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  • Wobbuffet, Wynaut

    September 16, 2020 by

    Pokémon has gotten some Beedrills in people’s collective bonnets critter designs based on inanimate objects – particularly grousing that that they’re “unoriginal” compared to the original 151. This is, of course, hogwash, as evidenced by two examples: The literal seal named “Seel“ This guy. I love that it’s not overtly obvious what he even is… Read more

  • Unown

    September 9, 2020 by

    Unown is probably the purest example the series has ever given us of a novelty design. Sure, you’ve had monsters like Ditto who revolve around one gimmick, or Sudowoodo who’s largely designed around a “gotcha” moment, but even those have some life of their own. Unown, on the other hand, is mechanical dead weight. Its… Read more

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