Top Ten Non Legendary Kanto Pokemon

The best of the original 151 Pokemon, excluding legendaries.

The Top Ten

1 Charizard Charizard Charizard, 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

Charizard is really epic! It's really credible and I can believe that it is the 6th ever pokemon! It's awesome! If you put your mind to it it is INVINCIBLE! Please vote everyone for Charizard! If you happen to have Pokemon Red or Blue please choose a Charmander! (You'll love it when it evolves into Charmeleon and then Charizard! )

It's the BEST when I use it it will win

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2 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.

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 your just epic in pokemon showdown he sweeped a team of legends it's insane and u say charizard good,
without mega evolution charizard wouldn't be great anyway top ten,(megas don't count or legends)
10-6 put in a random order

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3 Blastoise Blastoise Blastoise, known in Japan as Kamex, is a Water–type Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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!

I can win all gym in pokemon fire red only use pokemon blastoise

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4 Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp, known in Japan as Koiking is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It resembles an orange fish with whiskers. It was created by Ken Sugimori, Magikarp first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. It is a water type that evolves more.

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

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

So good because it can SPLASH the whole world, make sarcastic jokes, and evolve into something so amazing. AND gyarados can mega evolve too!

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5 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 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

Gyarados is a boss

Really magikarp above gyarados that's the most stupidest thing I've ever heard all you people hack and you think you're boss wow that's bull in platinum heartgold black white 2 y omega ruby I have gyarados and I'm mighty proud of it why because he's bad ass not like magikarp who only splashes and has a extremely low attack gyarados is a bad ass and it's my third favorite Pokemon.

Gyarados absoutly destrous your team.It is defenetly in top 10 water types.

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6 Arcanine Arcanine

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

It's base stat is the highest in this whole list. Why isn't it top one?! Japan don't like dogs so they kept making Arcanine lose easily and I hate Japan. They even said that weak stupid Axew bit one of Arcanine's eyeballs and defeated Arcanine easily! I'm gonna kill the anime! Arcanine was also seen good before. I am happy Meganium killed that Axew. Thanks Meganium! Arcanine and Meganium are friends!

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!

Wait, why is Arcanine on number 6 if he knows Flamethrower, Fire charge and dig, he's BETTER THAN CHARIZARD PEOPLE!

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7 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.

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

Raichu is better and Raichu is outclassed by Electabuzz who is also outclassed by Jolteon

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

Pikachu defeated a Regice
Pikachu tied with a Latios
But Pikachu loses against a starter Snivy in the Unova region? What the? - JayTheAwesome

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8 Nidoking Nidoking

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

Nidoking is great to use in your generation one games, nidorano evolves with a moon stone but he is no fairy type. He is a fairy slayer

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9 Snorlax Snorlax

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.

Who wouldn’t like dis guy?

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10 Venesaur

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 one of only starters in the first few generations to be in ou, and, in my eyes, really deserves it. People see venusaur as "one of those crappy grass types" but it's not. If you have a better grass type, sure why doncha use that, but venusaur is more than just a "crappy grass type" it's a pokemon with well balanced stats, good hp and special defense, and a mega evolution. I always pick bulbasaur.

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The Contenders

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

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

This is my favorite and sure it is is fast that's why I think it is stronger than ampharos and alakazam to dam right it is stronger

Gengar is a surprisingly good pokemon. USE HIM

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12 Pidgeot Pidgeot

Look at them hair

Badass bird nothing else

Quickest. Smartest. Could've beat charizard if used correctly

I love pidgeots design. His head feather reminds me of a caterpie nest and he is so strong. not as strong as spearow though.

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13 Alakazam Alakazam

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?

Alakazam roast practically everything

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14 Lapras Lapras

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!

This Pokemon is awesome it can learn all sorts of moves it deserves to be number one.

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15 Machamp Machamp

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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16 Vaporeon Vaporeon

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

Vaporeon is not only cute, but it is strong too. Yours may not be good but their are other ones as good as gx

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17 Charmander Charmander Charmander, 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.

I love love him!

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!

Sooo cute

18 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl

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

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19 Missingno.

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?

Is that real

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20 Riachu

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.

In my opinion Raichu is the best electric type

My Taichung beats blastoise.

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