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14th Apr '17 2:37:38 PM DoctorFlygon
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** There are plenty of rare but almost useless {{Mons}}: Tangela and Lickitung were this in the first generation, and subsequent games followed in their footsteps with such duds as Qwilfish and Dunsparce. However, Chimecho takes the cake here: In its [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire debut games]], it was located in a small area of a story location well off the beaten path, only had a 1% chance of appearing there, has a catch rate lower than some [[OlympusMons Legendary Pokémon]], and was not used by any trainer in the game, so [[GuideDangIt you couldn't use the Pokedex to find it]]. If you somehow got lucky enough to find and catch it, you learned that it's one of the weakest Psychic-types ever introduced, with mediocre stats and a terrible movepool.

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** There are plenty of rare but almost useless {{Mons}}: {{Mons}} without much going for them in-battle: Tangela and Lickitung were this in the first generation, and subsequent games followed in their footsteps with such duds as Qwilfish and Dunsparce. However, Chimecho takes the cake here: In its [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire debut games]], it was located in a small area of a story location well off the beaten path, only had a 1% chance of appearing there, has a catch rate lower than some [[OlympusMons Legendary Pokémon]], and was not used by any trainer in the game, so [[GuideDangIt you couldn't use the Pokedex to find it]]. If you somehow got lucky enough to find and catch it, you learned that it's one of the weakest Psychic-types ever introduced, with mediocre stats and a terrible movepool.



*** Played completely straight with Bonsly, which provides only one extra move to its evolution; Fake Tears[[note]]Lowers the Special Defense stat of the opponent two stages[[/note]]. Sudowoodo has one of the lowest base stats in Special Attack of any evolved Pokémon, and in the generation of Bonsly's introduction has access to a whopping FOUR moves that are based on the special attack stat.



** There have also been [[InvertedTrope inversions too]]. The most notable case is Tentacruel, the fully-evolved version of the jellyfish Pokémon annoying players with their commonness on sea routes since Generation I, appealing to competitive players due to its high Speed, high Special Defense, the ability to shrug off certain field hazards while laying its own, and its Poison-type only becoming more useful because the newly-introduced [[FairFolk Fairy-type]] Pokémon are weak to it. Another is Bronzong, whose basic form, Bronzor, were extremely common in caves from [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Generation IV]] and onwards, due it its MightyGlacier stats and matching defensive types, at least until [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Generation VI]] when two of the Steel-type resistances (Dark and Ghost) were removed.

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** There have also been [[InvertedTrope inversions too]]. The most notable case is Tentacruel, Crobat, the fully-evolved version of the infamously frequent Zubat, an extremely fast monster which can hit fairly hard, learns some good status moves, and comes with the ''very'' defensively strong Poison/Flying-type combination - Following its final stage's introduction in Gen II, Zubat becomes a very solid party member due to Crobat's mere existence, and its poor starting movepool in most games is offset by usually being able to find the family without difficulty throughout the game. A similar example, and possibly the oldest, is Tentacruel, the evolution of the jellyfish Pokémon annoying players with their commonness on sea routes since Generation I, appealing which appeals to competitive players due to its high Speed, high Special Defense, the ability to shrug off certain field hazards while laying its own, and its Poison-type only becoming more useful because the newly-introduced [[FairFolk Fairy-type]] Pokémon are weak to it. Another is Bronzong, whose basic form, Bronzor, were extremely common in caves from [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Generation IV]] and onwards, due it its MightyGlacier stats and matching defensive types, at least until [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Generation VI]] when two of the Steel-type resistances (Dark and Ghost) were removed.
10th Apr '17 9:15:01 PM Prinzenick
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** The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Competition Cartridge'' is one of the rarest video games ever released (only 2,500 copies are known to exist) and commands thousands of dollars to buy. With that in mind, the game itself is a completely unremarkable authorized romhack of the first Donkey King Country, only with the save option, multiplayer and animal tokens DummiedOut, and being impossible to complete since the [[UnwinnableByMistake game crashes]] if you complete ''Croctopus Chase'', as the game was solely designed to be used in a Blockbuster high score competition with other players, and has a five minute time limit slapped onto it that can't be turned off. The very rare ''Star Fox Super Weekend'' and ''Nintendo World Championship'' cartridges fall into similar problems.
** The infamous video game adaptation of ''The Guy Game'' is impossible to find, and for ''very'' good reason, since the precense of an underage minor in a pornographic game[[note]]This was not an intentional move on the developers part--one of the actresses, who was 17, lied about her age to get a gig in the games filmed segments. They didnt find out about her charade until after the game was released, and since the filmed segments with her were intertwined into the game, it was impossible to remove her footage without remaking the game from scratch, forcing them to recall the game and take the losses themselves[[/note]] makes it ''illegal'' to sell or own it.

