Top Ten Non Legendary Kanto Pokemon

The best of the original 151 Pokemon, excluding legendaries.

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1CharizardCharizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I have used all three starters in kanto and even though he is overrated he is far from bad. He stinks against the first three gyms but that is good you can level it up a lot and evolve it early and get a charizard by the fourth gym. And I evolved early cause my team was pikachu level 12 and charmander level 15.

Oh my gosh what the heck is he doing at 5? He can beat a blastoise, and destroy venisaur in two moves tops. But enough of the game. IN THE SHOW he has only LOST ONE BATTLE. He has defended ash from an entei and beat an articuno. He is so epic. Where is the other starters? Sitting in their pokemon or watching the battle helplessly as charizard is being a boss taking down pokemon one by one

Huh what that's what you think charizard's the best oh know too poor little charizard I think it's Venusaur is the best because he can beat blastoise and charizard the thick fat of venusaur made it super tough to fire moves

My charizard is unstoppable! He crushed my arceus with one blast burn and a flame thrower! He even beat a giratina, dialga, and by a hair he won against palkia! :D And who dosin't want this pokemon! So vote!

If my charizard beat a kyurem u know he is gonna be at least number 3

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Dragonite.. I thought it as a weak Pokemon because it takes much time to evolve n even weaker at the stage of dragonair.. But its worth waiting once dragonair evolves into dragonite it can sweet off any trainer/elite four easily.. It is number 1 it should be number 1

It might be hard to evolve, but on black and white, it's super easy. But, instead of fishing in water ripples and hope you get lucky, catch a dratini. It'll be like level 50-53 so all you have to do is level it up twice. I did it and dragonite is so awesome!

Dragonite is the best, it can do :electric, fire, water, ice, ground and flying moves, basically evrery element. It's really smart and it can fly faster than a jet.

Dragonite is easily the best non legend pokemon

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Blastoise is a tank. He can beat both starter pokemon with either ice beam or hydro pump.

Blastoise is a boss. He could own a lot of these Pokemon in a battle - doublebattlebros

Blastiose is a beast! I can confirm this because I have Pokemon yellow, the only game where you can gain every starter! Blastoise was my second best ( pikachu being first, but my starter is always best)! Evolved or not he dominated over 6 gyms (In yellow you need 2 gym badges to get squirtle. Blastoise also has a great movesets. All in all Blastoise is the best Kanto Pokemon!

He has a water tank on his back.

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Magikarp is the best in the world! It's splash can make you run in fear and when it evolves it is even stronger!

This pokemon will destroy your team and ineffedabaly kill you and take over the world magikarp will kill arceus in front of every one and proclaim itself king magikarp is the strongest pokemon in the world

My magikarp can destroy the whole universe with its zero damage splash. All bow down to the mighty magikarp

Seriously though, it's flail is op with about 6 dragon dances and a baton bass.

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Gyarados maybe strong it might even be the Top 10 most Powerful water Pokemon and a cool looking Pokemon but still its almost as strong as legendary

Magikarp might be bad but when you evolve. Magikarp into this awesome looking beast. He knows a move which can make its dragon moves be more powerful the name of the move is dragon dance

It's a boss but really a flying and water type why not a dragon and water type?!

Why is magikarp higher than the evolved form

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Arcanine's have got me out of countless tough situations I would use one for more situations than any other pokemon the best pokemon I've ever had by far. Although I've had hundreds of these guys and there always my best team member

Arcanine was suppose to be a legendary but Pokemon thought is was weird to have two birds and a dog so they replaced Arcanine with Moltres. It is 1 powerhouse!

He's strong, fast, and can learn a variety of moves. I got rid of my starter for this one!

If someone stole your Charizard, replace it with the bigger and better Arcanine

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7PikachuPikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Pikachu sucks. The only OP Pikachu is Ash's. Raichu should be on here if Pikachu is!

Pikachu is the most powerful Pokemon it's electric attacks are so power full that anyone can give up

I disagree with pikachu but raichu is awesome

Pikachu may be small and cute but it's electric moves are as powerful as mewtwo this is why pikachu is the mascot

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Nidoking should definitely be top ten, it has awesome power and great versatility for coverage, I'm surprised I'm the first to add him

Out of all the Pokemon, Nidoking is my number one favorite! Its move pool, looks and awesome shiny definitely deserves to be among the top 10!

Nidoking has a great variety of moves so it's a great choice for your party

One of my favourite, aside from Blastoise, Gyarados and Dragonite

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If anything, Gengar is among the most inspired designs in the game (who doesn't feel a contagious smirk slip past their lips when looking at this cheeky demon? ). Granted you have a buddy to trade with, Gengar is a lethal special sweeper, especially against psychic types like Alakazam

Gengar in Pokemon stadium has to be the best because if he puts any Pokemon under hypnosis he has so many good moves to back it up like nightshade mega drain thunderbolt and even metronome

The only ghost-type in the game with a chance to beat a psychic type and it's crazy fast

Very very smart

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If used properly, nobody can beat Snorlax

Snorlax should be in at least the top 5 why is charizard even there one rock move can render him useless, meanwhile snorlax has only one weakness, fighting, and even with a machamp or something this guy is a beast, the best tank with the least amount of weaknesses period. THIS GUY IS BOSS AND MY FAVORITE Pokemon!

