Top 10 Strongest Non Legendary Pokemon

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

Dragonite is a beast, you can train it to be special attack heavy and have it learn thunder and hurricane (both 100 percent accuracy in rain) or do the regular sweeping dragonite that knows dragon dance and outrage, an thanks to dream world it has multiscale ability which makes moves only do half damage at full health, which can be maintained by using dragonites roost. Dragonite definitely deserves to be the best non-legendary Pokemon.

I love dragonite because he has such a wide variety of moves for example: my level.88 dragonite knows outrage, flamethrower, thunder and fly. They also were extremely beast for being like the only dragon type in earlier games... WHY isn't THIS AT THE TOP!

Low speed doesn't matter. This thing has a 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, dragon claw, and this guy is a beast. He happens to be my personal favorite Pokémon in the book. This is 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 number 1.

Dragonite is awesome since(duh) it has immunities to Fire, Water, Grass, which are common types that people usually encounter. Not only that, Dragonite has a wide variety of attacks, like Flying type Hurricane, Dragon Rush, Aqua Tail, etc. Not only that, it has insanely good stats, so it can deal harsh damage to a lot of things, and it can even take Ice attack(which have a 4x effect) without fainting. Dragonite can learn so many attacks, especially by TM, so you could fight your way out of anything. I played FireRed with it, in fact, twice. It brought me to the champions(well, so did my Lapras) and it still is the star of my team!

2 Garchomp Garchomp, known in Japan as Gaburias, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It has great attack and speed, making it a reliable threat. It can learn very powerful counter attacks against types that would give it pain, like Fairy Types, Metal Types and Ice Types. To make room for other moves, Garchomp can learn Fire Fang, which can end a match quickly against Ice and Fairy while providing a move that would be effective against Metal Types. Garchomp then has room to learn Swords Dance (Can bunk up Attack stats into a massive weapon of destruction), Earthquake (Has Stab, along with perfect and physical attacking) and Dual Chop (Can hit twice, has stab, and can get rid of substitutes). Overall, used correctly and this Pokemon can become a massive killing machine

Garchomp is one of the few pseudo-legendaries, beside Arcanine, Tyranitar, and Dragonite (I think), his only 2 weaknesses is dragon type (2X) and ice type (4X). Although ice type has such a big multiplier, there is very few actually good ice types with significant special stats to do any real damage, besides say teaching an ice move to Gyarados. Although there are several pokemon of dragon type that can do damage, they would also be weak to dragon themselves. I'm NOT counting fairy type... In gen 4, Cynthia's Garchomp is the trainer's worst nightmare! My best suggestion is a high level Gyarados with a high powered ice type move (it will DESTROY him).

Now garchomp is one of the only pokemon that should be as high as it is on this list. Its mega is not that good as far as being a phisacll sweeper that it normally is but its normal form is still a huge threat. Once it has a sword dance up it can hit neutral STAB bonus EQ on every thing except flying types and levitate. It can check most fairies with poison jab and stone edge to hit flying types. Because of being a dragon it loses all its ground type weakness and it has immunity electric. It can wall rotom W pretty well and has some good fighting type moves. Crunch to take out psychic types. Over all it has good coverage and resistance making it a great competitive pokemon.

Lets be serious here, if you've ever played Pokemon diamond, pearl, or platinum that Cynthia has kicked your ass with her flippin' garchomp. Its type is most helpful too being dragon-ground, this thing is a beast. The only way I could beat Cynthia was bringing on the giratina. My opinion on garchomp is that we all know it is one of the best dragons sitting next to haxorous, dragonite, hydreigon, etc. It has a decent move pool and can learn good moves like earthquake and dragon pulse. On my second try on platinum I picked up a gible and just swept all the gyms with it. 3 words. IT WAS AMAZING.

3 Salamence Salamence, known in Japan as Bohmander, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Salamence deserves to be way higher than no.5, that's just sad. He is the the complete ideal dragon. Being a pseudo-legendary adds so much to him. Why are there so many band-wagoners and make Charizard, a non-dragon under the best best dragon of all time. He has extreme stats that soar way above the rest. His move set is super powered. No other non-legendary Pokemon has stats that come NEAR to his. Besides, don't tell me he has a bad design because he's awesome. The just is raw. Sick. Epic. Any body with Pokemon Omega Ruby would know how overpowered Salamence is. #votesalamence

I think it is either Salamence or Garchomp. A Garchomp with swords dance and earthquake and some good dragon moves, it can easily sweep teams. But, I vote Salamence. I like using its moxie ability and gaining attack as it takes down its opponent. It is literally unstoppable once it starts killing. As long as there ain't a fairy type or ice type, he can't be takin down after taking down two or three Pokemon.

Salamence is about the best dragon type in my opinion when salamence came out I was so excited. He has a base stat of 600 like mos legendaries. People only think of Pokemon like dragonite garchomp tyranitar and charizard in my opinion salamence is better than all of them. If salamence mega evolves he will get a base stat of 700! Arceus has 720 that means salamence could be better than mega garchomp and charizard. In my opinion salamence should be first.

