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The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked 

Ranker Pokemon
Updated October 10, 2019 5.2k votes 264 voters 2.3k views 68 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite bird-inspired Pokémon.

From the ordinary to the legendary, the best bird Pokémon come in all sorts of different sizes and styles. These elegant feathered-figures are known for being super elusive (well, some - Pidgey's always easy to encounter whether you want to or not), and are definitely some of the coolest (and bravest) characters around.

These flying types are super effective against grass, fighting, and bug Pokémon, which are definitely some of the most common. From vibrant yellow birds like Zapdos to beautiful blue bird Pokémon like Articuno, it definitely helps to have a few winged warriors on your team. And we can’t forget those two-headed bird Pokémon like Doduo. Who’s your favorite bird Pokémon?

This list includes bird Pokémon from Generation 1 to Generation 8, so take a look and vote your favorites up to the top. Don’t see your favorite high-flying bird? Add them to the list.

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1
Corviknight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 8

Type: Flying, Steel

2
Lugia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 2

Type: Psychic, Flying

3
Ho-Oh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 2

Type: Fire, Flying

4
Talonflame is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 4

Type: Fire, Flying

5
Articuno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 1

Type: Ice, Flying

6
Decidueye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 7

Type: Grass, Ghost

7
Zapdos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 1

Type: Electric, Flying

8
Moltres is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 1

Type: Fire, Flying

9
Piplup is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 4

Type: Water

10
Yveltal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 4

Type: Dark, Flying

11
Pidgeot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 1

Type: Normal, Flying

12
Rowlet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 7

Type: Grass, Flying

13
Empoleon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 4

Type: Water, Steel

14
Staraptor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 4

Type: Normal, Flying

15
Braviary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 5

Type: Normal, Flying

16
Fletchinder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 6

Type: Fire, Flying

17
Altaria is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 3

Type: Dragon/flying

18
Pidgeotto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 1

Type: Normal, Flying

19
Blaziken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 3

Type: Fire, Fighting

20
Torchic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 3

Type: Fire

21
Swellow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 3

Type: Normal, Flying

22
Hawlucha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 6

Type: Fighting, Flying

23
Toucannon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 7

Type: Normal, Flying

24
Honchkrow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Characters by Series: Pokémon

Characters by Genre: Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

Characters by Developer: Game Freak

Characters by Device: Nintendo DS

Game Release Date: 2006-09-28

Generation: 4

Type: Dark, Flying

25
Sirfetch'd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bird Pokémon, Ranked

Generation: 8

Type: Fighting