Pokémon ? The PokéPositivity Club ?

Started by KingSwing August 7th, 2018 3:36 PM
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KingSwing

USA
Seen November 30th, 2019
Posted April 26th, 2019
34 posts
2.1 Years
Welcome to the PokéPositivity Club
*Home to all Pokémon who have been disregarded or wrongfully hated through the course of history*

Who Are We?
Here in the PPC our goal is to take the reputations of mistreated Pokémon and flip them upside-down. We will engage in discussions about what makes them great, despite what others may say. Be it their design, portrayal in the anime, dex entries, or just plain cuteness that was somehow overlooked, we will find nice things to say about all of these good bois.

Examples Include
- Silcoon/Cascoon
- Stunfisk
- Slakoth
- Patrat
- Luvdisc
- Stantler
- Qwilfish
- Zubat

And sadly, many more.



Rules
1. THIS CLUB IS A PLACE FOR POSITIVITY ONLY. This means that you may not insult any pokémon posted on this thread or club members. It's just like your mom always said, "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything".
2. You may post as many times as you like in response to however many posts you want. However, for the sake of saving both time and space, it is preferred that if you are responding to multiple posts that you try to do so in one large post as opposed to many small ones.
3. I feel as though this should be a given but please avoid any and all slurs. Such words WILL NOT be tolerated.
4. Keep it relatively clean. This is a franchise mainly aimed at kids after all.
5. NO NSFW CONTENT. Please. Just Please. No.



How to Join
Username:
Good Boi: (picture of pokémon and/or a brief description of why you think they deserve more love)

It's that simple!


This thread will be based on proposals from anyone wanting to post so if you have a Pokémon in mind that you would like to see get the validation both you and it need, feel free to suggest it for review!
Pictures are not required but very much appreciated.


Members
KingSwing
VisionofMilotic
strangerhypno
Fairy
Adventure
LadyJirachu
Pemderp


Pokémon We've Discussed
Spoiler:
- Magikarp
- Crabominable
- Qwilfish
- Igglybuff
- Snubbull
- Maractus
- Dunsparce
- Flareon
- Torkoal
- Smeargle



Note: This is my first club and major thread so it may take a little while for me to fully flesh out rules, policies, and graphic design for this club. Please be patient and if you have any recommendations or ideas for me, feel free to tell me in a private message! Thanks!



NOW



To start this list off, I propose an easy beginning. One who I believe is a true example of how a hated Pokémon can overcome the hate and become legend. Today we will start with...
King Swing, Baby

KingSwing

USA
Seen November 30th, 2019
Posted April 26th, 2019
34 posts
2.1 Years
Magikarp.jpg

MAGIKARP!!!

This good boi is the champion of jumping. He's so good in fact that he managed to jump over everyone's misguided hatred and right into our hearts.

Feel free to respond with what you love about him, more amazing pics, or even just a like. Whatever you see as an expression of support.
If you have another recommendation for a Pokmon in need of love, feel free to post that too!

Adventure

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I will forever love my amazing cute Crabominable <3



I feel like Magikarp isn't really impopular or hated anymore. It's a boring pokmon, but they really hyped it up lately with the song and game etc haha. It's just useless, but that doesn't mean one should hate it :3 The big one in the anime was really cute!

KingSwing

USA
Seen November 30th, 2019
Posted April 26th, 2019
34 posts
2.1 Years
There are those who may see Crabominable as a horrifying hybrid of crustacean and mammal. These people
ARE WRONG

What they fail to see is that this beautiful mustacean is a crab... that you can pet! This is REVOLUTIONARY!
It's also the only pokmon with a Fighting/Ice combo which I think is pretty cool.

VisionofMilotic

Lover of Dragons

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I have used Gyarados in literally every single generation of Pokemon, which is kinda huge for any pokemon. This means I have raised a lot of magikarps in the process too. Magikarp is such a great find because it appears early game, evolves at low levels into a great Pokemon and can be found anywhere you fish or bought dirt cheap like the cost of a super potion. I always want to grab a magikarp when I see one while exploring a new region because its such a safe investment. No matter what pokemon this region brings when you see magikarp you are promised a useful, fully evolved pokemon in the near future at a time when you may barely have two badges. So Magikarp for me represents stability, especially if I don't get a water starter, its an early opportunity for a classic water Pokemon.

