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.

Pikachu he may be weak in game but he is strong in the anime (except how did you lose aganist a begginers snivy) when you beat a regice that makes no sense! But I still like you.

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 is my favorite character I love him he's king of lighting he can make biggest thunderstorm over 10.000 kilometers! But WHERES LUCARIO?!?! LUCARIO IS MY FAVORITE POKEMON CHARACTER MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN PIKACHU LUCARIO NEEDS TO BE AT 2nd PLACE OF BEST POKEMONS EVER! Pikachu is most famous pokemon

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 more.

Charizard one of the most pupular pokemon I really like charizard (I WAS SO MAD WHEN AT THAT DEATH BATTLE) but he is one of my favorite pokemon and always will be :).

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.

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

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!

Pikachu isn't even in a movie, All these pokemon had movie MEW HAD 2!
Pikachu isn't even EVOLVED mew is a boss and needs no evolving
Arceus isn't a god mew learns all moves the ancestor is adorable. Pokemon wise (science) Realwise (god)

4 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.

The absolute best villain ever within one of the best pokemon movies (in my opinion) ever! His past is so emaotional that I flat out cried and I don't usaully cry at movies.

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

Mewtwo was the pokemon you just had to catch on gameboy, failing to do so and you'd have come close to ending it all lol. He provided a significant incentive to keep playing the game because of his awesomeness. Awesome looking and from the show, the way he moves and poses is just so baddass like I can just take any fool down.

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

Misty is has the best character.She is really adorable. Other pokegirl are nothing in front of her including that stubborn nonsense serena.Misty is true friend of ash.Also she is really cute and pretty.

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 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 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.

While he may be a complete idiot (looking at you black and white) he is still likeable and I hope one day he becomes a pokemon master.

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.

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.

7 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.

Rip brock 1990-2011 what ever happened to our awesome gym leader now-a-days in the Pokemon world we get cilan and clemont in the kalos series whenever I saw a nurse joy or a officer jenny or somekind of Girl I thought brock would get out and go gaga but I remembered... BROCK GOT TAKEN AWAY

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 agree with everyone, but if u read the one were someone said that they agree with Texas realm. That was me. (Sophie)

8 Arceus Arceus is a legendary Pokémon from the Pókemon series. He first appeared in the 18th Pokémon movie alongside other Legendary Pokémon.

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.

Come on it is a fact that arceus is the best pokemon of the history of pokemon he created all the pokemon and the world "not in the real world of course" this pokemon without a doubt should be at the top of this list and every list.

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.

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.

She is the best pokegirl who changed everything! when misty was on the show no one payed attention to her! it was just ash! may changed that. by the way I LOVE HER BLAZIKEN!

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.

10 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.

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! )

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!

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!

The Contenders
11 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

Just look at that picture,Red even caught 151 pokemon(one more being espeon) I mean he survive Mt Silver with that simple clothes I mean Ash can't do that without being flamethrowered by his charizard and Ash is still 10 while Red is already 20+ Ash is never in the game they just never get enough of this two but I'm enough of Ash I mean why the heck do he have a female companion in every and in every region his pikachus level reset,alright that's to much.

12 James

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.

He is literally the best, and his and Jessie's relationship is one of the highlights of the series.

I like James...I know James is in team rocket...but still he is a kind hearted boy...not like jessie

13 Eevee Eevee, known in Japan as Eievui, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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.

14 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.

My first ever time I played Pokemon my first starter was turtwig

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

15 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!

I'm not kidding like the other people whenever this is in the Anime it is hilarious. Especially when they wanted to eat it x3

Picture someone fighting a magkarp. They bring him to one health. He calls for help. Then all the sudden a gardous appeaerc and then team wipes you. You have the worst official luck ever

16 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!

In the earlier series he has a deeper voice but later in the anime he has a higher pitched vocie

I like this pokemon because it can take down most enimes and because I has spikes and because it has a cool nickname nidoking


17 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.

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

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!

18 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.

19 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!

Lapras is nice and funny and playful

I had a dream of riding Lapras with a Charmander on my sholder

20 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 the best one he's cute and awesome fun and crazy and he's a penguin

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

21 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

Dialga is my fave legendary it deserves higher

You can't get better than a ' metal dino

22 Vaporeon Vaporeon, known in Japan as Showers, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Vaporeon is awesome! I have one on my game at level 40, and I got it at level 5. It only fainted like 4 times while I was training it, which is amazing!

Vaporeon is cute, strong, and from the original. Who could possibly hate it? They say it looks weird, but I think it looks epic!

This is by far the best character of Pokemon it's really underrated though just like shadow bonnie and shadow freddy.

Vaporeon rocks, definitely the best pokemon, especially since theres no episode where Vaporeon lost.

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

Mudkip is my favorite pokemon. It's also the cutest pokemon ever. It's so cute, my first pokemon, I love it so much

But everybody likes Mudkips, they are so cute and epic. They are just so friendly and cute and look so good amongst the water. MUDKIPS ARE THE BEST

If you think pikachu is better than mudkip, please diposite yourself in the nearest garbage can...thank you

Even if it's not legendary, it's very cute! Imagine him dancing! Isn't it cute!

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

If ribbons are a girls best friend then this should be a female trainers ideal partner

My god daughter thinks that sylveon really cute and I do too.

Sylveon is better than all the Pokemon it is 1

I love sylveon's attacks and its cute bows

25 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.

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