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Top 50 Cutest Pokémon Ever Made

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Who are the cutest Pokémon in the franchise?

Who are the cutest Pokémon in the franchise?

The Cutest Pokémon of All Time

Some Trainers collect Pokémon for the thrill of battling them, training their teams, and evolving them into stronger forms. Others enjoy their original cute appearances, and sometimes it pays to maintain the base form since this allows you to learn new attacks faster.

No matter how you play, you're bound to find some creatures that worm their way into your heart. Of course, "cuteness" is largely subjective, and we all have our own favorites, but today we'll examine 50 of the most endearing Pokémon available!

Emolga

Emolga

50. Emolga

Type: Electric/Flying

While Emolga could use an evolution, he's undeniably cute and offers a strong elemental typing—Flying negates Electric's weakness to Ground, leaving few openings and several resistances.

Where to Catch Emolga

  • Black and White: Emolga can be found in a variety of locations. They can be found on Routes 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. They can also be found at Dragonspiral Tower, Village Bridge, Giant Chasm, Abundant Shrine, and in rustling grass in Lostlorn Forest.
  • Black 2 and White 2: This Pokémon can be found in mostly the same locations as the previous game. They won't be found on Route 10, but they can now be found on Routes 22 and 23.
  • X and Y: You can find Emolga on Route 10 and at the Friend Safari.
  • Sun and Moon: You can find this Pokémon at Poni Plains and in Poké Pelago after becoming champion.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Look in Poni Plains.
  • Sword and Shield: If you have the expansion pass, Emolga can be found in the Forest of Focus. You can also find them at Loop Lagoon after a Max Raid Battle and in Max Lair after a Dynamax Adventure.
Komala

Komala

49. Komala

Type: Normal

Sleeping animals are cute. Koalas are cute. Put them together and you've got this drowsy but endearing mammal. In fact, Komala's slumber actually helps him in battle, as he's always treated like he's asleep (meaning he can't gain other non-volatile status conditions) but can still attack normally.

Where to Catch Komala

In the Generation 7 games, Komala can be found on Route 11.

48. Meloetta

Type: Normal/Psychic (Aria Forme), Normal/Fighting (Pirouette Forme)

Meloetta's a good-natured legendary with two potential forms, each with a rare typing. Just don't start thinking her and Gardevoir are that cute—we've got enough of those fans as is.

Where to Catch Meloetta

Meloetta was only available through distribution events in the Generation 5, 6, and 7 games.

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Pumpkaboo

Pumpkaboo

47. Pumpkaboo

Type: Grass/Ghost

Ghosts types are often creepy, but Pumpkaboo's a chunky little fella with a sweet name. Plus, according to the Pokédex, he's benevolent in nature, carrying deceased spirits to "the place where they belong" so they can move on.

Where to Catch Pumpkaboo

  • X and Y: This Pokémon could be found on Route 16 and in the Friend Safari.
  • Sword and Shield: Pumpkaboo can be found on Route 4. Within the Wild Area, they can be found at Giant's Mirror and Hammerlocke Hills.
Meowth

Meowth

46. Meowth

Type: Normal

Everyone loves cats, and Meowths have demonstrated a surprising number of skills in various media. In the anime, Team Rocket's Meowth is capable of speech, the signature Pay Day attack provides a great money-generating tool in the games, and Meowth's alternative Dark-type Alolan form (in the evolved Persian state) saw competitive use thanks to a great ability and moveset.

