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'Best Pokemon Ever' March Madness - Round 1A: Cascade Bracket - vote thru 3/11
 
Good Day or Good Eve to all you Negative Worlders and Wanderers! Today begins a valiant journey through time as we look back at various Pokemon from the vast Pokemon franchise. We'll use non-scientific polling to fill our Pokedexes with selections for each bracket and the total votes will determine which Pokemon moves forward! Only one will be crowned, The Best Pokemon Ever!


These brackets are usually very interesting and provide some good dialogue about the subject matter. I hope you all have fun talking about Pokemon and debating their strengths and weaknesses. Each poll will last roughly two days. This seemed to work just fine last time but if you anyone feels three is needed, share that thought so I may consider it. With as many rounds as there are, it's important to keep things moving!

A note about selection: The selection process took place over a handful of days via the special Negative World's 'Best Pokemon Ever' March Madness: Initial Seeding: Help Wanted thread last week. Many users submitted anywhere from 30-50 submissions (and a few went well beyond that). The Pokemon with the most votes made the cut with the exception of a select few 'curve balls'. (You think those Pokeballs can be thrown around corners?) Then that final list (in order of Pokedex number) was placed inside a Randomizing List Generator. It was randomized once and then placed on the bracket.


First up is the Cascade Bracket, named for the Cascade Badge earned from the spunky Misty of the Kanto Region. This first set of Pokemon finds a vast mix of Pokemon. You've got some legendaries, some starters, some fan favorites, and even some 'left-field' candidates. Who will you choose? (Be sure to tell us why in the comments along with your votes!)

Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile

Vote for the Pokemon that you think should win the matchup. Please vote on every matchup.
Please cast your votes in the following format, bolding the Pokemon that you choose to advance:

Pidgey vs. Raticate
Sandslash vs. Dratini

Polls are open until Friday, March 11th, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Gotta vote em' all!

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Posted: 03/10/16, 05:52:55  - Edited by 
 on: 03/12/16, 06:57:05
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Yes! LET THE TOURNAMENT BEGIN



Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplip vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Joleton vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile






Mewtwo vs. Froakie
The original legendary badass. And he's fun in Smash.

Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Turtles! Jiggly's great too, though.

Piplip vs. Ludicolo
I like Ludicolo in concept and name, but Piplup is a water-type, starter, and penguin, all things geared to appeal to me.

Chespin vs. Espeon
I was happy to get more Eevee family, but I'm not big on psychic types overall. (Plus I was an Umbreon fan, myself.) And Chespin's cute with its little hat. Reminds me of Louise Belcher!

Joleton vs. Bulbasaur
Tough call, I like that Jolteon had Pin Missile, one of the few bug-type moves worth even half a damn in gen 1. But Bulbasaur's a classic.

Scyther vs. Venusaur
Can't vote for two members of the Bulbasaur family! Plus, Scyther's one of the few bug types that wasn't also poison in gen 1.

Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Really tough call. I like Dragonite, but Ho-oh is special because it was in the very first Pokemon anime episode, years before Ho-oh would appear in the games. That was a huge deal!

Cofagrigus vs. Totodile
Cofagrigus looks interesting, but Totodile is a spastic Donald Duck soundalike on the anime, so I can't not vote for that.
Posted: 03/10/16, 06:18:08  - Edited by 
 on: 03/10/16, 16:58:00
Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplip vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Joleton vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile


Hrmm. That lined up nicely.
Posted: 03/10/16, 06:29:41
Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile

I really like Mewtwo, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Ho-oh, and I'm not super fond of their competition (though I do enjoy using Jigglypuff in Smash every now and then, I'm generally a fan of the Eeveelutions, and I like Chespin's final evolution), so those were easy votes for me.

While I like Piplup, I more went with it because I'm not a fan of Ludicolo at all. It's so strange to me that he went from being a lilypad to some sort of duck/aquatic pineapple for his second evolution.

I don't have a strong attachment to Totodile outside of it being a starter, but I quite like Cofagrigus's design.

Scyther vs. Venusaur was the hardest match up for me, but in the end I think I do like the ugly final evolution of Bulbasaur a little bit better than the cool-looking but useless (to me, anyway) Scyther.
Posted: 03/10/16, 06:37:16
Mewtwo vs. Froakie
I love Froakie, but Mewtwo is Mewtwo!

Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
I LOVE Jigglypuff. Why did you do this to me?!

Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Hmm... I seem to be sticking with starters. Ludicolo is pretty funny though.

Chespin vs. Espeon
Starters again! I am a fan of most of Eevee's evolutions, and Espeon is a strong one... But starters have a grip on me!

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur is the only answer.

Scyther vs. Venusaur
Sigh. Once again, I love Scyther, but Venusaur is Venusaur.

Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Dragonite is a round, friendly Charizard. Dragonite is in my top five.

Cofagrigus vs. Totodile
I can still hear Totodile's awesome voice from the anime. Good times!
Posted: 03/10/16, 06:48:07  - Edited by 
 on: 03/10/16, 06:48:49
Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile

This is so fun!!
Posted: 03/10/16, 07:49:21
Great job putting this together, Fink!

Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Pokemon don't get much cooler than Mewtwo.

Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Squirtle is such a lovable, iconic Pokemon. I also really enjoy playing as Squirtle in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Ludicolo is an imaginative Pokemon, but I gotta go with the cute penguin here.

Chespin vs. Espeon
Chespin is awesome. I just like the idea of a chestnut-inspired Pokemon.

