Bronzong- As for Bronzong, I thought he just looked weird and was some metagross clone. Then when I was looking for a Pokemon with levitate and trick room for my shuckle to pair up with, look who showed up. I checked out his stats and moves, and he had good defenses and more importantly, HYPNOSIS! So now while shuckle sweeps with powerswap, he puts survivors to sleep
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Mostly Gen 5 Pokemon, but there were a few that REALLY made me like them.
Ferrothorn- I used a Ferroseed in Black, and I DESPISED it. It was slow and useless. But finally, in Opelucid Gym, it evolved. I decided to use it against Drayden, and it tore his team up! Then, at the E4, all of my Pokemon had fainted, I had no Revives left, and Ferrothorn swept the floor with everyone. It is now my second favorite Pokemon ever.
Archeops- Used on the same run as Ferrothorn, and it was the best member of my team until Ferroseed evolved. It's my third favorite.
Mantine/Altaria/Claydol/Magnezone- All used in my first run of White 2. All of them were star battlers, especially Claydol, who was arguably the best member of the team. None of them even took any damage in the battles with Marshal and Caitlin, and I used all of them once each in each E4 battle.
Last but not least, Lanturn- In HeartGold, I decided to use one. It wasn't the best member of my team, but it could get the job done. It had wonderful moves, too. But what made it really special were the battles with Lance and Red. It was my last Pokemon in both battles, and it just barely defeated them.
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I have claimed: Staraptor (01/12/13), Shiny Stone (02/12/13), and Limber (02/12/13).
Jumpluff. Seriously, speed and status problems make Jumpluff one of the most annoying things ever and I love it. Used it in Colosseum and it was one of my most useful members.
Its typing doesn't help much in the main game (white 1) and I wanted Accelgor instead, but hey! Shiny. Not a bad mixed-type attacker, either
Musharna (Thank you, Dream Radar)
Really poor speed usually disqualifies certain 'Mons from my team. But when something tears up as many gyms as it did, I made it an endgame teammate.
Actually, I'm starting to like more of the slower ones... Maybe I should change my policy.
Mareep. I didn't really like or dislike it before HGSS, but then I encountered one and went "Aaah! It's cute!". I decided to train it for giggles and when it began Wreaking Everything's Shit I realized I had a monster on my hands.
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Jigglypuff. When I first saw it, it was just a pink circle with this weird Elvis hair. But after watching the anime it turned out to be one of my favorite gen 1 pokemon. When I was little I used to laugh so hard when everyone fell asleep and she got so mad, and I still do.
Serperior- The main reason why I usually don't pick grass starters is because that they have to many weaknesses. This is why I didn't bother picking snivy when the first pokemon Black/White, that and the fact that the line had a crappy move pool didn't help. But when I saw the type of moves the line could learn in Black and White 2, I changed my mind about Snivy and picked her (yes, my Serperior is a girl, and I named her princess). And as the game progressed I eventually began to love this pokemon and now she's one of my mains. And you can bet that serperior, my swampert from emerald, and fennekin's final evo are gonna be my main's when X and Y come out.
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Gotta add Golett: before I got my copy of Black, I wanted Golurk more than Golett. But once I worked with the little guy, I fell in love with Golett so deeply that the rest is history.
I've been writing a fanfic as of late and one of the characters is a Conkeldurr who is known as being stern but caring. The more I write about the character, the more I warm up to old Conky and now I'm working with a Gurdurr on my copy of White. He's surprisingly effective and I actually like the goofy looking thing. I'm not seeing them as ugly anymore; in fact, when I look at Conkeldurr, I can see some kindness in the big lug's eyes.
Yes, I'm weird. I admit it.
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I didn't expect to like Volcarona but after having one hatching eggs for me with it's flame body ability, I started thinking that it was awesome.
Magcargo. It's cute, but I didn't consider using for battle. Once when I needed a certain move, I needed to train a magcargo, since it had that move (which I don't remember) and it could breed with the other pokemon ( I think it was mismagius) for the egg move. I thought the training process would be slow and boring. Actually I had a lot of fun battling with it, although it's a little slow. I normally don't use fire types, and I guess training magcargo was a change of pace.
Eelektross. At first I thought the design was gross. However the more I looked at it, I couldn't resist but to think it looked kinda cute. I'm gonna catch a tynamo and add it to my Black2 team.
The first Emolga I got was the in-game trade where you get that Emolga named "Minipete." When I got it, I was around the part where I had to face the Flying type gym so I decided to use it since Electric is super effective against Flying. This Emolga was a BEAST, solo-ing the entire gym with only one stop to the Pokémon Center right before the gym leader. I decided to keep it in my party seeing how well it did. However, I am starting to lose favor for it since all I find it doing is using Thunder Wave everytime it comes out and having bad defenses with a rather low health compared to my other pokemon. But I do believe I may not be using it to its full potential so I might consider breeding a better one.
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Slowbro in-game (a trainer from Platinum's survival area - route 225) and I'd never underestimate it competitively.
The one I thought I wouldn't care about was Vanillite / Vanillish / Vanilluxe. I was never into any siamese Pokémon but this one really captivated me. ^^ Some people deem its design as uncreative but to me it's the complete opposite! It can win some battles with some strategies too. :)
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Snivy- got it bcuz my friends did- I called it snī-vy because I was new. Haha. Thought it was stupid, but it worked. :) I was gonna get Osha, but I didn't know about saving and turned it off.