Where to Catch Meowth

  • Blue: In the Generation 1 games, Meowth was exclusive to the Blue version. They could be found on Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8.
  • Silver: In the Generation 2 games, Meowth was exclusive to the Silver version. They could be found on Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 38, and 39.
  • Emerald: If you have a Skitty, you could trade it for a Meowth at the Battle Frontier.
  • FireRed and LeafGreen: You could find this Pokémon at Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Five Isle Meadow, Kindle Road, Ruin Valley, Sevault Canyon, Treasure Beach, and Water Path.
  • Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum: Meowth can be found in the Trophy Garden.
  • SoulSilver: Meowth was exclusive to SoulSilver in the Generation 2 remakes. It could be found on Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 38, and 39.
  • Black 2 and White 2: If you are playing as a male character, you can get a Meowth in a trade with Yancy in Nimbasa City.
  • Sun and Moon: Alolan Meowth can be found at Route 2, Trainers' School, Hau'oli City, and Malie Garden.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: The Alolan form can be found at the same locations as the previous game.
  • Let's Go Eevee: Meowth is exclusive to the Eevee version of the Let's Go games. The Kantonian form can be found on Routes 24 and 25. The Alolan form can obtained in a trade on Cinnabar Island.
  • Sword and Shield: The Galarian form can be found on Route 4. You can get a Kantonian Meowth in a trade at Turffield Stadium.
  • Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Kantonian Meowth can be found in the Trophy Garden.
Woobat

Woobat

45. Woobat

Type: Psychic/Flying

This thing is almost sickeningly cute—he's a ball of fluff with one tooth and a heart emblem on his nose. And Woobat only evolves once his friendship stat peaks, rewarding you for bonding with him.

Where to Catch Woobat

  • Black and White: Woobat can be found in Wellspring Cave, Mistralton Cave, Twist Mountain, Challenger's Cave, and Victory Road.
  • Black 2 and White 2: The Pokémon can be found in the same locations as the previous game with the exception of Challenger's Cave and Victory Road. It can also be found at Reversal Mountain, Clay Tunnel, Relic Passage, Underground Ruins, and Seaside Cave.
  • X and Y: You can catch Woobat at Reflection Cave, Glittering Cave, and in the Friend Safari.
  • Sword and Shield: This Pokémon can be found at Galar Mine and within the Wild Area.
Shinx

Shinx

44. Shinx

Type: Electric

Shinx gets more intimidating as he evolves, but it's hard not to like his adorable base stage. And Luxray made a great companion to traverse Sinnoh with, offering impressive base stats geared towards offense.

Where to Catch Shinx

  • Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum: Shinx can be found on Routes 202, 203, and 204. It can also be found at Fuego Ironworks.
  • HeartGold and SoulSilver: This Pokémon can be found in the Safari Zone. It can also be found on many routes after unlocking Sinnoh Sound on your radio.
  • White: Shinx is exclusive to White version in the Generation 5 games. It can be found in White Forest.
  • Sword and Shield: You will need the expansion pass to get this Pokémon. It can be found at Challenge Beach, Training Lowlands, Challenge Road, and Potbottom Desert.
  • Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Shinx can be found at the same locations as the original Generation 4 games. It can also be found in the Grand Underground.
Cubone

Cubone

43. Cubone

Type: Ground

Cubone's story is tragic, wearing the skull of his deceased mother, but if anything, it only reinforces our sympathy for the Pokémon that just wants to be with his family.

Where to Catch Cubone

  • Red, Blue, and Yellow: You can find Cubone in the Pokémon Tower. In Yellow version, it can also be found in the Safari Zone.
  • Gold, Silver, and Crystal: You can find this Pokémon in the Rock Tunnel. In Crystal version, it can also be found in the Goldenrod Game Corner.
  • FireRed and LeafGreen: Cubone can be found in the Pokémon Tower and in Sevault Canyon.
  • Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum: You can find this Pokémon on Route 203 during a swarm.
  • HeartGold and SoulSilver: Cubone can be found in the Rock Tunnel and in the Safari Zone.
  • X and Y: You can catch this Pokémon at Glittering Cave.
  • Sun and Moon: You can catch Cubone in Wela Volcano Park.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Look in the same location as the previous game.
  • Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee: Look in the Rock Tunnel and Pokémon Tower.
  • Sword and Shield: With the expansion pass, Cubone can be found in the Warm-Up Tunnel.
  • Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Look in Route 203 during a swarm. You can also find Cubone in the Grand Underground.
Togepi

Togepi

42. Togepi

Type: Fairy (previously Normal)

Before Johto's games released, Togepi was featured heavily in the anime, exciting fans for the next generation. Togepi's basically a baby—cute, but with a lot of crying. And he's stayed surprisingly competitive throughout the years, converting into the powerful Fairy type and obtaining a third stage (Togekiss).

