Have you ever wondered which Pokémon are the most powerful and the strongest? Which ones are able to defeat all the others? Which Pokémon have the most amazing abilities, attacks and moves?

Well, we’ve dug deep and compiled a list of the strongest and most powerful Pokémon.

  1. Kyogre

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Equivalent to Poseidon in its reign, Kyogre rules the seas with the ability to manipulate water. The legends recount that this Pokémon initially created the seas through violent storms and endless tidal waves.

Although Groudon’s capabilities are quite similar as seen in the epic battle between the two Pokémon, the type-advantage would certainly bring Kyogre to victory.

Seeking to gain the power of nature, the motives of Kyogre were deeply intertwined with its abilities. However, with Rayquaza’s intervention, Groudon and Kyogre’s battle came to a close resulting in Kyogre entering an eternal state of sleep.

  1. Solgaleo

With the ability to generate “Ultra Wormholes” and travel through “Ultra Space”, this Generation VII Psychic and Steel-type Legendary Pokémon is easily one of the most powerful creatures in the franchise.

Some of its power comes from its unique abilities, “Sunsteel Strike” and “Z-Move Searing Sunraze Smash.”

Sunsteel strike causes the opponent to be struck with incredible force regardless of its abilities or type.

The latter is an upgraded Z-Move version which is capable of increasing the damage output exponentially.

  1. Darkrai

Darkrai, also known as the Pitch-Black Pokémon, is a Dark-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in 2007.

This Pokémon is responsible for countless nightmares which can only be deterred with a Lunar Wing from Cresselia, the other member of the Lunar Duo.

Despite its vicious appearance and abilities, Darkrai does not act with malice, but in self-defence.

Counter to popular belief, the Pokémon was revealed to be weaker than both Dialga and Palkia in The Rise of Darkrai.

Still, this Pokémon is far stronger than most in the series and is arguably the creepiest and most powerful.

  1. Palkia

This legendary Pokémon inhabits the Sinnoh-region and opposes the Second Law of Thermodynamics, entropy, with its existence.

Each breath from Palkia increases the stability of space, signifying its role as a deity in the creation mythology.

The legendary Pokémon is believed to live in an alternate dimension, but possess the ability to cross over into our universe at will.

Palkia is a Water and Dragon-type Pokémon of Generation IV with boosted stats that encourage all trainers to search for and catch it in the 2006 video game, Pokémon Pearl, from GameFreak.

  1. Giratina

One of the more mysterious Legendary Pokémon, Giratina was also introduced in Generation IV as the face of Pokémon Platinum.

The appearance we generally imagine is in fact the Altered Forme of Giratina. Its natural form, or Origin Forme, is unleashed when exposed to a Griseous Orb or in the Distortion World. This allows it to levitate through space and travel at incredible speeds.

This Pokémon is extremely violent and protective of its home leading to its banishment from the real world. For this reason, it simply watches the human world from its home.

The Ghost and Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon is capable of great destruction with its exclusive move, “Shadow Force.” It’s easily one of the most powerful Pokémon.

  1. Dialga

Palkia’s counterpart, the legendary Steel and Dragon-type Pokémon appeared as the face of Pokémon Diamond.

Dialga, also referred to as the Temporal Pokémon, is the time component of Sinnoh’s creation trio. The Pokémon is capable of altering time in any way imaginable. In the anime, we have seen Dialga accelerate, slow down, and even freeze time.

The universe’s time supposedly began upon Dialga’s birth and only continues to flow because of its life. Destruction of Dialga would be the end of the world and death for all beings. This fact alone earns this Pokémon a spot as the top ten strongest Pokémon in the franchise.

Its power has been demonstrated through its battles with Palkia which cause irreparable damage to the universe. The Temporal Pokémon’s signature move is the Roar of Time which allows it to overwhelm nearly any other Pokémon.

  1. Mewtwo

This Pokémon was created in a laboratory through DNA engineering experiments on Mew and is reflected in its bipedal appearance. As the dominating figure of the Mew duo, Mewtwo is an extremely muscular Pokémon with incredible agility and dynamic attacks incorporating its thick tail.

Unlike other Pokémon, it lacks empathy for all other lifeforms.

As a bioengineered weapon, Mewtwo is only capable of brainstorming strategies and tactics to overwhelm its enemies. The Pokémon is incredibly intelligent and capable of both telepathy and mind control. Mewtwo can also generate psychic waves through its unique ability, Psystrike.

All of these abilities combined with its terrifying mindset make Mewtwo the deadliest and the strongest Pokémon in the series.

  1. Deoxys

This Psychic-type Mythical Pokémon is capable of transforming its appearance and abilities.

The four forms we know of are Normal Forme, Attack Forme, Defense Forme, and Speed Forme.

Depending on which Nintendo DS game you played (Ruby/Sapphire/Colosseum/XD, FireRed LeafGreen, Emerald), you would encounter Deoxys in a different form.

With the ability to effectively change its stats to optimize itself for battle against the opponent, it is safe to say that this Pokémon is one of the strongest in the franchise.

One additional feature that makes this creature so powerful is the ability to create clones of the Normal Forme which can fight at a similar power level as the original. Its psychokinetic powers like Psycho Boost paired with its 4 unique forms and cloning ability make it the third strongest Pokémon introduced thus far.

  1. Rayquaza

The Sky High Pokémon, Rayquaza, was introduced in Generation III as the face of Pokémon Emerald.

This Dragon and Flying Type Legendary Pokémon can Mega Evolve into Mega Rayquaza by simply consuming meteoroids. This is due to its specialised mikado organ which stores enough energy to activate the Mega Evolution.

Rayquaza possesses some of the strongest attacking abilities of all Pokémon.

The one drawback that keeps it from being the most powerful Pokémon is its condition to Mega Evolve. Rayquaza must use a manoeuvre known as “Dragon Ascent” which will lower its defence in order to maximise attacking efficiency and thus Mega Evolve.

  1. Arceus

The equivalent to Zeus of Greek Mythology, Arceus is referred to as the Alpha Pokémon.

Introduced in Generation IV, Arceus is believed to be the first Pokémon that created the Pokémon universe, including the creation trio. It was able to shape the universe by utilising its 1000 arms.

Having literally created all life, it is not strange to assume that Arceus also possesses the ability to take it away. Some powers of Arceus seen in the anime include halting time, rematerialising destroyed land or even people, and reducing things to nothingness.

As the creator of the Pokémon universe, Arceus rules benevolently from behind the scenes. Although it is generally portrayed as compassionate and caring, Arceus will not hesitate to destroy those who oppose it.

Arceus’ special move, “Judgement”, supports the idea that Pokémon creators would like us to believe that it truly functions as the God of the Pokémon universe.

Do you agree with our list? Are these the strongest and most powerful Pokémon?

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