Submitted by -Mezzo- 688d ago | opinion piece

10 Best Pokemon You’ve Probably Never Bothered Catching

WC - “Gotta catch ‘em all”; even in Generation Five, and with over 600 of the little buggers in existence, those words will forever serve as the ultimate goal for players of the Pokemon games. In reality, though, most players of the popular series of handheld games will never even consider this a viable target and will settle instead for simply building up a team of six that they believe are capable of conquering any region in the Pokemon world. (Culture, Pokemon)

Relientk77  +   688d ago
I dont think they are the "best" but I'll say Tauros and Kangaskhan from Pokemon Red and Blue because they were in the Safari Zone, and such a pain to catch. Oh, and rare.
#1 (Edited 688d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Nimblest-Assassin  +   688d ago | Helpful
10) Lanturn
9) Tentacruel
7) Milotic

There... this is one of those 10 split on 10 pages

Also, some of those pokemon are hard to get... Milotic was something I wanted to have, but getting a feebas and then boosting its beauty is hard as hell
ItsTrue  +   688d ago
You saved me from all that clicking. Thank you!
NastyLeftHook0  +   687d ago
froslass was a good pokemon.
Gaming101  +   687d ago
Which Pokemon did I not bother catching? All of them, because Pokemon sucks! Grow up you babies!
#1.1.3 (Edited 687d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(2) | Report
Nimblest-Assassin  +   687d ago
Oh watch out guys.... we got a badass over here
hkgamer  +   687d ago
I always caught them by using some sort of glitch. Had to go to safari zone, then fly out to the tiny little island and run/swim up and down. Then you would see every pokemon from safari zone. You can actually do that for any area to be really honest.
TrendyGamers  +   688d ago
Heracross is always a good choice.
Relientk77  +   688d ago
Yeah, he's actually like the only one on this list I actually had. However, I pretty much only played Blue, Yellow, and Gold/Silver
ChunkyLover53  +   688d ago
Bu..bu.bu...but you gotta catch'em all!
Relientk77  +   688d ago
I believed that for Pokemon Blue and Red. Then they started added Pokemon, like 100s lol. My Pokemon Blue file has all original 151, but I dare not try with Gold/Silver or any of the later entries
WildArmed  +   688d ago
Like-wise, before I believed "This is it, 151, must get 'em all, or crap out my game boy trying"

Then a few years later, you have 600 pokemon.. it just doesn't matter anymore. They are going to add another 300 whenever they feel like it.

Your collection will never be complete. I think it really hurt once they decided to keep increasing the Pokemon. I loved Red/blue/yellow, heck even Gold/Silver was awesome, 100 new pokemon? I can deal w/ that. Then they just kept doing it again and again.

Never touched a Pokemon game since :(
SuperLupe  +   688d ago
Same here, Pokemon lost its magic to me when they started adding Pokemons left and right.
AnimeAvenger  +   688d ago

So most of you are saying you gave up on Pokemon games after gold/silver because they just kept adding more Pokemon? Sounds like I'm one of the few who still like the Pokemon games since the original.
jghvhv  +   688d ago
None of those Pokemon are even in the top percentage.I'll stick to my Rattata,thank you very much.
Swiggins  +   688d ago
You give me hope Youngster Joey, you give us all hope!
Green-Ranger   688d ago | Spam
LAWSON72  +   688d ago
flygon insapphire/ruby was amazing eventhough it took an effort to get him to evolve because i thought his first two forms sucked
#5 (Edited 688d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
MGSmarioPRO  +   688d ago
I catch all of them in yellow, gold and this year in black. If i look to what people use in metagame this 10 are overlooked because they just don't have space in the good teams (even if i put out the legendaries). The only exception is Heracross because he was very used before the last gen.
wnek9  +   688d ago
magikarp does splash attack!
Lockon  +   688d ago
10) Lanturn
9) Tentacruel
7) Milotic

