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The world of Pokémon is a strange land full of even stranger creatures, but some stand out among the others. Whether it’s because of their design, their name, or because they’re just unfathomably bizarre, some Pokémon just seem to have a little less creativity fueling their creation. It’s not a bad thing. The weirdest Pokémon are often the best.
These are the Pokémon – presented in alphabetical order – that we’re surprised made the cut into the final game, but we’re glad they did.
BunearySince Pokemon’s beginnings, the monsters have been based on real-world animals. The thing that makes Buneary feel like a creature that has been phoned in is its name. It’s the word bunny with the name of the animal’s most prominent feature (its ears) jammed in the middle.
ConkeldurrOf all the Pokémon in the Durr family, Conkeldurr definitely wins the terrible name contest. He is the ultimate evolved form of his species, which is good because he needs strength to make up for his designation.
CottoneeAnother victim of its own name more than its artistic design, Cottonee doubles as both the Pokémon’s name, and a valid description of what it looks like. Probably what it feels like, too.
DrifloonDrifloon’s description in the Pokédex tells the terrifying tale of a creature that attempts to drag children into the underworld, but it just looks like a purple balloon with poorly drawn eyes and a terrible hairdo. If I saw one of these chasing after a child, I don’t think I would feel any sense of danger.
Dugtrio, MagnetonThese two get thrown together because their journey from young Pokémon to full evolution is exactly the same. Instead of gaining new appendages, or changing appearance, they just gather together in groups of three. For some reason though, they’re considered evolved.
GarbodorGarbodor is a pile of trash. Also, his arm kind of looks like the nozzle you would use to put gasoline in your car
GirafarigAnother victim of uninspired naming. I’m guessing someone wanted to name this Pokémon Giraffe, while someone else wanted to name it Effarig (a bit like the Pokémon Ekans), and they decided to meet in the middle, and draw a line there.
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