I typically zone in on the most popular pokemon, but figured there had to be a ton that I don’t know about. I thought it would be cool for us to post a few Pokemon that seem unloved, or very unpopular. Easiest way for me to broaden my collecting goals
I am starting off with Aurorus… feel like he/she should be way more popular.
Aurorus is a good example of a Pokémon who was hurt by their in-game practicality. No matter how cool a Pokémon looks, it is difficult to overcome being unusable in-game. Bad typing, bad stats, bad moveset, it was very sad. Aurorus is actually exactly the kind of vibe I like my Pokémon to have. I think this is a very classic looking creature. But you can’t develop a relationship with a Pokémon that’s not fun to use.
On the topic of fossils, Carracosta is another one I really like that suffers a similar fate. It only has 4 cards and none of them are particularly good. I guess this one is the coolest one but there’s not much to choose from. But I like the look of this Pokémon a lot.
I’ve been a Pokémon fan on and off my whole life, I’ve played most of the games and I’ve always been pretty up to date on the brand even during my down periods. Prior to getting in to the community element of the TCG (a recent event despite my long history) I just assumed this would be true for most collectors, but I learned pretty quickly this is not true at all. There’s a lot more people who stick to their stuff and aren’t really immersed the other arms of the brand. It’s cool to interact with people who relate to Pokémon completely differently from how I do and the different perspectives that produces.
Apologies for the little diversion, just something I enjoy.
I like Aurorus. Unpopular Pokemon imo is Mr.Mime, and I’m glad it’s that way. Wished it was never designed. I hate it, it and it’s evolution chain. I hate Mr.Rime even more. I would catch one just to torture it till it dies and then move to the next catch. Should’t exist.