I've caught every single one of these, except froslass and bisharp.
#8 (Edited 688d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
ApolloTheBoss  +   688d ago
Most of these I've never even heard of. 1st generation will ALWAYS be the best.
Relientk77  +   688d ago
This is so true, and I havn't heard of like any of the list either
jghvhv  +   688d ago
Lanturn-Gen 2
Tentacruel-Gen 1
Bisharp-Gen 5
Milotic-Gen 3
Kingdra-Gen 2
Jirachi-Gen 3
Heracross-Gen 2
Flygon-Gen 3
Medicham-Gen 3
Froslass-Gen 4
Gen 1 is Red,Blue,Yellow.
Gen 2 is Gold,Silver,Crystal.
Gen 3 is Ruby,Saphire,Emerald.
Gen 4 is Diamond,Pearl,Platinum.
Gen 5 is Black,White,Black 2,White2.
Just in case you were wondering which games these new Pokemon came from.
Sigh  +   688d ago
like most of you, I do LOVE the first generation and still think it's the best pokemon roster out of all generations out there. But in Diamond/Pearl's generation, Vespiquen I personally liked. Loved her enormous defence and special def when you buff her with this move I forgot... loll.. I think only Vespiquen can learn though. Havnt played pokemon in 4 years loll.
GenericNameHere  +   687d ago
More power to you for liking Gen 1 Pokémons. I've played all main Pokémon games, and I've never let nostalgia cloud my judgments and stop me from liking the newer Pokémons. ALL Pokémon generations have had shitty and awesome Pokémons. Here are mines (only some, not all)
Gen 1: Charizard good, Geodude bad
Gen 2: Tyranitar good, Sunkern bad
Gen 3: Rayquaza good, Whismur bad
Gen 4: Giratina good, Bidoof bad
Gen 5: Hydreigon good, Trubbish good
I don't mind more Pokémons, as long as the games are as fun as they were over a decade ago.
HonestDragon  +   688d ago
This was very well thought out and very well written. I'm impressed by this article. I've never seen a top Pokemon list quite like this one either. I was actually just discussing this with some of my friends the other day.

I've always seen that having a Grass, Water, and Fire type in your team is very necessary, but that's just me. While it might handicap you to using up three known spots, it leaves you with three other spots for various types and strategies. In terms of the game's adventure without facing other players, I've always employed Grass, Water, Fire, and Flying so I get that balance of type advantage and getting around easily with Surf and Fly. Then I can have two other types of my choosing for whatever strategy I'm aiming for.

Still, this is a very good list. The only one out of the ten I've ever used in a main party was Heracross. Not in competition with other players, mind you, but the main adventure.
goldwyncq  +   688d ago
Butterfree is underrated.
BlaqMagiq24  +   687d ago
I played in every gen of Pokemon including BW (dont know if ill play BW2) but my two favs will always be Charizard and Typhlosion.
Jirachi  +   687d ago
10.Munchlax Because munchlax has some egg moves that it can learn snorlax is a beast with
9.Ditto Even before imposter ditto i loved using ditto
8.Blaziken Before it got speed boost
7.Latias Because for some reason latios is more popular
6.Froslass Really this pokemon's typing alone is a good reason to get,imo yet nobody does because it's not high tier

5.Jirachi Jirachi maybe be popular compared to no legendary/uber pokemon but among legendary pokemon jirachi Isn't that popular even though it has good stats,move pool and typing
4.Alakazam sure Alakazam is high tier but compared to pokemon like gyrados it's not very popular
3.Empoleon(see alakazam)
2.Gengar(see above)
1.Scizor Again it may be high tier but it's not very popular among within it's tier.
Hazmat13  +   687d ago
i've always hated Pokemon, never liked it one bit the show was eh but after like 10 shows and 5,000 games its complete shit.
helghast102  +   687d ago
What part of "Gotta catch 'em all" don't you understand?

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Releases in August 2014

2m ago - We have a very strong month all around coming up, with the PLAY 2014 promotion offering up cross-... | PS3

LEGO Batman 3 Cast Trailer Features Adam West

15m ago - Warner Bros have released a new trailer for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham taking at the game's col... | PC

The Last Of Us Remastered Review | DailyStar

24m ago - Thought The Last Of Us was good? Wait 'til you see it remastered for the PlayStation 4 | PS4

It’s Time For Zelda To Improve Its Stories

51m ago - Zelda's stories are great, but they could - and should - be a lot better. | Wii U

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post

Momodora III Review - Not Great, Not Terrible (Twinfinite)

1h ago - Mike G from Twinfinite writes: Platformers are a strange bird. Some are relatively simple run-... | PC