Flyers, I Choose You! 5 Pokémon that remind us of the Philadelphia Flyers

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#2: Arctozolt

One of the newest Pokémon in the franchise, Arctozolt is a prehistoric monster brought to life by a scientist who mashed together two fossils of creatures that most likely didn’t go together. Simply put, this thing is a mistake.

An Electric and Ice-Type Pokémon, this dino/fish hybrid has a high attack great offensive typing that allows it to inflict serious damage on its opponents. Its speed stat is pretty paltry, but it has an ability that when it’s in icy terrain, it becomes significantly faster. Arctozolt would be right at home on a hockey rink.

However, its defense is lacking and is susceptible to taking significant damage if it isn’t utilized properly.

Sound familiar? Arctozolt is basically the current iteration of the Flyers. It’s a team constructed by three different general managers, featuring homegrown players and some key free-agent acquisitions. There were a lot of questions surrounding this team at the start of the Chuck Fletcher and Alain Vigneault era, and thus far, results have been…mixed.

Sure, the Flyers are one of the most offensively gifted teams in the league, but this season they’ve been prone to defensive gaffes and inconsistent goaltending that has burned them on more than one occasion.

Still, the team appears to have a bright future ahead of it, as Chuck Fletcher has shown his ability to maintain a solid prospect pool.

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Arctozolt too proves that Pokémon is still coming up with sleek new designs that stand out creatively, keeping the franchise healthy and fresh. Also, it’s a big goofball in the new Pokémon Journeys television show, and between Kevin Hayes, Travis Konecny, Joel Farabee, Michael Raffl, and Scott Laughton, this modern Flyers squad is no stranger to cartoon antics.