_______ is the Best Pokémon

At the Buzzer believes in people having strong, diverse opinions. We also believe that other people’s opinions are frequently wrong. So when tasked with choosing our favorite Pokémon of all-time, we had some…minor disagreements. Click on the images or “read more” to view that person’s full piece, and be prepared to have your viewpoint changed forever.

Metagross is the best pokemonShaun’s pick: Metagross

Metagross doesn’t have the nobility, loyalty, beauty, suaveness, or charm of a Glaceon, but he makes up for it with sheer terror. You don’t mess with a Metagross.

Metagross can fly. Bet you didn’t know that.

Imagine you’re walking to school one day. The sun is shining, and the birds are chirping. You think it’s going to be a good day. Then, out of nowhere, a giant metal spider with psychic powers summons a meteor from the sky. That’s metagross. …I just forgot to capitalize Metagross. For that, there will be consequences… (read more)


mewtwo_is_epic_by_lord_phillock-d2fb9lfJason’s pick:  Mewtwo

Mewtwo is an unstoppable psychic engine of destruction who has taken more than a few lives in his time on this Earth, while at the same time he’s also one of the most deep and interesting characters to have ever surfaced from the Pokemon (or dare I say any) franchise.

Now you might be thinking to yourself, “Jason, Pokemon is a video game for children. You can’t honestly have me believe that there is a Pokemon who runs around murdering people.”

And you’d be right, Mewtwo doesn’t run around anywhere… he flies there. Then he starts murdering people… (read more)



Chris’s pick: Piplup

Piplup is a well-read, distinctive gentleman. He wears a monocle six days a week, and comically oversized polka dot sunglasses on the seventh. He doesn’t always drink, but when he does, it’s the blood of his victims.

More importantly, Piplup wears his emotions on his sleeve. Humans sometimes have a problem where they are unable to talk about their feelings (hello, guys!) or say the exact opposite of what they really mean (hello, ladies!). Piplup always tells you what’s on his mind, and on the rare occasions where someone disagrees with his opinion, he nods sagely, turns to walk away, then puts a Hydro Pump directly in that person’s eyes… (read more)


Mudkip_by_ShengDaFlashPRoNick’s pick: Mudkip

Mudkip vs. Pikachu: Game over. That’s right.  In my opinion, if Pokemon were suddenly made real tomorrow, the biggest threat to the human race would be Pikachu.  Why?  First of all, he doesn’t have the problem Mewtwo has in that there is only one – there can be several hundred, thousand, even millions of Pikachu in the world under certain circumstances.  And you know what?  There would be, and that would be our downfall.

When Pokemon was originally coming out in 1996, I had already been excited for months. Was I excited to be playing the game? No, I was excited to have a Pikachu of my own… (read more)


jigglypuff_hd_wallpaper_by_goddessofmayhem-d4wjvdmDave’s pick: Jigglypuff

Deception is the key. Want to play with her hair SLEEP ATTACK! Want to squeeze her like a Teddy Bear? SLEEP ATTACK! Want to roll her around like a ball? SLE…well she actually likes that, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO NOT SLEEP ATTACK YOU AFTER!

Jigglypuff has a kind side though. She has aspirations, she wants to bring the world peace and harmony! She just wants to sing. Her songs put little kids to sleep, saving the sanity of millions of parents. If those kids aren’t asleep within 5 seconds? Well…you know what’s coming. Cute, dangerous, and no stupid water attack. If you disagree? SLEEP ATTACK! … (read more)

10 thoughts on “_______ is the Best Pokémon

  1. Whaaat, no Eevee evolutions? You, sirs, have spoiled my day. Everyone knows Glaceon and Umbreon are the best Pokemon ever. 😛 Seriously, though, nice picks. Unconventional in some cases (Jigglypuff? Really.) but defended well on all counts.

      1. Hahah, well Metagross is awesome too. I’m just a dork for Eevee evolutions and even played the entirety of Soul Silver with a traded-in Eevee team from my other game. Is it just me or is the newest generation of Pokemon (in White and Black) just a bit strange?

    1. I did always like Bulbasaur. He put up with Ash’s nonsense the longest, and he was always loyal (unlike a certain Charmander who evolved and then forgot that Ash saved his life).

      1. Haha, yeah. To be honest, I fave’d Bulbasaur before the game even. I bought the “Official Pokemon Guide” and studied that thing until I got Pokemon Blue for Christmas. I chose Bulbasaur right away and later started watching the show. But you’re definitely right. He was the most sensible and loyal of all of them. 🙂

    1. Hey, as long as there’s a good reason, we’re okay with folks going off the board and picking their own favorites. I mean, we’ll still defend our picks to the death (THE DEAAAAAAATH), but variety is a good thing.

    1. Typhlosion was always pretty cool, but I don’t think I’ve ever taken a fire-type starter. Then again, that variety is part of why Pokemon is so good.

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