There are always some folks who will argue with you.
As a noob, I find several things like this frustrating - and thankfully, there are many here in this community that will help you out!
Here’s my beef, as someone who is relatively new to POGO (actually, like a great many people it seems, I played in 2016 and then left and came back recently - with the same effect as being new.)
I find it difficult to determine what is a GOOD pokemon because there are so many ASSUMPTIONS that the average noob is not aware of when referring to different Pokémon’s. Like Metagross. I was so excited when I finally got my first metagross. But it didn’t perform all that well and I had to do research to find out that what people mean when they say Metagross is a great pokemon is that METEOR MASH METAGROSS is an OP pokemon. The Metagross that most of us noobs have is a much less game-changing mon.
Until you learn about legacy moves and community days (I still recall wondering why there were so many RALTS everywhere that day - SMH - and regret missing out on the opportunity. But I feel like that the guides should be more clear when a pokemon is only great with a SPECIFIC MOVE and otherwise it isn’t really as significant at all. Eventually you learn all this - maybe. But at first it is confusing and often a noob has no idea.
Same goes for Legendary critters. I found ONE MEW TWO raid when it came back recently. I won the raid, and threw 16 or 18 balls, MANY of them excellent curve balls with Golden Raz and I did not catch the MEW TWO.
I was probably way too low level and had ridden the coattails of the other team members to win that raid. Similar for Raiku. My Raiku (won two raids, only caught one of the Raiku) is like 11, 10, 10 or something like that. So, while I consider it one of my best mons (with Thunder Shock/Thunder Bolt - not even the A moveset), there are many people here who would have tossed it out. (Just looked, it is 10,10,12)
And you see all kinds of takes - some will tell you that anything less than 15,15,15 is junk. Others tell you that IV’s are of very little importance., I lean towards the “not too important” side of things.
But my (long-winded) point is that - like you - I don’t have too many teams of awesome pokes, and often have one or two of a legendary pokemon like Kyogre or Groudon, etc.)
We just have to do the best we can with what we’ve got and it is helpful to have real world ratings.
P.S If you disagree with me, you are right and I am wrong and I’m sorry so please don’t yell at me. I don’t even know what I was thinking when i wrote it.