Gyarados is probably the last Pokémon you would ever want to run into while swimming in the ocean. It could easily get you in its mouth and tear you to shreds in a similar fashion to victims in a Jaws movie. This terror of the sea actually evolves from one of the most useless Pokémon, Magikarp. While Magikarp is considered by many to be the worst Pokémon in existence, we here at Game Rant know the truth, but that was another article.
Only the strongest trainers are said to be able to control Gyarados and use him in battles, so you know this is one tough creature. Groups of these things have been known to get together and create giant whirlpools and even water twisters that can do ridiculous amounts of damage. Gyarados is one of the scariest, strongest, and most intimidating Pokémon to ever grace the games with his presence, and that’s why he is number three in our top five.
What kind of list would it be if we left out Charizard? The answer: Not a very good one. Charizard is one of the most popular Pokémon ever, because every single one of his evolutions are awesome and nobody can deny that. Charizard is based off of a dragon if it wasn’t already blatantly obvious, and because he’s a dragon he has wings, sharp fangs, and of course he breathes fire. Charmander is the starter Pokémon that everybody wants just because he evolves into a ridiculously bad-ass dragon.
According to the Pokédex, the flames emitted from Charizard’s mouth are hot enough to melt ANY material known to man, and it’s capable of flying up to 4,600 feet in the air. Nintendo also gave Charizard the coolest shiny form ever, so if you are fortunate enough to score a black Charizard then you easily have the coolest Pokémon around, or no life, one of the two. He’s a favorite by many, but shockingly he only netted the number two spot.
Mewtwo is the most ruthless killing machine ever created by man. He was created by Team Rocket’s hard-working scientists, and upon their final experiment Mewtwo broke free and subsequently began killing everyone who had created him. This Pokémon deserves to be in the number one spot because he was created with the sole purpose to be used as a weapon, and could kill any one of the other Pokémon on this list while simultaneously beating Battletoads… with his eyes closed!
Mewtwo feels no sympathy for anything or anyone and destroys things just to prove how strong it is. Mewtwo is easily the deadliest Pokémon around, so he proudly stands on the top of Game Rant’s list.
There it is folks, Game Rant’s Top 5 Most Bad-Ass Original Pokémon of all time. It was no easy task cutting down the original bad asses to a measly five, but it had to be done. Some honorable mentions go out to Rhydon, Kabutops, Aerodactyl, Nidoking, Zapdos, and Gengar who are all totally bad-ass, but just weren’t able to clinch a spot in our top 5. I’m sure some of you won’t agree with the list, and that’s fine you’re not a robot and have your own opinions so feel free to express them in the comments section.
There are tons of other Pokémon out there and if this article gets some good response then maybe, if you’re lucky, Game Rant will do a Top 5 most bad-ass Pokémon from Gold and Silver. Maybe.
What did you think of our list? Who would you have like to seen make the top 5?