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NWR's Favorite Pokemon

Mewtwo

by Justin Berube - March 18, 2016, 11:23 am EDT

The original super Pokémon.

It’s no secret that Mewtwo is my favorite Pokémon of all time. Though many may be wondering why this genetic freak has been my go to Pokémon since the very beginning of the franchise, it’s quite simple really.

In the early days of Pokémon there was a strong emphasis on becoming the very best, like no one ever was. That seemed like the goal of many in the game and in the TV series. There were, however, some people in the Pokémon universe that were willing to go the distance in order to create the most powerful creature in order to achieve that goal.

These scientists spliced the genes of the rare Pokémon Mew in order to create what became the most powerful Pokémon at the time, Mewtwo. Mewtwo was a force to be reckoned with in the original Red, Blue, and Yellow games. For starters, it is a Psychic type Pokémon which is regarded as the most overpowered type in the original games. Additionally, his stats were unmatched making him the biggest threat in competitive Pokémon play back in the day.

Mewtwo was so incredibly unbalanced in the first generation that it made it THE Pokémon you needed to win at the game. Knowing its true power, and wanting to win, led me to capture six legitimate Mewtwo in order to dominate anyone who I came across. When people looked at my team of six Mewtwo they crumbled in fear at the unstoppable might that I possessed. These poor opponents knew their doom was practically guaranteed. I became obsessed with Mewtwo’s power and it corrupted me. I was the ultimate Pokémon super villain using science to cheat my way to the top of the Pokémon kingdom.

They say that power corrupts, and it sure did. I fell in love with the dominance that Mewtwo brought to the table. So much so that I was disgusted at the balance nerfs that were added in the sequel games Gold, Silver, and Crystal. To me, it felt like these games were created in order to nerf the science behind Mewtwo by adding the Dark type and fixing the Ghost type in order to give him a greater weakness, and also by changing the effects of some of Mewtwo’s moves.

Mewtwo may not be the completely broken force he once was, but he is still one hell of a Pokémon to use. Today it has even gained two powerful Mega Evolutions in the forms of Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Mewtwo Y adding to its versatility in the Pokémon universe. Even now, 20 years after Pokémon was created, Mewtwo is considered one of the most powerful Pokémon ever. It’s for this reason that I still love the original super Pokémon. Let us never forget the dominance, power, and fear Mewtwo once carried in the Pokémon meta game, and how that still exists today even amongst other powerhouse Pokémon.

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LucarioMarch 18, 2016

Waits with a gun in hand....

KhushrenadaMarch 18, 2016

Quote from: Lucariofan99

Waits with a gun in hand....

If you click on the link, you can see the list of Pokémon chosen. In case you were wondering, Lucario isn't one of the chosen.

*puts on bulletproof vest and leaves thread*

ShyGuyMarch 18, 2016

Andrew Brown knows what's up! Meowth forever!

LucarioMarch 18, 2016

Quote from: Khushrenada

Quote from: Lucariofan99

Waits with a gun in hand....

If you click on the link, you can see the list of Pokémon chosen. In case you were wondering, Lucario isn't one of the chosen.

*puts on bulletproof vest and leaves thread*

Oh I know...

LucarioMarch 18, 2016

But his popularity speaks for himself, Smash, Pokken and in pretty much EVERY Pokemon Spin-off game.

Evan_BMarch 19, 2016

Great lists, guys. I certainly respect the Xatu choice- there are so many Pokemon that look super cool but lack in the power department. However, every Pokemon serves their use, which is why (excluding my two "rule of cool" choices, Lugia and Charizard), my top two favorite Pokemon are:


Granbull- I am a pug owner. While Snubbull is the more adorable of the two puggish Pokemon, Granbull is scrappy and has awesome defensive typing, coupled with high HP and Defense. You can even repurpose Granbull into a solid physical attacker with his impressive bulk, unreliable-yet-potent Play Rough, and a slew of other physical attacks not normally found in Fairy types. Altering his type in X and Y is possibly the greatest thing that could have happened to Granbull, as he is now a threat to a number of other offensive types and soaks up Dragon hits. A new lease on life solidified this pink powerhouse on my team.


Zoroark- I'll admit, I love foxes, too. Vulpix was one of my most sought-after Pokemon in the Red and Blue days, but its fire typing and low utility crippled its use. However, upon first seeing Zoroark, I was in love. A dark fox with wicked claws and offensive typing that allow it surprising viability, the most delightful aspect of this Pokemon has to be its ability, Illusion. IT'S SO COOL. I love playing mind games with other trainers (who expects an Abomasnow to suddenly spew Flamethrower?!), and because of its speed, Zoroark often gets a leg-up on opponents with its varied moveset, keeping them guessing. Although it's a more recent Pokemon, it's positioned itself high on my list because of its unique attributes.

Mop it upMarch 20, 2016

I see a lot from earlier generations... nice job!

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