Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation III Pokemon

The Generation 3 results are in - and after over 3.2 million votes (which is actually more votes than Generation I or II), you ranked your 15 favorite Hoenn-region Pokemon. This is the first Generation that has seen every starter make the top 15 (although juuuust barely), a poor showing for Cocoon-based Pokemon, and the final nail in the coffin for Luvdisc (who, probably not surprisingly, placed dead-last). And now here they are - the top 15 Pokemon from Generation III.

 

15. Sceptile

Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation III Pokemon

Crazy as it sounds, but it took until Generation 3 for a Grass-type starter Pokemon to make it to the top 15 - so that alone is a pretty big win for Sceptile (sorry Venusaur and Meganium). But beyond that, Sceptile's a speedy hitter - which is sorta ironic, given the relaxed, glazed-over look in its eyes and the fact that its evolutionary line looks like a marijuana dinosaur. Finally, a true Grass-type.

 

14. Milotic

Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation III Pokemon

Milotic is sorta the Yin to Gyarados' Yang: both start as ugly, dumb-looking, worthless fish, and both evolve into some serpent thing that looks nothing like its original form. Gyarados went the badass route, Milotic went the majestic-as-hell-looking one. Even its Pokedex entries say it's the most beautiful-looking Pokemon, and - judging from its Google Images results - I'd have to...not necessarily agree, but agree that people think a cartoon monster is attractive.

 

13. Latios

Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation III Pokemon

Latios made it this far, but Latias didn't even make the top 15, despite their primary difference being a single vowel and some stats? Sexism is alive and well in the Pokemon world, I see. Although, to be fair, Latios does look a lot more menacing - Latias is smiling in her official art, even though she's doomed to be captured and trained for battle. Weirdly, both Latios and Latias can apparently understand human language. That kinda makes it all the more terrible they can't also speak the language to beg for their release. At least Latios has the good sense to not be happy about its miserable lot in life.

 

12. Flygon

  Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation III Pokemon

Flygon doesn't immediately look too imposing - it basically looks like an overgrown dragonfly (because...it is an overgrown dragonfly, albeit one that evolved from a big-jawed ant). But Flygon (being a Ground/Dragon-type) is actually pretty badass for looking like a crummier form of Butterfree, and serves as a pretty effective (perhaps even...super effective?) reminder that appearance doesn't mean anything and that Pokemon battles are actually about math equations. It's the stealthiest and best way to teach kids math ever, but don't let them know that.