Every Tree Pokemon RANKED #TeamTrees

Every Tree Pokemon RANKED #TeamTrees


– Greetings, Pokefans. Michael here, and welcome
to the third installment of my “Ranking Every
Blank Pokemon” series. The first two were
ranking every fish Pokemon and ranking every bird Pokemon, but today instead of ranking
a category of animal, I will be ranking a
category of plant, those being tree Pokemon. This video will not cover
just all grass-type Pokemon because not all
plants are trees. Side note, they definitely
should’ve called grass type “plant type”
because that is what it is. Google defines a tree as
a woody perennial plant, typically having a
single stem or trunk growing to a considerable
height and bearing lateral branches at some
distance from the ground. So a tree Pokemon for the
purposes of this video is a Pokemon that is
at least somewhat based on a part of a tree that
is specific to a tree. So, for example, Seedot
is a tree Pokemon because it’s an
acorn, and acorns are oak tree seeds specifically. Meanwhile Leafeon is not
a tree Pokemon because while it has leaves,
and trees have leaves, leaves are not
specific to trees. Lots of plants have them. I’m trying to make
sure I got all of them, but if I missed
any, I apologize. Also, just a reminder in case you didn’t see the last two, this ranking is based
entirely on my own opinion, nothing to do with
battle strength unless the battle strength
of the Pokemon affected my opinion of it. But now that I’ve covered that, let’s dive into my ranking
of every tree Pokemon. Number 28 is Xurkitree,
which is a tree Pokemon because while it is not a plant, it’s partially based on
artificial Christmas trees and has tree in its name, so
I figured it should count. I hate Xurkitree. I understand that
ultra-beasts are supposed to be weird, but
Xurkitree is so weird that it no longer
looks like a Pokemon. It looks like a bundle
of wires that can move. It has no face or emotions,
it’s just an ugly object. Number 27 is Quilladin. Quilladin and its
entire evolutionary line are tree Pokemon
because they are partially based on chestnuts,
which grow on trees. I have never liked Quilladin. I think it is a massive letdown from its very cute
pre-evolution. It looks excessively
derpy, has an ugly nose unlike its other two forms, and is simply just not
a good-looking Pokemon. Number 26 is Simisage,
which is a tree Pokemon because Bulbapedia says it’s
based on a monkey and a tree. What kind of tree specifically? I don’t know, but it’s there, and that’s good enough for me. I have covered them
in many videos, but I will say again
that the Unova monkeys are some of the worst
Pokemon ever created. I will admit that
Simisage is the least bad of the three, but I still
consider it pretty bad. Its hairstyle just
looks ridiculous. Number 25 is Exeggcute,
and this is a Pokemon that I have railed
on for many years for being dumb because
it’s just a pile of eggs, so you may be wondering
why I included it here. Well, that’s because
so many people consider Exeggcute to be seeds. Some even consider
them to be coconuts, specifically because how
they hang on Exeggutor just like coconuts
hang on palm trees. So, to please the masses, I
decided to include it here even though I still think
it’s just a dumb pile of eggs. As for my opinion on it,
I don’t like Exeggcute because it’s just a
dumb pile of eggs. There’s not a whole
lot to this one. I would eat it, though. Number 24 is Cherrim,
which is based on cherries and cherry blossoms,
which occur on trees. I do not think Cherrim is an
ugly Pokemon by any means. Its sunny form is
actually decently cute. I just don’t like
it very much because its whole gimmick is
excessive and useless. I talked about it in more detail in my video about useless
Pokemon abilities, but the power boost Cherrim
gets in the sunlight doesn’t help it that much. Its gimmick pretty
much only harms it, and I just think that’s dumb. Number 23 is Bonsly, which
is based on petrified wood, much of which is
fossilized trees. Also, it is mimicking a
tree, more specifically the bonsai tree,
which is very tiny, but it is still a tree. I discussed this
in my recent video about awful beta
Pokemon, but I don’t like most baby Pokemon
because they’re simply extra Dex entries that
are necessary to get as opposed to a
