Best Gen 3 PokemonHere is another list that doesn't seems it has been made before. Maybe I should make my first community list... So, now is time to talk about the best gen 3 pokemons in my opinion. I would say gen 3 is better in terms of new pokemons than all generations that has more pokemon than it, like gen 1 and 5, but is worse than the generations that got less pokemons than it, except for gen 2. Gen 3 is still pretty good though, and the Hoenn region might be my favorite region in terms of locations. So, let's see which gen 3 pokemon is my favorite.
The Top Ten
You probably remember in my top 10 gen 2 pokemons, that I said that pseudo legendaries are pretty overrated, and that I'm clearly not a big fan of those pokemons. There are many reasons for that, but that doesn't mean I dislike those pokemons. I just find most of them loved for superficial reasons. Even then, there are three pseudo legendaries that I really love, and Metagross is one of them. I would go even further, and say that Metagross is THE BEST pseudo legendary of all time. One reason that the viewers of my top 10 gen 3 pokemons might expect is Metagross not being a dragon type that I'm so tired to see from pseudo legendaries. But there is way more than Metagross than not being a dragon type. Metagross is also really cool looking with a lot of different origins that I dare you try to guess them all. He is also like many pseudo legendaries, very strong, with great bulk, and high attack stat. He also can't have its stats lowered thanks to its ability, which can be usefull against sticky web users. Not to mention the fact he can learn meteor mash, one of the best steel types moves. His mega is even stronger, with now a very good speed, a boost from a lot of his attack thanks to tough claw, and better stats overall. The cherry on top of the cake for me is how great he was in my team of omega ruby. You probably know about the shiny beldum you can get from an event gift. Well, since the problem of having to wait for a long time to get a pseudo legendary was solved thanks to that shiny Beldum, and boy, when it became a Metagross, he was very strong. Speaking of shinies, normally I don't talk a lot about shinies in those lists, but shiny Metagross might be the best shiny of all time.
The gen 3 starters are very good, but Sceptile is the greatest of the 3 in my opinion. First he looks very badass, especially with his blades. Second, he was the starter I chose in Omega Ruby, and he was a really good member. Third, he is pretty good in battle with a decent speed, and special attack, and his mega is even better, with great speed, cool ability, amazing special attack, and even a very good physical attack in case you prefer using sceptile on the physical side. Lastly, I don't mention the anime often in my top tens, but Ash's Sceptile is sick! My third favorite starter of all time.
People mostly remember this pokemon because of porn, but I sincerely don't. I remember it, because of how cool it is to use in battle with her high special attack, and fairy type. I remember how graceful looking it is. I remember how its Mega is even stronger, with better speed, and the hyper voice + pixilate combo. Lastly, I remember the fact that this pokemon is so good that it in not one, not two, not even three, but four playthrough, making it the pokemon I used the most in pokemons playthrough. Sometime, it was replace by another pokemon later, like Xerneas in my X playthrough, but still. By the way, I say «it», and not she because any pokemon fans should know the 50% chance of having a male gardevoir instead of a female one.
Anyone should like Rayquaza, he is just very good in many aspects. First, he looks badass, and his mega looks even better. Second, the legend of Rayquaza is just really cool. Third, he is pretty cool to use in battle being able to stop climate changes with air lock, and having good special and physical attack, and a great movepool. His mega evolution on the other hand, is just... wow! Any smogon expert will know about Mega Rayquaza being so good, that it created the tier anything goes, after being banned from the Uber tier. With better speed, and offensive stats both reaching the some of the best in the game combine with the great movepool I mentioned earlier, and being the only Mega that can use items, and you have a very versatile pokemon. Not to mention his ability, which grants him a resistance to electric, a neutrality to rock, and makes it single weak to ice rather than double weak to it. Basically, that makes Mega Rayquaza the strongest pokemon in the game!
I don't know why I love Sableye so much. However, I still have reasons to at least still like it. First, he looks kind of funny with his big jewel eyes, and the smile he sometimes makes. Second, I like using it in battle with his excellent double typing, and prankster which give priority to any status moves. Granted, it is a bit lackluster, because of low stats, and the nerf of prankster and some status moves in gen 7 hurted sableye pretty hard. So yeah, I don't understand why I like him so much... oh yeah, it's because of his mega evolution! Not only do I love the big jewel in front of him, and his bigger smile, but I love using it in battle. His defenses are amazing, and his ability destroyed basically most of defensive pokemons weaknesses, like taunt, and toxic, as well as blocking stealth rock and other attacks. Combine that with the good old calm mind, will-o-wisp, dark pulse, and recover combo, and you have a great pokemon for me, and a nightmare for you.
First, Breloom is very cute. Second, he is one of my favorite pokemon to use in battles. He doesn't seems that good because of somewhat low stats, and bad type coverage, but thanks to good support moves like Spore that gives him lots of options, and a high attack stat, as well as two very good abilities, Breloom is very good. He can use Swords Dance + Technician Mach Punch, substitute+focus punch, etc. He is simply great.
This is Rayquaza's nemesis, Deoxys. It comes from another planet, and his design shows that he's not from this world. He is also very powerful, four different forms. Speed is an excellent suicide lead to use spikes since he is the fastest pokemon in the game, defense is a great wall able to help your team with tons of support moves, and attack has some of the greatest physical and special attacks in the game, and very good speed to be a great wallbreaker. Neutral however is useless. Not because it's bad, but because Deoxys attack is the same thing but better. Yes, neutral has better defenses, but its defenses are already very weak so, yeah.
Hariyama was a very good member of my Omega Ruby team. He is simply very good to use in the main game because of how early you can have it in regions like Hoenn and Alola. He is also my favorite fighting type to use in the lower tiers, besides Gurdurr. Hariyama is basically a weaker but still very good conkelldurr.
Sharpedo was my water type of choice in Omega Ruby. I love that when you surf on it, not only is he one of the few pokemons with Lapras, Wailmer, and Kyogre that you can see riding on it, but also, you actually surf faster than usual. It's also cool to use in battle, being a good example of a glass cannon. The reason why it is so good in battle though, is the Turbo + Mega combo. Basically, you use protect to raise your speed to at least one level, and then Mega Evolve to use a powerful STAB crunch that is boosted by strong jaw, as well as other moves. Really cool.
Groudon is in the Top 10 just for how powerful it is. Groudon overall has good stats, with the physical side being the most outstanding. The fact he is the best Sun user also helps it a lot. However, don't forget he has a primal form. Besides Mega Rayquaza, Primal Groudon is arguably the strongest pokemon in the game, with only two weaknesses, one of them being undefinedified by desolate land, which is a sun that evaporates water attacks, and stays as long as Groudon stays on the field, it has one of the best attack stat in the game, along with other very good stats. Did I mention Groudon can learn stealth rock, making it arguably the best user of what is one of the best moves in the game. Groudon is awesome.