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Old December 16th, 2017 (2:18 PM).
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    Excluding legendary pokemon in this group. The majority of people I've notice prefer Pokemon that evolve. Though the single stage pokemon range in a wide variety in battle and design, I personally like most of them.
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    Old December 16th, 2017 (4:33 PM).
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      I don't mind them. One of my favorites to use is Spinda, and last time I played through emerald with Torkoal.
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      Old December 16th, 2017 (5:35 PM).
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      They are great and need more love. The only problem is the vast majority aren't great competitively. I would say half deserve evolutions and half are perfect as they are.
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      Old December 16th, 2017 (7:21 PM).
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        They are great and need more love. The only problem is the vast majority aren't great competitively. I would say half deserve evolutions and half are perfect as they are.
        What single stage do you think is a good example of needing an evolution?
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        Old December 17th, 2017 (12:06 AM).
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          Most single stage pokemon are underwhelming in the late game. At the beginning they cool and powerful, but after a while they just cant carry their own weight. Of course there are some really strong one stage pokemon, but I just prefer other pokemon.
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          Old December 17th, 2017 (1:36 AM).
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          Ironically some of them are some of the most creatively designed Pokémon in the game imo (Absol, Spinda, Farfetch'd, Unown, Girafarig, Ditto, Minior, Mimikiyu), but I still tend to not use them too much because they don't seem to hold up much past the early game. I have gotten some really powerful ones before though - Farfetch'd is almost always my Kanto ace, and twice have I used a powerful Absol as a sweeper. Maybe I should be trying out some of the different ones too
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          Old December 22nd, 2017 (6:49 PM).
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            What single stage do you think is a good example of needing an evolution?
            I would say Jynx. I think everyone thought she would get one after Electabuzz and Magmar did, since she got a baby form with them but who knows why they didn't do it.

            I like them a lot. A lot of my favorites don't evolve like Snorlax, Lapras, Heracross and Mimikyu has become a new favorite.
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            Old March 17th, 2018 (4:25 AM).
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              bouffalant, hawlucha, girafarig, tauros, skarmory, basculin , druddigon, dhelmise are awesome imo
              relicanth, pkykumyuku, maractus, zangoose, seviper, solrock and lunatone, farfetch'd have pretty great designs too.
              (heracross and sableye are sweet, but do they count with their mega evos?)
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              Old March 19th, 2018 (10:03 PM).
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              Sigilyph, Hawlucha, and Mimikyu are some of my favorite Pokemon from their respective generations, and if you don't count mega evolutions or other forms, then Absol, Heracross, and Rotom are right up there as some of my favorites as well. I honestly don't think that all Pokemon need an evolution to be good, though there are definitely those out there (first few that come to mind are Farfetch'd, Qwilfish, and Luvdisc) that I'd never think of using just because I know they won't get any better.
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              Old March 20th, 2018 (5:36 PM).
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                Qwilfish isn't that bad, it has a nice typing and later generations intimidate which makes it decently defensive + a tolerable attack stat and a good support movepool. Definitely better than Farfetch'd and Luvdisc in battle.

                Skarmory, Smeargle and Heracross are definitely my favorite single stages, Mantine was too before it got a pre-evolution.
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                Ironically some of them are some of the most creatively designed Pokémon in the game imo (Absol, Spinda, Farfetch'd, Unown, Girafarig, Ditto, Minior, Mimikiyu), but I still tend to not use them too much because they don't seem to hold up much past the early game. I have gotten some really powerful ones before though - Farfetch'd is almost always my Kanto ace, and twice have I used a powerful Absol as a sweeper. Maybe I should be trying out some of the different ones too
                Same, basically. Many are super interesting because they have to be interesting off the bat instead of relying on evolving in order to become cool. But my Zangoose and Skarmory held their own throughout Ruby so there are definitely good unevolving pokémon too <3
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                There are a few here and there that have their place on even in-game teams, but for the most part some unevolved Pokemon are seen as underwhelming and underpowered in contrast to other Pokemon that evolve.

                Although interestingly enough, there are Pokemon like Miltank, Tauros, Kangaskhan, Skarmory, Absol, Klefki, as well as others that can definitely stand out among the crowd of single stage Pokemon.
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                  Wether a Pokémon evolves or not has no relevance on wether I like it and/or use it. That said, Farfetch'd, Lapras and Aerodactyl are some of my favourites in this category.
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                  Old May 4th, 2018 (10:15 AM). Edited May 4th, 2018 by Hyzenthlay.
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                  Lapras is definitely among them. Then there's Mawile, Aerodactyl, Drampa, Klefki, Sableye, Spinda, Kekleon and Komala!
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                  Old May 4th, 2018 (11:49 AM).
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                  Do I like some of them? Of course yes. Do I use them? Sadly, no? There is a satisfaction with having your Pokemon evolve.

                  But I have to say, I do play with a Furfrou on Ultra Sun, and I loved it. In the beginning f the game it was strong. I'll probably breed one for a battle team.
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                  Old May 4th, 2018 (1:06 PM). Edited May 4th, 2018 by Enpatsu Shakugan.
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                  I care if a Pokemon is good, not that it evolves.

                  Single stage Pokemon are actually great to have at the very start. They can handle even the big boys way better than a stage 1 or 2.
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