Join Date: Jun 2009
It's Hammer Time!
Time to check my hipsterity:
Mainstream (Total #: 30 > # >/= 20)
Krilowatt: 29 SO STRONGTH. Dobby is flat-out great, especially for something with such mediocre stats. I think Krilowatt deserves a little more usage, if only because of the awesomeness that is Magic Guard + 125 HP + SurfBoltBeam. And that's just getting started...
Aggron (Aron): 26 Moroni is pretty decent when he gets to battle, but I've had higher priorities than training the 'mons I bought when I thought items weren't important recently. Once he evolves, I have a feeling he'll be an absolute beast.
Salamence: 23 Are you kidding me? 23? Salamence is a LOT better than this! He has a wider move selection than Hydreigon, far more speed than Dragonite (which, tbh, doesn't matter), and better defensive typing than Cyclohm (in general). He isn't the best of dragons, but I would encourage anyone looking for a dragon to try him out. I'm not just saying this because Draco was one of my starters; he really is great! Trust me!
Volcarona: 23 Another of my starters not getting much love? For shame! Harry is a solid all-around player among my veterans. His coverage is pretty bad, but he's got nice stats, a really good STAB, and Levitate. I'd guess that training up a Larvesta is what turns most people off, but it's worth it!
Average (Total #: 20 > # >/= 10)
Breloom (Shroomish): 17 I bought Jo-Jo for the first of my three Gym installations, and I wasn't very impressed. It's probably just the general weakness of starting 'mons, though.
Colossoil: 17 ...this is completely unbelievable. Neville is, without a doubt, the best Pokemon I have, and it doesn't look like he'll be overtaken any time soon. Colosshale isn't that hard to train, and Colossoil gets a RIDICULOUS movepool with great coverage. My Battle Castle run with him isn't the best (I loathe you, Wormadam), but he really deserves about 10 more people using him. (Also, Neville as starting 'mon = best ASB decision EVAR.)
Serperior (Snivy): 16 I haven't used Jenna very much, but she did all right when I used her. No other comments.
Eelektross (Eelektrik): 15 I agree with what has been said about Eelektross thus far. Great coverage, good stats, sweet typing. What more could I ask from Enos? (Well, I guess getting TMs as a Tynamo, but...)
Flygon (Trapinch): 15 Training Mormon is such a pain. Trapinch is pretty bad tbh, and Vibrava doesn't seem much better. Flygon, though, definitely seems underrated. Coverage is good, defenses are not too shabby, typing is brilliant...yeah.
Venusaur: 15 I bought Silas for my Gym team, and he was consistently the best Gym 'mon I trained. I don't use him much, but I do think Venusaur deserves more appreciation. Coverage is pretty nice, stats are all-around solid, gets plenty of support options and Chlorophyll...why not use him?
Ferrothorn (Ferroseed): 12 Ferrothorn isn't the greatest Pokemon out there, but Nicko has served me pretty well. He gets enough coverage to be usable, his defenses are pretty nice (especially physical), and he works excellently in rain. Use him.
Gallade (Ralts-M): 12 My Ralts is on track to become a Gallade, although Nephi isn't that close yet. Gallade seems pretty awesome from what I've seen, though, so I'm looking forward to using him.
Reuniclus: 11 This is some crap. Not Reuniclus, its usage numbers. Reuniclus is pretty awesome in my experience, despite its lackluster coverage. Ginny has yet to completely fail me at any time, and her combination of support options and offensive prowess is top-tier. DEFINITELY a Pokemon I would encourage people to use.
Cradily (Lileep): 10 I didn't like Lileep very much, but Leethoof suggested I try one out for an every-weather Grass Gym team. OH. MY. GOSH. Lileep is an absolute beast if you start it out with the right moves. Zelda is up to Battle 6 in the Battle Hall as a freshmon, and she shows no signs of tiring. She gets even better in sand, although I haven't used her there yet. Pretty much what I'm trying to say is USE MOAR LILEEP.
Houndoom (Houndour): 10 I have no comments on Alma, since I have yet to actually use him in a battle.
Ludicolo (Lotad): 10 I like Lotad, and Beetle is no exception. He's successfully derped his way through a couple of matches, and he's on the verge of evolving into Lombre. I like the coverage he gets with just his STABs and Ice Beam, and I have yet to explore his other options. Definitely a contender.
Hipster (Total #: 10 > # >/= 5)
Abomasnow (Snover): 9 I haven't used Snorri enough to describe her performance in detail, but I've liked what I've seen so far of her performance (1 action). Definitely a hail-raiser.
Whimsicott (one Whimsicott, one Cottonee): 9 Two of these are mine. ^_^ I originally bought a Cottonee just because I could, but I bought another one to use for more offensive purposes (and also so I wouldn't have to re-nickname Ron). Ron has done a fantastic job as a supporter in his tenure, and I expect Marcellus to do the same.
Clefable (Clefairy): 7 Cleffa is bad. Awful, even. Practically atrocious. Once you evolve it, though, Clefairy is actually a pretty decent 'mon. Luna has done a lot better since evolving, and I can't wait until her movepool gets even larger (elemental EVERYTHING, support out the wazoo, etc.).
Gigalith: 7 I didn't think I'd like Goyle very much, but he's actually been pretty decent. His attack and defense are absolutely amazing, and his special defense is even decent in sand. I'd like to see more usage out of Gigalith, if only to abuse Heavy Slam.
Sawsbuck: 7 Marcia was part of my second-installation Gym team, and she did a decent job overall. The lack of coverage was a letdown, but she held her own with only Energy Ball, Double Kick, and Wild Charge as a Deerling. I'd like to see more use out of Sawsbuck, especially mine...
Cacturne (Cacnea): 6 I haven't used Merrin in battle yet, but he looks very promising.
Yanmega (Yanma): 6 ...I am in shock. This low in usage? Yanma is awesome! Jacob isn't the best of my 'mons, but he's still pretty great. Good coverage, nice stats, two great abilities (sorry Frisk...), not a megaton of weaknesses (a ton, yes; a megaton, no)...the list goes on and on and on. If I could choose any of my 'mons to see more use, it would be this guy.
Froslass (Snorunt-F): 5 I haven't used Sariah in battle yet, but she looks decent.
Vanilluxe: 5 MOAR ICE CREAM PLZ! In all honesty, Vanilluxe isn't garbage. Albus's stats aren't the best, nor is his movepool, but he can definitely perform in hail. I would suggest that more people seriously consider Vanillish to use; he did a stellar job in that department.
VERY Hipster (Total #: 5 > # >/= 1) WIP
Exeggutor: 4 Alther is a boss. Seriously, why don't more people use Exeggutor? His weaknesses hurt, sure, but he has a tricked-out movepool, some nice abilities (Harvest looks SWEET), and great stats. I bought him as part of my second-installation Gym team, and he never disappointed.
Shiftry (Nuzleaf): 4 Simon was hard to train, I'll admit, but when he was doing well, he was doing REALLY well. Shiftry has solid offenses, good speed and more power in sun, and even a couple decent abilities. Use more Shiftry, ASB!
tl;dr Go buy a Colosshale, a Yanma, and an Exeggcute!
I need to be more hipster, as my 'mons have an average ownership of 12.197. Time to go buy a Skitty, Minun, Barboach, Patrat and Basculin!
...and as soon as I get back, my computer dies. I will have really limited computer access for an undefined period of time, so please bear with me.
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