Best Pokemon Characters

The Top Ten
1 Pikachu Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ) 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. A mascot of the Pokemon franchise, it's considered to be the most iconic character of all Pokemon species, as well as a major character in Japanese pop culture, due to its companionship with Ash Ketchum in the anime series. Pikachu has been featured in movies such as Pokemon Detective Pikachu as well as music videos - most notably Katy Perry's "Electric" in 2021.

I see so many people who are supporting other Pokemon criticize pikachu being on top as it isn't powerful, legendary, ultimate form, etc. , To all those people, here's what I have to say: You can name thousands of flaws in Pikachu, but there's one thing he has that no one else does. CHARACTER. I'm a charizard fan too and I love almost all Pokemon, but Pikachu is in a league of its own. It's nothing more than little ball of explosive power. I dare anyone to name a non-legendary Pokemon (including charizard) that can take on and win against Dragonite, Latios, Regiice and the list goes on.
And please don't give me any nonsense about game stats. I play the game too, but I don't consider it to be anywhere near the series, nor do I consider people who only play the game as fans of Pokemon. You want to judge Pikachu? Watch the show and then tell me he doesn't deserve to be number ' one.

Pikachu is plain overrated, just take a look at these comments. if you go outside and ask a kid what the best pokemon is, they'll talk of how cute and powerful pikachu is and how it's the strongest. take a look at the other 801 pokemon, not the annoying one that hogs up the spotlight for 20 years just for being the mascot and cute! it just gets me so frustrated how people actually call it STRONG; the only reason that they must say it is because of all of the crap that goes on in the show. at least say Raichu is the best, but pikachu? really?

Pikachu will always be my first pokemon and always been since my childhood. Best starter pokemon to get along with, awesome battler, loyal companion who will never give up on you. I would happy to have Pikachu riding my shoulder rather than keeping him the pokeball. Go Pikachu!

It's so adorable! :3 I humbly think that Pikachu is the best Pokemon character because he is cute, funny, and doesn't know how to speak. Less dialogue= less pointless, infuriating observations. I hate Pikachu, but I would rather hear its absurdly grotesque squeaking noises over Ash's nonsensical, borderline delayed rambles.

2 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 and printed adaptations of the franchise. Shin-ichiro Miki, the actor who voices James in the original Japanese version of the Pokémon anime, voices Charizard in both the Japanese and English-language versions of the anime. An orange, draconic Pokémon, Charizard is the evolved form of Charmeleon and the final evolution of Charmander. It has two other forms, Mega Charizards X and Y, which are its more.

I LOVE Charizard! He is a classic and he is just better then MewTwo. Charizard is the ultamite Fire Pokemon. And Charizard will always be my favorite. No Pokemon is better. Fire is my favorite type, and Flying pokemon are even a better match to me. He is even better then Zekrom, Reshiram, Black Kyurem, or White Kyurem. Charizard is even a DRAGON that breathes FIRE witch I love. I wish I had an EX of him. (well, if that's possible)

If anyone here opposes to Charizard just because of damn stealth rock: Here's news. You're obviously not even ready for life; Charizard's typing is crucial, giving it immunity for ground type moves and adding that extra speed onto this badass dragon. Give a mega stone and boi, no one can oppose you.
Take it from experience. Way better than any Pikachu.

Charizard is an original and should be known throughout as a great Pokemon. For a Pokemon that is not a legendary, it's stats still compare to Pokemon like Dialga and Palkia. Too bad my other faves like Groudon and Palkia aren't on the list. But still, no doubt he is an all time fave to many children and even adults for Pokemon, and I'm one of them.

Charizard is way tougher than any pikachu, the only reason he is below pikachu is because pikachu is the main Pokemon of the Pokemon franchise. But strictly for strength, power, and ability, Charizard is the best Pokemon, WAY better than Pikachu!

3 Mewtwo Mewtwo is a psychic-type Legendary Pokémon from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. Designed by Ken Sugimori, it made its first appearance in the games Pokémon Red and Blue. It was created by Dr. Fuji using gene splicing in an attempt to clone Mew. In the Pokémon games, it's infamously known as the most powerful Pokémon among all species. Mewtwo is capable of evolving into two forms - Mega Mewtwo X (using Mewtonite X) and Mega Mewtwo Y (using Mewtonite Y)

Mewtwo is better than any pokemon. He has character development and he is the most powerful Pokemon of all the time and he can control minds so he is stronger than Arceus. He also had a really sad childhood and he is very interesting. He is also kind since we all know how he has reformed. He is just the best. Charizard deserves 2nd place or on the same place with Mewtwo and Pikachu should be after them. Pikachu is cute but he doesn't have so much character development and personality as the other two. Plus he is the face of Pokemon so that's why he is popular

Damn it!
This brings back memories... I was a boy 12, to be exact, I had a master ball and I was ready. For some reason I thought oh this is not enough of a challenge so I weakened it down to low health with my charizard's fire spin but it burnt it and killed the Mewtwo.
I was furious but I still love him

I think Mewtwo was always beast! He has so much power and skill and I honestly love him! He's just a classic badass! To make things even better, he's hard to beat and I took out every Pokemon in the elite four in soul silver without a problem or without it fainting, I love it.

