Top 10 Strongest Non Legendary Pokemon
Dragonite is a beast. You can train it to be special attack-heavy and have it learn Thunder and Hurricane, both of which have 100 percent accuracy in rain. Alternatively, you can go for the regular sweeping Dragonite that knows Dragon Dance and Outrage. Thanks to the Dream World, it has the Multiscale ability, which makes moves do only half damage at full health. This can be maintained by using Dragonite's Roost. Dragonite definitely deserves to be the best non-legendary Pokemon.
I love Dragonite because it has such a wide variety of moves. For example, my level 88 Dragonite knows Outrage, Flamethrower, Thunder, and Fly. It was also extremely powerful for being like the only dragon type in earlier games. Why isn't this at the top?
Low speed doesn't matter. This Pokémon has high attack and special attack, as well as upper-end health and defenses. This guy can learn some of the best moves in the game, like Outrage, Draco Meteor, Thunderbolt, Earthquake, and Dragon Claw. He happens to be my personal favorite Pokémon in the book. He's a great sweeper, finisher, and is a challenge to beat for even the best Salamence, Garchomp, or even many legendary dragon types. This guy deserves the number 1 spot.
It has great attack and speed, making it a reliable threat. Garchomp can learn powerful counter-attacks against types that could be problematic, like Fairy Types, Metal Types, and Ice Types. To make room for other moves, Garchomp can learn Fire Fang. This move can quickly end a match against Ice and Fairy Types while also being effective against Metal Types. Garchomp then has room to learn Swords Dance, which can boost its attack stats into a massive weapon of destruction. It can also learn Earthquake, which has STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) and is a perfect physical attack, as well as Dual Chop, which can hit twice, has STAB, and can get rid of substitutes. Overall, when used correctly, this Pokémon can become a massive killing machine.
Garchomp is just so strong. Who wouldn't want to vote for a Pokemon that has giant scythes for hands? I feel like Garchomp and Scyther are kind of similar, both having scythes for hands and the ability to glide, but Garchomp is just an OP version of Scyther.
Salamence deserves to be way higher than No. 5. That's just sad. He is the complete ideal dragon. Being a pseudo-legendary adds so much to him. Why are there so many bandwagoners who make Charizard, a non-dragon, the best dragon of all time? Salamence has extreme stats that soar way above the rest. His move set is super-powered. No other non-legendary Pokemon has stats that come anywhere near his. Besides, don't tell me he has a bad design because he's awesome. He is just raw, sick, and epic. Anyone with Pokemon Omega Ruby would know how overpowered Salamence is. #votesalamence
I think it's either Salamence or Garchomp. With a Garchomp using Swords Dance and Earthquake along with some good dragon moves, it can easily sweep teams. However, I vote for Salamence. I like using its Moxie ability and gaining attack as it takes down opponents. It's literally unstoppable once it starts taking down Pokemon. As long as there isn't a Fairy or Ice type, it can't be taken down after defeating two or three Pokemon.
I love Tyranitar. He is one of my top ten favorite Pokemon ever. Although my favorite is Arcanine, who would also be in this top ten and is definitely the best non-legendary fire type, it still doesn't measure up to this beast. No, its speed is not great, and its type choices are not very good either. However, everything else is of legendary quality.
What compelled me to vote for him is the fact that both his defenses are extremely high, each having a 100 base stat. That's higher in each defensive category than any other 600 total stat non-legendary Pokemon like Salamence, Garchomp, and even the almighty Dragonite. Pokemon need this kind of statistic to maintain balance, given the attacks that possess each quality. Off-topic, but please vote for Goodra a little more. It can be a total disaster if not handled carefully.
Tyranitar is by far the strongest Pokemon. Its HP is high, its defense and special defense are even better, and its Sand Stream is annoying. Plus, Sand Stream increases its special defense even further! This thing hits like a tank and could easily sweep. It might have quite a few weaknesses, but who cares when this Pokemon can take STAB super effective hits as if they were nothing! Plus, with its Mega Evolution, its defense and special defense increase even more, and its attack becomes sky-high. I think it deserves to be at least in the top 3.