Super Mega awesome boomerang in ORAS. Yes it's a boomerang not a Frisbee. But anyways with arielate 30% boost and STAB to moves like return/frustration, thrash and double edge coupled with STAB dragon claw or outrage only 38 Pokemon are resistant to your moves! And then add ground and you can hit everything but skarmory. To top everything off it gets roost and dragon dance to recover and boost speed and attack meaning not much can stop it.

4 Tyranitar Tyranitar, known in Japan as Bangiras, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I LOVE Tyranitar. He is one of my top ten favorite Pokemon ever. Although my favorite is Arcanine, and would be in this top ten and is definitely the absolute best non legendary fire type, it still doesn't add up to this beast. No, it's speed is not great, no it's type choices are not very good. Everything else is legendary quality. What made me put vote him is the fact that both defenses are extremely high and has 100 base stat and that's the most out of each defense than any other 600 total stat non legendary Pokemon (Salamence, Garchomp, even the almighty Dragonite, etc. ) Pokemon need this statistic to keep balance within attack that has each quality. And off subject, but please vote Goodra a little more, because it is a total disaster if not careful with.

Tyranitar is by far the strongest pokemon. It hp is high, it's defense and special defense is even better, it's sand stream is annoying AND it increases his special defense even further! This thing hits like a tank, and it could easily sweep. He might have quite a few weaknesses, but who cares when this thing will literally take STAB super effective hits as if they were nothing! Plus, with its mega evolution, his defense and special defense increase even more and his attack becomes sky high! I think he deserves to be at least in the top 3

Both Tyranitar and Dragonite have a total stat maximum of 600. However, I found (from using both for several years) that Tyranitar's 600 is distributed much more effectively. For example, take Tyranitar's max HP of 403 versus Dragonite's 386 combined with their equal maximum of 403 in Attack. Dragonite's only reason for being better than Tyranitar were its Speed and its typing, the latter of which has been made far less useful now that Fairy types have changed the playing field.

Tyranitar was one of my go-to Pokemon ever since Heartgold, excluding Black. In Gen VI, it seemed to take awhile to level up, but was worth the cost. Great Attack. If you are in Gen VI, using Pokemon-Amie will greatly improve his stats. His only drawback is that he takes a long time to get to level 30 and 55. One final perk is the fact that it can learn multiple type moves to counter types such as Water & Grass.

5 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.

Not dragonite I prefer charizard instead because he is awesome in the games he is ash's strongest Pokemon in the anime and talk about his movepool as he said few fighting type, many fire type, couple of dragon and aerial type, has the spirit of never giving up as in anime he has lost only 2 battles which is one with a poliwrath and another with a blaziken. Oh talk about his design it's awesome, even though having such huge wings due to its wings (aerial type) move superfast. This charcoal lizard is beaten by none. Personally it is the most powerful non legendary Pokemon and my favourite one

Anyone who voted for charizard on here is blinded by its excellent design. Its typing is horrible and is 4x weak to stealth rock, one of the staple moves of the metagame. It is also weak to other popular moves such as surf as well, and is crushed by stone edge. To top it all off, charizard's movepool leaves a lot to be desired. It lacks coverage moves and stat boosting moves. Its stats are mediocre at best as well. While charizard has quite possibly one of the best aesthetic designs in the series, its horrid typing and movepool paired with its mediocre stats leave it as a horrible choice for serious battles

It's easy to raise and can learn a withe variety of moves, fire type, flying type, some fighting type moves such as brick break, and dragon type. In my fire red game he hasn't fainted once and is already level 57 and I have only beat 4 gyms. He has pretty much been unstoppable. He learns moves that cover his weaknesses

Anime Charizard, would be above Dragonite and ultimately the best non legendary Pokemon. I mean he even held his own against legendary pokemon and defeated a legendary pokemon without even completing his training.

Game Charizard has amazing stats and is capable of learning a good range of moves including fighting and dragon-type moves. He is a beast of a pokemon.

6 Blaziken Blaziken, known in Japan as Bashāmo, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Umm... nobody is thinking properly. As much as I would love to vote for Dragonite, my favorite Pokemon, Blaziken, whether mega or not, is in the Ubers tier for a reason. His hidden ability, Speed Boost, plus his insane attack, plus a solid swords dance, then protect, substitute, and baton pass. You see it all the time in competitive play. And, even though its less useful without the baton pass set, one swords dance can pretty much set him up to destroy anything in his path. On the note of the story line, the only problem with him and his line is the first gym, because at that point he probably isn't stupidly op. However, if you get him to evolve before the first gym, which isn't as hard as it may sound, you can destroy everything with a simple double kick. Thank you, goodbye.

