Because there was a thread about Bagon and Gible.
This is about Dratini and Deino, not their evolved forms.
So we have a serpentine pseudo-dragon, and a blind infant hydra.
Blah blah your favorite design which would win most useful best typing best one to have in a progressive rock band.
You know how these threads go already, just say what you like the best about each.
I am surprisingly torn up on this. On one hand, Dratini has always been one of my favorite pokémon, ever. It is my favorite form of its own line, and its mystical apearance is really the sort of thing that appeals to me. If I had made this poll earlier it would've been an easy choice.
But Deino... It's design is fantastic. How the hair covers its face like that is awesome, and it's pretty unusual to see a pokémon with no (or undeveloped) eyes. And its line's theme is great.
It also looked to me somewhat flower-like when I first saw it. It disappointed me that it wasn't the Dragon/Grass I was hoping for, but it's okay because of the Yamata no Orochi's and hydra concept and Dragon/Dark is fine.
Though I wonder what'd have it been like with the cyber-tank design...
In-battle... Dratini is very versatile offensively and always a threat in LC. Deino does have some good things, like a marginally better bulk and pretty good coverage... But even with that I'm going to say Dratini is still the better one here.
Of course, this is LC. Most people don't care about it.
But yeah, as cool and awesome as I think Deino is I'm going with Dratini.