Top 10 Strongest Non Legendary Pokemon

When it comes to the world of Pokémon, Legendary and Mythical creatures often steal the spotlight with their immense power and captivating lore. However, the pool of non-Legendary Pokémon boasts a remarkable array of strong contenders that have made their mark in battles and adventures.

Defining what constitutes a "non-Legendary" Pokémon can be a bit tricky. Generally, they are Pokémon that are not classified as Legendary or Mythical by the official Pokédex. While Legendary Pokémon are often unique, central to the region's lore, and possess overwhelming power, non-Legendary Pokémon are typically more common and accessible to trainers.

This doesn't mean they are any less formidable. In fact, many non-Legendary Pokémon have earned a reputation for their exceptional strength, strategic versatility, and ability to hold their own against even Legendary opponents. These Pokémon have proven that power and resilience can be found in the most unexpected places, and their contributions to the Pokémon universe are just as significant.
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 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?

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. 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.

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 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

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, 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.

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... read more

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-type 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

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

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.)

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... read more

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!

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... read more

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.

12 Volcarona

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 five 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 five non-legendary Pokémon.

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... read more

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.

14 Haxorus

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!

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

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 SoulSilver, 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.

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

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.

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... read more

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.

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

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 number 20. It should be number 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.

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 (well, 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!

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 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.

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-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 other starter Pokémon.

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.

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

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!

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 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.

24 Krookodile Krookodile is a Ground/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It is the evolved form of Krokorok, which evolves from Sandile. Krookodile is known as the "Bully of the Sands."... read more

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!

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

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.

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