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Prince Kingdra
December 16th, 2005, 06:18 PM
What is the most underrated pokemon in your opinion?

Mine would have to be Walrein.

Gokey Shuckle
December 16th, 2005, 07:52 PM
Believe it or not, I think it's actaully Golem. I've never seen it been used but it does have some good potential. i used one is Fire Red and it did just fine in my game. I think it's just uncommon in competitive play though.

Ash_Pokemaster
December 17th, 2005, 03:46 AM
Porygon probably. Few times seen to be used and both in the CPU of the Games.

Shiny Meganium
December 17th, 2005, 06:27 AM
Glaile. Most people use Lapras so Glaile gets ignored.

Charaxes
December 17th, 2005, 08:35 AM
The Kanto humanoid types, Magmar, Jynx, Electabuzz, everyone is so evo happy, they kinda ignore these solid basic types.

My Jynx can kick so much rump, and my Magmar isn't too shabby either. Hee.

poke lover
December 17th, 2005, 05:56 PM
Id have to say its Ditto. Most people I know think its useless, but if used right its awesome.

Chiru
December 17th, 2005, 07:43 PM
I probably have no clue what I'm talking about, but I think Sandslash is pretty underrated. I have one on my Crystal version. It has great attack power and speed, and it can take out most pokemon in one or two hits. I'm pleased with it :|

Smarties-chan
December 18th, 2005, 12:25 AM
There are so many. I can't reallly say wich one is most underrated, but Sudoowoodo is way underrated. Sure its speed and SP.Defense suck, but it's great against physical attackers and can take down a standard Salamence any day. Also, like Dark Weezing said, Electabuzz, Jynx and Magmar. They all have a lot of potential due to decent movepools and stats. Jynx for example, has excellent qualities for a sweeper and the move Lovely kiss helps it beat pokemon with high defenses, such as Shuckle. And an Electabuzz with a good Hidden power and thunderbolt can do some serious damage. And Focus punch (for predictable switches) takes care of Tyranitars. It's basicaly the same thing with Magmar, but with Flamethrower instead of Thunderbolt. Also, Tentacruel is a decently strong pokmon with HP, SP.Defense and Defense all above average. And it can learn Mirror coat, that makes it extremely useful against electric and psychic type pokmon.

Dragonite Tamer
December 18th, 2005, 12:48 AM
Manectrics are hardly ever used but they're very fast and some have static. Also I think Snorlax is underrated. It can learn most attacks like psychic, ice beam and surf. I had a lvl 67 one on Silver once and it owned.

Ibuberu
December 18th, 2005, 01:05 AM
Feebas.

I mean,come on.It be way underrated.The only reason most dudes try to catch that thingy ish cause they wanna Milotic.
Feebas,unlike Magikarp can learn TMs mind you.

You should see how my Feebas in Emerald kicks rear.^^

kohei
December 18th, 2005, 02:14 AM
Manectrics are hardly ever used but they're very fast and some have static. Also I think Snorlax is underrated. It can learn most attacks like psychic, ice beam and surf. I had a lvl 67 one on Silver once and it owned.You should look at some competitive battles. Snorlax is way too over-used.

Imo, Gardevoir is pretty under-rated. Most people would probablly prefer to stick with Alakazam because of it's Spp.At+Speed, but Garde has more base HP and defenses than Alakazam, so it can survive more blows.

Plus, Gardevoir more sexy.

Deathspector
December 18th, 2005, 03:23 AM
I'd have to say that I think that Fearow is too underrated. Most people I know completely hate Fearows, and never use them in any competitive battling. I quite like Fearows.

Just think of its butt-kicking move Drill Peck! I just love that move...

Shadowfaith
December 18th, 2005, 03:28 AM
I agree with Weezing, Jynx, Magmar and Electabuzz are underrated. They are actually awesome Pokemon if you train them up properly, I'm pretty sure you can take on the Elite four with just those three XP

Nintendo freak
December 18th, 2005, 03:55 AM
Mine would have to be Walrein.
Walrein's underrated? I should fix that! XD (seriously, I'm using Walrein on XD)

Anyway, back on-topic. I actually think the most undderated is Dunsparce. The only trainers I've ever seen with it are on the Sevii Islands, Colo, and XD. If at all, I've never seen it once in the Frontier. So basically, it's almost completely unnoticed by the players AND the programmers!

Save the Dunsparce! And the other underrated pokemon while you're at it.

Ok, I'm done.

RSL
December 18th, 2005, 02:11 PM
I'd have to say Luvdisc or Unown.
Luvdisc may be used by some Trainers, but I have never seen a Trainer using an Unown besides me and XD opponents on Quick Battle.

Charaxes
December 18th, 2005, 04:35 PM
Let's see, I'd say of the fossils, I'll say Kanto, I'd think Omastar is one that should be used more. Everyone is more on Kabutops and Aerodacytl and their strike hard and fast statset, not to mention their looks. Omastar can take abuse with both stats and play on the Special stats, which is harder to evade for its opponents.

