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The Best Generation 1 Pokemon 

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Updated September 24, 2019 900.3k votes 44.5k voters 377.6k 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
Gyarados is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Water, Flying

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

Psychic. Fighting

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

Fire

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

Ghost, Poison

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

Water

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

Psychic

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

Flying, Fire

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

Water

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

Dragon, Flying

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

Ice, Flying

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

Electric, Flying

12
Alakazam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon
phan-timon added

Psychic

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

Fire

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

Water, Ice

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

Fire

16
Scyther and Scizor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Bug, Flying

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

Normal

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

Grass, Poison

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

Electric

20
Venusaur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Generation 1 Pokemon

Grass, Poison

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

Dragon

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

Water

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

Fire

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

Normal

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

Ghost, Poison