Best Pokemon Tournament: Preliminaries, Round 62

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Vote for your favorite! - Results (53 votes)
Fraxure
0% (0 votes)
0
Haxorus
43.4% (23 votes)
23
Cubchoo
7.55% (4 votes)
4
Beartic
7.55% (4 votes)
4
Cryogonal
15.09% (8 votes)
8
Shelmet
0% (0 votes)
0
Accelgor
1.89% (1 vote)
1
Stunfisk
16.98% (9 votes)
9
Mienfoo
1.89% (1 vote)
1
Mienshao
5.66% (3 votes)
3
This poll is now closed.
Let's be honest: Things are looking pretty bleak for CE and GameFAQs as a whole right now, somebody's got to step up and be a hero. So against my better judgment/free time, it's time to start up the Best Pokemon Tournament.

Here's how this one is going to work. It's still going to be 128 Pokemon in the final bracket, but obviously with 1025 Pokedex entries, that's going to be a tight fit. So we're going to whittle that number down bit by bit, choosing one Pokemon out of each group of 10 to make it. The groups will be sorted in Pokedex order; this is to help keep things orderly and prevent a Pokemon from slipping through the cracks, but also to make sure that each generation is represented proportionally with how many of the little bastards were added in each set of games.

For Pokemon with alternate forms under the same Pokedex entry, such as Unown, Rotom, Wormadam, or Deoxys, all of those forms will be counted as one entry for the sake of keeping the proportional representation intact (and to make sure there aren't too many of a single species on the bracket). Megas, Gigantamax, and any other alternate forms that are only seen during battle are also considered as part of the base species. Regional forms, such as Alolan Exeggutor or Galarian Weezing, are considered as being separate, and will be part of their respective generation's set. Legends: Arceus is considered as "generation 8.5" for the purposes of this tournament.

That brings things to a grand total of 1080 Pokemon that qualify for bracket spots, which will break down to a nice even 108. The final twenty bracket spots are "Wild Card" positions, and each generation will have two more chances to get a representative on the bracket. The top 20 non-winners from each generation will be split into two further groups of ten, and those Pokemon will then compete for the remaining spots.

I know it might seem confusing when it's all written out like this, but trust me, it will work. I hope.

But, as I mentioned in the opening of this topic, these are dark times and the future is uncertain. I'm going to do my damndest to keep up on this so we all have something to look forward to, but I'm going to need everybody here to help out with that by voting. When I ran a temperature check the topic got up to about 50-60 votes, which I felt was fine, but since CE's numbers are only going to dwindle moving forward I will end this tournament early if I feel like the engagement isn't high enough for me to bother putting the time and effort into it anymore.

So, please, vote.

NOTE: Since it's been happening pretty often lately, I just wanted to add that although the official cutoff time for these polls are 24 hours, I'm not always able to update them right on time or even the day they're supposed to. Things get busy with me sometimes in my personal or work life and I'm not always around to post a poll on GameFAQs lol. But I do try my best to keep things rolling as consistently as possible, and when I'm able to I give advance notice if a round change will be happening early or late :)

Anyway, with that out of the way, here's round sixty-two of the preliminaries! Here's to a (hopefully) great fourth tournament, everyone!
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PREVIOUS WINNERS
Round 1: Charizard (25.64%)
Round 2: Pidgeot (28.36%)
Round 3: Sandslash (25.71%)
Round 4: Nidoking (30.99%)
Round 5: Diglett (19.7%)
Round 6: Arcanine (50%)
Round 7: Alakazam (46.75%)
Round 8: Victreebel (17.19%)
Round 9: Farfetch'd (29.03%)
Round 10: Gengar (51.39%)
Round 11: Cubone (20.55%)
Round 12: Rhydon (34.33%)
Round 13: Gyarados (29.41%)
Round 14: Lapras (23.53%)
Round 15: Mewtwo (33.33%)
Round 16: Mew (36.92%)
Wild Card: Blastoise (26.42%)
Wild Card: Scyther (31.91%)
Round 17: Crobat (45.1%)
Round 18: Mareep (28.21%)
Round 19: Ampharos (38.46%)
Round 20: Umbreon (39.39%)
Round 21: Steelix (39.66%)
Round 22: Scizor (39.68%)
Round 23: Houndoom (31.03%)
Round 24: Donphan (27.42%)
Round 25: Tyranitar (32.86%)
Wild Card: Skarmory (30.77%)
Wild Card: Feraligatr (32.2%)
Round 26: Mudkip (26.67%)
Round 27: Mightyena (30.19%)
Round 28: Ludicolo (41.18%)
Round 29: Gardevoir (45.76%)
Round 30: Shedinja (24.56%)
Round 31: Aggron (56%)
Round 32: Sharpedo (49.12%)
Round 33: Flygon (48.89%)
Round 34: Altaria (30.77%)
Round 35: Milotic (47.17%)
Round 36: Absol (43.64%)
Round 37: Spheal (26.79%)
Round 38: Metagross (54.17%)
Round 39: Rayquaza (34.78%)
Wild Card: Breloom (29.41%)
Wild Card: Blaziken (25%)
Round 40: Bidoof (23.91%)
Round 41: Luxray (45.45%)
Round 42: Pachirisu (20.69%)
Round 43: Mismagius (32%)
Round 44: Bronzong (35.9%)
Round 45: Lucario (34.29%)
Round 46: Toxicroak (36.73%)
Round 47: Leafeon (21.05%)
Round 48: Mamoswine (22.64%)
Round 49: Giratina (35.19%)
Round 50: Darkrai (23.21%)
Wild Card: Garchomp (31.67%)
Wild Card: Empoleon (22.22%)
Round 51: Samurott (35.42%)
Round 52: Musharna (30%)
Round 53: Excadrill (52.83%)
Round 54: Audino (29.27%)
Round 55: Scolipede (36.73%)
Round 56: Krookodile (45%)
Round 57: Archeops (27.66%)
Round 58: Zoroark (47.06%)
Round 59: Escavalier (39.22%)
Round 60: Galvantula (35.85%)
Round 61: Chandelure (66.67%)

