We now come to the fifth generation's token misfit. Every generation has that single stage pokemon with below-average stats, a highly ordinary movepool and no outstanding gimmicks or surprise twists. This time, it's a humanoid cactus, but while we already have a pretty awesome grass/dark cactus from the third generation, I find Maractus equally as charming in its own way. It also serves to make Lilligant look even more boring, because it's similar in overall shape and principle except this is a thorny desert plant with spooky eyes and a hollow body that sounds like a maraca when it dances. In fact, of all the grass types that sort of look like people, I'm gonna say none are quite as cute as this thing.

Maractus is way too cute, and really deserved better.