Anything else, Alter Ego will jump in and wait until he say about Cradily. Hehehe.

Houndour2005
December 19th, 2005, 01:32 AM
I also agree about Porygon.

master chuckle
December 19th, 2005, 02:29 AM
I think alot of psychic types are overlooked in favour of Gardevoir and Alakazam: ie; Grumpig, Chimecho, Girafarig, Xatu, Jynx, Mr.Mime, ect. Shame, because these guys are some of my favourite pokemon.

Lie Ren
December 19th, 2005, 09:01 AM
Dunsparce... the thing is so adorable... but its never used for anything.

jc_rcw
December 19th, 2005, 10:34 AM
Zangoose is so underrated in the metagame, but its pretty much good.

Intuition
December 19th, 2005, 10:57 AM
Granbull. It can be quite strong u know ;)

Pidgeot79
December 19th, 2005, 09:52 PM
Id have to say its Ditto. Most people I know think its useless, but if used right its awesome.

Have you ever even been on NetBattle? Ditto is probably most worthless piece of pie you've ever seen, in battle anyways. It wastes an entire turn transforming into something, and by then it probably has less than half of its HP left, due to its icky stats.

I agree with Weezing, Jynx, Magmar and Electabuzz are underrated. They are actually awesome Pokemon if you train them up properly, I'm pretty sure you can take on the Elite four with just those three XP

Elite Four?! The Elite Four, and pretty much everyone else in any Pokemon game are a piece of cake.

Also, Weezing isn't underated. It's a great physical wall, can Will-O-Wisp, Explode, and Haze. It's in the standard tier.

Charaxes
December 20th, 2005, 12:34 PM
Ditto can be used right, but you got to know your opponent's Pokemon to make the best use of it.

Weezing, hehe. I forgot to say that, giggles. Yes, good wall, speedy, can do much fun.

Of course one of the best underrated ones to use is one of the best walls there is, Wobbuffet!!! Wobbu! Wobbuffet can be a wonderful wall with a deadly strikeback, just like Ditto, got to know your opponent's Pokemon to use him properly.

Pidgeot79
December 20th, 2005, 01:59 PM
Ditto can be used right, but you got to know your opponent's Pokemon to make the best use of it.

Weezing, hehe. I forgot to say that, giggles. Yes, good wall, speedy, can do much fun.

Of course one of the best underrated ones to use is one of the best walls there is, Wobbuffet!!! Wobbu! Wobbuffet can be a wonderful wall with a deadly strikeback, just like Ditto, got to know your opponent's Pokemon to use him properly.

Wobbuffet is considered an 00ber pokemon. Not underated at all. Wobbuffet's ability, Shadow Tag traps the opponent. Then you use Encore, and Counter/MirrorCoat away. Its high HP allows it to succesfully to pull that off.

jc_rcw
December 20th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Ditto can be used right, but you got to know your opponent's Pokemon to make the best use of it.

Weezing, hehe. I forgot to say that, giggles. Yes, good wall, speedy, can do much fun.

Of course one of the best underrated ones to use is one of the best walls there is, Wobbuffet!!! Wobbu! Wobbuffet can be a wonderful wall with a deadly strikeback, just like Ditto, got to know your opponent's Pokemon to use him properly.

Weezing isn't speedy, its rather slow. Also wobby is Uber-awesome its not allowed in the metagame for its great power.

Mystic
December 20th, 2005, 07:29 PM
I'd have to say that I think that Fearow is too underrated. Most people I know completely hate Fearows, and never use them in any competitive battling. I quite like Fearows.

Just think of its butt-kicking move Drill Peck! I just love that move...

I was using Pidgys for a good long time (Up to Pidgots) since I've started Pokemon, about back in 1997. But then I found out that Fearows are a bit faster, I think. They get better attacks to, some what. Drill Peck is pwnage in my oppion.

Golem was in one episode, I think.

So far, I think the Regis have been under rated. Unless they've been on an episode and I haven't seen it.

kohei
December 20th, 2005, 10:36 PM
So far, I think the Regis have been under rated. Unless they've been on an episode and I haven't seen it.Um, the newest movie co-stars the Regi's with Rukario. They are also in the Pokemon Symphonic Medley opening sequence too.

Imo, the Regi's were used a lot before, but I hardly see people using them anymore.

Charaxes
December 21st, 2005, 03:32 PM
Weezing isn't speedy, its rather slow. Also wobby is Uber-awesome its not allowed in the metagame for its great power.

Weezing can be speedy if trained right. Not the fastest no, but not the slowest either. Just need the right kind of egg training and Carbos to help with this. Just can get the drop on someone slower, but either way, the defense makes up for a lack of speed.

Octillery. High Physical and high special. Slow though but does have a wide range of Special and Physical attacks and decent defenses. Discuss.

