Top 10 Best Pokemon of All Time

This list is to rank Pokemon by how famous and liked they are, how gamers think of them, how efficient they are for a Pokemon journey, and how powerful they are.
The Top Ten
1 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

I love Charizard. No, he's not the best Pokémon, but he's still very good. He is very weak to rock types but can also take down Grass, Steel, Bug, Ice, Fighting, Dragon (with Dragon Claw), Poison, and Electric (with Earthquake) types with relative ease.

His move pool hasn't always been great but has gotten significantly better over the years. He has access to two great mega evolutions. Finally, and probably the main overall reason for his popularity, he was the first Pokémon for many players such as myself. And also, he just looks awesome.

2 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... read more

Mewtwo. The Pokémon created by the most brutal gene-splicing known to man. Or Pokémon, for that matter. My personal second favorite Legendary, right behind Giratina. Pokémon: The First Movie only made me love the genetically designed psychic cat-human more. Mewtwo also has the best backstory by far.

People complain Mewtwo is too violent. How about I murder your best friend in front of you, introduce you to the fact that you, to the people who created you, are nothing but an experiment, a disposable tool, befriend you under false circumstances, then betray you and try to use you as a slave. I'd like to see just how even-tempered you are then.

Mewtwo is love. Mewtwo is life.


3 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... read more

Pikachu is awesome. He should be number 1. Without him, Pokemon would have never become popular.

The first thing everyone thinks of, other than the Pokeball, is the cute, furry, little, awesome, fluffy creature. He is the reason I do Pokemon. And I have a Mega Blastoise EX, for crying out loud. I am the Poke-Idol at my camp. I have a tin full of EXs, rare cards, Megas, and two full arts.

Pikachu is the face of Pokemon. Without him, it wouldn't be nearly as popular. Not in Japan, and by extension, not here.

There are stronger Pokemon. There are cuter Pokemon. But when you think of Pokemon, the first thing that pops into your head, after a picture of the Pokeball, is this hyper little fellow. He's still my favorite character in the anime.

4 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,... read more

Lo, the forsaken, the God of Pokemon. Arceus's limitless power is far greater than these pathetic attempts at greatness. Remember - while humans have created Pokemon, it was only because Arceus wished it.

Arceus is the reason we humans and Pokemon are here in the first place. Each blade of grass in the wind, every stone upturned, and every Pokeball thrown was by Arceus's grand design. I would advise you not to trifle with the God of Pokemon.

Arceus is the god of Pokemon. He created all Pokemon (except Mewtwo) and both Pokemon Trios: the Creation Trio (Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina) as well as the Weather Trio (Rayquaza, Kyogre, and Groudon). He can also change his type. He has more than 1,000 forms and can copy any technique using Judgement.

5 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... read more

Technically, Mew and Arceus are possibly the first two Pokemon in existence. Arceus did create the Pokemon world. However, Mew has the DNA of all Pokemon, and in the Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Pokedex, it is stated that it is possibly the ancestor of all Pokemon.

This also suggests that it could have played a role in creating all Pokemon, alongside Arceus. This is due to Mew's ability to transform and use any move in the games, with the exceptions of Draco Meteor and Secret Sword. In the actual world, however, it may be possible for it to use every move we know of today.

6 Rayquaza Rayquaza (pronounced "ray-quay-zah") is a Dragon/Flying type Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It serves as the mascot in the game Pokémon Emerald. Rayquaza can mega evolve into Mega Rayquaza provided that it does not have a Z-Crystal and it knows the move... read more

Rayquaza is a legendary Dragon/Flying-type Pokémon known for its awe-inspiring presence and immense power. With its serpentine body, vibrant green coloration, and majestic wings that span the sky, Rayquaza is a true marvel to behold. Legends speak of its ability to soar through the ozone layer and control the ferocious weather patterns, making it a guardian of the skies.

Rayquaza's signature move, Dragon Ascent, showcases its formidable strength as it unleashes a devastating attack on its foes. This ancient Pokémon's importance is highlighted by its role in the Hoenn region's lore, where it quelled the epic battles between Kyogre and Groudon. Rayquaza's incredible might and mythical aura make it a captivating figure in the world of Pokémon, capturing the imagination of trainers and researchers alike.

7 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,... read more

I like how many varieties and options you get with Eevee and its evolutions. However, I always feel bad for evolving it because it looks so cute, and I can never decide if I made the right evolution choice. "Just catch another one," that's what people may think or say, but it's still hard to decide. I know Eevee is mostly popular for its many evolutions, but Eevee itself is still very special, evolved or not.

