#127 PINSIR & #214 HERACROSS
So, I've talked about Mega-Evolutions, which seem to open up even more possibilities for Pokémon from earlier generations getting a leg-up in battle but, for the subject of today's Pokémon of the Week article, I want to see pre-evolutions and demands evolutions for these two beetle Pokémon, that represent the strongest inspiration for the franchise, Pinsir and Heracross.
I like Heracross so much that, if I had to pick six Pokémon for my irl team, he'd be my physical sweeper.
Also, because you guys might enjoy it, here is a classic episode of the anime featuring both beetles, POKÉMON EP. 121: A SAPPY ENDING.