Pokemon features some of the cutest characters of any video game franchise, with everything from Eevee to Shaymin stealing the hearts of gamers around the world. But which Pokemon is the cutest?
The world of Pokemon is full of different ‘mon’, and there is a certain type for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a fighting type, a cat pokémon, dog ‘mon, or a great Psychic type, it can be hard to pick a favorite.
While some trainers prioritize having powerful creatures like Charizard or Legendaries like Rayquaza on their team, others are simply looking for the cutest Pokemon – and if there are so many to choose from, we don’t blame them!
Top 20 Cutest Pokemon in the Pokedex
With nearly 900 Pokemon to choose from, we’ve rounded up the 20 funniest Pokemon of all time, from the original 151 like Pikachu and Togepi, all the way to Sobble in the Galar region.
Is your favorite in the list? Let’s start:
Most of the Eeveelutions that have appeared in Pokemon thus far turn the cute Eevee into creatures that are more “cool” than cute, but one of them deserves a place on our list: Sylveon. The favorite Fairy-type fan comes in a gorgeous pastel pink color scheme, and while some might be put off by his slightly disturbing look, most trainers love this Gen 6 beauty.
One of the most recognizable Pokemon to trainers who grew up watching the OG anime is Togepi. This adorable creature was Misty’s sidekick for over 200 episodes. It’s literally a baby in an eggshell, so it definitely had to be cute. Even the evolved forms, Togetic and Togekiss, are pretty cute.
Bidoof has been the subject of internet memes for years, but it is slowly being recognized as one of the most adorable Pokemon yet thanks to its appearance in New Pokemon Snap. Watching the beaver-like creature swim around the water, build dams and eat fluff fruits was very charmingand helped cement his status as a certified cutie.
One of the strangest entries on our list is Helioptile. It may not be a traditionally “cute” Pokemon, but we think this Gen VI lizard is absolutely adorable. The fringes on its head look charming, but they also serve a purpose: they act as solar panels to generate power for its Electric-type jerking movements. Smart!
The imposing Snorlax has been a fan favorite since its debut in Pokemon Red and Blue, and it continues to be an incredibly powerful choice in many games, including the popular Pokemon Go. But in Gen IV, the much cuter Munchlax was introduced as a baby Pokemon that evolves into Snorlax when he reaches high friendship.
This little guy has only one thing on his mind, and that’s food.
The original Gen I Pokemon will always hold a special place in the hearts of old trainers, but even without that sense of nostalgia, it’s hard to deny that Vulpix is one of the most adorable creatures in the franchise – and now it has an Alolan- shape , there is double cuteness!
Everyone loves penguins, so it goes without saying that everyone loves Piplup! This Gen IV starter almost looks like a kid’s toy with its soft blue color scheme and small beak, and while it evolves into one of the best starter evolutions, Empoleon, we’re always tempted to keep Piplup just the way it is, because he is. cute.
Legendaries may be missing from this list due to their ferocious nature, but there are plenty of adorable mythical creatures out there, and Shaymin is one of them. While both Land and Sky Formes are desirable, it’s the hedgehog-inspired Land Forme that really takes the cake. How can anyone resist that cute face and the flowers growing on its back when it’s happy?
All original Kanto starters deserve the term “cute,” but we think Squirtle is even cuter than Charmander and Bulbasaur.
This turtle-inspired creature hides in its shell when it feels threatened and has one of the most recognizable cries. Even when it tries to be cool as a member of the Squirtle Squad gang in sunglasses, it fails because it’s just too charming.
Many of the cutest Pokemon are puppy based, and Rockruff is definitely among the best. It has been living with humans since ancient times and will always return to its owner once it knows their scent. That’s what you call a good boy. Just don’t evolve it if you want to keep its cute factor, because Lycanroc in its Midnight Form is one of the scariest Pokemon you’ll ever meet.
The singing Pokemon known as Jigglypuff has long been the unofficial face of “cute” in the Pokemon franchise, appearing on all sorts of merch like t-shirts and phone cases. It may have been pushed down by newer Pokemon over the past two decades, but it just about holds a spot in our top 10, mainly because of that adorable tuft of fur on its head.
How could you resist that cheeky face? Chimchar debuted in Gen IV as the Fire-type starter and immediately warmed the hearts of trainers around the world. We can’t wait to see Chimchar return along with Piplup and Turtwig in the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes on Nintendo Switch.
Elephants are one of the most majestic animals in the world, but when they’re young, they’re also one of the cutest – so it’s no surprise that a Pokemon based on a baby elephant would appear on this list.
With a pastel blue color and big floppy ears that he uses to cool himself, Phanpy is the perfect cute companion.
When the Galar region starters were revealed prior to Pokemon Sword and Shield, the obvious highlight for lovers of all things cute was definitely the ultimate sad boy, Sobble. The signature trait of this Water-type Pokemon is that it bursts into tears when it’s scared, and everyone just wants to give it a hug – if you can find it, that is, Sobble also turns invisible when wet.
Any creature known as the ‘Roly-Poly Pokemon’ would definitely get a spot on this list, so it should come as no surprise that Togedemaru ranks so highly. It’s pretty much a ball of excitement with tiny feet, even smaller hands, and Pikachu-inspired markings. Just don’t make him angry or you’ll face the fury of those fur spiders on his back.
The second Mythic on our list is the adorable Mew, a favorite of longtime Pokemon fans who have been with the franchise since Gen 1. Legend has it that Mew contains the DNA of every single Pokemon in its body, and it was clear that it preferred the cute ones to get those giant eyes, cute sounds, and playful personality traits. Most psychics have a creepy element to them, but not this iconic creature.
There’s a reason Pikachu has become one of the most recognizable mascots in the world. It’s just so damn cute!
Whether it appears alongside Ash in the Pokemon anime, tops your wish list in the games, or on the latest piece of merch, there’s no denying that Pikachu is one of the cutest ‘mon of all time’.
While most Fire types are powerful and imposing creatures, there are still some adorable Pokemon to be found in this category – and none of them are cuter than Litleo. Before evolving into the elegant Pyroar, this lion cub is one of the most adorable creatures you can have on your team. Look at that little mohawk!
It might be controversial to put the Ice-type Cubchoo above Pikachu and Mew, but can you blame us? Even the snot coming out of his nose is somehow cute. Like many on this list, Cubchoo evolves into one of the least adorable Pokemon in the franchise, the intimidating Beartic. But until that happens, you just want to give it a big hug.
While Pikachu may be the most iconic Pokemon of all time, it’s another creature from the Kanto region that has earned the top spot on our adorable list… Eevee! Is it a fox? Is it a cat? Is it a dog? No one really knows, but maybe it’s the fact that it takes the cutest parts of all these animals that makes it so irresistible. Eevee is without a doubt the cutest Pokemon ever.
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