GEN 5 WILD CARD NOMINEES (20/20)
Cofagrigus - 25.53%, 12 votes
Pidove - 25%, 10 votes
Joltik - 24.53%, 13 votes
Conkeldurr - 24.39%, 10 votes
Zorua - 23.4%, 11 votes
Zebstrika - 20.75%, 11 votes
Whimsicott - 20.41%, 10 votes
Lilligant - 20.41%, 10 votes
Sawsbuck - 19.61%, 10 votes
Stoutland - 18.75%, 9 votes
Reuniclus - 17.65%, 9 votes
Emolga - 17.65%, 9 votes
Darmanitan - 15%, 6 votes
Oshawott - 14.58%, 7 votes
Gigalith - 13.21%, 7 votes
Ferrothorn - 13.21%, 7 votes
Munna - 12.5%, 5
Haxorus is sick. Shiny Haxorus is top tier.
Look, I can name a few instances in MY life where I tried to reach mutual understanding
and i can TELL you, always faster and easier to just kill em. Just is!
Haxorus is one of the best dragon designs
She/Her
She rings like a bell through the night
Stunfisk! I adore Stunfisk! It's like a horizontal Magikarp!

Also wow, Chandelure won last round with the biggest majority yet.
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Haxorus

Cubchoo is adorable
R.I.P. SaikyoMog! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-seAIeu3Og
"You know, there are certain flaws in this film," Tom Servo
I know it is not popular but I love the weird snowflake... though that is probably also my ice type bias showing

Outside of that Haxorus is one of the few Dragons I like, and Accelgor is a favorite that I used on my team back when playing Black
We're on a journey to forever! Dreams eternal in a wondrous world without walls
We are Forever, wondering what the future holds
Haxorus will dominate, but I'm gonna throw a vote at Accelgor
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I really, really wish Beartic wasn't so fucking useless.

He's supposed to be a badass polar bear, not "Ursaring but chilly."
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Haxorus is a top 3 Gen 5 Pokmon for me along with Chandelure and Gavantula.

It's been a good series of polls as of late.
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Axew is cute, but his evos are ugly.
Not voting for snot bear.
Cryogonal is maybe the most forgettable Pokmon around.
Accelgor is just OK.
Stunfisk is a joke (not a bad one)
I love Mienfoo's design, but Mienshao is a disappointment, with its stupid flappy arms and whiskers.

'Vinyl is the poor man's art collection'.
Haxorus is a beast.

Also, is the series' first fully-evolved pure Dragon-type Pokemon.
"Be good to yourself, because everyone else in the world is probably out to get you." - Dr. Harleen Quinzel
Haxorus
Bucks World Champions 2021
PS4 looks great
I like Haxorus (it'll probably win) and Accelgor too, but I'll vote for Stunfisk. It's one of those "derpy in a fun way" Pokemon that I just can't help but like.

TMOG posted...
Round 61: Chandelure (66.67%)

Hambo posted...
Also wow, Chandelure won last round with the biggest majority yet.

I expected it to win its round, but I didn't expect it to have the most dominant win so far. That puts a smile on my face.
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Calwings posted...
I like Haxorus (it'll probably win) and Accelgor too, but I'll vote for Stunfisk. It's one of those "derpy in a fun way" Pokemon that I just can't help but like.
Well that puts a smile on my face. That is exactly what Stunfisk is about. It's just a lovable little goof of a pokemon.
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Hambo posted...
Well that puts a smile on my face. That is exactly what Stunfisk is about. It's just a lovable little goof of a pokemon.
Stunfisk has the face of a creature whose only thought is the fiddle section from "Cotton Eye Joe" and it's glorious.

https://youtu.be/mOYZaiDZ7BM?t=15
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DrizztLink posted...
Stunfisk has the face of a creature who's only thought is the fiddle section from "Cotton Eye Joe" and it's glorious.
XD Exactly! It only has the one brain cell, it doesn't have ROOM for any other thoughts.
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Hambo posted...
That is exactly what Stunfisk is about. It's just a lovable little goof of a pokemon.

Even if Stunfisk doesn't win this one, there are still a few more "lovable goofs" to come later in the Pokedex, like Goomy, Snom, and Dracovish. Plus, Stunfisk will get a second chance with its Galarian form too.

DrizztLink posted...
Stunfisk has the face of a creature whose only thought is the fiddle section from "Cotton Eye Joe" and it's glorious.

This description is amazing.
https://i.imgur.com/PmF1p9q.jpg
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