These Are Some of the Strongest Pokémon You Can Catch

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Mar. 11 2022, Published 6:33 p.m. ET

There's a lot to consider when trying to determine which Pokémon are the strongest — and to be frank, depending on how you train a Pokémon, its nature, etc., the true answer is a bit subjective. We've rounded up the top 10 strongest Pokémon, though this is in no way a definitive, final ranking. Remember: You can stack your team with Legendary Pokémon, but if you don't have a diverse enough set of types on your team, you can easily be felled by the wrong enemy.

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10. Tyranitar

Tyranitar
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We're making sure to include Tyranitar on this list because this pseudo-Legendary Pokémon is decently easy to obtain (in comparison to some of the others on this list) and makes for a great Pokémon to have on your team. As a Dark/Rock-type Pokémon, it has a base stat of 700. Should you get the Mega Evolution of this Pokémon, then you've really stacked the odds in your favor.

9. Latios

Latios
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On its own, the Legendary Pokémon Latios has a base stat of 600, but when transformed into the Mega Evolution, it automatically jumps to 700. This Dragon/Psychic-type Pokémon has been around since Generation III, making it a longtime reliable friend to have in battle.

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8. Eternatus

Eternatus
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The Mega Evolution of Eternatus is extremely difficult to beat (as those who faced it in Pokémon Sword and Shield will know), but the regular Pokémon is still a strong competitor. The Poison/Dragon-type boasts a wide range of attacks that can easily take down most enemies.

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7. Zacian

Zacian
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Zacian is the Legendary Pokémon for Pokémon Sword, and with base stats of 720, it'll be a hard enemy to defeat. This Pokémon absorbs metal particles to craft the sword it wields in battle — which is a pretty impressive feat.

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6. Ho-oh

Ho-oh
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This Fire/Flying-type Pokémon was the mascot for Pokémon Gold (and the remake Pokémon HeartGold), and is often revered as one of the strongest Pokémon to date. While its base stats are a bit lower than Zacian's at 680, if trained correctly, it will be a tough competitor.

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5. Groudon

Groudon
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As one of the super ancient Pokémon, Groudon will be hard to beat in battle — and anyone who played Pokémon Ruby (or the remake Alpha Ruby) will know its strength. When going through a Primal Reversion, Groudon turns into Primal Groudon and becomes a Fire/Ground-type, making it an even tougher foe.

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4. Kyogre

Kyogre
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Similarly to Groudon, Kyogre is a super ancient Pokémon that can also become stronger when it undergoes a Primal Reversion. With bast stats at 770, this Pokémon is a good one to have on your team.

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3. Rayquaza

Rayquaza
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The Legendary Pokémon of Pokémon Emerald is a favorite among experienced trainers, often being touted from game to game to stack a team. With its base stats totaling 680, this flying dragon Pokémon will be hard to beat.

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2. Mewtwo

Mewtwo
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If you've seen the anime movies centered around Mewtwo's creation, you'll know the Pokémon was crafted specifically to be a difficult foe to take down — which makes its second-place ranking justified. It has the second-highest stats of all Pokémon, and with the Pressure ability taking double the PP every time an opponent lands an attack, this Pokémon is hard to beat.

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1. Arceus

Arceus
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It should come as a surprise to no one that the Pokémon version of God is considered the most powerful of them all. Arceus is the Legendary Pokémon at the center of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and should you make it far enough in the game, you can even catch this Pokémon and add it to your team.

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