Posted Mar-17-2017 5:28 PM
I already did a list of the strongest legendaries based on their competitive viability, so why not take a look at the strongest in the anime? I'll be taking into account each Pokemon's feats and lore.
Mew possesses the genetic composition of all Pokemon, and can transform into any Pokemon.
These two legendary rivals have world-destroying potential. Reshiram can scorch the world with fire, while Zekrom can do the same with electricity.
This thing was defeated by the Legendary Birds multiple times in Pokemon 2000, but kept coming back to finish its job: putting those birdies in their places. It takes hits like a tank and dishes them back out like one as well.
Kyurem is on here because of its unique ability to fuse with two other Pokemon. It froze three legendaries at once, and even cut off Keldeo's horn. Plus, Iris stated that this thing is the strongest Dragon-type, but that is not true, because look at spots 6, 4, and 3.
Zygarde watches over the ecosystem, punishing those who upset the balance. This Pokemon was able to withstand experiments from Team Flare, and with a mere bond with a human, snap out of mind control. It singlehandedly took down Lysandre in the XY&Z anime with a single attack.
In the metagame, Groudon is stronger. In the anime, they are equals. They are constantly in conflict with each other, with Kyogre expanding the seas and Groudon expanding the land. There's no denying that this is impressive in itself, and their clashes in the anime are worthy of a spot on this list.
Barely missing the Top 3 is Dragon Jesus itself, the Pokemon that got banned from being banned Metagame aside, Rayquaza is a monster in the anime. It took down a Mega Charizard X and a Mega Metagross, even avoiding Flamethrower, which has 100% accuracy. This Dragon/Flying beast plays a similar role to Lugia, calming the feud between its subordinates. Rayquaza is powerful itself, but blows away everything it faces in its Mega form. Literally, because its ability summon strong winds, that, in the wise words of Dookieshed, can blow away f*cking sunlight.
Coming in at Number 3 are the deities of the Pokemon world, Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Dialga can control time, while Palkia can manipulate the fabric of space, and Giratina is the Lord of Antimatter. The fact that they can control the very things that make up the universe makes them worthy of the Top 3.
Just watch Pokemon: The First Movie. 'Nuff said.
Hitting Number 1 is the Pokemon God, Arceus. This piece of f*cking goat-@$$ sh!t created the very universe, kicked the @$$es of its children, and kamikazed a meteor, but almost died in the process. It can become any type, created the universe, and put the Creation Trio in its place.
I am the senate.