Top 6 Pokemon Special: Ice Type
Well I guess we took a long enough break from making another Top 6 Pokemon countdown. Things have certainly picked up for us in the new 2015 year, we just started our new Podcast series and have many more new surprises along the way. I decided to take a break from writing these Top 6 Pokemon things in hopes of branching out and doing other things for the site. I probably waited a bit too long though because my last one was literally early the next day after Halloween. But here is another one, finally this trend continues again.
We live in Utah, and believe us when we say the weather gets… Complicated. This fact is especially true around the month of January, where anything can happen. Last few days in particular have been a mixed bag between rainy days and nice sunny days. However there is still a cold presence from winter that can still make you shiver, that’s why this Top 6 is about the Ice types.
Being the original Dragon slayers, with a big distaste for Fire, Ice type Pokemon have certainly come in all shapes and sizes. Some are quite obvious and basic designs that you would easily expect, but others may surprise you.
Anyways, enough ramble, here is our Top 6 Ice Types!
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
A ball of Ice with a face… ok then.
In actuality, Glalie is quite a uniquely designed gem. It has a black skinned inner body but a frozen coat around its body which helps give off its pure Ice typing. It’s big blue eyes are quite stunning, it looks like a floating Tortoro character that is pissed off from being frozen in an ice ball.
It seems like Gamefreak should consider making more black and white ice types, the color combo just seems to work best with this combination. It is surprising though to see this as just an Ice type though, they should have made it an Ice/Dark combo like Sneasel. Oh well, it’s still a fascinating sphere of wonder.
Mega Glalie is just freaking nuts! It looks as if this Pokemon is literally fighting the ice on its body with all its power. The open mouth certainly gives this guy more of a tough edge than before. However, we still wish that the Mega took on the Ice/Dark type deal. We know the combination isn’t exactly perfect, but it still seems like a unique one to boot.
Dat frozen beard.
Gamefreak seems to enjoy releasing a new breed of bear every once in a while, they also love to make them two stage evolution chains and also having the final stage look boss. We first had Ursaring in Gen two, Pangoro in the most recent Gen, and somewhere in the fifth Generation we got Beartic.
Beartic is a guy that evolves from one of those cute and cuddly critters, his evolution is literally the middle finger to those who thought it was too wimpy to fight (probably not in the same sense as Magikarp into Gayarados, but close). Not only is this guy a perfect representation of a polar bear, but is also capable of seeming special by only having a few tweaks to its design. The biggest tweak? The Beard.
The only real complaint towards this guy would be the fact that he didn’t seem to fit in his Generation, as weird as that may sound. A lot of the Pokemon in Generation five, while unique, didn’t seem to fit into the region they came from. Despite this, that factor shouldn’t shy away from a good looking Pokemon.
Why not a big block of ice?
Avalugg is a recent Pokemon coming in from the Pokemon X and Y games, it may just seem like a big ice thing and nothing more, but he is more than that.
Avalugg has a body made entirely out of shiny ice, it has crack-like designs on certain parts of its body colored in purple. Remember when we said black and white was a great color combination? Well purple seems to be the new black. Also giving in the fact that this guy is a pure Ice type, it is the absolute representation of Ice mostly because… well… he is Ice.
Its back is also completely flat with only three cracks in it. So unless you hate sitting on cold slippery ice, you might have a fun time hitching a ride on this beast.
I named mine Wally.
When the first Generation of Pokemon came out we were given quite the variety, this included the ice types Seel and Dewgong. Seel was a bit too dopey though and Dewgong, while cool, was a bit too adorable. Luckly in Generation three we were introduced to a new seal-like three chain evolution which resulted in the final evolution being a Walrus.
Walrein isn’t like most Walruses, he is hyperactive and ready for a showdown every minute of everyday. They managed to design it enough to make it very Pokemon, but not too much that it distracts from its Walrus design. This is mostly why Walrein is on this list, it is a Walrus and a Walrus can be pretty awesome.
Suprisingly, not a fossil Pokemon.
When Swinub and Piloswine were created, they did seem pretty simple and nothing special. They seemed like the basic “Diglett” evolution of the second Generation and nothing more. However Generation four had quite the New evolution frenzy and Ploswine decided to be a part of it. Thus Mamoswine was born.
Elephants are cool animals, Mammoths are also just as cool. Mamoswine perfectly captures that Mammoth interior despite lacking a long nose and big ears. Those tusks really help to make this animal look like a real challenge and the eyes look like they tell a story, an epic one.
We also appreciate the added blue color around the eyes. The other two in the evolution chain seemed pretty dull with their various brown colors, despite having pink noses, so surprisingly that blue makes a whole lot of difference.
Classic, Nostalgic, Memorable.
When you think of a Pokemon that’s a an Ice type, what comes to mind? Some may say Articuno, maybe a few say Dewgong or Cloyster, but the one that comes to use has to be Lapras.
Sure, it is technically a Water/Ice type combo and Ice is its secondary typing, but given the small amount of Ice types given to us in Generation one, this guy was pretty much an Ice type all around.
Let’s take a minute to examine its design. You might not expect this design to be wonderful from a glance but its actually quite a classical one. The bright blue and white body, the grey shell, the horn and curled ears, this Pokemon was wonderful just due to its purity alone.
Its usually considered to be based after the mythical creature from Loch Ness, which is usually described as being a Plesiosaur, and that sort of makes sense when you consider the feeling of victory from capturing this guy. It’s also kind of ironic considering this kind and gentle creature is based after a lake monster of sorts.
Thanks again for reading another Top 6 Pokemon entry. What are your top favorite Ice types? Please let us know!
See you at the next Top list!
Posted on February 9, 2015, in Pokemon and tagged Gamefreak, nintendo. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
I don’t ordinarily comment but I gotta state appreciate it for the post on this one : D.