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NWR's Favorite Pokemon

Chandelure

by Donald Theriault - March 18, 2016, 11:24 am EDT

Yes, this Pokémon is a chandelier.

When Black and White released in Japan, I was watching the information come out about the new Pokémon thanks to DS games being cracked wide open. When Chandelure was first shown, my jaw hit the floor. The Special Attack was THAT high? And it can have Shadow Tag, the ability that means whatever faces it is going to die? GIVE THIS TO ME.

As it turns out, I never got one with Shadow Tag (legally… but I’ve said too much), but Black and White was also the game where I first tried mono-type running the games with the Fire type. And despite showing up pretty late in the run, Chandelure was the MVP. It has just enough move variety to not have to switch out of anything, and when it hits, things faint. Plus, it’s a soul sucking chandelier with the biggest grin on its, uh, face.

I can’t wait to get my hands on Pokkén next month so I can take all the rats that infest the game and burn them to cinders at the light bulb of my mighty ghost. If Hawlucha’s not going to show up, there’s not going to be a luchador in this game at all once I’m done with it.

Talkback

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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