new, stronger form that makes a Pokemon better. For me to like a baby
Pokemon, it has to be extremely cute, and
Bonsly is not cute enough for me to feel that way. Also, chasing it down in
Pokemon XD was really annoying. Number 22 is Nuzleaf,
which is a tree Pokemon because Seedot is. As I said at the
beginning of the video, Seedot is based on
acorns, which are seeds specific to a type of tree. Bulbapedia says that Nuzleaf
is also based on an acorn, so therefore that counts
it as a tree Pokemon too. I don’t like Nuzleaf very much. I don’t hate it, but I
certainly don’t find it particularly good-looking. The long pointy
nose makes it look too much like Pinocchio,
and also it has nipples. They’re not nearly
as bad as Miltank’s, but they’re still kinda weird. Number 21 is Exeggutor,
and I hopefully don’t need to explain
why Exeggutor counts as a tree Pokemon
because of all the ones we’ve discussed so far,
this is the most obvious. I do not hate Exeggutor,
but I feel as if it just looks a little goofy. It’s a short and stubby
tree with strange heads on it and a pair of legs. It is certainly unique,
but it ends up being a bit too odd for my taste. Number 20 is Tsareena,
which is, along with the other members of
its evolutionary line, based on mangosteens
which are tropical fruits that grow on, you
guessed it, trees. I think Tsareena is
an alright Pokemon. I think it’s pretty
well-designed, but my only criticism
is that it feels like it looks a bit too human. I’ve never been
super into Pokemon that looked too much like
a person wearing clothes, which has made my recent
experiences playing the Digimon Story Cyber
Sleuth game on the Switch very weird because there
are a lot of Digimon that are, they’re just people. Number 19 is Sudowoodo,
which is a tree Pokemon for the same reason
that Bonsly is. It’s a fake tree,
but that still counts as a tree to me. I think Sudowoodo
is a solid Pokemon that has a unique and
clever design premise. My only gripe with it is
that such a famous Pokemon that is almost a
secondary mascot of Generation Two is so weak. It’s a fully evolved
Pokemon with base stat total of only 410, which
is simply poor. I’d like Sudowoodo a lot more
if using one was practical. Number 18 is Chesnaught
because of its chestnut-designed inspiration. Remember, same thing
with Quilladin. I think Chesnaught is solid and is certainly
better-looking than Quilladin, however I do not
like its color scheme and would actually probably
like it more as a Pokemon if its regular coloring
was its shiny coloring and vice-versa. Additionally, while I
don’t think it looks bad, I feel like it
could’ve been designed with a cooler
armored appearance. Number 17 is Snover, another
very obvious tree Pokemon. I like Snover because I
like its design concept. An ice/grass-type Pokemon
based on snow-covered evergreen trees
is really creative and perfect for the
wintry region of Sinnoh. Number 16 is Pansage,
which is a tree Pokemon for the same reason
that Simisage is. Bulbapedia says so. Also it’s got a little
tree on its head. This one’s actually
closer in my opinion. I still don’t like the
concept of having three virtually identical Pokemon
just with different types, but I must admit that Pansage, along with Pansear and
Panpour, are pretty cute. Number 15 is Steenee,
which is a tree Pokemon for the same reason
that Tsareena is. I’m pretty neutral to Steenee. I’ve never used it, so I’ve
never gotten the chance to get attached to it, but
I do think it’s pretty cute. Number 14 is Alolan
Exeggutor, another extremely obvious tree Pokemon. I like this Pokemon
not for its design but for its design concept. Alolan Exeggutor looks
goofy, so it’s never gonna be one of my all-time favorites. However, many consider it the
mascot of regional variants, a concept that I
absolutely adore. Therefore I end up
kind of liking it because it represents
that concept. Plus I think the idea
of making a stubby tree become a tall palm
tree for the region based on Hawaii is
absolutely brilliant. Also I became a meme,
and that’s always gonna make me like a
Pokemon a bit more. Number 13 is Cherubi,
which is a tree Pokemon for the same reason as Cherrim. Cherries grow on trees. I think Cherubi is very cute, but that’s really the
only opinion I have on it. It has a small presence