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** The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Competition Cartridge'' is one of the rarest video games ever released (only 2,500 copies are known to exist) and commands thousands of dollars to buy. With that in mind, the game itself is a completely unremarkable authorized romhack of the first Donkey King Country, only with the save option, multiplayer and animal tokens DummiedOut, and being impossible to complete since the [[UnwinnableByMistake [[{{Unwinnable}} game crashes]] if you complete ''Croctopus Chase'', as the game was solely designed to be used in a Blockbuster high score competition with other players, and has a five minute time limit slapped onto it that can't be turned off. The very rare ''Star Fox Super Weekend'' and ''Nintendo World Championship'' cartridges fall into similar problems.
** The infamous video game adaptation of ''The Guy Game'' was panned by critics (most notably Creator/{{Seanbaby}} in an issue of EGM) and is impossible to find, and for a ''very'' good reason, since the precense of an underage minor in a pornographic game[[note]]This was not an intentional move on the developers part--one of the actresses, who was 17, lied about her age to get a gig in the games filmed segments. They didnt find out about her charade until after the game was released, and since the filmed segments with her were intertwined into the game, it was impossible to remove her footage without remaking the game from scratch, forcing them to recall the game and take the losses themselves[[/note]] makes it ''illegal'' to sell or own it.
10th Apr '17 9:13:05 PM Prinzenick
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10th Apr '17 9:08:33 PM Prinzenick
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** The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Competition Cartridge'' is one of the rarest video games ever released (only 2,500 copies are known to exist) and commands thousands of dollars to buy. With that in mind, the game itself is a completely unremarkable authorized romhack of the first Donkey King Country, only with the save option, multiplayer and animal tokens DummiedOut, and being impossible to complete since the [[UnwinnableByMistake game crashes]] if you complete ''Croctopus Chase'', as the game was solely designed to be used in a Blockbuster high score competition with other players, and has a five minute time limit slapped onto it that can't be turned off.
** The infamous video game adaptation of ''The Guy Game'' is impossible to find, and for ''very'' good reason, since the pretense of an underage minor in a pornographic game[[note]]This was not an intentional move on the developers part--one of the actresses, who was 17, lied about her age to get a gig in the games filmed segments. They didnt find out about her charade until after the game was released, and since the filmed segments with her were intertwined into the game, it was impossible to remove her footage without remaking the game from scratch, forcing them to recall the game and take the losses themselves[[/note]] makes it ''illegal'' to sell or own it.

