Top 10 Best Non-Legendary Johto Pokemon

This is my opinion at first, feel free to vote for any Pokemon you like.

The Top Ten

1 Tyranitar Tyranitar

Tyranitar is like a one man wrecking machine. With the right moves, it can destroy everything in its path and be the best non legendary poke on your team

Why do I keep choosing tyranitar in these top 10's. but lemme say this OP MEGA EVOLUTION!

Strong against many opponents, but can be beat with just about any fighting type.

I'm sorry but even if Tyranitar is very good in gen 2 (or gen4 if you play HGSS instead of GSC) metagame and have very high stats and a very usefull dark type) he is one of the worst choice of your Johto journey. First of, you can only find larvitar in mount silver which at this point the only trainer you need to face is Red. You can also try to catch one at the casino of Celadon in Crystal or the safari zone in HGSS but this is still pretty late in the game and its pretty hard to do so. Also, unless you have Crystal and buy a level 40 larvitar or that in HGSS you have the luck of finding level 42 instead of 15, unlike the other pokemon of mt silver which are pretty high levels (39-49) larvitar is arround level 15 and 20 (they can reach 30 in HGSS but larvitar are more rare in those than GSC) and knowing that Larvitar have a low exp rate and that it evolve into tyrannitar at level 55 and that in my gold and silver playtrough my pokemons were arround level 48 and 49 when I beated Red ...more

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2 Feraligatr Feraligatr

Feraligatr can destroy everything it touches. Like Heat/Freeze Miser but it's actually COOL. Obviously the best starter if the three, freezing grass and putting out fire. Teach it Surf for fire ground and rock, Super Power for Metal, Ice, and Dark, Ice Beam for Flying, Ground again, rock again, and Dragon, and teach it Earthquake for electric types. enough Said

From my experience, Feraligatr is probably one of the best fast physical sweepers you can get next to Pokemon like Crobat, and Garchomp. This Pokemon not only has BEASTLY stats, but it also has a vast movepool, which allows it to easily wipe through every Pokemon type. If you give this Pokemon a Life-Orb, nothing will be able to stand in its way. Simply put, Feraligatr is a badass Alligator, that can Ice-Punch and Earthquake it's way through anything. I would highly recommend it as a starter.

I had this Pokemon since the very beginning of my journey in SoulSilver, and let me tell you, it's just an amazing Pokemon! It has all these moves that it can learn to protect itself from electric types (for example it can learn earthquake) and grass types (for example it can learn ice beam or ice punch). When I brought my Feraligatr from SS to B2 and went to Black City, I never lost a single battle with it! Now I have a Shiny Gible all thanks to my awesome Feraligatr! (And also my Entei helped a little) You're the best!

Its moves are so good such as aqua tail and some more. I love this pokemon

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3 Crobat Crobat

Crobat, in my opinion, beats them all. Amazingly fast speed, good design, nice moves.. It has a lot going for it-- terribly underrated.

Not an easy one to evolve and weak when caught, but a solid choice. High stats, insanely fast and will leave your opponent confused (literally) - BlazikenBro

All you need to get this thing is a poke ball, a cave, and love. Now look at it it is a total beast.

It's really good in battle and plus it doesn't have much weaknessess

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4 Typhlosion Typhlosion

Typhlosion is a pretty solid 'mon for the mattress-soiling lout he is. Terrible defense, but good Special Attack. His design is decently nifty, to an extent-- at least he doesn't look like the Olsen twins.

Typhlosion can learn a great deal of moves. It also has a major type advantage against the other gyms.

Typhlosion is a beast. Great moves. Great stats. It should be number 1.

Typhlosion is the best starter feraligatr suck
Teach typhlosion wild charge, eruption, inferno, earthquake or blastburn or hyper beam

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5 Espeon Espeon

I love Psychic types and it is a real powerhouse, plus it has a variety of attacks.

Easily the best Eeveeloution to ever exist. Spectacular special attack, a wide variety of moves and the support factor makes this thing viable for any team - BlazikenBro

Espeon and Umbreon should be at least in top 3. Don't you agree, Umbreon voters, eeveelution lovers, and some of the Espeon voters?

Good psychic eeveelution great attacks it also has future sight

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6 Ampharos Ampharos Ampharos is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II . It evolves from Flaaffy starting at level 30 . It is the final form of Mareep . It can Mega Evolve into Mega Ampharos using the Ampharosite, in which it becomes an Electric/Dragon-type .

So what if it's slow? Thunder kicks major butt and Cotton Guard makes it rule out in Defense. - BlazikenBro

Aside from having a mega and looking cool, ampharos is a very powerful electric type, probably the best you can obtain with only the Kanto and Johto games. Awesome move pool and great defense.

Low Speed and Defense, but you can spam stuff like Calcium to higher them

You never knew how amazing an Ampharos is. It is better than any Pokémon besides Giratina and Yveltal and Linoone. It was too underrated and it deserves number one. Tyranitar was too OVERRATED!

