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NWR's Favorite Pokemon

Scyther

by Adam Abou-Nasr - March 18, 2016, 11:26 am EDT

Scyther! Scythe scythe scythe!

Scyther, sometimes called “Tracey’s only redeeming factor,” is a badass ninja-bug with scythes for hands. All of Scyther’s Pokédex entries are about its speed or murder. Add in Red exclusivity and you have the coolest Pokémon of Gen 1. Scyther’s high Speed and Attack stats make him a great Pokémon to get in some quick damage. Getting a STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) from Flying and Bug moves can be super helpful, especially when paired with his Technician ability. Technician boosts weak attacks to make them more powerful. This makes Scyther’s most important move, False Swipe, super useful. False Swipe will leave a Pokémon with at least 1 HP, and Scyther’s high Speed, Attack, and Technician, will get you closer to that 1 HP than you thought possible. A Scyther with False Swipe should always be at the front of your team when exploring an area that may have Pokémon you want to catch. U-turn, a Bug-type move, can switch Scyther out while causing decent STAB damage if you run into something you want another Pokémon to deal with.

I always thought Scyther was pretty cool. A long time ago I even bred myself a perfect Scyther. This Scyther was the first Pokémon I ever got to level 100 without the Missingno. glitch. I brought this Scyther with me to each new region, its False Swipe tearing through every new Pokémon and making them easy to catch. As I was nearing a complete Pokédex, I needed a Scizor. I evolved my baby.

Scizor is a slow piece of trash that loses its Flying STAB and gains a double-weakness to Fire. Don’t make the same mistake I did.

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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