View Full Version : Pre-evos that you like more than their evos...

March 28th, 2006, 5:00 PM
Pretty self-explanatory. I'm not talking about stats right now, just preference and coolness.

For me, I think Scyther>Scizor, Haunter>Gengar, Abra>Kadabra>Alakazam, umm...Charmeleon>Charizard, Growlithe>Arcanine, Porygon>Porygon2, Poliwag>Poliwhirl, Chansey>Blissey, Shellder>Cloyster, and Dratini>Dragonair>Dragonite.

I love all of them though, regardless of whether their pre-evo is cooler... =)

EDIT: Oh yeah, and I prefer Wartortle to Blastoise.

March 28th, 2006, 5:05 PM
I like Wynaut better than Wobboffet

March 28th, 2006, 6:51 PM

March 28th, 2006, 7:51 PM
No, Poliwrath changes the least of all. Just add some weight to a Poliwhirl's arms and you're there.

March 29th, 2006, 2:11 AM
I prefer Wartortle to Blastoise. (Also prefer it more than Squirtle)
Charmander > Charmeleon (although I like Charizard)
....and probably more. xD

March 29th, 2006, 1:14 PM
wynaut is cool like he said.

March 29th, 2006, 1:31 PM
I thought I'd have more of these, but I don't have many.
Bayleef is the only one I can really think of. And the following I only prefer to their evolved forms because I like their looks better.


March 29th, 2006, 3:19 PM
Ooh, Metang is a good one! I agree, along with spoink. Wynaut is cute but I like Wobuffet.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
March 30th, 2006, 9:19 AM
I love Igglybuff more than Wiggleytuff.

:t003:Dark Venusaur

JX Valentine
March 30th, 2006, 12:26 PM
For some weird reason, I like Haunter more than Gengar, although it's only a slight difference of favoritism. It might be because I always felt that the anime's Haunter was cooler than its renditions of Gengar, but whatever.

I'm also fond of Rattata over Raticate (because the former is cuter, although I like them both), Ralts over Kirlia (although it's also Gardevoir over Ralts), Growlithe over Arcanine, Oddish over every other member of its family, Squirtle over every other member of its family, and Surskit over Masquerain. Only Surskit is explanable (other than the aforementioned Rattata), and that's because it's just better for an in-game team than its evolution.

March 31st, 2006, 6:23 AM
In no particular order...

Grovyle > Sceptile
Sneasel > Manyula
Dragonair > Dragonite
Scyther > Scizor
Wartortle > Blastoise
Wooper > Quagsire
Metang > Metagross
Haunter > Gengar
Kadabra > Alakzam
Pidgeotto > Pidgeot
Meowth > Persian
Seadra > Kingdra
Lombre > Ludicolo
Nuzleaf > Shiftry (Shiftry's the ugliest Pokémon ever :P)
Wingull > Pelipper (PEEKO!)
Surskit > Masquerain
Vigoroth > Slaking (Eww Truant)

and my friend has Pikachu > Raichu

Egyptian Sphinx
March 31st, 2006, 6:43 AM
Grovyle > Sceptile Pidgeotto > Pidgeot Pikachu > Raichu Charmeleon > Charizard Taillow > Swellow Ponyta > Rapidash Doduo > Dodrio

March 31st, 2006, 11:56 AM
Woops, I forgot Grovyle>Sceptile and Mudkip>Marshtomp. Oh yeah AND Wingull>Pelipper...there are so many... =)

March 31st, 2006, 1:24 PM
Shegon>salamence(I love shegon.)
All I can think of right now.

March 31st, 2006, 1:28 PM
clefa is way cooler then clefairy or clefable

Twilight Itachi X
March 31st, 2006, 2:35 PM
Those are mine that I could think of...