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
The original three starters are hard to beat!

Scyther vs. Venusaur
Like Mewtwo, I think Scyther is one of the coolest Pokemon among the original 151.

Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Ho-oh is such an awe-inspiring Pokemon. Its first appearance in the anime was quite memorable!

Cofagrigus vs. Totodile
I love how playful and mischievous Totodile looks.
Posted: 03/10/16, 11:09:32
Nice job on the bracket! I hope it didn't take too long to make.

Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile
Posted: 03/10/16, 17:48:53
Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile

Some good ones here. Had to go with Jiggs after Smash Bros and BitF. Scyther's my all-time favorite, which is too bad because I really like Venusaur. I like Jolteon too, but Bulbasaur is my favorite starter. Cofagrigus has a hard-to-prounounce name, but he looks neat, and Espeon is my favorite Psychic-type.
Posted: 03/10/16, 18:03:23
I might as well throw my two cents in here now.

Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile

Now for thoughts...

Mewtwo is a clear winner in the first match up for me. He's quite the badass and he was one of the ultimate prizes back when Red and Blue released. Froakie is cute but that's not enough.

Jigglypuff has won me over because of Super Smash Bros. Plus it's got its own song! Squirtle was the most voted Pokemon in the initial seeding so it'll be interesting to see how it fares going forward.

I have always thought that Ludicolo was awesome and funky. Piplup is boring in comparison.

Chespin is adorable. He was my starter in that series and I never let him evolve throughout the whole game. I had someone breed me another so I could see the later evolutions. Espeon is a fine Pokémon but the Eevee line has better representation elsewhere.

Bulbasaur was my first Pokémon and he always makes me happy. Again, Jolteon is neat but he's no Bulbasaur.

Scyther vs. Venusaur was tough but the praying-mantis-like Pokémon won me over after thinking hard.

Dragonite is my all time favorite Pokémon, the big doofus. I'll vote for him every time probably... all the way to victory!

Confagrigus is a Pokémon I still can't properly pronounce but hell, it's a unique one. I'm not huge on non-animal Pokémon really but he's so different. Totodile is not my favorite water starter but unfortunately I didn't vote for my favorite of those anyway up above.

@Octorockin

Thanks Peter! It was fun.

@Hero_Of_Hyrule

I had to work on it in a few spurts but once I had all 64 Pokemon sprites saved with thorough file names, it went pretty smoothly. The hard part is over and the fun now begins. Thanks for the kind words.

@NinSage

Glad your enjoying it Joe!
Posted: 03/10/16, 20:24:52
Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile

Froakie because I hate Mewtwo. Friggin' cheating scum genetically engineered monster.
Squirtle because Squirtle is the best Pokemon.
Piplup because water starter.
Chespin because cute.

Jolteon because love Jolteon.
Scyther because someone else here loves Scyther so much.
Dragonite because dragons.
Totodile because water starter.

Posted: 03/10/16, 21:47:25  - Edited by 
 on: 03/10/16, 21:48:39
J.K. Riki said:

Scyther because someone else here loves Scyther so much.

Hey-oooo!
Posted: 03/10/16, 21:54:24
10 people voted in less than 24 hours, can we double that by the end of tomorrow? Tell your friends!
Posted: 03/10/16, 22:10:03  - Edited by 
 on: 03/10/16, 22:10:28
Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile
Posted: 03/10/16, 23:18:38
Mewtwo vs. Froakie
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff
Piplup vs. Ludicolo
Chespin vs. Espeon

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur
Scyther vs. Venusaur
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile
Posted: 03/11/16, 00:23:19
Mewtwo vs. Froakie - I always thought Mewtwo was a load
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff - Squirtle, obvs
Piplup vs. Ludicolo - Cultural appropriation at its most offensive; startling imagery
Chespin vs. Espeon - Birds are for the birds

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur - Starter - FINISHER
Scyther vs. Venusaur - He's like a Space Pirate
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh - He looks like Puff the Magic Dragon
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile - Totes
Posted: 03/11/16, 01:48:08
Mewtwo vs. Froakie - I love me some water starters, and Mewtwo is overrated
Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff - I love me some water starters...especially Squirtle who was my first ever Pokemon
Piplup vs. Ludicolo - ...I love me some water starters...although Ludicolo is pretty cool
Chespin vs. Espeon - I don't really love me some grass starters, but I like Chespin more than Espeon

Jolteon vs. Bulbasaur - See! I really don't love me some grass starters! (Plus Jolteon is one of the best Eeveelutions
Scyther vs. Venusaur - Except for when they evolve...then they get pretty cool
Dragonite vs. Ho-oh - Can we count Ho-oh as a starter because it was one of the first Pokemon we saw? Let's count it...
Cofagrigus vs. Totodile - Yes...I really do love me some water starters
Posted: 03/11/16, 03:39:00
Posted: 03/11/16, 04:09:35
@Mr_Mustache
B-but Chespin isn't a bird!
Posted: 03/11/16, 04:26:10
@Shadowlink
When Mewtwo is a water starter, then I will vote for him.
Posted: 03/11/16, 05:41:20
Pokefreak911 said:
@Shadowlink
When Mewtwo is a water starter, then I will vote for him.

Ha ha, that is awesome.

I still wouldn't, but it's awesome.

@Shadowlink

I don't want to hear it, you Ash-murdering psychopath.

Posted: 03/11/16, 05:55:26
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