We’re here today to separate the Meowths from the Bellsprouts with our guide to the best gen 1 Pokémon. 25 years on, and Kanto is still going strong, through numerous remakes, and the resurgence of the Pokémon franchise in Pokémon Go clearly play a part. I love each and every monster from Pokémon Red and Blue, but when push comes to shove, some of these creatures are simply better than others. I mean, come on, it’s a seal called seel… did they even try?
Before we dive into what’s sure to be a controversial list, we should mention we didn’t include any starter Pokémon or legendary Pokémon, as they’d take up too many of the picks (love you Blastoise). But if you want to see those and more, you can also raise your nerdy blood pressure with our guides to the best dog Pokémon, cat Pokémon, monkey Pokémon, starter Pokémon, and even the best mythical Pokémon. There are no bad Pokémon in the eyes of our lord Arceus, but some are just built differently.