Top 6 Pokemon special: Bug Type

BUG type header

Continuing our Top 5 posts still! Not only that, but also introducing Top 6 Pokemon posts every other week!(top 6 because you can only hold six Pokemon in your party… and… yeah, clever?)

Our Poke-Tops will include topics such as types, characters, pokeballs, gym leaders, elite four leaders,attacks, starters, legendaries, abilities, and many more! We will probably go through all types first though.

So here is our Bug type list!NOTICES:

1. our “type” top 6’s will NOT include any starters or legendaries. This is due to those specific Pokemon being obvious choices, we will use them for certain top 6’s in the future

2. this list will mostly go by personal favorites either by childhood nostalgia or from which ones we liked from the games. However some stats, abilities, etc. could be mentioned here or there.

3. This list is a bit PERSONAL to either the post writer or all of GeekBeerz,do not be in any way mad if your favorite didn’t make the list or whatever. In short: Don’t overreact bro, this is just for fun!

4. This list isn’t in any “best or worst” lineup, and one isn’t necessarily better or worse over another, they are all equally fair in these lists

 

YANMA

yanma

Who doesn’t like dragonflies? The insect in real life is an interesting creature to boot. Obviously Gamefreak and the Pokemon Company were going to throw in a dragonfly Pokemon eventually, we just didn’t expect it to be as early as generation two!

You know how Pokemon typically likes to make an easy designed Pokemon just so that type of creature exists within their world? Such as Seel or Goldeen? Well Yanma is part that/part unique. Sure he seems like just a dragonfly, but his design is so unique that it almost feels normal to the character. From his green eyes to his orange stripes on his wings, this Bug/Flying guy has a lot more to behold. Also, am I the only one who thinks his head design is pretty closely based after a tennis ball?

(p.s. while his evolution counter part, Yanmega, is also a cool dragonfly Pokemon, he is just barely beaten by his younger brother who (personal opinion) has a more original design. Besides, they totally wasted a good Dragon/Bug typing opportunity! Here’s to hoping we get a Mega Yanmega soon!)

 

SCYTHER

scyther

In the first generation (specifically Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow versions by game standards) we only had two big,bad bugs in town: Pinsir and Scyther. Pinsir was a pretty cool beetle guy with big horns and large rows of teeth, but Scyther was different. Scyther doesn’t have big teeth or horns, but freaking scythes for hands will justify!

Remember going into the Safari zone in the original games, and how awesome it was to see your first Scyther pop up? This green menace, alongside Pinsir, were trulythe first bugs to say, “hey, we can be bad*** too!”. Scyther definitely had a bigger impact though, either by the games or from that episode in the anime where he totally had beef with that Electabuzz!

 

SCIZOR

scizor

So how do you make Scyther cooler? How about turning him red, giving him a sleeker design and humanoid shape, replace his scythes with claws which somehow works well, and amp up the awesome to the max!

While it’s definitely among the weirdest evolution chains, it’s still very much welcomed. Scizor was the first bug Pokemon to really show us that the Bug/Steel combo is an amazing one, a type duo that a few other bug Pokemon, like Genesect, will use. It felt like while Scyther was more of a loose cannon with no understanding to it’s full potential, Scizor is a trained master who has learned to control his own power.

Mega Scizor is great as well. His extended claws are agreat homage to his past Scyther weapons, and the more use of black in his color scheme really makes him a excellent candidate to be the next Utah Utes mascot. (… too local?)

(p.s. I guess the Bug/Steel Pokemon, Forretress, was also introduced in the same gen as Scizor… whoops. Whatever, Scizor is still on the list)

 

BEEDRILL

beedrill

To sum up the obvious: Wasps are spawned from the zits of Satan’s face, and carry anger and a thirst for destruction. And I believe Beedrill, despite having “bee” in the name, is definitely the deadliest wasp of them all! Look, it’s definitely a freaking wasp! Combee and Vespiquen are bees, Beedrill is the wasp of HELL!

Still though, villains can be cool too. While most of his kind fly around with one stinger in the butt, Beedrill decides he wants his victims to die faster so he also has two drill hands! That possibly have a butt load of poison too! This Pokemon is an easy one to get, especially if your playing certain versions, and while he’s not exactly a big bug guy ,like Pinsir or Scycher, he is still a great team player for anyone’s party.

Oh geez, imagine the Mega for this guy!

 

HERACROSS

heracross

Sorry Pinsir fans, but we prefer his blue brother instead. And for freaking good reason!

Heracross is a blue stag beetle that decided to hit the Gold’s Gym early to make it the first, and currently only, Bug/Fighting duo type! It also has a very unique design like many bug Pokemon do. most unique part however is the choice of making his standard form pretty much all blue. The only different colored parts are his yellow eyes and his white clawed fingers and toes.  Surprisingly, Heracross has held his own throughout the years without a need for an evolution chain, similar to his older brother Pinsir. Ironically it wasn’t until recently they both got mega evolutions.

What can I really say about Mega Heracross that hasn’t been said before? He’s an awesome beetle but more beetle-y. He’s more beetle-tastic!

 

MOTHIM

mothim

What the freak!? Random choice isn’t it? Why this guy over the likes of Pinsir, Scolipede, or even Ninjask!?  Well we can answer that quite easily.

There are some Pokemon that easily get overshadowed by other popular Pokemon, and a few of those don’t deserve to be overshadowed by any stretch of the imagination. Mothim is one of those. I know other Butterfly or Moth creatures in the Pokemon universe get easily pointed out, but not so much this guy… why? Well explaining his evolution chain can help. Mothim evolves from a Burmy at level 20 if it’s male, if female it evolves into Wormadam. the female chain has a unique gimmick where, if you get different Burmy’s with different cloaks, Wormadam can be one of three different type duos. The male chain just stays as a regular Bug/Flying deal, which isn’t technically a bad duo but still gets overshadowed. Not only that, but Burmy isn’t exactly a bug people will want to rush to get, which sucks.

In short, Mothim deserves a little bit more love. He is actually a great bug Pokemon to have.And yes, mine’s at level 100. (worthless to mention but whatever)

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

(stars (*) represent how close they got to making the list)

PINSIR*

KAKUNA

VENOMOTH*

LEDIAN

ARIADOS*

FORRETRESS*

SHUCKLE

NINJASK

SHEDINJA*

ARMALDO*

VESPIQUEN*

YANMEGA*

SCOLIPEDE*

ESCAVALIER

GALVANTULA

DURANT

 

What are some of your favorite bug type Pokemon? Please let us know! Be sure to check out another Top 6 Pokemon special in the coming weeks!

 

 

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About Tomwezt

An artist and a definite gamer. One of the original GeekBeerz members

Posted on September 10, 2014, in GeekBeerz, Pokemon and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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