WeeaBro Derek Wants to Battle (Gen I Kanto Region Edition)

This is a spin-off to a conversation had in the “Anime World’s You’d Like to be a Part of”  podcast episode. In the Pokémon world, capturing wildlife and training it to fight for you is a normalized custom. I assume people also probably eat the Pokémon as well, but that’s another discussion. This is WeeaBroDerek’s elite team of six.

Weedle/Beedrill

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Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 – 147 190 – 284
Attack: 35
36 – 95 67 – 185
Defense: 30
31 – 90 58 – 174
Sp.Atk: 20
22 – 79 40 – 152
Sp.Def: 20
22 – 79 40 – 152
Speed: 50
49 – 112 94 – 218
Total: 195   Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon’s  Special  base stat in Generation I was 20.

Believe it or not, Weedle/Beedrill are actually my primary in most circumstances. I’m not really a bugcatcher in real life, but I do like the larval stage bug-type pokemon. From the very beginning of my days as a child Poketrainer, I’ve had this desire to train the world’s strongest Weedle. I always ended up evolving it into Kakukna then Beedrill for power and versatility purposes, but somewhere deep down in my heart still lies that dream of bringing Weedle to the top of the Pokémon world.

Beedrill

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 – 172 240 – 334
Attack: 80
76 – 145 148 – 284
Defense: 40
40 – 101 76 – 196
Sp.Atk: 45
45 – 106 85 – 207
Sp.Def: 80
76 – 145 148 – 284
Speed: 75
72 – 139 139 – 273
Total: 385   Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon’s  Special  base stat in Generation I was 45.

Onix

Onix

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35
95 – 142 180 – 274
Attack: 45
45 – 106 85 – 207
Defense: 160
148 – 233 292 – 460
Sp.Atk: 30
31 – 90 58 – 174
Sp.Def: 45
45 – 106 85 – 207
Speed: 70
67 – 134 130 – 262
Total: 385   Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon’s  Special  base stat in Generation I was 30.

The giant rock snake that is Onix seems to be a fan-favorite, and rightfully so. It’s also surprisingly weak, though, if you take away the physical defense, and by the time you pass level 30, most Pokémon are hitting with attacks other than normal, physical ones. It doesn’t make Onix any less cool, but it does make it less effective as you climb the ladder of trainers and vie for a spot in the Elite Four.


Ninetails

Nincetails

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 73
133 – 180 256 – 350
Attack: 76
72 – 140 141 – 276
Defense: 75
72 – 139 139 – 273
Sp.Atk: 81
77 – 146 150 – 287
Sp.Def: 100
94 – 167 184 – 328
Speed: 100
94 – 167 184 – 328
Total: 505   Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon’s  Special  base stat in Generation I was 100.

Ninetales is undoubtedly one of the most elegant Pokémon. I was never a fan of the heavy-hitting fire-types like Charizard, or Arcanine, or Moltres. Ninetails means of attack can be far more sophisticated and control-oriented, like using Confuse Ray and Fire Spin to immobilize your opponent. It’s the only Gen I fire-type I can think of at the moment that has the confuse ray ability.

The infuriating attrition-type method of attack is very much befitting of my style (death by binding, poison, burn, confusion, etc.).


Hitmonchan

Hitmonchan

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 – 157 210 – 304
Attack: 105
99 – 172 193 – 339
Defense: 79
75 – 144 146 – 282
Sp.Atk: 35
36 – 95 67 – 185
Sp.Def: 110
103 – 178 202 – 350
Speed: 76
72 – 140 141 – 276
Total: 455   Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon’s  Special  base stat in Generation I was 35

Hitmonchan is unique in style and rarity, but also in that it can learn all of the different elemental-type punches, yet has incredibly weak Special Attack. It’s an ironically unfortunate build of attributes—pretty much a case of having the ability to do a diverse array of things, but not really specialize or be effective in any of them. Still, Hitmonchan puts hella work in at the gym, and that kind of dedication to the game inspires me.


Dodrio

Dodrio

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 – 167 230 – 324
Attack: 110
103 – 178 202 – 350
Defense: 70
67 – 134 130 – 262
Sp.Atk: 60
58 – 123 112 – 240
Sp.Def: 60
58 – 123 112 – 240
Speed: 100
94 – 167 184 – 328
Total: 460   Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon’s  Special  base stat in Generation I was 60.

There’s something super legit about a wingless bird type that can still fly. This outstanding feat of athleticism, alone, is merit enough to warrant a place on team. Another cool thing about Dodrio is that each head has its own working brain and personality (sorrow, anger, joy), yet they all can all coordinate to collect and share information with one another, practically functioning as one mind.

There’s also something uncomfortably relatable about having sorrow, joy, and anger constantly vying for control of one body. Same goes for Dodrio’s intellect and subsequent tendency to over-think things.


Electrode

electrode

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 – 167 230 – 324
Attack: 50
49 – 112 94 – 218
Defense: 70
67 – 134 130 – 262
Sp.Atk: 80
76 – 145 148 – 284
Sp.Def: 80
76 – 145 148 – 284
Speed: 140
130 – 211 256 – 416
Total: 480   Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon’s  Special  base stat in Generation I was 80.

Everybody loves Pikachu… Every loves Jolteon, and most will tell you that Electabuzz, Zapdos and Raichu are pretty cool too. Last on just about everybody’s list of favorite electric types, even below Magnemite and Magneton, are the volatile Voltorb and Electrode. Super underrated. Super underappreciated.


Honorable mentions:

Koffing/Weezing

Pinsir

Caterpie/Butterfree

Tauros

If Derek were a themed trainer, he’d be Bugcatcher Derek.

Beedrill, Butterfree, Venemoth, Pinsir, Scyther, Paras

 

Maybe one of these days I’ll do a Gen II version. I don’t acknowledge much beyond Gen III.

All information and images obtained from Bulbapedia.

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