The 25 Ugliest Pokémon: A Snarky Celebration of the Un-Aesthetic

The Pokémon world is full of majestic creatures, but let’s face it, not all of them are destined to grace the covers of fashion magazines.

Some Pokémon have faces (and bodies) only a mother could love. Here’s our authoritative yet cheeky guide to the 25 Pokémon whose designs are, shall we say, uniquely challenging.



Garbodor, known as the Trash Heap Pokémon, quite literally resembles a heap of garbage.

Although its design suits its Poison type, some fans find it difficult to look past the refuse and grime in its aesthetic. Think of it as a PSA for recycling that went terribly wrong.


With a big red nose and appendages that resemble a bushy mustache and a hat,

Probopass’s design is unconventional. The Compass Pokémon’s peculiar look often divides fans on its appeal. Imagine if Mr. Potato Head and a magnet had a baby that really loved cosplay.


Conkeldurr, the final evolution of Timburr, is known for its brute strength.

Its design emphasizes this aspect with a muscular frame, veiny arms, and two slabs of concrete that it carries around. Some find this design more grotesque than appealing, making it the guy at the gym who forgot leg day.


Muk, a Poison-type Pokémon, essentially appears as an animated pile of sludge.

While it fits thematically with its typing, its viscous and murky form doesn’t quite fit the conventional standards of beauty. It’s basically a cuddly oil spill, if oil spills could be cuddly.


With its signature pancake-like design, Stunfisk stands out for its eccentric appearance.

Its broad and seemingly permanent grin, combined with small eyes, often lands it in the “ugly” category among fans. Have you ever stepped on a pancake? That’s Stunfisk for you.


Gloom, a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon, is always shown drooling.

With its droopy, half-closed eyes and a generally languid demeanor, it might not charm fans at first glance. It’s the Pokémon version of a teenager in full-on angsty mode—droopy eyes, eternal frown, and all.


Essentially a large, living Poké Ball with a face,

Electrode’s minimalist design has often been described as uninspired or dull, landing it a spot on this list. It’s minimalistic to a fault, proving that sometimes less is just less.

Exeggutor (Alolan Form)

While Exeggutor usually looks like a palm tree with three coconut-like heads, its Alolan form features an exceptionally long neck, which some players find comical and less attractive.

It’s proof that evolution can have a sense of humor.

Gigantamax Eevee

Eevee, generally regarded as one of the cutest Pokémon, has its Gigantamax form met with less enthusiasm.

The form features an enormous head and a disproportionately small body, leading some fans to regard it as less charming. It’s like a bobblehead on steroids.


Diggersby, the Digging Pokémon, evolves from Bunnelby. This Ground and Normal-type Pokémon has shovel-like ears and a large round belly, aspects of its design which some players find unattractive.

If you’ve ever wondered what a bunny would look like if it let itself go, this is your answer.


Known for its vibrant colors, Bruxish, a Water and Psychic-type Pokémon, features large, sharp teeth and an overall design that some fans find less appealing despite its bright and distinctive coloration.

It’s like a tropical fish that decided to pursue a career in horror.


Oddish and Gloom, the previous forms of Vileplume, often get remarks for their cuteness.

However, Vileplume, with its massive rafflesia-like bloom overshadowing its small body, often does not receive the same level of affection. It’s the kind of floral arrangement you’d send to your worst enemy.


This Rock and Water Pokémon, evolving from Binacle, resembles a collection of barnacles.

The multiple faces and appendages of Barbaracle often get it classified under the “ugly” category. It’s what happens when barnacles get ambitious.


Gurdurr, much like its evolution Conkeldurr, is a muscle-bound Pokémon with veins prominently popping out.

It carries an I-beam girder, adding to its rough and ready appearance, which some players find unappealing. It’s the Pokémon equivalent of your gym’s resident bodybuilder.


A Rock-type Pokémon, Boldore, features a craggy, jagged design.

It is often seen as less appealing because of its asymmetrical design and its dull gray color. It looks like it lost a fight with a lawnmower.


Evolving from Palpitoad, Seismitoad is a Water/Ground Pokémon with a lumpy, warty design.

Its bulbous body and unique face design have made it less popular among fans. It’s the Pokémon that needs a good dermatologist.


This Fighting/Ice-type Pokémon evolves from Crabrawler. Its bulky body, covered in white fur, with a face hidden behind a mask-like feature, have often been received negatively.

It’s a crab auditioning for the role of abominable snowman.


A Ghost-type Pokémon, Cofagrigus resembles an eerie, ancient Egyptian coffin with ghostly hands.

Its spooky, somewhat off-putting design is not for everyone’s taste. It’s like a mummy decided to haunt your nightmares instead of a tomb.


Vanilluxe, the Snowstorm Pokémon, is an Ice-type Pokémon that evolves from Vanillish.

Its design, which mimics a two-headed ice cream cone complete with straws, has been received with mixed reviews, with some finding it too inorganic and outlandish. It’s more 31 flavors of weird than sweet treat.

Weezing (Galarian Form)

The Galarian Form of Weezing sports top hats that double as smokestacks, with smog beards and mustaches.

While it’s a creative take, some fans find this design to be too quirky, landing it a spot on this list. It’s attending a Victorian smog party and forgot to take its gas mask.


Gothitelle, the Astral Body Pokémon, is a Psychic-type Pokémon.

While its design is supposed to mimic gothic lolita fashion, some fans find its rigid, segmented look and somber color palette less appealing. It’s the Pokémon that got way too into gothic fashion.


Eelektross, the EleFish Pokémon, is an Electric-type Pokémon. Its design, which resembles an eel-like creature with a sucker-like mouth and tentacles, has been viewed by some as being a bit strange and unappealing.

It swam out of a Lovecraftian nightmare.


Vullaby, the Diapered Pokémon, is a Dark/Flying type that’s always seen wearing a skull as a diaper.

Some find the concept weird and off-putting, but hey, at least it’s resourceful! It’s the Pokémon world’s version of “edgy baby.”


Trubbish is the precursor to Garbodor and is just as aptly named. It’s a walking trash bag, which pretty much says it all.

It’s like someone tried to make a Pokémon out of their leftover takeout containers.


Magikarp is a flopping, derpy fish that’s practically useless until it evolves. Its design screams “underdog,” but its looks scream “I need help.” It’s the definition of “it’s what’s on the inside that counts.”

The Eye of the Pokemon Beholder…

Remember, in the realm of Pokémon, one trainer’s ugly duckling is another’s cherished companion.

Every Pokémon has its own unique strengths, and beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder.

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