Magikarp has a solid design, its pokedex entries are humorous and he has starred in some great episodes of the Pokemon anime. I really loved the episode Pokemon Shipwreck, its a favorite, and I have fond memories of renting the volume with that episode to watch over the weekend as I escaped from the horrors of school. I believe it was in the Seaside Pikachu collection. After school on my way home on Friday as a kid I would stop by a small local video store that a had handful of Pokemon videos spread among their animation department, and when *that* set was in stock or my other favorite volume dealing with Ghosts and Sabrina then I knew it was gonna be a good weekend. I would pick up an order of fries with a cheeseburger from a sandwich stop at the corner, rent my Pokemon episodes and waddle home to watch James' antics with Magikarp.

My mom doesn't play Pokemon but even she recognizes Magikarp easily like Jigglypuff or Pikachu and she loves him and finds him incredibly endearing. I think he might be her favorite Pokemon, and I'm trying to convince her to get the magikarp jump app.

Name: Narcissus
Adopt one yourself! @Pokémon Orphanage



I got Haxorus on "What Dragon-Type Pokemon are you?" https://quotev.com/quiz/5077163
Seen January 27th, 2019
Posted January 27th, 2019
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3.1 Years
Qwilfish is an underrated fish compared to even Magikarp.



Not only does it have the awesome water/poison typing, it has somewhat decent stats, movepool and ability so fans who are all competitive these days can't entirely deject it. And has a cool design. And it doesn't evolve into anything which means you can use it to its full potential right off the start (at least not yet, unfortunately people think this thing needs an evolution). Non fans like to make attempts at being witty and say what is this thing and I forget it existed. Well they are missing out on a great pokemon.

KingSwing

USA
Seen November 30th, 2019
Posted April 26th, 2019
34 posts
2.1 Years
Qwilfish is an underrated fish compared to even Magikarp.



Not only does it have the awesome water/poison typing, it has somewhat decent stats, movepool and ability so fans who are all competitive these days can't entirely deject it. And has a cool design. And it doesn't evolve into anything which means you can use it to its full potential right off the start (at least not yet, unfortunately people think this thing needs an evolution). Non fans like to make attempts at being witty and say what is this thing and I forget it existed. Well they are missing out on a great pokemon.
I'm so glad you brought up Qwilfish! It's actually the first Pokmon I thought of when making this club. For starters, Qwilfish is one cute boi. Any combination of a stern expression with the goofiness of it's crossed eyes is a winner in my book. It's colors work well together, despite not being particularly attractive on their own. Plus... I love his little tail. And I would argue that he is one of the most meme-able pokmon out there. He was involved in a lot of inside jokes between my friends and I for years.

On top of all that, it's actually known as a pretty good Pokmon for PU rank. So what if that's the bottom rank in comp? Qwilfish doesn't care. It's too busy laying down toxic spikes to dwell on the h8rs *dabs*

Wait... can a fish dab...?

Anyways, attached are two pictures. One is made by one of my friends and no other context will be provided. The other is a picture of a mega evolution concept that someone made which I thought might actually be pretty neat because you're correct, it does not need an evolution.

I give it 9/10 hugs. Would be perfect if not for the toxic spikes, a known hug deterrent.

VisionofMilotic

Lover of Dragons

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I was just about to post this video by Ovi about Magikarp. He's a really underrated poketuber but his content is some of the most informative, and he made a nice video about Magikarp that I think is worth a share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq3Tggrc4-I

Once I got here I started reading these cool posts about Qwilfish and decided to give him some love too. I've wanted to do a water monotype of Crystal for awhile. I'm gonna make sure that I catch a qwilfish now that you guys have drawn my attention to him. I have been poisoned by this little guy before, so I know you can do something with him. Looking at his movepool in more recent years there are some nice things it knows like destiny bond, fell stinger, it has access to priority, entry hazards, can go boom and has two solid stab moves to take advantages of its dual typing. Swift swim with 85 base speed is also really good. So I think this little guy might have gotten overlooked for a mega. He's kinda cute too, the round shape and color of Flounder from The Little Mermaid and that petulant pout reminds me of dal dolls.

