Top Ten Favorite Pokemon

Almost Perfect's Top Ten

Who Doesn't Love a Top Ten List?

Top ten lists are all the rage. I mean, who doesn't love seeing their favorite things categorized into just the "ten best"?

At Almost Perfect  we are going to do just that. We love to share our personal top tens with each other and now we are going to share our top tens, or close to it, with the Everygamer.

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Top 10 9/10/16

Pokemon

These days just about everyone has Pokemon on the mind. "Going" from one gym to another, all in the name of Valor, Mystic and Instinct, catching their favorite Pokemon.

We've been playing Pokemon since day 1 and we definitely have our favorites. That's what today's Top Ten is dedicated to: Our personal favorite top ten Pokemon.

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#10 Mewtwo

It just didn't feel right to compile a list of my favorite Pokemon and NOT include Mewtwo. He is the final boss of the original games as it was. Not the Elite Four. Not that short lived champion rival of yours. Mewtwo.

I bet you would be hard pressed to find anyone who played the original Pokemon games and didn't plow through the Elite four with Mewtwo afterwards. Not to mention that all the years later, he's still one of the toughest Pokemon in competitive game-play.

His spot on this list has been well earned.

cubone

#9 Cubone

Cubone has a pretty depressing sad story. Always longing after the mother that was taken away far too soon.

Yet that doesn't prevent him from being a certified bad-ass. Being one of the first Pokemon to have its own signature moves in Bone Club and Bonemerang, also a hold item that doubles his strength, it could be said that Cubone has a "Very unique set of skills".

From the very first time I caught him I couldn't deny his adorable yet ultra cool style, and he's been one of my favorites ever since.

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#8 Gogoat

Gogoat has the unique privilege of being the newest Pokemon to appear on this list. I'm not a purist, I just have a lot of love for the earlier Gens. But he deserves his spot on my glorious list.

I mean, look how cool Gogoat looks! Learning moves like Horn Leach make him even cooler. Its hard to deny his grassy pelt and wild eyed stare. He may not be the strongest of Pokemon, but he's got it where it counts.

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#7 Crobat

Crobat comes from rather humble roots. In the first gen neither Zubat or Golbat were able to shine. They were nothing more then an annoyance in every cave you had to go through.

Then in gen 2 came Crobat, one of the original friendship evolutions, and a real powerhouse of a Pokemon. Evolving him was kind of fun in itself and dang it, he was fast!

Still very usable in today's competitive meta, Crobat has been a Pokemon I've used almost every time I've played through a Pokemon since his beginning.

toxicroak

#6 Toxicroak

Toxicroak goes right up there wit Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan as being a Pokemon you would not want to run in to in a back alley. But even worse since he can poison the heck out of you!

I wasn't a huge fan of Gen 4, It's easily my least favorite of all the generations of Pokemon. But from the first time I saw Croagunk I was intrigued. I've raised a Toxicroak almost every generation since, and I'm never disappointed.

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#5 Squirtle

There's something to be said about firsts. People always remember their first time going to Disneyland, or the first time they had their favorite food, and I'm sure most people remember fondly their first Pokemon.

For me, it was Squirtle. I'll never forget looking through the 3 starter Pokemon and just knowing that I neeeded to start with him. Then demolishing Brock with him and watching him evolve into Wartortle. Memories in gaming I'll truly never forget.

Plus Squirtle pretty much created the term Squad Goals. #Squirtlesquad

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#4 Lanturn

Water and Electric typing. It doesn't get much cooler then that.

With Lanturn's typing, massive HP and access to moves like Aqua Ring and Heal Bell, it is truly one of the most clerical Pokemon in the game. Lanturn isn't one of those Pokemon I used the first time I played through Gold & Silver, rather my love of water type led me to stumble across him in later gens and start using him much more religiously.

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#3 Butterfree

Ahhh Butterfree. Where do I even start? Butterfree is the Pokemon that I've probably used more then any other in any game.

I counted when I started writing this article, and I currently have 8 of them in my boxes, all at level 100. Just from different play thrus. Needless to say, I like Butterfree. It's definitely not one of the stronger Pokemon in the game but that doesn't mean it's not useful. It never gets old schooling a newbie's choice legendary with my Butterfree and seeing that look on their face.

And how else was I supposed to catch an Abra each time I played through my copy of Blue? Sleep powder for days.

houdoom

#2 Houndoom

With the introduction of Dark type in Generation 2 I was itching to use one in my team. I remember flipping through the players guide at the store, looking at the few types they had and seeing him there... He was dark, he was fire, and he was a dog. I was determined to use him as soon as I could.

You know what sucked? Realizing I couldn't catch it until pretty much THE END OF THE GAME. Nonetheless I've always loved using Houndoom in my team. And with the introduction of Mega Houndoom there was even more usability there. He may not be the most powerful Dark or Fire type, but man, does he look awesome.

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#1 Vaporeon

Here you have it folks, my all time favorite Pokemon. Out of the 721 Pokemon as of the time of this article, this is it. Vaporeon.

If you couldn't tell by this list, if I was a Gym leader, I would have a water Gym. I love water Pokemon, always have and always will.

Vaporeon was the first Eveelution I chose and I'll never forget being absolutely amazed by his massive HP. He became my wall. Plus he learned Acid Armor which was just fun to use! I've used him competitively multiple times and he's always done me proud.

Vaporeon was also the first Pokemon I ever took the time to Shiny Hatch, and I still have him with me to this very day.

There you have it, my personal top ten favorite Pokemon of all time. Want to add your two cents? Maybe tell us some of your favorite Pokemon? Feel free to share in the comments below!

Krispy
From as early as he can remember, Krispy has been a gamer. From the Super Mario Bros 3 on NES to Destiny on PS4 he has been running, jumping, and button smashing across worlds on most major consoles. A few of his favorite games are Super Metroid, Earthbound, and the Uncharted series.

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