I promised it last week! Here are my favorite pokémon of each generation. Let me talk about this for forever.
Gen. 1: Mewtwo. Mewtwo has been my very-very favorite pokémon since Red/Blue. Yes-I-Am-Totally-A-13-Year-Old-Boy. In the animated show and movies, Mewtwo was portrayed as a kind of tragic anti-hero. I thought he was a surprisingly complex character, for something coming out of a children’s franchise. Anyway, he’ll always be my #1.
Runners up: Charizard / Dratini / Abra
Gen. 2: Umbreon. Dark-types were the coolest thing when second gen came out, and I always thought Umbreon was the coolest looking dark-type of that generation. Also, it looks like a black badass kitty, so, y’know.
Runners up: Espeon / Lugia
Gen. 3: Aron. There is nothing I don’t like about the Aron-evolution family. I love that the first evolution looks like a cross between a Cubone and a Shy Guy. I love that the final evolution looks like a giant badass kaiju. Since 3rd gen, I always make sure to have a female Aggron in my team, and her name is always Blue.
Runners up: Flygon / Duskull / Gardevoir
Gen. 4: Bronzong. I started playing the Gen-4 game when I was taking a lot of archaeology classes in school, and Bronzong completely struck me as a terrifying Mesoamerican god. The one in my team was named Balam, which is Mayan for “jaguar.” Also: Bronzong are a bitch to kill.
Runners up: Vespiquen / Drifloon / Luxray
Gen 5: Ranpuraa. Granted, no one here has played (non-Japanese) Black/White yet, and I’ll probably be a latecomer to the game if at all. But I just cannot get over the design of this entire evolutionary family. It’s a candle that turns into a lamp that turns into a chandelier, that is just… aggghh, I love it. (note: I don’t know the English names, so you fellas get the Japanese names.)
Runners up: Jiheddo / Archeos (IT’S A MICRORAPTOR)
That’s enough nerding. Coming up next week: probably more Mass Effect fanart.