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8 Powerful and Rare Pokémon from the Anime (Cartoon)!

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I love Pokémon and have been watching the anime/cartoon ever since I was a little child! Pokémon is still popular!

1. Garchomp

Garchomp – This is one of the pseudo legendary dragon introduced in Pokémon Diamond / Pearl. This guy is very strong and packs a very serious punch. His stats are very high and can deal lots of damage to opponents. This big dragon has a massive weakness against ice type attacks and also weak against fairy. However, other than ice, fairy, and dragon type of attacks, this big dragon has no other fears. Ash Ketchum's Gible is the pre evolved form of Garchomp. Cynthia, the champion of Sinnoh region, uses Garchomp in most battles and he is her signature Pokémon. Did I mention that Garchomp can even mega evolve?

Garchomp with the champion Cynthia

Garchomp with the champion Cynthia

2. Togekiss

Togekiss – I used to think that this Pokémon lost its cuteness after evolution. However, it seems to grow on me after watching it in the animation; Dawn received one from a princess. I should have included her in my 20 cutest Pokémon list. Aside from appearance, this flying type Pokémon has very good stats. It also has lots of powerful moves that make use of those good stats. When it comes to non-legendary flying type Pokémon, Togekiss rules the sky. And, everyone needs a flying Pokémon in their party to carry them from town to town. This Pokémon fits the perfect role for that. Also, Togekiss (the whole evolution line) is very rare in the wild. So, having it in your party makes you a little special. With the introduction of fairy typing, Togekiss is now a dual flying / fairy type Pokémon. Let's teach her some good fairy attacks to destroy dragon Pokémon!


3. Lucario

Lucario – This Pokémon is very elusive in the Pokémon world. It is one of the few non-legendary Pokémon that can use aura sphere as an attack move. Lucario is fighting and steel dual type. It has many resistances thanks to its steel typing. This Pokémon has high stats that go well with its long list of powerful moves. Did I mention that he is super cool looking? This is definitely a Pokémon that's been giving more love than most in the Pokémon anime and movies!

Now that Ash Ketchum has a Lucario in his lineup. This powerful and rare Pokémon is sure to get even more screen time.


4. Gyarados

Let's talk about a gen 1 Pokémon, Gyarados. This water Pokémon is perfect for your journey because it will surf and carry you from place to place in comfort. This Pokémon is big and you will be comfortable riding on him than some other smaller water Pokémon. During trainer battles, he will dominate with his powerful moves. And, as an added bonus, you can get him very early on in the game because Magikarp is everywhere. This already powerful Pokémon can even take it to the next level by mega evolving into an even bigger dragon. But, he does have a 4x weakness to electric attacks. However, by mega evolving, he will only have a 2x weakness to electric attacks.

Misty's mega Gyarados

Misty's mega Gyarados

5. Greninja

Ash's Greninja is the spotlight for the whole XY series. And for good reason too. Greninja is able to achieve a mega evolution without the mega stone. He is also very cool Pokémon that is insanely strong (stronger than the average Greninja). With terrible moves (cut, aerial ace, water shuriken, and double team), he's able to hold his own and win many battles. Unbelievable! If Ash taught him stronger moves light hydro pump, night slash, or extrasensory), he would be even more unstoppable.


6. Charizard X

Charizard just gets too much love, from Gen 1 to even now! Every die hard Pokémon fan has a soft spot for this Pokémon. Ash's Charizard was in the spotlight for many seasons. Even though it's not the strongest Pokémon ever, it looks amazing. And it's one of the only 2 Pokémon that have 2 mega evolutions. Talk about love. By evolving into mega Charizard x, this dragon look alike finally gain the dragon typing.


7. Golisopod

This Pokémon is Guzma's signature and main Pokémon. He is very powerful with a good move pool. With first impression, he will be able to land a powerful melee type attack that has a base power of 80. Just look at the beast, he is fully armored and ready to fight. If power is not enough, he will definitely intimidate with that face. Did you see how badly Golisopod beat up Primarina?


8. Metagross

This is another pseudo legendary Pokémon that is very strong because of its high stats and good typing. This is one of the few psychic Pokémon that lacks a weakness to dark or ghost type moves because of its steel type traits. It is very strong and has high defense stats. The champion Steven in Hoenn region has a shiny metagross that can mega evolve. Did I mention what shiny metagross looks like? The silver and gold colors make this Pokémon look even better than the regular form. So, this Pokémon is not only strong but looks extremely tough as well.



Walker#6580 on March 23, 2017:

AshGreninja, too.

And Slaking.

kin on December 14, 2012:

u guys don't know nothin everyone knows slaking iz d best in stats 2 any pokémon dats non-legendary second iz tyranitar 3rd iz snorlax 4th iz metagross 5th iz lucario and 6th is blaziken on soo on iz dragonite then espeon and more and more if u want more poke facts contact me at my name iz kinyachta toliver on facebook but datz not my real name foolz

Geofferson Dean Sexton from Nowhere Land, Ontario, Canada. on August 26, 2012:

Great post, I've been a pokemaniac for years and it's always nice to read posts like this!

My personal favorites were Dragonite, Aggron, Flygon, and Salamence!

Voted up!!!

Tina Siuagan from Rizal, Philippines on February 19, 2012:

Your hub has a nostalgic effect on me. It makes me wanna go back in a time when every kid liked and loved Pokémon and Pikachu! :)

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