Discussion Neglected Pokémon in the TCG

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  1. I also maintain a Google spreadsheet tracking the latest sets each Pokemon has appeared in, which can help demonstrate which Pokemon are sorely missed, as well as just being darn useful. You can check it out by clicking here!

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    Updated Nov. 13th, 2017

    Here is a list of the current neglected Pokemon, as of Crimson Invasion (November, 2017) –

    The following Pokemon haven't appeared in a set since the Black & White era (2013-2011, ~4-6 years ago):
    Archen
    Archeops
    Azelf
    Basculin
    Black Kyurem
    Carracosta
    Celebi
    Cherrim
    Cherubi
    Cofagrigus
    Cradily
    Crustle
    Cryogonal
    Darmanitan
    Darumaka
    Ditto
    Donphan
    Dwebble
    Grotle
    Kecleon
    Latias
    Lileep
    Mesprit
    Phanpy
    Phione
    Pignite
    Sawsbuck
    Scyther
    Squirtle
    Tepig
    Terrakion
    Throh
    Tirtouga
    Torterra
    Turtwig
    Uxie
    Wartortle
    Yamask

    (Total: 38)

    The following Pokemon haven't appeared in a set since the HeartGold & SoulSilver era (2011-2010, ~6-7 years ago):
    Cleffa
    Elekid
    Igglybuff
    Magby
    Mime Jr.
    Pichu
    Smoochum
    Sunflora
    Sunkern
    Tyrogue

    (Total: 10)

    The following Pokemon haven't appeared in a set since the Platinum era (2009, ~8 years ago):
    Chingling
    Cranidos
    Fan Rotom
    Frost Rotom
    Happiny
    Heat Rotom
    Mow Rotom
    Munchlax
    Rampardos
    Wash Rotom
    (Total: 10)

    Additionally, these Pokemon formerly received individual forme prints; currently, they are likely to appear on a single card:

    (East) Gastrodon
    (West) Gastrodon
    (East) Shellos
    (West) Shellos
    (Plant) Burmy
    (Sandy) Burmy
    (Trash) Burmy
    (Total: 7)

    (Grand Total: 17 / Not counting the forme list: 10)

    The following Pokemon haven't appeared in a set since the Diamond & Pearl era (2008-2007, ~9-10 years ago):
    Abra
    Azurill
    Bonsly
    Budew
    Mantyke
    Rainy Castform
    Snowy Castform
    Sunny Castform
    Wynaut

    (Total: 9)

    The following Pokemon haven't appeared in ANY set as of Crimson Invasion:
    Celesteela
    Mega Abomasnow
    Mega Banette
    Mega Latias
    Mega Lopunny
    Mega Medicham
    Mega Pinsir
    Mega Sableye
    Pheromosa
    Xurkitree

    (Total: 10)

    And then there's Kadabra...

    This leaves 85 Pokemon in Neglected Status!

    Not counting Kadabra, former forme prints, or unreleased Pokemon, that total is 67.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017


  2. Roaring_Inferno Forever Inactive (Please delete this account)
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    Smeargle was a close call. Up until the recent BREAKThrough set, Smeargle was missing for about 5 years, having last appeared in Call of Reprints Legends.
     
  3. Well, it's been nearly seven long years, but Omastar was just revealed for the next set. Considering its ability allows you to search for Restored Pokemon, will we also be seeing Kabutops again at long last?
     
  4. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards
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    Pichu has been missing for FAR too long.
     
  5. steffenka I have a Grubbin named Gary!
    steffenka

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    Aipom and Ambipom has been gone for a while too. Last set they were printed in was Dragons Exhalted, if I remember correctly. I would hope they would get a print soon, since I find them really adorable! :3
     
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  6. Welp, with the reveal of Fossil Excavation Kit, it's been confirmed that Kabuto/Kabutops will also be returning! I'm honestly feeling pretty nostalgic because I've used two Kabutops cards in the past (Kabutops-ex in Sandstorm, and Delta Species Kabutops from Holon Phantoms). With a quick way to get fossils in your hand, it won't be such a cumbersome deck, so here's to hoping Kabutops is useful. :3 (Though I'll probably use it even if it's not.)
     
  7. Whitefinch Card Collector
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    I understand the reasoning behind neglecting baby Pokemon cards as they would essentially be the weakest in any given set. I'm a collector first and foremost so I would welcome any baby Pokemon cards at all. I don't see much point in printing completely useless cards that never see TCG play so I'm all for giving underdog Pokemon interesting abilities that give them a chance, even if they're only used in fun decks.