Charizard is overrated. Having two mega evolutions doesn't mean it's the best. A dragon type doesn't make it best either. Just look at Blaziken's and Charizard's stats. They look the same. Besides, Blaziken has speed boost while Charizard doesn't. Don't tell me Charizard is a flying type so it's strong against Blaziken; we are definitely not putting both of them into a battle. And don't tell me that I shouldn't say these, cause I'm only stating the facts about both of them and Charizard shouldn't be as top rated as you think

I am suprised that blaziken is not one of the top ten and charizard is. If you have seen the episodes, Blaziken actually beats charizard in stadium battle, and I mean one of those semi final battles. Baliziken is also very smart, in the episode Blaziken actually does a flame thrower on the ground (trainer didn't command blaziken), slowing charizard's seismic toss, if it weren't for how smart it was it would have lost already. Geez at least blaziken should be one of the top ten. (I do not get how charizard lost against blaziken and got second and blaziken got 11th right now)

Blaziken was originally the only starter to be Ubers, and he is now because Greninja was brought down to OU by Smogon. This flaming chicken god has a ridiculous attack stat and good speed. However, his speed stat doesn't matter because of his ability: Speed Boost. All you have to do is Protect turn one and you get a +1 to your speed. From there, you can Swords Dance, Stone Edge, Low Kick, High Jump Kick, Flare Blitz, Earthquake, or whatever else you want to victory. The only Pokemon that Blaziken truly has trouble with are Toxapex, Kyogre, and Giratina. Kyogre normally dies to a High Jump Kick or Low Sweep, most Blazikens carry Earthquake for Toxapex, and Giratina normally requires team support to deal with. With his Mega Stone, he becomes nigh unstoppable.

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

I got my shiny Beldum through GTS. I had to go through a lot to get the pokemon they wanted (Level 90 Slowking). It's the best thing I've ever done. He has an adamant nature which boosts its attack by 10 percent and decreases Sp. Attack 10 percent. My Metagross is now level 100 and destroys all of my friends pokemon during battle. With Hammer Arm, Meteor Mash, Earthquake, and Magnet Rise you can pretty much guarantee you'll win. I like to use Hondew Berries and decrease it's Sp. Attack stat to a minimum of 203 and boost its other stats like Sp. definitely and Defense as much as possible. Metagross is definitely the strongest.

One of the best pseudo-legendary Pokemon. 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 and you can teach your Metagross a move set that basically allows it to target the weaknesses of almost any Pokemon. In a nut shell, one hella awesome Pokemon.

Why is this Pokémon not number 1. In gen 7 it annihilate the tapus. It is a pseudo legendary with no 4 times weakness, 1 immunity and several resistances. Even with no investment in defences its natural bulk is amazing. It has a mega with 700 base stats and tough claws ability. Before mega evolving it has clear body which stops intimidate. Also the amount of coverage is stupid for example ice punch, thunder punch, bullet punch, hammer arm, meteor mash or iron head, zen headbutt, stomping tantrum, rock slide, earthquake, explosion. What more do you want?

Metagross is the perfect Fairy killer. It has great attack and defense. Metagross can learn Earthquake (perfect defense against Fire Types, killer move), Meteor Mash (Kills Fairies- I hate Fairies because they can kill a dragon :P-, Stab damage, powerful move), Hammer Arm (Defends against Dark Types, powerful move at the cost of its speed), and Zen Headbutt (Stab, powerful move, and can flinch an opponent)

8 Hydreigon Hydreigon, known in Japan as Sazandora, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I love this thing! Besides it's awesome looks, killer moves, and being a bulky, fast, hyperoffensive Pokemon with no real checks in gen 5, it has the coolest name. It's evolutions are all based around a German number, which corresponds to the number of heads it has. Drei is three in German. This is the funny, creative names that I like in Pokemon. Don't be a sucker for it though. Do not try for a physical attacker. Here's is the set I use:
Name: Hail Hydra
Shiny: Yes
Item: life orb
Moves: Draco meteor, dark pulse, fire blast/flame thrower, 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 effective 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 ...more

My Hydreigon defeated 2 E4 Members and most of the Champion's team in B2. It now is nearly Level 80, and knows Fire Blast, Draco Meteor, Dragon Pulse, and Bite. It has no real threats except for Fairy Type Pokémon, but it can also learn Steel Wing and Flash Cannon as covers, so it is actually nearly unbeatable on top of it's 600 base stat and solid (Special) Attack and Speed. It has to be stronger than Dragonite, being able to learn Stone Edge. Hands down the Strongest Non-legend.

Your darling Charizard can't even survive two hits from a Rock-type move, and you think that means strong? Hydreigon is a beast- it is immune to two types of attacks, can learn pretty much some of the strongest moves you could think of, and he can take a hit- lots of them. Hydreigon would be #1 if they weren't so busy trying to kill Arceus with a little Fire Dragon.

