We are about to ruffle some feathers around here in the Dodo nest as we break down the best bird Pokemon of all time!
How convenient that our own mascot is a bird, the puns just flow naturally.
Hopefully any of you quacks out there don’t let the insults fly if we leave your favorite bird Pokémon off the list. Don’t tweet us.
God, I’m annoyed at myself already!
Let’s get to serious business: the best bird Pokemon of all time… according to a Dodo.
Besides being a cocky bird luchador, a Hawlucha is a dual type fighting/flying Pokémon from Gen 6.
In the anime, they were the champion fighter of the forest. Ash challenged him to a fight, and even though Ash lost the fight, Hawlucha joined him out of respect.
These guys are known for showing off in battle, because they are such good fighters.
Their signature move, the Flying Press, is a dangerous attack from above that is both a Fighting and Flying type move.
Hawluchas are fighters for the sake of fighting, and that’s something I love.
Where a Hawlucha is an honorable fighter in the ring, the Staraptor is more of a street thug.
They are reckless and aggressive, despite their size and are known to pick fights with larger Pokémon due to their confidence in their power.
Considered a Normal/Flying Pokémon, as introduced in Gen 4, they are the final form of a Starly.
I just kinda like these guys, cause they look like they have attitude. And even though they are troublemakers, I can respect that “don’t mess with me” attitude they carry.
What, another fighter? Well all Pokémon are fighters, aren’t they?
Yes and no.
But in this case, a Blaziken is a dual type Fighting/Fire Pokemon. They were introduced in Gen 3.
They are basically Muay Thai Pokémon. Look at that form in the knee. Maybe get that right hand up to protect your chin, but I get the idea.
A Blaziken is the final form of Torchic and can Mega Evolve into Mega Blaziken.
The Blaziken makes an appearance in the arcade game Pokkén Tournament as a playable character.
They also appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Not as a playable character though. Which is a shame, cause they are pretty tough..
They’d be a great fit for one of the Best Anime Fighting Games. Maybe if we get a Pokémon fighter game in the future.
A Legendary Ice/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation 1 that is as cold hearted as you might expect.
If you lived alone in the mountains, you might be a little off-putting too!
These guys do not evolve. They don’t need to.
They are already legends. In fact, it’s known as one of the three Legendary birds of Kanto.
The Articuno appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
They look sweet enough, sure. And I guess they actually are. In this case, looks are not that deceiving.
These Fairy type Pokémon from Gen 6 are primarily healers. And it’s signature move, Aromatic Mist, will protect allies.
They evolve from a Spritzee if you trade while holding a Sachet.
An Aromatisse is a fairy bird that is basically perfume sample attendant, and I am here for it.
They look cute. They sprits perfume in your face. What’s not to like?
You like cute Pokémon? How about a sweet cloud bird?
An Altaria is a cute dual-type Dragon/Flying Pokémon introduced in Gen 3.
They are not shy at all, and are known for their extrovert personality.
In fact, they just love to be alive. They’re known to catch a gust of air and soar through the sky while singing to themselves.
And they hug everybody with their cloud wings.
If they Mega Evolve into Mega Altaria… even more clouds and more cuteness.
They are a pretty awesome Pokémon, and we absolutely had to include it on the list of best bird Pokemon.
You are not gonna tell me that a black metal bird ain’t one of the coolest Pokémon out there.
Admittedly, they aren’t the same kind of black metal that I’m into…
But these flying steel Pokémon from Gen 8 are the strongest birds in the Galar region.
They are the final form of a Rookidee (basic) and they can also evolve into a Gigantamax Corviknight who are the only Pokémon who can use the G-Max Move and G-Max Wind Rage.
Basically, these guys are badasses, and you don’t wanna mess with them. I like it.
3. Porygon Z
Do alien birds count? Of course they do!
Introduced in Gen 4, a Porygon Z evolves from a Porygon2 when traded while holding a Dubious Disc. Sounds complicated. But that’s how you get one, okay!
As the final form of a Porygon, and is considered a virtual man-made Pokémon.
It was given special software to build up its power, which allowed it to travel through alien dimensions.
But the experiment failed, leading to a temperamental Pokémon with odd movement patterns.
So they are basically a glitchy alien computer bird? Rad!
Just look at how cool these guys look. Part bird, part dragon, 100% gangster.
A Yveltal is a Legendary Dark/Flying Pokémon introduced in Gen 6. Like a lot of the awesome Pokémon on our list, they don’t evolve from anything else.
The Yveltal was one of the first Gen 6 Pokémon revealed and is the official mascot of Pokémon Y.
They have the ability to absorb life energy at the end of their life, cocooning itself.
And they use their signature ability Oblivion Wing to cause massive damage to all around them.
They really love their sleep, and hate it when they are interrupted. So I can relate.
For that reason, I am including these guys on our list of the best bird Pokemon.
As the official mascot for Pokémon Gold, the Ho-Oh was the first Generation 2 Pokémon ever revealed to the public.
They look like a mix between a phoenix and a peacock. Oh, and they’ve got a rainbow trail following them around!
They are both a Fire and Flying type of Pokémon.
Legend has it that anybody who is witness to a Ho-Oh in the wild is promised eternal happiness.
That sounds pretty awesome!
They are a one of a kind Pokémon that does not evolve from any other kind, nor will it ever evolve from it’s current state.
But like… they are so cool looking, why would you want them to change?
The Ho-Oh was introduced in Gen 2, and up until Gen 6, they were the only known Pokémon who could learn the Sacred Fire move.
The Ho-Oh is one of the most beautiful and most awesome Pokémon there is. So we had to give it the number one spot on our list of the best bird Pokemon.
You prefer to keep your Pokémon grounded? Check out our recent lists of the 10 Best Bear Pokémon and the 10 Best Grass Type Pokémon.
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Anthony has been a video game lover ever since he can remember. He became a fulltime nomad in 2018, living throughout most of Asia. He focused his passion in retro gaming and began creating a game for the Game Boy Color while living in Nara, Japan during the 2020 pandemic. He is now in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he spends most of his time gaming, going on long walks and meeting as many stray dogs as possible.