    Other Pokemon I feel haven't been seen enough/or are always complete poo:

    - Mankey & Primeape
    - Koffing/Weezing
    - Rotom (different applicances)
     
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  8. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    Also missing...

    Onix / Steelix (PLF)
    Delibird (BCR)
    Latios (PLF)
    Turtwig (PLS)
    Chimchar (PLS)
    Uxie, Azelf, Mesprit (PBL)
     
  9. Latios got an EX (+ Promo EX), Mega, and was in the Legendary Collection as a full-art. :p I think he's okay for now.

    The others on your list, though, would be nice to see. I'd like to see a Mega Steelix someday soon.
     
  10. DPL Aspiring Trainer
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    Kadabra - Hasn't been printed since Skyridge. Due to legal reasons won't see it anytime soon.
    Bonsly - Only 1 card in English has been released.
     
  11. fleshrum April in Kalos...
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    As someone said, Smeargle. People I know have stacks and stacks of their favorite mon in a dozen languages. My Smeargle stack is small in comparison. So, despite being reprinted, still neglected, still needs more reprints!
    (Xerneas too. No pkyun print? gtfo)
     
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  12. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Does this look like the face of mercy?
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    Until BREAKThrough, Seaking's last appearance was Supreme Victors. Lumineon only has had 3 cards total. Same with Mothim, but he hasn't been seen since Arceus. Wynaut has been missing since Diamond and Pearl base, and Armaldo was last seen in EX Legend Maker. (Please correct me if i'm wrong)
     
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  13. Tepig4321 The Very Best Like No One Ever Was
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    All pokemon that havent had pokemon cards in any XY sets
    Mankey & Primeape
    Abra, Kadabra
    Farfetch'd
    Onix & Steelix
    Scyther
    Ditto
    Pichu
    Cleffa
    Igglybuff
    Mareep & Flaaffy
    Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
    Aipom
    Sunkern & Sunflora
    Delibird
    Mantine
    Houndour
    Phanpy & Donphan
    Tyrogue
    Smoochum
    Elekid
    Magby
    Celebi (does have promos from xy)
    Azuril
    Wailmer
    Zangoose (got double crisis but still)
    Seviper (got double crisis but still)
    Lileep & Cradily
    Anorith & Armaldo
    Castform
    Kecleon
    Chimecho
    Wynaut
    Snorunt (but got generations)
    Latias
    Turtwig and Chimchar line
    Budew
    Cranidos & Rampardos
    Shieldon & Bastidon
    Cherubi & Cherrim
    Shellos & Gastrodon
    Ambipom
    Drifloon & Drifblim
    Chingling
    Bonsly
    Mime Jr.
    Happiny
    Munchlax
    Croagunk
    Carnivine
    Mantyke
    Froslass (but got generations)
    Uxie, Mespirit, Azelf
    Phione
    Arceus
    The Unova starters (excluding snivy line & emboar)
    Throu & Sawk
    Basculin
    Darumaka & Darmanitan
    Dwebble & Crustle
    Yamask & Cofagrigus
    Tirtuga & Carracosta
    Archen & Archeops
    Sawsbuck
    Foongus & Amoongus
    Klink, Klang, and Klinklang
    Cryogonal
    The 3 Muskateers - Virizon
    Keldeo

    idk if theres any kalos pokemon with no pokemon cards but ;p
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  14. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Does this look like the face of mercy?
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    Alot of those have cards in the XY sets, XY promos, and/or the XY Trainer Deck set things... Also, lots of those will be in XY10. Would quote, but it's message is too long, unless it leaves spoilers out. But I appreciate the fact that someone would make a list like that. Good job. :p
    EDIT: If you don't know who i'm referring to, i'm referring to Tepig4321.
     
  15. Tepig4321 The Very Best Like No One Ever Was
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    I mean I did mean any Pokemon excluding promos and the website I was using all the cards were anything behind Legendary Treasures (bw11)
     
  16. Speaking of lists, would people here be interested in the spreadsheet I made listing the latest English set each Pokemon has been seen in? I could upload it to Google Docs or the like.
     
  17. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Wynaut? Sounds like something I'd be into (and also something I would totally do haha). Send the link!
     
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  19. Expert_Occultist Magic card player
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    Forgive my newness but what legal reasons?
     
  20. SSBBDaisy Aspiring Trainer
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    Jynx needs some love up in this ...


    Pls make a Jynx EX

    And in sun and moon she needs to get a mega evolution in to Queen. Fatter Blacker and Prouder.

    Can I getta Amen?
     

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