What are your criteria for choosing a new Pokemon to add to your party?
You probably select Pokemon based on their hp, stats, the moves they can learn, their type, etc. But there’s this one trait that I would like to add to this list, a trait that supersedes every other, and that’s the cuteness of a Pokemon!
The PokeUniverse is home to almost a thousand different Pokemon as of 2022, and many of these are really cute.
So when hunting for a Pokemon, if a cute Pokemon comes up against me, I will catch it and have it on my team, regardless of how powerful or weak it is in the game!
Cuteness is a trait everyone loves to have; our brains release dopamine when we encounter something cute! So it is no surprise that cute Pokemon rule the hearts of many Poke fans worldwide.
But as hundreds of Pokemon can be considered ‘cute,’ we decided to jot down a list of the best cute Pokemon of the year.
We start our list with the newest addition to the Pokemon franchise, the grass starter from the upcoming Pokemon game Scarlet and Violet games.
As soon as Sprigatito was revealed to the masses, the Pokemon community went nuts over how cute the Pokemon was; Twitter was filled with fan art of the Pokemon in just a few hours.
Being a cat makes it cute, but add in the grass-like collar around its neck and the leaf pattern on its face, and you have a Pokemon that will make you a ton of money in merchandising. That’s how cute Sprtigatito is.
We don’t know what traits this fluffy green cat has, but judging by its form factor; it obviously will be similar to a playful cat, like litten.
Once we know more about it, it’s certainly going into our best cat Pokemon list.
14. Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix
Vulpix is one of the original 151 Pokemon and also a Pokemon whose design has been considered cute by Poke fans of every age.
But calling Vulpix just cute will be an understatement for this Pokemon’s popularity; the design of Vulpix is iconic! It has become a fan favourite since it started to get screen time in the Pokemon anime.
As if the original Vulpix wasn’t cute enough, the Alola region introduced us to the Alolan Form of Vulpix, which looks heavenly.
The white colour suits the Pokemon and is typing oh so well. The Alolan form looks like something you’d see in princess movies, so it doesn’t surprise me that many female fans love this Pokemon.
Vulpix is cute, but Alolan Vulpix is just precious!
The OG dragon Pokemon evolves from this slender little Pokemon known as Dratini. It has been a part of the Pokemon franchise since its inception and was revered as one of the rarest and strongest Pokemon in the game.
Anyone with Dragonite evolution was considered to be a strong Pokemon trainer.
The serpent-like body gives Dratini a distinct look in the franchise; there aren’t many Pokemon like it in the game except for milotic. This distinction makes it unique. Plus, its colorway is also loved by fans. The fish-like fins for ears that Dratini has make it look like a baby dragon.
On the number 12th spot, we have yet another starter from the new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Game; this time, it’s the fire starter, Fuecoco! It is by far the most liked starter from the game trailer, and rightfully so.
Fuecoco is a unique starter choice; it is a fire-type alligator; how often do you see something like that?
Plus, it has two twig-like hair on his head, making it look like a bell pepper.
Many fans who have created fan art for these Pokemon tend to compare Fuecoco with spicy bell peppers as it shares a resemblance with them.
The red and white colorway does justice to its design, and overall, Fuecoco is just a cutie you need to have on your team if you get a chance.
If given a chance, Pokemon fans who grew up watching the original anime will rank Togepi as the number 1 most cute Pokemon every time.
The Pokemon was always present on the screen to add a bit of cuteness to every scene in the anime. Togepi’s design and the personality it harbours are charming, and it should be this way, as it’s just a baby; it hasn’t even come out of its egg.
Another reason that Togepi is considered cute is that it releases positive energy in the air that makes people feel happy.
The Pokemon stores this positive energy in its shell and then releases it when it feels like the people around it need a dose of happiness. If I had to choose a Pokemon to vibe with, you know who I’m choosing now.
We enter our top ten with a rather peculiar entry, and that’s Joltik. Being a spider never fares well for anyone trying to look cute, as many people are terrified of spiders, especially kids. But Joltik is a Pokemon that, despite being an arachnid, still manages somehow to look cute.
The Pokemon doesn’t even look like a spider; it seems like a small ball of yellow fur with tiny blue eyes; how this thing can be even remotely dangerous is a question that comes to your mind immediately.
Joltik’s aren’t aggressive at all, plus they are the smallest Pokemon in the franchise, measuring up to 0.1 meters.
And many fans just love how cute Joltik is, hence its inclusion on this list.
Riolu is the pre-evolution form of the popular pokemon Lucario.
The evolved form might look like a badass fighting dog who can punch through steel; the pre-evolved door looks like a cute puppy you would want to pet instantly if it came before you.
Plus, it’s bipedal, adding even more cuteness to its design.
Riolu, unlike Lucario, looks like a trainee martial artist, and the black-colored bandana like the thing it has going on with its ears only enhances its design; just like dogs, Riolu also is fiercely loyal to its master and has almost super human-like strength which is drawn from the aura around it.
Toxel is a Pokemon that some will find cute, and some will hate and call it disgusting; I have never seen such two extremes being taken on an issue. Regardless of what many Pokefans think, Toxel is adorable in its own way.
Most of the Pokemon on this list have big eyes, cute teeth, and a small form factor, but Toxel is different as it looks like a spoiled child known to cause trouble.
