Look… I know the title on this one is pretty harsh. I mean, Pokémon Yellow is something of a rerelease of the Blue and Red game in the franchise. How could there be a bad Pokémon at that point? After really looking through the Pokédex, I found not just one or two off-putting Pokémon but three! These are the worst Pokémon in Pokémon Yellow, hands down.
The Nitty Gritty
Before we get into each Pokémon, let’s go over the facts of Pokémon Yellow first. Pokémon Yellow is the remake of the hit Pokémon games Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. They were released on the Game Boy on February 27, 1996, with Pokémon Yellow being released later on September 12, 1998. All three games were later re-released on the Nintendo 3DS on February 22, 2016.
The story of Pokémon Yellow essentially follows the same story as its predecessors Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue with just a little extra. At the beginning of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, players choose either Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle as their starter Pokémon. In Pokémon Yellow the player is given Pikachu as their starter, like Ash Ketchem. Being the true parallel that Eevee is to Pikachu, in this version Eevee is the player’s rival Pokémon. Players then begin their journey to become the Pokémon Master of the Kanto Region by defeating the gym leaders.
The Worst Pokémon in “Pokémon Yellow”
When it comes to the worst Pokémon in Pokémon Yellow and some honorable mentions, these are going to be somewhat biased. For the most part, these decisions were based on looks, and the impression each Pokémon leaves on me. Barely any of my opinion is based on how the Pokémon performs in battle. Included is each Pokémon’s initial stats and their basic battle information. Here’s my worst Pokémon in Pokémon Yellow of all time.
Tangela is a grass type Pokémon, and they are the first one on this list. Listen man, I know Tangela is a beast, but out of all of the Pokémon in the first generation, Tangela is one of the weirdest little dudes. In the Pokédex, they are described as “a Pokémon that’s covered in blue seaweed like vines” with their big eyes being the only feature visible. Imagine being in this universe and you just see big eyes attached to tentacles. See? It’s frightening. They are even revered as “unsettling” in the gane and I agree, I am unsettled. Still, if we were judging the worst Pokémon in all of Pokémon, I don’t believe they are the worst of the worst, just a little odd and creepy.
|Gender||50% Female | 50% Male|
|Moves||Chlorophyll or Leaf|
Hidden Ability – Regenerator
The next one on the list is the psychic fairy type Pokémon, Mr. Mime. I have a feeling that many of you aren’t surprised that he’s on the list. I mean, it’s Mr. Mime, he’s so awful to look at. I’m sorry! In a world full of cute and cool Pokémon, they really had to give us a balding man. Don’t even get me started on his Galar version. An absolute menace to society. They just seem icky. Even in the live-action movie, he was not fun to look at. I’ll admit that I think the concept of Mr. Mime is fun. He could have been really cool! I just don’t like the execution. It just feels weird to have a little man just fight a plethora of monsters for you. I need more whimsy. Mr. Mime is the complete opposite. That is a man. He could literally be my next door neighbor. He’s foaming at the mouth for a nice pair of knee length khaki shorts as we speak! Anyway, that’s really the only reason I don’t like him. He’s ugly and that’s valid. Crazy that he’s only number two. I really can’t believe that there’s one worse than him, but, lucky us, there is!
|Type||Psychic | Fairy|
|Evolution||Pre – Mime Jr.|
|Gender||50% Female | 50% Male|
|Moves||Vital Spirit or Screen Cleaner|
Hidden Ability – Technician
That’s really all I have to say. I could give you all no further explanation and you all would still agree with me. However, since I’m super fun, I’ll keep going. Jynx is an Ice/Psychic type Pokémon and, like the others, just looks so unsettling and like nightmare fuel. Everything I said about Mr. Mime can be applied here but somehow worse! I mean, she’s literally called the “human shaped Pokémon”. It’s just so awful. There’s way too much human and not enough fantasy in their design. However, unlike Mr. Mime where the concept was cool and it could be worked on, I feel like we could just throw the whole Pokémon away. Even with all the new additions in the Pokédex, I would still put Jynx in the running for the worst Pokémon of all. Probably number 1. Nothing really to it. A very cut and dry case of “wow that’s just understandably bad” type of moment.
|Type||Ice | Psychic|
|Evolution||Pre – Smoochum|
Hidden Ability – Dry Skin
Obviously all of this is subjective, and I will be lenient if you want to argue that Tangela isn’t one of the worst. However, if you want to tell me that Mr. Mime and or Jynx aren’t that bad, you’re lying! I couldn’t sleep in that universe knowing those Pokémon would casually pass me at the grocery store. Anyways, I’d love to hear what you guys think are hands down the worst Pokémon in Pokémon Yellow. How does it compare to mine? How right am I about humanoid Pokémon? I have a feeling that I’m not alone in that opinion. Happy gaming gamers!