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
March 31st, 2006, 2:54 PM
The baby versions

:t003:Dark Venusaur

April 1st, 2006, 6:54 AM
Let's see... I like:

Dragonair more than Dragonite

Charmeleon more than Charizard

Feebas more than Milotic

Ivysaur more than Venusaur

Wartortle more than Blastoise

Quilava more than Typhlosion

Magikarp more than Gyarados

Haunter more than Gengar

Zubat more than Golbat and Crobat

Trapinch more than Vibrava...

the list goes on

April 1st, 2006, 9:12 AM
As much as I like the drinking Bird image they got with Porygon2, I like Porygon's crystal look better.

I also have a fondness for Kabuto, looking so mysterious and bugged eyed. Kabutops, just loses that mystique with its predator style.

April 1st, 2006, 10:21 AM
Pikachu more than Raichu
Pidgey more than Pidgeotto
Larvitar more than Pupitar
Weedle more than Kakuna
Caterpie more than Metapod
Doduo more than Dodrio
Bulbasaur more than Ivysaur
Squirtle more than Wartortle
Growlithe more than Arcanine

Don't feel like saying the sh*tload of other pre-evos I like more than their evos :P

April 1st, 2006, 3:18 PM
Pre-Evolutions that I like better then their evolved forms?


Pretty much all of them. Except for a few. I really like Charizard, Arcanine, and Houndoom. (Hurray for Fire! oO) I also like Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, and Swellow more then their pre-evolutions...

April 1st, 2006, 3:27 PM
Not a very long list, but these are the ones I like most vs. their evos

Goldeen > Seaking
Shellder > Cloyster
Totodile > Croconaw
Smoochum > Jynx

Those are the only ones that really stand out in my mind right now.

April 1st, 2006, 4:27 PM
Eevee > Jolteon
Eevee > Vaporeon
Eevee > Flareon

Azurill > Marill
Marill > Azumarill

Pichu > Pikachu
Pikachu > Raichu

Igglybuff > Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff > Wigglytuff

Cleffa > Clefairy

Charmander > Charmeleon

Tamanta > Mantine

Espeon Master
April 2nd, 2006, 7:40 AM
Torchic > all evos
Ivysaur > Venusaur
Quilava > Typhlosion
Charmeleon > Charizard
Seadra > Kingdra
Scyther > Scizor
Electrike > Manectric
Carvanha > Sharpedo
Sealeo > Walrein
Metang > Metagross

...I think that's all for right now

Imagination Ninja
April 2nd, 2006, 8:07 AM
i like charmander more than Charmeleon
i like Pikachu more than Raichu.
I like Combusken more than Blaziken.
I like Quilava more than Typhlosion .
i like totodile more than croconaw and Feraligator.
I like Bayleef more than meganium.
I like Squirtle more than wartortle.
i like Mudkip more than marshtomp
i like Grovlye more than Sceptile.
I like Ivysaur more than venusaur.
Pidgey more than pigeotto
and i like Dragonair more than dragonite.

April 3rd, 2006, 7:52 PM
Well I like Pikachu over Raichu for one thing. Pikachu's always been a fave of mine, while I still like Raichu, Pikachu is just so kawaii! =3 I also have to say I like Charmander more than either of it's evolutionary forms, same goes for Bulbasaur. X3 I also must agree on Haunter owning Gengar, I just like the way Haunter looks more than Gengar does. XD


April 3rd, 2006, 10:30 PM
Well, there are a few of these that stand out:

--I like Machop better than its evolutions because first of all, it's cuter (no offense, I think it's evolutions are kind of ugly), and it also seems more lively and less aggressive or ostentatious as Machoke and Machamp seem to be. Machoke and Machamp are just... too muscular for me.

--I like Dragonair better than Dragonite--in fact, Dragonair's one of my top 10 favorite Pokemon! Dragonair seems more mysterious and certainly is more beautiful than Dragonite. From the looks of things, it ought to have more magical power than the raw strength that Dragonite has, and since magic is what I like, Dragonair's my buddy. And the whole thing about changing the weather--pretty neat huh? And those blue orbs are so pretty... Dragonite just looks too over-powerful to appeal to me, or at least not as much as Dragonair by a long shot.

