The release of Pokemon X and Y in October 2013 introduced 70 new Pokemon, bringing the known total of Pokemon in the Pokedex to 719. That's a lot of cuddly monsters that have been created over the years.
Pokemon designers, we know you work hard. But, we gotta say, it sometimes feels like you phone in your ideas. Sure, you've created some beautiful, fearsome Pokemon. (Ninetales? Rapidash? These are gorgeous creatures. And we certainly wouldn't want to run into Zekrom in a dark alley.) But some of these pocket monsters seem like you randomly decided a bunch of inanimate objects should be alive and have amazing powers.
We've rounded up 20 examples of Pokemon that just don't seem on par with the rest of their fellow creatures.
If you're not familiar with Pokemon, here are a few things to keep in mind as you scroll through the list: Pokemon are captured and trained by characters Ash, Misty, Brock and other humans in the Pokemon universe who fight one another in an attempt to become Pokemon Master. Also, Pokemon can evolve as they train and grow, so Pokemon with similar names (Vanillite, Vanillish and Vanilluxe, for instance) are evolutions of one another.
Without further ado, here are the 20 weirdest, most random Pokemon that have been created since the beginning of the series:
CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this post failed to mention that Game Freak develops Pokemon for Nintendo.