Pick a partner Pokemon (optional): Flareon
Pick your partner's nickname (optional): Supernova
Your favorite real-life cat: Lil Bub
Your favorite cat Pokemon: Flareon because I love its color scheme and poofy fur. :3 It's always been the most beautiful of the Eeveelutions in my opinion!
An answer to the topic: Most likely to appeal to a wide range of players and to give them a Pokemon that is easy to use/level up with. And no, it doesn't irritate me in the least bit because I use all of my favorites regardless of stats. Under the right circumstances, any Pokemon can be useful!