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Top 10 Strongest, Most Powerful Pokémon of All Time

The Pokémon universe is ever-expanding. Find out which 10 are the strongest and most powerful!

The Pokémon universe is ever-expanding. Find out which 10 are the strongest and most powerful!

The Need to Organize Pokémon

The Pokémon universe has become rich with all different kinds of creatures, Gods, realms, continents and even dimensions. I felt the need to pick and sort the best Pokémon with the highest power level.

This wasn't an easy task, as there are many powerful Pokémon out there, but I hope you find your favorites somewhere on this list! Now, it's time to see which Pokémon comes out on top.

The Original Dragon

The Original Dragon

10. The Original Dragon: A Powerful Fusion

The first entry on our list is technically not a Pokémon, at least not one you can catch in any game. This is an entity from the lore of the series that is known as the original dragon. According to the mythology in the Generation V games, the legendary Pokémon Zekrom and Reshiram were once a single creature used by twin heroes. This original dragon helped create the Unova region. When the twins clashed over different ideals, the creature split into the Pokémon we know. This split would also create a third legendary dragon in Kyurem.

When you consider how powerful the Tao trio are in the Unova games, it is a bit frightening to imagine how strong the original dragon was. Perhaps it is for the best that this monster never appeared in the games.



9. Regigigas: The Continental Titan!

  • Type: Normal
  • Debut: Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
  • Base stats total: 670
  • Notable moves: Heavy Slam, Hammer Arm, Giga Impact, and Crush Grip

Regigias is a legendary Pokémon that first appeared in the Geneartion IV games. It is the master and creator of the Legendary titans (Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Regieleki, and Regidrago). This Pokémon is known to have pulled the continents through the oceans.

Where to Catch Regigigas

  • Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum: Go to Snowpoint Temple when you have the three Legendary titans.
  • Black 2 and White 2: Go to Twist Mountain with the three Legendary titans.
  • Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: Go to the Island Cave in the morning or day with the three Legendary titans.
  • Ultra Moon: Go to the Cave World in the Ultra Space Wilds.
  • Sword and Shield: With the expansion pass, you can find Regigigas in a max raid battle at the Giant's Bed. You will need all five Legendary titans.
  • Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Just like in the original Gen IV games, go to Snowpoint Temple with the three Legendary titans.
  • Legends: Arceus: Go to Snowpoint temple with the Stone, Icicle, and Iron Plates.
Lunala and Solgaleo

Lunala and Solgaleo

8. Lunala and Solgaleo: As Different as Night and Day

  • Type: Psychic and Ghost (Lunala)/Psychic and Steel (Solgaleo)
  • Debut: Pokémon Sun and Moon
  • Base stats total: Both have 680
  • Notable moves: Phantom Force and Moongeist Beam (Lunala)/Flare Blitz and Sunsteel Strike (Solgaleo)

Solgaleo and Lunala, along with Necrozma, make up the light trio in the Alola games. Solgaleo and Lunala are notable as one of the few Legendary Pokémon that evolve from other creatures; they are both the final forms of Cosmog.

These two Pokémon represent the two shiniest objects in the sky. They have the power to create Ultra Wormholes. According to lore, these two came to Alola through an Ultra Wormhole.

Where to Catch Lunala and Solgaleo

  • Sun and Moon: You can find these Legendaries in their respective games in the Altar of the Sunne or Altar of the Moone.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: They can be found in their respective games on the Mahalo Trail.
  • Sword and Shield: With the expansion pass, you can find these Pokémon in a Dynamax Adventure in the Max Lair.
Ultra Necrozma

Ultra Necrozma

7. Ultra Necrozma: A Legendary Combination

  • Type: Psychic and Dragon
  • Debut: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
  • Base stats total: 754
  • Notable moves: Photon Geyser, Power Gem, Automize and Prismatic Laser

Necrozma is a Psychic-type Legendary that is part of the light trio. It can transform into three different forms. By fusing with Solgaleo or Lunala, it can become Dusk Mane or Dawn Wings Necrozma. When those forms use Ultra Burst, it becomes Ultra Necrozma. This Pokémon came from Ultra Space, and it is feared as the "pillager of light".

Where to Catch Ultra Necrozma

Ultra Necrozma can only be obtained in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. You can catch Necrozma at Mount Lanakila. Depending on your version, you'll need to use the N-Solarizer or N-Lunarizer. Then you'll need to use Ultra Burst while holding the Ultranecrozium Z.

Mega Mewtwo X and Y

Mega Mewtwo X and Y

6. Mega Mewtwo X and Y: A Pokémon Created to Be the Best

  • Type: Psychic and Fighting (Mega Mewtwo X)/Psychic (Mega Mewtwo Y)
  • Debut: Pokémon X and Y
  • Base stats total: 780
  • Notable moves: Psystrike, Aura Sphere, Recover, Future Sight

Mewtwo was artificially created to be the most powerful Pokémon, and his Mega forms makes him even better.

