Pokemon What Pokemon are Overused?

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  1. The Ultimate Umbreon To Ultra space and beyond!
    The Ultimate Umbreon

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    There are many Pokemon but it seems like some see more light than others...

    Starting off here, a recent entry in Bewear. He shows up every other episode in the SM anime and has seen a ton of TCG attention.
     
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  2. SmiteKnight *trumpeting intensifies*
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    Charizard...
    I like him...
    But i hate how much attention PTCi pays to him and no the the other kanto starters (especially in the games: why does he get two megas? And both are really good?)
     
  3. Tyler Beta Fookin' laser sights!!!!
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    Pikachu is VERY overused in the anime, video games, and tcg, Meowth is slightly over used. An underused Pokemon that I don't think have seen in the anime yet is Phione.
     
  4. ... Aspiring Trainer
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    Pokemon like Mewtwo, Lucario & Greninja are very overused, especially by fans of Pokemon.
     
  5. Sheimeix Aspiring Trainer
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    http://www.smogon.com/dex/sm/formats/ou/

    /s

    Obvious mascot tier stuff like Pikachu, Lucario, Charizard, etc... See more light than others due to being overwhelmingly popular, but that kind of creates a feedback loop that supports itself. If half the products are Lucario themed, then half the sales are for Lucario- so the audience must love Lucario! Let's increase that to 60% of products... It's why some Pokemon will always be the 'super cool popular badass' Pokemon. Every generation will introduce one or two of these, plus a few fan favorites that people like because it's cute (Mimikyu and Vulpix-alola being the most recent examples).

    If I had to make a list of 'Pokemon that are too popular for their own good" it would probably look like this...

    *Debatable as to if it should be on the list

    Charizard
    Pikachu
    Vulpix-alola*
    Gyarados
    Lapras
    Ditto
    Eevee (all eeveeloutions apply)
    Snorlax
    Mewtwo
    Mew

    Scizor*

    Blaziken
    Gardevoir
    Metagross*

    Garchomp
    Lucario
    Gallade
    Rotom

    Zoroark

    Greninja
    Espurr+Meowstic*
    Aegislash*
    Goomy

    Bewear*
    Golisopod
    Type: Null+Silvally
    Mimikyu
    Tapu Koko

    I've obviously left a couple extras out (Cosmog, for example) because it didn't necessarily feel like Cosmog merch is being pushed out for the sake of pushing it out, unlike some of the Pokemon above. Also interesting to note, I felt that Gen 2 only had one Pokemon that could be put on this list- and even then, it's still pretty questionable.
     
  6. Attix Electric Delivery Driver from Washington
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    Gen I in general. Yeah, I get it's the one that started it all and it's the most recognizable by those outside the fandom, but newer Pokémon deserve some time in the spotlight, too. This even extends to Kanto as a whole: Gen VI is the only one that features no Kanto characters. It's as if the global government is seated in Saffron City or something.
     
  7. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
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    Phione made its only anime appearance in an episode of the Diamond/Pearl series.

    Anyway, I think Gardevoir is one of the overused Pokemon, as it got a Mega Evolution, which was was represented twice in the TCG in two different cards (in Primal Clash and Steam Siege), is a playable character in Pokken Tournament, and an assist Pokemon in Smash Bros.

    Also agreeing with Bewear as it got way too much love in the early Sun/Moon TCG days and is a recurring character in the Sun/Moon anime.

    Meowth is also way too represented when it comes to TCG cards. Roaring Skies and Fates Collide had a Meowth in each, but no Persian to accompany them.
     
  8. The Last Shaymin Only $9.99!
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    Bewear is stupid.
     
  9. Tyler Beta Fookin' laser sights!!!!
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    The Route 1 birds. They have just been dumb since past Sinnoh
     
  10. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    You can't say gen one if you mean Charizard, Pikachu and Mewtwo. There are other gen one Pokemon I wish got attention. I want more things and product with Pidgeot. I would love to buy a Pidgeot plush and not have to spend 400 bucks to do so. I mean, they use Goldeen way too much. Would love for Pikachu to get some attention. Pikachu is the reason other Pikachu clones don't evolve.
     
  11. Shfinx I Solemnly Swear To Never Play a Meta Deck
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    Not sure if this quite counts, since they don't use it to sell merch, but Tyranitar is pretty overrated. Due to him being strong in Pokemon GO, people assume he must be good in the other games. Though he's been fairly good in the VG, the last playable Tyranitar in the TCG was years ago, unles you count the M Tryanitar EX/Bats deck that is mediocre at best.
     
  12. Kapu Riki Spilling the T, sipping the Tapu Cocoa
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    Darkrai, Garbodor, and Zoroark lines get a lot of attention in the TCG and that is kind of frustrating. Also, the fact the Vileplume usually has an ability that is disruptive always annoys me. It would be nice for other Pokemon to get a share in the spotlight when it comes to TCG, because it is the one chance the Pokemon Company gets to showcase more Pokemon in unconventional ways.
     
  13. Anime Psyclone Ke-Kumole-Palekana
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    Pikachu. I prefer Pichu personally, to be honest. More include the starters, Lycanroc, and Solgaleo
     
  14. Tapu Lele I'm the reason why my wallet is empty
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    Tapu Koko is so overused! Like, whenever they refer to the guardians of Alola, the first firgure they point to is him. In fact, in one year, he got a pin collection, a figure collection, a shiny box collection, a shiny distribution, a jumbo card collection (in UK), AND a tin!

    And I only get a cancelled pin collection!? What is this madness!?
     
  15. Andrewninja4 The Monkey King
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    Bonsly is constantly overprinted in every other set in the tcg. We really need more Mewtwo!;)
     
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  16. Anime Psyclone Ke-Kumole-Palekana
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    lolwhat


    Oh my god, I forgot this Pokemon. Why? Because I don't want to remember this one. Kangaskahn is just bad. It's mega form doesn't help and that's in UBERS. Even with the nerf it's too good. Also, Breloom looks more like a kangaroo, so the one job Kanga has failed.
     
  17. GrandPanacea Thread Necromancer
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    I don't really have anything in particular against them, but I will say that the likes of Charizard, Lucario, Mewtwo, Gen I starters in general, and other (typically bipedal) Pokémon who get attention outside of the main series tend to fall into the overused category.

    Sure would love if Luxray could be more overused, because I love that zappy kitty
     

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