Posted on Tuesday, 5 July
#5 - Wobbuffet
Possibly the most obvious troll in the history of Pokémon. Even his permanent expression of bafflement suggests he is a troll through and through. Wobbufet has a move pool in which you can create a Pokémon who is near uncounterable. Now throw in a cry that sounds like a Down’s syndrome sufferer falling out of a window and you have a perfect troll.
#4 - Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff never did anything of note in the Pokémon games. The animé was where she truly made her name as a world-class troll. Jigglypuff knows full well that her music puts people to sleep, yet she insists on reacting with fury whenever her audience begins to slumber. This fury is then followed up with Jigglypuff using her marker pen to vandalize the sleeping faces of her victims. Why does Jigglypuff carry around a marker pen? She knows people are going to fall asleep, and she loves it. Troll.
#3 - Snorlax
Snorlax has always displayed himself as fat, slow, and lazy, however Snorlax is just using these traits as excuses, excuses to lie in front of you, blocking progress in the game, until you find some strange, obscure flute. Why, of all the pixels in Kanto, does Snorlax pick the ones right in front of the paths to Fuschia City? He knows that’s where you’re going. He is trolling you.
#2 - Magikarp
Nintendo went out of their way to show Magikarp as a wholly useless Pokémon, and as a result, he is met with eternal ridicule. Magikarp is unable (or doesn’t want to?) learn TMs, something every other Pokémon can do with ease. After splashing around for 20 levels, Magikarp suddenly decides he’s had enough. He then evolves in Gyarados, a true hurricane of a Pokémon, and continues to destroy anything he can see. Magikarp had the strength all along, he just couldn’t be fucked. What a troll.
#1 - Electrode
And finally we have Nintendo’s No.1 troll of trollville; Electrode. Electrode’s sole purpose in life is to forcefully inflict destruction upon others, and he loves it. Electrodes will sit in the Power Plant and wait for an infinite amount of time, until you chance upon them and mistake them for a Poké Ball. Electrode’s very appearance is designed to fool and infuriate the player. He was born to troll. After engaging this ‘Poké Ball’ in battle, Electrode wastes no time in Exploding. Electrode actively pretends to be a helpful item, fights you, then explodes in your face, killing himself. And he does all this whilst wearing his trademark manic grin. That is dedication. Dedication to one’s art. Biggest. Troll. Ever.