Mewtwo is a clone of mew and it got its powers from mew. Mewtwo is a clone. I think mew is best because it was the original and if mew never existed Mewtwo would never exist or have existed but with no powers.

4 Mew Mew is a Psychic-type Mythical Pokémon created by Nintendo's and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. Designed by Satoshi Tajiri, it was introduced in Pokémon Red and Blue. Mew is capable of learning every move in the games (except signature moves of certain Pokémon), and can shapeshift into other Pokémon species.

Arceus? Nope. Mew is the real PokeGod. It can learn ANY move due to the fact it is the ancestor of ALL Pokemon and the Pokedex says it's so rare that experts consider it to be a mirage. Not even the developers of the original games were aware that it had been programmed into the Pokedex until the guy who had created it came clean after the games were released, that's why it never appears naturally in the wild in Red/Blue/Yellow. To cap it all off, if you've seen Pokemon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, you'll know exactly what an strong, adorable and playful Pokemon Mew is. Awesome.

Mew is the First Legendary and Mew is cute. Mew can learn any move, Arceus can't learn every move
I have one my self and even Ash meets Mew 3 times! Mew is pretty rare. Mew like kirby but better! Arceus is like God but Mew pink and pink is awesome!

Mew is so completely ADORABLE! If you've ever watched "Lucario and the mystery of Mew, " you'd know that she is the best. Mew is also, pretty much, the strongest, cause she can learn ANY Pokemon move. Arceus can't. Mew is so awesome!

Screw Arceus I have Mew! (Who got the reference? )
Mew was the first Legendary, Arceus is not.
Mew is kinda like the cuter version of Ditto.
Arceus can't transform either. Mew can, as well as learning any move it wants.

5 Misty Misty, known as Kasumi in Japan, is a character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri. She’s the gym leader in Cerulean city & specializes in water Pokemon. In the games, she’s known as ‘the tomboy mermaid.’ more.

Misty was a great character on Pokemon. Her personality sets her apart from her three older sisters who would always tease her and make her feel down. Her bond with Ash and Brock is what made the first five seasons worth watching. She may have been short tempered and strict, but that made Ash the great battler who he is now. She would help Brock to stay calm around the pretty girls who he would flirt with, and sometimes would knock some sense into him and Ash. She is a great gym leader and water type Pokemon trainer. Anyways, her relationship with Ash was adorable! He would turn jealous when a boy would flirt with Misty, or she would turn jealous when someone would flirt with him. You don't see Ash jealous when other boys start flirting with May, Dawn, Iris, or Serena. Ash deeply cared for her, and so did Misty to him. Misty followed Ash with the excuse that Ash owed her a brand new bike after he and Pikachu destroyed it. Along the way, she developed a huge crush on him as he showed ...more

I like Misty because she was Ash's first traveling companion. She secretly developed a huge crush on him, and by the looks of things, he did too on her. I love her personality because she can be tomboyish, but has a heart of gold.and deeply cares for her friends and Pokemon. She may be short tempered, but let's be realistic, her sisters have always been bothering her because Misty is the youngest and they have made.her feel like she's nobody compared to her sisters. She is a great water type Pokemon trainer and is full of confidence. She is a fictional character that can't be replaced.

Misty is my favorite cause she is the prettiest girl I have ever seen. And I think that she second most important person in as she only other than ash who ones dies and leaves a Pokemon no other character than these both leaves or dies. I really like because every episode on her is very funny and I just feel very good when she's around...
Love you...

Misty is the best, why on earth isn't she ranked the best?! Seriously she is the best and the one everyone is in love with! Please vote for her because she is the best ever! She was one of Ash's first companions, she is also the best so vote for Misty as I cannot stress how much better she is than the other losers!

6 Arceus Arceus is a legendary Pokémon from the Pokémon series. It first appeared in the 18th Pokémon movie alongside other Legendary Pokémon. In the Pokémon universe, Arceus is widely known as "The Original One", as it's believed to be the creator of the entire pokemon universe. According to mythology, Arceus is said to emerge from an egg that existed before the universe.

