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Old November 16th, 2013 (09:22 PM).
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I have a Misdreavus. He's my favorite traveling buddy in HeartGold. He's adorable. Misdreavus is a long time favorite of mine <3

But...

Despite being level 50, he's not that strong. Misdreavus has pretty low base stats in general, and I have put a lot of work into EV training him.

So my reluctance to evolve him is mostly an aesthetic thing. Not that I have a problem with Mismagius or anything, but "Misdreavus cuddled up to you" is cute. "Mismagius cuddled up to you" is scary. Anyone else ever had this (admittedly silly) dilemma?
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Old November 16th, 2013 (10:50 PM).
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Yeah, I liked Monferno over Infernape. I always pressed B but I forgot to once and he just leveled up to 98 I was so close but I just sucked it up and bred myself another chimchar.
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Old November 17th, 2013 (12:17 AM).
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Rattata and Vibrava. So cute~!
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In Platinum, I had a Vulpix which I didn't evolve. Why didn't I? Because, well, Vulpix is one of my all-time favorite Pokémon. It's small, cute, friendly, and pretty huggable; I just didn't want to let it go. Also, its puppy-looking eyes are simply irresistible—every time I look into them, I instantly get mesmerized. xD I would've taken this Vulpix out for walks to Amity Square every now and then if I had the chance, but unfortunately, it was restricted from that place. No idea why, though. If it wasn't, then that would've been quite awesome. I've captured this Pokémon while exploring Route 209, and kept it on my team ever since. Vulpix's stats are kind of low, but surprisingly, I was able to take down many of my opponents' Pokémon with it in online matches. If you EV train it properly, it becomes even better.
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Quote originally posted by zomgitscathy:
I have a Misdreavus. He's my favorite traveling buddy in HeartGold. He's adorable. Misdreavus is a long time favorite of mine <3
You find Misdreavus cute? Me too!

But anyways, if I halt the evolution of one of my Pokemon, it's not because of aesthetics. It's because I want it to learn a certain move that its evolution can't learn. For example, I had a Riolu in Pokemon White 2, and I kept halting evolving it until it got Nasty Plot. And if I have a Pikachu, I don't evolve it until it has learned Thunderbolt and Agility.

Sometimes, I even keep postponing evolution to learn a certain move earlier. For example, if I have a Pupitar, I don't evolve it at level 55, but at level 56 to make it learn Earthquake. (This only counts for gens 2 and 3, though.)
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Old November 17th, 2013 (03:52 AM).
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I definitely have. The Pokemon in question, in my case, is Quilava. It's somewhat badass and undeniably cute! I remember posting a thread in Serebii, IIRC, about whether I should evolve Quilava for power or just let it stay that way due to its appearance. I ended up with the latter, I believe. :3
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Old November 17th, 2013 (04:10 AM).
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I remember having a conversation with my friend...

"I'm going to give togetic an everstone"
"why?"
"because it's evolution is butt-ugly"

...I asked why because it evolves by stone, so an ever stone would do nothing.
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I have a couple, a few times I have hard time deciding whether to evolve or not.

Mienfoo! I love Mienfoo [cutest fighting type ever] but I also love Mienshao [my #2 favorite], so it's very tough decision on evolution or not.

Dewott is another hard to evolve or not (by decision), I like Samurott but I love Dewott.

Purrloin, I love that dark feline, but I also love Liepard.

Buizel or Floatzel! I love both of them, that decision is hard to make.

Recently I started to love Zigzagoon but I still love Linoone too.

