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NWR's Favorite Pokemon

Tyranitar & Feraligatr

by Zachary Miller - March 18, 2016, 11:25 am EDT

Two Pokémon who could probably battle Japan's finest.

I’m writing about these Pokémon together because I see them in the same light: Pokémon that could be kaijus and fight Godzilla (if they were several dozen stories tall). Tyranitar even looks a little like Godzilla and can learn Hyper Beam, which I imagine is equivalent to Godzilla’s atomic breath weapon in Godzilla vs. Destroyah. With Stone Edge it could put the hurt on any other kaiju like Mothra, Varan, and Rodan. Its Dark attributes might be able to deal with Space Godzilla’s psychic attacks, or at least disable its telekinesis. Mega Tyranitar looks silly but I can see it being some kind of “final form” a la “Monster X” in Godzilla: Final Wars.

Feraligator (note proper spelling) is similar, although as a straight Water type, it would be weak to Titanosaurus (Terror of Mechagodzilla) and, I assume, Baragon (Grass type?). However, assuming Godzilla himself is a Fire or Fire/Dark type, he would be able to get a few solid hits in with Hydro Pump, Surf, and Aqua Tail. Feraligator does not Mega Evolve (yet), so it might not hold up so well against a Mega Evolved Godzilla (Godzilla vs. Destroyah). It is notable, however, that Feraligator would be one of the few “big mouth” monsters in the Godzilla universe—Biollante and Orga are the only ones that come to mind. I’m sure Feraligator could do some damage with Crunch.

You may be wondering why I’m not considering Aggron for this list. Well, it’s because I think Agron looks real dumb. However, Aerodactyl/Mega Aerodactyl would be a good replacement for Rodan/Mega Rodan (Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II), and I think Garchomp/Mega Garchomp would be a cool kaiju. Rayquaza/Mega Rayquaza could be an interesting alternate for King Ghidorah/Mega King Ghidorah, at least until they give Hydreigon a Mega Evolution.

It’s possible that this is the nerdiest thing I’ve ever written.

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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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