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Old April 12th, 2011 (08:00 AM).
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So, what pokemon would yo say is too overhyped, too over used, and everything else that begins with the prefix "-over"? Do you like pokemon that are too overhyped? Can you think of a way to unpopularize that particular pokemon?
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Old April 12th, 2011 (08:44 AM).
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Heh, Probably Pikachu. Every time I mention that I like Pokémon to someone they tell me they love Pikachu, usually not too keen on the whole franchise - just seen a few episodes from the anime...

But yeah - Pikachu.
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Old April 12th, 2011 (08:47 AM).
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I'd agree with the above poster really, Pikachu always got on my nerves a little bit. I assume that, as Ash's sidekick, it gets automatic popularity. Pokémon Yellow Version really doesn't help here, lol.

Also Charizard. There seems to be a correlation between the Pokémon making big appearances in the Anime and Pokémon being overhyped...
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Old April 12th, 2011 (09:52 AM).
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I'd have to agree with the above posters as well.

It seems that whenever someone who isn't a fan of the franchise hears the word "Pokémon", the first thing that comes to their mind is Pikachu.
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Lucario. 8/ It got a whole movie to itself and a slight plotline in the games (well, okay, Riolu comes from an egg you get... but eggs from NPCs are special!) and I find it wholly uninteresting. It's become less popular over time, especially now with Zoroark settling nicely into its place.

Pikachu is overhyped too but I'm absolutely fine with that because the more people who know it, the better. :P Means more publicity for the Pokémon franchise which it could probably use out west here.
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Old April 12th, 2011 (11:07 AM).
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The legendaries are sometimes overhyped. I think the newer ones are kinda boring.
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Old April 12th, 2011 (11:19 AM).
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Arcanine and Gyarados, for me. They're always regarded as brilliant battlers and yet I really don't care one jot about either of them. In the case of the former, it just feels boring: it's a fiery dog-thing that's supposed to be regal and elegant but comes across as arrogant. In the latter, my prejudice comes from the pre-Physical/Special split when Gyarados' attack reduced its effect. It's probably better nowadays, but I still have a bias against it from the olden days.
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Personally, I think Bidoof got too overhyped, albeit as a bad Pokemon. It's not the spawn of Satan, it's another HM Slave.

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Let's try to find something other than the obvious ones [Pikachu (Pichu is a big offender too), Starters (usually first and third form), Lucario (should die in a fire), Legendaries (especially the mascot ones)]... the Pidgey line. There's not really a lot they are good at, they have some of the more boring designs, yet people seem to love them.
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Pikachu, Arcanine, Gyarados, Lucario, basically all ones that have been mentioned before. Also Eeveeloutions though I'm guilty of using one (Jolteon) myself.
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Lucario - I sort of understand the hype for this thing, I suppose. It is quite the strong Pokemon, and a useful one to have on certain competitive teams, but other than that, there's no need for it to be more hyped than it already is. With that being said..

Zoroark - My favorite, especially when it comes to people overhyping this thing way too much. I can understand if this thing had some good defensive capabilities, but most of the time its really way too fragile to cause any damage at all, and one would especially have to plan really hard if they really want to bring Zoroark on out on a team and make it last(even though that's not really its purpose anyway).

That and really every single new legendary seems to be overhyped in one way or another, but I guess it's to be expected.
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Old April 12th, 2011 (08:41 PM).
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Agreeing with everyone above but mentioning pseudo-legendaries. Especially Hydreigon (I have no idea how to spell it) it was WAY overhyped from the beginning.
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Haxorus was pretty overhyped on wifi, everyone thought it would be better than Garchomp but it turned out to be pretty mediocre.
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Pretty much every pseudo-legendary is overhyped for their sheer power in battle. Honorable mentions go to Pikachu, Lucario and Zoroark.
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basically all dragon pokemon, and gyarados and lucario.
as for pikachu and arcanine, well i like them, but thats purely based on their designs.

i wouldnt say the eeveelutions are over-hyped, they are just that awesome.
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Old April 13th, 2011 (01:41 PM).
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Lucario. Just because this guy have his own movie that doesn't make it a uberhaxxed pokemon. I'm actually pissed how post E4 Bruno in HGSS got a Lucario.

The same goes for Zoruark. I can imagine it being in Sidney team for RSE remake.

Pikachu is surely the overhyped of all. But it is the mascot of pokemon so one can expected that.
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Lucario hands down. I can't even count how many usernames I have seen with Lucario in it. Lucario is a good pokemon but really this guy gets way too much love. Mewtwo needs more hype!
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Magikarp is overhyped to the max, but for all the wrong reasons.

Poor Magikarp.
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It's everywhere but it's not that cute.
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Pikachu is very overused. And almost every starter out there. Why? Well almost any trainer keeps their starter to the whole journey and others do the same. That is just my own opinion, though, don't flame me because you don't like my opinion.
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Lucario. Mewtwo. Mew. Pikachu. Bulbasaur. Charizard. Rayquaza. Arceus.

ALL OF THEM. ALL THE LITTLE BASTARDS ARE OVERHYPED.
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Pikachu, definately but it is Pokemon's mascot basically so yeah, there would be hype <3
Charizard. When I was little, EVERYONE had at least one (in game or in their TCG deck)
Salamence and Garchomp. UGH. the most over used and overly hyped of the dragon family (with the same thing happening as Char.)
Mewtwo and Mew. The most popular legendaries and psychic types.
Out of all the lovely eeveelutions Umbreon is the most frequently used/mentioned.
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I frankly don't care if certain Pokemon are over-hyped or whatever. That's up to the user's opinion. I use the Pokemon I like because I like them. I could care less what my opponent uses. They can use whatever they want. (Except for lv. 100 Arceus/other hacked Pokemon *casts sinister glare at my little CHEATING brother*)
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Lucario I felt became overhyped very fast when It shouldn't of been.
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