I prefer Charizard over Dragonite because Charizard is amazing in the games and serves as Ash's strongest Pokemon in the anime. In terms of his movepool, Charizard boasts a few fighting-type moves, many fire-type moves, and a couple each of dragon and aerial-type moves. Additionally, Charizard embodies the spirit of never giving up. In the anime, he has only lost two battles: one against a Poliwrath and another against a Blaziken.
His design is also fantastic. Despite having such large wings, Charizard can move incredibly fast due to his aerial-type abilities. Personally, I believe Charizard is the most powerful non-legendary Pokemon, and he is my favorite.
Charizard is easy to raise and has a wide variety of moves, including fire type, flying type, and some fighting type moves like Brick Break, as well as dragon type moves. In my Fire Red game, he hasn't fainted once and has already reached level 57, even though I've only beaten four gyms. He has essentially been unstoppable, learning moves that cover his weaknesses.
Um, nobody is thinking properly. As much as I'd love to vote for Dragonite, my favorite Pokémon, Blaziken is in the Ubers tier for a reason. His hidden ability, Speed Boost, coupled with his insane attack and a solid Swords Dance, make him formidable. Add in moves like Protect, Substitute, and Baton Pass, and you have a Pokémon that dominates in competitive play.
Even without the Baton Pass set, one Swords Dance is usually enough to set him up to destroy anything in his path. Regarding the storyline, the only problem with him and his evolutionary line is the first gym. At that point, he's not yet overpowered. However, if you manage to evolve him before the first gym, which isn't as hard as it might sound, a simple Double Kick will demolish anything in your way. Thank you, goodbye.
Charizard is overrated. Having two Mega Evolutions doesn't automatically make it the best. Being a Dragon-type doesn't give it an edge either. Just compare Blaziken's and Charizard's stats. They are similar. Moreover, Blaziken has Speed Boost, while Charizard doesn't. Don't argue that Charizard, being a Flying-type, has an advantage over Blaziken. We're not actually putting them into battle against each other. I'm merely stating facts about both of them, and Charizard shouldn't be as highly rated as you might think.
I got my shiny Beldum through GTS. I had to go through a lot to get the Pokémon they wanted: a Level 90 Slowking. It's the best thing I've ever done. My Beldum has an Adamant nature, which boosts its Attack by 10 percent and decreases its Sp. Attack by 10 percent.
My Metagross is now Level 100 and destroys all of my friends' Pokémon during battles. With moves like Hammer Arm, Meteor Mash, Earthquake, and Magnet Rise, you can pretty much guarantee a win. I like to use Hondew Berries to decrease its Sp. Attack stat to a minimum of 203 and boost its other stats, like Sp. Defense and Defense, as much as possible. Metagross is definitely the strongest.
One of the best pseudo-legendary Pokémon. It has amazing Attack and Defense, combined with decent Speed, Special Attack, and Special Defense. To top that off, its typing makes it more or less invulnerable to Fighting-type attacks. You can teach your Metagross a moveset that basically allows it to target the weaknesses of almost any Pokémon. In a nutshell, it's one hella awesome Pokémon.
I love this thing! Besides its awesome looks, killer moves, and being a bulky, fast, hyper-offensive Pokémon with no real checks in Gen 5, it has the coolest name. Its evolutions are all based on a German number, which corresponds to the number of heads it has. Drei is three in German. These are the funny, creative names that I like in Pokémon.
Don't be a sucker for it, though. Don't try for a physical attacker. Here's the set I use:
- Name: Hail Hydra
- Shiny: Yes
- Item: Life Orb
- Moves: Draco Meteor, Dark Pulse, Fire Blast/Flamethrower, Roost.
You can switch Dragon Pulse in for Draco Meteor if you don't plan on using it for competitive battling. It hits nearly everything at 1x effectiveness with its moves, and since you have high-power, Life Orb-boosted, STAB moves, it will destroy anything short of Fairy types. Stay away from those.
Looking for something to pair Hydreigon with? Try Skarmory, as it can hit Fairy types hard and set up hazards that make it possible for Hydreigon to sweep.