--I like Psyduck better than Golduck. However, if it weren't for the anime, that might change... Psyduck is soooooo funny in the anime--the whole thing about headaches and psychic power and Misty's frustration with it... Psyduck is dumb, true, but in a wonderful and, um, "intelligent" kind of way.

--I like Haunter better than Gengar--in fact, I'm always reluctant to evolve my Haunter in the game. Haunter is much scarier and more "haunting" than Gengar--Gengar just seems like a prankster with a few gags here and there. But I guess part of what enhances this is the anime episode "Haunter vs. Kadabra"...

--It's a close call, but I like Kirlia better than Gardevoir. Kirlia seems to be more in tune with the psychic world, with the ability to create illusions, the amplifying power of its horns, etc. It just looks so graceful yet a small touch of sinister--just what I like in a Pokemon. (By the way, Kirlia is my favorite existing Pokemon.) I think Gardevoir's too caught up in protecting its trainer and such to live up to its status as a psychic Pokemon... so Kirlia jumped ahead.

--I like Goldeen better than Seaking. Goldeen is much prettier and just more interesting, especially since the anime came around.

--I like Whismur better than Loudred and Exploud--it's so cute!!

--I like Smoochum better than Jynx--IT'S SO CUTE!!!!!

--I like Skitty a tiny bit better than Delcatty, not just because it's so cute, but because of its funny playful personality, its tendency to chase its tail and go wondering off... May's Skitty just lights up the Hoenn section of the anime!

--For the same reasons as Skitty, I like Torchic and Spheal better than their evolutions.

--I think Barboach is way more adorable than Whiscash... Plus, I grew fond of it when I had a Barboach in Sapphire what won the Master Rank Cuteness contest... I even refused to evolve it afterwards!

--I like Slowpoke better than its evolutions because, well... I forgot. XD

--I like Magikarp better than Gyarados--it's so funny when it's weak, and there's much mystery behind it despite that... whereas all there is to Gyarados is a raging brute.

--I like Koffing better than Weezing just because in the anime, it had more heart, especially with James...

--I LIKE JIGGLYPUFF BETTER THAN WIGGLYTUFF! So cool with the way it puts its audience to sleep then gets angry and draws on their faces...

--I like Larvitar better than Pupitar and Tyranitar because of appearance, and also because of that touching few episodes involving the poor Larvitar that lost his mommy...

--For a similar reason, I like Phanpy better than Donphan.

--I like Poliwag better than its evolutions--it seems so much more innocent and adorable, and I think Poliwrath is just a wannabe hypnotist. Sorry, but Hypno's one of my top ten favorite Pokemon! And Politoed's a wannade Perish Singer--sorry, but Misdreavus is also one of my top ten favorite Pokemon!

--I like Vulpix better than Ninetales! Heh, just kidding--it's the opposite by a landslide.

April 4th, 2006, 5:33 AM
--I like Dragonair better than Dragonite--in fact, Dragonair's one of my top 10 favorite Pokemon! Dragonair seems more mysterious and certainly is more beautiful than Dragonite. From the looks of things, it ought to have more magical power than the raw strength that Dragonite has, and since magic is what I like, Dragonair's my buddy. And the whole thing about changing the weather--pretty neat huh? And those blue orbs are so pretty... Dragonite just looks too over-powerful to appeal to me, or at least not as much as Dragonair by a long shot.

Oh gosh, how could I forget that one?!? I totally agree with you. :D

[EDIT:] AW CRUD! I also forgot Phanpy in the first post. I loooooove little Phanpy!!! =^.^= Big old Donphan's got nothing on the cute little guy. 'Specially since I never get anything but last place in the Donphan mini-game on the Stadium 2 game...>>;