84 – Top 5 Pokémon

April 23, 2020

Gotta Rank’Em All!

…okay maybe not all of them but you get the idea. For over 20 years, Pokémon is still, to this day, one of the most beloved franchises of all time. In fact in many ways, Pokémon has never been more popular – now catering to the adults who grew up with the franchise as well as the younger generation of newcomers…er trainers. From the humble beginnings of only 150 Pokémon to now 800+ there has never been a better time to rank them! So join Tuong La and Gym Leaders Samantha Leggatt, Sarah Ghadbane, and Angus MacDonald as they pit their love of Pokémon, into the Ranked Poké-Gym, to battle it out and find out what the Top 5 Best Pokemon are!

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Ground Rules

  • We are including all 890+ Pokémon to date
  • Nominations will also include their evolutions**
  • We realize people like Pokémon for different reasons in which case the Criteria for this list is based on passion. Ie: Some people chose their Pokémon because of how cool they look vs how practical that Pokémon is vs how it would be to own the Pokémon in real life
  • Since this group grew up with the original 150 Pokémon there is definitely a BIAS towards the older generation. However. this group has played various Pokémon games throughout the years (including the new Pokémon Sword and Shield) and has a pretty good knowledge of all Pokémon.

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Totodile/Croconaw/Feraligatr

4. Munchlax/Snorlax

3. Bulbasaur/Ivysaur/Venusaur

2. Eevee/Jolteon/Vaporeon/Flareon/Espeon/Umbreon/Sylveon/Glaceon/Leafeon

1.Charmander/Charmelon/Charizard

Tuong’s List

  • Charmander/Charmelon/Charizard
  • Squirtle/Wartortle/Blastoise
  • Pichu/Pikachu/Raichu
  • Growlithe/Arcanine
  • Farfetch’d/SirFetch’d
  • Rhyhorn/Rhydon
  • Scyther/Scizor
  • Koffing/Weezing
  • Munchlax/Snorlax
  • Cyndaquil/Quilava/Typhlosion
  • Totodile/Croconaw/Feraligatr
  • Eevee/Jolteon/Vaporeon/Flareon/Espeon/Umbreon/Sylveon/Glaceon/Leafeon
  • Heracross
  • Vulpix/Nintetales
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Aron/Lairon/Aggron
  • Numel/Camerupt
  • Lucario
  • Roggenrola/Boldore/Gigalith
  • Froakie/Frogadier/Greninja
  • Pancham/Pangoro
  • Scorbunny/Raboot/Cinderace
  • Rookidee/Corvisquire/Corviknight
  • Yamper/Bolton
  • Ghastly/Haunter/Gengar
  • Magikarp/Gyrados
  • Rolycoly/Carkol/Coalossal

Sam’s List

  • Munchlax/Snorlax
  • Golett/Golurk
  • Pichu/Pikachu/Raichu
  • Vulpix/Ninetales
  • Geodude/Graveler/Golem
  • Ghastly/Haunter/Gengar
  • Budew/Roselia/Roserade
  • Shinx/Luxio/Luxray
  • Pumpkaboo/Gourgeist
  • Sobble/Drizzile/Inteleon
  • Rookidee/Corvisquire/Corviknight
  • Eevee/Jolteon/Vaporeon/Flareon/Espeon/Umbreon/Sylveon/Glaceon/Leafeon
  • Cramorant
  • Uxie

Sarah’s List

  • Eevee/Jolteon/Vaporeon/Flareon/Espeon/Umbreon/Sylveon/Glaceon/Leafeon
  • Ditto
  • Rotom
  • Scyther/Scizor
  • Froakie/Frogadier/Greninja
  • Psyduck/Golduck
  • Carvanha/Sharpedo
  • Mewtwo
  • Happiny/Chansey/Blissey
  • Wooloo/Dubwool
  • Galar Ponyta/Rapidash
  • Vanillite/Vanillish/Vanilluxe
  • Meowth from the TV show

Angus’s List

  • Bulbasaur/Ivysaur/Venusaur
  • Nidoran/Nidorino/Nidoking
  • Totodile/Croconaw/Feraligatr
  • Machop/Machoke/Machamp
  • Mankey/Primeape
  • Chimchar/Monferno/Infernape
  • Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile
  • Kangaskhan
  • Noibat/Noivern
  • Grookey/Thwackey/Rillaboom
  • Croagunk/Toxicroak
  • Chewtle/Drednaw
  • Gible/Gabite/Garchomp
  • Pidgey/Pidgeotto/Pidgeot

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