James’ prize Pokémon suffers not only from having an idiot as a master, but also from it's primary ‘Poison’ move. Poison shoots from all angles of it's body, which very rarely effects opponents in battle. It should slowly kill them but instead does nothing except cause pollution. Maybe if Team Rocket got enough together they could destroy the Ozone layer and finally do something evil.
Putting in the only appearance for the Johto
must be proof that Nintendo must have been thinking a bit harder with the
sequels, but Wobuffet proves there is always one.
Misty’s loyal Pokémon is in her collection purely for comic relief. Why? Because this migraine ridden Pokémon is a klutz who’s stupid voice and constantly bumbling are meant to make the viewer laugh. It doesn’t.
This phallic pupa has only move – Harden. Yep, what a name for such a shape. Duelling Metapods can looking forward to hours of ‘hardening’ which translates as sharpening their defence. No attacks – that’s it. Although in the game Metapod can Tackle (an attack move) in the anime you only see it hardening and they glisten each time they do it. I wonder about the orders Ash gives sometimes.
Surely the only reason that this dreadful bass-like
creature was created was to teach the games player that not all Pokémon are good
and not to trust strangers. In the game you offered to buy him for a huge amount
of money, even though they are easy to catch by the use of fishing. James falls
for this in anime and you will feel the failure Team Rocket often do when you
try to use him in the game.