more uncreative than voltorb/electrode?
Yeah, Muk is pretty uncreative.
Meh, I don't really care, it's not like I think Garbodor is a gem among Pokemon, I just don't dislike it.
Yes, IMO. A Pokeball and Pokemon based on a Pokeball is more creative than a living blob of sludge... But not by much, of course.
Speaking of which, I don't know how I feel about Foongus/Amoonguss. It's Pokeball theme is completely unnecessary and isn't even explained as to why and how stupid it is; which it's dex entries confirms, like it's intentionally a blatant reference/joke like that. At the same time, it's... fitting for a mushroom's cap, and it's not like the design overall is bad.
Electrode is pretty cool, despite being oh so uncreative.
Amoongus is kinda cool, it's obviously supposed to be the 5th Gen counterpart to both Electrode and Parasect. I used to dislike it, but it grew on me.
Eh, I quite like Gen 5, personally.