A less analytical post, because, hey. Pokemon’s a fun topic.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two decades, you know Pokemon. You might think of it as a complex competitive strategy game, a great RPG series, a silly anime, or even just that one game series that only nerds keep up with, but regardless. You know it. The series has been through 721 Pokemon throughout six generations, with a seventh coming very soon. And each generation comes with better graphics, improved mechanics, and of course, a new plot.
At the center of the actual story of Pokemon games (like we actually play Pokemon games for the story, amirite) we have a young Pokemon trainer, working to become the greatest of their region. Along the way, they must fight the eight gym leaders, the Elite Four, and the Champion of the region: but beyond that, they always must confront a villainous “Team.” This team guides the plot, provide a concrete bad guy to take down, and overall, makes your trip through the Pokemon world a bit more interesting, than simply trying to catch them all.
That being said, I do have my favorites among the five teams. Of course, Pokemon isn’t normally all about the story, so I don’t really like judging based on the complexity of the plot, but rather, some teams just stand out. They have cooler outfits, more memorable characters, complex motivations, a presence throughout the game, etc. etc. Today, I’ll simply be ranking my favorite Pokemon villain teams, and talking a bit as to why they’re ranked as such.
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