Oh yeah, my main player. He's fantastic in every way and there's not much to him. Without further ado: Ditto
Let me get this to you:
Gen 1: horrible
Gen 2: horrible
Gen 3: horrible
Gen 4: horrible
The majority of Gen 5: horrible
I would like to nominate Ditto for one of the best Pokemon ever to exist throughout Pokemon history. With it's hidden ability, Imposter, released, it has become stunning. It is an absolute masterpiece of a Pokemon, and here's why:
Counters almost EVERY Mega Evolution
Choice Scarf lets it counter most sweepers
Imposter copies opponent's stat boosts like Dragon Dance and Quiver Dance
Transforms as soon as it comes out
Mega Evo occurs before switch outs, making copying Mega's an easy task
It's cute as hell
Locked into one move with only viable item
HP sucks so it's still rather frail when it transforms due to HP not changing
5 PP on every move via transformation
Literally, those are its only downfalls, 1 move choice and HP. Moves isn't too much of a problem because it's basically a 1 Pokemon counter and a semi sweeper, most likely not staying in for long. Otherwise, it is one of the best Pokemon of all time. It literally counters Pokemon like Cloyster, Dragonite, Salamence, and even Talonflame.
AND THIS THING IS NEVER USED
For the love of Arceus, folks! USE THIS THING! It's easy to raise, EV's other than HP are not needed, and there's no move pool needed! It's the lazy man's way of winning, and it is absolutely beautiful. Ditto is, without a doubt, my favorite Pokemon to use. I guess the only way to counter Ditto is to get something that can't kill itself easily and has good bulk and healing powers, say, Torterra or Chansey. Chansey and Blissey are Ditto's worst nightmares actually, because of no changed HP and healing on their end. Literally that's about it.
EVs: 252 Hp
Item: Choice Scarf
^^^^ literally that's it. That's all you have to do to kick ass. Amazing.
Next week: the first request I deemed worthy out of the 10 I got! This is a bat. You may ask, what is it? Golbat? No, I did that a long time ago. Noivern? What chu talkin' about that thing's gonna be Underused at the least. Probably Overused. That leaves one thing: the NU sweeper nobody ever sees coming. That's right, it's the cute piggy bat. Next week, we cover Swoobat.