in the Sinnoh games and no presence anywhere else, so I think it’s kind of
impossible for anyone to get a strong attachment
to this Pokemon. But, like I said,
it’s very cute. Number 12 is Phantump, which
is a haunted tree stump, hence its name being a
combination of the words “phantom” and “stump”. I think Phantump is quite
cute, but what I really like about it is its excellent shiny. It’s one of the
best Gen 6 shinies. Number 11 is Abomasnow. I already like
Snover’s design concept of being an evergreen
tree covered in snow, so combining that with an
abominable snowman/yeti is something that I
find extremely clever. Plus, it’s kinda cool-looking. Also, I got a buttload
of shiny Abomasnow from the Ultra wormhole which
was annoying at the time, but looking back on
it, it’s pretty funny. Alright, we’re gonna get
back-to-back shinies. Number 9! Back-to-back shinies, fam. The forest continues to grow. Number 10 is Bounsweet. Again, I already talked
about Steenee and Tsareena. You know. Bounsweet is very cute. It’s a little fruit with a face. That is impossible to dislike. Number 9 is Shiftry, and this
entry is kind of a weird one because it doesn’t
seem to be based on any specific type of plant. It’s based on the
Tengu, a Japanese Yokai known for playing cruel
tricks, wielding leaf fans, having long noses and
flowing white hair, and wearing single-toothed
wooden clogs. So yeah, I just basically
described Shiftry exactly. So I wasn’t sure whether
Shiftry should count as a tree Pokemon or not because the only plant part of its
design is the leaf fans and as I said at the
beginning of the video, leaves are not
specific to trees. However, I decided
that Shiftry should count as a tree Pokemon
for two reasons. The first is that I counted
both Seedot and Nuzleaf as tree Pokemon, so since
Shiftry keeps the same brown skin, that could
be an homage to acorns or maybe tree bark, I think
that it should count here. The second reason is that
it has “tree” in its name. It’s spelled t-r-y
instead of t-r-e-e, but that’s simply because
it’s a combination of “shifty” and “tree”. As for my thoughts on Shiftry, I think it’s pretty cool. It’s one of the more
menacing-looking Pokemon out there, which I think is
perfect for its dark typing. I only wish it was stronger. Number 8 is Trevenant,
which, unlike the last entry, does not require any
justification as to why it is a tree Pokemon. At least, I hope it doesn’t. I think Trevenant
is really cool, but the main reason I
like it as much as I do is its shiny. Like with Phantump, I think
Trevenant’s shiny is fantastic. Plus I used one a lot when
doing SOS hunts in Gen 7, so it grew on me there as well. Ha-ha. It’s a tree Pokemon. And it grew on me. Number 7 is Seedot. I’ve always thought
Seedot was extremely cute, like ever since I was
playing Pokemon Ruby, my first Pokemon game
ever, and saw its picture in the guidebook. Like, it’s just a
cute little acorn with raccoon eyes. That’s adorable. Number 6 is Chespin,
which, again, chestnuts, they grow on trees, you know. I liked Chespin the
instant it was revealed. I think it is the best
base-form Gen 6 starter because it’s so cute and
has so much personality. If its evolutions were
better, I would’ve chosen it over Froakie. Number 5 is Sawsbuck. If you’re not sure
this is a tree Pokemon, just look at its summer
and autumn forms. Those make it very obvious. Sawsbuck is a very
good-looking Pokemon. Like, it’s just
so well-designed. Plus the design
concept of its form dramatically changing
depending on the season is super-clever. It’s a very great Pokemon. Side note: Deerling is
not in this video because, while it changes color
depending on the seasons, like tree leaves do,
that is an activity, I guess you could
call it an activity that is not specific to trees. There are plenty
of plants out there that change colors in the
Fall that are not trees. So because there’s nothing
about Deerling’s design that is specific to a tree,
it doesn’t have a tree growing out of its head,
well, it doesn’t count as a tree Pokemon. Number 4 is Xerneas,
which is a tree Pokemon because when it’s asleep,
it is a literal tree. I’ve loved Xerneas ever
since it was introduced. I think it’s
fantastically designed and such an aesthetically
pleasing Pokemon. I love the rainbow glowing