Before talking about Gengar, I will say something: I hate Dragonite, and he shouldn't be number one. (I mean, Dragonite isn't in the Uber tier for no reason.) Now it's Gengar time! Before Generation 7 arrived, regular Gengar was in the Overused tier for six generations. This is simply because of its stats and, of course, its HUGE movepool. It is also immune to ground-type attacks thanks to Levitate, which is good since, on paper, Gengar is weak to ground. But the reason why I voted for him is his Mega. Not only does it look very cool, but it also has one of the highest special attacks in the game. He is the fastest ghost type, and he has Shadow Tag, which is one of the most broken abilities in the game. Don't mess with Gengar. (And also, I saw most of the comments, and you're supposed to say why it's powerful, not that it's your favorite.)
Here's a story. In Generation 1, Gengar was pretty awful. All ghost and poison-type attacks were physical, and Gengar had horrible attack stats. Plus, Psychic used to be immune and had an advantage against Ghost back then.
But in the newer generations, things started to change. Gen 2 removed Psychic's immunity and type advantage against Ghost, now giving ghost types a chance, although Ghost types were still physical.
And then, when Gen 4 came out and introduced the Physical-Special attack split, Shadow Ball? Check. Sludge Bomb? Check. Gengar now takes the crown. And look what Gen 6 added: Fairy type? Weak to poison? Gengar gets the job done! No ghost type can compare to it, having great speed and special attack. Chandelure? Froslass? Dusknoir? Aegislash? Pfft. Gengar uses Shadow Ball, and now they're all dead.
I'm a little biased, like everyone here, but I'll try to explain why I like Alakazam and why he's the strongest based on experience. First of all, regular Alakazam isn't really good, in my opinion. He can't sweep as well, he's a lot slower, and his defenses still get him one-shotted even with Magic Guard. Mega Alakazam, on the other hand, is amazing. He can sweep through entire teams without any boosts, and his ability Trace is extremely underrated. For example, Alakazam can trace abilities like Multiscale, Beast Boost, and Parental Bonds. He is the third-fastest Pokémon in the game, behind only Mewtwo and Deoxys, when he Mega Evolves. So you don't need to have a Timid Alakazam unless you're afraid of Ninjask, which you can just Trace for Speed Boost anyway. Finally, my Alakazam has a Modest nature and holds Alakazamite. His moveset includes Psychic/Psyshock, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, and Dazzling Gleam. I've never lost with this moveset, and I've tested it against every pseudo-legendary to boot. Hope this helps!
Gyarados is awesome. Sure, it has a 4x weakness to lightning, but overall, it can take hits, allowing you to set up with a couple of Dragon Dances. With moves like Aqua Tail, Ice Fang, and Earthquake, it's an overpowered Pokemon in the game. Plus, its new mega evolution gives it a dark typing, providing more weaknesses but also STAB on its move Crunch. My Gyarados has never lost, and I'm not afraid to prove it. When it's shiny, it looks dangerously overpowered.
Gyarados helped me defeat Lance in Pokemon SoulSilver. Initially, I planned to use Dragonite, but I ended up using the shiny Gyarados from the Lake of Rage, which knows Ice Fang. Gyarados with Ice Fang is a Dragon Slayer. I'm not trying to offend dragon types, as they are my favorite, but Gyarados is an excellent Pokemon.
From the weakest to the strongest, Gyarados can learn any elemental move. It can beat Tyranitar and Charizard in one hit. Many people don't realize it's part flying, making it perfect for battles against ground Pokemon. To sum up its potential in one sentence: Gyarados is the #1 Pokemon, period.
Hey, Volcarona is more of a legendary Pokémon than most legendaries. It appears in the game when you reach around level 70 or 60. It's pretty much the most powerful, as it has, according to legend, replaced the sun.
Also, its moves and stats are incredible. I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be a legendary until the Pokémon Company decided not to make it one because they had too many in the fifth region.
It has an overall base stat of 550 and incredible Sp. Attack and Sp. Defense, along with Speed, making this Pokémon a heavy hitter. It is super effective against 5 different types out of 17, which is twice the amount of most Pokémon. Its only real weakness is Rock-type Pokémon. With moves like Bug Buzz, Heat Wave, Sunny Day, and Solar Beam, you can wipe out almost anything with just this Pokémon. Although it evolves at Level 59, it is well worth the wait and easily makes it into my top 5 non-legendary Pokémon.