Name: Narcissus
Adopt one yourself! @Pokémon Orphanage



I got Haxorus on "What Dragon-Type Pokemon are you?" https://quotev.com/quiz/5077163

KingSwing

USA
Seen November 30th, 2019
Posted April 26th, 2019
34 posts
2.1 Years
I like this guy and the points brought up in the video. I had never even thought about the fact that magikarp can be found in any type of natural body of water while still maintaining all the same attributes. Finding that kind of versatility with environments is suuuuper rare in the animal kingdom. Good job magikarp! You're an apex survivalist.

And on the note of monotype runs, I'm also doing one. It's an ultimate run but once I play Johto Qwilfish is 100% going to be on my team.
King Swing, Baby

KingSwing

USA
Seen November 30th, 2019
Posted April 26th, 2019
34 posts
2.1 Years
While we're on the topic of Johto, I would like to bring up Igglybuff

I feel like most of the baby pokémon have a tendency to be forgotten but Igglybuff is probably my favorite out of all of them so it is the one I chose to bridge into this. As you can see, it is very round and extremely huggable. It also evolves into my main in Smash.

11/10 hugs. Such a good good boi

VisionofMilotic

Lover of Dragons

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Iggybuff is ridiculously cute! I was breeding for a shiny iggybuff recently to evolve into Jigglypuff. The shiny puff has a stunning pair of green eyes that I can't wait to see open. I haven't gotten my shiny yet, but I'm still happy to have a box full of iggybuff. They are so cute, especially seeing their animation in recent gens. They are about to float away in the breeze! Since I now have more iggybuff than I could possibly use I have been sharing them all over wonder trade these past few days, they have good ivs, natures and most of them have the competitive ability. I hope these cuties make somebody smile as they travel all over the world, these balloon babies sail from the U.S to Japan to France. Have a safe journey! I attached moon stones to a few of them :)

Name: Narcissus
Adopt one yourself! @Pokémon Orphanage



I got Haxorus on "What Dragon-Type Pokemon are you?" https://quotev.com/quiz/5077163

Midnight Umbreon

Life is a conundrum of esoterica

Age 15
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Not Delaware
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Posted October 2nd, 2019
887 posts
2.2 Years
I !ight join eventually, but I wanted to share this with y'all


https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=H3x3-22Gi3g

Adventure

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Igglybuff is super adorable! Surely nobody talks badly of it?

LadyJirachu

My avatar creator Korrina av. HOT!

Female
Sticking by Korrina (i love her :3)
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Posted August 3rd, 2019
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16.1 Years
I'll join.

I feel fairy types get too much unfair hate and they're ADORABLE. Cute things should be respected >:( Annnd not just cuz they slay dragons xD I mean, that alone is awesome, but whats wrong with liking something for just being 'cutesy'....
~Number One Korrina Fan Girl~

Keeping my pink sig text lol

I'm too autistic to be as girly as I generally am....And too bold to care <3 Some 'rules' were meant to be broken, anyways. Who's crazy idea was it that an aspie girl 'can't be extremely feminine' if thats what she WANTS....? I'm me. I'm an ultra 'girly' lipstick lesbian korrina fangirl with autism and very proud of who I am!!! And anyone who says i'm an impossible life form is ignorent~ :P

Calio Critter toys are SO CUTE!!! :D

Kimi is my big sister (on this forum) and i'm a pokemon fan 4 life :3
http://thekorrinafanklub.proboards.com/
Please join my forum :D

How odd. This forum no longer allows blingee signatures.....? *shrug*

Fairy

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Do I detect some positive Fairy representation??? I will join!