Eevee is a really cool Pokémon that can evolve into different Pokémon depending on your strategy. For example, if you need a Psychic type to beat your friend, evolve it into Espeon!

8 Lugia Lugia, known in Japan as ルギア (Rugia), is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. First introduced in Generation II, it's the mascot of the game Pokémon Silver. It serves as the master of the legendary birds trio, and is part of the tower tuo along with Ho-Oh... read more

Anyone who believes in Christianity definitely would love the Tower Duo, which is Lugia and Ho-Oh. Lugia creating 40-day storms represents the 40-day storm that happened during Noah's time, and Ho-Oh represents the rainbow after. Amazing Pokémon.

Lugia stays underwater most of the time because he is so powerful. It is said that an offensive flap of his wings can cause a hurricane that may last for 40 days. Not to mention, he is one of the most beautiful Pokémon around.

He is powerful, but you don't know one thing: it isn't a Water/Flying type. It's actually a Psychic/Flying type. Aren't you surprised?

Well, I don't think so because the one who has caught Lugia in FRLG (Fire Red/Leaf Green) knows this. For those of you who don't know how to catch Lugia and Ho-Oh in FRLG,

9 Lucario Lucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing... read more

Lucario should be ranked first. He has an awesome movepool and can take many hits. He is part steel, so he has high defense and is resistant to many types.

He also has great attack power and special attack power.

DarkLord is right. Lucario shouldn't be way down here. Legendaries are rare and powerful. Has anyone ever heard of training? He can crush Arceus.

Aura doesn't have a type, therefore aura can kill him. He battles Mewtwo a lot. And guess who wins... Lucario.

10 Greninja Greninja is a Water/Dark type Pokemon introduced in Gen 6. It is the evolved form of Frogadier and the final evolved form of the water starter Froakie. Aside from the usual Torrent ability all Water starters have (Which raises the power of its Water moves), it also has the ability Protean, which changes... read more

Great speed and one of the best abilities in the game, Protean, turns this Pokémon into a wrecking ball. It's able to wreak havoc on any unprepared team.

I don't know what made me absolutely obsessed with Greninja, but it happened. Now it's my favorite.

He's super strong and has a lot of agility. He can be one of the most loyal Pokemon.

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

Dragonite is a great Pokemon. It has the second highest base stat total of all non-legendary Pokemon, second only to Slaking. However, considering Slaking's terrible ability, Truant, which doesn't allow him to attack twice in a row, Dragonite can safely be considered the better Pokemon.

Dragonite boasts an excellent move pool, including attacks such as Dragon Dance, Outrage, Thunder, Earthquake, Surf, Fire Blast, Aerial Ace, Focus Blast, and Rock Slide, accessible via TM and leveling. Through tutoring and egg moves, it can learn Ominous Wind, Draco Meteor, Aqua Tail, Heat Wave, Iron Head, Superpower, and Dragon Rush. Pretty amazing.

12 Primarina

I really have no words for Primarina. Sure, Popplio and Brionne are underrated just because their noses apparently make them look like clowns. However, their noses will not blunt my love for this line.

Even though Primarina is slow, it more than makes up for that in the Alola games.

Seal fairy? Mermaid angel? Pokémon beauty? Primarina is just too beautiful to ignore. Though for starters, Rowlet is so much cuter than Popplio, it evolves into Decidueye, which isn't very nice-looking. That's why I'd choose Popplio as a starter.

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

Great Pokémon. May not have the best-designed mega and definitely isn't in the top 20 most powerful Pokémon. But in my opinion, he is the best.

At least I don't excessively hype Charizard like a nostalgia-blinded fanboy.

I think that Blastoise should be #6 because he is strong, powerful, slick, and really good at defense. Overall, he is a great Pokemon.

My favorite starter was always Squirtle, but I like Blastoise better. Strong, Mega, and can destroy steel with ease. Look it up.

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

I love Darkrai. He's the only Pokemon who can give bad dreams, and he has a great movepool like Double Team, Nasty Plot, Dream Eater, Dark Pulse, Quick Attack, and Nightmare. But the main reason I love Darkrai is because of his role in the anime.

In the 10th movie, The Rise of Darkrai, he was considered evil by everyone in Alamos Town. Earlier in time, Darkrai suffered from injuries, probably caused by Pokemon who thought he was a threat. So, Alice's grandmother saw what happened and helped the poor thing.

