My 10 Favorite Generation IV Pokémon
Pokémon From the Sinnoh Region
Generation IV's Sinnoh Region features a variety of pokémon that aspiring pokémon masters will surely love. Due to the wide variety of pokémon in generation IV, I can't decide which one I like the most, and that’s why this list features many great pokemon. In some cases, two or more pokémon have tied for spots on this list because I liked them equally. Almost all of the pocket monsters that are listed here are equally strong and they're definitely lovable. The following is a list of my top ten favorite generation IV pokémon.
10. Sinnoh (Eeveelution)
What is an eeveelution? It is a term used to describe all the evolutions of eevee. Eevee + Evolution = Eeveelution, get it?
After the release of the generation V pokémon games, Pokémon Black, Pokemon White, Pokémon Black Version 2, and Pokémon White Version 2, I thought that the eeveelutions from version V would be the last ones to be introduced in the pokemon games until Generation VI and its eevelutions were announced. Generation IV's eevelutions are the ice and grass-type eeveelutions, glaceon and leafeon. We all know that there is always a trick to evolving an eevee. In generation IV you need to be in a specific environment, e.g. near a mossy or icy rock to evolve eevee into leafeon or glaceon. Cool right?
These two dog-like creatures have cool design concepts. Leafeon looks like a dog with a leafy tail and ears, while glaceon looks like a dog with an icicle tail and ears. Leafeon can be a decent, bulky, offensive pokémon, while glaceon is more of a powerful wall-breaker with a high-level special attack stat.
Which Eeveelution did you choose?
9. The Poison Duo
Toxicroak and drapion are a poison/fighting-type pokémon and a poison/dark-type pokémon respectively. They are the two poison-type pokémon that I like the most in this generation. Toxicroak’s name is a pun that combines the word "toxic" and the word “croak,” which is the onomatopoeia for the sound a frog makes. Drapion’s name is (possibly) a combination of the word "Dracula" and the word "scorpion" because it looks like a combination of the two. Toxicroak has a high attack stat and it can be a good addition to your team because it is very bulky, while drapion is a big offensive threat because it has good attack and speed stats.
8. Is It a Cat or a Dog?
Whether this pokémon is more similar to a cat or a dog, luxray is one of the best electric-types that has been introduced in this generation. Appearance-wise and stat-wise, luxray has a decent amount of bulk and a good amount of coverage, which makes it a force to be reckoned with. It has a high base attack stat and it has a variety of moves to choose from. At first you will find it difficult to use this pokémon because it has a lot of low quality, low-level moves, and you will only learn good moves when it reaches level 13. Though it has to level up slowly, once it does, I can assure you that luxray will be a good addition to your team.
Is Luxray a Cat or a Dog?
7. The Flying/Fighting Type Pokémon
Many players have wished and hoped for a flying/fighting-type pokemon like staraptor. With its bulky look and big beak, it is sure to scare you, and you'll probably assume that this pokémon is always angry. It is a very big threat to its opponents because it has high attack and speed stats. It also has a good selection of moves. Surely staraptor will be a powerhouse addition to your your team. Some say that staraptor is the pokémon version of an Angry Bird. Do you agree with this?
6. The Sinnoh Starters' Final Evolutions
In each game, every pokémon addict is eager to see what the final evolution of the starters will look like. In this generation, players can pick one of three starter pokémon. The three starters look like a turtle, a monkey, and a penguin. As they evolve they become more awesome and they start to look stronger than all of the starters from previous generations.
Torterra, being a continent pokémon, is like a huge turtle that has an island on its back. It is probably based on the black tortoise that is commonly referenced in various Asian mythologies. Stat-wise, torterra has high attack and defense stats, but it is lacking in Speed. It is a great offensive tanker for any team.
Infernape, the flame pokémon, looks like the Monkey King or Son Goku from the Japanese interpretation of the Chinese epic tale, The Journey to the West. Based on its stats, infernape is a well-balanced pokémon, and that makes it a great offensive player for your team.
Empoleon, the emperor pokémon, is a butler-like penguin (or maybe it is a penguin-like butler). It is said that empoleon was designed as a combination of an emperor penguin and a royal penguin. Its trident-like headgear is based on Poseidon’s trident. Unlike the other two starters, empoleon has a high level special attack and a high level special defense. Its other stats are also well-balanced. Because of its high level special attack and special defense, empoleon can be a huge thorn in your opponent’s side.