Name: Fairy
Good boi:

Fairy types get so much unnecessary flack, when the reality is that they're super cool! I see Snubbull get talked down about a lot because people think that it was an ugly Pokemon to begin with, and with the additional Fairy typing it just seemed to attract more negative attention. Fairies need love too! Same with all the underdog Pokemon!


KingSwing

USA
Seen November 30th, 2019
Posted April 26th, 2019
34 posts
2.1 Years
I'll be honest, when fairy type first became a thing, I was furious. It ruined the meta and had a dumb name. Then I learned how to loosen up and get over myself and I find them far more enjoyable. I like the design elements used in a lot of the fairy type additions!

As for Snubbull I cannot say the same...

because they're dogs so I've always liked them! I don't particularly understand why it and Granbull became fairy type, but I'm glad it makes them somewhat relevant again.

8/10 hugs. The sharp teeth scare me but it will not stop my love.
King Swing, Baby

LadyJirachu

My avatar creator Korrina av. HOT!

Female
Sticking by Korrina (i love her :3)
Seen March 27th, 2020
Posted August 3rd, 2019
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16.1 Years
People who hate things for being 'girly' make me sick to my stomach. ESPECIALLY cuz I grew up a girly girl, have been told being girly is a serious evil many many times through my online years, and pretty much never meet other people like me on forums as a whole :(

Evil people who hate things that are probably VERY NICE for no reason are destestable.

My favorite fairies are sylveon and jigglypuff btw though i really just like fairies in general.

I trained a lot of fairies on deluge rpg too :3
~Number One Korrina Fan Girl~

Keeping my pink sig text lol

I'm too autistic to be as girly as I generally am....And too bold to care <3 Some 'rules' were meant to be broken, anyways. Who's crazy idea was it that an aspie girl 'can't be extremely feminine' if thats what she WANTS....? I'm me. I'm an ultra 'girly' lipstick lesbian korrina fangirl with autism and very proud of who I am!!! And anyone who says i'm an impossible life form is ignorent~ :P

Calio Critter toys are SO CUTE!!! :D

Kimi is my big sister (on this forum) and i'm a pokemon fan 4 life :3
http://thekorrinafanklub.proboards.com/
Please join my forum :D

How odd. This forum no longer allows blingee signatures.....? *shrug*

VisionofMilotic

Lover of Dragons

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4.2 Years
I was originally set to dislike the fairy type
My favorite Pokemon type is dragon, so it seemed natural that we should be enemies. They actually invented a type just to kill poor dragons? How cruel! We already had trouble with ice.

I also did not fully understand the logic of the type effectiveness. Why should something as delicate as a fairy resist a strong fighting move? Why is it immune to another powerful, magical creature like a dragon? Even the resistance to dark type is questionable because even an innocent being can be corrupted.

Saying all that though, while I had my reservations once I got to actually meet several fairy type Pokemon like Mimikyu, Primarina, Tapu Fini, Florges, Xerneas, I found that I liked all of these indivual Pokemon. Fairies often have some of the best, most imaginative designs. They can be beautiful and spiritual in appearance with elaborate designs and lovely use of color. They really bring an extra dose of magic into the Pokemon world. I also liked Valerie, the first fairy type gym leader and came to associate this Pokemon type with beauty, without and within. Generally fairy type Pokemon are good Pokemon, quite tanky. There is much to like about them.

What clenched it for me though was Togekiss, he was my favorite Pokemon from the Sinnoh region. And now he was a fairy! At that point I said if you can't beat em then join em!

I don't think any of these Pokemon count per say as unloved Pokemon, these are strong, popular and respected pokemon, but I wanted to spread the positivity and acknowledge that sometimes what you least expect can be boon. While dragon is still my favorite, and then dark, fairy is still up there. I would put in my top 5 Perhaps.