Mega Mewtwo X becomes a dual-type with Fighting. It is a larger creature with more physical attributes. Mega Mewtwo Y is a smaller Pokémon with a higher Special Attack stat. These Mega Evolutions make the original Legendary Pokémon an even bigger threat.

Where to Catch Mega Mewtwo X and Y

You can only get these Mega Evolutions in Pokémon X and Y. Mewtwo can be found in the Unknown Dungeon. Depending on your version, you will need the Mewtwonite X or Mewtwonite Y.

Kyogre and Groudon

Kyogre and Groudon

5. Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon: Enter the Super-Ancient Pokémon

  • Type: Water (Primal Kyogre)/Ground and Fire (Primal Groudon)
  • Debut: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
  • Total base stats: 770
  • Notable moves: Origin Pulse and Water Spout (Primal Kyogre)/Precipice Blades and Eruption (Primal Groudon)

The super-ancient Pokémon refers to the ancient creatures from Hoenn. There is Kyogre, who controls the sea, and Groudon, who controls the continents. The Pokémon first appeared in Ruby and Sapphire. However, the remakes of these titles introduced more powerful forms of the Legendaries through a process called Primal Reversion. This gives us Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre.

Needless to say, these Pokémon are absolute powerhouses. They have the power to bring drought and heavy rain. These two always have cataclysmic battles when they encounter each other.

Where to Catch Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon

These two forms only appear in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Depending on your version, you will catch either Pokémon in the Cave of Origin. Use the Red Orb or Blue Orb to trigger Primal Reversion.



4. Mega Rayquaza: One of the Coolest Pokémon

  • Type: Dragon and Flying
  • Debut: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
  • Base stats total: 780
  • Notable moves: Fly, Hurricane, Outrage and Hyper Beam

I think Mega Rayquaza is one of the coolest Pokémon just based on its appearance. Rayquaza first appeared in the Generation III games, and its Mega Evolution firt appeared in the remakes for those games.

While Kyogre and Groudon rule the sea and land, Rayquaza rules the sky. This Pokémon is powerful enough to stop Kyogre and Groudon from fighting.

Where to Catch Mega Rayquaza

In the Generation III remakes, you can catch Rayquaza in the Sky Pillar. You must go through the Delta Episode. By using the move Dragon Ascent, Rayquaza can Mega Evolve.



3. Giratina: The Antimatter Legendary

  • Type: Ghost and Dragon
  • Debut: Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
  • Base stats total: 680
  • Notable moves: Dragon Claw, Earth Power, Shadow Force and Destiny Bond

For the bronze medal, I picked the Lord of Antimatter, Giratina. This Pokémon controls antimatter and the Distortion World, which he was banished to for being unstable (and unbelievably strong).

Giratina is one of the three Legendary Pokémon that was created by Arceus in the beginning of the world. Giratina opposes Dialga and Palkia by distorting time and space. Arceus banished this Pokémon for its violent nature.

Where to Catch Giratina

  • Diamond and Pearl: After getting the National Pokédex, go to Turnback Cave.
  • Platinum: Giritina can be found in the Distortion World.
  • Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: With Dialga and Palkia, you can find Giratina by soaring in the sky.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Go to Cave World in the Ultra Space Wilds. You will need a Dialga and Palkia.
  • Sword and Shield: With the expansion pass, you can find Giratina in a Dynamax Adventure in the Max Lair.
  • Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Just like in the original Generation IV games, go to Turnback Cave.
  • Legends: Arceus: Even in ancient Sinnoh, you can find Giratina in Turnback Cave.
Dialga and Palkia

Dialga and Palkia

2. Dialga and Palkia: The Firstborns

  • Type: Steel and Dragon (Dialga)/Water and Dragon (Palkia)
  • Debut: Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
  • Base stats total: 680
  • Notable moves: Flash Cannon and Roar of Time (Dialga)/Hydro Pump and Spacial Rand (Palkia)

Dialga and Palkia control time and space. They were the first creations of Arceus, along with Giratina. These two Legendary Pokémon essentially control reality. Both tribes of ancient Sinnoh worshipped these Pokémon as deities.

Where to Catch Dialga and Palkia

  • Diamond and Pearl: Depending on your version you can find either Pokémon at the Spear Pillar.
  • Platinum: Head to the Spear Pillar with either the Adamant Orb or Lustrous Orb.
  • Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: Depending on your version, you can find your Legendary soaring in the sky. You will need the three Lake Guardians.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Depending on your version you can find either Pokémon in the Rocky World in the Ultra Space Wilds.
  • Sword and Shield: With the expansion pass, do a Dynamax Adventure in the Max Lair.
  • Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: You can find either Legendary at the Spear Pillar depending on your version.
  • Legends: Arceus: You can find these Pokémon at the Temple of Sinnoh.


