The 15 best original Pokémon, ranked

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Pokémon is the highest-grossing media franchise of all time.  With spinoffs including movies, television, anime, trading cards, mobile games, music, and manga, it's not hard to see how Pokémon has become so popular.

The games first introduced one hundred fifty-one Pokémon that made gamers fall in love with the franchise.  There are fifteen of them original Pokémon, based on their influence, their popularity, and their designs over the past twenty-five years.

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15. Onix 

Onyx is a Rock and Ground-type Pokémon and number #095 in the original Pokédex.  Onyx is a large rock snake Pokémon whose silhouette is in the shape of a question mark.

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14. Staryu

The water type Pokémon Staryu is shaped like a starfish with a red gem in the center of its body.  If a Pokémon eats or destroys any of its five surrounding appendages, Staryu can regrow them as long as the gem remains intact.

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13. Slowpoke

One of the most memorable Pokémon of all time, Slowpoke represents most gamers because they've had a particularly long day.  Slowpokes can be unintentional and often take their time reacting to things.

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12. Psyduck

If Slowpoke represents gamers after a long day, then Sidekick is as great as it represents any gamer who has ever felt anxious.  Number #059 in the original Pokédex, Sidek is a water type Pokémon that looks like a duck and a platypus.

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11. Vaporeon

One of many evolutions from Eevee, Vaporeon is number #134 in the original Pokedex.  Vaporeon is a water-type evolution and is the most popular of Eevee's native evolutions.

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10. Ditto

One of the most useful Pokémon of all Pokémon games, Ditto ranks tenth on this list.  Numbered #132 in the original Pokédex, Ditto is a purple-y pink Pokémon with the unique ability to transform into other Pokémon.

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9. Jigglypuff

Jigglypuff is the ninth Pokémon on this list for a few different reasons.  In the original Pokedex, Jigglypuff was number #039 and was a normal type of Pokémon.  In generations from the sixth onwards, Jigglypuff was also a fairy-type.

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8. Mewtwo

Mewtwo is a legendary Pokémon that was created in a lab, cloned from the legendary Pokémon Mew, and numbered #150 in the original Pokédex.

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