Originally Posted by Fat Mario With Lasers
...Hey wait. How many pokémon with no evolutionary lines do we have NOW? We could predict how many of them will evolve in XY...
Here's a nice chronological list:
Gen I: 20/146 (13.7%) without legendaries, 25/151 (16.6%) with
Gen II: 32/240 (13.3%) without legendaries, 43/251 (17.1%) with
Gen III: 52/365 (14.2%) without legendaries, 73/386 (18.9%) with
Gen IV: 42/458 (9.2%) without legendaries, 77/493 (15.6%) with
Gen V: 56/601 (9.3%) without legendaries, 104/649 (16.0%) with
On another note, I wonder what it would be like if Shedinja had 5 HP like in the Mystery Dungeon games.
Almost all SE attacks and stuff like confusion would still KO Shedinja in one hit, but now it can survive stuff like Sandstorm, Hail, Toxic, Spikes, and Stealth Rock for 4 turns.
It would be a nice middle ground between what it is now and the Magic Guard proposal, but unfortunately the potential's stuck in a spin-off game.