4. Exeggutor

8 First Generation Pokemon Dumber Than Anything That Came After

Pitch: "Remember that group of eggs that are a single Pokemon? Well they evolve into a palm tree. A walking palm tree. A walking palm tree that's growing eggs (we'll call them 'seeds' in the Pokedex entry, but c'mon, those are clearly sentient eggs)."

What IS Exeggutor? A walking tree with eggs hanging off it (less eggs than it evolved from, no less)? I don't know, and neither does Pokemon. Instead of having Exeggcute evolve into a bunch of chickens or something, they realized they needed another grass-type and had it turn into...this thing.

How Lazy Is The Name: The name is actually awesome. As much as you can grumble about a palm tree with eggs, you can't say this name isn't cool. Well, you can, but you'd be wrong.

 

3. Jynx

8 First Generation Pokemon Dumber Than Anything That Came After

Pitch: "It's, like, a lady. But she doesn't have a nose. But she's pretty much just a person. Also, is blackface still an okay thing?"

Jynx is very close to just being a short, stout lady without a nose (also with some seriously racist-as-hell origins). It's more or less a person, but has some traits in line with various Nordic and Japanese folklore that saves it from being "a blonde lady who is a Pokemon." Still, it looks a lot like a blonde lady who is a Pokemon.

How Lazy Is The Name: Jynx isn't a bad name, and it actually seems pretty prescient on the part of the developers to name the Pokemon after a word that means "bad luck," given the headaches this Pokemon gave them from people who were anti-racism.