So yeah I'm Derian. Not my real name of course, but hey. I try to edit some, mostly existing articles rather then making new ones. I try not to get too bugged by people removing my edits, there's usually a legitimate reason even if I don't realize it at the time. I've been playing Pokémon for a really long time, I grew up on it starting with Red version. My first starter was Charmander, but I was foolish then and had a level 60 Charizard when I got to Silph Co because it was the only Pokémon I trained. My favorite generation is Gold and Silver, especially because you can revisit Kanto. It just has some of the best elements of Pokémon while still staying classic. I still love and play the new games though, and I can't wait for Heartgold and Soulsilver to be released in america.
My favorite Pokémon is Golbat.
I really like water Pokémon, because some of my favorites are water. Especially Slowking, Vaporeon, Tentacruel, and others. I'm currently faced with the dilemma on Pokémon Platinum on my second playthrough of which ones to use, as I currently have Slowpoke and Wartortle and I don't want too many water Pokémon on one team.
Despite this, Water is not my favorite type. In fact, I don't have a favorite type. But among my favorites are Dark, Ghost and Water. I think I'll be very happy if they introduce either a Ghost/Water or a Ghost/Fire Pokémon. Maybe something based on Will'o'Wisp?
These are the Pokémon I have in Pearl that are ready to be used semi-competitively. They're not the best, but they're the ones I've taken the effort to be able to use haha. I haven't taken the time to build a true competitive team.
These are the shiny Pokémon I'm currently in possession of.
These are the legendary Pokémon I'm currently in possession of. There are repeats because I have multiple of the same Pokémon.
Pokedex Completion (Pearl)
425 Seen, 364 Obtained
Here I will list my favorite Pokémon from the different generations, as well as my opinions on them in regards to playability. The latter will take the family in general into account, not just the specific Pokémon listed. I chose pictures to represent them seemingly randomly, ones that I liked as well as ones that represent the highest amount of nostalgia for me.
Haunter was so cool looking. Gastly was enough already, but stumbling upon one of these things was downright terrifying. Then one time I caught one, and it completely destroyed Bruno by itself at level 25!
Because there weren't any good Ghost moves in Gen 1, it wasn't very useful in general. But nowadays it's pretty powerful, and Gengar is very commonly used.
Alright so it looked pretty stupid, but there was something satisfying about stumbling upon one of these things on the way to Mt Moon because they were so rare. And one time I taught a WigglytuffIce Beam, Thunderbolt and BubbleBeam and somehow at only level 35 it was really powerful against the Elite 4.
Ok so I'll admit it's a horrible Pokémon, but it's pretty adorable. It's also really fun to play as in Super Smash Bros.
I really have no reason to like Sandshrew, I just always have. It's somewhat of an underdog, being outdone by virtually every other Ground type and lacking a good STAB. There's just something about it...
Like I said, it's pretty much out done by virtually every other Ground type. Nonetheless, Sandslash actually has decent stats, with good Attack and Defense. Not to mention a wonderful ability, Sand Veil.
Who could forget Zubat. It shows up in just about every frickin' cave, ready to confuse your Pokémon with Supersonic or Confuse Ray. It's also one of the few Flying Pokémon that isn't a bird. The thing is, Bats are cool. Plain and simple. I've always liked Zubat and the rest of it's family.
At first Zubat wasn't very good, but with the release of generation 2 it was actually a good Pokémon. Crobat was fast and strong, with an assortment of moves to torment your opponent.
Meowth!!! Meowth combined adorable with a bite, and it could collect money! Though I never really used Meowth, because I owned Red version. I always loved it, mostly because of the Anime but also because it was just awesome.
Alright so neither Meowth or Persian are any good. But Pay Day was useful!
Tentacruel is so cool. It's a Giant Jellyfish thing. That's right, a JELLYFISH! In my opinion Jellyfish are one of the coolest animals (well, to be generic about it). In Gen 1, it kinda resembled a pissed off mage and later on it was just so cool.
Tentacruel was best in Gen 1, because it had amazing stats and a really high 'Special', not just a high Special Defense. So it could take hits and dish them out. But it's still a really good Pokémon, and it's every bit as awesome.