When Pokemon was first released back in the 90s’, there were only 151 fictional creatures and now, after years of fame and fandom, the franchise owns 718 Pokemon characters.
Right from a fire-breathing Charizard to a legendary beast like Mew, Pokemon has creatures of every kind and type. The series has many adorable Pokemons, like the fan favorite Pikachu but there are also a few ugly Pokemons.
There are some creatures in the series that are simply hideous to look at, but some of them actually have incredible abilities.Check out this list of the top 12 ugly Pokemons in the series –
1. Jynx – Kiss-Me-Not
Jynx is an Ice/Psychic type Pokemon, with a shape that resembles a human female figure. This Pokemon caused a lot of controversy because of its skin color which was originally black. The designers, however, had to change it to blue, but even today, many fans find this Pokemon quite disagreeable.
Well, the long blonde hair and the purple face just don’t match up with that ancient long, red robe. The large pink lips, saucer-like eyes, and huge arms give the character an ugly appeal. In the game series like Pokemon Red and Blue, Pokemon LeafGreen and PokemonFireRed, she is a rare Pokemon.
In the anime, Jynx is shown as a Pokemon that moves in a dance-like fashion and generally attacks by kissing or throwing orbs.
2. Gloom – Drooling Flower
Gloom is a weed Pokemon, from the first generation and is a Grass/Poison type. It has an ugly appearance because of its wide mouth, bulbous head and faint coloring. The dew drops that drop from its large mouth, looks like drool. The four petals on the sides have an uneven shape and this Pokemon looks like it is about to cry, almost all the time. But the Pokemon is quite tenacious and has an amazing natural ability called
The four petals on the sides have an uneven shape and this Pokemon looks like it is about to cry, almost all the time. But the Pokemon is quite tenacious and has an amazing natural ability called Chlorophyll.
This attack gives Gloom speed during a battle, but only when the sun is strong. The Pokemon is weak against flying, psychic, fire and ice type Pokemons in the game.
3. Sudowoodo – Shy Tree Trunk
Sudowoodo is a rocky type Pokemon and has a hilarious body which resembles a tree. The Pokemon generally camouflages itself to avoid battles and evolves from Bonsley. This Pokemon is a second generation type that has made major appearances in the Pokemon movie series like Camp Pikachu.
But the Pokemon is quite a disappointment in terms of its design which is fairly plain-looking. The Pokemon looks like a tree that has been chopped off, especially since the leaves on the Pokemon are round shaped.
To some fans, the Pokemon also resembles a sausage because of its cylindrical shape and brown coloring. Sudowoodo has a hidden ability called Rattled but it is weak against water, fire and ice type Pokemons.
4. Drowzee – Sleepy Hypnotizer
Drowzee is the cartoon adaptation of a real life tapir but it is fairly ugly looking. It is a psychic type first generation Pokemon that has tired-looking eyes and a really large body. The short trunk above the mouth is often left open in the anime series which makes it look lazy and a little idiotic.
Drowzee’s body is half yellow and half grey in color but that doesn’t add much to its appeal. However the Pokemon’s psychic abilities are quite strong and it can make people go to sleep.
Drowzee can sense a person’s dreams and can produce nightmares in a victim’s mind. The Pokemon first appeared in the anime series, but can also be seen in Pokemon movies like Mewtwo Strikes Back, The Power of One, and Camping It Up!
5. Grimer – Ball of Slime
Grimer is a sludge based Pokemon but it is a first generation poison type in the series. Its abilities Stench and Sticky Hold are commonly used by players in the game version. Grimer evolves into Muk, and both forms are ugly-looking.
The blob-like structure and its slimy movements in the anime are quite unappealing to the eye. Fans who find this Pokemon ugly also feel its purple body gives it a grim appearance. What’s more? – Grimer’s body contains pungent bacteria, which is potent for living matter.
The large beady eyes, a ghastly looking mouth and its grey tongue make it look scary in the anime. Grimer is weak against ground and psychic type Pokemons in the game series.
6. Victreebel – Amazonian Flycatcher
Victreebel is a cartoon adaptation of a Venus Flycatcher, but it is quite hilarious looking. This Pokemon isn’t ugly to look at, but it is quite unappealing to the eye. This first generation Pokemon is a grass and poison type.
It has a bell-shaped body and a gaping mouth that consists of two teeth. This Pokemon isn’t very attractive especially because of its yellow body that has a number of spots on it. In the anime, Victreebel produces a sweet scent that lures its victims towards it during a battle.
