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Miss Doronjo
April 23rd, 2011, 08:36 PM
Have you ever disliked a certain pokemon, then out of the blue when you get to know it, you started to have an appreciation for it? Why did you dislike the pokemon in the first place, and why did you suddenly start liking it?

For example...I was a REAL Blissey hater, until...you know what? I've used it a couple of times, and it saved my ass in battle many times... Why didn't I like Blissey? Well, being ht best special wall in the game, I use to hate how everyone used it and the game is stalled. :|

flight
April 23rd, 2011, 11:14 PM
Quagsire, until I knew how amazing of a flipping annoyer it could be in certain battles. Unaware Quagsire is literally a giant middle finger to any standard set-up sweeper and well...yeah. I used to find that super annoying, but who am I to hold it against poor Quagsire? I knew if I were to get an Unaware one myself, I'd love that thing to death and use it to annoy each and every single one of my opponents out there :D;

Another one that I used to slightly dislike was Lucario, only because of it's hype, but I understand why in a sense. In battle, if used correctly, it could really dish out some serious damage(especially the Nasty Plot set which is unpredictable for the most part and pretty useful if I say so myself).

I also have this dislike thing with Zorark(again, the hype that it got), but like the Lucario situation, except I'm never really used it in battle before, so I wouldn't really know what to make out of it. I know that it is fairly frail and that one has to be extremely careful with it's use or risk it being KO'd right off the bat, which makes it even more frail than Lucario(at least Lucario has a lot of resistances). But again, I've learned an important lesson from HG/SS Batte Factory that one cannot really judge a Pokemon based on appearance and whatnot, as you really don't know what they could be really capable of unless you try them out yourself.

Spanner226
April 24th, 2011, 10:20 AM
Koffing, Weezing, Grimer, and Muk, until I learned that koffing and weezing are EXCELLENT defense tanks, and grimer and muk are EXCELLENT special defense tanks. Meh, I never liked poision types, though.

I never really liked bug pokemon too much until I learned how good they can be.

NamelessGuy
April 24th, 2011, 11:01 AM
I despised Blissey until I found out about its massive HP and moveset.

Aurora01
April 24th, 2011, 11:06 AM
Well, for me, it was Electivire...
I never really liked it. In fact, I hated it.
But now... it's a reliable member of my team in Diamond... ^_^

Zayin
April 24th, 2011, 11:37 AM
I didn't like bug type Pokemon until I decided to use a Scizor then a Volcarona. I didn't like Yamask nor Oshawott until a heard their cute Japanese voice in the anime.

ISA56 2.0
April 24th, 2011, 11:56 AM
I hated Muk until I actually used it in battle. Still have a dislike for Poison-types in general though:\

King Of The Blues
April 24th, 2011, 12:00 PM
I hated Oshawott and it's evolutions but after a while and seeing it in the anime I've gotten to like. That's been the same for a few more fifth generation Pokemon like Sandile, Darumaka, Genosect and a few more.

Mr Cat Dog
April 24th, 2011, 01:08 PM
The Tynamo family: mainly because I was jealous of its no-weaknesses but wanted it to me so much faster than it eventually becomes. Now that I have one on my team, I appreciate it so much more, but have also come to like its design as well. Funny on how opinions change like this when you finally use the Pokemon itself.

Toshiro.
April 24th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Togekiss.

When it first came out, I thought it's design was horrible, and that in wrecked the Togepi evolution chain, but then in Platinum, I decided to evolve my Togetic into it, and I actually ended up liking it a lot. It helped in many battles.

Aquacorde
April 24th, 2011, 04:17 PM
I had that attitude toward most of the Hoenn Pokemon when I first saw them. It was only until halfway through Emerald that I started thinking "You know what? I really like these guys." And now they're my favorites. <3

Seeds Horizon
April 24th, 2011, 05:05 PM
All Dragon types. If it makes sense, I hated them because they easily owned my Pokes on almost every game I played. But, In my White version, after tired of getting owned by Haxorus and Hydreigon, I finally said "Scraw this! Im getting myself a Axew and Evoing it to Haxorus and fighting fire with fire! Get ready little boys, cause the big man is gonna be coming!" Or something along those lines. So in my second playthrough, I grabbed mahself a Axew and got it to a 52 Haxorus by the E4 <3. Now I absolutely luuuurve Dragon types, though I hate them a teensy bit if other trainers are using them D:.

miju-kun
April 24th, 2011, 05:31 PM
There's Mr. Mime and the Slakoth family.

I first hated Mr. Mime because I think its design is UGLY but when I saw him on the anime, I was like "OMG SOOO CUTE!!" Same for the Slakoth family.

Kaori
April 24th, 2011, 06:33 PM
It happens with every Pokémon that I end up disliking whether it being the design, competitive play or just its annoyance GameFreak has given it within battles, that I begin to adjust to in a short amount of time. I'd say one of them would be Stunfisk though. It's alright in battling, but its design and cry in a battle just irked me so much haha. It also appears so much in the puddles of Icirrus City. @_@ But, I've adjusted and learned to just laugh at its failcry. u_u

Impo
April 24th, 2011, 07:19 PM
There's Mr. Mime and the Slakoth family.

I first hated Mr. Mime because I think its design is UGLY but when I saw him on the anime, I was like "OMG SOOO CUTE!!" Same for the Slakoth family.

I've always loved both of those D:

I used to hate skarmory. Because it was slow. Now I love it in competitive battles :)

PlatinumDude
April 25th, 2011, 01:25 AM
I hated Klinklang at first, but it grew on me because of how cool Gear Grind, its signature move, looked in B/W. I also hated Eelektross, but it also grew on me because of its incredible movepool.