Hydreigon is really cool, and has a unique type. Even though it has a 4x weakness to the Fairy type, it can still learn good Steel and Poison type moves to counter, like Flash Cannon, Toxic, and Steel Wing, through TM's. Also it is immune to Psychic, and if it has the ability Levitate (which it can have, I have a Hydreigon with levitate), it's immune to Ground type moves, including the powerful Earthquake. It can also learn Fire type moves like Fire Blast to counter it's ice type weakness, and it can, of course learn great Dragon and Dark type moves. It has great Special Attack, to power up the many Special moves it learns, with Attack being it's 2nd highest stats, and good other stats across the board, as it is of course Pseudo-Legendary after all. Overall Hydreigon is a great Pokemon, and I'm glad that I have it as one of my alternating team members on Pokemon X. So if you get an offer for a Deino, Zwelious, or Hydreigon from a trade, accept that trade, and if you have a Hydreigon ...more

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

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 its Gengar time! Before generation 7 arrive, regular Gengar was in the Overused tier for 6 generations. Its simply because of his stats and of course his HUGE movepool. He is also immune to ground types attack 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 it looks very cool, he haves one of the highest special attack of the game, he is the fastest ghost type and and he Shadow Tag, which is one of the most broken ability in the game. Don't mess with Gengar. (And also I saw most of the comments and you supposed to say why its powerful and not that he is your favorite).

Here's a story. In Generation 1, Gengar was pretty awful. All ghost and poison type attacks were physical, in which Gengar had horrible attack. Plus, Psychic used to be immune and had an advantage against Ghost back then. But in the newer Generations, it starts to change. Gen 2 removed Psychic's immunity and type advantage against Ghost, now giving ghost types a chance, though 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 here. Fairy type? Weak to poison? Gengar gets the job done! No ghost type can compare to it having great Soeed and Sp. Attack! Chandelure? Frosslass? Dusknoir? Aegislash? Pfft. Gengar uses Shadow Ball and now they're all dead.

How is gengar not at the top it has an awesome mega evolution it learns dream eater shadow ball and dark pulse witch are all of the strongest special type moves of there types. Witch brings us to special attack witch is like 130 witch is insanely one of the highest of its type. Being a ghost and poison it has so many resistances it's ridiculous. Speaking of ridiculous it one of the fastest Pokemon ever. I know what your thinking "but it looks lame shiny". It's regular shiny form may not be cool but it's mega shiny evolution is pure white. Another thing contributing to its cool factor is it holds one of the coolest Easter eggs in the game... Gengar is the shadow of clefable. Speaking of clefable ghost type is affective towards one of the newest types... Fairy type. Plus seeing that the new fairy type is affective towards dark and dragon gengar is a very op Pokemon.

This thing has always been a top tier threat in Overused. It has a crazy amount of options such as Sludge Wave, Dazzling Gleam, Focus Blast, Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse, Thunderbolt, Icy Wind etc. It can even work as a spinblocker due to being able to learn Will-O Wisp and Taunt and being part Ghost gives it immunity to Rapid Spin. It's very hard to switch out of, let alone take a hit from it. It's frail, but has great speed and power and thanks to the new Fairy type and Steel no longer resisting Ghost this thing is better than ever.

10 Alakazam Alakazam is a Psychic-type Pokemon that was first introduced in Game Freak's Pokemon Red & Green (Blue for outside of Japan) version. Alakazam is the final evolution of the Abra line. It evolves from Kadabra when traded. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it evolves from Kadabra when given a Linking Cord. It is said to have an IQ of 5000 and is a human-like Pokemon. It has high special attack and speed, and is good for Alakazam with its poor defense & mediocre special defense. more.

I'm a little biased like everyone here but ill try to say 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 good and he's a lot slower and his defenses still get him 1HKO 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. An example is Alakazam tracing multiscale, beast boost, parental bonds, etc. He is the third fastest pokemon in the game besides 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 anyways). Finally, my Alakazam consists of a modest nature holding Alakazamite with the moves Psychic/Psyshock, Grass knot, Shadow Ball, and Dazzling Gleam. Never lost with this moveset and I've tested this with every pseudo legendary to boot. Hope this helps!

If it weren't for Mew or Mewtwo, this guy would have been the original badass psychic Pokemon. The only thing holding this Pokemon back is the existence of the legendary.

Originally the highest non legendary speed and special attack in the game means that it can make quick work of almost anyone since it attacks first. Combine it with the TM for shockwave, a electric move that never misses me you can clean your way past anything.

This Pokemon is better than most legendary Pokemon. It has good speed and attack. It rare. And strong it can learn the move teleport to get to towns and it can learn other great moves too.

The Contenders
11 Gyarados Gyarados is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It evolves from one of the weakest Pokemon, Magikarp. But Gyarados has a high attack power (as of gen VII, mega Gyarados is ranking #19 for highest attack stat & would rank #10 if legendary Pokemon aren't included), and a good special defense. It's typing consist of water & flying, or from its mega evolution form, it has the typing water & dark.

Isn't Gyarados getting a little overrated? There are many non legendary Pokemon with 540 as their base stat total and none of them have a double weakness. Being immune from earthquake doesn't save Gyarados from thunderbolt. And 540 isn't even the highest base stat total of all Pokemon. Also, it doesn't get moxie until generation 5 and intimidate isn't very useful for him. Then there's the bane of all flying and fire Pokemon: stealth rock.

