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Fifth Generation Are Pokémon slaves to humans? Team Plasma thinks so. Travel the Unova region and prove them wrong in Black & White, and then return two years later in Black2 & White2.

View Poll Results: Who do you pick?
Archeops 48 53.93%
Carracosta 41 46.07%
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Old January 8th, 2012 (9:15 AM). Edited January 8th, 2012 by Forever.
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Old January 8th, 2012 (9:39 AM).
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Archeops, I love birds and IMO he's much stronger offensive wise anyhow. Carracosta obviously being defensive. Also just realised Carracosta has a base stat total of 495, Archeops has a base stat total of 567, if you ask me that's quite ridiculous.. it should at least be equal/even.
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Old January 8th, 2012 (9:48 AM).
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I love Carracosta, it kind of reminds me of a Blastoise to an extent. I used it on my first run and have loved it every since. And I am not to worried about Carracosta being primarily defensive when he has 108 BS Attack, and Shell Smash to boot.

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Old January 8th, 2012 (10:50 AM).
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I love Tirtouga but Carracosta is just meh. Archeops is actually one of the few bird Pokémon that I really like.
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Old January 8th, 2012 (11:19 AM).
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Archeops, cos I actually use one on my main team. Mine has Rock Slide, Fly, Earthquake and Acrobatics in his arsenal.

Carracosta is nice but for me, Archeops wins the battle of the Fossils.
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I love Carracosta. I always love turtle <3. TBH, I do not see anything special in Archeops
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Old January 8th, 2012 (11:23 AM).
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Turtle Pokemon ftw!!! Carracosta is an excellent Pokemon. I used it in the Painfully Slow Challenge. Also used it in an emulator B/W playthrough. It may have low speed, but it has very high defense. Also, the low speed can be made up for by Aqua Jet and/or Shell Smash. Oh, yeah, Shell Smash, that's another reason why Carracosta rules. It has access to Shell Smash.
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Old January 8th, 2012 (11:24 AM).
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Archeops! It resembles Aerodactyl, which is one of my favourite Pokémon. And he looks much better than Carracosta.
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Old January 8th, 2012 (12:50 PM). Edited January 8th, 2012 by Cassino.
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Archeops; I just like early birds and such, yet it's also very powerful...
I have one with Acrobatics, Crunch, AncientPower and Endeavor. Endeavor works well against its negative ability. I could use Rock Slide instead of AncientPower, but I don't want to see that also good sp atk stat go to waste.

Carracosta is... ugly; and I already prefer Relicanth for a defensive rock-water type.
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Old January 8th, 2012 (4:56 PM).
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Archeops, cause when i found out about it, i was like OMG I should have gotten Archeops and not the turtle guy! So yeah.... u get it. xD

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First time I've used all the Pokemon in the poll in battle. xD I love them both, but I voted for Archeops. It was a lot more helpful during in-game battles. The anime also played a big part in me choosing Archen. <3
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Carracosta, since he doesn't have a sucky ability, and because I chose his fossil in the ruins since I had no idea what was inside of them
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Old January 8th, 2012 (7:34 PM).
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Carracosta all the way. Reminds me of my first Pokemon, Squirtle... And it just looks awesome.

I've even managed to sweep teams by setting up a substitute, baton passing it to Carra, then Shell Smash-spamming. Pure. Adrenaline.
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I like Archeops better than Carracosta because even after seeing its crippling ability, its raw power and Speed are what drew me to it, up to the point when I used it in my Black team.

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Nothing excuses the fact that Archeops is a Defeatist. I have used both, and Carracosta is clearly stronger.
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Why is Archeops winning this is a travesty

Carracosta is obviously the best. Archeops has ugly clashing colors and looks like he's ragged and doesn't take care of himself. Meanwhile, Carracosta shows how few ***** he gives with his badass expression. He looks sturdy and dependable with Shell Smash to get him into a more fighting mood if he wants to go all-out. And Archeops is lazy! Look at its ability!!

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Old January 9th, 2012 (6:39 PM).
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Carracosta. Archeops looks like he should be on a cereal box...
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Old January 9th, 2012 (8:57 PM).
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Originally, I planned to have Archeops in my team if not for its ability. However, I'm still going to go with Archeops due to its amazing stats and is one of the amazing HM02 Fly users this generation.
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Old January 9th, 2012 (9:19 PM).
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I really like both but if I had to pick one it would probably have to be Carracosta, has a diverse move pool with Shell Smash to back it up not to mention it takes hits like a tank lol.
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Originally Posted by Yoshikkko View Post
I love Tirtouga but Carracosta is just meh. Archeops is actually one of the few bird Pokémon that I really like.
MEH? Now although Archeops has greater stats, there's a lot more reasons to like Carracosta in all of this. ;)

Both Pokémon have a cool design and decent stats/movepool, but Carracosta definitely wins my vote here and for one main reason that tops all. IT'S SIMPLY A TURTLE. Now I don't know about you guys but turtles are amazing! Carracosta just appeals to me more anyway, and they gave him a really nice blue design. Who doesn't love a nice gray color mixed with blue? He's got a simplistic look and although Carracosta looks really bulky compared to his pre-evolution I like it! n_n

& If you haven't seen its shiny sprite, well you're just missing out because it is hawt.

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Old January 10th, 2012 (10:19 AM).
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Archeops is the obvious winner. :P
Its great in battle and in the anime archen is super cute. :D
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Old January 10th, 2012 (12:36 PM).
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Archeops is the only bird pokemon I like in unova so it appeals to me greatly, especially because it has great stats and movepools aswell.

Although Carracosta's shiny sprite is pretty damn hawt!
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Old January 10th, 2012 (2:13 PM).
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Archeops is one of my new favorites!

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Old January 10th, 2012 (9:01 PM).
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If there was a dream world ability for Archeops, then sure I would love using it. But it's just so useless with that ability. It just quits basically, I prefer a pokemon that doesn't lower it's stats just because the end is neigh, because the end might be even worse for it. It just gives up instead of putting up a fight.

I don't have a Carracosta on my copy of White, I didn't know about Archeops ability when I chose it.

Side note: I gave my friend a adamant murkrow with fly already on it, he got rid of his Archeops right away because of it's ability and his favorite pokemon is honchkrow anyway.
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@TOUJOURS For me personally, I find Archeops much more appealing since I love its colour scheme. The many contrasting colours really attracts my attention unlike Carracosta in which sticks with 3 colours; two blues and white which is boring imo; it hardly sarks any interest and simply doesn't stand out. Plus the shaggyness is the whole 'theme' I think the desginer were going for. It is a bird after all and it has been sleeping for so long of course its gonna have some some bad bed head. At least archeops has hair/feathers. XDDD;

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