Where to Catch Togepi

  • Gold, Silver, and Crystal: You can receive an egg at the Pokémon Center in Violet City.
  • FireRed and LeafGreen: You can receive an egg in the Water Labyrinth.
  • Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum: You can look in Route 230 with Poké Radar. In Platinum version, Cynthia will give you an egg in Eterna City.
  • HeartGold and SoulSilver: Like in the original Generation 2 games, you can get an egg in the Poké Mart in Violet City.
  • White: Togepi is exclusive to White version in Generation 5. It can be found in White Forest.
  • Black 2 and White 2: You can get Togepi in a trade in Nimbasa City.
  • X and Y: Togepi can be found in the Friend Safari.
  • Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: You can receive an egg in Lavaridge Town after getting the National Pokédex.
  • Sword and Shield: If you have a Toxel, you can get a Togepi in a trade in Hammerlocke. Togepi can also be found in the Wild Area.
  • Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Like the original Generation 4 games, Togepi can be found on Route 230 with Poké Radar. It can also be found in the Grand Underground.
Togedemaru

Togedemaru

41. Togedemaru

Type: Electric/Steel

As cliche as Electric rodents are, even I have to admit Togedemaru is pretty cool. He's a happy, chubby mouse with a fun type pairing—just keep him away from Ground attacks.

Where to Catch Togedemaru

  • Sun and Moon: Look for the Pokémon in Blush Mountain.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Togedemaru can be found in Blush Mountain. It can also be received from Samson Oak at Heahea Beach.
  • Sword and Shield: You can catch Togedemaru on Route 8 and in the Wild Area.
Snorlax

Snorlax

40. Snorlax

Type: Normal

Snorlax was later given the pre-evolution Munchlax, but his base form is one of the most relatable Pokémon around, just wanting to nap and snack. He's also competitive, bearing great attack and special defense, and his scripted battles in the Kanto games earned him a slot in many teams.

Where to Catch Snorlax

  • Red, Blue, and Yellow: You can find one on Route 12 and another on Route 16.
  • Gold, Silver, and Crystal: You can find one in Vermillion City.
  • FireRed and LeafGreen: Just like the original Generation 1 games, Snorlax can be found on Routes 12 and 16.
  • HeartGold and SoulSilver: Snorlax can be found on Route 11 or 12.
  • Black 2 and White 2: You can get a Snorlax in a trade in Nimbasa City.
  • X and Y: Look on Route 7.
  • Sun and Moon: You can find this Pokémon on Route 1 in an SOS Battle.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Can be found in the same location with the same method as the previous game.
  • Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee: Snorlax can be found on Routes 12, 16, and in Cerulean Cave.
  • Sword and Shield: Snorlax can be found in various locations in the Wild Area.
Jirachi

Jirachi

39. Jirachi

Type: Steel/Psychic

Jirachi's an odd mix of cute and ominous. Despite his small stature, he's a powerful legendary with an intimidating signature attack called "Doom Desire." But at the same time, he's a wish-making Pokémon with seemingly pure intentions—just don't make him mad.

Where to Catch Jirachi

This Pokémon has typically only been available though distribution events. It was obtainable in Ruby and Sapphire with the use of a Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disc. You can get Jirachi in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl if you have save data of Sword or Shield on your Switch.

Manaphy

Manaphy

38. Manaphy

Type: Water

Like Jirachi, Manaphy is a cute but powerful legendary who won over fans despite controversy with his sort-of pre-evolution Phione. To get Phione, you need to breed Manaphy, but Phione can't actually evolve into him, meaning Trainers are still unsure whether to classify them as a singular evolutionary line.

Where to Catch Manaphy

Manaphy has typically only been available through distribution events.

Celebi

Celebi

37. Celebi

Type: Grass/Psychic

The very first Grass-type legendary, Celebi's control over time makes him deceptively powerful, and we got to examine his joyful nature in the movie Pokémon 4ever.

Where to Catch Celebi

As a Mythical Pokémon, Celebi has only been available through distribution events.

36. Shaymin

Type: Grass (Land Forme), Grass/Flying (Sky Forme)

Another Grass legendary, Shaymin's got two cute modes to choose from, the balanced Land Forme and the offense-oriented Sky Forme. Just watch out for Sky's quad weakness to Ice.

