Of all the Pokemon I have ever viewed as favorites, the only ones that were any kind of popular were Dewott, Zoroark, and Chandelure. But as for my unpopular picks...
- One of my earliest favorites was Chimecho, an already weak and rare Pokemon that served as little more than a Pokedex filler. Its cuteness and rarity compelled me to catch that poor thing.
- My next one was Cryogonal, another Pokemon I wanted to catch due to its rarity. After my first White playthrough, I developed a genuine appreciation for it, due to its geometric design. It also proved quite viable with its limited-but-efficient support/stalling moveset.
- Next was Minior, one of the Pokemon I wanted to save during the Dexit era's peak. It was missing from the Switch (until New Snap, a few brief cameos in Detective Pikachu Returns and most likely the Indigo Disk, if the datamines are correct), so I was worried about its future. In fact, I used it as the namesake for my DeviantArt account, and I occasionally run Shell Smash strategies with my Minior in Monotypes.
- Finally, a lengthy screed about my remaining hidden gem: Furfrou, which I use in my Mono-Normal team.
It's pretty underrated as hell, seeing as how (as of now) its last appearance was Pokemon GO. (I caught a shiny Furfrou in GO and took him HOME out of a panic.) During the last year of Gen VIII, I hoped it would make it to the SV base game, but nope! It won't make it to the DLC! In fact, Furfrou has never appeared in any Switch game, not even spinoff games! (So much for my Furfrou at HOME.) I figured that if The Pokemon Company wants nothing to do with it, I'll try to save it. (And if that fails, I'll be pretty damn sure to avenge it.)