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The Best Generation 1 Pokemon 

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Updated September 24, 2019 892.7k votes 44.1k voters 374.7k views 147 items

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
Charizard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Flying, Fire

2
Mewtwo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Psychic. Fighting

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

Water

4
Dragonite is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Dragon, Flying

5
Gengar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Ghost, Poison

6
Gyarados is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Water, Flying

7
Mew is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Psychic

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

Fire

9
Alakazam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon
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Psychic

10
Lapras is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Water, Ice

11
Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Electric

12
Jolteon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Electric

13
Articuno is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Ice, Flying

14
Eevee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Normal

15
Zapdos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Electric, Flying

16
Venusaur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Grass, Poison

17
Squirtle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Water

18
Snorlax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Normal

19
Charmander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Fire

20
Scyther and Scizor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Bug, Flying

21
Ninetales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Fire

22
Vaporeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Water

23
Bulbasaur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Grass, Poison

24
Flareon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Fire

25
Raichu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Electric, Psychic