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Gaaradon Of The Dessert
November 19th, 2005, 10:41 AM
I picked cradily...okay lets here your votes! just to tell people you can vote more than one awnswer...

jc_rcw
November 19th, 2005, 12:52 PM
I like kabutops, or aerodactyl more.

Gaaradon Of The Dessert
November 19th, 2005, 01:44 PM
this isnt a popular poll...

Natsuki
November 19th, 2005, 01:54 PM
I think Aerodactyl is so completely awesome. :3 I'm a really big dinosaur freak, so that's part of it. XD But I also always liked having a big, strong Aerodactyl on my team in my Crystal and Silver versions. >=3

~Kelsey

Charaxes
November 19th, 2005, 02:00 PM
Oh I love the Fossil Pokes. I want to do an analysis on each and I believe I shall, although my mind is distracted at the moment.

I'll say Omastar, inspired by the real life extinct Nautilus with the physical and special defense beyond the roof, it can take the hits and keep on coming with its speciality: special attacks.

That and owned by the Rockets, what's not to love?

Mutters that his mind is too distracted to analyze and waiting for Alter Ego to post.

Random Plushie
November 20th, 2005, 01:02 AM
*awaits the long Cradily-based post from Alter* XD

Anyways, I voted for Omastar. ^^

I happen to think that Omastar ish very cute, and was one of me earliest Pokes. Just like Dark Weezing mentioned, its defenses are very high and can be quite useful when put to good use. ^^


...Yeah, and I voted Cradily, too.. I hang around Alter too much.. o_O

Fls4eva
November 20th, 2005, 01:05 AM
I voted for Kabutops, Aerodactyl and Cradily.. They just pwn...

Alter Ego
November 20th, 2005, 01:50 AM
Whoa, I'm holding up a mod. O_O Better post, eh? XD

Let's see...my absolute favourite fossil pokmon...need you ask? Cradily of course. *Huggles Cradily* Not only is it the most adorable little bugger of the lot (Come on, it's carnivorous, it's green, and it's got that lovably hungry smile on it all the time XD) but it would also pwn any other fossil pokmon in a one-on-one;

Cradily vs Kabutops

Kabutops is completely Giga Drain pwned. Also, if it's a physical attacker then Cradily can completely swamp it with Barrier, if it's a spec. attacker the Mirror Coat combined with Cradily's high Sp.Def will give it a fast and painfull end.

Cradily vs Omastar

See above. It might take longer to take down Omastar, but I'm afraid that there's very little the poor thing can do against a triple-Amnesia Cradily. Giga Drain and Earthquake would drop it eventually, another option being hitting the Omastar with Toxic and then stalling it out with Recover and Amnesia.

Cradily vs Armaldo

Rock Slide pwned. The strongest super effective attack that Armaldo can muster against Cradily is Hidden Power [Bug], assuming it has maximum IVs. But once again, Toxic, a triple Barrier, and Recover stalling would KO the opposition.

Cradily vs Aerodactyl

Triple Barrier and Toxistalling all the way, possibly with a few Rock Slides for good measure. A CB Aerodactyl could provide some trouble, but a properly fortified Cradily should be able to shrug the damage off. This one is perhaps the greatest treath but by no means unbeatable.

Yup, Cradily pwns, although it's movepool is a tad limited in certain areas. During my unenlightened days, I ran into one in NetBattle that massacred my whole team, I'm not making the mistake of underestimating it twice. No I'm not. Plus, it's my favourite! *Huggles Cradily again*

But since I don't feel like being too unfair, I'll point out the pros of the others too, because they're all tough;

Armaldo

High Defense and Attack stats and a fairly average HP. Despite it's Steel/Rock weakness Armaldo isn't a half bad physical tank, the best approach is probably to concentrate the EVs and nature on its Defense and HP and then give it Swords Dance to boost up its damaging potential. Armaldo also enjoys a somewhat better movepool than Cradily and the ability to learn moves like Rock Blast and Brick Break should by no means be underestimated. Plus, it can also learn Rapid Spin to take care of any nasty Leech Seeds or Spikes heading your way. It's rather vulnerable against special attackers though, especially with its low Speed and Water weakness, so I don't use Armaldo too much myself. It's not a half-bad pokmon though.

Aerodactyl

Pwhee for the most overused fossil pokmon in existence! Aerodactyl has very high Attack and Speed stats that have made it one of the most common physical sweepers in Netbattle. Since its defenses and HP aren't that great, the prefered fighting method with Aerodactyl is strike fast, strike hard and they quite often carry Choice Bands, with EVs and nature geared towards Attack and Speed. The ability to learn both Earthquake and Rock Slide gives this flying type a considerable advantage towards the type's classical weaknesses; Electricity and Ice. Certainly a tough pokmon by any measure, and by far the most popular.