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** The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Competition Cartridge'' is one of the rarest video games ever released (only 2,500 copies are known to exist) and commands thousands of dollars to buy. With that in mind, the game itself is a completely unremarkable authorized romhack of the first Donkey King Country, only with the save option, multiplayer and animal tokens DummiedOut, and being impossible to complete since the [[UnwinnableByMistake game crashes]] if you complete ''Croctopus Chase'', as the game was solely designed to be used in a Blockbuster high score competition with other players, and has a five minute time limit slapped onto it that can't be turned off.
off. The very rare ''Star Fox Super Weekend'' and ''Nintendo World Championship'' cartridges fall into similar problems.
** The infamous video game adaptation of ''The Guy Game'' is impossible to find, and for ''very'' good reason, since the pretense precense of an underage minor in a pornographic game[[note]]This was not an intentional move on the developers part--one of the actresses, who was 17, lied about her age to get a gig in the games filmed segments. They didnt find out about her charade until after the game was released, and since the filmed segments with her were intertwined into the game, it was impossible to remove her footage without remaking the game from scratch, forcing them to recall the game and take the losses themselves[[/note]] makes it ''illegal'' to sell or own it.
10th Apr '17 9:06:18 PM Prinzenick
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** The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Competition Cartridge'' is one of the rarest video games ever released (only 2,500 copies are known to exist) and commands thousands of dollars to buy. With that in mind, the game itself is a completely unremarkable authorized romhack of the first Donkey King Country, only with the save option, multiplayer and animal tokens DummiedOut, and being impossible to complete since the [[UnwinnableByMistake game crashes]] if you complete ''Croctopus Chase'', as the game was solely designed to be used in a Blockbuster high score competition with other players, and has a five minute time limit slapped onto it that can't be turned off.
** The infamous video game adaptation of ''The Guy Game'' is impossible to find, and for ''very'' good reason, since the pretense of an underage minor in a pornographic game[[note]]This was not an intentional move on the developers part--one of the actresses, who was 17, lied about her age to get a gig in the games filmed segments. They didnt find out about her charade until after the game was released, and since the filmed segments with her were intertwined into the game, it was impossible to remove her footage without remaking the game from scratch, forcing them to recall the game and take the losses themselves[[/note]] makes it ''illegal'' to sell or own it.
5th Apr '17 8:13:54 PM Amahn
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* ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI FF XI's]]'' Voidwatch had absolutely abysmal [[RandomDrop drop rates]] for gear - as in .01% or lower (thankfully each player received their own loot, so there was no fighting over such rare drops). Most of the bosses with the good stuff had 2 such rare drops, and both were usually good in their own rite. However, depending on what jobs a person had leveled (or planned to level) it wouldn't be uncommon for 1 of the 2 items to be "junk". A notable example was 1 boss which dropped one of the best mage robes at the time - sought after by all casters. His 2nd drop was a bullet that was quite good, but only for a single job (out of 20), the Corsair. By the time you got your 5th .01% bullet to drop and still didn't get the robe, you were ready to go on a murderous rampage of the [=RNGods=].
29th Mar '17 5:48:42 AM Theriocephalus
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28th Mar '17 4:10:24 AM Camwood
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* ''VideoGame/CookieClicker'' has one in the collection of eggs found when [[HolidayMode Easter is triggered]] - it's called "egg" (quotes and all), and all it does it improve production by +9 cookies per second (when even mid-game purchases on the same scale give hundreds of thousands for a single purchase). Without multipliers, depending on when it's bought, it could take months to pay for itself. And unlocking it is a 1% chance on every golden cookie click. Oh, and it has to unlock (though thankfully not be purchased) for an achievement.

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* ''VideoGame/CookieClicker'' has one in the collection of eggs found when [[HolidayMode Easter is triggered]] - it's called "egg" (quotes and all), and all it does it improve production by +9 cookies per second (when even mid-game purchases on the same scale give hundreds of thousands for a single purchase). Without multipliers, depending on when it's bought, it could take months to pay for itself. And unlocking it is a 1% chance on every golden cookie click. Oh, and it has to unlock (though thankfully not be purchased) for an achievement. Though the absurdity of it all did make it into a fanbase inside-joke...


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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesHeroes'': Any "Super-Rare", "Event", or "Legendary" cards that aren't good in play would qualify.
** Doubled Mint. Legendary card, and hypothetically capable of [[GameBreaker having the highest stats in the game]]. But due to this, the chances ''anybody'' will let it survive even one turn are nonexistent, and thusly, it's entirely negated.
27th Feb '17 7:08:01 PM LordDynasmon
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** The most infamously bad rare card to date is a card called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fusionist "Fusionist"]]. While all fusion monsters at the time were Rare (because they were one of the few ways to bypass the "1 summon per turn" restriction back then) Fusionist stood out as not only was it weak (even for a fusion monster at the time) and was a Rare, but it actually had ''lower stats'' than one of it's component parts (Mystical Sheep #2). This means that the only reason you'd ever want to play Fusionist (and to waste 3 cards from your hand to summon it) was to abuse the fact that it did not take up your one summon per turn. If you actually wanted stats, just playing Mystical Sheep #2 would have been better.

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** The most infamously bad rare card to date is a card called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fusionist "Fusionist"]]. While all fusion monsters at the time were Rare (because they were one of the few ways to bypass the "1 summon per turn" restriction back then) Fusionist stood out as not only was it weak (even for a fusion monster at the time) and was a Rare, but it actually had ''lower stats'' than one of it's its component parts (Mystical Sheep #2). This means that the only reason you'd ever want to play Fusionist (and to waste 3 cards from your hand to summon it) was to abuse the fact that it did not take up your one summon per turn. If you actually wanted stats, just playing Mystical Sheep #2 would have been better.
17th Feb '17 9:55:20 AM Matrix4767
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* ''VideoGame/RealmGrinder'': Most of the Lore Artifacts give no upgrade whatsoever and often have a small, specific and hidden chance to dig up.
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