I chose all the pokémon for these posts a couple months ago, but now I’m realizing that a lot of the pokémon types I typically use are those that used to be categorized as special types (fire, water, grass, electric, psychic, ice, dragon, dark) before Gen 4. And with the order I’m writing these posts in, that means I won’t get to the pokémon I use on my teams until later – but I kind of like it this way, because I get to save my favorites (of all the favorites) for last.
While I generally don’t use poison types on my teams, I do like it when pokémon have poison as their secondary typing, which is the case for some of these guys.
Gen 1 – Kanto – Oddish
Have you seen those cool oddish planters? They’re blue and shaped like oddish’s body, and then you just plant a leafy plant so it resembles oddish. I’ve seen them for bulbasaur too! Anyway, oddish is a real cutie and if bulbasaur wasn’t on my Kanto team, oddish probably would be.
Gen 2 – Johto – Crobat
Gen 2 doesn’t add too many poison types, so I went for the guy who greatly improves the zubat line. I have some added fondness for the zubat line due to golbat being my first shiny pokémon ever – and it was a random encounter I had in HeartGold. My only other random encounter shiny was nidoran♀ in Let’s Go Eevee.
Gen 3 – Hoenn – Roselia
Every roselia has its thorn…I’ve always thought roselia was really cool, but I’ve never used it on my team. I’d consider it if they did a regional variant of roselia that carries different flowers though…
Gen 4 – Sinnoh – Roserade
Roselia absolutely deserved an evolution and maybe I would’ve used it on my team if roserade appeared in gen 3. I wonder what my team will look like when the gen 4 remakes come around.
Gen 5 – Unova – Foongus
It’s a mushroom! And it looks like a poké ball! I wonder if it’s friends with voltorb…
Gen 6 – Kalos – Skrelp
Skrelp and dragalge were my only options for gen 6, so I just picked one, it really could’ve gone either way. And skrelp evolves into dragalge anyway, so didn’t I really pick both?
Gen 7 – Alola – Salazzle
She’s just perfect. I love the fire/poison type and she landed a spot on my Pokémon Sun/Moon team.
Gen 8 – Galar – Toxtricity
Another cool typing – poison/electric, I prefer the low key form of toxtricity with its blue and purple color scheme. In its amped form, it’s yellow instead of blue. You can also get its gigantamax form right now in Pokémon Sword/Shield, which has both blue and yellow electricity.