The Pokemon series of video games, trading cards, and animated shows has introduced us to hundreds of creative characters, all of which have varying levels of power. While there are some ones that you find which are so numerous and weak that you tend to walk right by them without a second thought in the game, some are in the legendary class and you only get one shot to catch them.
If you’ve been searching for legendary Pokemon in video games or trading card games, here are the five most powerful in the series. We didn’t put this list in any particular order because, like any Pokemon, they have their strengths and weaknesses.
Arceus is no doubt the most powerful legendary Pokémon in the series. Arceus is the main focus of the Pokémon Legends: Arceus Nintendo switch game. They’re the creator of the entire Pokémon world and have the highest base stats of any Pokémon. It’s safe to say, Arceus is indeed legendary. Their total stats add up to a whopping 720, which makes sense for a literal Pokémon god. Their strongest attacks include Judgement, Hyper Beam, Future Sight, and Hyper Voice. Ranging from 90-150% power and 90-100% accuracy.
Giratina, known as the “renegade Pokémon” is a beast with a baseline stat of 680. The ghost/dragon type Pokémon. Giratina is one-third of the “Creation Trio”, next to Palkia and Dialga. The three legendary Pokémon were created by Arceus and tasked with creating the Pokémon universe. Giratina is known for its aggressive behavior. So much so, Arceus banished Giratina to the distorted world to keep that realm balanced. Giratina’s strongest attacks include Shadow Force, Shadow Clas, Earth Power, and Dragon Claw. All ranging between 70-80% power and 100% accuracy
Rayquaza is a fierce dragon/flying type legendary Pokémon with a baseline stat of 680. Rayquaza is said to have been around for hundreds of millions of years, living among the ozone layer above the clouds far beyond the earth’s surface, surviving by feeding on particles and water found within the ozone layer. They’re a third of the weather trio, alongside Groudon and Kyogre, responsible for controlling the different weather aspects of the Pokémon world. Although Rayquaza isn’t the strongest of the trio, they earned their spot as the leader of the pack due to their intense territorial personality and ability to tame the other two. Rayquaza’s strongest attacks include Hyper Beam, Outrage, Hyper Voice, and Fly. Ranging between 90-150% power and 95-100% accuracy.
Everyone’s favorite manmade creature, Mewtwo is the all-time classic legendary psychic type Pokémon with a baseline stat of 680. Mewtwo is a manmade creature, using DNA from Mew, resulting in a highly intelligent, powerful, and nearly unstoppable legendary Pokémon. Mewtwo’s level of power is almost terrifying, being able to learn and adapt during battle to gain the upper hand using their psychic powers and intense personality to manipulate objects, Pokémon, and people to their advantage. Some of their strongest attacks include Future Sight, Psystrike, Psychic, and Psycho Cut. Ranging from 70-120% power and 100% accuracy.
Earlier we mentioned Giratana and the Creation Trio, and Dialga is another one of those three from the Sinnoh region. The steel/dragon Pokemon was introduced in the fourth generation of the Pokemon series. Dialga is featured on the cover of the “Pokemon Diamond” video game and in the game was worshipped by the Diamond Clan. Dialga is over 17 feet tall and weighs over 1,500 pounds, making it a powerful being to take on. At its highest level, Dialga uses dragon attacks like Roar of Time and Draco Meteor. While its HP might not be the highest of the legendaries, the attack power is among the best in Pokemon history.