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7 Scizor Scizor

The only downside to scizor is that you need to trade it to evolve, and fire will destroy it. However, its speed is not to be taken lightly, and its move pool is amazing. Plus its design is just awesome and it has a mega!

Scizor is still awesome though!

Is really strong when it learns hyper

Such a powerful sweeper

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8 Umbreon Umbreon

He is incredibly strong, especially against Psychic and Fighting types because of its move Psychic.

A real tank, can't hit nearly as hard as Espeon but teaching it Curse and Payback will make your opponent wish they ever got out of bed. :D - BlazikenBro

My favorite Eeveelution. It's shiny form looks majestic like Gigalith's. Espeon makes me sick.

Umbreon looks great and is great. It defies the saying 'Looks can decieve'

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9 Kingdra Kingdra

Water/Dragon is a great combo because of Dragon and Fairy only being effected against it. Plus it knows Flash Cannon to prevent Fairy types and things like Hydro Pump, Hyper Beam, Dragon Pulse, Giga Impact and Draco Meteor which takes care of the Dragon problem easily.

My friend literally beat the ENTIRE Elite Four with just one Kingdra. Seriously powerful, balanced stats, not to be taken as a joke. - BlazikenBro

Kingdra really is good, especially with its typing of water/dragon. It makes it really hard to get the type advantage over it, and dragon pokémon are also harder to find, so if you're fighting one a lot of the time you just have to power through.

10 Houndoom Houndoom

Its he best typing and it gets great moves

To the one who thinks Houndoom is fire/steel, it's fire/dark you idiot

Houndoom is very powerful indeed.

You shmucks who said that Houndoom is a Steel type.I would say that Houndoom is the best non-starter and non legendary pokemon.It can easily take out water types with solarbeam and psychic types with dark pulse.It also looks cool and can Mega Evolve

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The Contenders

11 Heracross

It can use Mega Horn, with stab! It can easily battle psychic types with it and with practicals no other good Pokemon to fight psychic types at the time ( The dark type was new, so the only good dark Pokemon was Umbreon ) I'm surprised it's not higher.

Heracross is amazing. It's fighting/bug typing enables it to have a larger move pool, as well as a wider range of types that it can wreck, and even though it makes it weaker to types such as psychic, the powerful moves it learns totally makes up for that.

So close to hitting like Scizor! The big upside is though you can obtain it earlier than Scizor. Also able to learn Close Combat, Megahorn, Reversal, Aerial Ace, Stone Edge, Brick Break and other whopping moves - BlazikenBro

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12 Lanturn Lanturn

Lanturn with volt absorb is better than ampharos. That's it

It is literally the cutest thing ever

Electric water and caught early in game. why not?

One of the best typings for a Pokemon in jhoto if you need a surfer this Pokemon is the one

13 Porygon2 Porygon2

First off this little duck is awesome

Poor underrated Tri-duck science experiment thingy...

14 Dragonite Dragonite Dragonite is a character from the Pokémon franchise by Nintendo. It is a dragon and flying type Pokémon created in the first generation of Pokémon. It is a Pseudo Legendary Pokémon.

Why isn't dragonite number one he can learn dragon breath dragon pulse a huge variety of moves he should be first

Dragonite has been known to be the best pokemon non legendary for a while please put him higher in the leader board

Taught Mewtwo Avalanche and it was easy to beat. Still deserves #5 here

I wasn't sure to pick Gengar or Dragonite. I was like"Eeee? "

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15 Bidoof Bidoof

He is the most OP Mon in generation 4 and up. I had it on my team once and it obliterated everything in it's path. Beat the Elite 4 and champion with it solo. Can't be beat.

It is the well know god of pokemon

Best. Pokemon. Ever.

The only one stronger is Peeko Sensei

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16 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 more.

I love Grolith but Arcanine is even better.

Very high base stats and a nice movepool make Arcanine one of the best choices for a Fire type Pokemon in Jotho.

17 Quagsire Quagsire

Quagsire is a beast! It's typing makes it immune to electric types, and it has a large movepool. I just can't go without catching one whenever I play crystal. It's only downfall is that it can't learn Waterfall, but it can learn surf and whirlpool. So just teach it Surf, Slam, Whirlpool, and Earthquake and you've got a beast on your hands.

He's awesome because he is ground water type

And just look @ that design. Shaped like a friend, 10 out of 10.

Durpy not dirty

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18 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 more.

Gyarados should be top ten everything about is great. it can learn flamethrower, ice beam, thunderbolt, and hydro pump. and his stats are amazing if you raise it right you could have all its stats over 200 and his attack power over 365. my gyarados has an attack power of 367. this Pokemon is truly amazing.

Gyarados is a awesome Pokemon

Should be in top 5

19 Slowking Slowking

he is good

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

Gengar is a great ghost type and one of my favorite Pokemon

110 speed and 130 sp. Att. And the amazing hypnosis/dream eater combo. Only downside is you need to trade to evolve

Gengar is the best. It is very strong in it's Hollow Geist move.

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