And this gives Toxel many personalities, which is better than just being cute. Don’t get me wrong, Toxel is cute, his tongue sticking out like a toddler, and he also has a diaper-like thing on; how can you not like this Pokemon?
Not to mention, it evolves into one of the most badass Pokemon from generation 8!
This list is filled with ground dwellers; let’s bring some representation for the seas with this Mantyke.
Based on one of the most fascinating water creatures, Mantyke manages to have a very distinct design while being adorable. It is always seen looking happy and smiling at Pokemon that crosses its path!
And this is for a reason, Mantyke is one of the most popular Pokemon in the Pokemon universe as they are friendly with humans. So much so that humans on beaches use Mantykes to go on underwater tours, where these adorable little creatures guide the humans to exciting spots!
The light blue colorway that Manytke sports suits it.
Spheal is the chubbiest Pokemon you’ve ever laid eyes on. It looks like a giant blue ball with two teeth coming out. It can’t swim; it just floats aimlessly!
This is why most Spheal prefer staying on the ground and moving around with their fins, which, as you can see, are not very big. Regardless of the mobility issues, Spheal always looks happy. The only complaint that others have about Spheal is that they are too noisy and demand a lot of
attention; I don’t see how this is a problem; Spheal is the best Pet you can have!
Pikachu clowns are rampant in the Pokemon universe; the magic that Pikachu created with its cuteness is something that GameFreak has never managed to capture again.
They have tried several times and, in the process, created a lot of Pikachu clones. But the thing about these clones is that they’re pretty cute, and rightfully so; they are based on one of the cutest things ever conceived.
But if we started including every Pikachu clone, this list would’ve become bland very fast, so we only added the one which we think deserves to be here, and that one Poklemon is Pachirisu!
Why Pachirisu? you may ask. Well, it is adorable, the cutest of the entire bunch if you ask any Pokefan. Plus, it is popular amongst Pokemon fans as it won the World Championship!
Yes, this cute little Pokemon managed to slay every Pokemon in its path and became the world champion. If that’s not enough reason to include it on this list, I don’t know what is.
At the number four spot, we have a very controversial pick, Pikachu! How is it controversial? Well, most listicles like this one will put Piakchi in the number one spot because of its sheer popularity, but we did something different
Granted, Pikachu is a cute Pokemon, but since Pikachu was first released, there have been a ton of new entries in the Pokemon franchise that rival Pikachu’s cuteness; frankly speaking, Pikachu got the first mover advantage!
This electric mouse is why Pokemon is as big as it is right now; the story of ash Ketchum and its beloved Pikachu is one that still resonates with people across the globe. So it would’ve been a sin not to include Pikachu on this list, especially after we included a clone of Pikachu.
3. Eevee and Eeveelution
The bronze on this list goes to the adorable Eevee and all of its eeveelutions. Calling Eevee just an item Pokemon will be an understatement to this Pokemon popularity and place in the Pokemon franchise. It is one of the original 150 Pokemon that were ever conceived; this already makes it a pretty unique Pokemon.
But Eevee also carries a trait that not every Pokemon is lucky to have, and that is branched evolution; depending upon the eeveelution you like, you can evolve your Eevee into it using a proper evolution item.
The normal Eevee is adored by many young trained because of its resemblances with the house pets we have, like dogs and cats, and Eevee takes the best traits of both these pets. The loyalty of a dog and the cuteness of a cat!
Each Eeveelution is cute, but if we had to choose which is appealing amongst them, it would be Sylveon without a doubt!
Do you even need me to tell you why Cutiefly is on the list of the cutest Pokemon of all time? The answer’s literally in the name.
But let’s just keep the name aside for a bit; Cutiefly has one of the cutest designs ever conceived by any Pokemon illustrator. It is a bug/fairy type; being a bug doesn’t fare well for Pokemon’s cuteness aspect, but Cutiefly is the odd one out.
Not only its design, but Cutiefly also increases the wholesomeness of the Pokemon world. You see, Cutieflies are attracted to flowers. But Cutieflies can’t discern between the flowers and other creatures. So when you have a group of people enjoying and having a great time, Cutieflie tends to be attracted.
It’s such a wholesome thing they do; imagine you have the best time of your life and Cutieflies just start flying around; it would be magical!
Scientists have said it is almost impossible to look at a Cubchoo and not say ‘Awwww.’
The Pokemon is the most perfect cute Pokemon ever created. It looks like a teddy bear; it has giant eyes that look vulnerable, light blue and white colors, and the cutest little runny nose. The runny nose that Cubchoo has is its specialty and of the many things that make it so unique in the Pokemon universe.
It is a big misconception that Cubchoos are always sick hence their runny nose, but the truth is entirely different.
If a Cubchoo is sick, its runny nose disappears, so when you see a Cubchoo with a runny nose, it is a sign of a healthy and fit Cubchoo. The world of Pokemon is weird, but this weirdness is what attracted us to it!
A 29 year old fella that’s had a Gameboy addiction ever since he was a child. Brandon is the founder of RetroDodo and created a YouTube channel with 240,000 subscribers dedicated to retro gaming products. He now wants to create the No.1 site to showcase the latest retro products from around the globe.