Where to Catch Shaymin

Shaymin has only been available through distribution events.

Mew

Mew

35. Mew

Type: Psychic

For years, Mew was the rarest Pokémon of all, finally seeing the spotlight in Pokémon: The First Movie, which highlighted both his playful nature and incredible power.

Where to Catch Mew

Mew has usually only been available through distribution events. You can get one in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl if you have save data of Let's Go Pikachu or Let's Go Eevee on your Switch.

Phanpy

Phanpy

34. Phanpy

Type: Ground

Phanpy quickly evolves into Donphan at level 25, but where else can you find such an adorable baby elephant?

Where to Catch Phanphy

  • Silver and Crystal: Phanphy is exclusive to Silver and Crystal in Generation 2. It can be found on Route 45. In Crystal, it can also be found on Route 46 in the morning.
  • Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald: You can catch Phanpy in the Safari Zone.
  • FireRed and LeafGreen: You can catch this Pokémon in the Sevault Canyon and Canyon Entrance.
  • Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum: Look on Route 207 during a swarm.
  • HeartGold: Phanpy is exclusive to HeartGold in the Generation 2 remakes. It can be found on Route 45 and Mt. Silver.
  • Black 2 and White 2: Phanphy can obtained in a trade in Nimbasa City.
  • X and Y: This Pokémon can be caught in the Friend Safari.
Cutiefly

Cutiefly

33. Cutiefly

Type: Bug/Fairy

Even Misty might take a liking to this insect; after all, he's got "cute" right in his name. And unlike many creatures, he's still pretty cute even after evolving into Ribombee.

Where to Catch Cutiefly

  • Sun and Moon: Cutiefly can be found on Routes 2 and 3 as well as Melemele Meadow.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: This Pokémon can be found in the same locations as the previous game. It can also be found in Poké Pelago.
  • Sword and Shield: Look on Route 4.
Minccino

Minccino

32. Minccino

Type: Normal

True, Minccino and his evolution Cinccino are vanilla Normal-types, and sure, they're not very strong. But simply being based on chinchillas (think mice with fluffier tails) scores them major points.

Where to Catch Minccino

  • Black and White: You can find Minccino on Routes 5, 9, 16, and in the Cold Storage.
  • Black 2 and White 2: Look in the same locations as the previous game. In White 2, Minccino can also be found on Route 4.
  • X and Y: Catch this Pokémon in the Friend Safari.
  • Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: Minccino can be found in Mirage Forest.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: You can find this Pokémon in Malie City.
  • Sword and Shield: Look on Route 5 and in the Wild Area.
Espurr

Espurr

31. Espurr

Type: Psychic

Espurr's blank expression is surprisingly cute, even if he's barely keeping his Psychic powers in check. His evolution Meowstic is just as cuddly, especially if you're a sucker for cats.

Where to Catch Espurr

  • X and Y: You can catch Espurr on Route 6 and in the Friend Safari.
  • Sword and Shield: You can find Espurr on Route 5 and in the Wild Area.
Jigglypuff

Jigglypuff

30. Jigglypuff

Type: Normal/Fairy

Featured heavily in the anime plus the Super Smash Brothers series, Jigglypuff's remained prominent throughout the years, especially with her comically-unattainable dream of fans listening to her song without falling asleep.

Where to Catch Jigglypuff

  • Red, Blue, and Yellow: In Red and Blue, you can find Jigglypuff on Route 3. In Yellow, it can be found on Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8.
  • Gold, Silver, and Crystal: In Gold and Silver, look on Routes 3, 4, and 46. In Crystal, look on Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 34, and 35.
  • Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald: Jigglypuff can be found on Route 115.
  • FireRed and LeafGreen: Look on Route 3.
  • Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum: This Pokémon can be found in the Trophy Garden.
  • HeartGold and SoulSilver: This Pokémon can be caught on Routes 3 and 4 as well as in the Safari Zone.
  • Black and White: Look on Route 114.
  • Black 2 and White 2: Jigglypuff can be caught on Routes 1 and 2 as well as in the Dreamyard.
  • X and Y: Catch this Pokémon on Route 20, in the Pokémon Village, and in the Friend Safari.
  • Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: Look on Route 115.
  • Sun and Moon: You can find Jigglypuff on Routes 4 and 6 during the day in an SOS Battle.
  • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Location and method is the same as previous game.
  • Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee: Look on Routes 5, 6, 7, and 8.
  • Sword and Shield: With the expansion pass, you can catch Jigglypuff in the Fields of Honor and Challenge Beach.
  • Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Look in the Trophy Garden.
Skitty

