Pokemon Characters

Pokemon Characters Gotta catch ’em all! When Pokémon arrived on the scene in 1995, it totally changed the way nerds played card games forever. Pokémon is an awesome game, TV series, and and video game franchise based on fictional creatures called “Pokémon” that humans can capture, trade, and train to fight for sport. This list features every character from the Pokémon video game series. We don’t have any of the characters from the manga series on here, but we’re sure you’ll be familiar with all the characters if you play the games.

Pokemon Characters
Pokemon Characters

Pokemon Characters

Some Pokémon characters names are a little bit bizarre, but we’re hoping that this complete list of Pokémon names and pictures will clear up any confusion about Pokémon characters with names like “Snorlax” and “Mew.” This complete list of Pokémon features famous characters, like Pikachu, Charizard, and other colorful Pokémon. If you’re more interested in the best Pokémon, then check out this list of the best Legendary and Shiny Pokémon.

Check out this list of Pokémon characters with pictures below which features everything from the original 150 to Generation 8.

If you’re of a certain age—let’s say late 30s, early 20s—chances are, you’ve played a Pokemon game at some point in your life. Be it the OG titles, like Pokemon Red and Blue (Or Yellow, if you’re one of the cool kids), to the more recent Pokemon Go and Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon was almost certainly a part of your life in some time of your existence as it’s just been ubiquitous over the past 26 years. And with the brand-new game, Pokemon Legends: Arceus now out, which takes place before the events of Pokemon Red and Blue, well, we here at CinemaBlend thought, “You know what? It’s time”. And by “It’s time”, we mean time to talk about the Best Pokemon characters out of the original 151!

Pokemon Characters
Pokemon Characters

Pokemon Characters

Pokemon Characters Why the original 151, you ask? Well (and don’t hate us!), but we kind of stopped playing Pokemon after the first generation. That’s not to say that we don’t like Pokemon anymore. We enjoyed Pokemon Detective Pikachu. Some of us even think it’s the greatest video game movie ever, and we definitely want to see another one of those. But as for the games, well, our fondness mostly lies in those original 151 Pokemon.

Now, this list isn’t based on the strongest Pokemon (we mean, duh, Mew and Mewtwo), but rather, the Pokemon we would run into the fire with if Pokemon were actually real. So, here are the 12 best Pokemon out of the original 151. How many of these little Pocket Monsters did you take into battle?

Okay, let me just get the little electric rodent in the room out of the way, since you knew Pikachu had to be on this list. As an electricity-type, Pikachu was pretty much dead meat if he went up against any ground-type Pokemon, like Onyx or Cubone, but that didn’t stop me from charging into battle with him like William Wallace in Braveheart anyway.

And it’s probably because he’s the face of Pokemon, which definitely elevates his clout. More importantly, though, is his overall importance to the brand. If there was no Pikachu, then Pokemon likely wouldn’t be as big as it is today. I mean, for crying out loud, Pikachu is a float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. If that doesn’t earn him a spot on this list, I don’t know what does.

When asked about my favorite Pokemon, I typically talk in terms of unique skills, combat ability, or interesting aesthetics. Nidoking, on the other hand, makes my top list almost solely out of practicality. This poison and ground behemoth always ended up in my main lineup simply because his initial form, Nidoran, is one of the first pokemon you can catch. After some battles and training in the Safari Zone and a Moonstone later, the initially annoyingly prevalent Pokemon has evolved into a cornerstone of many lineups that can’t be ignored.

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