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The Top 10 Weirdest Looking Pokemon!

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For 20 years, Pokemon has been gracing our video game systems, televisions, and even movie screens. And in 20 years, the same simple truth still holds, you “Gotta Catch’em All!”

But, for every generation of Pokemon, there are certain standards you expect. Some fun and good starter Pokemon to begin your journey, legendary Pokemon that you strive to collect, Pokemon that just look adorable, and Pokemon that make you scratch your head and say, “What am I looking at?”

Well, today, I’ll be listing what I think are the Top 10 Weirdest Looking Pokemon. This is my list, as a guy who’s been with Pokemon since the beginning in both games and shows. For simplicity, and fun, I’ll be breaking them down by generation and their Pokedex number, and their descriptions are taken directly from Pokedex.com. Feel free to check out my list, then tell me what your weirdest Pokemon are!

Generation I:

#124: Jynx


“Jynx walks rhythmically, swaying and shaking its hips as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without giving any thought to what they are doing.”

If we’re being honest, not many of the Gen I Pokemon were actually “weird” looking. Many because you could understand what they were making, and even Pokemon like Muk, Doduo, and event Ditto, weren’t looking in context. But Jynx? That’s another story.

Jynx is a mystery, she’s described as one thing, but fans see her as another. I know one guy who swears Jynx is a succubus (look it up), which is scary when considering this is supposed to be a kids show. Jynx is easily one of the weirdest Pokemon ever made, and even though they redeemed her slightly with her pre-evolved form Smoochum, there’s no saving Jinx.

Gen II:

#201 Unown


“This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.”

Ok, in context, this may not seem like a weird Pokemon, however, to me, Unown is vastly weird. Because technically, it’s 26 different Pokemon, one for each letter, and yet it’s all the same Pokemon in the context of the Pokedex.

Also, there was a mystery to the Unown that we still don’t know for certain. How did these Pokemon get made? In the third Pokemon movie, it’s implied they’re from another dimension, and that they were the basis of our alphabet. Yet, is that really true? Not even the Pokedex knows.

#235 Smeargle


“Smeargle marks the boundaries of its territory using a body fluid that leaks out from the tip of its tail. Over 5,000 different marks left by this Pokémon have been found.”

This is weird because of the context! Smeargle is a painter Pokemon…but where does the paint come from? Exactly. I don’t really think there needs to be more said than that.

Generation III:

#299 Nosepass


“Nosepass’s magnetic nose is always pointed to the north. If two of these Pokémon meet, they cannot turn their faces to each other when they are close because their magnetic noses repel one another.”

On one hand, you might forgive Nosepass’s weird look, as it’s nothing more than a stone sculpture of sorts. On the other hand, that “stone sculpture”? Is still weird. Nosepass was a Generation III Pokemon we got to experience early on through Gym Leader Roxanne both in game and in show. Both times, it was weird to look at. I mean, the Pokemon is named after its nose! That’s something to sneeze it! The nose knows man! Ok, I’ll stop.

#370 Luvdisc


“Luvdisc live in shallow seas in the tropics. This heart-shaped Pokémon earned its name by swimming after loving couples it spotted in the ocean’s waves.”

Here’s another Pokemon I don’t what to say. What am I looking at here? It’s a Pokemon, shaped like a heart? That’s it? Funny thing is, you’d think it’s shape would represent what it would evolve into. Like how Feebas (also in Gen III) went from an ugly fish to a beautiful sea creature in Milotic. But no. Not Luvdisc. That’s the way it’ll always look. Leaving fans asking: “Why?”

Generation IV:

#442 Spirittomb


“A Pokémon that was formed by 108 spirits. It is bound to a fissure in an odd keystone.”

Yet another “What am I looking at here?” Pokemon. Spirittomb is odd not only in looks, but in description, it’s literally a plethora of spirits inhabiting a stone and being called a Pokemon. Not only is that creepy, and confusing, but you’re left wondering what kind of spirits we’re talking about here. Are they human spirits? Pokemon spirits? Something else entirely? I’d rather not find out.

Generation V:

#569 Garbodor


“It clenches opponents with its left arm and finishes them off with foul-smelling poison gas belched from its mouth.”

Not to insult the Pokemon Company, but many fans thought that Generation V had one of the weakest lineups of Pokemon, ever. It was to the point where people wondered if they were running out of ideas for Pokemon. Garbodor was one of the straws that broke that camels back.

Now true, we could have both Trubbish and Garbodor here, but at least you can explain what Trubbish is, you can’t with Garbodor. Is it the waste of the trash bag that’s forming its limbs and body? Or something else entirely? We don’t know! Now, Nintendo has tried to make Garbodor a worthy edition, even having a Gym Leader have a Garbodor as part of her Poison party of Pokemon, but, for fans, it just doesn’t matter. Cause this Pokemon is not only weird, it’s trashy. Pun intended.

#615 Cryogonal


“They are born in snow clouds. They use chains made of ice crystals to capture prey.”

This Pokemon is a snowflake, but an evil snowflake! What? Yep, the Pokemon creators made an evil snowflake in the form of Cryogonal. Try and tell me that’s not weird. And don’t tell me its not evil, look at that face!

Generation VI:

#676 Furfrou


“Trimming its fluffy fur not only makes it more elegant but also increases the swiftness of its movements.”

Alright, I’ll be fair, this easily the most normal of the Pokemon I’ve listed, however, I find Furfrou weird based on the amount of detail that was put into this Pokemon once you get it in game.

Once you have it in game, Furfrou’s look can be modified into four different forms based on what you want. Which is weird, cause I thought we were playing a monster capture and battle game, not the Westminster Dog Show. And trust me, all four versions look weird, if they had just left Furfrou like the pic above, it wouldn’t have made the list. Oh well.

#706 Klefki


“These key collectors threaten any attackers by fiercely jingling their keys at them.”

We wrap up with one last head-scratching Pokemon. Klefki. Who is literally a key chain, complete with keys! What? How does this Pokemon exist? How could a creature, even one from an egg, be born with keys and metal objects wrapped around it? More than Chandelure, or Kilnklang, or any of the other metal tool/gear inspired Pokemon, this one takes the cake.

And there you have it. 10 weird looking Pokemon that many don’t understand why they were made. But made they were, and with Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon soon coming out? We’ll no doubt have even more weird Pokemon to look at and experience.