Top Ten 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 one of the best overall Pokemon. It is well rounded and is thought of as outclassed by other pseudo legends such as Garchomp or Metagross. Dragonite actually ends up with the victory though. This is because it can easily take hits and heal quickly using its amazing hidden ability multiscale and healing using the amazing move roost.

Dragonite is also amazing with coverage; having fire, ice, electric, fighting, rock, flying, Dragon, and even ground type moves to work with. Can also be an amazing sweeper with dragon dance. It can also benefit a lot with its STAB (Same type attack bonus) moves like brave bird, outrage, and dragon rush. Can easily KO anything that doesn't have at least decent bulk without setting up.

As a bonus if you don't want to grind to get multiscale because it is so rare, it has inner focus which prevents it from flinching making him amazing against steel types like Mega Lucario.

Talking about megas, Dragonite can be better with a ...more

This...This is true love. Let me just explain That first of all Dragonite has an amazing design...and the first dragon ever. Next its base stats are truely amazing. Good BULKY stats paired up with the op ability multiscale It can even tank ice type hits which is mind blowing and no other dragon can do. Next Its offensive stats. It has 80 base special attack which is mediocre... but then you look at its attack stat and you blow up. 134. 134 base attack guaranteed to OHKO most pokemon, An attack stat which is only beaten by salamance and only by 1. It has 80 speed but if you run dragon dance a couple times you can become the strongest, fastest pokemon on the feild. Extreme speed is a blessing. Priority so if some nasty fairy comes do one last final blow to make its worst dreams come true. So is Fire Punch. deals with those terrible ice types which most dragons would think "oh crud", but dragonite usually outspeeds with one dragon dance and most likely KO'S them. If someone tries to ...more

Dragonite is amazing. I have a Wide Lens on it (for Dragon Rush)
With Multiscale, which halves damage done to it when it is on full hp, Dragonite can tank a lot of things, including supereffective moves.

My moveset is:
Dragon Dance
Dragon Rush
Aqua Tail

Dragon Dance raises Dragonite's already amazing Attack stat and raises its Speed. After 1 or 2 Dragon Dances it outspeeds almost every Pokemon.
Then you start to sweep with Dragon Rush, or Aqua Tail if Dragon Rush is resisted by the opposing team. Roost helps for healing.

However Dragonite is not without its setbacks. Even with Wide Lens, Dragon Rush only has 82.5 percent chance of hitting. Its 4x weakness to Ice type moves means that a lot of water types who have Ice Beam or other ice type moves can annihilate it. It also lacks reliable moves, with the only moves that can hit with over 90 power Dragon Rush and Outrage. Dragon Rush has an incredibly low accuracy, while Outrage will confuse ...more

Dragonite has average stats of a pseudolegendary. It do not lead or lag in any stat like the other pseudolegendaries. For example Garchomp leads on speed but lags in defences. The best thing is it can even learn outrage, the best dragon type move.

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

Pokémon brick bronze I rock gym leader.
Use crustle, garchomp beats crustle. Use Armaldo, garchomp beats armaldo but loses half health. Send in steelix, mega evolve steelix, beat garchomp. It is really strong and should be number 1.

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.

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

It's a psuedo legendary, But it's still beast! Why is dragonite at the top? Salamence is faster and can beat a dragonite in a 1v1. I don't hate dragonite, but I'm listing the ways why salamence is better.

Mega Salamence has the bulk and power to defeat some of the strongest legendaries, with just one dragon dance (Example: If given the right amount EVS, it can take a dragon ascent from mega rayquaza and defeat it with dragon rush,and cause serious damage with dragon tail, return, giga impact, and facade, since they are aerialate boosted moves). On top of that, it has the special stat to be a special attacker, and is given reliable recovery with roost. But go on and say dragonite is still better. I dare you. Because Salamence even looks cooler, and at least he has a mega evolution.

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.

