There is only one pokemon I HATE and that is Mandibuzz.
Up until the release of Sun and Moon I was neutral about it, it was interesting being a vulture and a surprisingly tanky Pokemon but then I read some Pokedex entries.
Its Moon entry reads:
I figured okay that is interesting, I never thought of these species having a rivalry before but that is nothing new to Pokemon. Then I read more Pokedex entries.
Cubone’s Sun entry:
Marowak’s Moon entry:
Wow this is worse than any other species rivalry I have seen in Pokemon and it feels like Mandibuzz is a far more despicable species than most other predatory Pokemon. At least most other prey Pokemon have natural defenses, especially those like Durant and Seviper in species rivalry.
It deliberately seeks out orphaned Cubone, hearing its cries like a dinner bell and swooping down on the helpless infant. Then to add insult to injury it accessorizes its nest, itself and its young with the bones of the Cubone, including its mother’s skull and its bone club.
Mandibuzz has an unfair advantage, not only against the helpless Cubone, but against Marowak as well. Alolan Marowak are part ghost type which are weak to dark types and Cubone/normal Marowak are ground types which puts them at a severe disadvantage.
I can imagine many a Marowak has stood its ground to protect its young from this predator despite the odds and all too often has lost, giving its life. Which would explain why so many wild Cubones are orphans. Team Rocket has got nothing on this ugly bird.
Sorry to fans of this Pokemon but fuck you Mandibuzz, you are the only Pokemon I hate.