Omastar

Quite badly overshadowed by Aerodactyl, but a fairly common choice for UU teams. Omastar's statline is very heavily based on Defense and Sp.Attack, making it a good counter against physical sweepers. Unfortunately, its Sp.Defense and HP are mediocre at best, which, combined with its double weakness against Grass and its normal weakness against electricity, make it pretty much a sitting duck against any competent special sweeper. However, Omastar is capable of having the Swift Swim trait, which, activated in combination with the right EVs, can actually make it faster than quite a wide range of other pokmon, allowing you to take down quite a few opponents, who thought they were faster, by surprise. It is also capable of learning a lovely little move called Spikes, so Omastar is quite a multi-purpose pokmon; Spiker, Tank, and Sweeper, although it doesn't particularly excell in any field. I think the biggest advantage of Omastar is that your opponent will never be able to be sure which of the approaches you have taken.

Kabutops

Unlike Omastar, Kabutops is geared towards physical attacks, with Attack and Defense being its highest stats. It also has a distinctly offensive statline, with higher Speed but lower defenses and HP than Omastar and is probably best suited to be a physical sweeper. With a quite formidable 70 as base Speed and the right EVs and/or Nature and the Swift Swim trait Kabutops can outspeed a great deal of pokmon, which, combined with its high Attack, makes it quite lethal in battle, although Aerodactyl performs better in this respect and doesn't need one turn of charge up, which has consequently knocked Kabutops down to being an UU as well. Kabutops' biggest weakness, much like Omastar's, is that it has very poor endurance against special attacks which often gets it KOed quickly in battle. And while it's capable of learning some counter moves towards its weaknesses (Aerial Ace against Grass and Fighting types and Mud Shot against electric types) they don't really have that much power to them and as such, often fail to provide the one-hit KO that Kabutops so desperately needs. One thing that annoys me about this pokmon is that it learns the whole HP draining set of Grass moves (Absorb, Mega Drain, and Giga Drain) but lacks the Sp.Attack to make anything useful out of it. It is also capable of learning Rapid Spin, but lacks the proper defenses to really act as a Spinner. It's not too bad as pokmon go, but I'd say it's still the weakest of the lot.

So yeah, I think that's all I have to say for the moment. Since I'm taking this from the perspective of fighting potential I obviously haven't included the first stages of any pokmon because they learn exactly the same things, just a bit faster. And it's, of course, completely okay to like/love unevolved pokmon too (Lileep ish kawaii ^^) but that doesn't mean they'll be much good in battle.

Ibuberu
November 20th, 2005, 02:18 AM
Niah,great long post their Titan.^^

I voted for -

Omastar.
Eh,its just cute,and not a pretty bad fighter I must say.Its Defense ish good,yes.

Kabutops.
Its another one which appeals to me for no reason.Maybe its those blades for arms thingy.

Lileep
I just like that guy,so cute,yes,it also evolves into Cradily.

Cradily
Darn you Titan,and your influence.
But,yeah,its cute,that smile,it doesn't come along everyday on any pokemon you know!Those eyes ain't half bad neither!

Smarties-chan
November 20th, 2005, 02:21 AM
Needless to say cradily pwns every other fossil pokemon ^_^ And it's so utterly kawaii too ^_^ I mean, who could resist that huge man-eating plant thingy and that adorable smile? Cradily has everything needed to take down sweepers and is a decent skarm counter too, due to its trait, suction cups. Cradily has a limited movepool, but all its stats (apart from speed) are above average and it can learn moves like rock slide and earthquake, making it an awesome tank, and mirror coat can be used to take down those pesky suicunes and other spec sweepers. Cradily is also and excellent kyogre counter due to its high special defense and hp, making it possible to survive up to two ice beams from a standard kyogre. It can easily stand up against any OU and/or uber pokemon.

Eig
November 20th, 2005, 06:28 AM
Lileep & Cradily, of course! Lileep is cute, has a beautiful Shiny Colour, and evolves into Cradily. Cradily is cute too, and can be trained to be a killing machine (at least my Cradily from Ruby is a killing machine).

devilicious
November 20th, 2005, 07:01 AM
Cradily. I've liked Cradily more than any other fossil Pokmon since Ruby & Sapphire came out. All others seems... plain.

METALX
November 20th, 2005, 11:45 AM
Aerodactyl For Sure, Because For Some Reason It Looks Like A Legendary Fossil Pokemon Not A Commen One, Unfortunatly I Wanted To Pick Armaldo And Kabutops Too But I Messed Up.

