Today's topic is 20 truly beautiful flower Pokémon. Pokémons come in many forms. The soft yet strong Dragonite, the powerful and intelligent Metagross, and the swift and agile Crobat – Pokémon has it all. And of course, there is the supposedly beautiful and elegant flower Pokémons.
In reality, there are only around 9-10 Pokémon that can be called “flower Pokémon”. Those Pokémon that you might think of as flower Pokémon may not actually be one of them.
So, when creating the list, I first picked all of the Pokémon that have “flower” on their species' name, regardless of whether it's shaped like a flower or how ugly it might be. And for the rest of the list, I chose the Pokémons that look like flowers even if they are not real flower Pokémons.
With that being said, let's start with number 20:
Surprised? Well, it is arguably an ugly flower Pokémon, but the rules are rules. So, that is why it's at the bottom of the list while the good-looking ones grace the top.
But in spite of looking ugly, Bellsprout has established itself as one of the most powerful Pokémons in the series. Remember that one Bellsprout who beat Pikachu and Bulbasaur into a pulp? Yep, Bellsprout is a total beast. Still, it does not look really good as a flower. So, let us just move on to the next one.
Now we are onto something. Again, not the best-looking flower like Pokémon, but Ivysaur at least resembles a flower more than the previous entry. Its back looks pretty similar to the Rafflesia flower, a parasitic flowering plant that lives somewhere in South East Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Ivysaur itself has quite a lot of appearances in the anime. Characters like May and Shauna have Ivysaurs. And studio OLM depicts Ivysaur rather well, showing off its power and its cuteness at the same time. In the manga, Ivysaur has arguably a more notable role, being one of Red's main Pokémon, and even evolving into Venusaur.
Ivysaur's evolution also managed to get into the list. While Ivysaur resembles the Rafflesia flower, Venusaur carries a literal Rafflesia Arnoldi, a bigger, stinkier version of the flower, on its back. Does it make Venusaur more beautiful than its pre-evolution? Possibly. I mean it looks more like a flower despite looking more dangerous.
In the game, Venusaur is arguably one of the best starters in first-generation Red and Blue. Its type makes the player able to go through the game more easily than the other 2. Sadly, its popularity has not skyrocketed like in the case of Blastoise and Charizard. But those who know how useful Venusaur is can definitely appreciate its existence.
Compared to Venusaur, this one is a literal Rafflesia Arnoldi. The Japanese name of Vileplume itself is “Ruffresia.” In terms of aesthetic appeal, however, Vileplume is subjectively not as good-looking as other Pokémon that managed to get into the list.
But still, Vileplume is generally not hated because of how it looks. On the contrary, it receives quite a good amount of love from the fans. Vileplume itself has made appearances since the earliest days of the Pokémon game, so a lot of the fans shared a lot of memories with this flower Pokémon.
At first glance, Lurantis does not look like a flower at all so it might make you wonder why it ranks higher than Ivysaur and Venusaur. But it belongs to the flower sickle Pokémon species. Lurantis is also based on orchid flowers.
Being first introduced in the 7th generation, most fans perhaps do not have many memories surrounding Lurantis. Perhaps one of the most memorable ones is the Totem Lurantis that appeared in the game and the anime Sun and Moon and created havoc for the players. Apart from that, let us hope Gamefreak or OLM will let Lurantis make more appearances.
Some of the newer fans might not know what this Pokémon is, but all OG fans from the 2nd generation will gladly explain to you everything you need to know about Skiploom.
The pre-evolution of Jumpluff is known as the Cottonweed Pokémon. It floats in the air so that it can absorb as much sunlight as possible, which is why one of its abilities is chlorophyll. Skiploom also can detect the change in temperature in the air. Some trainers use this Pokémon as a thermometer.
This Flowering Pokémon is a pre-evolution form of Eldegoss. In Japanese translation, however, its species was called “Flower Decoration Pokémon”. Gossifleur can travel via air and is able to heal sickness with its pollen. This is especially effective for children.
At this point I ran out of something to say about Gossifleur. But it comes to no surprise since it was just introduced a year ago from Pokémon Sword and Shield. So who knows, perhaps the developer will have something to do with Gossifleur. It could be in the game, manga, anime, whatever. Perhaps, since the anime is currently airing, it is possible for Gossifleur to finally play a major role.
The final form of the Hoppip evolution line. Fun fact, Jumpluff has the lightest weight among all other final evolution, only weighing 3 kilogram. Which is reasonable since it is literally based on a dandelion. With that weight Jumpluff can easily float in the sky and move from one place to another.
And with that being said, it is honestly difficult to maintain a conversation about Jumpluff and other windflowers, since it is not as popular as other flower Pokémon. In the game, Jumpluff itself does not thrive that much. Still, aesthetic wise Jumpluff certainly does not look bad, and I personally do not think fans will disagree.
I must tell you from now on, it is more difficult to decide which flower Pokémon is more beautiful than the other. Everyone has its unique traits and its own beauty, making the selection process harder than ever. Putting Eldegoss here is no different.
Based on windflowers like dandelions (duh), Eldegoss' origin name might actually refer to edelweiss flower, which makes sense since its legs are pretty similar with it. Again, with Eldegoss being introduced in the very latest generation, there is not much to talk about it. It is one of the few Galar Pokémon who made it into Pokémon Unite. And it is quite a good one (I have not played it so I wrote it based on opinions from the internet).
This (spoiler: alongside with its evolution lineages) is one from two fairy type Pokémon in the list. But it does not really matter, since Flabebe is called “Single Flower Pokémon” by the Japanese translation. Moreover, it is perhaps our first truly beautiful flower Pokémon in the list. If only there were not any other more beautiful flower Pokémon, Flabebe could be placed higher.