Gen 6 is the most recent, so it's no wonder people overlook him. At first glance, he's fast with a middling base 103 Special Attack. However, his ability, Protean, grants him Same Type Attack Bonuses with every attack, multiplying the damage dished out by 1.5. His move pool is colossal. He can literally 2HKO any Pokémon provided he has the right coverage attack.
He benefits from super effective damage against virtually every type due to his large move pool. If that's not enough, he can also use a physical attacking move set with his slightly lower Physical Attack, even having Gunk Shot to defeat specially defensive Fairy types. The only Pokémon that may be capable of taking two hits before being knocked out is Primal Groudon, due to his ability that prevents Water-type moves from working, but that's obviously not a fair comparison. He's a very devastating Pokémon indeed.
Greninja is a great starter. Not only is it fast, but its hidden ability, "Protean," makes it even trickier to defeat. What "Protean" does is change Greninja's type to match the move it last used. This makes it harder for opponents to beat him, and every move he uses becomes STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus). This is particularly useful when you're up against Electric and Grass types. You may also want to teach Greninja "Ice Beam" to one-hit KO Dragonite and Garchomp.
Haxorus is a god. I don't agree that it's number one, although in the Nintendo games its stats are incredibly insane. By the way, Mudsdale should be in the top 10, in my opinion. Every turn its defense increases, and it is a good Pokémon for the trials in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
Haxorus has a great move set, ranging from Giga Impact to Double Team. What really makes him special is his high speed and great defensive moves. Overall, Haxorus is the best Pokémon ever and should be number one. It could take on Dragonite or Garchomp any day!
Best Pokémon ever. It can take out any Steel-type Pokémon in one hit even though it's weaker against them. It has lots of speed, so it always goes first. I can defeat any full party with my Haxorus for sure.
I can't think of a better Pokémon to have in anyone's starting six. I believe the only reason Arcanine doesn't have a Mega Evolution is that it would be unfair for its opponent. Choosing Blastoise over Charizard isn't really about how much better Blastoise is, but more about how Arcanine is a better Fire option than Charizard.
Arcanine is my all-time favorite Pokémon. After trading for a Growlithe from my friend in Soul Silver, I moved forward to train it. It completely demolished every gym it entered! Except for Misty's... but I did manage to knock out a few of her Pokémon before having to switch out. Arcanine is a beast.
Arcanine can sweep an entire team of equally-leveled Pokémon with just Flare Blitz, Outrage, and Retaliate. I've done it with a Shell Bell to counteract his Flare Blitz recoil. I can't believe Arcanine wasn't in the top 10. It's probably just everyone being biased towards their favorite dragon-types.
For all those people who say, "Oh, it's 4x weak to Grass," well, the water type being weak to Grass is something we all learned from day one. That doesn't make it bad. Water types aren't meant to face Grass types, and if they have to, Swampert can learn Ice-type moves. Additionally, its typing gives it only one weakness, tying it for the fewest weaknesses of any Pokémon along with Sableye and Spiritomb. Both also have one immunity. Newsflash: Charizard is 4x weak to Rock, but it also has more weaknesses and poor defenses. The only thing Charizard is good for is its black and blue Mega form.
Swampert is definitely the best Hoenn starter and one of the best water starters. The Water/Ground typing gives it immunity to electric moves, resistance to rock moves (which is good for a Water Pokémon), and resistance to fire (which is good for a Ground Pokémon). In the original Gen 3 games, a great thing about Swampert was its ability to learn Earthquake naturally. There was only one Earthquake TM, and it came late in the game.
Swampert's weaker ground attacks are very useful early in the game. Although primarily a physical attacker, Swampert still performed well with special Water and Ice moves in Gen 3. It can use Ice moves against Grass Pokémon, but it's slow, so switch it out anyway. In Gen 4, Swampert gained access to physical Water and Ice moves, and in the remakes, it got a Mega Evolution, which boosts its stats and gives it the Swift Swim ability to fix its speed under rain.
Swampert is effective against a lot of in-game challenges. It has only one weakness, and there is no Grass-type gym in Hoenn.