Name: Narcissus
Adopt one yourself! @Pokémon Orphanage



I got Haxorus on "What Dragon-Type Pokemon are you?" https://quotev.com/quiz/5077163

VisionofMilotic

Lover of Dragons

Female
Sootopolis City
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4.2 Years
This is a video series by TrueGreen7 celebrating Pokemon who are forgotten or unpopular. Maybe one of your favorites appears here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLqloH8bDHA

Its very well-researched. I only question whether or not Aegislash should appear on here, because I always thought of him as a well-respected Pokemon, and certainly very powerful. While Pokemon based or organic creatures are typically more popular, there are several Pokemon with inspiration that are more abstract and inspired in part by objects such as Chandelure and Starmie that I think are well-liked, I had fancied Aegislash WS such a Pokemon. I know a lot of people who like it, even without considering its competitive prowess, myself included. It is one of my grail shinies. But it was still really cool to learn lots of new information about it courtesy of this video. One interesting detail I would have included that I don't believe was mentioned here is that according to the pokedex the honedge line came into being when the soul of departed warriors I habbit their swords.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PI4KRp_-vc

Here is the second video in the series. There may be more. I am happy to see a nod to grumpig here. Spoink is one of my all-time fav Hoenn pokemon, and when mine evolved into Grumpig I was not disappointed. I think it is still adorable.

Name: Narcissus
Adopt one yourself! @Pokémon Orphanage



I got Haxorus on "What Dragon-Type Pokemon are you?" https://quotev.com/quiz/5077163
Seen January 27th, 2019
Posted January 27th, 2019
2,824 posts
3.1 Years
This is a video series by TrueGreen7 celebrating Pokemon who are forgotten or unpopular. Maybe one of your favorites appears here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLqloH8bDHA

Its very well-researched. I only question whether or not Aegislash should appear on here, because I always thought of him as a well-respected Pokemon, and certainly very powerful. While Pokemon based or organic creatures are typically more popular, there are several Pokemon with inspiration that are more abstract and inspired in part by objects such as Chandelure and Starmie that I think are well-liked, I had fancied Aegislash WS such a Pokemon. I know a lot of people who like it, even without considering its competitive prowess, myself included. It is one of my grail shinies. But it was still really cool to learn lots of new information about it courtesy of this video. One interesting detail I would have included that I don't believe was mentioned here is that according to the pokedex the honedge line came into being when the soul of departed warriors I habbit their swords.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PI4KRp_-vc

Here is the second video in the series. There may be more. I am happy to see a nod to grumpig here. Spoink is one of my all-time fav Hoenn pokemon, and when mine evolved into Grumpig I was not disappointed. I think it is still adorable.
Aegislash is very popular especially since its a top tier pokemon in competitive play, don't understand why it's on that guy's list.

VisionofMilotic

Lover of Dragons

Female
Sootopolis City
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Posted 12 Hours Ago
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4.2 Years
Would it be possible to talk about Raichu in this club?



I don't think anybody hates Raichu its just that the series mascot Pikachu will always be promoted at Raichu's expense. Even though I like Pikachu I actually think that the evolution is even cuter than both of his adorable prodecessors with those gigantic feet, the endless tail and floppy ears. I have a wonderful plushie of him on my bed.

Also even after all of the treasures that have been showered on Pikachu over the decades from special event Pikachus to signature Z moves to the light ball... I would still probably rather use Raichu. Since Raichu is still the much faster pokemon and free to hold any item so I think he's a tad more versatile and there's a little less risk.

If Raichu had received even a third of the tools Pikachu was given then he would O.P...

Though Raichu is almost never shown in the series I still really enjoy the episodes that he has been apart of like the frightened Raichu in the Orange Island episode Stage Fight, and of course the infamous Electric Shock Showdown from the first season. Its just really too bad this little one doesn't have a PR agent.

Name: Narcissus
Adopt one yourself! @Pokémon Orphanage



I got Haxorus on "What Dragon-Type Pokemon are you?" https://quotev.com/quiz/5077163

Neb

Cosmog Enthusiast

Age 18
Male
Oregon
Seen 6 Days Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
189 posts
1.8 Years
Username: Pemderp
Good boy: Heatmor

Heatmor is a well designed ant eater Pokémon that deserves more attention. It has a gorgeous black shiny and an awesome signature move. If it didn’t appear so late in Black/White I think Heatmor would get more love.

Name: Lucky
Adopt one yourself! @Pokémon Orphanage