Worst Red and Blue Pokemon – #3 – Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill

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BUG / POISON
– TM Double Edge
– TM Hyper Beam
– 20 Twinneedle
– TM Swords Dance

How do you make Butterfree even worse? Take away its Sleep Move and any consistently strong attack to use! What a relief, I thought a Bee with 3 huge stingers would actually be a threat. Luckily however, it is not in the slightest. The base stats are similar to Butterfree, the typing has the same enormous amount of weaknesses, and both come really early.

Beedrill has 80 Attack and 75 Speed, similar to Butterfree’s 80 Special and 75 Speed, however Special also gave Butterfree one decent defense. Beedrill does not have this luxury as a defensive spread of 65/40/45 with those weaknesses ensures it as one of the frailest Pokemon in the game, if not the most so. To go back to the 80 attack, its decent, but not enough to pull a lot of offense out of the hat, and 75 speed is also just that, decent.

Well since Beedrill has the useful buffer Swords Dance, it could patch up that mediocre attack (if it could take hits to use it successfully) however the move set is just awful. 50 power on its STAB move is already low, but it has no recoil-less Normal move strong enough to matter. Double Edge means that you have to take damage on a very frail Pokemon, and Hyper Beam means you have to be bludgeoned over the head the next turn.

Beedrill is so very, very awful. There’s a dropoff from Butterfree, and Butterfree is already a mid-end “D” Pokemon. Never use it, and never be worried when faced with one. Hit it with any attack, that should do the trick.

I do not own the photo.

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Worst Red and Blue Pokemon – #5 – Cubone, Marowak

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GROUND
– TM Earthquake
– TM Body Slam
– TM Submission
– TM Blizzard / TM Fire Blast

What do you like in your Ground type? Well Marowak is one of the only…I mean one of the every single Ground types in the game that is a Physical attacker. What does it add? Well back off you silly Pokemon like Golem, Rhydon, Sandslash and Dugtrio because Marowak is taking the worst traits of all of you!

Golem and Rhydon’s crappy speed will be matched by the unimpressive mopey Pokemon, at a great low score of 45. And it also lacks the survivability that those two have with the frailness of Dugtrio! 60 Health and 50 Special is weak, though not the bottom rung, although its stronger physically (though still not that much because of that below average health) at 110.

And how about its movepool? Well although it has Earthquake, there are no other great options besides the decent Normal type move of Body Slam. Which isn’t good because the average 80 Physical Attack isn’t going to decimate. So off of that 50 Special, get ready to sweep through the toughest of wet toilet paper, with either Blizzard of Fire Blast.

Marowak is very unimpressive. Just stick with…Anything else. Besides the four Pokemon below it, that is.

I do not own the photo.

Worst Red and Blue Pokemon – #6 – Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff

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NORMAL
– TM / 34 (Jigglypuff) Body Slam
– TM Hyper Beam
– TM Seismic Toss / TM Fire Blast / TM Blizzard / TM Psychic
– TM Mimic / TM Fire Blast / TM Blizzard / TM Psychic

So many options and so little stats! That’s the saying right? It is when Sir useless Wigglytuff is on the case! Well I should say on the Special side it has so many options, because if you were to go off its better attack stat there’s the plethora of Normal, Normal, or Normal moves.

Wigglytuff is perhaps one of the ‘Worst Pokemon’ on the list that people may not understand why its so bad, because unlike Golbat and the level 10 bugs, it’s not common knowledge. But its bad, really bad. Defensively? 140 HP is among the best in the game, but you guessed it. The defenses are just too lousy to take full advantage, or should I say, any advantage, of the health. 45 and 50 defenses are frail as hell, making the one thing Wigglytuff looks like it can do well, be done not well at all. Offensively? 70 physical attack is decent, but still a bit below average. Also, the 50 Special makes those wide array of Special moves shown earlier also pretty useless. 45 Speed makes you also take hits before you can dish them, most of the time.

What moves should be picked? Well one move I recommend is to keep this puffball Kirby wannabe off your team. Although if you really like the thing (I happen to have a friend who does) use Physical normal moves and filler special moves. If you feel like wasting your only Blizzard / Fire Blast / Thunder TM on it, that is.

I do not own the photo.

Worst Red and Blue Pokemon – #8 – Zubat, Golbat

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POISON / FLYING
– TM Hyper Beam
– TM Mega Drain
– 32 Wing Attack / TM Double Edge
– 21 Confuse Ray

Oh now we’re talking. No more outclassed Pokemon — now its just plain old, bottom of the barrel, trash. Golbat is so very horrendous that it makes you wonder what those silly game designers were thinking.

First off, that typing. I brought this up with Venomoth, but its worth reiterating. Flying, Rock, Fire, Psychic, Bug, and Poison all hit it for super effective damage (40% of all types in the game). 75/70/75 is a tad below average defensively, but with that typing it may as well just stick its little bat butt in your face for you to kick.

The other stats aren’t very bad, at 80 attack and 90 speed, which would be workable if not for a tiny, little, gigantic problem. The movepool of this thing is beyond laughable. Mega Drain, a 40 power move running off a below average Special of 75, is recommended and will probably be the main move of this thing. Golbat also has the option to run Wing Attack. Well that isn’t that bad right? In RBY Wing Attack had not 60 power, but 35. That is the power level of TACKLE. Oh, yes, you can run Double Edge with a decent attack stat, but seeing its frailty has been covered, recoil is a bad idea. Well then there’s Hyper Beam, the emergency move for most, which kind of has to be used regularly in order to make Golbat anywhere near worth — ok, nevermind. Nothing makes this thing worth it.

Golbat’s sprite is the worst of any Pokemon in any of the games to date, its worth in battle is about as much as a fortune cookie on acid, its type is among the worst in the game, and it’s just…What words are there really? Just don’t. Ever.

I do not own the photo. Although it perfectly depicts that awful sprite.