Best Pokemon From First Generation Games

The Top Ten

1 Mewtwo Mewtwo Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.

He's an awesome sweeper and the only caught lv.70.

2 Mew Mew Mew is one of the fictional species of creatures from Nintendo's and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri.

I love Mew, he's my favorite gen 1 Pokemon, but he's overrated. I'm sorry, but Smeargle can learn more moves that him!

Can't even be caught legibly on any game so far, that's how good it is

Cannot be obtained in yellow without the mew glitch were he appears lv.7 but it's not cheating.

3 Dragonite Dragonite Dragonite, known in Japan as Kairyu, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Basically just dragon dance once or twice then you outspd most things and hit like a truck

4 Articuno Articuno Articuno, known in Japan as Freezer, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I like articuno best because zapdos looks as flat as paper and moltres looks like a chikin that has set itself on fire

He's beast in hp and defense, the best ice types in kanto and one of my freinds trademark Pokemon.

5 Alakazam Alakazam Alakazam was first shown in game freaks Pokemon Red & Green (Blue for outside of Japan) version. Alakazam is the final evolution of the Abra line. It evolves from Kadabra when traded. It is a pure psychic type. It is said to have an IQ of 5000 and is a human like Pokemon. It has high special attack ...read more.
6 Gengar Gengar Gengar, known in Japan by the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
7 Arcanine Arcanine Arcanine is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in Generation 1, it is a fire type Pokemon. It is the evolved form of Growlithe. Legends tell of its fighting alongside a general and conquering a whole country. Arcanine is also known for its high speed, capable of running over 6,200 ...read more.
8 Vaporeon Vaporeon Vaporeon, known in Japan as Showers, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
9 Ninetales
10 Charizard Charizard Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated ...read more.

Easily the most overrated but I can't imagine anyone saying "no" to having a fire Dragon on their team.

The Contenders

11 Surfing Pikachu

Now if your for real with Pokemon games your starter Pokemon should be the best and I got him to learn surf from trading him into stadium 1 for n64. His other moves are dig, volt tackle and thunder.

12 Moltres Moltres Moltres, known in Japan as Fire, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

He's good but dosen't deserve all the attenion he gets. Zapados and articuno are better and charizard's allready the best fire flyer. Also his trademark move is a regular move now and can be easily taught to the new unfeavunts and what not.

13 Tauros Tauros Tauros, known in Japan as Kentauros, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
14 Jolteon Jolteon Jolteon, known in Japan as Thunders, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
15 Flareon Flareon
16 Shiny Charizard

Pure awesome and my fave shiny also charizard is the only secondary flying type 3rd evolution unlike all the unoriginal fire fighting.

I always had a Charmander as my starter so I always had a Charizard

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

A giant defense and atack mongul, his only probably is the low speed.

18 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan

Good attack, very rare and I think only obtained through stadium.

19 Snorlax Snorlax

Snorlax should be higher

20 Zapdos Zapdos Zapdos, known in Japan as Thunder, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Matched against other flyers his electricity rules parylizing and flying along with double team with keep the opponents from ever attacking and his speed also helps this work but he's not the best and my main Pokemon pikachu is electric and better anyways.

21 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
22 Venusaur Venusaur Venusaur, known in Japan as Fushigibana, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Like all other starter last evolutions he's very good and he's secondary poison even when he's just a bulbasuar but he's not as good as the other starters.

23 Hypno Hypno
24 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd

The best pokemon. ever.

25 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu 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.
26 Scyther Scyther

Scizor is better - TENTACRUEL

27 Tangela Tangela

How is he so low?

28 Lapras Lapras
29 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
30 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Aerodactyl, known in Japan as Ptera, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
31 Psyduck Psyduck

This is my all time favourite Pokemon. He was hilarious in the anime, has a frankly beautiful simplistic design, something I think the later generations could learn a lot from. He is everything I miss about Pokemon now it is in it's sixth generation and whatever series of anime. Psyduck is minimalist in its design yet likable, and unlike every other Pokemon in the new generation, he has a genuine character which is not only cute but relatable. And also he has quite a cool evolution. Psyduck has been with me from the beginning and only recently have I realised he is the Pokemon I have liked the most from the start. So for that, I thank you psyduck.

Overrated as HELL. Overshadows Golduck

32 Diglett Diglett

Diglett is very adorable and very quick too. who says that all the best Pokemon had to be big and powerful, this is diglett not the ugly mewtwo

33 Weedle Weedle Weedle, known in Japan as Beedle, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
34 Pinsir Pinsir Pinsir, known in Japan as Kailios, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
35 Sandslash Sandslash

Sandslash just looks like a boss.

36 Golduck Golduck

Why is this one uncared?

37 Gyarados Gyarados Gyarados is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It evolves from one of the weakest Pokemon, Magikarp. But Gyarados has a high attack power (as of gen VII, mega Gyarados is ranking #19 for highest attack stat & would rank #10 if legendary Pokemon aren't included), and ...read more.
38 Onix Onix Onix, known in Japan as Iwark, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
39 Dragonair Dragonair
40 Machamp
41 Kadabra
42 Rapidash Rapidash
43 Rhydon
44 Nidoking
45 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
46 Abra Abra Abra is a character from Pokemon. It started out in Pokemon Red & Green (Blue version for outside Japan) version, and was one of the first psychic type Pokemon you could run into. It sleeps for 18 hours a day and teleports if it senses danger. Its only move it can learn by level up is teleport (which ...read more.
47 Haunter Haunter Haunter, known in Japan as Ghost, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
48 Cloyster Cloyster
49 Gastly Gastly Gaslty, known in Japan as Ghos, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
50 Pidgeot
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