Hello, my dear PUCLonians, and a very happy Easter to all those of you who celebrate it! On this happy holiday that modernity has translated to bunnies and (chocolate, for me) eggs, I thad originally wanted to put together an Easter-themed team… only to belatedly realize that Game freak has yet to release a Mega Stone for my intended main bunny, Lopunny, in Sun and Moon. I suppose that article will have to wait until next Easter.
But I can always, of course, bring you a list! Game Freak can’t stop a list. And thus, without further ado, here are my Top 5 Most Easter-Themed Pokémon!
Number 5: Buneary
Here it is, the tiny version of the star of my impossible team. Buneary is, well, possibly the bunnyest Pokémon ever (no, the Diggersby line does not exist in my perfect world). It sits low in this top 5 because while it is fluffy and cute, it is most known for its final form’s Mega Evolution, and butt-kicking and ripped pantyhose do not strike me as particularly Easter-like.
Yeah, not unless your Easter Egg hunts are extremely competitive.
Oh, boy, that’s quite the thought, Whimsicott. Anyway, I went with shiny Buneary for the image because pink only makes everything even more Eastery! Don’t you agree?
Number 4: Azumarill
Azumarill is a bunny… shaped like an egg. Really, it could not be absent from this list. It’s a very cheery-looking Pokémon, too, so I can just imagine it running around a garden, helping kids as they look for Easter Eggs.
Aw, that’s cute.
Isn’t it? It could also extend the search to any ponds or pools or streams in the area, thus making it even more fun! And now that it’s a Fairy type, Azumarill is automatically 20% more appropriate to celebrate magical, joyous holidays. I do believe we need to move away from the bunny thing here, or this list will become terribly boring.
Number 3: Mareep
I’m not quite sure how popular sheep are as a symbol of Easter over there, but here, they’re everywhere. I sure do hope the tradition of eating lamb for Easter is not very wide-spread.
Exactly, my little fluffy sheep. Anyway, I do love the billions of colorful sheep plushes that litter stores around Easter (I alwaya have to keep myself from buying one), so Mareep is certainly a very Easter-y Pokémon to me. And yes, its shiny is pink, too, but I also like yellow as an Easter color, so I left Mareep as it was.
But why was I not your Easter sheep?
Because, my darling, you’re actually a little ram. Way less Eastery than a little lamb.
Number 2: Blissey
Of course, the OG Egg Pokémon had to make the list! I picked Blissey over Chansey because its fancy decorations and fluffy curls just make me feel like I’m immersed in an Easter cloud.
How come you think of Easter as fluffy?
I don’t know, honestly. Because of all the sheep and chicks? Because it’s in Spring? I’m not sure, I just do.
And yet, I’m not on the list. Sometimes I think you don’t love me enough.
Never, Whimsicott, never. Anyway, Blissey almost made it to number one, but there’s another Pokémon that, to me, embodies Easter even more…
Look: Togekiss is a dove that evolves from an Egg (and, if you squint, has bunny ears). It is colorful and loving and flies to peaceful places to bring its sweet blessings. Really, the only way Togekiss could be more appropriate as the Easter Pokémon would, be, I don’t know, to stick an olive branch in its mouth.
Yeah, that does sound more Easter-like than, say, using Prankster to Switcheroo all the Easter Eggs with rocks just as the kids find them.
Whimsicott! See, that’s why you’re not on the list. And while Togekiss is often used as another terrible annoyer in battles, well, that’s not its true nature, I don’t think. So yeah, Togekiss is my Easter Pokémon.
What do you think, PUCLonians? Are there other Pokémon you’d have picked to represent Easter? What is your favorite Easter tradition, and is there a Pokémon you could see celebrating that with you? Let me know in the comments, and have a very happy Easter, or just Sunday. And now excuse us, Whimsicott and I need to go stuff our faces with chocolate.
Until next time,
The Fluffiest Whimsicott