To celebrate the release of Pokemon Legends Arceus, the team at Hackernoon discusses their favourite Pokemon and why! Spoilers it is definitely not Pikachu. Check them out below. This thread by Jack Boreham, Abeer, Sara Pinto, Jose Hernandez, Mónica Freitas, Marc Magrini, Blake Cram and Limarc Ambalina occurred in slogging's official #gaming channel, and has been edited for readability. Slogging Jack Boreham Jan 18, 2022, 1:06 PM With the new Pokemon Legends Arceus game on the horizon, it seems fitting to create a Pokemon Thread. List your favorite Pokemon and why! 🔥 1 Abeer Jan 18, 2022, 2:28 PM Without a doubt, for me, it’s Umbreon. It’s simultaneously cute and cool looking. It has a good enough moveset (for me at least) and being a Dark-type, it’s great against Psychic and Ghost types. ❤ 1 Sara Pinto Jan 18, 2022, 3:48 PM Jack Boreham I don't understand much about stats and all that, but I have a special place for Bulbasaur. I think it's so cute, I love its vines and its evolutions. Its episode in the anime was great, and I love him ever since ❤ 2 Jose Hernandez Jan 18, 2022, 11:14 PM I mean you can't go wrong with Squirtle ❤ 1 Jack Boreham Jan 19, 2022, 2:36 PM I love these. So much love for gen 1 and 2. My left-field answer: Dialga Jack Boreham Jan 19, 2022, 2:37 PM Jack Boreham Jan 20, 2022, 9:57 AM Limarc Ambalina Blake Cram Nicolas Ng ? Mónica Freitas Jan 20, 2022, 9:22 PM Jack Boreham, since Sara Pinto stole Bulbasaur from me, I'll have to go with Squirtle. Why? Do I even need to justify? Look at this cutie... 💚 1 Jack Boreham Jan 21, 2022, 4:40 PM Mónica Freitas Squirtle is one of my favs. My first ever Pokemon actually. The OG! 💚 1 Mónica Freitas Jan 24, 2022, 11:52 AM Jack Boreham, I'm surprised no one goes for Pikachu. Too mainstream? Jack Boreham Jan 24, 2022, 6:11 PM Mónica Freitas far too mainstream! No one wants to be part of the chu clan! 😂 1 Marc Magrini Jan 24, 2022, 9:35 PM I like a lot of Pokemon for a lot of different reasons, so it's hard to pick a favorite. But I'll give a special mention to both Grovyle and Dusknoir - if you've played Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, you know why! Blake Cram Jan 25, 2022, 12:58 AM Y'all have great taste. Umbreon and the Squirtle squad are by far my faves. Props to you Abeer, Jose Hernandez and Mónica Freitas. If I had to choose another, I always loved Vulpix and Ninetails. They aren't great statistically compared to powerhouse fire Pokémon like Arkanine, but I personally liked their aesthetic more. 💚 1 Blake Cram Jan 25, 2022, 12:59 AM Jack Boreham Speaking of Pokémon Arceus… are any of you picking that game up? Limarc Ambalina Jan 25, 2022, 6:21 AM Blake Cram I'm not huge on Pokemon but I preordered the Japanese exclusive limited edition Blake Cram Jan 26, 2022, 5:00 PM Limarc Ambalina interesting! What is it about Arceus that made you interested enough to preorder? Jack Boreham Jan 31, 2022, 2:10 PM Blake Cram I've got mine of preorder. I can't wait to play it; the reviews seem great and open-world Pokemon what's not to love. Have you? Limarc Ambalina Feb 1, 2022, 10:22 AM Blake Cram I’m a hardcore game collector and the Pokemon Legends Arceus Japan version comes with an art book and a limited edition pokemon card that only comes with the game. I’m hoping that’ll increase in value! But more importantly, this is supposed to be Pokemons take on Open World right? I figure this is part of gaming history I need to see. Blake Cram Feb 2, 2022, 1:45 AM Jack Boreham awesome. I was on the fence when the previews were coming out but I jumped on a digital copy last minute and am loving it. Even though it at times feels like I'm playing something on GameCube with the wonky graphics, it's the most fun I've had playing a Pokémon game in a very long time. I think there's a lot that could be better, which makes me hopeful they iterate on this formula because there to be more games in this style. need Blake Cram Feb 2, 2022, 1:47 AM Limarc Ambalina sounds like I needed the Japanese version 😂 I need to live in a cooler region.