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My Top and Bottom 10 PKMN - Hoenn by GECKO-Nuzlockes My Top and Bottom 10 PKMN - Hoenn by GECKO-Nuzlockes
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Fitting for the 3rd gen remake releases, no? :D Let's look back on some of the greats and the not-so-greats from Hoenn (which, by the way, is the best region in Pokemon X))

FAVORITES:

Grovyle - Even though Sceptile is pretty cool, Grovyle is far superior. I'm a diehard Grovyle fan. As you may have already noticed, I like really stream-lined and sleek-looking Pokemon. Grovyle has all of this, plus he's based on a lizard (which is one of my favorite animals), he's one of my favorite types, AND he is the signature and first user of Leaf Blade, the most badass Grass attack in existence. Bam.

Mudkip - Hell yes, I liek Mudkipz!!! If we're just talking about the 1st stage of the starters, Mudkip is probably my favorite from any generation. He's just so darn adorable and derpy. He's a walking ball of cute. LOOK AT HIM. Everyone lieks Mudkipz.

Breloom - I don't know why, but I've always been drawn to this guy. I find his design super creative and his typing really cool. I can understand not liking him, because he does look pretty odd, but I've just always loved him. He's a boss in competitive too.

Mightyena - So cool. I love how jagged his fur is, and that expression on his face just screams, "I'm gonna rip your face off." Gotta have one of these on your team :D

Aggron - OH. MY. F****ING. GOSH. YES. Aggron is on my list of top favorites from any generation ever. He is, hands-down, one of the most badass Pokemon, both design- and movepool-wise, of any Pokemon. He's like an enormous armored dinosaur and he can learn SO many different moves. My Aggron from my Ruby version has Iron Tail, Toxic, Thunderbolt, Water Pulse. F*** yes. Aggron is the best. It's scientifically proven and no one dares to defy it.

Flygon - Dragon, aside from Grass, is my other favorite type. I love most Dragon-types, but I really, really appreciate when a dragon's design is unique and goes beyond the standard horned, winged, quadraped look. I like those dragons too, but Flygon is so creative. It's very bug-like and it's awesome that it lives in a desert. Its wings are a cool shape, it has natural goggles, and its color scheme looks wicked too. It's just an awesome Pokemon.

Armaldo - Another unique design. (This is why I love Hoenn. I think the designs are very inspired and creative.) I love the colors. I love those feather things on its neck. It's a Bug-type that can actually hold its own in battle. Overall, a really nice addition to the gen 3 roster.

Tropius - Dang, Hoenn just has the best Grass-types. I love this thing. Leaves for wings is something that had needed to happen for a long time, and Tropius just looks plain awesome.

Spheal - If Aggron wins 1st for most badass Pokemon, Spheal takes the cake for cuteness. If you don't think Spheal is cute, you don't have a soul.

Salamence - Like I said, horned winged quadraped dragons are OK too XD Sure, it's not the most inspired dragon design ever. It doesn't even look as cool as it could. But Rexy, the first Bagon (and then Salamence) that I ever had, stole my heart. As a Trainer, I shouldn't really choose favorites, but Rexy is one of my favorite Pokemon I own. He's adorable and faithful and SO reliable. Plus, Salamence's story is adorable. It talks about it in the Pokedex. Bagon has always dreamed of flight and it wants to fly so badly that, through the strength of its own will, it metamorphoses and sprouts wings so that it can soar away. Doesn't that make you d'awww? X')

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NOTABLE MENTIONS:

Barboach - NO JUDGING. (actually, you can if you want, I don't care XD) I don't know why, but I somehow came to call Barboach "Mr. Squiggles." Not just my personal Barboach. The species in general is named that. And it's a funny name to match an appealingly funny Pokemon. I love this thing's face. Look at those little whiskers. It's a pretty stupid Pokemon and awful in battle, but I just love him XD

Ninjask - He looks cool. Speed Boost is an amazing ability. Just a great Pokemon in general.

Plus Surskit, Manectric, etc.... - Surskit is adorable. Manectric is epic and underrated. There are SO many gen 3 Pokemon I love. I couldn't fit all of them on here.

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LEAST FAVORITES:

Beautifly - Beautifly is anything but beautiful. It's one of the uglier Pokemon in Hoenn. I don't like the color scheme AND GameFreak decided to take the creepiest part of a butterfly, ITS MOUTH, and make that the most prominent feature on this Pokemon. Ewww. No wonder people hate bugs.

Kirlia - Ralts is kinda cute (kinda) and Gardevoir is kinda cool (kinda), but Kirlia has nothing going for it. It's too girly for my liking, and it lost all appeal it had in its earlier stage.

Hairyama - Another butt-ugly Pokemon. I guess beauty isn't very important when you're a sumo wrestler Fighting-type, but still....look at that thing. I've always hated it.

Nosepass - I guess the inspiration is kind of interesting, but the execution is lacking. Another Pokemon that has nothing going for it. ESPECIALLY evolution. (Never evolve this thing!! You will regret everything you've ever done!!)

Medicham - I never liked this evo line. The typing is cool, although I had been hoping for that typing for a while and expected something much cooler than this. I think it's the lips. They creep me out. There it is again. A Pokemon that looks too human....

Illumise - Another failure of a Bug-type. Why did this Pokemon even need to exist? Did Volbeat really need a counterpart? Not that I like Volbeat either, but at least it looks like it wants to get down to business. This thing looks more like it's going to the beauty salon or a tacky tea party, not a freaking warzone.

