Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have released today, as well as tomorrow being the one year anniversary of Pokemon Sun and Moon. So, as we revisit Alola in these new games, which Pokemon do I think are the best?
The first of my ten favorite Alola Pokemon is the water type starter Popplio. Now, Popplio was my second choice starter, but I ended up choosing Rowlet instead. However, both the design and the final evolutions of are great in there own rite, it just wasn?t my favorite.
Toxapex isn?t the most creative Pokemon, nor is it the strongest. However, I like not only its design, but the in game story about it. Its design is interesting, as it has this large outer barrier protecting the small creature inside. The spikes on its barrier also help with showing its poison type. But Toxapex is interesting in how it?s described in the Pokedex. Toxapex leaves bits of Corsola, another Pokemon, in its wake, being confirmed to eat another Pokemon. Toxapex is also very bulky, toting the highest defense and special defense of any poison type.
8. Alolan Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor is one the weirdest designed Pokmon in the entire series. It?s also a dragon type, making it that much better. The craziness and just how different it is just resonates with me, and I love it because of that. This was also one of the first Alolan Pokmon revealed, which showed us that we couldn?t expect anything from these new forms. But one of the best parts about Alolan Exeggutor is that it was already a palm tree, now it?s a palm tree with an insanely long neck.
Buff mosquito. Those are the two words that describe Buzzwole. Honestly, this is the main reason I chose Pokmon Sun over Moon. In battle he?s not the greatest, and there?s nothing super interesting about him, I just really like his design. The name Buzzwole is even a pun on the noise insects make, buzz, and being buff, swole. He may only be number 7 of my favorite Alola Pokmon, but he is my favorite Ultra Beast without a shadow of a doubt.
Fire and poison are two of the most deadly substances, so why not make a lizard who can use both? That was probably the thought process behind Salazzle, and I?m not complaining. Not only does Salazzle have both of these great types, but it also has the new ability Corrosion. Corrosion allows any Pokemon to be poisoned, even steel and poison types, which normally aren?t affected. However, one problem I have with Salazzle is that only female Salandits can evolve into Salazzle, and the chance of getting a female Salandit is pretty low. It can be really annoying to have to search for one for a long time just so it can be able to evolve.
Now, Wishiwashi may seem plain and boring on its own, but its ability changes everything. Schooling has Wishiwashi gather with another school, drastically raising its stats, if it has over 25% of its health left. But, if Wishiwashi drops below 25% health, it transforms back into the lone fish. However, Schooling helps Wishiwashi so much that you can usually knock out the opponent before your health drops that low. Schooling helps turn a garbage Pokemon into something great, effectively saving it from being one of the worst new Pokemon. I also love how it transforms into a giant fish made of other, much smaller fish.
4 . Mimikyu
Mimikyu has a lot going for it as a Pokemon. First of all is it?s design, and the fact that we?ve never seen what Mimikyu actually looks like. We see its disguise that looks like Pikachu, contributing even more to the scare factor it has. It also has a great ability that allows it take take the first hit without being hurt. In fact, I was battling my friend with my Mimikyu, and he used his Z-move on it to get rid of it, but only ended up destroying its disguise. This gave me the upper hand, just because of Mimikyu?s ability.
3. Lycanroc Midday Form
Lycanroc has three forms for those of you who don?t know, but I chose the Midday form for a few reasons. The first of which is that I played Pokemon Sun, so it was the form I personally had. Second of all, Lycanroc Dusk form didn?t exist. And finally, the design looks better than the werewolf form of Midnight. But I chose Lycanroc in the first place because of how useful it is. Rockruff is a Pokemon you can get very early on, and evolves very early as well. Lycanroc is also a very fast Pokemon, and one I would use to quickly finish off enemies. However, this does come at the cost of a smaller health bar. However, if you have one since the start of your journey, it will be strong enough due to the time spent to be able to hold its own.
The final evolution of Rowlet is, in my opinion, the best of all the starters. First of all, the grass and ghost typing is unique for a starter. This is in addition to it?s great design, with Decidueye having a creepy vibe, and using it?s own body to shoot arrows. Decidueye is also able to rake a fair amount of hits, and is reliable in the heat of battle. His exclusive move not only does a good amount of damage, but also stops the enemy from retreating. Rowlet was the starter I chose, and when he evolved into Decidueye, he was my second most useful Pokemon.
1. Alolan Muk
This was my most useful Pokemon in my playthrough of Pokemon Sun, and has grown to be my favorite from the region. First of all, his design is great with the psychedelic colors that constantly rotate during battle, and sharp rocks not only his body, but also acting as his teeth. Alolan Muk also gains a dark type. However, Alolan Muk is this high on my list due to how great he was when I played. First of all, I had him through almost the entire journey, as I caught an Alolan Grimer as fast as I could. He was also super bulky, and could take tons of hits without losing much hp, even if the hit was super effective. But my Alolan Muk dodged so many attacks, it was insane. Both in game and when playing against my friends my Muk would dodge an abnormal amount of attacks, and was my trump card in almost every battle. The strength and evasiveness eventually led me to nickname Tic Tac Tank, and even though it?s stupid, I don?t regret it one bit.