Gyarados is awesome. sure it has the one lightning x4 weakness but over all it can pretty much take hits which allows you to set up with a couple of dragon dances and with Aqua tail, Ice Fang, And Earthquake, Its an OP Pokemon in the game. Plus its new mega evolution gives it the dark typing, giving more weaknesses but STAB on its move Crunch. My Gyarados has never lost and I ain't afraid to prove it. Plus when its shiny it looks Dangerously OP.

Gyarados helped me sweep Lance in Pokemon SoulSilver. I was expecting to use Dragonite to defeat Lance, but instead I used the shiny Gyarados from the Lake of Rage. It knows Ice Fang. Gyarados with Ice Fang is a Dragon Slayer. (I'm not trying to offend Dragon types, since it is my favorite type, but Gyarados is a really good Pokemon. )

From the weakest to the strongest, Gyarados can learn any elemental move. He can beat Tyranitar and Charzard in one hit. No one thinks he's part flying so that's perfect for battle against ground Pokemon. There is so much potential in Gyarados, so I will sum up his potential in one sentence: Gyarados is the #1 Pokemon period.

12 Volcarona

Hey, Volcarona is more of a legendary pokemon than most legendaries; it appears to you in the game when you reach about 70 or 60, it is pretty the most powerful since it has, after all, replaced the sun according to the legend.

Also, its moves and its stats are incredible; I'm pretty sure it's suppose to be legendary then the poke company decided not to make it a legendary just because they had too many in fifth region.

Has an overall base stats of 550, has incredible sp. Att and sp. Definitely along with speed makes this Pokemon a heavy hitter. It is super effective against 5 different types out of 17; that is twice the amount of most Pokemon. Its only real weakness is rock type Pokemon. With the moves bug buzz, heat wave, sunny day and solarbeam you can wipe out almost anything with just this Pokemon. Although it evolves at 59, it is well worth its wait, and easily makes it into my top 5 for non legendary Pokemon.

With Quiver Dance, it's able to outspeed almost any Pokemon against it. Then, it uses Fiery Dance, it's signature move, to OHKO Pokemon when it already has the Quiver Dance Special Attack boost. Bug Buzz is there for a powerful second stab. Giga Drain rips apart pesky Water and Rock types. Or give it Roost if you want, to take down opponents. It's potential is limitless.

Volcarona Has to be on the Top Ten. Although very little people know this Pokemon, but it is just a beast. This Pokemon had a large variety of moves, and super high defense. Bug buzz (Mewtwo destroyed) Flare Blitz, wild bolt, giga impact, overheat solarbeam... It absolutely destroys everything on his way. After been fully EV trained and using a Calm mind, it absolutely can destroy all the Pokemon.

13 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 it's typing to the latest move it used. In Sun/Moon, Greninja also has the ability Battle Bond, which transforms him into his stronger form Ash-Greninja after defeating a Pokemon. Greninja's signature move is Water Shuriken. Not only does it hit up to 5 times, it also allows Greninja to attack first.

Gen 6 is most recent, 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 movepool is collosal, he can literally 2K0 any Pokemon provided he has the right coverage attack. He benefits from super effective damage against virtually every type due to a large movepool. If that's not enough, he can use a physical attacking move set with his slightly lower physical attack, also having gunk shot to defeat specially defensive fairy types. The only Pokemon that may be capable of stomaching two hits before being knocked out is primal groudon, due to his ability not allowing water type moves to work, but that's obviously not fair comparison. A very devastating Pokemon indeed.

Greninja is a great starter, not only is it fast but having its hidden ability - "Protean" makes it even trickier to defeat. What "Protean" does is, every move Greninja uses, he becomes the same type like the move he last used. It makes opponents harder to beat him, and every move he uses becomes STAB which is great when you're up against Electric and Grass types. :P You may want to teach Greninja "Ice Beam" to 1 hit KO Dragonite and Garchomp though. :3

Should be number one. Just to put it simply. I could go on and on about how good this pokemon and why it was kicked from ou for being to op for its own good, so I'll put it simply. Proteon allows STAB on every thing and it and if you don't know what that means you should not even be voting at all. High speed and good move pool makes it amazing. That's the simple way to look at it.

Greninja's hidden ability, Protean, makes it so that when Greninja uses a move, he switches to the type of that move. This means he always has same type attack bonus which, coupled with his excellent speed and special attack, makes him a top-tier threat. The best part is that if you're facing a Pokémon Greninja is weak to, you can use a move that changes Greninja to an advantageous type. It's really hard to lose with this Pokémon.

14 Haxorus

Haxorus is a god. Don't agree it is number 1, although in the Nintendo games it's stats are incredibly insane. Also by the way Mudsdale should be in the top 10 in my opinion. Every turn it's defense increases and it is a good Pokemon that is good for the Pokemon trials in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Haxorus has a great move set, ranging from giga impact to double team. But what really makes him special is his high speed, and has great defensive moves. Overall Haxorus is the best pokemon ever and should be number 1. It could take Dragonite or garchomp any-day!

