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In the world of Pokémon, there are known to be 18 element types that distinguished the large variety species of Pokémon that existed. Those include Normal-type, Fire-type, Water-type, Electric-type, Grass-type, Ice-type, Fighting-type, Poison-type, Ground-type, Flying-type, Psychic-type, Bug-type, Rock-type, Ghost-type, Dragon-type, Dark-type, Steel-type, and last but not least, Fairy-type Pokémon. And out of those 18 types, this article will be focusing on the Fighting-type Pokémon.
Now we have seen martial art masters in this world, but have you ever wonder who the fighting masters in the world of Pokémon are? Ever wonder which Pokémon are experts in knowing how to kick major butts? Let’s find out together, shall we? In this list of the Top 10 Fighting Type Pokémon! Hi-Ya! KAPOW!
- Generation: 5
- Pokédex #: 639
First off on the list is Terrakion, the Cavern Pokémon. This unique Pokémon wields the dual element types of Rock and Fighting Pokémon. Terrakion takes on the appearance of ox-like features, with two big horns and its whole stubby body and earth-toned skin. With its bulky exterior, this Pokémon also has protective personality traits towards other Pokémon as well, having been one of the Legendary Fighting Foursome or Swords of Justice who fights against humans to protect Pokémon. Other members of said legendary Swords of Justice are Virizion, Cobalion and Keldeo.
Weighing a whopping amount of 573.2 lbs (260.0 kg), this heavyweight Pokémon is said to be able to break through giant castle walls in one blow and will not hesitate to do so in order to protect other Pokémon, making this Pokémon take the number 10 spot of the Top 10 Fighting Type Pokémon.
- Generation: 6
- Pokédex #: 652
Spiking its way to the number 9 spot on the list is Chesnaught, the Pseudo-Legendary Starter Pokémon. For those who may not know this, Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon is a term used to address Pokémon that has a 3 stage evolution line. Chesnaught is also the first ever starter Pokémon to have a dual type element of Grass-type and Fighting-type Pokémon. First introduced in Generation VI, Chesnaught’s origins came from the idea of incorporating a chestnut in a Pokémon.
Chesnaught has a spiky exterior with green highlights, with pairs of long arms and legs, this Pokémon is ready to do some damage to anything that comes into its path. It is said that a mere Chesnaught’s Tackle move is able to flip a 50-ton truck, which demonstrates the sheer power and strength that this Pokémon has. Hence, the number 9 spot on the list.
8. Mega Lopunny
- Generation: 4
- Pokédex #: 428
This next Pokémon on the list has a unique evolution method, Mega Lopunny, the Rabbit Pokémon. Using a Lopunnite, Lopunny can Mega-Evolve into a Mega Lopunny. The least you would expect to be a fighting Pokémon is a bunny, and that’s exactly what Mega Lopunny is. Its previous form, Lopunny is a cute and cuddly rabbit looking Pokémon with fluffy ears. However, when Mega-evolved into a Mega Lopunny, the characteristics of this Pokémon changes as well as it’s cute and gentle personality.
Being both Normal-type, and Fighting-type Pokémon, Mega Lopunny gained the aggressive traits of being a fighter, as it is said that a full frontal strike from the ears of Mega Lopunny can crush even steel plates. It’s definitely a cute Pokémon, but never take this fluffy Pokémon for a joke because it sure can kick the poke-minds out of whoever that stands in its way. This bunny-turned-violent Pokémon secures the number 8 spot on the list thanks to the fact that it also has the highest Speed base stats of all Normal-type Pokémon as well as Fighting-type Pokémon.
7. Mega Mewtwo X
- Generation: 1
- Pokédex #: 150
Now this Pokémon is a legend amongst all Pokémon fans, Mega Mewtwo X, the dual Psychic and Fighting-type Pokémon. Just like what was in its name, Mega Mewtwo X, is Mega-Evolution from the legendary psychic-type Pokémon Mewtwo using the Mewtwonite X Mega Stone. Mega Mewtwo X has a more armored robotic look, giving you the illusion of a more muscular version of Mewtwo.
As you can imagine, Mewtwo’s origins were derived from a genetic and DNA Engineering creation taken from the legendary Pokémon Mew, who is said to be able to learn and use all kinds of moves, making it the ‘Ancestor of Pokémon’. Scientists then tries to engineer a clone of Mew, hence the birth of Mewtwo.
This magnificent Pokémon earns its spot on number 7 of the list thanks to its legendary origins, as well as the shear strength in abilities this Pokémon has. It is also revealed that Mega Mewtwo X has the highest base Attack stats of all Pokémon.
- Generation: 4
- Pokédex #: 392
For the number 6 spot on the list, we have Infernape, the Flame Pokémon. First introduced in Generation IV, Infernape is the last of the evolution line from one of the fire-type starter Pokémon, Chimchar. Just like how there is an ‘ape’ word on Infernape, this Pokémon does really take on the appearance of an ape, with its head covered in flames.
Being both Fire-type and Fighting-type Pokémon, Infernape is capable of learning high-level powerful attacks like Flare Blitz and Close Combat. Thanks to this Pokémon’s ability, it is regarded as the fastest of the Sinnoh starter Pokémon. Another beautiful thing about this Pokémon is that when Infernape is seen moving and fighting in the anime series, it resembles an exotic fire dance.
