From the 1st Generation, Bug/Flying was a staple combination, where at least one Pokemon has this combination. It's to note that this combination itself is cursed, however, because of the dreaded Rock weakness and lack of offensive prowess, but one cannot ignore the ultre Fighting resistance. Generation 5, however, took a break from this common typing, which is considered a breath of fresh air (and the fact that no Japanese names will be listed, which is good). Anyway, without further ado, in the insect cage, we have...
Butterfree!Scyther!Ledyba & Ledian!
Yanma & Yanmega!Beautifly!Masquerain!
Ninjask!Mothim!Combee & Vespiquen!
That's quite a sizable cast, but these are the main Pokemon with this typing, so then, which would you choose? To make things easier, you can consider your choices with some of these factors (or all if you can!):
- Design of Pokemon
- Competitive (Video Games) viability
- Competitive (TCG) viability
- Performance in the anime
- Performance in the manga
Personally, I choose Mothim, Combee & Vespiquen, Masquerain, Ninjask, Butterfree an Ledyba & Ledian. Mothim is chosen because of pity purposes (I have a feeling that he will be least picked in the long run). Butterfree is a bit awesome in competitive viability and the fast that Ash had a Butterfree. Ninjask for that great Speed, Ledian (Ledyba would be part of it) for having an oddball choice of learning punches (even Mach Punch!), Masquerain for the realistic bug evolution, and Vespiquen for being very defensive.
Now it's your turn to answer and vote!
Thanks for reading.