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A List Of Pokémon I Would Not Like to Catch

Gotta catch ’em all? No, thank you!

Unlike most of you desperate Pokémon players, I am picky Pokémon catcher and collector. I am not here to just grab any old specimen; I have standards as to where I choose to toss my Pokéballs — XP and candies be damned.

Here are some Pokémon that I refuse to collect. As my grandmother always said: Just because you can catch ’em all doesn’t mean you should.

Metapod
This Pokémon is literally a cocoon. The Pokédex says that Metapod’s power is to “shed skin,” which is not impressive considering the damage I could do with a Ped Egg.

Weepinbell
Does he weep? Does he scare away his attacker with offensive amounts of emotion? No, unlike my ex-boyfriend, “Weepinbell” does not use tears — but science (“chlorophyll,” says the Pokédex) — as a weapon. Okay, but if I were interested in fighting off enemies by using science, I wouldn’t be over here collecting cartoon characters, would I?

Chandelure
A Pokémon based on a home furnishing. Sure.

Purugly
If I wanted a cat, I would get a cat. I wouldn’t get some rude cat-inspired Pokémon.

Aromatisse
I’m offended and aroused by this Pokémon. No, thank you!

Swirlix
A Pokémon… based on… cotton candy? What will the guys at the Pokémon factory think of next? “To entangle its opponents in battle, it extrudes white threads as sweet and sticky as cotton candy.” Why not just give them diabetes?

Binacle
Two hands met two traffic cones and got stuck in a rock. This, clearly, was an uncomfortable thing for these two hands and now they are straight-up pissed.

Exeggutor
In case it’s unclear, this Pokémon is a coconut tree…. with legs. More powerful than a normal coconut tree, for sure, but still only as powerful as how hard it would hurt if a coconut fell from a coconut tree and hit you on the noggin. Pass.

Smoochum
As her name implies, this sexy Pokémon uses her lips to kiss… other Pokémon? I am not running a junior high over here. (News flash! I am running a Pokémon team.) We also have the same haircut, so she must go.

Geodude
There are a lot of Geodudes in Los Angeles, which is fitting, as most men in Los Angeles look like this.

Tangela
It would be way cooler if this Pokémon was named Angela, but I am no Professor. Instead, it’s a ball of tangled spaghetti with two meatball eyes. I am not planning a dinner party; this Poké is no good to me.

Mr. Mime
Apparently this mime’s greatest trick is getting us all to address him as “Mr.”

Trubbish
This Pokémon is literally a pile of trash. Hard pass.