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

Pokémon brick bronze I rock gym leader.
He is not that strong. Coallosal beat it. But when the trainer send in greninja she got badge.

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.

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 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

Charizard suucks
It is the most overrated pokemon along with pikachu. It's typing is not good for STAB coverage and with a 4x weakness to rock it's very easy to one shot. You can argue that it's mega makes it good, but almost every mega Pokemon is good with a stat increase. It can check bug and grass types like no one's buisness, but you can just run Ariel ace on a proteon greninga and do just as much damage. This pokemon is not even that fast for a flying type. It also doesn't help that it doesn't have much of a large difference in special or phisacll attack making hard to run as a sweeper, it's not defensive enough to be a tank and its not that good as a setup or suicide pokemon that runs life orb and takes recoil damage till it dies. So over all it's a terrible pokemon and is just recognized as a face of pokemon because it's been around in the anime.

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

6 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.

(According to the picture it's mega) Mega metagross has good defenses considering its attack, especially with that speed, it is basically a mega scizor on steroids. It hits damn hard with that meteor mash with STAB and ability: Tough Claws. Not only that, you have a chance of getting an attack rase which is massive overkill. It can then hit fire types really hard with Earthquake. Hit charizard with Zen headbutt. And if it has an attack rase it can even oneshot the charizard with Zen Headbutt.

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?

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.

7 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

Hydreigon is one of the many titans of Gen 5, with an astonishing movepool, a grand base stat total, and a reputation, along with Amoongus, for being the 2012 PWT champion.

My Hydreigon was a beast, and I mainly used it as a special sweeper, it has great synergy with Drizzle Politoed(Yes I still use this team), and any weather setting team really...

He is very versatile pokemon that has a decent attack stat of 105, and aa monstous sp. Attack stat of 125.

Now, if you are to make use of the great mon, then you should really consider runniing it specially, with a choice scarf, max sp. Attack, Max Speed, 4 ev's in defense, with a timid nature.

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.

8 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.

The single strongest non legendary. Once used with speed boost and under the right trainer, no team can beat it apart from teams with talonflame, which has a stealth rock wkness, azumarill and flash fire chandelure. ( if the blaziken has rock slide or stone edge, chandelure is screwed. ) Oh and giratina, which is not effective against mega blaziken. Yes, these are the counters for NORMAL speed boosted blaziken NOT the mega evolved version. When mega evolved, giratina is out of the picture and so are potential checks. This guys the non legend to have the longest time in ubers. It is also the only non legend in ubers right now other than aegislash, not counting megas.

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)

Not the bulkiest, or my favourite Pokemon, but it is a powerhouse of you don't have the right counters.

Greninja? Outspeed with help from the speed boost ability and then use a fighting type move, which gets STAB. Gengar? Please. Stalling out won't save you. Screw Mega Gengar's shadow tag and perish song. STAB fire type move should do the trick. Metagross? Don't make me laugh. Sure, it has defense, but what would a special attacking Blaziken do to it? Obliterate, and possibly burn it of course. Lucario? Are you even trying? Blaze kick spam. Why is Dragonite number one? Get those nostalgia glasses off and look at this true power house. It may be a pseudo legendary, but does it have a mega? No? Well Blaziken does. Gyarados will be OHKO'ed by thunder punch and Hydreigon can expect a high jump kick. What I'm getting at is, Blaziken was banned to ubers, mega or not.

blazikenz be stronk.

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).

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.

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.

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 was first shown in game freaks Pokemon Red & Green (Blue for outside of Japan) version. Alakazam is the final evolution of the Abra line. It evolves from Kadabra when traded. It is a pure psychic type. It is said to have an IQ of 5000 and is a human like Pokemon. It has high special attack 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!

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.

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.

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 more.

He should be 2 place he totally earns it, he is a blue super powerful dragon that lives in the sea, he is also so cool he is probably in the top 10 of the most powerful water types (non legandary).

