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Old February 22nd, 2018 (2:00 AM).
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    So, there are lot of Pokémon out there that are well-known, like Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Lucario, Mewtwo, or literally any starter or version legendary Pokémon, for example, but those are far from the only Pokémon out there!

    Do you have any favorite Pokémon that aren't as well-known? That some Pokémon fans may even need to be reminded of the mere existence of? Let's talk about them!

    I'd say my less-publicized favorites—including their respective evolutions where applicable—are Chinchou, Surskit, Gulpin, Spoink, Corphish, Cherubi, Maractus, Karrablast, Amaura, and Carbink!

    I like the designs of all of these Pokémon, really, but in the case of Surskit, Gulpin, and Corphish, I used them all in various RSE runs, and they ended up really reliable, and among my favorite team members in each file! I also had a tiny little Corphish plushie as a kid, which I loved, hehe~

    In the case of Carbink, it was actually a Pokémon I discovered completely on my own without knowing about it beforehand! It seemed really rare and tough to catch, so I was sure it would evolve into something cool or at least hold some special secret… but alas, it's a single-form Pokémon with no special secrets at all, at least not in gameplay. Of course, it's still plenty charming~

    I actually haven't even used all of these Pokémon—although I have used a fair amount of them—but I like them all the same!

    What are some of your favorite less-talked-about Pokémon? Do you have any stories to share about why you like them?
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    Old February 22nd, 2018 (6:49 AM).
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      My top favorites like Smeargle, Shuckle and Dunsparce are pretty obscure to non pokemon fans. I like Qwilfish as well which is forgotten by many. Skarmory and Heracross are kinda obscure, but they're pretty popular relative to Dunsparce or Qwilfish.
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      Old February 22nd, 2018 (8:13 AM).
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        I have a lot of obscure favourites. Incineroar, Tangrowth, Magmortar, Rhyperior, Seismitoad, Sigilyph, Vanilluxe, Mr. Mime, Jynx, Lanturn, Mantine, Gastrodon, Drifblim, Darmanitan, Exeggutor, Dodrio, Venomoth, and maybe more.
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        Old February 22nd, 2018 (11:51 PM).
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          If you consider Sableye obscure, then Sableye is my favorite obscure Pokemon.
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          Old February 23rd, 2018 (4:34 PM).
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            Old February 23rd, 2018 (11:10 PM).
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            I guess how obscure a Pokemon is would be subjective, so I'm not really sure who I should include on my list. Elgyem/Beheeyem and Sigilyph are the first couple that pop into mind, and I would definitely say they're a bit more obscure. When it comes to the likes of something like the Unown, they're kind of obscure, but then again, they've been featured in on the Pokemon movies, been part of multiple sidequests in the games, despite being basically useless.
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            Old February 24th, 2018 (4:36 PM).
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              Smeargle~ Artist beagle who can learn literally any attack? Yes, please. (I know the stats kinda suck, but I love the written potential of this pokemon so much.)
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              Old February 25th, 2018 (12:55 AM).
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              Gulpin! It's cute, loves to eat, looks like its asleep and reminds me of one of my closest friends, since we both love Gulpin.
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              Old February 25th, 2018 (1:56 PM).
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              Castform of course! It's not as obscure as some of the previous mons mentioned since it gets a special event in the Hoenn games but overall isn't too well known. It's adorable!