Nedrag Terces12
November 20th, 2005, 12:38 PM
kabutops and aerodactyl, they're among the few i know on that list :P

MistMermaid
November 21st, 2005, 10:34 AM
Omastar I gess i actully dont know

♥Digimon Fans here?♥

Light_Azumarill
November 21st, 2005, 10:40 AM
Erm... I think... *is sweating from Alter's long Cradily post and everyone voting Cradily* Lileep. And Omanyte, Anorith, and Aerodactyl. Those are my favs. I like Aerodactyl because it's very dinosaur-ish. I like Lileep because it's absolutely adorable! =3 I like Omanyte for the same reasons, plus I have a thing for snails. ^-^ SNAILS ROCK! And lastly, Anorith because those eyes are just too big and cute to say no to.

I'm not the best at comparing stats. Though... I must explain my absence of Cradily. You see, I still don't like it enough to have it be one of my favorites. ^^; Though, I am starting to get a bit fond of the fossil pokemon, and I think if I just draw it I shall like it more. It was kinda cute in the latest pokemon episode. Don't worry though Alter! Your influence is working slowly on me! I used to despise both Lileep and Cradily, and now I'm alright with Cradily and I so wanna catch a Lileep on my Ruby game!

XD I feel like such a traitor!!

Shiny Meganium
November 21st, 2005, 11:10 AM
You can't beat the original 5 in my opinion.

Alter Ego
November 21st, 2005, 11:27 AM
Erm... I think... *is sweating from Alter's long Cradily post and everyone voting Cradily* Lileep. And Omanyte, Anorith, and Aerodactyl. Those are my favs. I like Aerodactyl because it's very dinosaur-ish. I like Lileep because it's absolutely adorable! =3 I like Omanyte for the same reasons, plus I have a thing for snails. ^-^ SNAILS ROCK! And lastly, Anorith because those eyes are just too big and cute to say no to.

I'm not the best at comparing stats. Though... I must explain my absence of Cradily. You see, I still don't like it enough to have it be one of my favorites. ^^; Though, I am starting to get a bit fond of the fossil pokemon, and I think if I just draw it I shall like it more. It was kinda cute in the latest pokemon episode. Don't worry though Alter! Your influence is working slowly on me! I used to despise both Lileep and Cradily, and now I'm alright with Cradily and I so wanna catch a Lileep on my Ruby game!

XD I feel like such a traitor!!

Heh, relax Melissa, we aren't going to crucify you for that or anything. Erm...I think...XD Yes, Lileep is cute, as proof of this, I would like to bring out exhibit A (For the benefit of those who haven't bothered to look at it in my siggy):

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/2834/lileeps7vg.png

Come on...total cuteness! XD I would have voted for Lileep and Omastar too, but I clicked the 'Vote' button too soon by accident. >.<

Anyhow, like I said it's okay not to like Cradily yet. You see, pokmon like Cradily aren't the hyped-up media darlings that are considered cute and lovable by definition, they need time to grow on you, for your taste to refine. But in the end, you won't understand how you didn't realize their cuteness before. ^^

Neo Android
November 21st, 2005, 11:43 AM
None are really my favourite pokemon but if i had to chose it would be Armaldo

Pete
November 22nd, 2005, 11:03 PM
Go go.....Kabuto!!! And of course Omanyte!!!
How can you not like them?
They're so cute. A couple billion could take on your Cradily, and win, Alter!

Dragonite Tamer
November 23rd, 2005, 08:05 AM
It'll always be aerodactyl for me. It rules.

Psychopathic Canine
November 23rd, 2005, 12:22 PM
Omanyte I hav chosen!!!Omanyte woz my first fossil pokemon and he is still my fav!!!

Team-Aqua-Admin
November 23rd, 2005, 04:04 PM
I love Omanite! So small and cute! He's so underrated.. -_-

Fury of Ninetales
November 23rd, 2005, 08:10 PM
i voted for armaldo because of its variety of moves and it evolves from a shrimp and shrimp taste good. YUM!!!

[Technya]
November 23rd, 2005, 11:45 PM
Okay so here are mine.

1.Kabutops
2.Omastar
3.Amaraldo

Houndour2005
November 24th, 2005, 03:42 AM
I have voted for them all, too.

Charizard_Fire_God
November 25th, 2005, 12:53 AM
I have an Attraction towards Aerodactyl. Those Sharp fangs... that long tail... those large wings... tha horns... tch, she's so Draconically beautiful... ^.==========.^

RedGyarados
December 1st, 2005, 02:56 PM
Aerodactyl

Dragonite Tamer
December 2nd, 2005, 11:22 AM
I got a lvl 60 kabutops from a friend yesterday and it pwns.

nick-xx
December 7th, 2005, 02:34 AM
i like the kabutops and the old episodes with the lighthouse (great episode right)?

Intuition
December 12th, 2005, 10:50 AM
To be honest I don't really like any of the fossil pokmon :P Never had one in my party on any of the games..:)

RedGyarados
December 30th, 2005, 06:45 PM
I like Aerodactyl because he looks like a dinosaur.