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The Best Snake Pokémon, Ranked  

Ranker Pokemon
321 votes 44 voters 16 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite snake- and serpent-inspired Pokémon. If it slithers, it counts.

Sure, when most people think of snake Pokémon, the first character they picture is probably Ekans, but there are more snake- and serpent-like Pokémon than you might think. From water types to grass types to even flying and rock types, these sneaky snake-inspired Pokémon may look harmless, but one wrong move and your opponent could be mincemeat. 

While these slithering snakes and serpents may not be as popular as some Pokémon, they often possess awesome powers that help them overpower the competition. From Gyarados’s awesome Hydro Pump ability to Dragonair's powerful Hyper Beam, this list features all the best snake Pokémon from every generation. We even included Onix, whose body is definitely pretty snake-like.

Vote up your favorite snake and serpent Pokémon to see which character slithers their way to the tippy top.

Dratini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Snake Pokémon, Ranked
Photo: Nintendo

Generation: 1

Type: Dragon

Dratini is a Dragon-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It evolves into Dragonair starting at level 30, which evolves into Dragonite starting at level 55. ...more on Wikipedia

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Arbok is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Snake Pokémon, Ranked
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Generation: 1

Type: Poison

Arbok is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Ekans starting at level 22. Arbok is a serpentine Pokémon that resembles a cobra. It has narrow eyes and several sharp teeth. Just below its head is a large hood with a face-like pattern. ...more on Wikipedia

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Zygarde is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Snake Pokémon, Ranked
Photo: Nintendo

Generation: 4

Type: Dragon, Ground

Zygarde is a dual-type Dragon/Ground Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it has the following three Formes, which all retain Zygarde's Dragon/Ground typing: ...more on Wikipedia

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Serperior is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Snake Pokémon, Ranked
Photo: Nintendo

Generation: 5

Type: Grass

Serperior is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Servine starting at level 36. It is the final form of Snivy. ...more on Wikipedia

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