Anime Underground 13 Anime Villains Choose Their Starting Pokemon  

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List Rules Vote up the Pokémon that best matches their trainer's nefarious personality.

What's an anime villain without an equally as fiendish sidekick to back them up when sh*t hits the fan? With an epic Pokemon by their side, these nefarious anime foes could pack an even more powerful punch, truly sculpting their already-powerful abilities into a fiendish hurricane. In an ultimate fusion of Pokemon and evil masterminds, the most diabolical anime villains choose their starting Pokemon and become the Team Rocket bosses of their own franchises! 

A crossover between these universes would open the portal of wreckage and sculpt some truly insane duos of deviants, causing all sorts of dynamic destruction and meticulous, murderous, malevolent mayhem along the way. Matched up with the perfect starting Pokemon, anime antagonists wield a newfound strategic onslaught against anyone who dares to thwart their goals.

Lending psychic abilities, brute strength, and DNA shape-shifting techniques, Pokemon prove to be outlandishly valuable assets to those seeking to properly harness their power – even if the intents of the trainers are encased in evil. Read on to discover which Pokemon your favorite anime antagonist has selected, and make sure to vote up the best teams. 

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Frieza Chooses Mewtwo


Freeza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 13 Anime Villains Choose Their Starting Pokemon
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As a powerful tyrant and once-emperor of the universe, Dragon Ball Z's formidable antagonist Frieza would only pick the most dominant Pokemon to be by his side in his conquests. Much like Frieza, Mewtwo is capable of commanding powerful armies and proves to be a true terror if provoked.

Frieza would not only see that the genetic Pokemon Mewtwo shares the same dominating goals, but their fighting styles involving psychic blasts and harnessed energy beams resonate so well that the two can learn a few moves from each other along the way.

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Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 13 Anime Villains Choose Their Starting Pokemon
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Harnessing the powers of a god of death drives Death Note's Light Yagami to become a serial killer, masking himself under the face of justice. The catch is that he needs to know the name and the face of his victims in order to send them to their demise.

Preferring a psychic Pokemon that can twist and read minds – forcing a foe into revealing their true identity –  Light would come to partner up with the teleporting, telekinetic mind-reader, Kadabra. This would make for a pairing that is truly unstoppable.

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Envy Chooses Zoroark


Envy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 13 Anime Villains Choose Their Starting Pokemon
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Fullmetal Alchemist's Envy is a heavy and quick shape-shifter with uncanny abilities in combat and agility. Along with the master of illusions, the Pokemon Zoroark, Envy would be an unstoppable force.

While Envy is able to transform its body into various forms, Zoroark is able to create the illusions of entire landscapes, which are indistinguishable from reality itself. Together, these two would be the ultimate visual facade.

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Medusa Gorgon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 13 Anime Villains Choose Their Starting Pokemon
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The wicked witch Medusa from the Soul Eater series might present herself as a caring and supportive nurse, but she's as cold-blooded and cruel as her serpent-like theme.

With the ability to cast incredibly vicious and advanced incantations that lull their opponents into misery through hallucinations and headaches, the Pokemon Mismagius would make a stellar match for the calculating witch. The two of them wield enough spell-casting power to eliminate everything that stands in their way.

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