Roselia - Bleh. Roses are cool. Grass-types are cool. A Grass-type plant with roses for hands is not cool :XD:

Solrock - This Pokemon isn't horrible, I guess. But it's kinda just a levitating rock that's shaped like a sun. Well, not kinda. That's what it is. It's a levitating rock that's shaped like a sun. That's kinda boring. And very non-intimidating.

Baltoy - The typing is fine, but I just find it to be a boring Pokemon. I personally love Pokemon that are animal-based, or at least resemble living creatures. Baltoy is pretty creative, I'll admit that. But it just doesn't suit my taste. (I'm slowly realizing how much of a Pokemon snob I am.... XD)

Clamperl - Clams aren't very interesting creatures to begin with, at least appearance-wise. Shellder worked, because he was funny and he evolved into a really awesome and capable Pokemon. But Clamperl....is kinda just a clam. And a pearl. With a face.......Yeah....

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NOTABLE MENTIONS:

Slaking - I know Slaking is a beast in battle. I know his Attack stat is crazy high. But, despite his power, I hate his Ability. Even if it balances out his strength, waiting a turn to do nothing sucks. Also, he looks awful. SO ugly and slightly scary as well. In a bad way.

Blaziken - I do not hate Blaziken. In fact, there are probably other disliked gen 3 Pokemon that deserved to be in this spot. HOWEVER, Blaziken is loved by SO many people that I thought it necessary to add him to at least show some of the other side and show that not every Pokemon fan in existence likes him.

I can understand liking him. I can. I can understand thinking his design is cool. His typing IS awesome and he was the first to have it. Heck, Blaze Kick is probably one of the coolest Fire moves to date. But something about him just rubs me the wrong way.

For starters, I know I don't like those things on his head. I think they're supposed to be wing-like? I wish they looked more like feathers and weren't so long. It just looks like hair to me (which is a no-no for my inner Pokemon critic :XD:). That knocks points down on his design for me. His legs are also just too plain and straight. I wish they were more bird-like. He's based on a cock-fighting chicken after all. THAT'S awesome. Combusken may look a little weird, but he definitely had a lot going for him. I wish Blaziken had stuck more to that route. He went too far in the classic Fighting-type direction: a martial artist with some sort of martial outfit or accessory worked into the design. Blaziken's legs resemble fighting pants.

Overall, I just wish he looked more like a bird. Torchic was adorable and I liked how avian Combusken was. I've come to hate Blaziken a lot less over the years, but I still don't like him much. But that's the cool thing about Pokemon, right? Everyone loves different species for different reasons, and we all have our own favorites :)

Ruby and Sapphire are my favorite Pokemon games to-date and I'm really excited to replay them in the new games, revisiting my old favorites and, who knows? Maybe some of my least favorites will join the team and find a place in my heart too :)
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MusicalityMix Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly think I see more love for Sceptile than Blaziken.

I like Beautifly due to mine from a Nuzlocke.  He got all the way to the league :'D
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GECKO-Nuzlockes Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like that's a recent thing though. When the games first came out, everyone was talking about Blaziken.

That's really impressive actually! Nice!
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MusicalityMix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, and it was the one with the tough rules.  Battles are on Set, with no healing items usable in battle.

Darude had her revenge though, she solo'd the rest of Glacia's Team:iconflygonplz:
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GECKO-Nuzlockes Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Darude is a boss!
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MusicalityMix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah!  I mean, she had the Berry to help her, but a FLYGON taking out half of an ICE Team?  I was so proud of her!
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GECKO-Nuzlockes Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Screw type advantages. We have awesomeness.
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MusicalityMix Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
pfft, you like Hariyama now, right?

FLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY-GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON.
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GECKO-Nuzlockes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I still hate Hariyama XD

YYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSS
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FaceTrip Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BLAZEKEIN IS TOO BADASS TO BE CONSIDERED TERRIBLE!!!!!!!
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GECKO-Nuzlockes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I put my reasons down below... -_-
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FaceTrip Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BUT AWESOME EPICNESS!!!!
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GECKO-Nuzlockes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
but I put my reasons below.....
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FaceTrip Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you don't like him because of his samurai origins X(

He reminds me of Ra the egyptian god, and from the owl like character in soul caliber 3.  And i have this odd love for pants that makes me bias XD
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GECKO-Nuzlockes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
are you serious? I freaking love samurais!! but I didn't think he was based on a samurai.....he doesn't look like one...

the pants thing makes sense though XD

it really, truly, honestly is my hatred of human features on Pokemon. it happens with every Pokemon that looks human in any way. Even something subtle like Zekrom. His posture when he's standing up is too human for me. My main problem with Blaziken is that he looks like he has hair. his typing and inspiration is cool.
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FaceTrip Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the pants and the way his claws almost look bandaged up along with the hair are samurai characteristics. Samurai had long hair altho I doubt it would stick out like that XD

I don't mind the human like pokemon, i just like pokemon to look like something living XD  except lit wick who is just adorable
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GECKO-Nuzlockes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, i love him so much! and chandelure is really cool. for the most part, I like animal-ish Pokemon though.
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ElizabethKita Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but beautifly is so cute ^^ eh... sort of...
wait... no it's not ^^
the only reason I like beautifly is because I had one in a nuzlocke once... he died...
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GECKO-Nuzlockes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awww I'm sorry :( it's really hard NOT to get attached to Nuzlocke Pokemon so I totally understand that. I just like it as a species in general. I'm sure there are individual ones that are great :D
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