1. Arceus: The First and the Last

  • Type: Normal
  • Debut: Pokémon Platinum
  • Base stats total: 720
  • Notable moves: Recover, Hyper Beam, Perish Song and Judgement

Arceus is known as "The Original One". It created Sinnoh and the entire Pokémon universe. It is the master of both the lake guardians and the creation trio. With the use of various plates, Arceus can change its Type.

In Legends: Arceus, this Pokémon is revealed to be capable of human speech.

Where to Catch Arceus

Arceus has usually been distributed in limited-time events. You can get this Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl if you have a save of Legends: Arceus on your Switch with all the main missions completed. You can also find Arceus in Legends: Arceus in the Hall of Origin.

Questions & Answers

Question: What is the most powerful Pokemon type?

Answer: I'd have to say Light, considering everything I am aware of.

Question: Can Arceus defeat both Primal Groudon and Kyogre?

Answer: I wouldn't be surprised, but the opposite can also happen, depends on where they are fighting and it also depends on how they are at the time.

Question: What makes a good Pokemon?

Answer: I think what makes a good pokemon is believability (being able to believe such a creature may be possible to exist). Power moves (if he has any unique moves, then even better) and the impact they have on lore and history. However, that's debatable and there are some fans who say that believability even turns them off.


zaiden nolasco on September 10, 2020:

ultra necrozma should be 1

Alok on September 10, 2020:

The most powerful pokemon Is victini because victini is symbol of victory and

It is written on google that Victini cant lost

manimal on September 07, 2020:

is arceus stronger than regialpha?

Brrr on September 07, 2020:

No Zygarde? And how the hell is Regigigas here, he's literally the weakest legendary.

Pokemon master on August 29, 2020:

You forgot zygarde , lugia, latios, latias , darkrai and deoxys. Mewtwo deserves a better place...

Hornraptorpro on August 21, 2020:

The god of Pokémon is the strongest WOW

noone on August 19, 2020:

where is mew

Pokemon on August 17, 2020:

Where is zygarde 100%in this list

dat Human Bean on August 14, 2020:

Gengar is also pretty strong so is eyvaltal and xerneas

Da Guineapig on August 12, 2020:

Good list.

Vinny777 on August 11, 2020:

Lugia stadium is thepowerful pokemon

Shaun on August 10, 2020:

Arceus is definently the MOST STRONGEST Pokemon in the UNIVERSE

pokelover on August 03, 2020:

best - list - ever !

Pokemon on July 22, 2020:

Giratina is stronger than Palkia and Dialga as in the movie he beats Dialga pretty bad and Dialga is running from him.mewtwo is number 2. Everyone knows that

THE POKEMON on July 22, 2020:


levithian on July 17, 2020:

I like this list. its good

Big noob on July 09, 2020:

umm this is based in the anime or stat based because arceus does not have the best stats

The same Anounomus as before on July 04, 2020:

I have spoken.

The same Anounomus as before on July 04, 2020:

Also where is mew?!?!?!

The same Anounomus. on July 04, 2020:

Also Victini should be somewhere on the list bc it's the only mythical Pokemon that is in the front of the Pokedex and it can have infinite victory.

Anounomus on July 04, 2020:

You can't include the strongest Pokemon without pidgy.

Juan on July 03, 2020:

Who know the stakataka

Pokémon master on June 30, 2020:

Mewtwo should be 2nd some people say it can even beat Arceus. So YEAH

Name:Unknown on June 29, 2020:

Arceus more like

ARCUS! lol

??????? on June 26, 2020:

this whole thing is stupid

Will on June 19, 2020:

Good list :)

????? on June 17, 2020:

Mew need to be at top 4

maddox on June 10, 2020:

mewtwo is way stonger lugio articuno zapdos landorus ladourus i dont trust list horrible list

lol dude on June 08, 2020:

I feeel like the order they did is a little bit wrong

mewtwo should be in 4 not 6!!!!

malaqii on June 04, 2020:

arceus cus why not : )

west on June 04, 2020:

I agree

a person on June 03, 2020:

mewto is stronger than arceus

PokeBoy on May 28, 2020:

You should put marshadow number 1 because it can go into the ground to dodge every attack.

alex sexy on May 26, 2020:

i dont trust this!

Chevi on May 22, 2020:

Hoopa unbound, lugia??

Huso on May 15, 2020:


Mangotea 36 on May 15, 2020:

I think that Mew and Arceus should share first place because if Arceus created the world,then the first three Pokémon,Mew created all other Pokémon.

Remy on May 15, 2020:

I think ditto should be first

Matt on May 10, 2020:

Mewtwo definitely

Brady on May 04, 2020:

I think mewtwo should be in 1st

??? on April 30, 2020:

The whole thing is wrong because everything should be last and bidoof must be first

Demetri on April 09, 2020:

victini because victini guarntees victory so he should be the strongest on here

Yeet on March 25, 2020:

I agree

Siddhesh on December 28, 2019:

I think you should have placed Lugia and Ho oh in the 8th position because not only are they the guardians of the sea and sky but also the trio masters of their own legendary trio also they have one the best abilities in multiscale and regenerator