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Top 5 Worst Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

Top 5 Worst Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

    Last Updated on May 25, 2023

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet sported some of the Worst Pokemon of all time. After playing the game, it’s safe to say that not all Pokémon were created equal by Arceus. 

In every generation of Pokémon video games, there have always been a few designs that leave us scratching our heads and wondering what the developer Game Freak was thinking. And this generation is no exception.

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Here are the top 5 worst Pokemon in the newest Pokemon game, Scarlet and Violet, that we just can’t seem to wrap our heads around.


Worst Pokemon Brambleghast

Let’s start with Brambleghast. In the past, we’ve had our fair share of inanimate objects Pokémon, and sometimes they work, and mostly they don’t. Brambleghast, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. 

While the design does try to give the tumbleweed a face that fits its overall theme. It ultimately fails to give the creature any real personality. It’s just a tumbleweed with a face that blinks and smiles at you, and that’s about it. No matter what you make it do, a tumbleweed is not a cool or cute Pokemon to have.


Worst Pokemon Shroodle

Next up is Shroodle, which feels like it doesn’t serve much of a point. Its evolution, Grafaiai, has a wonderful design, but it didn’t particularly need a pre-evolution. Shroodle barely resembles Grafaiai in the first place, they just have the same color. 

Shroodle is a pretty useless pre-evolution all around. It’s not terrible, but it’s not good enough to bother with. Some may find it cute, but a small mouse with a huge snout and buck teeth is a bad design.


Worst Pokemon Oinkologne

Then we have Oinkologne. Its pre-evolution, Lechonk, was a hit among fans, but its evolution dropped the ball. It takes a cute, lovable Pokémon and covers it in makeup. Giving it needlessly alluring eyes and ruining everything we loved about its pre-evolution.

It’s just like the nightmarish Jynx from Generation I, but way worse. It’s worse because it butchered the lovable Lechonk to pieces, figuratively. It just goes to show that if the first design is good enough, don’t add too much makeup.


Worst Pokemon Bellibolt

Coming in at number 2 is Bellibolt, which is probably the worst frog Pokémon we’ve seen so far. While it is a frog Pokemon, it does not resemble a frog at the very least. It also has the worst design for a frog Pokemon.

I mean, who would want a weird Electric Pokemon with a belly full of electricity? While I admit that it is kinda cute, it doesn’t match up to other frog Pokemon. I sure don’t want someone like that on my team, but maybe that’s just me. 


Worst Pokemon Gholdengo

Finally, we have Gholdengo. Its pre-evolution, Gimmighoul, was a brilliant Pokémon, but it destroys any goodwill it might have earned through its evolution.

To evolve this weird-looking Pokemon, you have to travel the entire region to collect 999 coins. It might have been worth it if the result was even remotely good. But it’s not.

Gholdengo is an incredibly ugly golden surfer mascot. To whoever designed this Pokemon and decided that you have to work hard to attain this, shame on you. I just hope that I can get the hours of finding the coins back.

While these Pokémon may not be the cream of the crop in terms of design, it’s important to remember that not every Pokémon can be a fan favorite. Every generation of Pokémon games has its duds, and Scarlet and Violet are no exception. 

Worst Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet: Final Thoughts

That being said, there are still plenty of great designs in the game. Game Freak has put a lot of effort into making this generation of Pokémon memorable.

All in all, while we may not love all of the Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet. We can still appreciate the hard work that went into creating them. It’s always a challenge to come up with new designs for every generation of Pokémon games

While not every design is going to be a winner, it’s the effort that counts. Here’s to hoping that there will be fewer Worst Pokémon designs in the future!

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Written By
Juan Cesar Torres

College student. Gamer since birth. Learned to read because of Pokémon. Dreams of buying a Nintendo Switch. Always looking for game recommendations (will play anything).


  • Gholdengo is not that ugly. It may have come from a 90s pop culture. It looks and acts like Fido Dido esp when doing the surfing animation. Ask your uncles and aunts about Fido Dido.

    • He doesn’t know the difference between ugly and bad designe so… 😂

  • Cool list, but was honestly expecting flamigo to be #1 worst. Cuz … It’s literally just a flamingo without the n. Because it looks like a flamingo, exactly like a flamingo.

    • Flamigo is not just a flamingo LOL. It’s simple, I admit it, but it’s also a animal-like birthday balloon and a flamingo, playing with the Spanish word AMIGO. Also his neck makes a knot so he can encourage its power. Makes sense. But it doesn’t makes itself a BAD design 💆🏻‍♂️
      The list is crap, too 🤣

  • Who wrote this? A 7-years kid? LMAO 🤣🤣🤣 you can’t even notice the difference between “UGLY” and bad design 💆🏻‍♂️💆🏻‍♂️💆🏻‍♂️
    Pokémon design IS SO MUCH MOOOORE than just “ugly” or pretty. YOU NEED TO LEARN MORE BEFORE WRITE THIS CRAPPY ARTICLES 🤣🤣🤣

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