Aegislash is the best. He is incredibly powerful and is by far one of the best Pokémon I know. Aegislash deserves to be number one! He could easily destroy Dragonite any day. Aegislash can learn an awesome combination of moves that can send Pokémon flying sky-high. When Aegislash learns Sacred Sword, Shadow Sneak, King's Shield, and Swords Dance, he becomes invincible.
In conclusion, you don't want to mess around with a badass Pokémon like Aegislash because it will be the last thing your eyes will ever see.
Aegislash is actually an incredible force. In attack stance, he has Attack and Special Attack stats that even legendaries can be jealous of. Most of the time, you can count on him for one-hit knockouts (OHKOs). If you're in doubt, leave him with low speed and let him take hits in defense stance. In this stance, his Defense and Special Defense are also better than average for legendaries.
Additionally, King's Shield will ruin any physical attacker's day, and having three type immunities is a bit ludicrous. Honestly, I think the entire Steel type was nerfed just so that this guy would have more weaknesses. This is a guess on the motive, not a statement on the fact that the type was nerfed. It lost Dark and Ghost resistances, which are Ghost-type weaknesses. Anyone who earns their entire type a balancing nerf is a shoo-in for the top slot in my books.
I think this Pokemon should rank among the top ones, not the lowest. Flygon is amazing! In PvP, it's airborne but can use moves like Dig, which looks incredible for a flying Pokemon, and also Fly. It offers great HM capabilities, similar to Linoone and Zigzagoon, even if it can't learn every HM. I believe it can learn Rock Smash, Fly, Dig, and maybe even Rock Climb. I'm not sure about Surf, but that's based on videos and discussions with friends who play Pokemon Brick Bronze. It shouldn't be #20. It should be #1!
In my book, I'm developing a concept called the Third Elements. I can't say too much about it, but it's a group of Pokemon released by careless trainers that have three elements instead of one or two. Honestly, I think Flygon should be a Third Element Pokemon, with the elements of Flying, Dragon, and Ground. However, this would make Flygon ridiculously weak to Ice-type moves. Based on a comment I read today, if Flygon had these three elements, it might not make the top ten after all.
I just LOVE Blastoise. It was hard deciding between this blue turtle and the awesome fire-breathing dragon Charizard, but I decided that Blastoise is better. For one thing, it is bulky. Second, it can learn a ton of moves. It may be a bit slow (duh, it's a turtle), but with its great defense and strength, it really doesn't matter. Also, it can learn Ice Beam too. If you raise this monster to a high enough level, it's going to turn into the dragon demolisher.
Hands up if you love Blastoise! It is so good. I had a really hard time deciding between this guy and Charizard, but I think Blastoise is much more worth it and far better. First, it can learn ice-type moves, and second, it looks incredibly cool. This dude is awesome! I was so surprised that he wasn't in the top ten. He could easily defeat Charizard, not counting the type advantage. This guy should be number one. Like this comment if you agree. Blastoise is the absolute best!
Aside from Greninja and Infernape, Sceptile is the fastest starter and the fastest grass type, with a speed of 130. It's faster than Mega Blaziken before Speed Boost kicks in. It's very strong, with moves like Rock Slide, Leaf Blade, and Dragon Claw, and even Detect. It's also very high in attack. Use it, and you'll wish all the Pokémon games had this Pokémon as a starter choice. While most grass types are based on defense and attack, this one is based on speed and attack, making it more of a sweeper than a tank or a wall.
One of the best Pokémon and a great starter. It's also the fastest starter Pokémon overall. My Sceptile managed to knock out a Deoxys in one hit with a single Leaf Blade. It's a great Pokémon overall, and I don't understand why it's ranked so low. My other votes would have gone to Arcanine, Poliwrath, or Gyarados.
It only took a Leaf Blade to crush Wallace and his school of fish. One time, my Sceptile ruined Winona, who had a big advantage over me. Sceptile can also learn Dragon Claw and Toxic, making him one of the best special sweepers of all time.
