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Old February 19th, 2018 (11:26 AM).
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    Which pokemon of gen 3 do you think get overlooked/ignored?

    For example, I use Slaking almost every time I play Emerald, but it gets ignored because of truant. I found it doesn't even matter because it can defeat things with one hit anyways, and if you play on shift you can switch before the ability takes effect.

    I'm playing Emerald again and I'd like to make a unique team.
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    Old February 19th, 2018 (12:56 PM).
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      I like Manetric and it seems like an underrated Pokemon to me. Manetric has been helpful to me in the gen 3 game and it even gets a mega evolution. Reason why it looks underrated is because I've never seen anyone talk about Manetric.
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        Manectric isn’t underrated. Players use it all the time, and I’d guess that no one talks about it because it plays very one-dimensionally. T-bolt what you can kill, switch out of what you can’t.

        You can easily make a unique team if you exclude heavily overused Pokemon like Aggron, Swellow, and Gardevoir. ofc some Pokemon are overlooked because they are genuinely bad (Nosepass, Delcatty, Spinda, Magcargo) but I’d say Solrock, Muk, and Golduck are reasonably good choices for an offbeat team if you want to break the mold.

        Charm is an underrated move, by the way. I had great success with a Charm/Toxic/Moonlight/Light Screen Illumise.
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        Old February 28th, 2018 (2:12 PM). Edited February 28th, 2018 by S-MAN.
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          Which pokemon of gen 3 do you think get overlooked/ignored?

          For example, I use Slaking almost every time I play Emerald, but it gets ignored because of truant. I found it doesn't even matter because it can defeat things with one hit anyways, and if you play on shift you can switch before the ability takes effect.

          I'm playing Emerald again and I'd like to make a unique team.
          That only works for story play. Competitively you aren't allowed (I believe) to shift. That would be a never ending switch in and switch out scenario if players were allowed to play that way. So it depends in which context (competitive/whatever).

          Dunsparce:t206: I think is underrated because it has serene grace and you can combine this with rock slide, body slam, ... I don't remember the rest.. this video captures it perfectly titled "Dunspace Destruction" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0Slxj0Likc It was hilarious.
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            Sorry for not clarifying

            I only mean story play.
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            Old March 4th, 2018 (12:52 PM). Edited March 4th, 2018 by Mizakii.
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            I personally think Mawile is quite underrated. I feel like no one ever uses it. I think it often gets overshadowed by Sableye. I've used it many times and it really isn't that bad of a pokemon!
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            Old March 4th, 2018 (3:57 PM). Edited March 4th, 2018 by Squirrel.
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            I personally think Mawile is quite underrated. I feel like no one ever uses it. I think it often gets overshadowed by Sableye. I've used it many times and it really isn't that bad of a pokemon!
            I like Mawile a lot too - I think it's mostly Pokémon GO that has made me feel this way but I think Mawile is definitely worth using in-game for the niche STAB it brings (given there are very few Steel-types in Gen 3 you can really use). I agree that she's very underrated.
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              I've personally always liked Aggron even though he had 4x weakness. ;-;

              Rotom and its various forms have also been underrated except in competitive play.
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                I think Shiftry is somewhat underrated. Or everyone forgets about it. I used it in my first runthrough of Omega Ruby and had a lot of fun. It doesn't look super awesome at first glance but it quickly grew on me when I decided to use it.
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                  Gonna weigh in on behalf of Spoink and Gulpin here! Gulpin I used once, and once they evolved into Swalot, they became quite tanky and pretty hard-hitting with Sludge, too!