Best pokemon ever. It can take out any steel type pokemon in one hit even though its weaker against them. It has lots of speed so it always goes first. I can defeat any full party with my haxorus for sure.

Haxorus is fast as heck, and has good defense. When I faced Iris It was the hardest pokemon to defeat I've ever tried to fight. If you use dragon dance 2 or 3 times this pokemon is about impossible to defeat.

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

Can't think of a better Pokemon to have in anyone's starting 6. I think the only reason arcanine doesn't have a mega evolution is because it would just be unfair for its opponent. The reason to pick 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 Pokemon. After trading for a growlithe from my friend in Soul Silver. I then moved forward to train it and it completely demolished every gym it entered! Except Misty's... but I did manage to knock out a few of her Pokemon before having to switch out. Arcanine is a BEAST.

Arcanine can sweep an entire team of equally-levelled pokemon 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 top 10. Probably just everybody being biased towards their favourite dragon-types.

Great stats and worth training, being strictly fire limits your effective move set but Arcanine's stats balance this out. Very well rounded and can be designed for either special or physical damage (or both). Physical tends to be the better choice because although moves like flare blitz do recoil damage it has high accuracy and tends to one-shot most opposing Pokémon anyway. Best fire Pokémon in my opinion.

16 Swampert Swampert, known in Japan as Laglarge, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

For all those people that say "oh it's 4 tones 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, plus it's typing gives it only 1 weakness, tied fewest of any Pokemon with sableye/spiritomb all having weaknesses, plus 1 immunity. Newsflash, charizard is 4x weak to rock but it also has more weaknesses and horrid defenses. The only thing charizard is good for is his black and blue mega form.

Definitely the best Hoenn starter and one of the best water starters. The water/ground typing gives him immunity to electric moves, a resistance to rock moves (good on a water Pokemon) and a resistance to fire (good on a ground Pokemon). In the original gen 3 games, a great thing about Swampert was the ability to learn earthquake naturally (there was only 1 earthquake TM and it was late in the game). His weaker ground attacks are very useful early game too. This Pokemon is mainly a physical attacker, but despite being stuck with special water and ice moves in gen 3 it was still good. Swampert can use ice moves against grass pokemon, but he's slow, so switch him out anyway. In gen 4, Swampert got access to physical water and ice moves, and in the remakes he got a mega evolution, which boosts his stats and has the swift swim ability to fix Swampert's speed under rain. Swampert is effective against a lot of stuff ingame, he has only one weakness and there is no grass-type gym in Hoenn.

My Swampert is a complete bad ass attack sweeper. I blew threw the elite four on my first try because of it and I didn't even mega evolve. It's tied for my favorite pokemon with Electivire because they're both extremely powerful. My Swampert knows: Waterfall, Hammer Arm, Ice Punch, and Earthquake. You're welcome for the ultimate Swampert!

Swampert, no going to lie, one of the most powerful starter ever created by NInetendo. Been a Pokemon with both ground and water, its only weakness is against grass, but ice beam can destroy it. Swampert is also a tank. Its high special defense made him unbeatable. Its high attack also and powerful move also made him to deserve being at the top 10.

17 Aegislash Aegislash is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in Gen 6, it is a Steel/Ghost Pokemon. It is the evolved form of Doublade, and the final evolve form of Honedge. Classified as the Royal Sword Pokemon, it is said to detect innate qualities of leadership. According to legend, anyone who is recognizes as a royal leader by Aegislash is destinied to become king. Its signature moves, King's Shield, protects it from attacks, as well as halving the attack stat of a Pokemon that comes into physical contact when the move was used.

Aegishslash is the best. Aegislash is incredibly powerful and is by far one of the best Pokemon I know. Aegislash deserves to be number one! He could easily destroy Dragonite any day. Aegislash can learn an awesome combination of moves that that can send Pokemon flying sky high. When Aegislash learns Sacred Sword, Shadow Sneak, King's Shield and Swords Dance he becomes invincible. So in conclusion, you don't want to mess around with a badass Pokemon like Aegislsash because it will be the last thing your eyes will ever see.

Aegislash is actually an incredible force. In attack stance, he has Atk and sp. Atk that even legendaries can be jealous of. Most of the time, you can count on him for OHKOs, but if you're doubting, leave him with crappy speed and let him take hits in defense stance, where his definitely and sp. Definitely are also better than par for the legendary course. Plus, king's shield will ruin the physical attacker's day, and 3 type immunities is a little ludicrous. Honestly, I think the entire steel type got needed so that this guy would have more weaknesses (the guess is on motive, not on the fact the type was nerfed, it lost dark and ghost resists, which are the ghost weaknesses). Anyone who earns their entire type a balancing nerf is a shoo-in for the top slot in my books

Why is slash so low on this list? I mean, it's as strong as legendaries! Blade form while doing damage, shield form when taking hits. It has a awesome typing, giving it 3 immunities and a bunch of resistances. It gets good stat boosting moves, king shields, good variety of coverage moves, priority moves etc. Stats distribution are nothing to laugh at. It wrecks physical attackers with king's shield and laughs at mega gengar with shadow sneak. Its in ubers! One sword dance and get ready to swep. Counters a vast variety of threatening Pokemon's. This is the worthy candidate to be no. 1 on list :)))

With swords dance, sacred sword, shadow sneak and kings shield as moves, combined with holding the leftovers and this bad boy can sweep almost everything. with my IV bred and EV trained aegislash I was able to sweep trough ten opponents without getting KO'd in the battle mansion. If you're like me good at prediction the npc's moves, then this is the pokemon for you.