Cool Cool Cool. But I have to admit, he looks a little scary. I am more of a cute, cuddly and fluffy Pokemon lover and this Arceus fellow dose not fit any of those categories. However, in tough battles he looks like the story that would stay by your side till the end. Any Pokemon who is loyal to his trainer is my friend.

Arceus is the one who create all Pokemon in Pokemon land, I was disapoint that answer that charizard is the one rank, because arceus can defeat charizard.. And charizard can't defeat arceus.. Ok?

This is a complete disgrace! You had ONE JOB Gamefreak! This does not look like a god. It looks like a goat or llama that got stuck in a fence! I think it is overrated.

Whoever votes on Arceus probably does not understand this list at all. This list is about character, not how good the Pokemon is.

7 Ash Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional main character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.

Ok he might be training to be number 1 but he will never reach that target. To be a master he has to go through me and I have not lost a battle since I became The number 1 chap. Actually I have not even losed a round of battle since my name became heard. With Pikachu by my side, nothing can go wrong.

I used to kinda hate Ash for his rash attitude, but starting from his Kalos journey, he has mentally and physically grown up. Also, he is slowly starting to develop a crush on Serena. Now that he is acting grownup, he is cooler.

Ash is utter garbage. At this point being a pokemon master is being a lifeless marketing marionette. He doesn't even have a motive. You can't spell trash without ash.

why Ash number 6 he is way better than Misty Ash is the number 1 main character at least is not afraid of any pokemon like Misty is for example Bugs.

8 Brock Brock is a character from Pokemon and is created by game freak & Nintendo. He was the first gym leader in pewter city, and specializes in rock Pokemon . more.

Brock is hilarious because he constantly falls in love with beautiful girls. (constantly means nearly every episode that he is in! ) And also he is a gym leader.. I guess that's cool...

A former gym leader joined the journeys of Ash and the female trainer from Kanto to Sinnoh. Great character. I laugh every time he falls in love with the women, My sister once fantasized about Brock.

I love Brock and the thing that's hilarious is that he falls in love with every woman she meets.

I don't know why he doesn't have a girlfriend. He literally just treated the bonsly like a human child.

9 May May is a female companion to Ash in the generation 3 anime. She was also the female character in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. May (anime) debuted in the 275th episode, "Get the Show on the Road!" She was going to be a trainer, but wasn't excited about it. After meeting a more.

I liek Mudkipz too but I had to vote for May. I think I cried when Misty left, but I really don't miss her anymore. I miss May though. Will we ever get too see her join Ash again? I doubt it. I've kinda lost faith in the writers nowadays. I mean, Brock is even gone forever now! I just check Serebii like once every month to check if something interesting has happened to Pokemon lately. It was a few years ago I got really good news now, but I'll keep waiting. If I got to make one wish I would take May back to Pokemon. Who cares about money human piece anyway?! Can't we at least get to see all the old characters visit pallet when Ash comes home next time, or is it too much for you writers to give us old hardcore fans?

This is an odd #1. But May has been my favorite female character ever since she got squirted in the face by that mudkip's water gun. Ahhh... I remember it like yesterday... And she also competes in the Wallace cup. I used to be to young to recodnise Wallace... but may is a great character because she went out of her way to save Jirachi in movie six. So she deserves thumbs up even though she isn't Ash!

One of the reasons I like May is due to her actually changing as a character. I the beginning May was somewhat clueless and didn't like pokemon. As time went by May found her passion in coordination and she grew to love pokemon. The other characters just remain the same. May actually received development.

How is May not in the top 5 let alone Ash? May was the sweetest, prettiest, most unique female character of the whole series. Plus, she competed in seventeen contests, won fourteen ribbons, collected seven Pokemon, and fully evolved three. How is she at number 9?

10 Arcanine Arcanine, known in Japan as Windie, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

The reason why Arcanine is best is because of the versitility. It has less weaknesses than Charizard, its can learn moves to cover for its weaknesses unlike pikachu, its not a Legendary like Mew/Mewtwo/arceus and it is capeable of being anything a team needs. Be it a sweeper, a tank or an anchor.

Arcanine is awesome. With Extremespeed and learning two of my three favourite moves (crunch and flamethrower, only missing Earthquake. ) Arcanine has awesome speed and well rounded stats, too.

I just love him altogether his looks his power everything definitely a great Pokemon.

I have an Arcanine card and everybody keeps on asking to trade and I always say no.

