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Miss Doronjo
March 29th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Of course, you may know that there are now about 57 pokemon that can't evolve, no matter what circumstances. (not including legendary pokemon.) Now out of all those 57 pokemon, which are your favourite pokemon(s) that cannot evolve? If you had to pick between the two, would you prefer pokemon that can evolve, or the ones that cannot?

You can view all the pokemon that can't evolve here (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/List_of_Pok%C3%A9mon_that_do_not_evolve).

Me? Well, my favourite pokemon that can't evolve are Milktank, Kangaskan, Seviper, Absol, and Spiritomb. Sometimes I would prefer pokemon that can't evolve for numberous reasons, such as I find that with pokemon that can't evolve, you don't have to worry on the conditions to evolve those pokemon; for instance, you won't have to trade these certain pokemon to evolve, or make them hold a certain item. I dunno, I guess its easier that way to raise them in my own personal preference I guess.

Anna
March 29th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Hmm... I like some, hate some. My favorites include
Tauros- I just like them.
Quilfish- I like its design.
Miltank- Source of MooMoo Milk! :D
Tropius- Awesome all around.
Absol- Movie 6 made me feel sorry for it.
Bouffalant- Who doesn't like Afro Bull?
But my all-time favorite is Audino. Cute, awesome, helpful, and amazing. Especially in a certain webcomic.

Ones I hate would be
Pachirisu- God that thing is fugly and annoying.
Corsola- It's small, pink, and annoying.
Chatot- Ugly and I never had any luck with it in-game.

There's such a big variety in the Pokemon that I hate to generalize, but I often find that these type of Pokemon don't serve me very well in-game.

Mr Cat Dog
March 29th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Lapras, Aerodactyl and Heracross are three of my favourite Pokemon anyway; that you don't need to evolve them to get them is an added bonus whenever I catch one (or revive one in the case of Aero).

With regards to whether I prefer evolution over rigidity, hells yeah I want my Pokemon to stay the same. All the fuss about levelling up and levelling up with happiness and trading with some obscure item attached to it... ugh! Can't be dealing with that. Obviously, evolution has its gameplay benefits and is one of the hallmarks of the series in all its forms - and it is satisfying whenever a critter finally evolves due to happiness and such - but if the whole concept was abolished with, I wouldn't cry over it.

jynx
March 29th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Lapras--loved it since Gen1.
I like Miltank slightly too.

Saryka
March 29th, 2011, 02:08 PM
My personal favourites include Miltank, Pinsir, Heracross, and Lapras. Heracross especially has always been a favourite of mine - I like its unique typing and crazy awesome attack stat. The fact that you don't have to wait around for it to evolve is also really cool in my opinion.

As for whether I'd pick Pokémon that can evolve or those who can't, I don't really have a preference. There are advantages to both. With Pokémon that can evolve, it's cool to have it change shape every so often, sometimes even adding secondary types or gaining new abilities. It's nice to have that kind of change once in a while. Pokémon that can't evolve have that added convenience of being strong right off the bat, instead of waiting for it to evolve to get stronger. So it doesn't matter much to me if a Pokémon can or can't evolve.

Meduza
March 29th, 2011, 02:17 PM
For some reason, my favorite has to be Maractus. It's design seems perfect in everyway and doens't need an evolution.

Yurusumaji
March 29th, 2011, 02:21 PM
I love so many of these.

Torkoal, Audino, Lapras, Shuckle, Mawile, Plusle, Minun, Absol & Pachirisu. I don't really judge Pokes on whether or not they evolve. I think a lot of the ones that don't evolve are just as awesome as ones that do.

imevil
March 29th, 2011, 02:31 PM
i love absol, tauros, spiritomb
but my fave has to be...








HERACROSS

Dark Piplup
March 29th, 2011, 02:46 PM
I loved Scyther as he was and had him on my team. But now he doesn't count. Sigh. And same with imevil i loooooovvvveeee Heracross! And typically I chose the ones that evolve. It's not that i'm prejudice I just tend to like them better.

