Pokemon, Ranked

Pokemon, Ranked

Screw 'gotta catch em all' — some Pokemon are clearly better than others, and I ain't boutta carry around no lame-arse pocket monster around with me. You know?

The things that make a Pokemon superior aren't always cut and dry, though. Sometimes, it's the design. Sometimes it's the Pokemon's combat usefulness. And sometimes, the Pokemon is just too silly or ridiculous not to love.

Don't worry. We're experts. These are the best 50 Pokemon, ranked from worst to best.

50. Cubchoo

49. Marill

48. Milotic

47. Probopass

46. Scizor

45. Slowking

44. Wailord

43. Excadrill

42. Snivy

41. Smoochum

40. Combee

39. Flygon

38. Gogoat

37. Psyduck

36. Gigalith

35. Nidoking

35. Espeon

34. Lugia

33. Drifloon

32. Cubone

31. Duskull

30. Latias

29. Empoleon

28. Gyarados

27. Tyranitar

26. Wobbuffet

25. Charizard

24. Infernape

23. Thundurus

22. Garchomp

21. Magikarp

20. Entei

19. Metagross

18. Yveltal

17. Porygon-Z

16. Litwick

15. Rotom (all forms)

14. Spiritomb

13. Luvdisc

12. Togekiss

11. Ludicolo

10. Vanilluxe

9. Shuckle

8. Slakoth

7. Scrafty

6. Darmanitan

5. Reuniclus

4. Chespin

3. Elekid

2. Trubbish

1. Gengar

Notes:

  • If your favourite Pokemon is not on this list, it is not among the top 50 Pokemon.
  • There are only a few Pokemon from gen one here....hmm.
  • You might be interested in reading our Pokemon games ranking list.

Comments

    No Chandelure or Conkeldurr is a goddamn travesty

    Needs more explanation on why each mon is where it is.
    (I know I'm feeding the click-bait here, but hey)

    Nope, no Wobbuffet

      Number 26.

        ah damnit, i thought i checked pretty throughly too

        He should be #1. Imaginative design, hilariously silly and unfathomably strong.

        Is Wobbuffet still banned?

        Last edited 13/09/13 12:10 pm

          Encore got nerfed in BW, so it lost its Uber ban from OU, and then fell down to UU since no one liked him anymore. Then it got banned from UU to BL. So basically no one uses him anymore.

    Some numbers, in depth analysis, any justification really, would have been nice to read. Not 'here's a list of 50 names' - what have I gained from reading this?

      This whole post is a deliberate troll. It's just here to incite a reaction from us.

    Squirtle> all other pokemon

      Raichu!

      A pokemon that wears sunglasses = no competition.

    Gengar at 1 I can totally agree with, but all the weak unevolved pokemon? Elekid at 3? Really?

    Smogon's OU tier is probably a better indicator of the "best" Pokemon.

    Interestingly, there are 12 or so Pokémon that are on both lists.

    Last edited 13/09/13 11:03 am

    Welp, I recognise a grand total of 17 of those. Images and/or indices woulda been nice. And no Miltank? I still remember a Miltank at one of the gyms beating the crap out of me, and that was 12 years ago... freaking Rollout.
    But, I suppose these are based on final stats at max level after EV training for competitive play, not circumstantial gym battles.

      Nope, most of these are just Pokémon than the author thinks look cool. Some of them are even from the new game, where all we know is what they look like.

        Okay, then. In that case, and at the risk of playing into the goal of the article, it's immediately invalidated by having no mention of Mew.

    The things that make a Pokemon superior aren’t always cut and dry, though. Sometimes, it’s the design. Sometimes it’s the Pokemon’s combat usefulness. And sometimes, the Pokemon is just too silly or ridiculous not to love.

    In other words, "I just want to put together a list of 50 Pokemon and call it a day". Good work, Patricia.

      It's just troll bait.

      Gengar is pretty fuckin' sweet though.

    1. Blaziken
    2. Snorlax
    3. Salamance
    4. Rayquaza
    5. Charizard
    6. Tyranitar
    7. Infernape
    8. Metagross
    9. Lucario
    10. Marowak
    11. Latios
    12. Wailord
    13. Milotic
    14. Dragonite
    15. Gallade
    16. Wynaut (because of its name XD)

    This list is BS.

    21. Magikarp, a Pokemon with 1 move that does nothing.
    28. Gyarados, the reward of a particulary bad arse pokemon for raising a damn Magikarp.

    If it's the best 50 Pokemon how does Magikarp rank higher than it's evolution.

    what about Abra and his evolutions? he was badass

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