The Contenders
11 Dawn Dawn is a character from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. In the games diamond, pearl, and platinum version she was one of the playable characters you can choose from. She will be an assistant for professor Rowan if you choose her male counterpart, Lucas. more.

Dawn is the best character. She is the only travel buddy ash had a TRUE regular friendship with, like, she cheers him on in gym battles, gives him loads of High fives, and is really friendly.

What a great female companion. She was so brave, sweet, cheerful, determined, smart, & pretty! She also had a wide range of different Pokemon ranging from cute Parcharichu to ungirly Pokemon like Mamoswine! Way better than pissy Misty!

I really don't understand why everyone hates her! Sure her voice is annoying, but seriously! She is cute and an awesome trainer. She beats the pants off her rivals! ( Especially that stupid Ursala! )

Dawn is just the best. THE most beautiful and cute cartoon character! That's the reason she definitelly deserves to be at least at the first 10!

12 Red Red is a Pokémon Trainer from Pallet Town, Kanto. He is the first character to be playable in the Pokémon series and his initial appearance is set in the Generation I main games. He has since then made various appearances in Pokémon media, including the Generation III remakes of Red, Green, Blue, more.

Red the first pokemon trainer I ever heard of (Aside rom ash) even though I never read the pokemon adventures manga (Because the violence gave me nightmares) I watched the special and it made me feel I have a special connecttion to red.

Red has Pokemon above level 80. He caught all of the Pokemon in the Kanto pokedex. He has the strongest Pokemon of anybody in the anime and in every game there is! Ash sucks. He cheated in getting his first two gym badges. Heck, Blue could beat Ash. Red may have caught every Pokemon, even the bad ones, but that was for the pokedex. Ash had a BUTTERFREE on his TEAM.

Wait what how the hell is misty front of red it so stupid,brock is alright cause he gave great advice to red in origin series but how the hell misty, no wonder misty fanbase is worst of all.Here we have a guy who defeated elite 4 and champion and caught all pokemon in kanto region and was the 1st pokemon character ever and there we have misty who didn't do anything in whole show

Honestly Red is one of the best battlers among all of the characters in the series of Pokémon all around. I love him in the manga series he is the best out there. Now if there was an entire book dedicated to all of the manga pokedex holders where they battle in a tournament he would win.

13 James

Jessie: Prepare for trouble!
James: Make it double!
Jessie: To protect the world with devastation!
James: To unite all people within our nation!
Jessie: To denounce the evil of truth and love!
James: To extend our reach to the stars above!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: James!
Jessie: Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!
James: Surrender now or prepare to fight!
Meowth: Meowth. That's right.

Prepare for trouble!
Make it double!
Top protect the anime from devasation
To get the show to be watched by the whole nation
To denounce the evils of boring writing
To get all the watchers laughing
Team rocket gets to of the top of the list at the speed of light!
Vote for us now or prepare to fight!
Meowth, that's right!

So awesome OS-AG! Such a cuttie had the best laugh, was pretty smart & sweet. Had a unique background & was so lovable. Sadly once D/P started TRio became a joke =C But ether way, in the anime, he deserves a WAY BETTER person than Jessie.

I love that he has a deep bond with every Pokemon he catches. So far, my favorite Pokemon owned by James is Inkay. Just look at that adorable squid.

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

Dragonite and its pre-evolutions are the Orinigal Dragon Type. I mean, they can resist to the 4 most common types, Water, Grass, AND Fire. Its only weakness are Ice, Dragon, Rock and Fairy. Nevertheless, he can learn MANY moves, to counter its weaknesses, counting ALL HMs. He is the Best Dragon!

Dragonite will always be in my team when I need to battle trainers online, he's always been my all time favorite Pokemon so far! That is, unless another Pokemon tops it, but Dragonite will always be the best in my book.

You are the greatest Pokemon I've ever seen. He is Pokemon number 149. Hurricane is one of the best moves you will ever see. It is better than Leech Seed and Flamethrower combined. Absolutey hands down one of the best Pokemon ever.

Dragonite is a legendary Pokemon that should fly above Charizard on this list. Its big atackes have other Pokemon begging for mercy. It has such good atackes like calming winds and dragon stamp.

15 Eevee Eevee, known in Japan as Eievui, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise first introduced in the games Pokemon Red and Blue. Considered as the evolution Pokemon, it has the most evolutions out of all Pokemon species. Eevee can evolve to Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon depending on the method used. It serves as the mascot in the game Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Eevee can evolve into 7 other different types of Pokemon, each with different stats depending on their types. It's also SUPER cute but has some pretty average attacks.