Hoenn
March 29th, 2011, 02:50 PM
I like Maractus' design and I plan to use one in my team sometime soon. I also like Miltank, another one I need to get round of having in my team :)

Zeffy
March 29th, 2011, 03:17 PM
The ones that I like are Throh, Tauros, Miltank, Tropius, Spiritomb and Absol! And if I had to choose between the ones that can evolve and the ones that can't, I don't know what I'd choose. Well, both of them can fair well, maybe a mixed answer of both shall do.

GirlyGirl
March 29th, 2011, 06:38 PM
I LOVE AUDINO!!!!!
Shes girly, pink, & so adorable :D

Gunn
March 29th, 2011, 09:36 PM
Sometimes I would prefer pokemon that can't evolve for numberous reasons, such as I find that with pokemon that can't evolve, you don't have to worry on the conditions to evolve those pokemon; for instance, you won't have to trade these certain pokemon to evolve, or make them hold a certain item. I dunno, I guess its easier that way to raise them in my own personal preference I guess.

Huh, I never thought of that. o: I'll go ahead and admit that I never really liked Pokemon that couldn't evolve, because for that reason (as you mentioned) I found them to be boring so I just overlooked them as nothing.

I've always liked Skarmory for a couple of reasons; it's a Pokemon that first appeared in my favorite generation and I admired the design. I thought that the developers did a good job stirring up their creativity to promote a new type, at that time of course.
Since I'm talking about Skarmory, it got me thinking: I don't see it evolving or having some sort of pre-evo.

Other favorites are Lapras and this generation's fav Stunfisk, lolol. ;D

Sabrewulf238
March 29th, 2011, 10:12 PM
My favourite pokemon that can't evolve would be Lapras, Shuckle, Seviper, Mawile, Tropius, Chatot, Rotom, Sigilyph and Stunfisk. With my overall favourite being Seviper.

I like a good few actually, but I don't ever have one on my team in the end. I've always liked the idea of my pokemon changing over time....and when they don't change I don't feel like I've accomplished as much.

Axeliira
March 29th, 2011, 11:08 PM
Lapras, Girafarig, Seviper, Pachirisu and Mawile are some of the Pokemon that do not evolve and are considered my favorites. I was hoping for a pre-evo for Seviper and a post-evo for Pachirisu (primarily thinking about Emolga, but that didn't happen).

Poster
March 29th, 2011, 11:37 PM
Pinsir and Heracross, 'nuff said. These guys are the reason why Darwin's theory is yet to be fully accepted by Pokefans.

PlatinumDude
March 30th, 2011, 01:37 AM
I'll do the ones from each generation:

Gen I: Aerodactyl

Gen II: Heracross, Skarmory

Gen III: Sableye, Tropius

Gen IV: Spiritomb

Gen V: Sawk, Basculin, Sigilyph

dkmec20
March 30th, 2011, 02:08 PM
My favorite Pokemon that can't evolve is Kecleon because I like its ability and because it looks cool.

Hoenn
March 30th, 2011, 02:20 PM
Miltank, Stanler & Durant, Lunatone & Solrock theres probally more but theyre the 5 that stick out in my head, I really like their designs and they're pretty cool Pokémon :)

shadowmoon
March 30th, 2011, 02:52 PM
sometimes, i like pokemon that do not evolve because you dont have to worry about it changing its design and stats
my favorite ones are: lapras, aerodactyl, skarmory, absol and spiritomb

and castform because its so cute ^^

BringYourOwnKites
March 30th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Spinda has to be my favorite Pokemon that cannot evolve. I love how they all have different spots.

WildEagle
March 30th, 2011, 07:51 PM
TAUROS and AfroBULL <3

They just look so badass together. Tauros and Bouffalant <3

King Gumball
March 30th, 2011, 08:55 PM
My favourite is Alomomola *points to sig*. It is my current favourite pokemon behind Cherubi/Cherrim, and it can't evolve!

JALEEMEE
March 31st, 2011, 12:49 AM
Lapras and Sableye for sure.

I think they definitely deserve to have evolutions with some sort of stone.

But they are just awesome.

RYOUKI
March 31st, 2011, 08:51 PM
My favorite would be Mawile, Spinda and Emolga. All of them are just too cute!

Although, I don't really like Pokemon that doesn't evolve. I found them quite boring that they change throughout the whole game.

