I love hearing about why people love the things they do. It tells you a lot about what sort of person they are. In the same way, I really like to hear why certain pokemon are our favorites. There have been favorite pokemon threads before though, and those attract a series of lists with short descriptions. Let's not have that. I want some real thought out descriptions, so here's the topic: What Pokemon are very dear to you for special reasons? I don't just mean that they look cool, or that you had a good playthrough with them when you were 10 (though that can be part of it.) These pokemon are important to you in a way that they aren't to most people. I'll kick things off with a couple examples: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Mawile isn't the most popular pokemon. It has a small following of people who manage to find it cute though, and I suppose that means I'm part of that following. There came a day when I sat down and really and looked at Mawile for the first time. I considered all of it's parts: the innocent face, the mencing maw, and I realized that Mawile's deceptive dual nature reminded me of myself. I love kittens. Kittens are the best. I could snuggle fluffy cats all day long. Also, I like to make my foes suffer. I greatly enjoy a sense of having power and control of situations and others... something I don't let show very often. Suddenly this pokemon wasn't just another random gen 3 mon. It was symbolic of my personality. Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide It's in my avatar, how could it not be here? I didn't have a traditional generation 3 experience, rather I played Pokemon Colosseum since I was late to the Game Boy Advance. While browsing Serebii.net to see what kind of Shadow Pokemon I would be encountering, I saw Flygon. Something just clicked when I saw it: It's green, my favorite color. It's sleek and long. It looks like a dragonfly, one of my favorite animals. It's something of a desert elemental, and I find sand to be a very cool power. It's somehow a dragon despite it's slim floaty appearance. I wanted it immediately. When I caught it, I was not disappointed by the performance. Back in gen 3 Flygon was a boss, and I quickly found myself leading nearly every battle with it. Then I transferred it to my Diamond version, and continued adventuring with the very same trusty Flygon, and its children for a few more years. I've since lost that save, but I haven't started liking Flygon any less.