Drummershuff
December 21st, 2005, 03:38 PM
I think ditto is, because i used one in FireRed for the elite 4 and he was realy good! But he has to be used properly otherwises he's useless....Still underrated though.

-matt

The Fallen
December 21st, 2005, 03:42 PM
There are quite a few. If it doesn't evolve most people won't bother catching them. Pinsir is fairly good, and even though Golem has pre-evo's he's overlooked. There are so many though.

Baker's Bulbasaur
December 21st, 2005, 05:17 PM
there isnt really one overall underated pokemon, people would just say a pokemon they have used on the game before that they liked and isnt reguarly mentioned on the forum.
personally for me that pokemon is either vaporeon or Cloyster. both done extremely well for me in use, and cloyster is one of my fave pokemon anyway :D

kohei
December 21st, 2005, 07:39 PM
Octillery. High Physical and high special. Slow though but does have a wide range of Special and Physical attacks and decent defenses. Discuss.I think Octillery is strong if people use it right (I can't :p). I mean, it can Thunder Wave, but it can't be Thunder Waved back, and it has a very, very, very wide range of moves of a variety of types.

All that's left is if the trainer can use it right or not.

Smarties-chan
December 24th, 2005, 12:38 AM
there isnt really one overall underated pokemon, people would just say a pokemon they have used on the game before that they liked and isnt reguarly mentioned on the forum.
personally for me that pokemon is either vaporeon or Cloyster. both done extremely well for me in use, and cloyster is one of my fave pokemon anyway
Well... actualy, Vaporeon is quite widly used in OU play, due to its high defenses and HP, but I have to agree with you about Cloyster. Its high defense stat allows it to withstand strong physical attacks, and the move Spikes, comes in very handy in OU play. And of course, Ice Beam takes care of Dragon type pokemon and Explosion is a nice goodbye present ^_^
Octillery. High Physical and high special. Slow though but does have a wide range of Special and Physical attacks and decent defenses. Discuss.
Ah, yes... How could I forget Octillery? Happens to be one of my favourite water types. Like you mentioned, Octillery has high attacks and decent defenses, but its HP is also above average. Its large movepool and high attack stats, give it full type coverage, and, if you're willing to breed, Octillery can take care of pokemon with substitute, easily, using Rock Blast. Also, its Suction Cups trait comes handy, if you have a batton passer on your team, because it prevents all pseudo hazers (a pokemon with Roar or Whirlwind) from removing its stat change(s)
I think Octillery is strong if people use it right (I can't :p). I mean, it can Thunder Wave, but it can't be Thunder Waved back, and it has a very, very, very wide range of moves of a variety of types.
Um... and what prevents Octillery from being thunderwaved? Octillery is a pure water type, meaning, it can be thunderwaved as easily as a Milotic. Also, its trait doesn't prevent paralyze either.

There are some more neglected pokemon, I'm currently using in Netbattle and they can easily kick an OU pokemon's butt.

Walrein: Walrein comes very handy in OU play, because of its high HP stat, that allows it to make a Substitute that isn't broken by one Seismic toss from a level 100 pokemon. Its trait, Thick Fat, gives it a resistance against fire type attacks, and makes Ice type attacks practicaly useless (try hitting a Pokemon with a 6x resistance, yourself if you don't believe me). Its movepool has a decent variaty of physical and special attacks, giving it countless, possibilities. A special Walrein can easily take care of water types, with Hidden Power Grass and a STABed Ice Beam is bound to take down a Salamence, Rayquaza, or any other pokemon with a double weakness and sometimes, even a pokemon with a 2x weakness. It also makes a good physical attacker, Curse, Earthquake and Return are quite a nice combination, actualy. Of course Gengar pretty much takes care of a physical Walrein, even if it would happen to have Rock Slide (not Gengar, Walrein XP)

I need to take a break, but trust me, I'll be back reviewing more underrated pokemon soon XP

Dragonite Tamer
December 27th, 2005, 08:28 AM
Muck is really underrated, but it's really quite good.

kohei
December 28th, 2005, 02:31 AM
Um... and what prevents Octillery from being thunderwaved? Octillery is a pure water type, meaning, it can be thunderwaved as easily as a Milotic. Also, its trait doesn't prevent paralyze either.Oh snap, I have this misconception that Octillery has Limber, since it's an octopus, and octopus's are soft, flexible and squishy.
No wonder it got Thunderwaved.

Muck is really underrated, but it's really quite good.Muk has good Sp.Def. The down side is that it's over looked compared to Wheezing, just because Wheezing levitates.

Dragonite Tamer
December 28th, 2005, 03:08 AM
Seviper is pretty underrated but I have a lvl 50 one and it kicks backsides.

DarkCharlie
December 28th, 2005, 03:18 AM
I'd say Chinchou. They're really good just because they're Water/Electric type, so Electric, a Water Type's greatest weakness, dosen't do that much damage.