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              Old February 25th, 2018 (2:18 PM).
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              I actually like Smeargle quite a lot, I've been using it as a SOS chainer and it's very versatile. Good boi!
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              Old February 25th, 2018 (7:06 PM).
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              Not sure of these are really obscure, but I'm a fan of Poliwhirl and Emolga.
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              Old February 26th, 2018 (2:45 AM).
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                Old February 26th, 2018 (3:37 AM).
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                Sigilyph is my favourite Pokémon! It's so cool and mysterious and muk.
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                My top three favourite Pokémon are Pachirisu, Sandshrew and Relicanth - I feel like all three of them are fairly obscure but Relicanth for sure would count. I adore how mysterious and interesting he is and the design is just so pretty and elegant. Also Water/Rock is a very cool typing and I really like his battle style of full-on assault. Such a cool Pokémon and also has such a wonderful shiny ♥
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                Old March 5th, 2018 (4:31 AM).
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                  First of all, YESS CARBINK! My favorite Fairy type! I love its design, with the sweet little face and rabbity ears and that little happy spin it does in Amie. I love how it acts as royal guard to Diancie. I loved using one in battle, at least in the early game, where it got to set up Reflect and Stealth Rock and multiple Sharpens while attacks bounced off of it with a satisfying ting noise. I especially love how, according to its Y Pokedex entry, this cute little thing sleeps underground for hundreds of millions of years. (Is it like Jirachi, sleeping most of its life away? Or is it just so incomprehensibly old that that's a reasonable hibernation period for it? I prefer the latter.)

                  I like Aurorus, too - it's just so beautiful, in a way that perfectly aligns with my aesthetic. Have you ever noticed how the patterns on its skin resemble snow-covered mountains underneath a starry night sky? It blew my mind when someone pointed that out!
                  Others include...
                  *Doduo; I just really love the idea of conjoined twin Pokemon.
                  *My favorite Bug Pokemon, Shedinja!
                  *Spinda; partially because it's cute, and partly because of those nifty randomized patterns.
                  *Tropius...I sort of have a deep, personal connection with it, haha
                  *The Burmy line...I honestly like these bagworms better than the Pineco line v_v Deal with it
                  *Drifloon; it's strange, but this Pokemon makes me feel sort of...nostalgic? I started with gen 4, and I really loved balloons as a child, so...
                  *Snover and Abomasnow :3 Especially Snover. So cute!
                  *Um...I used to only like Lumineon to be contrary, but somewhere along the line it became sincere. LOL
                  *Deerling and Sawsbuck; they're so beautiful, and I've always loved the passage of seasons as an aesthetic.
                  *Cryogonal, sort of...I don't like the execution, but the concept (a creature made of water molecules that can change states) is pretty cool.
                  And finally...While my top favorite Pokemon, Victini, can't really be considered obscure (since it got its own movie and all), I feel like it doesn't get enough recognition! :<
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                  Old March 10th, 2018 (8:48 PM).
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                    Crustle. It's a great Pokémon with an awesome design and I sincerely feel like it should be used so much more.
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                    Old March 13th, 2018 (4:26 AM).
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                    No one seems to care that much about good ol' Palpitoad. I love it so much.

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                    Old March 14th, 2018 (10:19 AM).
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                      I feel like nobody talks about Swallow in Gen III - not exactly obscure but an under-appreciated flying type for sure???
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                      Teddiursa and Phanpy too, both so so cute! Loved them in Pokémon 3 the movie.
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                      I don't think the Hoppip line is talked about a lot, but they've always been huge favorites of mine :)
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                      Old March 28th, 2018 (11:57 AM).
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                        kricketot is and will forever be one of my favs. mostly because i had a figurine of it i took with me everywhere when i was younger and also because it's adorable.
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                        Old March 31st, 2018 (11:53 AM).
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                        Cryogonal, Skiploom, Palpitoad, Tyrogue and Dewgong are slightly less visible pokemon that I really like :)
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                          I see others have mentionned them, but Sigilyph and Crustle are awesome low-key pokemon. Also Kingler, Kingdra, Archen, Whiscash, Eelektross
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                          Old April 1st, 2018 (3:39 AM). Edited April 1st, 2018 by LusoTrainer.
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                            Porygon and Farfetch'd, I guess...
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                            Old May 2nd, 2018 (9:06 AM).
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                            I like Porygon and Dewgong and... Glaceon, depending on whether or not you count that as obscure.
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                              People tell me Maractus is "forgettable" so I'll assume it falls under obscurity and vote for that :P Since I'm a huge fan of it.
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