Top 10 best Normal-type Pokemon: Ranked list

Aakrit Sharma
Snorlax, Arceus, and Sylvally

Normal-type Pokemon are often underestimated, but even for veteran players, encountering some of these Pokemon in a lineup can be a nightmare. This is a list of the 10 deadliest Normal-type Pokemon that will make you think twice before saying “Normal-types are weak.

Over the years, Dragon and Steel have solidified their place as two of the best Pokemon types. Fans usually argue that other types such as Fighting, Rock, Water, and Electric are equally strong, if not better.

However, it is hard to find anyone who thinks of Normal as the best Pokemon type. Does this mean that Normal-type Pokemon are inherently bad? Definitely not.

If you’re someone who doubts Normal-type Pokemon, check out this list of the best Normal-type Pokemon that can be a nightmare for any opponent.

Best Normal-type Pokemon ranked

10. Blissey

A smiling Blissey
Blissey is a top-tier choice for defending Gyms in Pokemon Go.
  • HP – 255
  • Sp. Attack – 75
  • Sp. Defense – 135

It isn’t a surprise that the Pokemon with the highest base HP in the entire series, Blissey, has made this list. It also boasts massive Sp. Defense, causing even the most aggressive Pokemon to struggle in depleting its health.

Blissey acts as a team’s defender and knows moves that can heal other Pokemon in the party. Overall, this is a Normal-type Pokemon that you won’t regret bringing to a battle.

9. Obstagoon

Obstagoon posing
Obstagoon made its debut in Gen 8 with Pokemon Sword and Shield.
  • HP – 93
  • Attack – 90
  • Defense – 101

Obstagoon is Galarian Zigzagoon’s third stage evolution that belongs to Normal and Dark-types. Although this means that Fighting-type Pokemon can overpower Obstagoon with ease, it is immune to Psychic and Ghost damage and resistant to Dark-type moves.

Obstagoon has decent stats and is very effective against Psychic-type opponents. Since its debut in Pokemon Go back in 2022 it has been dominating the Great and Ultra leagues as an allrounder in every solid PvP lineup.

8. Porygon2

Porygon2 remains one of the most mysterious creatures in the Pokemon franchise.
  • Defense – 90
  • Sp. Attack – 105
  • Sp. Defense – 95

While Porygon Z is a great Normal-type Pokemon too, Porygon2 is slightly better because of its higher Sp. Defense and Defense stats. The biggest highlight of this mechanical Pokemon is its Sp. Attack and move set.

Porygon is a machine that can work the way you want. With TMs (Technical Machines), you can teach it some of the best Fire, Ice, Normal, Water, Grass, Steel, Electric, Psychic, Ghost, and Flying-type moves. With such flexibility, Porygon2 is definitely a serious threat to any opponent.

7. Bloodmoon Ursaluna

bloodmoon ursaluna pokemon scarlet and violet teal mask dlc
Bloodmoon Ursaluna is a one-of-a-kind Ground/Normal-type Pokemon.
  • HP – 113
  • Sp. Attack -135
  • Defense – 120

Normal-type Pokemon aren’t known for having great Sp. Attack Power, but Bloodmoon Ursaluna changed this upon its release with The Teal Mask DLC from Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. Its incredible signature move, Blood Moon, can overthrow almost any non-resistant Pokemon.

Plus, it has an incredibly strong Defense stat, and though its main type is Ground, which makes it vulnerable to certain types like Grass and Water, it also has every advantage of the Normal type, including its immunity to Ghost-type moves.

6. Slaking

Slaking in his resting and fighting stance
Slaking is another popular choice for defending Gyms in Pokemon Go.
  • HP – 150
  • Attack – 160
  • Defense – 100

Slaking is one of the strongest Normal-type Pokemon ever. It is so powerful that during battles, the Pokemon casually misses its turns but when it strikes, the results are almost always disastrous for the opponents.

If Slaking was a little more enthusiastic, it could’ve easily been much higher on this list. Despite the laziness, counting it out will be a mistake for any trainer.

5. Snorlax

A Snorlax napping
Snorlax has been a fan-favorite since the franchise’s origins.
  • HP – 160
  • Attack – 100
  • Defense – 65

Snorlax is one of the most popular Pokemon ever, and unlike many other names on this list, it is purely Normal-type. This giant and lazy bear-like Pokemon is as tanky as it gets and even physical attackers struggle to take it down easily.

Snorlax also has worthy attacking abilities. Moreover, high Defense allows it to stay on the battlefield for a long time and consistently deal damage.

4. Sylvally

A Sylvally standing in an aggressive stance
Players can get Sylvally in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
  • HP – 95
  • Attack – 95
  • Defense – 95

Sylvally’s stats are perfectly balanced which is also how it performs during battles. You can get this Legendary Pokemon by evolving Type-Null which is an equally great Normal-type Pokemon.

Sylvally is a special addition to this list because it can change its type with different items. Clearly, it is more viable than many other Pokemon on this list and has been a fan favorite for quite a long time.

3. Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Lopunny, Mega Audino & Mega Pidgeot

Mega Pidgeot, Mega Kangaskhan, and Mega Audino on a Pokemon background
Mega Evolutions are currently available in Pokemon Go.

Only four Normal-type Pokemon have Mega-evolutions and they are certainly deserving of a spot on this list.

Mega KangaskhanMega LopunnyMega AudinoMega Pidgeot
Attack 1251366080
Defense 1009412680

Mega Kangaskhan can easily outshine Mega Charizard, Mega Alakazam, and Mega Lucario which is a rare feat in itself. Mega Audino might not be the best attacker but its support abilities are valuable for any team.

Even though Mega Pidgeot fails to compete with other Gen 1 mega evolutions, it is nowhere close to being a bad Pokemon. It has over 80 HP, Attack, and Defense but the biggest highlight is the 135 Sp. Attack.

Last but not least, Mega Lopunny shines because of its high Attack, Defense, and Speed. These stats also compensate for the Pokemon’s relatively low HP.

2. Regigigas

Regigigas attacking
Regigigas has one of the most unique designs among the Regi Legendaries.
  • HP – 110
  • Attack – 110
  • Defense – 110

Yet again, we have a Normal-type Pokemon with outrageous stats in the form of Regigigas but you must figure out a way to deal with its Slow Start Ability. The Legendary has half Attack and Defense for the first five turns, but after that, it is a force to be reckoned with.

Regigigas also has an amazing move pool that includes some of the most powerful moves from various types. Just to name a few, these include, Focus Punch, Hyper Beam, Rock Slide, and Stone Edge, among others.

1. Arceus

Arceus, the strongest Normal-type Pokemon
Arceus is considered the god of all Pokemon.
  • HP – 120
  • Attack – 120
  • Defense – 120

Need more proof that Normal-types aren’t weak? Arceus, who is literally the creator of the Pokemon world, belongs to it. This also conveys that Normal was the first type to ever exist, and all other types originated thereafter.

With its immaculate stats, Arceus is just the ideal Pokemon for battles. It is weak against Fighting-type opponents but even they cannot expect a one-sided battle against the creator. On top of everything, Arceus’ diverse move set and the ability to change types like Silvally make it the strongest Pokemon ever.

That’s what you need to know about the best Normal-type Pokemon. If you’re a fan of the Pokemon franchise, make sure to check out similar content in our guide section below:

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].