Flabebe itself, despite having only one major appearance, fans will always remember it since it was with Bonnie. The cuteness from that episode might cause fans to have diabetes. It also appeared as a cameo in other episodes, still brimming with cuteness.
Sunflora is a literal walking sunflower that lives in the Pokémon world. Because of its legs, there are memes showing a haunting portrayal of Sunflora, saying something like this Pokémon might kill you because of its shape. But there is no way Sunflora is going to do so. Perhaps.
Sunflora is mostly remembered from the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. It has a role of being somewhat the eldest sister of the exploration team, saying “oh my gosh” on almost everything. That adds an extra flavor of comedy because it is unnecessarily funny. She is also portrayed as a reliable adventurer, something that other Sunflora will be envious of.
This Blossom Pokémon could be ranked higher if the sunshine form is its normal form. Even though its name is rather close to “cherry”, Cherrim actually resembles a cherry blossom, a type of flower that blooms in Japan. New piece of information for those who thought that this Pokémon is a giant cherry or something.
Like many other flower Pokémon, Cherrim does not have much screen time in either anime or manga. It does however have many cameos throughout the series. Some of the cameos also showed Cherrim in its sunshine form, something that the fans most likely love to see and will never get bored out of.
Fans theorize that its name is a combination of 3 types of flowers: Rose, Azalea, and Camellia. If that is not flowery enough, then I do not know what is. Behind that small stature, it turns out Roselia contains a toxic inside her head. No wonder its other type is poison.
Its major appearance was of course from that one episode of the anime where it is used as the main Pokémon of Drew, who became May's rival. A smart choice from Drew since Roselia is only known for its beauty, and nothing else (fans from the competitive play know what I am talking about).
Have you seen a Hawaiian tradition where a guest from a far is given a bunch of flower necklaces called “Lei”? That is Comfey right there, the Flower Picker Pokémon based on the Japanese translation. And also the 2nd fairy type in the list. And is it beautiful? Most definitely.
Even better when you can enjoy Comfey's appearance in the anime. It is Nurse Joy's replacement for Chansey in Alola Region. Brock also had one when he came to this Hawaiian based region. According to the lore, Comfey can produce a soothing aroma. We cannot smell it yes, but by seeing Comfey would probably do the same.
Do you think I am going to skip this hedgehog like Pokémon? Of course not! Despite being categorized as a “Gratitude Pokémon”, Shaymin is well-known to resemble flowers (even though it does not really look like one) . Shaymin itself lives in flower meadows, collects flowers, and will migrate to places where flowers exist.
Since its introduction in the 4th generation, Shaymin has been a fan favorite. It has its own movie, and as a mythical Pokémon, it also has its event in the game. Combined with its cute form, and its playful nature as we have seen in the movie, there is no reason whatsoever to dislike Shaymin.
This tiny “Single Bloom (or flower, in Japanese translation) Pokémon” is arguably one of the cutest flower Pokémon in the list. Sadly the term beauty does not really fit into it. Regardless, Floette still deserves its place at number 5.
Players from 6th generation Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will remember the story of AZ, an old king who wandered around to look for his Floette. It turns out it left AZ because he used life energy from other Pokémon after AZ tried to revive Floette from death. AZ eventually redeemed himself, and was able to meet Floette once more time. A beautiful piece of story that made us love Floette even more.
The counterpart of Vileplume the Flower Pokémon. Subjectively, Bellossom is arguably better in terms of aesthetic. Interestingly, both of them are based on Rafflesia flowers. While Vileplume is adapted from Rafflesia Arnoldi, Bellossom is based on Rafflesia Keithii, a tinier version of Rafflesia flowers. It also has a Hawaiian background on its design, since it looks similar to a Hula dancer.
Bellossom appeared in the game as Erika's Pokémon in Johto series, replacing her Vileplume from the Kanto series. Sadly, most fans think Bellossom is easier to defeat rather than its counterpart. But it does not really matter, because Vileplume itself cannot defeat Bellossom in terms of beauty.
A generation 5 Pokémon that falls into a “Flowering Pokémon” just like Gossifleur. If you read Lilligant's description, everything about it resembles beauty. Its petals, aroma, and even its oil made from the flower petals. Nothing is a waste if we are talking about Liligant.
Except the part where it does not get that much exposure in the series. It has some episodes or chapters when it played a major role, but compared to the other 2 flower Pokémon above it, Liligant just fell short in that aspect. We can only hope that Lilligant can show it true potential, just like how people in Pokémon world describe its beauty.
Florges is beautiful. Most fans will agree with it. But is this Garden Pokémon (that got questioned by fans on how it is not a grass type) more beautiful than Lilligant? It is debatable. Whether it is more beautiful or not, it really depends on your taste. But there is one thing that Florges does have while Lilligant does not: screen time.
The anime Florges is actually a villain despite having a good reason behind it. It even teamed up once with Team Rocket. This Florges is responsible for Sliggoo's evolution into a Goodra, which for some fans is far more memorable than being sick and needing some medicine.
Of all flower Pokémon in the list, this one is arguably the most beautiful. Coincidentally, it is also based on arguably the most popular flower worldwide, a Rose. And what makes it even better, Roserade's beauty can also be utilized for its own benefits and in battle. Its beauty is not only for a show.
Players from Pokémon Diamond, Pokémon Pearl, and Pokémon Platinum still remember how Cynthia wrecked their team. Roserade was included on her team and caused a good amount of problems for those who have not been prepared. It was also in Gardenia's team, and even more difficult to beat considering how limited the option of fire-type Pokémon early in the game. Roserade is not only beautiful but also a strong Pokémon that should not be underestimated.