5. Flame and Thunder
The evolved forms of magmar and electabuzz, magmortar and electivire respectively, are two awesome pokémon.
Magmortar, the blast pokémon, has two cannon-like hands, which is why it is often refered to as the "blast pokémon." It is the enhanced version of its pre-evolution form. With its high level special attack stat and its somewhat well-balanced stats, I can say that magmortar is a good fire-type option for your party. But be aware of the fact that it has a low defense stat, so some physical attack moves can easily overwhelm this pokémon.
Electivire, the thunderbolt pokémon, is an ape-like creature with an ape's typical furry features. It is a hairier version of its pre-evolution form, electabuzz. Stat-wise, it is the same as magmortar because it has a low defense stat. The difference between the two is that electivire has a high attack stat and its other stats are well balanced. It has an amazing coverage ability that allows almost all of its opponents to be hit by its super effective moves.
4. The Shark-Like Dragon or the Dragon-Like Shark?
The mach pokémon, garchomp is a shark-like dragon or maybe it's a dragon-like shark. Whatever it is, this pokémon is not to be underestimated. It has excellent attack and speed stats. These stats help it to be a frightening offensive fighter. It can easily sweep its opponent with its high speed and attack stats, but because of its type, its ability to resist water and grass-type pokémon is low, and ice-types also pose a great threat to garchomp.
3. God of Time and Space
Dialga and palkia are the mascots for Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, respectively.
Dialga, the temporal pokémon, is said to be the god of time in the Pokéverse. It has a design that is reminiscent of a clock's hands. Due to its typing, dialga is the only dragon-type pokémon that is not weak to dragon and ice-type moves. It has a well-balanced range of stats that allow it to fit on any team. It is also a great offensive pokémon due to its high attack and special attack stats. It also has a high defense stat, which makes it a good tanker. Overall, it is definitely a good addition to your team.
Palkia, the spatial pokémon, is said to be the Pokéverse's god of space. Palkia is also a versatile pokémon like dialga. It is said to be incredibly dangerous due to its high level attack stat, its special attack, and its speed. It can even crush top tier pokémon, so don’t forget to add palkia to your team.
2. The "God" of the Pokéverse
Arceus, the alpha pokémon, is said to be the creator of the Sinnoh region and probably the entire Pokéverse, which makes it the god of the Pokéverse. It is a normal-type pokémon, but due to its multi-type abilities, it can change its typing whenever it holds a particular object. Stat-wise, it is unquestionably the strongest pokémon. Its stats are unparalleled. In Smogon, it is said to be an extreme killer. Due to the fact that it is the creator of the Pokéverse, no other pokémon is stronger than Arceus. The only reason why I listed Arceus in second place is because there are two pokémon that I like more than Arceus.
The Epitome of Darkness and a Dog-Human Pokémon
These two pokémon are not considered to be equal. I also think that one is clearly stronger than the other, but I like these two so much that they tied for the top spot on my list. Please don't have a violent reaction to my top choices.
Darkrai, the pitch-black pokémon, is a member of the Lunar Duo along with cresselia. It is also said to be the pokémonification (personification) of nightmares. Some other sites call it the "Freddy Kreuger of pokémon." Stat-wise, darkrai is very fast because of its high speed stat. It is also one of the most potent sweepers because it has a high special attack stat. Darkrai's only flaw is its average-level defense stat, which can ultimately result in its defeat.
Lucario, the aura pokémon, is one of the most beloved pokémon. Its design was probably inspired by Anubis, the Egyptian god of death. Both the Egyptian god and the pokémon are based on jackals, which are a type of wild dog. Lucario is said to be one of the most threatening pokémon in existence. Though it is said that there are other pokémon that are stronger than lucario, it is still one of the deadliest sweepers in the pokémon universe. Also, because of the introduction of mega evolutions, mega lucario is an even more awesome addition to the Pokéverse. Lucario's mega evolution is definitely one of the most threatening creatures in the game.
Which of these Pokemon is the strongest?
Now you know all about my favorite generation IV pokémon. Please don't hesitate to ask questions and leave comments or suggestions about my list of preferred pocket monsters. Thank you for reading this article!