1. They were perfectly cool, perfectly cruel kids show villains

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2. Who also had a soft spot for truly god-awful puns

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3. They roasted each other like actual long-time friends

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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

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7. Each member had their own motivations for joining a life of crime

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8. In theory, they were the best of the best. Stone cold poke-killers.

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9. But despite their training they were routinely defeated by a 10-year old

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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

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13. They were confident, unashamed, and motivated

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14. Nefarious foils that added much needed spice to the candy-coated world of Pokemon

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15. And did we mention the stupid puns?

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