Eevee is so awesome! It can evolve into some awesome Pokémon. I've heard that there is going to be another eeveelution! It is also very cute, and it's cry is cute too! It also has good attacks. Eevee could be a guard, a friend, and a lot of other things. Eevee should be number one!

He rules he can evolve in to 7 different he has the cuteness of pikatchu but furrier and he has great attack but there pretty average. I really enjoy pokemon so if you really like pokemon make yor pokemon eevee.

Eevee can evolve to 7 characters and people doesn't know his/her gender that is what makes people expect him trying to think about his gender.

16 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur, known in Japan as Fushigidane, is the first Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I love bulbasaur! At first in the anime when ash first met him he didn't trust ash and I liked his attitude! He's cute and even though he's not to strong in the Pokemon cards I don't really care.

My favourite Pokemon. He is number 1 on the pokedex for a reason. He is the only starter Pokemon to be 2 types in his first form (poison and grass) so he gets my vote. If you love bulbasaur vote for him.

The reason Why he's number one is that because he was made before even the Pokemon name was chosen. he's so cute and he's the only starter that's 2 types!

Bulbasaurs the best. He is part dinosaur, part plant. What other Pokemon is like that? He is easy to raise and he is brave. I think he should at least be number 3

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

My first starter and once she evolves and gains the ground-type component can take out Infernape any day, plus she has a great move set for a basic pokemon.

I love turtwig! I lost the card I had to it, but I know I have it somewhere.

I got him and was like "Aw, look at the adorable little turtle-thingy! " Once he became a Torterra, he was ownage!

This was my bros REAL LIFE starter and he's sooo sweet he is currently sitting on my sholder hehe!

18 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.

Magikarp is undoubtedly the best pokemon ever existed. The gamers usually judge a pokemon by it's movepool and power with it's design made by the game designer but magikarp is a simple pokemon if trained the right way can kill arceus!

Magikarp is "THE BOMB" it's so cool! Have you seen it's shiny form it's gold which must mean it is valuable. It will SPLASH in your blood!

Mess with this Pokemon and it WILL evolve to MAKE you regret it. After of course annoying the heck out of you.

Magikarp may not seem like much, but it could probably beat down a Pikachu and Dragonite combo, any day.

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

Nidoking is great and everything, but where is NINETALES?! Ninetales is this crazy wicked firefox with mystical tails!

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

He is so awesome because he is electric type and that is just plain AWESOME. I love him so much and I also have him on the game so that is pretty cool.

Raichu is my favorite, but Jolteon is my second favorite, you see, I like electric Pokemon, and this Pokemon is a classic.

Simply awesome, fast in terms of speed and quite powerful in terms of the moves it learns as well as its high Sp. ATK

Jolteon's body is so spiky, it's also one of my favourite Pokemon of all because it's the evolve form of Eevee and I love all the evolve form's of Eevee

21 Absol Absol is a fictional creature in the Pokémon franchise. It was first introduced in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. It later gained a Mega Evolution in Pokemon X and Y and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

How can he not be first he is Godly he has 130 base attack and great movepool and he looks bad ass it was between him or the heroic grovyle or lucario. I regret nothing

Explain my username.
the best of all characters ever existed.
Who doesn't like Absol.
It's even better than Goku/SpongeBob/Pikachu

22 Lapras

I have a lapras on my team and it is my favorite pokemon. It can learn awesome moves and it is a ice type one of my favorite types in all of pokemon.

How is this low sheer and very powerful sheer is a one hit ko! Lapras is amazing and nobody doesn't know that!

23 Empoleon Empoleon, known in Japan as Emperte, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Empoleon is quick, defensive, and does a lot of damage. Remember, Garry has a Empoleon and I think Empoleon is sweet!

Best starter Pokemon evolution ever. Period. There is no comparison. Even piplup was so cute!

I love Piplup! Even though he was mean in the Anime, who can resist that cute penguin face? I can't!

Empoleon, Charizard and Venasaur = The 3 Pokemon who will always be in my Pokemon team.

All three Look amazing.

24 Piplup Piplup, known in Japan as Pochama, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

My first starter pokemon and my piplup owned the first gym leader... Well all of them

Piplup is water type and I like it. The gym leader has a prinplup and piplup evolves into prinplup the gym leader in pastoria city.

Cutest ever...I like piplup more than pikachu too!...and he is so much funny

Piplup is so cute he was my first ever Pokemon and he is my favorite

25 Dialga Dialga, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Dialga. Is the most powerful pokemon catch him and use roar of time and you will understand why he should be at #1

I like this pokemon character because he can take down most pokemon

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