named Amoonguss. Amoonguss is poison-type and happily poisons your first Pokemon in your team. Different from Oddish, Amoonguss has lots of HP and becomes more of an annoyance.
If you have played any of the original Pokemon games or the (slightly newer) reboots, LeafGreen & FireRed, you know why Snorlax is on this list. The first time Snorlax is encoutered in Pokemon Red & Blue, this silly thing is sleeping on the middle of the road in Route 12, and blocks your path. Even though it’s visible to the player in the over world, you cannot interact with it until much later on, after the Pokeflute is obtained. Now, this may not mean anything to some players, but Snorlax is level 30 and is a pain in the butt to catch and/or defeat. In LeafGreen/FireRed, the clever people over at Gamefreak gave the Snorlax a Chesto Berry to hold. A Chesto Berry awakens a sleeping Pokemon in battle. This means when ever the player finally got Snorlax’s HP down, it used Rest, healed itself completely and then wakes right back up with that darn Chesto Berry.
Along with ugly Pokemon introduced in Gen 5, extremely tough and cheap Pokemon were created as well. Eelektross is a prime example. This Pokemon is in fact a fish, yet Eelektross is electric-type, has the Levitate ability, has high Attack and a ridiculous moveset. Eelektross is the one Pokemon in battle that you do not want to mess with.
Eelektross is almost annoying as Hydreigon, but not quite. The brutal dragon-type Pokemon known as Hydreigon has maxed out stats and can learn a large variety of powerful moves. Here’s the catch, it’s very difficult to even raise one of these tough guys. It’s first form, Deino does’t evolve until level 50 and the second form, Zweilous doesn’t evolve until 64. Training a not-so-great dragon-type until level 50 is pretty darn annoying. When a trainer takes the time and effort to raise a Hydreigon, the end result is owning one of the best Pokemon out there.
I’m sure this will confuse a lot of people, but let me explain! Arceus is known as The Creator, or the “God” of Pokemon; I really felt like GameFreak was being too clever about this. I always thought it was strange for an average Pokemon trainer(the one you play as) to just happen to be able to catch an all-mighty Legendary Pokemon. Then, to catch the God-like Arceus, pretty much takes the cake. It should be more of a difficult task or at least recognized as a greater accomplishment than it is (topic for another post? ok!). Here is where Arceus can be annoying; Arceus has maxed stats, but more importantly, it can be all types and can learn most attacks. Due to it’s special ability, what ever kind of plate Arceus is holding determines it’s type. There are three things that put Arceus at a disadvantage because of this: Arceus cannot hold useful items in battle unless it’s normal type, finding all the elemental-plates is no easy task and Arceus is not duel-type (duel-type is usually prefered over single-type.
This should be the first Pokemon you think of when you think annoying. Back to what I said about Snorlax, If you have played any of the original Pokemon games, Zubat is the first extremely annoying pokemon you ever encounter(millions of times). In the first few Pokemon games, there are no “Running Shoes”, you have to walk every everywhere at a slow pace. After 5 minutes of first venturing into Mt. Moon, the player runs into thousands of Zubats. If the player is unable to get away this little guy will, Zubat will proceed to waste a turn by using the crappy move Leech Life, because it’s the only thing it knows. Just as bad as Zubat is Golbat. Golbat appears in every single Victory Road (except in Generation 5) and is faster, a little tough but still annoying.
Please tell us about any Pokemon you find to be annoying in the comment section below!