Arc
March 31st, 2011, 08:59 PM
I think, I'm with everyone with HERACROSS. But no one mentioned the coolest of them all! Dunsparce! That little guy was cool.

Sammi
March 31st, 2011, 09:28 PM
Lapras is probably my favorite; it has a cool design and I like its typing.

After that, Sawk (seriously I didn't think I'd use the thing long-term in my Black team but it's pretty cool), Skarmory and Absol (awesome designs), and Ditto because of its amazing breeding power and Transform.

Mr Mime
April 1st, 2011, 07:02 AM
Tauros and Lapras are my favourites that don't evolve.
Tauros is so strong and mighty, where Lapras is so elegant and calm.

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
April 2nd, 2011, 11:48 AM
It doesn't matter if they evolve or not to me, if I like them then I'll use them no matter what :)

I was going to make a list of the ones I like but frankly I like the majority of them :)

fenyx4
April 2nd, 2011, 12:44 PM
Of course, you may know that there are now about 57 pokemon that can't evolve, no matter what circumstances. (not including legendary pokemon.) Now out of all those pokemon, which are your favourite pokemon(s) that cannot evolve? If you had to pick between the two, would you prefer pokemon that can evolve, or the ones that cannot?

Sometimes I would prefer pokemon that can't evolve for numberous reasons, such as I find that with pokemon that can't evolve, you don't have to worry on the conditions to evolve those pokemon; for instance, you won't have to trade these certain pokemon to evolve, or make them hold a certain item. I dunno, I guess its easier that way to raise them in my own personal preference I guess.

Hmm...lots of Pokemon here. I guess some favorites would include:

Absol: BA, awesome design, awesome cry, awesome Attack, awesome abilities, all-around awesome. I consider him to be somewhat related to Johto's Legendary Dogs. He doesn't need to evolve; he just needs a boost in his base Defense stat! One of the best Pokemon ever.

Ditto: Squishy, wild card, and quite helpful during Pokemon breeding, as strange a process as it is. And his newly-gained Impostor ability is awesome.

Pinsir: good design; hate how the one's in Emerald's Battle Frontier spam Swords Dance, Reversal, and/or Guillotine all the time. >:[

Tauros: Intimidating, awesome design, and looks like he could critically hit a car while thrashing with his utter brawn.

Lapras: nice design, nice transporting function, powerful techniques, but insane to take down in the Battle Frontier T_T

Aerodactyl: Equals Speed. And is also awesome, being awakened from a fossilized state. But first and foremost, he equals speed. One of the basic rules of Pokemon mathematics. King of the skies and rock-induced flinching, as well. :)

Unown: So mysterious and enigmatic with its awesome shape variants! (yet so weak, beyond comprehension, even... ;_;)

Girafarig: a palindromic giraffe that's part Psychic-type with a cute design? Sign me up!

Dunsparce: he's...OK. Serene Grace ability is decent. Annoying to face due to its predictable Glare move. DESPERATELY needs an evolution.

Qwilfish: name is spelled awesome, pwns Mudkipz, and acts like a freaking spiked balloon.

Heracross: MEGAHORN!!!! I love its design, plus its game and anime cries, and how it just whacks things away. VERY annoying to face in Battle Frontier because you have to predict whether its going to Megahorn you or Counter you, both of which will hurt if you don't 1HKO it. Sadly, it's my 2nd-most-hated opponent Pokemon ever, though, for reasons I'll likely iterate in TCTI or the Advance Generation subforum.

Corsola: nice, soothing design and colors with a relaxing cry.

Skarmory: Steel Bird FTW. Its game cry is AWESOME. Ka-ru-kee-kee!

Stantler: nice design, and its a psycho deer that can make Illusions!

Smeargle: it can learn any nearly any move, and its a painting beagle!

Mawile: Those jaws positioned the way they are amazing and fits Mawile's decoy.

Plusle/Minus: mainly I like them due to their abilities, their cries, and the fact that they can make cute widdle pom-poms out of electrical sparks! :3

Zangoose and Seviper: awesome feuding pair, though Zangoose gets the edge because of its scars, its claws, its nifty abilities, and its Attack. Seviper is slightly repetitive due to a snake-based Poison-type Pokemon preceding it in Kanto.

