Top 10 1st Generation Competitive Pokemon

Pokemon is one of the top selling Video Games Franchises of all-time. It's hard to believe that the series has already released six generations of Pokemon.

One of the main reason the series continues to be successful is because of its competitive play. In this article, we'll take a look at the most competitive first generation Pokemon there are, and why they made the ranks.

Please remember that this article focuses on these Pokemon during the Sixth Generation of the series, and these rankings are solely based upon personal opinion from numerous battle experiences. This article will also exclude Legendary Pokemon and Mega Evolution, since they're in a class all of their own.

The data in this article may become outdated with future released generations... Just to let you know.

Want to voice how you feel about these rankings? Feel free to express your thoughts in the comment section below. Tell who you think should be ranked higher or lower, or who you think should have made the list.

Before we officially begin, let's take a look at a few Pokemon that just barely missed the list:

1) Slowbro - Even though it can withstand hits due to its high defensive stats and regain lost Hit Points because of its Regenerator ability, it wasn't enough to break the Top Ten.

2) Charizard - Charizard will never be the same, not since it has such great Mega Evolutions.

3) Venomoth - Venomouth is a really good Quiver Dance user, but even that can't help it here.

4) Alakazam - Hard hitter, but still too fragile.

Without further ado, let's begin!


Gyarados


Gyarados has always been a popular Pokemon. I don't know of many people who didn't have it on their team in Pokemon Red/Blue.

The sea beast has always had a pretty good attack stat, along with okay defensive stats. It has never had great speed, but lucky for it, it can learn Dragon Dance.

I know most people might not think Gyarados should have peaked in the Top Ten; most people are probably wondering why it's here. The main reason Gyarados is ranked is because it's the perfect match against Blaziken, one of the best Competitive Pokemon.

Gyarados can easily switch in on Blaziken without taking serious damage, and then get off a free Dragon Dance. From there, it can easily sweep teams (especially if it has Moxie as its ability).

Gyarados really isn't seen much, and really only has one main use. But since that use is to stop/block Blaziken, that's enough to sneak into the Top Ten.

Find out more about Gyarados in the SuperCheats Pokedex