Sabrewulf238
April 25th, 2011, 02:26 AM
I never really disliked them, but until Soul Silver I was pretty indifferent towards Tyranitar and Crobat. Now I've used them in my main team I really like them. :)

Also I was indifferent to Croagunk but Platinum made me like it much more.

BenjiTheKid
April 25th, 2011, 04:36 PM
I used to not be a fan of Houndour and Houndoom. I had tried using them in my team a long time ago when I was still a preteen playing Pokemon and I hated them. But while doing my monotype run, I fell in love with the Houndour/oom I caught and I have a new found respect for them. She got me out of sticky situations and became my favorite Pokemon on my SS team.

Also, Sceptiles family. I used to hate their design and them in general. But since getting Emerald version, I've used them in challenges twice and Sceptile is pretty tough for a grass Pokemon. Its no power house by any means (Typhlosion is the power house of that generation), but its pretty strong. For a grass Pokemon.

And ice Pokemon in general. I never used to like them. Now I find them quite useful. Freezing moves come in handy because a frozen Pokemon can't move at all. (Opposed to a paralyzed who has a 50/50 chance of being able to.) And some ice moves are pretty neat.

Lockmaster24
April 25th, 2011, 05:49 PM
I hated Zubat and Golbat in Red/Blue/Yellow simply because when you took a step into a cave thats all you saw. But once they got an evolution, Crobat, I began to respect them that little bit more. And as most people I believe everyone hated Magikarp, they thought it was a waste of money until they saw Gyrados.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
April 25th, 2011, 05:57 PM
I hated Ulgamoth because it was a bug type poke, but now I love it because it defeated the Elite 4 by itself. :>

Zeffy
April 25th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Back then, I despised Blastoise so much that whenever I see it I just bleh. But it grew on me.

Chillout
April 26th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Mamoswine (it hurts me to say that i ever doubted it) I absolutely hated Mamoswine as well as Ice as a type, but one day i asked my friend when i was bored pick any of your pokemon breed it i will start a new game and the only pokemon i will use throughout the whole game will be that pokemon. So he took full advantage of my trust worthy nature and sent me a Swinub egg. I was furious but a deal is a deal, At first it was torturous Swinub died almost every battle, but by the grace of god it evolved, twice and quite fast. Than after that i never looked back Mamoswine is easy in my top 10.

Nutella
April 26th, 2011, 01:57 AM
I used to dislike Jynx, until I raised one from a Smoochum (which I didn't like as well), and grew on it.

Dark Piplup
April 26th, 2011, 01:16 PM
I have that with a lot of Pokemon. So many I can't even remember!hen I first saw Raichu I was like " ugh Pikachu is so much better I will never evolve my Pikachu!" But now I have grown to really like it. And yes I will evolve my Pikachu.

Simon Alexander
April 26th, 2011, 01:57 PM
I used to despise chimchar, but then I used it for shits on a playthrough of Platinum and it has really grown on me <3

Also, though he isn't a pokemon, Barry really grew on me after seeing him in the anime. I used to think he was stupid and I hated them, then I realized how adorable he is in the anime, and I don't mind him so much in the game. I kind of hope the same will happen for me for Bianca. >> You see her a LOT in-game and it'd be nice not having to rage over her incompetence.

Sammi
April 26th, 2011, 02:08 PM
I didn't necessarily hate it, but I was very indifferent about Sawk and then I used it on my team in Black, and I was like "Oh hey, it's actually pretty neat. It can stay. :D" Never though I'd use it the whole time! I figured I'd swap it out with a different Pokemon later.

I guess I was also that way with Roselia. Didn't like the design much, didn't plan to use it ever. Ended up giving its line a shot in one of my Pearl or Platinum playthroughs (can't remember which one anymore) and I love Roserade now and have nothing against Roselia anymore.

Arumus
April 26th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Whenever a new generation comes out I hate them because they're not Kanto, but then I grow to like the majority of them. I did dislike Hitmontop, but now it's pretty cool.

Timbjerr
April 26th, 2011, 02:31 PM
I guess I was also that way with Roselia. Didn't like the design much, didn't plan to use it ever. Ended up giving its line a shot in one of my Pearl or Platinum playthroughs (can't remember which one anymore) and I love Roserade now and have nothing against Roselia anymore.

This. I thought Roselia was one of the more useless GenIII pokemon, and Roserade failed to impress me the first time I saw it, but I fell in love with it the moment I saw its stats/movepool. :D

Also, Galvantula. I wasn't too excited about the bug/electric type combination, but once I used one in my White version, it was absolutely beastly with Thunderbolt and signal beam. :D

Pika-power
April 26th, 2011, 02:58 PM
I used to hate the look of Hitmonchan, but now it is in all my leafgreen playthroughs.

psychomew2
April 26th, 2011, 03:08 PM
I would have to say carracosta. I kinda hated all shell smashers because I saw them all the time on pokemon online. I gave it a shot anyways and it has been working out pretty well. I guess its just one of those things you hate to go against but like to use XD.

Hikamaru
April 27th, 2011, 03:12 AM
This. I thought Roselia was one of the more useless GenIII pokemon, and Roserade failed to impress me the first time I saw it, but I fell in love with it the moment I saw its stats/movepool. :D

Also, Galvantula. I wasn't too excited about the bug/electric type combination, but once I used one in my White version, it was absolutely beastly with Thunderbolt and signal beam. :D

I have a Roserade in all my Gen IV teams and it really performs well.

Ninjutsu95
April 28th, 2011, 07:46 AM
Houndoom. I used to hate it, and then when i looked at it, one time, i was like... This is great! Arguably one of my most favorite now. funny how life works, huh?