Victreebel hops around a forest and often seen eating James which is always a comical scene to watch. The Pokemon is a shrewd fighter but it is weak against fire, psychic and ice types.
7. Lickilicky – Roll of Pink Candy
Lickilicky is the evolved form of Lickitung and is another ugly looking Pokemon. It is a normal type that appears in Generation IV. The Pokemon is dark pink in color, has a round body and a small tail.
A striking feature of Lickilicky is its long tongue that hangs all the way down till its large belly. T Some Pokemon fans feel Lickilicky resembles a cotton candy and few others think the Pokemon looks like a roll of chewing gum. In the anime, this Pokemon is actually quite greedy for food and will lick anyone close by for leftover crumbs.
Lickilicky is not appealing to the eye and is a slow-moving Pokemon. The long tongue is always soggy and wet but its saliva contains an enzyme that causes its victims to become numb.
8. Garbodor – Walking Pile of Junk
Garbodor is supposed to be a trash heap and is possibly the ugliest Pokemon in the series. It is a poison type Pokemon that was introduced in Generation V. But this Pokemon has no proper structure except for a face that looks like a mouse.
It is a pile of trash that looks like its spilling out of a garbage bag and hence has an unpleasant appearance. The round, lumpy body has a bleak coloring that is covered in blue and pink spots.
The head actually has been designed to look like a tied garbage bag. However, in the anime it looks like an enlarged mouse with a mouth that has crooked teeth.
9. Weezing – Two-Headed Smoke Bombs
Weezing is a first generation Pokemon that is poison type and quite ugly looking. It is one of the first Pokemons that was denoted as strange and ugly looking by many fans. The Pokemon is based on a tumor so it basically has an amorphous structure. Weezing has two spherically shaped heads, one large and one small attached to one another.
The Pokemon is based on a tumor so it basically has an amorphous structure. Weezing has two spherically shaped heads, one large and one small attached to one another. The uneven patterns, the purple coloring and its desolate expression in the anime give it a very ugly appearance.
In the anime, Weezing can move around easily and always appears to leave off smoke. The Pokemon has appeared in the anime series often and is in fact James’s Pokemon in the first season.
10. Pumpkaboo – Peek-a-Boo
Pumpkaboo is a ghost/grass type Pokemon that appeared first in Generation VI. The Pokemon has been designed as a pumpkin, but is quite ugly looking. Imagine a Halloween pumpkin that has been carved wrong, and Pumpkaboo fits the picture.
It is a ghost type Pokemon that can return wandering spirits to their original homes. The Pokemon was introduced in the anime episode Bamboozling Forest’ and was Jessie’s Pokemon in the fifth Pokemon series. It is pinkish in color and is generally found in different sizes. The weirdest part about its appearance is a set of glowing eyes that is meant to spook viewers. However Pumpkaboo has a ghostly figure that appears to sit atop the pumpkin, but it looks more like a black cat with fangs.
The weirdest part about its appearance is a set of glowing eyes that is meant to spook viewers. However Pumpkaboo has a ghostly figure that appears to sit atop the pumpkin, but it looks more like a black cat with fangs.
11. Phantump – Haunted Log
Another ugly looking Pokemon from Generation VI is Phantump which is supposed to resemble a tree stump. The Pokemon is a ghost/grass type that has a child’s spirit possessing the stump. Phantump is meant to give a scary appearance, however, many fans find it creepy and ugly looking.
The Pokemon is a rotten tree stump that has a grey coloring, large black eyes and branches that are pointed upwards. It first appeared in the anime episode Making Friends and Influencing Villains.
The Pokemon can imitate sounds and has a hidden ability called Harvest. It can evolve into Trevenant and is the only Pokemon that can learn a grass-type move called Forest’s Curse that a combat Pokemon into a grass type as well.
12. Stunfisk – Fish or a Bird
Stunfisk is a ground and electric type Pokemon that was introduced in Generation V. This Pokemon is supposed to resemble a trap, but it looks more a flattened fish. But this Pokemon is quite ugly looking and cannot evolve into a higher form.
It has a semicircle-like tail that is yellow in color, a flat mud-brown body and big opal shaped eyes. Stunfisk isn’t very pretty looking as compared to other Pokemons from Generation I – IV.
It can leap into the air and use its fins to fly which gives it an absurd appearance. If someone touches this Pokemon’s tough skin, then a victim is bound to get electrified.