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'Best Pokemon Ever' March Madness - Round 2AB: Cascade/Thunder Bracket - vote thru 3/25 Noon EST
 
Welcome Pokemaniacs! You've all made it to the wonderful world of Round 2! We've had a rather impressive amount of individual votes and I sincerely appreciate the turnout. Lets take a look at the results from Round 1 which also will then inform us of who we're voting for in Round 2! Pack a set of Pokeballs because we're on our adventure!

Cascade Bracket

Now having seen all four brackets in Round 1, this was the most decisive from the start. It had the fewest close calls and the spread was pretty wide all around. An interesting fact about seeding is that the Water types were absolutely the most evident. It's the only type to appear more than ten times and it actually nearly reached twenty. Water Starters were specifically a hot commodity and yet Mewtwo quickly took the lead against Froakie. Squirtle did the same but to an even larger degree with only TriforceBun and I having the audacity to vote against it in support of Jigglypuff. Piplup, another Water-starter proved that this classification gives it an edge in the races. Chespin and Espeon were the closest match-ups for this bracket in Round 1 but still, the cute starter Pokemon won the hearts of the majority.

Bulbasaur continued the trend with a huge sweep against another Eevee-lution, Jolteon. I personally thought that Bulbasaur's final evolution, Venusaur, would have knocked it out of the park but instead he was cut down decisively by Scyther. In my personal biggest upset of the bracket, Dragonite only received half the votes of the great Legendary-bird, Ho-oh. Finally, the weirdness of Cofagrigus didn't persuade the voters to choose it over Totodile… yet another Water-starter. It's amazing that four Water-starters were randomly selected to be in the first bracket. Three of which made it through Round 1. It'll be interesting to see who makes it out alive and makes it to the Elite Four!


Thunder Bracket

Perhaps it makes total sense that the first matchup in the next bracket would be none other than Eevee and Blastoise. One is the base Pokemon for a few Pokemon from the Cascade Bracket and the other is the final evolution of the most popular seed in the whole thing, Squirtle. In the end, Blastoise quickly and clearly surfed over the competition. By a merely two-vote spread, Wartortle, the middle-evo Pokemon from the Squirtle-line, took the crown against the Legendary Electric-Pokemon, Zapdos. Wartortle and Blastoise go head to head now. If Blastoise takes out Wartortle, I worry it'll create a paradox. Haunter spooked his way past Cyndaquil. Clearly a starter Pokemon doesn't get as much love when it isn't the Water-type. Pikachu and Snorlax showcased a classic Pokemon battle. The yellow electric rodent was up against one of the most memorable story-based Pokemon encounters in the series… that big ol' Snorlax sitting in your way. In a surprise upset, Snorlax blocked Pikachu's advancement.

Snivy then got the 'not-a-Water-type' treatment after memorable moments from the anime helped push Meowth into a win. Mudkip, the cute little Water-starter, mud-slapped Lucario. I thought Lucario would have succeeded more but I suppose he simply is over saturated after Super Smash Bros. Then came the most hotly debated Pokemon discussion since 'Is Mew under that truck?'. Bidoof vs. Malamar… both were Pokemon who were long-shots to enter the competition and both were contested and loved by specific users of the site. This was also our very first TIE in the brackets. So, rather conflicted considering I hadn't decided how to handle ties, I noticed that three folks from the first bracket didn't vote in this second one. So I sent them a PM with only this specific matchup in mind. Best out of those three would edge the Pokemon over. This way the community still chose. In the end, two out of three votes went to the dark and evil Malamar! Ploot must be overjoyed. His campaigning for Malamar's justification would put most American politicians to shame. Finally, rounding out the Thunder Bracket, good ol' Greninja drowned out the Dugtrio competition. I suppose the influx of love from the Smash Bros. series helped here, though perhaps it was simply because Greninja is a cool evolution in a Water-starter line of Pokemon. I'm sensing a theme here…


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So thank you if you read through my overview but alas, the reason you're all really here! Enjoy the next brackets! We'll vote two-at a time for a while now to help speed this up. The poll will still be active for two full days plus however much time remains on a third day (the day I post the bracket). Thanks in advance for voting, and have fun! Enjoy your new match ups!

Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja

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 25th, 2016 at 11:59 AM EST. Gotta vote em' all!

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Posted: 03/23/16, 03:41:00  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/16, 03:41:36
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Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja
Posted: 03/23/16, 03:44:03
Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja

I think Smash Bros. has biased me on Mewtwo and Greninja.
Posted: 03/23/16, 03:45:12
Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja


Ughhhh. Blastoise is so cooooool. But so is Wartortle.

I hate this.
Posted: 03/23/16, 04:05:19
Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Mewtwo and Squirtle are easily some of the top Pokemon ever. I think though with my preference for Blastoise over Squirtle, I need to give my love to the first mysterious Pokemon of the Pokemon Universe. Chespin has always been one of my favorites and I have a particular affinity to Grass-starters I suppose more than the Water-starters that plagued the Cascade Bracket. Hence Bulbasaur also. Finally, Ho-oh is the coolest of the two main legendaries from Gold and Silver and it's way better than some little croc.

