Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
Gotta guess ’em all! Did you manage to get my #1 favorite Pokémon correct? Let’s find out. Congrats to everyone who took a shot at it!
The only non-Generation 1 Pokémon to appear on my Top 7, the Eevee evolutions are undeniably cool. I love how they took the same basic creature, some kind of fufu puppy, and gave you different options based on elemental properties. I love how they expanded Eevee’s evolutions over the generations to come, and I want to continue to see more! However, my favorite has got to be Leafeon, because, as you shall see, I really gravitate toward Grass types. No idea why. Not for competitive reasons. My favorite color is green, so maybe that’s why?
Leafeon, Espeon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Flareon, etc… they’re all cool. What happens if you use crowdfunding on an Eevee? It turns into Patreon.
Next to Dragon, I always thought that Ghost was the neatest Pokémon type. It helped that there were less than a handful of Ghost Pokémon when I actually played the mainline games. Of these, Gengar was my favorite. I loved that mischievous grin and when I later caught onto the fan theory (not sure if it’s still a fan theory) that Gengar are deceased Clefairy, the coolness factor shot through the roof.
One time, I watched Electric Soldier Porygon and I didn’t die, or have a seizure. I call that a win. The anime aside, Porygon is one that I always thought of as unique. Its warbling computer sound effect in the original game was actually appropriate. It was robotic and digital in appearance yet not so over-produced in its design as, in my opinion, later Pokémon looked. This is Pokémon not Digimon! Maybe Digimon would’ve been more popular if they’d accented the second “i”? Who knows.
Easily the most popular of the three original starters, Charizard was a frickin’ fire-breathing dragon. Compared with a dumpy frog with a flower on its back and a huge plodding turtle that un-unironically shot water, Charizard was the beast of choice. Even I was swayed by the igneous allure of Charizard, despite his being a total sphincter in the animated series, but I went with a different starter anyway…
My pick from the very beginning was always Bulbasaur. Nobody else in my school picked him so I guess that proves I’ve always been an anti-establishment, contrarian anarchist. Oh and also I love Grass types, which I’ve mentioned. I just thought things like Razor Leaf and Solar Beam were super awesome. Unfortunately, since almost everyone I knew back in the Game Boy days had picked Charizard, I didn’t have many friends to share my Bulbasaur love with. Fortunately, now that I’m a mature adult, I can frequent  for all the Bulbasaur positivity I need.
I’m not a huge fan of legendary Pokémon. They seem overly hyperbolic and exaggerated to me. Like a Pokémon that is capable of transcending the laws of time and space is way out of the league of furry animals people keep as pets. However, I do love me some MewTwo. His coolness factor and rarity guaranteed he was the talk of the first Generation. Unlike certain other Mews of a singular disposition, this monster didn’t hide under vans… Plus he was Psychic type which was OP back in the day.
And here we have my all-time favorite Pokémon! Surprise! It’s Psyduck. Evidently that didn’t come as too much of a surprise, considering I posted about my favorite Pokémon some time ago (and those of you who scoured the site did a job well done finding that info). My unrequited love for Psyduck probably originated with the anime, since the original sprite in the Red and Blue versions was ugly as sin, but a duck that got more powerful the bigger its headache got was just such a hilarious idea back then. It still is, so much so that I named my Golduck in Pokémon GO “Psyduck”!
GUESS TOMORROW’S #1
All that’s left is to prompt you to guess tomorrow’s #1 pick! Tomorrow’s Top 7 list will be… my 7 favorite superhero games! Get your capes and domino masks on, because it’s gonna get comic bookish around here.
Let me know who you think my #1 top favorite superhero game is in the comments below TODAY! Remember to leave your name or username so I know who you are! Link to your Twitter or blog if you want to. Follow the event on Twitter with #TWRM7top7.
I’ll reveal my Top 7 favorite superhero games in a post on this site tomorrow at 8am Pacific (Sunday), so come back and discover the truth! OR you can poke around and see if you can pick up any clues… or review the rules.
Good luck and happy crime-fighting!
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