What are the best competitive Pokémon by type?

If you're vying to make a moniker in the competitive Pokémon scene, then you should know that putting together the best team is the first and most paramount thing to do. Knowing the nooks and crannies of battling can only do so much. Well, here are the best competitive Pokémon by type according to our users!

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    Snorlax is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Snorlax's typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It is such a docile Pokémon that there are children who use its expansive belly as a place to play.



    Patrick May
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "probably the best competitive pokemon!! who doesn't like a pokemon that has high HP and high attack stats? no one!!! put it in your team and you're all set to go rampage!"
  2. 14



    Klefki is a dual-type Steel/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It cherishes keys that it likes, so much so that he always refuses to let at all cost. People entrust it with keys to vaults and safes to prevent theft. 

    John Martinez
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "you wanna put together the best pokemon team? put klefki in it. it's as simple as that. klefki is indestructible against dragons so you better be careful if your opponent got it"
  3. 8



    Arcanine is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. When exposed to a Fire Stone, this legendary Pokémon evolves from Growlithe. It is known to be a fierce and brave canine.

    Aaron Berry
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "this one's so underrated!!! its intimidate skill is so useful..as a mono-fire type, he is only weak only to ground and water. and you have a higher advantage since many competitive pokemon teams are dominated by steel-type pokemons. plus, it deals great damage whether it be a normal or a special attack."
  1. 3



    Kanto region has three legendary birds, and Articuno is one of them. This Pokémon is genderless and has a catch rate of 3. It is an ice and flying type pokemon that lives in cold isolated areas. Articuno does not evolve to any other pokemon. 

    Bruce Edwards
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "as a legendary pokemon, articuno has significantly higher stats than any other pokemon. but that's all there is to it. this one actually is capable of EASILY breaking weaker teams and those who have high defense stats like Audino"
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    Garchomp is a Dragon/Ground-type Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon. It's the final evolution of Gible at level 48. Garchomp can further evolve into Mega Garchomp by using its Garchompite.

    Kyle Bryant
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "not really the best competitive Pokémon by type but you can rely on garchomp in striking down teams as well as creating a formidable defense for the whole team. the downside about this pokemon is that it has mediocre Special Attack stat. "
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    Greninja (ゲッコウガ Gekkouga) is a Water/Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It is the final evolution of Froakie, the Water-type starter from Kalos.

    Xiang Qiao
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "greninja is one of the best choices early on in the play. it has versatile stats and its Protean skill can make it immune to weaknesses"
  4. 2



    Alakazam is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Alakazam is the final form of Abra. Kadabra only evolves into Alakazam through trade. Alakazam can further evolve into Mega Alakazam using its Alakazite.

    Guo Ding
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "kinda not a fan of alakazam...he's fast and his psychic skills does help but all of the is kind of useless since he doesn't have great defense stat..he's a good starter though"
  5. 1



    Rayquaza is a Dragon/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is the version mascot for Pokémon Emerald. It is a member of the Weather Trio, alongside Kyogre and Groudon, serving as the Trio Master.

    Parakram Mehra
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "rayquaza is rather slow but he's a good leverage against bulky offense and defensive teams because of its high offfensive stat and STAB moves"


Best What are the best competitive Pokémon by type
1SnorlaxCharacters 22 Free
2KlefkiCharacters 14 Paid
3ArcanineCharacters 8 Paid
4ArticunoCharacters 3 Paid
5GarchompOther 3 Paid
6GreninjaOther 2 Paid
7AlakazamCharacters 2 Paid
8RayquazaOther 1 Paid

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