Skitty

29. Skitty

Type: Normal

Skitty's endearing appearance makes her a popular in-game pet, though she's best known for her odd ability to breed with Wailord (hey, they've got compatible egg types) despite their incredible size difference.

Where to Catch Skitty

  • Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald: Catch Skitty on Route 116. In Ruby and Sapphire, you can get one in a trade in Fortree City if you have a Pikachu.
  • Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum: Go to Route 222 during a swarm.
  • White 2: You can find Skitty in Castelia City.
  • X and Y: Look on Route 4.
  • Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: Just like in the original Generation 3 games, you can catch Skitty on Route 116. There is also the trade option, but that will now require a Spinda.
  • Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Go to Route 222 during a swarm. You can also find Skitty in the Grand Underground after getting the National Pokédex.
Scorbunny

Scorbunny

28. Scorbunny

Type: Fire

As a rule. starters are all pretty cute, especially since they're our first companions in each adventure. We'll tackle them in trios, starting with the most recent, the Fire-type Scorbunny that made its debut in Sword and Shield.

Where to Catch Scorbunny

You have to select Scorbunny as your Starter Pokémon in Sword and Shield.

Grookey

Grookey

27. Grookey

Type: Grass

Not as energetic as Scorbunny or anxious as Sobble, Grookey's a great choice for Trainers who like independence in their starter, and we're all curious what (if any) secondary types he'll eventually gain.

Where to Catch Grookey

You have to select Grookey as your Starter Pokémon in Sword and Shield.

Sobble

Sobble

26. Sobble

Type: Water

Sobble's panicked state might annoy some, but to others, he's a cute companion who—like us—gets a little stressed sometimes.

Where to Catch Sobble

You have to select Sobble as your Starter Pokémon in Sword and Shield.

Popplio

Popplio

25. Popplio

Type: Water

Popplio's design isn't my favorite, but he becomes more elegant as he evolves, and Primarina's Water/Fairy nature offers nice coverage and several resistances.

Where to Catch Popplio

You have to select Popplio as your Starter Pokémon in the Generation 7 games.

Rowlet

Rowlet

24. Rowlet

Type: Grass

Rowlet's plump frame eventually develops into the sleek Decidueye, the very first part-Ghost starter. The family also enjoys the exclusive hidden ability Long Reach, letting them avoid physical contact (and penalties associated with it) when attacking.

Where to Catch Rowlet

You have to select Rowlet as your Starter Pokémon in the Generation 7 games.

Litten

Litten

23. Litten

Type: Fire

While Incineroar's odd design drew controversy among fans, Litten's undeniably cute. Like the other Alolan starters, he eventually acquires a secondary element (Dark) not yet seen on a core starter, setting him apart from previous companions.

Where to Catch Litten

You have to select Litten as your Starter Pokémon in the Generation 7 games.

Chespin

Chespin

22. Chespin

Type: Grass

While many fans mocked Chespin's design, his final evolution (Chesnaught) eventually gains the competitive Spiky Shield attack, one of the best defensive moves in the game.

Where to Catch Chespin

You have to select Chespin as your Starter Pokémon in X and Y. If you picked Fennekin, you can get a Chespin in a trade from Shauna when you become Champion.

Froakie

Froakie

21. Froakie

Type: Water

Featured in the anime and in Super Smash Brothers (as Greninja), Froakie received more attention than any other Kalos starter, and his Battle Bond ability grants the unique Ash-Greninja transformation after defeating an opponent.

Where to Catch Froakie

You have to select Froakie as your Starter Pokémon in X and Y. If you picked Chespin, you can get a Froakie in a trade from Shauna when you become Champion.