I have seen so many top ten lists of the favourite Pokemon of different people that I decided I wanted to do one of my own. I have decided not to make it necessarily a top ten list, but more of my favourite Pokemon and why they are my favourite Pokemon, and how to would weed it down to a top ten list if I really could have only ten favourites. First of all, I was introduced to Pokemon by the TV show, so many of my reasons for loving a certain Pokemon stem from there. For example, in the beginning I fell in love with Misty, she was the only female character, she was very strong, and I wanted to be her. Misty's favourite type of Pokemon are water type Pokemon, so naturally my favourite type of Pokemon is also water. The Pokemon that Misty started out with are some of my favourite Pokemon simply because they were her Pokemon. I am very sentimental and for nostalgia reasons a lot of my favourite Pokemon are Pokemon that I was first introduced to and fell in love with first. Anyway let me start by listing my favourite Pokemon and why I like them. These are not in any order by the way.
Charizard: One of the first Pokemon I was introduced to. There is that sentimental nostalgia stuff again. Is very cool looking and very strong as well. Ash from Pokemon's struggle to gain his Charizard's trust and prove his worthines to Charizard really spoke to me and I fell in love with Charizard.
Butterfree: The beautiful transformation from Caterpie to Metapod to Butterfree. One of Ash's first Pokemon. The episode Bye Bye Butterfree (need I say more). Sentimentality and nostalgia.
Pidgeot: I love Pokemon and their relationships with their trainers. I am a very loyal person. I get very invested in the stories behind these characters. Once again one of Ash's first Pokemon and the amazing relationship that develops from that. Sentimentality and mostalgia.
Pikachu: Do I even need to explain the reason why I like Pikachu. A better question to answer would be who doesn't love Pikachu? He is the mascot of the entire Pokemon franchise. He is Ash's first Pokemon. Pikachu has stuck around from the very beginning. Strong and cool. Great character. Sentimentality and nostalgia. I love that loyalty and the relationship and story there. Also the first Pokemon you got to walk around with and interact with in the Pokemon games.
Raichu: One of my favourite Pokemon games to date is still Pokemon Yellow and the fact that you couldn't get Raichu without trading made me covet it. Raichu is cool and strong. I feel like Raichu doesn't get the love it deserves because Pikachu outshines it and that is partly why I like it. I also like Raichu because it is Pikachu's evolution.
There are quite a few of my favourite Pokemon that I like just because they were Misty's Pokemon in the show and those include: Horsea, Goldeen, Staryu, Starmie, Politoed, Togepi, Togetic, . There are quite a few Pokemon I like just because they are strong or cute or look cool and such. Those include: Vulpix, Ninetales, Growlithe, Arcanine, Farfetch'd (cute), Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Teddiursa (cute), Tyranitar, Umbreon, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Pachirisu (cute), Togekiss, Ho-oh, Riolu, Lucario, Gardevoir, Leafeon, Glaceon, Lillipup (cute), Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure, Cubchoo (cute), Victini, Zorua, Zoroark, Meloetta, Zekrom, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox, Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame, Honedge, Doublade, Aegislash, Tyrantrum, Sylveon, Phantump, Trevenant, Pumpkaboo, Gourgeist, Yveltal, Diancie. There are Pokemon that I like just because they resemble animals that I like such as cats, dogs, and horses such as Meowth, Persian, Ponyta, Rapidash, Houndour, Houndoom, Keldeo.
Magikarp/Gyarados: The awesome transformation from weak to strong.
Feebas/Milotic: The transformation from "ugly" (I actually think Feebas is cute) to beautiful. The hard work it takes to find that one patch of water on route 119 to fish in to get one and then all the effort going into making it evolve.
Ditto: The possibility to be anything and everything. The possibility to breed for anything and everything.
Eevee: All the potential and evolution possibilities. Plus Eevee is adorable.
Mewtwo: The story behind Mewtwo and being so powerful and strong. Being a loner. All the hard work required to get one.
Mew: The rarity. Hard to get. Cute.
Lugia: Fell in love with Lugia from the Pokemon movie "Pokemon 2000".
Psyduck: My first Pokemon card. Cute. Misty's Pokemon. The relationship between Misty and Psyduck. Feeling bad for it because of all those headaches.
Some Pokemon I like just because they are in the same evolutionary line as some of my other favourites. These include: Pichu, Seadra, Kingdra.
Castform: It changes with the weather.
Deerling/Sawsbuck: Changes with the season.
Rayquaza: The hard work that goes into getting one. I suck at those patches where you have to use a mach bike and have to so carefully get to where you are going.
Crobat: How useful it is in catching certain Pokemon that run around and the hard work going into making it evolve and making sure it knows Mean Look to keep certain Pokemon from running away from you.
Raikou/Entei/Suicune: How hard it is to get one because they don't stay in the same place and you have to chase them down and get your Crobat to use Mean Look on them.
Vivillon: All the different types.
Furfrou: That you can get them different hairstyles.
Mega evolutions I like: Mega Charizard Y, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Ampharos, Mega Houndoom, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Blaziken, Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Absol, Mega Lucario, Mega Rayquaza, Mega Gallade, Mega Diancie.
Now I would keep weeding out certain ones until I finally had a top ten list. Anyway ths is my top ten list:
(honourable mention Greninja)
So there you have it, my top ten favourite Pokemon.