Solrock and Lunatone: SUN ROCK! MOON ROCK! These are where Sun Stones and Moon Stones (should) come from! Good designs, though I hate facing them in combination under the command of Tate and Liza. ;_;

Castform: This cute little guy changes with the weather and has its own signature ability and move, to boot! Perfect for Hoenn's climate.

Kecleon: This Pokemon changes type with each hit! I love setting up my planned "type" moves and decimating this species in a coherent fashion. :)

Tropius: A Grass/Flying dinosaur yielding fruit (bananas). Munch away, children!

Spiritomb: The design looked very iffy at first. I'm OK with it and the "108" recurrence, but why did it have to take one of the coolest Pokemon names ever? I would've liked seeing "Spiritomb" on Heatran or Cofagrigus....

Rotom: seems cool. I just wish that BW's alterations changed its Electric-type rather than its Ghost-type.

Sawk/Throh: worst names ever, especially Sawk. :( Thankfully, the designs manage to be their saving grace. Not the best designs, but decent designs that assist in helping me tolerate their horrible, horrible names.

Maractus: I'm going to love toying with its Water-absorbing abilities. :) Pink flowers are a slight turn-off, though. Remind me of Vileplume, Roserade, Cherrim, and/or Bellosom/Lilligant~Doredia.

Sigilyph: Freaking awesome. I consider it to be as Legendary as Unown, and I love the origins of its design. Its name is quite awesome to say as well.

Emonga: In English and Japanese, I dislike pronouncing its name because my tongue feels all weird. Cute as heck, and its a FLYING SQUIRREL! Not only do I consider it to be the Pikaclone of Unova, I also consider it to be a Pachirisu evo and Unova's fourth "lost" starter Pokemon (in the same vein that Pikachu was for Kanto in Yellow Version). Hey, people are late to pick Pokemon in Unova as well! Like Whitlea, who I hope gets Emonga in the anime. But apparently, Iris already got one... ;_;

Mamenbou/Alomomola: I actually like both names, but I think its English name could have been saved for something else...

Cryogonal: Looks creepy, but is an awesome Ice-type with a great name.

Crimgan: Underrated. I dislike how its color scheme blatantly mimics that of Salamence and Feraligatr, but he looks like a decent Dragon-type. Shiny colors are horrible, though. >_>

Bouffalant: AFROBULL/BUFFAFRO/ROLE PLAY used Afro Break! Does anymore need to be said? I prefer its shiny variant as that coloration looks a bit less like Tauros.

Stunfisk: Herpderp fish deserves to be last. But this thing is just so freaking funny, paradoxical, and memetically epic with a nice English name and a hilarious Japanese name - all at the same time! Without its newfound charms, I would probably loathe this thing like heck. Quite a feat for the only fish weak to Water-type moves. -_-

Heatmor & Durant: Durant's design is nice. Heatmor's design is butt-ugly; something is seriously wrong with its head and it ruined its tolerable red-yellow color scheme! I really wish Durant wasn't 4x weak to Heatmor, it's rival. For a rivalry, that damage seems a bit excessive... And we missed out on having a Fire-type ant (which needs Bug-type and Steel-type squashed in, somehow) and a Water-type anteater...

Overall, pretty much all of the not-evolving Pokemon are OK, with some being preferred more than others. As seen, I like a majority of them, and can pretty much tolerate all of them as Pokemon. :) I see the convenience of some of them being strong at the start, but a lot of them are either too weak and unusable or outclassed by other Pokemon that actually evolve. >_> The lack of evolution requirements is a major plus as well. Personally, I prefer evolving Pokemon, though, mainly because a Pokemon's progress is much more evident and better reflected by Pokemon evolution. The phrase "Training from the EGG up" manifests even more, and each evolution is INDEED a sight to behold and relish. :cer_boogie: The natural progression also highlights the strengths of Pokemon as they grow via evolution.


Although, I don't really like Pokemon that doesn't evolve. I found them quite boring that they change throughout the whole game.

Huh..? But they don't change throughout the whole game.. (pertaining to physical form and Base Stat Totals). :cer_confused:

danno 507
April 7th, 2011, 08:08 AM
Dont really have a fave from them and i prefer pokemon tht evolve....gives something to look forward to when leveling them up