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja

Blastoise is way cooler and more powerful than Wartortle, but recently I've been appreciating the weirdo a bit more. Haunter still edges out the Totoro-looking Snorlax for being such a devilish-looking and rather powerful Ghost Pokemon. Unique indeed. Meowth is a charmer and also was quite useful in the recent Pokemon Shuffle. Mudkip just looks like a doofus. Lastly, the epic Malamar fought hard in the first round but I can't vote for it this time either. I find Greninja very cool. It has a great amiibo. Plus, in Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS, it's awesome how the announcer pronounces…. GreNINjaaaaaa.

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I know it's only four votes in but those who preferred Squirtle ended up voting for Wartortle later. Those who preferred Mewtwo ended up voting for Blastoise later. I wonder if this is a pattern...
Posted: 03/23/16, 04:07:56  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/16, 04:10:28
Hey, I actually know most of these!

Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja
Posted: 03/23/16, 04:09:51
DrFinkelstein said:
I know it's only four votes in but those who preferred Squirtle ended up voting for Wartortle later. Those who preferred Mewtwo ended up voting for Blastoise later. I wonder if this is a pattern...

And with Anand's vote, nope. Not a total pattern, lol. Fat chance of it anyway.

@Anand

Happy to see you join the voting ranks man!
Posted: 03/23/16, 04:11:29
Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja



Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
TURTLES

Piplup vs. Chespin
I like penguins and water starters, but Chespin's just such a cutie.

Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Tough call. Scyther's cool, but Bulbasaur's number 001.

Ho-oh vs. Totodile
Hilarious water starter versus that mysterious bird from episode 1 of the anime. Tough call, but I made it.

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
TURTLES NOOOOOO. I used to think Wartortle was kinda weird, but it's grown on me. Blastoise is too bomber to beat, though.

Haunter vs. Snorlax
HAUNT HAUNT HAUNT HAUNT!

Meowth vs. Mudkip
Ain't no Mudkips leading Team Rocket.

Malamar vs. Greninja
Greninja's grown on me since Smash, but Malamar.
Posted: 03/23/16, 04:15:37
@DrFinkelstein
Well,

1) I honestly don't know all of the Pokemon; and

2) I was super-AFK!

By the way, I played Ticket To Ride recently. Pretty fun!
Posted: 03/23/16, 04:49:11
Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja
Posted: 03/23/16, 05:14:25
Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja

Too many warter starters!

Scyther vs. Bulbasaur is a mean one, with two of my favorites duking it out. Gotta go with the mantis though, always.

Snorlax is very fat. I remember winning a 2-foot Snorlax plush at a crane game in Vegas and it rode in the van with our family on the way home. My sister kept calling him Snorfart.
Posted: 03/23/16, 05:19:13
TriforceBun said:


Snorlax is very fat.

I imagine this as Dexter saying it.

Snorlax is fat? You don't say? Where would we be without your insight Dex?
Posted: 03/23/16, 05:48:24


Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja
Malamar
Malamar
Malamar
Malamar
Malamar
Posted: 03/23/16, 08:55:23  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/16, 08:56:10
Poor Ho-oh. One of my faves! I guess it's unfortunate that it's a "legendary."

I never heard of Malamar, but Greninja is just stupid.

Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja
Posted: 03/23/16, 20:52:43  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/16, 20:53:15
Poor Ho-oh? Poor Scyther! I'm the only one that voted for him this time around!
Posted: 03/23/16, 21:08:58
@TriforceBun

False. Anand did too!
Posted: 03/23/16, 22:24:44
I can't tell what I've voted on and what I haven't... Sigh. 2AB?! What the what is that?

Mewtwo vs. Squirtle - Best Pokemon of all the Pokemon
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther (for T-bun)
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax - Second Best Pokemon
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja
Fletchling vs. Shadowlink - Third best Pokemon
Posted: 03/23/16, 22:51:02
J.K. Riki said:
Shadowlink - Third best Pokemon

I'm not a Pokemon.
Posted: 03/23/16, 22:59:16
'Preciate the Scyther votes, fellows! Although if he has to lose to something, he could do much worse than good old Bulbasaur.

@Shadowlink

Heheh.
Posted: 03/24/16, 00:04:24
Mewtwo vs. Squirtle
Piplup vs. Chespin
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther
Ho-oh vs. Totodile

Blastoise vs. Wartortle
Haunter vs. Snorlax
Meowth vs. Mudkip
Malamar vs. Greninja
Posted: 03/24/16, 01:07:04
Mewtwo vs. Squirtle - As previously stated, Mewtwo is a load. He's even got #2 in his name.
Piplup vs. Chespin - THE BIRDS
Bulbasaur vs. Scyther - Bun ordered me to vote this way, so I will. AND HE LOOKS LIKE A SPACE PIRATE
Ho-oh vs. Totodile - I'm not voting for Chespin's Dad

Blastoise vs. Wartortle - How the hell did THIS happen??
Haunter vs. Snorlax - I like Haunter, but Snorlax's flute mythology reminds me of the Dragon Warrior Golem.
Meowth vs. Mudkip - Meowth has a Mouth. And a Brooklyn accident. The worst.
Malamar vs. Greninja - MUST VOTE MALAMARRRRR
Posted: 03/24/16, 01:45:17
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