5. Meloetta (Pirouette Form)
- Generation: 5
- Pokédex #: 648
This next Pokémon is a Mythical Pokémon first introduced in Generation V Pokémon. Meloetta, the Melody Pokémon. This unique mythical Pokémon has 2 forms, Aria Forme, and Pirouette Forme and can change its form alternately using the move Relic Song. In the Generation V Pokémon city of Unova, artists there claimed that this mythical Pokémon has inspired many works of art, therefore is very popular amongst singers and dancers.
Since this list is about Fighting-type Pokémon, we will be focusing on Meloetta with its Pirouette Forme. With this forme, Meloetta becomes a dual Normal-type and Fighting-type Pokémon and is believed to be able to perform graceful dances. Now aside from its obvious beauty, this Pokémon has the ability to, with no doubt beat the crackers out of other Pokémon, being able to learn one of the most powerful Fighting-type moves, Close Combat making this Pokémon on the number 5 spot on the list.
- Generation: 5
- Pokédex #: 647
Sitting in the number 4 spot on the list is Keldeo, the Colt Pokémon. This mythical Pokémon is one of the members of the Swords of Justice, alongside Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion. And just like the other members of Swords of Justice, Keldeo is a dual Water-type and Fighting-type Pokémon.
In hindsight, this wondrous Pokémon takes a resemblance of a unicorn, and with 2 alternate forms, this Pokémon is as majestic as it is unique. Keldeo’s original form, the Ordinary Form, can transform into Resolute Form indefinitely if Keldeo learns the move, Secret Sword in Pledge Grove. The move was taught by Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion.
It was revealed that Keldeo’s backstory was that it was separated from its parents during the fire that broke out in Moor of Icirrus. Keldeo was then raised by Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion then later become known as the Swords of Justice.
- Generation: 4
- Pokédex #: 475
With its blade-like arms, Gallade takes the number 3 spot on the list. Gallade is dual Psychic-type and Fighting-type Pokémon that evolves from a Male Kirlia after exposing it to a Dawn Stone. It is the alternate final transformation of Ralts, the other one being a Gardevoir, and Gallade was not introduced until Generation IV Pokémon.
Gallade’s outer appearance gives off the aura of a fighter filled with valor and respect as its head resembles a helmet from ancient roman gladiators. Gallade is also considered to be the master of swordsmanship, with its sword-like arms, this Psychic/Fighting-type Pokémon is ready for any kind of battle that it must face. Nonetheless, Gallade definitely slashes its way through to the number 3 spot on the list.
- Generation: 4
- Pokédex #: 448
Continuing the countdown with the number 2 spot on the list is Lucario, the Aura Pokémon. Over many debates, people have been confused with this Pokémon whether if it’s a legendary or not. The answer is no. Lucario is a dual Fighting-type and Steel-type Pokémon that has a pre-evolution of Riolu and is breedable, a trait that a legendary Pokémon is not supposed to have. But nonetheless, this Pokémon earned its fame and popularity thanks to its appearance in the movie, “Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.”
Lucario is a bipedal wolf/canine-looking Pokémon and it is revealed that it uses telepathy to communicate with humans. In addition, Lucario was able to detect aura or a special kind of energy that is transmitted by all living things, this allows him to be able to predict beforehand the movements of its enemies and also use them to emit powerful attacks such as the move Aura Sphere that was first seen in the movie.
- Generation: 3
- Pokédex #: 257
The winner of the top 10 Fighting-type Pokémon goes to Blaziken, the Blaze Pokémon! Blaziken first appeared on Generation III Pokémon as the final evolution of Torchic, one of the starter Pokémon in the Hoenn Region. Blaziken’s concept character is based on a bipedal blazing chicken, with the majority of its body red in color, with yellow highlights and claws that are similar to a rooster’s. Who could forget the signature V-shaped crest on its forehead? And those stunning eyes that make Blaziken’s appearance scream coolness and intimidation all over.
With its long and powerful legs, Blaziken can easily leap to incredible heights, up to a 30-story building, without exerting too much pressure on its legs. The strength of Blaziken’s legs is unrivaled, as only Blaziken is able to use its signature move, Blaze Kick. Blaziken with its dual Fire-type and Fighting-type element is also able to Mega-Evolve into a Mega Blaziken, which is only available in Generation VI and above, using the Blazikenite Mega Stone.
Overall, Blaziken’s looks, leg power, agility is the contributing factor that this Pokémon earned its way to the number 1 spot of the Top 10 Fighting-type Pokémon. Not to mention its Mega-Evolution that also has amazing outer appearance and strength.
Writing about the top 10 Fighting-type Pokémon, a shout out and a tribute has to be made towards the martial arts masters of the real world, namely Jackie Chan, and Bruce Lee. Both were highly respected from all parts of the world, in fact, even Pokémon characters were made in reference to them. You might notice it in the 1st Generation Pokémon, Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee.
And we have reached the end of the list of Top 10 Fighting Type Pokémon! What’s your favorite Fighting-type Pokémon on the list? Although there are some Pokémon that didn’t make it into the list, like Mega Heracross, Emboar, and Mienshao, they’d still deserve to be in honorable mentions, since they are considered to be great fighting-type Pokémon.
But nonetheless, the list was a fun thing and if you have any Pokémon suggestions that might make it on the list, don’t be shy and share them down below in the comments section!