12 Ugliest Pokemon of All Time, Ranked

What matters is on the inside, right?

Amirul Annuar
Amirul Annuar
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Today, you can find all sorts of Pokemon out there. In terms of popularity, beautiful Pokemon, such as Florges or Gardevoir, are normally coveted by trainers due to their appearance and design.

Still, that’s not to say less attractive Pokemon don’t deserve some love. A few of them rival even the most powerful Pokemon when it comes to Pokemon battles.

With that in mind, let’s check out twelve of the ugliest Pokemon known throughout the entire Pokemon series to date.

1

Jynx

Region: Kanto
Category: Generation I
Type: Ice, Psychic

Jynxes are Ice-type Pokemon that bear an uncanny resemblance to people, making them slightly unnerving to trainers. Despite their purple skin and full lips, they actually have serene vocals, with some musicians using Jynxes for their musical performances.

Don’t be fooled by their looks, though; Jynxes are also armed with fearsome psychic abilities. This is how they normally defend themselves against foes, particularly those that attack their owners.

2

Bruxish

Region: Alola
Category: Generation VII
Type: Water, Psychic

The look says it all; Bruxishes are curious-looking Pokemon that have actual lips and eyelashes even though they mainly spend their lives underwater. Added by their sharp teeth and bright coloration, their design is a mismatch of so many opposing elements.

That being said, Bruxishes are commonly avoided by other predatory Pokemon due to their innate Psychic-type abilities, making them a deterrent for lifeguards to keep against even more dangerous Pokemon in the water, and is also one of the ugliest Pokemon out there.

3

Huntail

Region: Hoen
Category: Generation III
Type: Water

A Huntail is a rare evolution of Clamperl, one of the few deep-sea Pokemon found in Hoen. Primarily preying on crab Pokemon on the ocean floor, they can easily hide behind crevices or small caves, waiting for their victims to approach.

Pokemon researchers are still baffled as to why Clamperls evolve into a Huntail when traded with a Deep Sea Tooth. This is because the same pre-evolution Pokemon can also evolve into the alluring Gorebyss when holding a Deep Sea Scale instead.

4

Garbodor

Region: Unova
Category: Generation V
Type: Poison

Just like their Kanto ‘cousins’, Grimer and Muk, Garbodors are Pokemon that eat rubbish and live in dumps. Although they appear unsanitary, Garbodors help reduce wastes thrown away irresponsibly.

The Poison-type gym leader, Roxie, has one under her wing, using his poisonous attacks to debilitate opponents in battle.

5

Regidrago

Region: Galar
Category: Generation VIII
Type: Dragon

Regidrago is one of the legendary Pokemon created by the ancient Regigigas. He’s adept at using destructive Dragon-type moves, cementing his place amongst the scariest Regis in the world.

However, Regidrago’s design doesn’t match his impeccable reputation, despite being an elite mob for Pokemon UNITE junglers to challenge in specific in-game maps.

6

Diggersby

Region: Kalos
Category: Generation VI
Type: Normal, Ground

Bunnelbies are cute Pokemon, but the same can’t be said for their evolution, Diggersby. Although a huge help to construction workers due to their extraordinary tunneling abilities, a Diggersby’s face and demeanor seem to match those of a burly, middle-aged man.

This might be one of the instances where a pre-evolution stage is better for some trainers.

7

Probopass

Region: Sinnoh
Category: Generation IV
Type: Rock, Steel

Another post-evolution gone awry, a Probopass’s face appears to portray a Mexican man, complete with the mustache and hat! Even though they are significantly stronger than their lesser brethren – Nosepass – in terms of battle prowess, one can’t simply ignore the creepy humanoid resemblances that Probopass’s facial features give off.

8

Appletun

Region: Galar
Category: Generation VIII
Type: Grass, Dragon

On paper, Appletuns are incredibly unique Pokemon; a fusion between the Grass and Dragon type. Nevertheless, their finalized design falls short of expectations, especially when trainers expect a menacing-looking wyvern rivaling their other Dragon relatives, like the bat Pokemon, Noivern.

They are still viable for battling, though, particularly when Gigantamaxed for a short period.

9

Snubbull

Region: Johto
Category: Generation II
Type: Fairy

It’s almost a crime for someone to laugh at Snubbulls. The canine Pokemon were just born different, their facial expressions masking their friendly and approachable behavior.

It’s only when they evolve into Granbulls that their appearance makes more sense, akin to pit bulls. Nevertheless, Snubbulls do have fans around the Pokemon world, particularly dog lovers who value their character and pink color.

10

Impidimp

Region: Galar
Category: Generation VIII
Type: Dark, Fairy

Impidimps are naughty, mischievous Pokemon. As such, their small, childlike form suits them perfectly.

Impidimps feed on negative emotions and vibes, so they’re naturally inclined to cause trouble for people. If they were prettier and adorable, though, many individuals wouldn’t consider them a nuisance.

11

Weezing

Region: Kanto
Category: Generation I
Type: Poison

For a long time, Weezings were symbolic of villainous Pokemon, culpable by those owned by Team Rocket members, besides the snake Pokemon, Arbok. Nowadays, people understand that they’re merely misunderstood and fiercely loyal to their trainers.

Regardless, their overall figure still doesn’t qualify them for Pokemon beauty contests, any time soon.

12

Muk

Region: Kanto
Category: Generation I
Type: Poison

Muks are the classic, gooey Pokemon that some people find hideous, yet the most experienced trainers appreciate on their Pokemon teams. Ash Ketchum is one of those trainers, calling upon his Muk to defeat one of his earliest big-name opponents, Jeanette Fisher.

Able to eat almost anything, Muks are highly poisonous and dangerous to people. However, these also make them supremely handy for taking down tough foes or prey.

Conclusion

These are the twelve ugliest Pokemon you can find all over the Pokemon universe, both in the manga and anime. If you think you have other Pokemon in mind, make sure to share them in the comments section below to let us know!

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Amirul is a proud gamer, always busy writing articles, scripts, and guides when he’s not with family or connected in-game. He's written for multiple different sites, including DualShockers, PC Player Hub, Hewlett Packard, and EarlyGame. An avid gamer, his first 'real' batch of video games were Resident Evil, Prince of Persia, and StarCraft in 1998, played on his family's PC. Extremely friendly, chill, and laid back, Amirul will always look towards the positive side of things when the going gets tough.
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