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Top 10 Generation 3 Pokémon

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Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean It was time to advance into a whole new world of Pokemon. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we'll be counting down the top ten Generation three Pokemon! For this list we've chosen what we believe to be the most memorable and outright coolest Pokemon that were introduced to the franchise in the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald game. Special thanks to our user AXHP for submitting the idea using our interactive suggestion tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Generation 3 Pokémon


It was time to advance into a whole new world of Pokemon. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down the top ten Generation three Pokemon!

For this list we’ve chosen what we believe to be the most memorable and outright coolest Pokemon that were introduced to the franchise in the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald games. With that said, time to take a dive into the Hoenn region!

#10: “Kyogre”


It was a tough call choosing between this legendary and its counterpart; Groudon. The poster boys for Sapphire and Ruby, we eventually had to give it to the beast from the deep! With the ability to expand the oceans, this Sea Basin Pokemon battled his fiery rival for control over nature, and packs quite a punch with an arsenal of powerful water type attacks. Once you’ve got him in your team, it’s ideal for any tough battle…just as long as you don’t mind a little downpour.

#9: “Manectric”


There’s just something heart-warming about a faithful canine, even if said canine is prone to letting out bolts of lightning. Discharging electricity from its body constantly, this Pokemon practically carries thunderclouds around with it. When you take into account that this noble beast evolved from the adorable Electrike its hard not to get attached. It’s also the powerhouse choice for Gym Leader Wattson, so be sure to keep your wits about you otherwise you’ll receive a nasty shock!

#8: “Latias and Latios”


We may be kind of cheating by including both in the same spot, but this legendary duo pretty much comes as a two-package deal. These dragons first appear in Hoenn after the Pokemon League has been conquered, from that point on it’s a game of cat and mouse as neither of these guys like to stay still for long. If you manage to catch either one you’ll have a powerful addition to your team, manage to snag both and you on the road to being unbeatable. Despite their legendary status, these Pokemon are surprisingly affectionate, creating a powerful bond with Ash in the fifth Pokémon movie.

#7: “Flygon”


Yeah, there are going to be a fair few dragons on our list, and it’s not hard to see why! With its dragonfly appearance and a tendency to whip up sandstorms, you’ll need a lot of patience to grab this Mystic Pokemon, as it’s the final form of the slightly unimpressive Trapinch. We would say the payoff is well worth it, as its blend of ground and dragon attacks make it a powerful foe. Not to mention the bragging rights for owning the Pokemon known as “The Desert Spirit”.

#6: “Aggron”


If you’re looking for a hard-hitter with an insane amount of defence, then look no further. Appearing alongside Steven Stone in his TV series debut, Aggron is quickly established as one of the more impressive additions of the third Generation. As Steel/Rock type with power in spades, and being the final evolution of Aron, it won’t take you too long to gain one of these juggernauts, and when you do, you may want to make it a permanent member of your team.

#5: “Gardevoir”


This rather human-in-appearance pokemon is the final evolution of Ralts. What started off as small and shy bloomed into something graceful and elegant. But that’s not where its appeal ends, as its pool of powerful Psychic-type moves can certainly dish out damage. Though they’re often believed to be strictly female, male Gardevoirs are equally as common. One of their more notable traits is that once a bond is formed, they will give their lives for their trainers without a second thought. So, if you’re looking for loyalty, then look no further than the Embrace Pokemon.

#4: “Metagross”


Continuing with the theme of unimpressive to just downright imposing, say hello to the Iron Leg Pokemon, Hoenn’s very own walking tank! Fans have granted this Pokemon the accolade of Pseudo-Legendary, and it’s not hard to see why. With the best of Steel and Psychic-type moves at its disposal as well as the intelligence of a supercomputer, Metagross is a titan no matter who it goes against! So, it’s not hard to figure out why it’s Champion Steven’s weapon of choice.

#3: “Salamence”


The dragons make a triumphant return with yet another Pseudo-Legendary. With insane attack power and the added use of Flying-Type moves, you have a slim of chance of victory if you ever comes across one of these bad boys, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s the trump card of Drake, the dragon expert of the Elite Four! What’s more, Salamence continues to appear throughout the pokemon series, used by powerful trainers such as Silver and the Pokemon hunter J. Needless to say, this dragon is more than deserving of its place on the list.


#2: “Blaziken”


Not since Charizard has the final form of a Fire-Type starter Pokemon been so well received! Sceptile and Swampert are certainly awesome in their own right, but Blaziken stands out as the most essential of the Gen 3 starters. Able to leap a 30-story building with one jump, with the most powerful fire and fighting type techniques at its disposal – including Blaze Kick, it’s very own unique move, Blaziken served as May’s adept fighter, giving her all the firepower she needed.


Before we reveal our number one pick, here are few honourable mentions!

“Zangoose”

“Regice”

“Mawile”

“Sableye”

“Absol”

“Shedninja and Ninjask”

#1: “Rayquaza”


Was there even any doubt? The dragon to end all dragons and often considered the greatest of all legendaries, The Sky High Pokemon takes the crown as the third generation’s greatest. Living in the ozone layer for millions of years, it descended to Earth for one reason, and that was give both Groudon and Kyogre a colossal time out. First appearing in Destiny Deoxys, Rayquaza made its presence known by going toe-to-toe with two Deoxys. With unbelievable attack power and a move list that can decimate all but the absolute strongest, it’s the ultimate challenge, and prize, for any trainer!

Do you agree with our list? Which generation three pokemon do you think should have taken the top spot? With new top tens published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com!

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