I think that Snorlax is way under rated. Back in Pokemon Fire Red, Leaf Green, When he would block the path and you had to get the poke flute and wake him, if you cought him he made a big impact in your Pokemon team if you used him. So I think he should be a little higher.

Very very fat

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Poor old Venesaur.It's the one pushed on the side while you picked your charmander who isn't really that good, unlike Venesaur.You see venasaur is a great pokemon it has a great move set and it's great for competitive battling.I like using leech seed, ingrain, energy ball or leaf storm, and sludge bomb or protect (if offensive or defensive) now I also life the design it's a dinosaur with a jungle, kinda like Torterra but a flower not a tree.I also got pretty happy when I saw it's mega evolved form.Then I saw Charizard get two forms, so I thought the other two would get one to.Nope just Charizard.Venesaur is wonderful because it's bulky and strong.You should have picked Bulbasaur

Venusaur is the most underrated starter of Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, and Leaf Green. However it is the best starter because it has a type advantage over the first, second, third, and eighth gyms. Charizard and is only good against the fourth gym and possibly the fifth gym. Also Blastoise only is good against the first and the last gym. Venusaur beats four gyms and has type matches to two of the others allowing it for easier use and it is not weak to any elite four member except Prima/Lorelei.

Bulbasaur is the best starter Pokemon. Your two other choices are a lizard who's butt is catching on fire, or an incredibly small, ugly turtle. Who wouldn't pick the awesome plant dinosaur that can create beams of solar energy, whip your opponent's ass with vines, and put them to sleep in seconds with powder?

Venusaur is definitely the best starter. You and your rival (cough Charizard fans cough) probably left him on the table making professor oak the luckiest guy

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It's Gust attack is very powerful.

Pidgeot destroyer of worlds with that fro

Best Pokemon... For a hair dresser... Laugh out loud

Look at them hair

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Pokemon Cypher quote: Think outside the BOX. But seriously, Alakazam will demolish you. Faster and more powerful than gengar, and don't forget that Psychic in gen 1 was horribly broken, with only one weakness in BUG, one of the weakest types. Also, Alakazam has such a great move pool, with STAB psychic and, in gen 1, great Special Defense due to the special merge. Only downside to using an Alakazam is his horrndous defense, but that is hardly a downside when you're so powerful and fast. To quote the Amazing World of Gumball, "Oh my god! He has a SPOON! "

Everyone who played the original games knows that Alakazam was literally unbeatable on your team.

Really... is there an explanation reacquired?

Amazing he is my favorite and he is awesome

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It can learn thunderbolt and solar beam this Pokemon does it all. This Pokemon is a boss if I could catch it earlier in the game cause then I would boss start up team and it is a good Pokemon to take out lance. Plus it is so cute and powerful I mean the icon they use for surfing on in the game is a lapras.


Can learn Psychic, Ice, Water and other moves. An easy Dragon-killer. Can destroy anything along the Charizard line. Go Glaze!

Laura's is an absolute tank

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All four of his arms were juiced up on steroids

This dude is an absolute beast. Put him on any team and he will rip through your opponent. Has enough bulk to usually take a hit and then he brings the pain train on..

This guy is on spheroids seriously

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It has one of the highest base HP in the game. Added with its awesome defense and special defense; Vaporeon could easily survive 1-3 super effective moves. Add acid armor to that equation and you've got a simply unbeatable solution.
Not to mention that it's ice beam rivals even Articunos.
With the moves ice beam/surf, toxic, acid armor and protect; this eeveelution EASILY beats some of the best Pokemon in the whole game!

Vaporeon, Espeon and Umbreon are the best. Enough said.

Vaporeon is my favorite water type, as well as my favorite gen 1 Pokemon. VAPOREON for the win! - ckets4769

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17CharmanderCharmander, known as Hitokage in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Absolute banger of a pokemon. His voice is pure charm and the way he licks ash is amazing.

Charmander is the BEST starter pokemon, he's so adorable, and is so powerful! Everyone thinks he's just cute but he is also a badass. He evolves into charizard! I think it' so cute when he says "char! " Vote for charmander!

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THE strongest Pokemon EVER. The only thing that could stand in front of MissingNo would be butter, but there are no butter-types Pokemon so MissingNo is the best Pokemon ever.

Is epic and knows the 3 best moves. It comes at the highest level in the game and can kill a Pokemon in one hit.

Corrupts both the 6th item spot and the hall of fame entries, high attack, and knows water gun twice! Besides Lugia, what is better?

Only BUTTERfly can kill him.

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A learnset of ground, dragon, flying and electric destroys every team, plus the speed stat and attack stat is high and one of the rarest pokemon in the game and the only Kanto pokemon other than legendaries, starters and other fossil pokemon, where there is only one in the game

Best fossil Pokemon and is crazy fast. I'm jealous of Ash because he got a ride from one.

His a ability is pressure and few not legendary Pokemon have pressure as there ability


Clearly the best electric pokemon quick and powerful

This pokemon is spelt wrong. Pikachu is way cooler and the way his tongue rolls up into his cheeks is absolute madness. I would trade this for a raichu.

Raichu is better, and why the hell is crappy Pikachu in this list?!

In my opinion Raichu is the best electric type

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