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

I think this guy should be in the top ones, instead of the lowest. I love it! The best part about Flygon is when in PvP, it's flying in the air but it can use Dig (looks amazing for a flying Pokemon) and also Fly! Therefore, it has a very good HM-possibility like Linoone and Zigzagoon, even if it can't learn EVERY HM. It can learn Rock Smash (I think, pretty sure), Fly, Dig, maybe even Rock Climb? I doubt Surf, but I only know this from videos and some of my friends on Pokemon Brick Bronze. It shouldn't be #20; it should be #1!
In my book, also, I have this thing going called the Third Elements (can't say too much about it or else someone might steal it ;-; it's a genius idea), a group of Pokemon released by careless Trainers with three Elements instead of one or two. But honestly, I think Flygon in general should be a Third Element, with the Elements of Flying, Dragon, and Ground. Though... this would make Flygon RIDICULOUSLY weak to Ice-Type! Based on one of the comments I've ...more

I love Flygon! It can learn Fly, also has the ability Levitate, except it's a duel Dragon/Ground type, which also adds an immunity to electric type. It's a great Pokemon to have on a Sand (Sandstorm) Team. My only problems with it are lack of mega evo and it takes a long time to train. Other than that, I love it! It should be higher than 17!

I love Flygon! He's my favorite Pokemon and he can a very wide variety of moves including fly, fire blast, thunder, thunderbolt, earthquake, solar beam, stone edge, and much more! I definitely recommend this guy. Not only because he's my favorite Pokemon, he's is also just a beast on the battlefield.

I only want a flying type in my team so I can use fly. This guy is a ground dragon AND CAN USE FLY. Plus he levitates, he pretty much is a flying type Pokemon to me so the only three type one EVER.

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

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 it's great defense and strength, it really doesn't matter. Also, it can learn ice beam too, and 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 like, sooo good. I had a really hard time deciding between this guy and charizard but I think this guy is way much worth it and way much better. Like first, it could learn ice type moves, and second, it looks sooo cool and this dude is AWESOME! I was like, so surprized that he wasn't on the top ten. He could easily defeat charizard, not counting the type advantage. This guy should be on number 1 and like this comment if you agree. Blastoise is the ABSOLUTE BEST!

What an idiotic way of saying that a Pokemon is strong by comparing it to a someone ( Charizard) who has a type disadvantage. True blastoise is decently strong but its lower speed is something that hurts given that most dragon types have access to electric type moves. In that regard charizard is more suitable starter especially against lance.

Man, this Pokemon brings back some memories. Pokemon Red, First Grade, everyone chose the red lizard on the boxart, but I was too addicted to the adorable little turtle thing! My choice payed off because I got a Giant Tortoise with cannons! You can have your silly little dragon, I'll stick with my giant water tank if you don't mind.

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

Aside from Greninja and Infernape, Sceptile is the fastest starter, and the fastest grass type with 130 in speed, Its faster than mega blaziken before speed boost kicks in. It's very strong with moves like Rocksilde, Leaf blade, Dragonclaw, And EVEN detect. Its also very very highm in attack, Use it and you will wish all the Pokemon games had this Pokemon as a starter choice, While most grass types are based off defense and attack, This baby is based of speed and attack, Making him or of a sweeper than a tank or a wall.

One of the best Pokemon and is a great starter. Also is the fastest starter Pokemon overall. My Sceptile managed to knock out a Dexoys in one hit with a single Leaf Blade. It is a great Pokemon overall and I do not understand how it is so low down. My other votes would of 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 has a big advantage over me. Also sceptile can learn dragon claw and toxic, making him one of the best special sweepers of all time.

I love Blaziken and Sceptile, and Swampert is just... Okay to me. I know that I'm trading my X/Y event Blaziken to OR so I can have both in my team. Fire and Grass are my fave types so, yeah.

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

Are you kidding? Empoleon is easily the strongest Non-Legndary Pokémon I've ever encountered, aside from maybe Garchomp and Salamence. His 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 Pokemon 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 on that is probably a nostalgia-nerd.

Heck YES! Empoleon is probably the strongest starter Pokémon that has ever existed! Single ice attack could down most of the stuff on the list like Dragonite and 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.

