5 Pokemon You Would Love To Keep As Pets

By Michael On 10 Apr, 2014 At 03:23 PM | Categorized As Articles | With 1 Comment

5 Pokemon You Would Love To Keep As Pets

Real Pikachu

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When I was a child – which coincidentally was during the height of the Pokemon phenomenon- I would often fantasize about keeping Pokemon as pets. I know it is lame and childish – but hey – I was 8 years old and having a wild imagine is a perk of spring time youth. Back in those days – Pikachu was all the rage – and by a large margin was the most popular Pocket Monster – certainly the most wanted Poke Pet. However, the years have passed since Generation One – with Pikachu no longer in the minds of the mass– so it is about time that I put my brain to use – and to fantasize about the important things in life – answer serious questions – such as imagining which Pokemon you would love to keep as pets.

So here are 5 Pokemon you would love to keep as pets. And no… I will not be selecting Pikachu – because it is too cliché and it is almost a given that we all want one.


arcanine pet

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If dogs are man’s best friends – then Arcanine is the best of best of Friends. Arcanine is a fierce Pokemon sporting a magnificent mane and a mesmerizing orange pelt with black stripes. With such majesticism – it comes as no surprise that Arcanine is considered a legendary Pokemon – despite being abundant in the Pokemon world. Apart from its beauty, Arcanine has utilities that make it the perfect pet for any household. Arcanine’s justice heart and its undying conviction to do good is a valuable asset to protect your family and home. With a formidable Arcanine guarding your backyard– I’d seriously doubt any Drongo will be tempted to rob you – unless they are packing a sneaky Greninja.


mareep pet

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Mareep is an obvious choice considering my Ozzy heritage. With Lamb so entrenched into the Australian culture – Mareep is a Pokemon that I could not overlook.  Mareep is an adorable Pokemon – with a face that can melt the coldest hearts and comfortable fluffy that would cure the worst case of insomnia. Mareep would be the perfect companion for youngin’s and adults alike. Just imagine, it is a cold winter night –dark and freezing – Mareep would be the ideal pet to sleep with – the electricity of the tail can light your way through the black if you need to chuck a tingle, and the wool would make a perfect blanket to keep you warm. Plus, you can make a few bucks on the side when you sell that beautiful.



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I’ve always wanted to train a dragon, therefore having a Dragon poke pet is the best solution. If I were to choose one dragon Pokemon – then it would definitely be Dragonite. Dragonite is the perfect middle ground for a Dragon pet – it does not have the intimidating look of Salamence, or the obscurity of Goodra and it isn’t weak like Altaria. Best of all Dragonite has amazing utility as a pet. Who needs Cars when you have a super fast Dragonite? No need to pay for expensive yearly services! No more dear Petrol! Plus, you are helping the planet by using a green form of transport. Furthermore, Dragonite is one of the most powerful Pokemon – regularly tiering at OU in competitive play. I’ve always dreamed of owning one myself – having one by my side will make me the coolest kid in the playground.



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I did not forget about the pet aficionados. Furfrou existence is to satisfy individuals who love to style animals up and show them off with a large smug smile on their face. If you are an individual that prefers looks over utility then – Furfrou is the go to Pokemon. Furfrou has versatile fur – able to cut, style and color in any manner you see fit. Once done, take that proud piece of art for a walk and flaunt it to your envious neighbors.



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If you are lazy bum – like yours truly – then a low maintenance pet like Lumineon might be right up your alley. Keep this glamorous Pokemon in a fish tank and watch it glide through the water – make Lumineon the centerpiece of your living area. I assume caring for a Lumineon isn’t demanding  – it would be like goldfishes – feed it regularly and clean the tank when needed – that’s it! Right?


Of course, there are many notable Pokemon I could name. For example, Pikachu, Delcatty, Granbull, Sylveon, Evee, Florges, etc… Whatever you consider worthy to be your beloved friend could make a perfect pet- except for Muk and Garbodor – unless you like a garbage and foul stenches.


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About - Michael is the proud owner and Editor-in-Chief of Mii-gamer.com! He has a Bachelors Degree with First Class Honors ( try to guess his Degree), and has been writing about video games for many years. His favorite Nintendo franchises include the Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon. When Michael is not playing video games – he is usually outdoors riding kangaroo’s, playing cricket or sleeping (or doing all three at the same time).