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January 3rd, 2007, 4:29 PM
what is the pokemon that you see the least or you think is WAY under used?
i think that chimeicho and sunkern/sunflora are some of the pokemon you never see anyone use samething with delibird and nosepass

January 3rd, 2007, 4:35 PM
Unown, because it is unown. XD

Um..I can't seem to think of any others, maybe Shuckle too. Actually, whichever Pokemon are not cute or strong arent used enough.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
January 3rd, 2007, 5:02 PM
Yea I agree with Nica about Unowns but I use to think that way of Shuckles but I use them now

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

Poké King
January 3rd, 2007, 7:43 PM
I guess it matters your definition of being unused, do you mean which Pokémon is unused in the aspect of never being caught at all usually or do you mean once caught not used for whatever reason or once caught is it only used enough to evolve it into what we want making it used very briefly in its caught state.

For the first reason, I will capture all Pokémon so that never apply to me though to others its hard to say because we all have our preferences but I think there are those Pokémon we all hate like Magikarp because of the difficulty in raising it which probably makes it unused a lot or caught then thrown in Day Care until it gets to just before becoming Gyarados. In which case Magikarp be thrown in the third reason.

For the second reason I say Shuckle, Unown and a few others that I rarely use and just train to train.

For the third reason, I think a ton of Pokémon fall here. There's Wurmple, Caterpie, Magikarp as I said before, Cascoon, Metapod and the list really can go on for awhile because these Pokémon if we do actually bother to capture them we just do so to level them up to make them into the actual Pokémon we want. And though that could be said for any Pokémon who evolve I think with them its much more of the kind of situation where we don't care about them at all and just care about getting them to evolve to what we want where as other Pokémon who evolve we still like them well enough that we may miss them when they evolve.

Though I will say I will miss my Caterpie when it becomes Metapod because its just so cute, I mean how could you not miss such a cutie. :P

January 3rd, 2007, 10:34 PM

Sorry, but I just don't find that Pokémon very useful. But maybe just mostly single evo Pokémon.

January 4th, 2007, 12:09 AM
Ledian is completely useless.

Ayano Katagiri
January 4th, 2007, 1:06 AM
I hardly use any Pokemon that needs to evolve by the stones... because its too much bother sometimes. So that rules out a huge number of Pokemon. Example: like Raichu, I prefer using Pikachu. Also pre-evos/baby pokemon... I never use them.

January 4th, 2007, 2:18 AM
Actually, most of the unused Pokemon are from GSC for some reason.
Like Remoraid and Mantine, etc.
While some are just plain useless.

January 4th, 2007, 3:13 AM

Sorry, but I just don't find that Pokémon very useful. But maybe just mostly single evo Pokémon.

I dont think i could agree with you more. Single evo's are not that good for me either although some of them do proove themselves to be very hard to beat such as snorlax and lapras. As for wobbuffet i totally agree with you and i think the reason being is because of team rocket as they have prooved to us how useless this pokemon can be.


January 4th, 2007, 3:41 AM
I don't thinhk Wobbufet is unuseful, but I think Uknown has a good chance. Or the pre-evo of jigglypuff, or the pre evo of marill ;)

AC drain
January 4th, 2007, 10:24 AM
underused staples are Apiom and corsola. I hate those guys so much.

January 4th, 2007, 11:25 AM
I think the most unused pokemon are Ditto, Castform, Pichu, Togetic, and Yanma

January 4th, 2007, 6:29 PM
Unown.. HAHA
Well the baby Pokemon, Ditto, Smeargle might have a chance..
Well I don't know..

Professor Pine
January 5th, 2007, 12:51 PM
Actually, most of the unused Pokemon are from GSC for some reason.
Like Remoraid and Mantine, etc.
While some are just plain useless.

The unused ones may be from Johto because now their hard to get on the advanged game, they are just too spread out as extras. another reason why they should make a GSC remake.

The Fallen
January 5th, 2007, 12:58 PM
I would say Shuckle. I know there was an episode about one before, but other then that they never really use it. It's never really that available in the games and all that other stuff as well.

January 5th, 2007, 5:44 PM
There are truly too many underused Pokemon to name, in my opinion (and from personal experience of not using Pokemon), but dividing them into a few groups...

Starters: Almost all grass starters are underused (perhaps with the exception of Treecko). Everyone I know goes for the Charmander or Totodile, leaving no love for the poor Bulbasaur (though playing through G/S/C, I just get Chikorita for the low level Razor Leaf to breed to other grass types XD).

Single evolutions: Almost all of them, I don't know many Pokemon (besides legendaries and odd-balls like Wobbufett) that don't evolve that are commonly used. Mostly due to the wide variety of moves and strength that comes with a fully evolved brute, not to mention a feeling of progression and development as your Pokemon grow in the game.

Types: General types I see almost no one use is Fighting and Poison (and when used, mostly for their other type and not for one of those two). During the game course, they usually aren't seen as necessary staples on a team to progress (their type advantages shared by other types that don't share the Psychic weakness). Also, pure flying types are never used. XD

Legendaries: Articuno, in my opinion, is the least used legendary, excluding those only gotten from Nintendo events, for obvious reasons. I'm not sure why exactly, but I do remember everyone flocking to Zapdos in RBY days (unintended pun).

Captain Arcane
January 5th, 2007, 9:08 PM
I actually use the unown, I think there cool. But that is a hard question to answer, but I would have to go with.......................Dunsparce.