Another one (similar reason to Mienfoo above) is Patrat. I love that cute Pokemon, but Watchog is my #1 favorite, at times I can't decide, evolve or not.
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Old November 17th, 2013 (05:41 AM).
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I never really did that for fear of having Pokemon that are too weak, but I do think Scraggy is cooler than Scrafty.
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I will never evolve an Togetic in a togekiss because Togetic is better than a togekiss.
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Glad I'm not the only one! And at level 50 he has officially learned all the moves a Misdreavus will ever learn by leveling up, so I've lost that excuse I think I'll just breed a second Misdreavus and evolve that one. Adorable as Misdreavus is, MIsmagius has some great stats, so I could definitely use one on my team.
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Old November 17th, 2013 (06:06 AM).
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Yes, I had a Pichu in White i didn't want to evolve because as much as i hate saying that, it is the hard truth: PIKACHU IS UGLY.
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Old November 17th, 2013 (06:16 AM).
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Mine is Scyther. Luckily he has stats good enough to stay relevant, but he's the only Pokemon I never went out of my way to evolve. I honestly think he looks much cooler than Scizor.
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Old November 17th, 2013 (11:24 AM).
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I can't stand Blastoise, but I love Wartortle. I know the poor guy is often overlooked, but he looks so cool.
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Plenty of times! I'm not a huge fan of Blastoise, so boom. Wartortle. I love Petilil, so stick an Eviolite on her and EV her in Sp. Att a bit so she can hold her own, and she's fine! I'm gonna raise a Braixen in X eventually to keep as Braixen. I've gone to the E4 in FR with an Eevee before, but that was because I was saving it to evolve to Umbreon once I could trade with RSE. I have Nidorina and Nidorino on my Blue team. And let's not even talk about how lovely Dragonair is compared to Dragonite.

Basically, I use NFEs quite a bit. Not always because I don't like their final evos, but just for fun. :P
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In R/S, I kept my Torchic from evolving for the longest time, because -unpopular opinion time- really not a fan of how Combusken and Blaziken looks. I get that the evolutionary line is supposed to look like chickens, but Blaziken just looks like he has flowing blonde hair and bell-bottom furrypants to me.
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May I direct you to the main Pokémon in question, without a doubt...

Dragonair.

I love Dragonair. Aside from Hydreigon it's my favourite Dragon. & Then it evolves into a chubby derpy Charizard. Not saying it's not cute, but they could have at least kept a similar colour scheme to its pre-evos.
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i felt that way with my braixen; i didn't want to evolve it at all, but i ended up doing it anyways. though i'm not going to evolve my shiny fennekin all the way to delphox because braixen is my favorite pokemon.
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Dragonair > Dragonite
Rhyhorn > Rhydon >>>>> Rhypherior
Glameow > Purrugly
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Actually yes. I had a Wingull in emerald which I didn't want to evolve, because I hated the design of Pelipper. I kept pushing B for several turns, but I finally gave in and let it evolve, because I wanted my pokemon to be strong.
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I usually evolve my Pokemon to fill the Dex, if I want to keep something unevolved I'd just breed another one of the species I want, like how I decided to breed an extra Oshawott on my Black version and gave the thing an Everstone so I can forever adore his cuteness. Problem solved.
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Dragonair, Wingull, and Minccino are three Pokemon that I refused to evolve because they're so much better than their final evolutions. Even if they're weak and start learning different moves than their evolved forms, I'll still refuse to evolve.

I might add Braixen to that list as well.
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Quote originally posted by Nerakil:
In R/S, I kept my Torchic from evolving for the longest time, because -unpopular opinion time- really not a fan of how Combusken and Blaziken looks. I get that the evolutionary line is supposed to look like chickens, but Blaziken just looks like he has flowing blonde hair and bell-bottom furrypants to me.
I did the same thing actually. Kept my Torchic through my playthrough of Ruby. Not a fan of its evolutions either.

I also tend to keep Ivysaur and Rhyhorn. It's not that I mind Venusaur and Rhydon that much, just think their pre-evolved forms look much cooler. Let's not even talk about Rhypherior.
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Old November 18th, 2013 (08:43 AM).
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I actually did with my Vibrava in Emerald for the longest time. It's just that Vibrava looks so much cooler than Flygon, aesthetically.

Eventually I had to evolve it, though, as it was going to be a team member for my Battle Frontier trio.
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I normally have the final form in mind when I form a team so this doesn't really happen to me.

There are some pokemon I love where I'm not as crazy about their final forms like Numel, Gulpin and Pumpkaboo....but I suck it up and learn to appreciate their evolved forms.
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