Are you kidding? Empoleon is easily the strongest non-legendary Pokémon I've ever encountered, aside from maybe Garchomp and Salamence. Its defenses are very decent and can stand up to Darmanitan's Hammer Arm, Haxorus's Earthquake, or even a STAB Close Combat from Infernape. In addition, its Special Attack is higher than any starter Pokémon ever. Empoleon should at least be in the top ten, and anyone who thinks otherwise should look at the facts. Plus, it can easily sweep Charizard, the so-called most powerful starter. Anyone who can seriously disagree with that is probably a nostalgia nerd.
Heck yes! Empoleon is probably the strongest starter Pokémon that has ever existed! A single Ice attack could down most of the stuff on the list, like Dragonite, Garchomp, and Salamence. It can wear down Hydreigon and Snorlax with Brick Break. Hidden Power Electric trashes Gyarados, and a STAB Surf leaves Charizard, Typhlosion, and Darmanitan crying for their mothers.
Snorlax should be ranked much higher than he is. He can learn almost every move. His HP and Attack stats are out of this world, not to mention his defense. The only downside to Snorlax is his low speed. Snorlax definitely should be in the top ten.
Personally, I like Snorlax. He likes to eat a lot and likes to sleep all day, just like me. Why is Dragonite on top? Dragonite is stupid and doesn't have a good Z-move. Plus, Snorlax looks funny. You should see a clip of somebody riding Snorlax in Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee!
In its pre-evolved form, Munchlax, it can already have learned moves like Focus Punch and Hyper Beam. Despite what the wiki says, if you pay attention to the anime, manga, and movies, Munchlax can learn a number of other moves on its own. This includes moves usually obtained by TM or HM, and some moves that aren't listed on the wiki, like Hyper Beam, which Snorlax can inherit through evolution.
Aggron is a powerhouse of a Pokemon. It isn't very fast, but its attacking power more than makes up for it. Although Aggron is heavy, making moves like Grass Knot problematic, there is a solution. Aggron can learn Automize (Body Purge), which decreases its weight by 100. Its combination of steel and rock types results in very few weaknesses and 10 resistances. Plus, having a base defense of 180 isn't too shabby. Aggron can also have Sturdy or Rock Head, which are two really good abilities. Another move it can learn is Metal Burst, which reflects any attack that does damage back at the attacker, 1.5 times harder. So Aggron deserves more votes - come on, just face the facts. He rocks. Get it? Rocks.
Aggron is amazing! His only weakness that you need to worry about is the fighting-type disadvantage. To counter that, all you need is Sturdy and Metal Burst. To cover his water weakness, teach him Thunder Punch. To fight off ground types, use Ice Punch, which also covers tough dragons. Iron Head is also a great STAB move. This set will dominate anyone who stands in your way.
I'd max his special defense and attack and give him an Adamant nature and Leftovers. His defense is already outstanding, but his weakness is special moves (and fighting, but I already covered that), so it would be wise to beef up his special defense. I love Aggron. You can easily sweep the entire game with him. It wouldn't even be a challenge. Everyone trembles under Aggron's impressive strength, and those who attack him don't even leave a scratch. In my opinion, Aggron is a boss. He is my #1 and will always be #1.
I have a shiny, and its defense is a beast. Yeah, it's slow, but you have defense to cover it!
I love crocodiles, and Krookodile isn't just a cool crocodile. It has power.
Very good Pokémon! They evolve from Krokorok! And Krokorok evolves from Sandile. His strongest attack against Ground-types is Earthquake. I have him double, and you can trade him from me!
Espeon is my most favorite Pokémon ever, and Psychic is my favorite type! I'm really happy that my favorite Pokémon ever is the 27th most powerful Pokémon of all the Pokémon out there. There are so many, so it's just amazing to be 27th! That also means Espeon is super powerful. Yay! That also means my favorite Pokémon ever is super powerful! Wahoo!
Espeon, in my opinion, is the second strongest non-legendary Psychic Pokémon to have on your team. If by any chance you can't get an Alakazam through trading, Espeon is the next best thing. Espeon has better defensive stats than Alakazam, and its special attack and speed are barely lower than Alakazam's.
Espeon has Zen Headbutt and Magic Bounce, which are super effective! She is so beautiful and badass! I love Espeon! Sylveon is so dumb and overrated. Serves her right to be at 288! Sylveon fans have no idea what the definition of awesome is!