Top 10 Largest Pokémon
Pokémon and Mega Evolutions
Who doesn't love collecting and battling Pokémon? These mystical creatures range from cute to creepy to fierce. Formerly each Pokémon tree could have a maximum of three evolutions (with the exceptions of branching-evolutions, like Eevee).
But with Mega evolutions, Alolan forms, and other tricks, Pokémon are coming in more shapes and sizes than ever before. Today we'll explore the ten tallest monsters (excluding Gigantamax forms)—which do you think is biggest? Keep reading to find out!
10. Ultra Necrozma
Size: 24 feet 7 inches/ 7.5 meters
Necrozma debuted in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and of his four forms, his Ultra mode is probably his best. Standing over four times as tall as myself, Ultra Necrozma carries a whopping 754 stat total and the deadly Neuroforce ability (increasing the power of his super-effective moves).
While I prefer the typing of his Dawn Wings (Psychic/Ghost) and Dusk Mane (Psychic/Steel) forms, there's no denying Ultra Necrozma's unrivaled power.
9. Wishiwashi (School Form)
Size: 26'11'' / 8.2 meters
In his normal mode, pipsqueak Wishiwashi is only eight inches big. But his schooling ability transforms him into hs School Form as long as he's at least level 20 and has over 25% HP remaining. This mode skyrockets every one of his stats except HP and speed, offering a fierce leviathan who can both tank and deal hits.
Size: 28'10'' / 8.8 meters
Early Pokémon fans have to remember this guy. Onix was the tallest original Pokémon, and anime protagonist Brock used one.
Onix towers over most others, measuring almost six feet taller than Rayquaza. He's noted for being able to travel over fifty miles per hour—while underground! However, as impressive as Onix is, he can turn into something even larger . . .
Size: 30'2'' / 9.2 meters
Type: Steel/Ground (Steelix), Steel/Flying (Celesteela)
Shedding Onix's Rock type for Steel, Steelix gains power and loses several elemental weaknesses. The PokéDex tells us Onix changes into Steelix when it lives past the age of 100, and its rocks are tempered into diamonds. I could have sworn you just needed to trade one holding a Metal Coat . . . ah, I must be crazy.
Meanwhile, Celesteela is arguably the strongest of the Ultra Beasts, with impressive stats and her Flying type removing Steel's regular weakness to Ground.
6. Primal Kyogre
Size: 32'1'' / 9.8 meters
In Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the legendary Kyogre gained a new form: Primal Kyogre. Primal Kyogre is the heaviest, strongest, and arguably best Water Pokémon yet, and his new Primordial Sea Pokémon ability boosts the power Water attacks while automatically negating Fire. Be sure to stay on the good side of this mighty behemoth.
5. Mega Steelix
Size: 34'5'' / 10.5 meters
When Steelix unleashes his Mega form, he doesn't gain a new element, but becomes even more powerful. His defense skyrockets to new heights (literally), and he gains some mysterious markings across its body.
If you prefer gold over silver, catch a rare "shiny" Steelix to train a brighter version of this gigantic titan. Good luck cosplaying this one, Pokéfans.
4. Mega Rayquaza
Size: 35'5'' / 10.8 meters
As Rayquaza feeds on meteorites in our atmosphere, he slowly stores power, eventually turning into the formidable Mega Rayquaza. This form ravages foes with high offensive power, speed, and the fierce Delta Steam ability (his defenses are a bit lower though). Still, you know this monster is strong—in the anime, he defeated Mega Charizard X and Mega Metagross at the same time!
3. Alolan Exeggutor
Size: 35'9'' / 10.9 meters
Regular Exeggutor is a Grass/Psychic type that stands at a normal 6'7'', but in the Alola region, Exeggcute instead evolves into this gigantic plant. Alolan Exeggutor's frisk ability lets him see opposing held items, and he's a powerful albeit slow sweeper with good attack and special attack. Just watch out for his quad weakness to Ice.
Size: 47'7'' / 14.5 meters
I mentioned earlier that Primal Kyogre is the heaviest Water-type. That's certainly true, but he's not the biggest; a title that goes to whale-like Wailord. This creature dwarfs most others, being over 10 feet longer than Mega Rayquaza, but for such a massive Pokémon, his weight is oddly low: Wailord weighs less than 900 pounds. All that swimming keeps him trim, I suppose.
This is likely because Wailord's body is partially composed of air; he is, after all, the "float whale" Pokémon. But despite its low weight, none can deny Wailord's awesome size. I'd love to see him mega evolve into something bigger one day, but for now, the crown goes to...
Size: 65'7'' / 20 meters
Introduced in generation 8 games Sword and Shield, Eternatus and his Eternamax form stand at a dominating 65½ feet! He's connected to the Dynamax phenomenon (which can make any Pokémon big in certain places), and his 690 stat total is amazing, especially for a non-Mega legendary.
Emphasizing HP, special attack, and speed, Eternatus undoubtedly offers one Pokémon's best indirect sweepers (funny a Pokémon so big prefers to attack from range).
Which colossal monster do you favor?
More of the Biggest Pokémon
Hopefully you've enjoyed reviewing some colossal creatures; I'm excited to see more large behemoths in Pokémon's future. We went by game data today, but we've also seen some oddly large creatures in the anime, like the giant Dragonite in season 1.
But for now, as we await more Pokémon giants, vote for your favorite and I'll see you at our next gaming countdown!
Questions & Answers
What is the smallest Pokemon?
Several Pokemon tie for the smallest Pokemon. Check out a full list at the link below!Helpful 38
Wouldn't Celesteela be on this list of top 10 largest Pokemon?
Yes, but this list predated Sun and Moon where Celesteela was introduced. That's the problem with reviewing ongoing games/media: new content released after a released article may change the article's accuracy.
Still, I enjoy covering Pokemon, and at some point in the future, I'll try to make an updated list.Helpful 26
What about Snorlax as the largest Pokemon?
You're probably thinking of weight, not height or length.The average Snorlax is 6'11'', which is taller than most humans, but nowhere near the size of Gyarados and the like.Helpful 23
Is there a Pokémon bigger than Wailord?
Sort of. Alolan Exeggutor is now technically the biggest Pokemon, but because it's just tall and doesn't have much girth, you could still think of Wailord as the overall heftiest.Helpful 20
Regigigas is literally called the colossal Pokemon, why isn’t it on this list?
"Colossal" or not, Regigigas stands at 3.7 meters, barely over half the size of today's smallest entry, Gyarados.Helpful 14
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