#187 HOPPIP, #188 SKIPLOOM, & #189 JUMPLUFF
Today we're talking about a trio of adorable 2nd Generation Grass/Flying Pokémon that the animators of the official anime and films apparently love (since they make a lot of cameos). These little cottonweed or, as we call them in the U.S., dandelion Pokémon are delightful little puffballs that go with the flow and travel by wind.
The first stage in the evolution of the trio, Hoppip, is clearly of the older design style from the first two generations. The simplicity of it's Jigglypuff-like frame, cat ears, and blank stare are a little bland. It makes up for the simple design with the whimsical nature of its existence and the use of it's two large helicopter blade leaves to help it buzz about it in the wind.
Skiploom is also simple, but gets extra points for not being pink and instead being a very bright green shade appropriate to its theme. If Hoppip carries the leafy exterior of the cottonweed plant in its design, then Skiploom has the lovely dandelion flower that almost makes you feel guilty before you cut the grass and put down weedkiller.