Total Nerd The Best Generation 1 Pokemon  

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List of the greatest generation 1 Pokemon, ranked by their fan appeal and overall coolness. It's almost irrefutable that the original 151 Pokemon are the best Pokemon of all time, sparking a craze all over the world that no one could have seen coming. Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander are the starters in Pokemon Red and Blue, and there haven't been more iconic starters since. If you're a fan of Pokémon Go, watch the best YouTubers catch 'em all

If you want to vote on things like "Who is the best Pokemon from Blue and Red?" then this list is where you can make your voice heard. Other sites may have lists on this subject, but Ranker is the only place where you can actually vote and determine the outcome of this ordering.

Generation 1 placed the player in the Kanto region, where he collected gym badges while butting heads with his rival Gary. Legendary Pokemon in generation 1 included Zapdos, Articuno and Moltres, the legendary birds. Mewtwo and Mew were also introduced, becoming some of the most iconic Pokemon of all time. So who is the greatest Generation One Pokemon of all time? Cast your votes and let the world know what you think!

list ordered by

1
11,743 4,800
Charizard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Flying, Fire

2
10,207 3,745
Mewtwo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Psychic. Fighting

3
10,282 3,192
Blastoise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Water

4
9,899 3,463
Dragonite is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Dragon, Flying

5
9,583 2,589
Gengar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Ghost, Poison

6
9,094 3,196
Mew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Psychic

7
8,487 2,368
Gyarados is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Water, Flying

8
8,871 2,295
Arcanine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Fire

9
5,936 4,537
Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Electric

10
3,536 859
Alakazam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon
phan-timon added

Psychic

11
5,957 2,654
Jolteon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Electric

12
5,873 2,260
Lapras is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Water, Ice

13
6,138 2,713
Zapdos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Electric, Flying

14
5,511 3,040
Venusaur is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Grass, Poison

15
5,424 2,713
Eevee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Normal

16
6,245 2,310
Articuno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Ice, Flying

17
6,231 2,809
Scyther and Scizor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Bug, Flying

18
5,187 2,268
Snorlax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Normal

19
5,498 2,338
Ninetales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Fire

20
5,648 2,570
Charmander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Fire

21
5,695 1,944
Squirtle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Water

22
3,895 2,002
Vaporeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Water

23
4,871 2,512
Bulbasaur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Grass, Poison

24
4,194 1,951
Haunter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Ghost, Poison

25
4,027 2,683
Moltres is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Fire, Flying