I have both pearl and diamond and in both games I chose piplup as my starter. I chose piplup because it's a balanced pokemon. Torterra has higher defense, Infernape has higher attack but Empoleon has balanced stats and one of the highest in the entire game. It can learn avalanche and ice beam which can KO Champion Cynthias Garchomp in one hit! That's good because Empoleon is weak against it's earthquake. It can beat Infernape easily and Torterra just as well because it's also partly ground. Empoleon's moves are beast unlike other water types. It's also good for becoming an HM slave but only for good moves like waterfall, surf or rock climb. For my opinion I would choose Empoleon as the best non-legendary pokemon or at least in the top 10. Last but not least it can beat electric types with a fighting chance, thunder can KO Empoleon in 2 or 3 hits unlike other water type pokemon, that's what makes it so special. Surf or ice beam could then with a chance take out the elctric type ...more

I am actually quite surprised that Emploeon hasn't been mentioned, as my level 125 Empoleon is an absolute beast. In Pokemon Platinum, if you pick Piplup and evolve her to Empoleon, there is only one gym that has you at a disadvantage, and the 2 out of the E4 are at your mercy.

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

Personally, I like Snorlax. He likes to eat a lot and like's to sleep all day. Just like me. Why is Dragonite on top!? Drogonite is stupid and doesn't have a good Z-move! Plus, Snorlax looks funny. You should see a clip of somebody riding Snorlax on Lets go Pikachu/ Eevee!

Snorlax should be way higher then he is. He can learn almost every move. His Hp and Attack stats are out of this world. Not to mention that defense. The only thing bad about Snorlax is that his speed isn't high. Snorlax definitely should be in the top ten.

In his pre-evolved form, munchlax, he can already have learned the moves Focus punch, hyperbeam, and despite what the wiki says, if you pay attention in the anime, manga, and movies munchlax can learn a number of other moves, including ones usually obtained by TM or HM, on its own, and some moves that aren't listed on the wiki, like hyperbeam, which snorelax can inherit from evolution.

Snorlax can be very powerful when used in the right way.
It's defensive stats are ridiculously high and with the Rest/Snore/Sleep Talk combination it can be a valiant asset to your team.

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

Aggron is a powerhouse of a Pokemon, it isn't very fast but with all that attacking power, its sure to make up for it! Aggron is heavy, so moves like grass knot may be problematic but there is a solution! Aggron can learn Automize (Body Purge) which decreases its weight by 100. With the combination of steel and rock, it makes for very few weaknesses and 10 resistances. Plus having 180 base defense isn't too shabby. It could also have sturdy or rock head- two really good abilities! Aggron can learn Metal Burst which sends any attack that does damage back at them 1.5x harder! So aggron needs 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. And 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 beef special defense. I love aggron you can easily sweep the entire game with him. It wouldn't even be a challenge. Everyone trembles under aggrons 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 allways be # 1.

Aggron is everything I could want in a tank of a pokemon. High attack, uber defense, many resistances, and a HUGE TM pool. I remember when an aron with shockwave was my main defense against zubats. It has an awesome-looking shiny form, and Gen V made it even more boss with the new rule about the sturdy ability. With the new dreamworld ability, it becomes one of the heaviest pokemon in the game, and has moves to take full advantage of that.

Aggron has long been my favorite Pokemon. I've had him on all my teams since Hoenn. With rock head, a STAB head smash, and 110 Attack, this dude is a literal BOSS! In it's pokedex entry, it states that it will "mercilessly beats up anything that violates its environment", which is pretty badass. Aggron, regardless of whether he is the best Pokemon, will at least always be my favorite.

24 Krookodile

I have a shiny and it's defense is beast. Yeah, It's slow but you have defense to cover it!

I love crocodiles, and krookodile isn't just a cool crocodile, but it has p o w e r.

Very good pokemon! They evolve from Krokorok! And Krokorok evolve from Sandile... Him strongest attack vs ground-pokemons= earthquake... I self have him double, and you can trade him from me!

Ground and Dark wrecks dude. Its base stats are pretty rounded out ( Besides that Sp. Atk )
Moxie boosts it attack by 1 every time it faints a pokemon
, which is very beneficial. It also has intimidate, but we all know how powerful that is. LOOK AT THAT DESIGN! Its irresistible.

25 Espeon Espeon, known in Japan as Eifie, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Espeon is my most favourite Pokemon ever - and Psychic is my favourite type ! I'm really happy that my favourite Pokemon EVER is the 27th most powerful Pokemon of all of the Pokemon 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 favourite Pokemon EVER is super powerful ! Wahoo !

Espeon, in my opinion, is the 2nd strongest non-legendary psychic Pokemon to have on your team. If by any chance you can't get an Alakazam through trading, Espeon is the next best thing. Esepon has better defensive stats then Alakazam, and its special attack and speed is barely lower then Alakazam's.

Laugh out loud! My sylveon once beat this pokemon in 2 hits while this was level 49 and my sylveon was level 44. My friend even told me she beat an Espeon with her glaceon (she really loves glaceon, it's her favorite pokemon.) Glaceon was level 67 and Espeon was level 69. Espeon is super weak!

Espeon has Zen Headbutt and Magic Bounce which are Super effective! She is so beautiful and badass! I heart 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!

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