For two decades, the Pokemon franchise has seen all sorts of weird and wonderful critters join the roster. Some are obvious: you’ve got dogs, cats, birds and at least nine variations of angry rocks. Others can raise an eyebrow at first, and accusations have been rampant that Game Freak are running out of ideas. Never mind the fact that generation 1 featured a Pokemon that was literally a bunch of eggs.
Could it be that they’ve exhausted all of their possibilities? Or are they overcomplicating a simple solution? With Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on the horizon, there are more than a few clear choices that have been patiently waiting for their time to shine. At last, it’s time to give these plucky underdogs their day in the sun (and moon).
This should have been an inclusion since day one. Dolphins are by far the most popular marine mammal (with apologies to the elegant manatee), and would make for an easy water-type addition. With a built-in moveset that includes Headbutt and Supersonic, it could be a glass cannon built specifically to dish out maximum damage before succumbing to an onslaught of electric attacks and ocean pollution.
If you want to get particularly fancy, you could even forego the laws of science by having it evolve into a narwhal. It would primarily operate the same, but with a pointy horn jutting out of its noggin that makes it clear that it means business. Give it a snappy name like Warwhal, and you’ve got a recipe for success.