In order to celebrate the release of Pokkén, the Source Gaming team has come together to discuss their favorite Pokémon. Let us know your favorite Pokémon in the comments below!
Picking one Pokémon is pretty difficult. I guess if a gun was held to my head and I had to name one, it’d have to be Sandslash. It’s probably not a surprise for regular readers as I mentioned Sandslash as my most wanted Pokkén Tournament newcomer, and again in SourceCast #9. Sandslash has been a favorite since my childhood, and I don’t think that will change.
Honestly, this is a really hard choice. If I had to decide, my favourite would be either Palkia or Dragalge. But Palkia is a legendary, that’s totally lame! So I’m going with Dragalge. Why do I like it though? First of all, the type combination is pretty nice. Poison is one of my favourite types after all. The design itself is the icing on the cake, not sure why I like it though. Maybe it’s just the colors, or the complex structure.
Mega Rayquaza. What? I’m a sucker for OP things.
When I was a kid, I usually hopped around from pseudolegendary to pseudolegendary (Dragonite! Tyranitar! Salamence and Metagross!). But a Pokémon that’s so OP it got banned from standard play and created it’s own anything goes tier? That’s awesome.
Ivysaur. Always Ivysaur. Upon my very first play of Pokémon when I was a child, Bulbasaur was my starter, and while I also love Bulbasaur and Venusaur to death. Ivysaur’s design to me is perfect, not too tank like, not too cutesy. Fun fact: Sakurai cut my two favorite Smash Bros characters from Brawl (Wolf and Ivysaur). I made myself sad now.
I’ve actually got two, and which one is higher at the moment is basically random. Weavile is the first, it’s got a wonderful design (take the Kamaitachi inspiration in Sneasel, but with ancient Egyptian garb), a fun type combination, and can go all upside people’s heads with Ice Shard or Pursuit. But my other favorite is Greninja, because it led me personally experience an interesting phenomenon in the series. My favorite animals are frogs (tree frogs especially), my favorite type is Dark, my favorite starters are almost always the fastest…it obviously wasn’t created for me, but it feels like it could’ve been. I think almost every Pokémon player finds this at one point, a Pokémon that looks like it hits their favorite marks or design choices. That’s the power of a series with this many beloved characters and so much powerful iconography.
Wooper. My favorite Pokemon always changes. Pikachu and Raichu are always near the top, as well as Flareon and Flygon. But recently when trying to discover my favorite Pokemon, the choice became 100% clear. It’s Wooper. Wooper is not only adorable, but probably the goofiest looking dude in any Pokemon media.
Wooper evolves into Quagsire. And while Quagsire is a much better Pokemon stat wise, he loses a lot of the charm Wooper always had. Don’t get me wrong, Quagsire is still hilarious looking and I like him. But Wooper is on a whole ‘nother level of perfectness.
If my life depended on it, I say Golurk. It’s a giant robot that flies and punches stuff. You don’t need much more than that. 😀
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Mains: Yoshi (64), Game and Watch (Melee), Wario (Brawl), Wario/Pac-Man (Smash for 3DS/Wii U)