There are so many types of Pokémon out there, which means you have tons of options when it comes to creating your team. However, some Pokémon rise above the rest in terms of their usefulness and raw power.
If you want to efficiently deal with all challenges that are thrown at you throughout the game, you might need at least a few overpowered Pokémon in your team.
Having high-level, powerful Pokémon means you can take on missions that are well beyond your level and survive encounters with Alphas, Legendaries, and high-level Pokémon inside time distortions.
Also, if you have several powerful Pokémon on your team, there’s less danger in bringing them with you. After all, their combined strength will make up for any weakness one might have.
The Most OP Pokémon in Legends: Arceus
Because each Pokémon game is different, and with the addition of regional variations of old Pokémon, the stats and abilities of certain creatures might be completely different from game to game.
Let’s take a look at some of the most overpowered Pokémon in Legends: Arceus and why we recommend them.
Magmortar is the evolution of the powerful Magmar. The Pokédex says it inhales deeply to intensify the fire in its belly that reaches up to 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit. This fire-type Pokémon has really high Special Attack stats, with a stat total of 540.
Magmars can be easily found at the Firespit Island, so you need to catch one and evolve it since Magmortar isn’t a Pokémon that can be found in the wild. However, you can just buy one or find Magmarizers inside space-time distortions, making the process much easier.
I personally like Magmar more than Electabuzz, but I find Electivire much cooler than Magmortar. When it comes to stats, Electivire is very similar to Magmortar. They even share the exact same stat total of 540. However, Electivire is more of a physical striker instead of being a special attacker.
You can find Electabuzz in the Alabaster Icelands. They can be spotted at the Heart’s Crag, the Arena’s Approach, BOnechill Waster, and Avalugg’s Legacy. However, similar to Magmortar, Electivire cannot be found in the wild, so you need to use an Electirizer. Like Magmarizers, this item can be purchased or found within Space-Time distortions.
Zoroark was always a strong Pokémon, and it is no different here in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus. However, the variation we see in this game comes with an exciting twist. Hisuian Zorua and Hisuian Zoroark are the first Ghost-Normal type Pokémon.
Due to its unique combination and a respectful 510 stat total, Hisuian Zoroark can be pretty difficult to fight. Enemies have to deal with a Pokémon that only has Dark-type damage as its weakness.
Although it takes double damage from Dark type attacks, Hisuian Zoroark takes half damage from Poison and Bug type attacks. On top of that, it is also immune to Fighting and Normal type attacks, which makes this Normal and Ghost combination quite powerful.
Zorua and Zoroark can be found in the Alabaster Icelands. You can usually find them between Avalugg’s Legacy and Bonechill Wastes.
Fairy types have been generally overpowered in Pokémon for years now, and they are no different in Legends: Arceus. Togekiss’s stat total is 545. This number is pretty good on its own, but there is more.
Considering that Fairy-type attacks are effective against Dragon type Pokémon, Togekiss is an excellent choice to deal with most of the more troubling late-game Pokémon. Togepi is also a Flying type, meaning that it offers some extra diversity for when you’re building your team.
Togekiss doesn’t have high attack stats, but you can count on its special attacks to dish out tons of damage. It’s also very bulky, with tremendous physical and special defense. If you are looking for powerful Pokémon or a competent team formation, there aren’t many reasons not to use one a Togekiss.
You can catch a Togetic as early as the Crimson Mirelands and evolve it by simply obtaining or buying a Shiny Stone from a Space-Time distortion or the Trading Post.
An evolution of Scyther that has two giant stone axes for hands just had to be strong, right? Kleavor was introduced in the gameplay adverts leading up to the release of Legends and caused a fair bit of buzz. It has a really cool design that suits the time period of Pokémon Legends: Arceus and gains an additional rock type to Scyther’s bug typing.
Its base stat total is 505, slightly lower than some of the other Pokémon on this list. Still, it is more than enough due to its outrageous 135 physical attack stat. Kleavor can dish out so much damage if you have the right attacks, so forget about special attacks and go for the physical ones. Think of him as the reverse Togekiss.
While it doesn’t learn many strong Rock type moves, it does learn X-scissor, and then eventually, Close Combat at level 43. These two moves will be more than enough to make Kleavor a valuable member of your team.
If you want your own Kleavor, you need to catch a Scyther and give it a Black Augurite, which can be found by Ursuluna when digging around, but also has a small chance to be dropped by wild Graveler when you defeat them. You can find Scythers near The Heartwood in the Obsidian Fieldlands. They also spawn within time distortions in the Alabaster Icelands that appear in the Avalugg’s Legacy or the Bonechill Wastes.
Goodra was always sort of snail-looking, and it seems that the developers decided to go with that and gave it a Steel Shell. Goodra is a powerful Pokémon of the Steel and Dragon type with a base stat total of 600, which puts him in a whole new category, pseudo legendary.
Hisuian Goodra’s stats are very well balanced. It also has 150 Special Defense, making it exceptionally resistant to special attacks even when they are effective against it. This gives your team great value, as there are a few battles near the end game where you certainly need a stalling Pokémon.
You can find Goomy really early on in the Crimson Mirelands. There’s even an Alpha Sligoo that you can catch if you’re lucky. This Sligoo actually comes at level 50, meaning that you can evolve it straight away, as long as it’s raining. The wide variety of moves that this Pokémon learns is one more reason for having a Hisuian Goodra in your team.
Although I might not be the most knowledgeable guy in the entire Pokémon franchise, I did play my fair share of Pokémon Red and Blue. I’m mentioning that because I can testify that Alakazam has always been very good, and it hasn’t changed in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
Its base stat total of 500, which might make you think he isn’t exceptional. However, if you check his stats individually, you will find out it has 135 Special Attack and 120 Speed. This allows Alakazam to outspeed most Pokemon in the game and abuse the attack-style system.
It takes a while for it to learn the attacks you want. It only learns Psychic at level 43, but if you do your part to level up fast, you will have an absurdly powerful psychic Pokémon. There’s an Alpha Kadabra early on in the Obsidian Lands. You will find it on the coast between the Sandgem Flats and the Aspiration Hills.
Garchomp is the other Pseudo Legendary in our list, which means it has a stat total of 600. This is a Pokémon that leans more towards physical attacks, but it also has really good defense and speed.
Garchomp is a Dragon and Ground type, which gives it access to some of the best moves in the game, such as Outrage and Earth Power. However, you must be careful when it comes to matchups and counters since both of its types take double damage from Ice type attacks.
You can find Gible in the Coronet Highlands, and you only need experience points up to make it evolve. Once it reaches level 48, it will become a Garchomp and will have some of the best stats in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
Some of these Pokémon mentioned might be especially hard to catch, so you might want to rank up fast and craft some Ultra balls to make sure you can get the one you want when you have the chance.
It might be a good idea to check our Poké Ball guide to know how to better use all the different types of Poké Balls in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
There are other powerful Pokémon in the game that could certainly be considered ‘overpowered’, and there are many clever combinations of Pokémon types and attacks that do not necessarily need high-stats to work.
This is the beauty of tactical games like Pokémon; there’s much more than numbers involved in what makes this game great. Also, I choose my Pokémon by how cool they look, not their stats. Either way, if you didn’t know what to go for when putting together a powerful team, this list should at least point you in the right direction.