January 5th, 2007, 9:18 PM
I rarely see teams with Grimer or Muk, and I don't see many Psyduck either. I think the TV shows have turned people off of those ones.

Legendary Squirtle
January 6th, 2007, 6:16 PM
I actually use the unown, I think there cool. But that is a hard question to answer, but I would have to go with.......................Dunsparce.

So true, Hardlly anyone uses it. U forgot about Quilfish though

January 7th, 2007, 3:03 AM
Every one Knows That it is Unown :classic:

January 7th, 2007, 3:40 AM
Clamperl is probably one from the Hoenn set that is really disregarded in my opinion. I hardly see anything on the little thing. Although it could be because it evolves into Huntail (eww) and the other one...Gorbis or something?

Alter Ego
January 7th, 2007, 3:52 AM
Hey, I think Huntail is cool (Not very strong, but cool) so don't dis it. xO

Clamperl isn't the least acknowledged one either because of the loveliness of Deepseatooth, a hold item which gives it a SAtk higher than Mewtwo's. Now if Clamperl were only faster and had a better movepool it would be the best friggen' special sweeper in the game. xD

On the underused front...yes, Sunkern and Sunflora are good bets because they suffer of the bad movepool + bad statline combination. Beldum and Unown also fit into that category (For obvious reasons) and it's rare to see Lileep and Anorith either. Generally, it's the weak ones (E.g. Sableye, Delibird etc.) that get ignored. Magikarp is an exception here because it has (Thanks to a joint effort from the anime and the games) become the weak pokémon that everyone knows, so you can't really call it unknown. Besides, it sees a lot of use because it gets trained up to Gyarados. Hmm....Nosepass is virtually unused (Thank goodness) and so are things like Luvdisc, Illumise and Volbeat. Some of those do see some use in the competitive NU battles, so you can't really say that there's any utterly neglected pokémon out there.

Hope that was a bit clearer than mud. xD

January 7th, 2007, 4:04 AM
Heh, don't get me wrong, I love Clamperl, and I only dis Huntail because of its...physical aspects (I know that was shallow but I can't help it when I see that thing =_=).

Dunsparce definitely (lol). When I first saw that thing in that cave during G&S I was thought it was another potential Magikarp. But it never evolved :'(. That was a good one.

I gotta agree with Johto's set being one of the most unknown and unused. Most of them are just plain bad or are probably disregarded for some other reasons, like the way they look and certain move sets. But it's also due to some of its Pokemon being so damn commercialised. Lugia, Ho-oh, and the dogs are pretty serviced. Umbreon especially as well. I personally like Chinchou and Lanturn. Does anyone use them? I find opposite elemental Pokemon fascinating.

Alter Ego
January 7th, 2007, 4:15 AM
Lanturn is actually pretty big competitively since it resists the notorious Boltbeam combo (Electric and Ice attack on the same set) which otherwise bypasses virtually any type combination. Incidentally, I love Huntail for its physical aspects, it's the movepool that it can be dised for. xD

As for Dunsparce...*Growl* It's true that it got the shaft in G/S/C, but in Advance if it had a slightly higher statline it would be a virile beast because of Serene Grace (+30% success rate for all added effects of attacks). Every faced haxsparce? First it paralyzes (50% chance of a failed attack) then it goes berserk with Headbutt or Rock Slide (60% chance of failure provided that you got off from that 50% chance of failure) some also stack on Attract (Another 50% chance of failure) and adding those together...well, that's a lot of failed attacks. I actually beat the ugly out of a Mewtwo with a Dunsparce once. xD

Johto is the most underused because it didn't get a proper advance generation comeback like R/B/Y did (Still wish they'd have made a remake of G/S/C instead <.<) which is pretty silly considering that it was really the most innovative generation thus far. The legendary cats (A lion, a lynx, and a sabertooth tiger = not dogs xO) bask in the glory of being legendaries, so they always get love. Same with Lugia and Ho-oh...*Sigh* Shallow people...a lot of Johto pokémon are actually really cool, and many are extremely powerful (E.g. Steelix, Umbreon and Heracross), so I blame the lack of advance coverage (and the mentioned over-hype of certain other pokes) for their shunning.

January 7th, 2007, 11:10 AM
Well said, Alter. Anyway, my choices would be Tangela and Bellossom. They're great pure Grass types not hampered by Ground moves (as Grass/Poison is all the rage) or mega hybrid weakness. Unfortunately, their lack of decent speed is what keeps them out of the real game (I don't know Tangela's but Bellossom or mine can't clear 200 SP at least), and most of the time, Speed for the first attack counts. I think that's why people don't use them as much.

But the Pokemon with the shortest stick of all is Paras/Parasect as it is slow, two double weakness (Fire and Flying), and its attack moves aren't so strong. However, its status effects are so lovely. Plus, a Bug/Grass combo is a good idea, but it needs a Pokemon that can pull it off. Maybe it will get an evo in the newer Generations and compensate. Maybe.

As to Shuckle or Wobbuffet: Shuckle has 600 DF and SP DF easy (if trained to 100), so don't scoff as it has the highest defense in the game (so far). Plus, its hybrid mix make it difficult to take it down so easily. Wobbuffet requires an expert to use or someone with knowledge all the move sets and to be aware of all contingencies. It's definitely a "Thinking Man's Pokemon". Since there are those who can't/won't think and/or have the patience to train it, it's why it's so underused, when it really shouldn't be. It's a shame.