horns, and prior to the release of Alolan Ninetales, Xerneas
was my favorite fairy type. It was super-fun to use
on my team in X Version. Number 3 is Tropius, which
is based on the banana tree, a tree that is actually
not a tree and is actually the world’s largest herb. Wait, what? You mean that I got all the
way to the end of this script before finally discovering
that a banana tree isn’t a tree, and therefore
Tropius is not a tree Pokemon? You know what? No. I love Tropius, I
wanna talk about it. Its wings, they are
generic palm tree leaves. That’s what they are now,
Tropius is a tree Pokemon, I’m gonna talk about it. As I just said, I love Tropius. The Apatosaurus has been
my favorite dinosaur ever since I was a
kid, and since Tropius looks just like one while
also being able to fly, of course I’m gonna love it. I only wish it was stronger. Number 2 is Torterra, which
is obviously a tree Pokemon ’cause it’s got a whole
honkin’ tree on its back. Torterra was my first
starter in my first-ever playthrough of
the Sinnoh region, and I’ve been attached
to it ever since. I tend to like reptile
Pokemon, so it being a turtle is very cool, and I love
the design concept of it having an ecosystem on its back like the world turtles or
lion turtles or folklore. It’s just such a solid,
cool, and creative Pokemon. Also Turtwig and Grotle
are not on this list because twigs are not
specific to trees, and bushes are not trees. And finally, number
1 is Sceptile, which
is a tree Pokemon because according to Bulbapedia,
the appearance of its tail and the orbs on its back
cause it to bear a resemblance to yew trees. Y-e-w trees, not you trees. Just, they’re a type of tree. Meanwhile, Treecko and
Grovyle are not tree Pokemon because the plant aspects of
them are not specific to trees. Grovyle has leaves on his body, but I’ve already
talked about those, and Treecko doesn’t
even appear to have any plants on its body at all. Yes, it has “tree” in
its name, but that’s not because it is a tree, that’s
because it lives in trees. Also the two of them are
at least partially based on leaf-tailed geckos, which
are geckos that look like plants and live in trees but
are not trees themselves. They are geckos. As for why Sceptile is number 1, if you’ve been around
my channel for a while, you already know that Sceptile
is my favorite Pokemon of all time. It was the first Pokemon I
ever used in a Pokemon game, I love lizards, and it’s
just so stinkin’ cool. So that wraps up my ranking
of every tree Pokemon, but before you go, I want to
explain why I made a video about tree Pokemon specifically. You may have already
heard that Mister Beast and Mark Roper started a
fundraiser with the goal of planting 20 million trees
by 2020 in an effort to combat climate change
and send a strong signal to our governments that our
generation cares about this. They’ve partnered with
the Arbor Day Foundation, the most reputable tree-planting
nonprofit out there, and they’ve set up a fundraiser where for every $1 donated,
1 tree will be planted. $100,000 is 100,000 trees. $5 is 5 trees. Like, that’s awesome. It’s been amazing to see
how the YouTube community has mobilized so far. As of filming this
video, they’re already over halfway to 20 million, but I wanted to do
my part as well. I’ve already made a personal
donation, and you should too. Either head to TeamTrees.org
or click the blue donate button that you should see near
the video, either under it or next to it. If you donate through
the YouTube platform, not only will YouTube cover
all of the transaction fees, but they’re also matching up
to $1 million of donations done through the platform. It doesn’t matter how
much you can donate, any amount that you can
spare is helping our planet, which is important, because
in reality, real-world trees are a lot more important than fictional Pokemon trees. Thanks so much for watching,
and an extra-special thanks to my patrons who
are helping support me and the channel. If you want to support
me and the channel and also get some cool
perks in exchange, the link to do so is in
the description below, but plant some trees first. Alright, that’s
all I have for now. So until next time, be fans. Gotta catch them all!

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