Pokemon has been around for decades now, and the beloved franchise has racked up an impressive number of pocket monsters. The release of Pokemon Sun & Moon made the series’ lineup reach a record number of Pokemon. The franchise now houses 802 creatures barring any Mega Evolutions or Alola Forms. With so many characters at its disposal, fans may have trouble keeping track of who’s who, but there are some Pokemon you just don’t forget.
The competition is stiff when it comes to Pokemon strength, but a few creatures do stand out amongst the rest. When faced with legendary Pokemon, your everyday pocket monsters can’t hold a candle to the kind of awe-inspiring power some creatures hold.
When Pokemon introduced its first legendary monsters, fans were left stunned by the kind of power Ho-Oh and Lugia could wield. The pair only grew more impressive when the legendary birds Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres showed their face in the Kanto region. Mew and Mewtwo also continue to thrill fans, but those characters are just the beginning. Over the years, Pokemon has racked up dozens of impossibly powerful pocket monsters, and even Pikachu knows better than to face the creatures head-on.
Here at ComicBook, we are giving you just a taste of some of Pokemon’s most powerful monsters. You can check out the terrifying Pokemon in the slides below:
Ditto is not considered a legendary Pokemon by any means, but the creature is not one to trifle with. Sure, the Pokemon may look cute since its pink gelatinous form is all wobbly, but fans know better than to let the facade fool them. When it comes to Pokemon, an argument could about Ditta being the franchise’s most powerful creature period. The shape-shifting Pokemon can literally turn into anything. Ditto can transform into any Pokemon out there, but that’s not all; The creature can also shift into non-organic things as well. Ditto has shown battle savvy as the monster goes on the defensive when it sleeps by turning into a stone. If Ditto wanted to, the Pokemon and its brethren could band together to start a revolution, and mankind would not stand a chance.
Mew easily ranks as one of Pokemon’s most adorable creatures, but the squishy monster is also one of the most powerful by a long shot. According to lore, Mew houses every strand of Pokemon DNA there is, so the psychic pocket monster can do anything any Pokemon can. From elemental powers and more, there is no power which Mew cannot wield. The character can learn any move, and its ability to retain its library of attacks is unparalleled. Fans may have trouble finding Mew since the fabled Pokemon likes to frolic about, but Mew’s reputation proceeds it. Even the ancient communities in Pokemon knew to respect Mew, and fans do not want to find out what happens if they treat the Pokemon unfairly.
Nostalgia isn’t the only thing which makes Mewtwo a fan-favorite Pokemon; No, the creature’s insane powers go a long way in endearing the Pokemon. Created in a laboratory, Mewtwo was made by Dr. Fuji to be a clone of Mew. Mankind made Mewtwo with the hopes of it becoming more powerful than Mew, but the psychic Pokemon grew too strong to be controlled. Mewtwo hosts all the awesome powers which Mew does, but the Pokemon has none of its predecessor’s patience. Mewtwo’s hard life made the character jaded and ruthless, bringing the Pokemon to wish ruin upon trainers worldwide. It was only thanks to Ash Ketchum that Mewtwo turned away from his vengeful plans, but Mewtwo’s temper is not one anyone should try to mess with.
Rayquaza made its debut during the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire era, and the Sky High creature is one fans have come to love. The dragon-like legendary Pokemon spends most of its time way above the ozone, and it may be best that the Pokemon keeps its distance. Not only are Rayquaza’s stats stacked, but the creature is literally the master of weather. When Kyogre and Groudon get in watery-and-fiery spats, it falls down to Rayquaza to regulate the Earth’s atmosphere. Now, the hulking creature even has a Mega Evolution, so there is no way your run-of-the-mill Pokemon could come at Rayquaza even on its worst days.
There are legendary Pokemon and then there are straight-up gods. When it comes to Pokemon, Arceus falls in the latter category. Fans met the heralded creature back in 2009 on official terms, and no Pokemon has come close to matching its power since. According to legend, Arceus is the being responsible for creating the entire universe. The creature’s godly form built the cosmos with 1,000 arms, but his physical form looks far more approachable. When it comes down to creation, Arceus is responsible for everything Pokemon-related, and fans have admitted the godly creature looks pretty stylish as well.