let's shed some light on the situation, shall we?
If I had to pick the three standout stars of Gen 5, it would easily be Cofagrigus, Galvantula, and Chandelure. These three not only demonstrate cool typings/gameplay niches, but they're also fantastic designs that while you wouldn't mistake them for Gen 1, are prime examples of the best in modern Pokemon design.
We've been over how fantastic and spoooooky the color scheme is, but I love how it's now slightly reminiscent of Cinderella's carriage. See how the bulb looks almost like a pumpkin, and the arms curl like vines? brilliant. the way it sways is great, too.
Chandelure is an amazing guy, is what I'm trying to say. 145 base Sp. Attack is completely insane, almost illegal. Flamethrower, Shadow Ball, it's over. but seriously, this killing machine has the highest Special Attack out of all non-legendary Pokemon. And even so, it ties for 5th with Thundurus in terms of all-time highs. If Machoke have nightmares, this is what they see.