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5 Questionably Cute Pokémon

Ash might live by the slogan "Gotta catch 'em all!" but the truth is I'm not that ambitious. I just want to catch all the cute ones. Unlike him, I have my priorities straightened out. Pokémon like Pikachu, Togepi, Vulpix, Mew, Dratini, among others, are acknowledged as the reigning kings and queens of kawaii. And I need them in my gang.

However, there are some which don't fit the conventional standards of cute that I still consider super adorable and worthy of being initiated into that coveted club. 


Am I the only one who thinks Haunter is actually cute? Like I-wanna-hug-you cute? I have a thing for those claw-like hands that look like they were perfectly made to hold and eat char siew baos. In the anime, it has a very mischievous but pure personality and is always grinning. How can you not love a Pokémon that finds fun and laughter in all situations?


Yes, this Mexican looking green duck thing is on the list. I did say ‘questionably’, right? At a first glance, Ludicolo seems to have zero appeal whatsoever. It’s big and it’s wearing a tacky fur suit over Shrek-hued skin. *shudders* But its Pokédex entry stole my heart:

Ludicolo, the Carefree Pokémon. If Ludicolo hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking into a dance.

Ludicolo is a happy and simple guy. Good music is all it needs. Ludicolo is like the free-spirited hippie of the Pokémon world AKA it is awesome.


Look at this little fella. At first, I was a bit concerned that its mouth opens to reveal a completely HOLLOW body. But you know what, let’s ignore its ridiculous anatomy and just focus on how hysterically funny it looks. In fact, Golbat himself looks like he is finding something mightily funny.


My love for Primeape is boundless. He has round, fingerless fists that he waves around angrily but it doesn’t look intimidating at all unfortunately, because they are… Very round, basically. I just can’t get over how round they are. (I swear I don’t have some weird Pokémon paw fixation) He is literally a angry, furry pig ball that boxes. Don’t deny that it sounds cute.


What exactly is it that I find so endearing about a faceless, angular starfish? Its absurdly out-of-place voice, that's what. Staryu is just a simple star till it opens its mouth (wherever that is) and lets out its signature ‘HYAH!’ war cry, transforming it into the baddest, most macho star in the universe. Staryu is fearless and fabulous despite its ambiguous looks and that’s why I can’t help but love it.

And thus I conclude my list of questionably cute Pokémon. How about sharing yours? I would love to know!

Written by Faelan

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3 comments to ''5 Questionably Cute Pokémon"

  1. Yeah,, that list is really "QUESTONABLE" (more on Golbat's side)

    Mine composes of
    1. Snorlax
    2. Magicarp
    3. Gengar
    4. Drifloon
    5. Shedinja
    Does it seem questionable to you? :3

  2. Yes, Golbat is extremely questionable. Even I myself wonder why I find it cute.

    Hmm, the questionable ones might be Magikarp and Gengar. At least to me. But I love Shedinja! (: It might not be so cute if it existed in real life though, since it's an exoskeleton :p

  3. *searched Shedinja (real life)
    Oh goshhh...

    Pokemon really makes indescribable creatures cute, to a sense.