When Dialga and Palkia started brawling near Alamos Town, the entire elements of space and time were starting to evaporate. Darkrai decided to save Alamos Town and his only friend. He guarded the town with his life by trying to stop Dialga and Palkia from ruining everything. Initially, Dialga and Palkia were fighting each other, but later in the fight, they started fighting together. Darkrai still fought on. However, he was destroyed when Roar of Time and Spacial Rend both hit him. He sacrificed himself to save the universe.

He is the definitive proof that Pokemon can have feelings, integrity, and even a human spirit. That's why Darkrai is my favorite. It's not because he's a Legendary. It's because he's a hero. He's my hero.

15 Gengar Gengar, known in Japan by the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I've got to admit, I want it to be the best Pokemon ever for everyone, but I get why it won't be. If I were to choose the top ten, it would be my favorite.

Gengar is so underrated! He is awesome! He shoots shadow balls, has an evil grin, and is just like a purple porcupine.

Mischievous shadow ghost that'll also shove three shots of poison down your throat. What more is there to say?

16 Squirtle Squirtle, known as Zenigame in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It was originally conceived by Game Freak's character development team and finalized by Chaniah Pantry. It is a squirrel-turtle hybrid. It is a starter Pokémon and evolves into Wartortle which... read more

Squirtle is just so cute and reminds me of my pet terrapin!

Protects itself with Hydro Pump.

Squirtle is easily the best Pokemon. If you don't think so, you're irrelevant.

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

Charizard? Seriously? You're kidding me! He's one of the weakest starters out there. Charizard gets a free pass for number 1 just because of nostalgia? What about Snorlax? I don't see Genwunners worshipping this guy. He deserves it - he can actually be used in battle and take some hits. High HP, Attack, and Special Defense. He doesn't need Special Attack, HP makes up for Defense, and low Speed - what were you expecting?

Snorlax has charm, in my opinion, because of how funny he is and his concept of living a life only eating a lot and sleeping for a long time. Snorlax has only one weakness, and he has strength to spare. So could somebody tell me what Charizard is so good for? I've never played Red and Blue, and I already think Snorlax is amazing.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to deal with a mob of immature Genwunners outside my front door, so... See you.

18 Celebi Celebi, known in Japan as the same name, is a Mythical Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It's an onion fairy - what's not to love?

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

Typhlosion. Introduced in Gold/Silver. One of my favorite starters. This guy didn't need a secondary type. He was just a powerhouse.

He can learn a lot of moves. So many movesets are unexplainable. In HeartGold or SoulSilver, choose the right path by picking Cyndaquil.

Unfortunately, it has the same stats as Charizard, but I think its movepool is better. I would much rather have this.

The very best Pokemon I have ever known! It has red eyes, awesome moves, a ferocious look, and a 100 percent awesome laugh.

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

Palkia controls space as number two of the Creation Trio. He can create rifts in time and basically teleport himself or other Pokémon to his desired location.

He is a tremendous legendary who has water as a type. To me, that is just amazing.

The list is not complete without him.

21 Sceptile Sceptile, known in Japan as Jukain, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Best Pokemon ever. Not only is he super kick-ass, but he also loves nature and is chill. I could vibe with this boy all day.


This is one of the best starter evolutions in existence. How is this #39 instead of in the top 10?

It is my favorite Pokemon of all time! It was my first true Pokemon and my first shiny starter! I love this Pokemon.

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

I love Umbreon! He's so awesome! True, it is outclassed by Espeon in the offense department, but it is a great supporter!

Vote for Umbreon!

Umbreon is only the BEST Eevee evolution! He's powerful, and at the same time, adorable. Hands down, my favorite!

Umbreon is SO good! For me, it gives him higher points since he's an evolution of Eevee!

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

Gallade and Lucario see the other Pokemon as the most loyal and respectable. It's a mutual admiration.

Oh, please. Gallade can predict the moves of a rival and win battles easier.

I really love this Pokemon. The design is graceful and genial at the same time.

24 Charmander Charmander, known as Hitokage in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise introduced in the games Pokemon Red and Blue. Available in Pokemon Red, Green, Blue, FireRed, and LeafGreen, this Pokémon is a fire type starter Pokémon. It evolves into Charmeleon at level... read more

He's such a cutie and evolves into a beast!

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

As number 1 of the Creation Trio, Dialga controls time. He can reverse time, or even make someone say something again! As number 1 of the Sinnoh Trio, Dialga controls time. He can reverse time, or even make someone say something again!

I like Dialga because he was the first legendary I captured in Diamond. He has Roar of Time.

This guy should be higher up on the list.

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