                  As for Spoink, it and Grumpig are just cute Pokémon and solid Psychic-types that I don't see anyone use or even really talk about!
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                    I've personally always liked Aggron even though he had 4x weakness. ;-;

                    Rotom and its various forms have also been underrated except in competitive play.
                    Isn't Rotom from Gen IV? :confused: This is Gen III Pokemon we're talking about here.
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                    Grumpig is definitely the one that comes to mind when talking about underrated Pokémon. It does have decent stats and for gen 3 it has a good move learnset and can also learn plenty of good TMs.
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                      Mawile is definitely worth using in-game for the niche STAB it brings
                      In Gen 3, Mawile has no STAB moves at all, except possibly Hidden Power.
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                      Old March 5th, 2018 (2:09 PM). Edited March 5th, 2018 by strangerhypno.
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                        Zangoose and Banette

                        Zangoose is fast and strong and immune to poison, and it looks cool too

                        Banette is strong but slow, immune to two types and looks cool as well.

                        I've grown to like those two, even with a mega, Banette is pretty underrated
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                        Old March 6th, 2018 (1:11 AM).
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                          Isn't Rotom from Gen IV? :confused: This is Gen III Pokemon we're talking about here.
                          Ah right! My bad, I got some older Pokemon mixed up. :P
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                          Old March 7th, 2018 (12:28 AM).
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                            I think Banette is one of the most underrated for this gen.
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                            I'd say Breloom. Not sure if it's really underrated buuuutttt it's cool and really useful early on (and even later tbh). I don't see many people talk about it so I'm assuming it's underrated buuut if it isn't then hm yep Swalot is definitely really fun to play through with! Been aaages since I used it though.
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                            Masquerain. I always mistake it for Mothim. But I blame that Surskit can be obtained really hardly for this. I also sometimes forget that Chimecho is in this gen.

                            I never get to use them, but now that I looked at Chimecho I want to use one.
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                              Shiftry
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                              Masquerain is a super cool Pokemon imo, I've only ever used it in ORAS but had a lot of fun playing through the game with one. Other than that there's a few that have already been mentioned, but I'd say Claydol maybe? Not sure how many people use it but it's a pretty strong, good Pokemon to use.
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                                I'm surprised no one has mentioned Cacturne yet! Even though its' speed is... laughable... the attack and sp. attack are excellent and it's a freaking cactus scarecrow!

                                Crawdaunt is another underrated one that I love dearly. Just like Cacturne, its' speed is bad but the attack is incredible, Crabhammer is busted with this lobster.

                                I really wanna suggest Walrein but it's an Ice type, and Ice types are BAD (seriously, like what can an Ice type do that an Electric or Fire type can't do better? And Ice only has one resistance and 4 FRIGGIN' WEAKNESSES, essentially making your 'mon worse by giving it more weaknesses without a clear cut advantage)
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                                  For me, Donphan has always been a favorite! Not just for battling, but for winning the "Tough" category of the Pokemon Contest, esp. in the originals.
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                                  Mawile is fun to use, but difficult without STAB in gen III. It definitely got even more fun in future generations, especially with a Mega and Fairy typing added on. Going to agree with Cacturne as well. It's been a long time since I've used one, but I really enjoyed it. Shiftry is fun, as well. For a long time, I would have to remind myself to not use it because I had played RSE so many times and used it on my team. It's just a really fun Pokemon and gets good variety with what TMs it can learn and it holds its own rather well. It unfortunately gets passed up in favor of Ludicolo, however I think they're both awesome and versatile in their own way.

                                  Big underrated Pokemon is Linoone. Is it amazing? No. Is it crazy strong? No. But he can pick up a heck ton of items and learn a wide variety of moves. May not be able to use them all effectively, but he's there if you're really desperate for coverage. Or a surfer. He's really cute and I love him. Y'all need to quit sleepin on him.
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                                  I am 100% biased but Castform! It's not a very strong Pokemon by any means but it can be highly unpredictable and change the weather in an instant to give you a type advantage. Not to mention it can learn so many strong attacks such as Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Flamethrower, and Return.
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                                  It's probably odd for me to say anything since I have no idea about battle strategies, but Dunsparce. Just look at it, what a sweetheart. :t206:
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