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. )

12 Volcarona

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 more.

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 Mega Blaziken

Honestly, Mega Blazilen should be in the top 5. Speed Boost. Enough said.

But to add more, Blaze Kick/Flamethrower, Brave Bird (which is great for other Fighting Types), Sky Uppercut, and I would have found something else for Rock Smash in ORAS if I didn't have to teach it that to progress, worked great for me in ORAS, and if I were to get rid of Rock Smash then Blaziken would be seeing competitive play.

One hit from any physical attack would DESTROY Mega Sceptile, and since he has only special attack (Mega Sceptile) Mega Blaziken has an advantage. I terminated the champion of double battles in the battle maison with him and Gengar without a single death. Plus, he can learn Brave Bird and Thunder Punch.

Powerful ALERT Powerful ALERT Blaziken is good enough but mega Blaziken is so overpowered... Sceptile lovers face my Blaziken and you'll be sad to realize Blaziken made your poor weak Sceptile faint.

Mega Blaziken should be number 1 his ability is boss he gains speed every move and I would like to add that Blaziken is one of the top Pokemon in speed and much better than a dragonite.

16 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.

Arcanine is very good. it has an almost legand base stat total, 555, and was going to be a legandary but moltres came along. It has very good type coverages, close combat, wild charge, and you could always heal recoil with morning sun. It has many fire stab choises, because it can be a fast mixed attacker, flamethrower, overheat etc.

17 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.

18 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 is beast! Every time that I play a hoenn region game, I choose mudkip as my starter. Why? Because swampert is amazing! It has a really good attack stat, but the main reason why it is my favorite starter evo in the world is because his only weakness is grass. Now think about that for a moment, grass is its only weakness, and it can learn ice beam. THIS Pokemon HAS NO WEAKNESSES! Think about that people, now ask yourselves why the heck this Pokemon isn't in the top ten!

19 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 more.

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.

20 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

Probably my favorite Pokemon. Actually watch clap every legendary Pokemon with this god. And how is it 20th? No way it would lose to a larvesta!

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.

21 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.

In the anime he one hit ko'd a frikin darkrai. It overwhelmed a blazekin and crippled a regirock in battle very nearly defeating it. It should be so much higher on this list. Also if we're going off game stats its hard to rank any Pokemon indefinitely because stats vary greatly and can be easily altered.

22 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.

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

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 an empoleon and it could beat an arceus and for me is the strongst pokemon ever it can also beat a tyranitar! I only used empoleon for the whole elite 4 and champion and it won almost so easily against all pokemon it ever batled with! I would die if I don't have empoleon!

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.

180 base Defense is great! Sturdy and Rock Head are great abilities, and 10 resistances is nothing to laugh about when coupled with that Defense. When it Mega Evolves, it gets Filter and 200 more base Defense, which boosts its physical walling abilities even more. When it Mega Evolves, it becomes pure Steel-Type, which gives it less weaknesses. It has good Attack too, and Metal Burst can make opponents hesitant to attack (and it's helped by Aggron's low Speed because Metal Burst fails if the user is faster than its opponent). I would suggest this set:

Aggron @Aggronite
Ability: Rock Head (if using Head Smash)/Sturdy (if not using Head Smash)
Head Smash (affected by Rock Head)/Heavy Slam (if using Sturdy)
Metal Burst
Swords Dance/Thunder Wave/Earthquake/Stealth Rock
Ice Punch/Thunder Punch/Avalanche
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 240 Sp. Defense, 252 HP, 16 Attack

This set is meant to be used in a "bulky offense" style.

He should be 3 place he deserves it he is so cool, not only is he cool but super powerful, he is a steel type monster and would (probably) win.

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

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.

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.

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.

25 Krookodile

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.

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!

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

Krookodile doesn't have any sp. Attack move wich makes him super op if he's adamant + he can learn outrage wich is one of my favorite moves

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