1. They were perfectly cool, perfectly cruel kids show villains
2. Who also had a soft spot for truly god-awful puns
3. They roasted each other like actual long-time friends
4. And you can't deny that they brought the sex appeal to weekday mornings
5. SO MUCH SEX APPEAL.
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6. As the series went on, we learned more about them
7. Each member had their own motivations for joining a life of crime
8. In theory, they were the best of the best. Stone cold poke-killers.
9. But despite their training they were routinely defeated by a 10-year old
10. Though one time they managed to fight off literally Satan
11. At least 90% of their jokes went over your head as a kid
12. Their cosplay game was ON POINT
13. They were confident, unashamed, and motivated
14. Nefarious foils that added much needed spice to the candy-coated world of Pokemon
15. And did we mention the stupid puns?