18 Seriously Smart Pokémon of All Time (Updated in 2024)

We all know that Pokemon are much smarter than animals in the real world. Let’s find some smart Pokemon. Psyduck isn’t one of them, of course.

Pokemon has been around for over 20 years, and there are a lot of cute little Pokemon. In this list, I’ll talk about some of the smarter Pokemon in the Pokemon universe.

I hope this list helps you make your team smarter, and to answer your question, no, I didn’t include Arceus because that would be too easy.

Let’s start right away with the list of the smartest Pokemon of all time.

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Updated in June, 2024, by Swati: Pokemon has mysterious creatures. Little, enormous, weak, and powerful are all Pokemon.

Ingenious Pokemon exist as well, primarily psychics.

Being the most fascinating Pokemon in the series, their intelligence is scarcely surprising.

We’re back to talk about a few human-like Pokemon, including a few psychic-types we didn’t get to.

25. Tapu Lele

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Most Smart Pokemon in the Alola region is Tapu Lele.

Like other psychic-types, it possesses abilities that let it to exert considerable power over the battlefield.

However, Tapu Lele’s engagement in the Alolan island battle demonstrates that it is really fairly skilled at planning.

Nevertheless, Tapu Lele is said to be rather severe.

Being a very elderly Pokemon, Tapu Lele is also thought to have learned a great deal during its long life.

Catch it because this monster will fit the personality type of any smart Pokemon trainer.

One should be afraid of Tapu Lele because of his relative intelligence to other Pokemon.

24. Delphox

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From Kalos, Delphox is a strong Pokemon.

As the franchise has never before seen a starter Pokemon of the Psychic-type,

it was an amazing new addition in Generation Six.

This fox, being very intelligent, may use its mental abilities to manipulate other animals into doing what it likes.

Delphox is a further Pokemon that can see future pictures because of its sharp psychic intellect.

Delphox is unquestionably worth having on your squad if you like Pokemon with strong psychic and mental powers.

23. Mew

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Mew has won over hearts thanks to her adorable appearance and popularity among the public.

Fans have loved it ever since it was the first legendary Pokemon to be included into the series,

even if it is somewhat difficult to capture.

Mew’s intelligence and self-awareness are two more reasons why people love it so more than its powerful move repertoire.

Its capacity to transform into other Pokemon merely serves to emphasise that this is one of the best creatures trainers can capture.

Mew can transform into any other Pokemon and shares their DNA,

hence it should have the same level of intellect as other Pokemon like Alakazam.

22. Gardevoir

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Both with people and Pokemon, Gardevoir keeps close relationships.

Its particular emotional state is unique among Pokemon, and its psychic abilities are quite strong.

According to Pokedex data, Gardevoir is the only Pokemon with the rare ability of future prediction.

One of the greatest in the series, Gardevoir has a tonne of moves and interesting statistics.

Its high intelligence is also said to make it a Pokemon that understands human concepts better than most other species.

21. Espeon

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Espeon is one of the show’s most intellectual characters, despite the fact that many Pokemon enthusiasts may disagree.

Although it may be merely an evolution of the Eevee,

its intense mental abilities make capable of defeating any Pokemon.

In addition, it necessitates a keen intellect to establish rapid friendships with its trainer and get along with others.

According to the Pokedex, Espeon is so intelligent that it can learn to analyse air currents and exploit them to predict attacks and even the weather in advance.

20. Mr. Mime

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This mime is incredibly powerful and witty while fighting Pokmons.

According to the anime, which shows Ash’s mother has had one for years,

it has an unlimited cognition and can perform tasks fit for a person.

It uses its intelligence to get away from tough situations as well.

Mr. Mime behaves very much like a person, suggesting that its brain is fairly similar to a human’s.

This notion also seems reasonable given its remarkably humanoid form.

Fans find Mr. Mime appealing even with his sophisticated appearance and intellect.

19. Victini

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Being of the Psychic-type, Victini has especially developed psychic abilities as it can transmit images straight to a person’s brain.

Victini is smart enough to win every time and possesses strong psychic powers that demand for a sharp intellect.

Victini is said in the Pokedex to always bring success, and while at first glance it may just be luck,

it seems more likely that it is intelligent enough to devise a plan to succeed in anything it does.

18. Oranguru

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Oranguru is a simian smart Pokemon resembling an orangutan. It has white fur on most of its body, but its hands, feet, and nose are bare, so you can see its light gray skin.

It looks like it has a long beard because the fur around its head and under its chin is longer. It has a wide, flat nose and a dark circle around each eye.

Under each eye, there is a yellow circle that is surrounded by a light blue circle. It has a yellow mark in the shape of a four-pointed star in the middle of its forehead.

It has a cape of purple fur on its back. The cape is made up of many clumps of fur that are wavy and have orange and light blue strands running through them.

Oranguru’s purple fur is used to weave together green leaves to make a fan.

17. Meowth


Meowth is a small, smart Pokemon that looks like a cat. Its fur is cream-colored, but the tips of its tail and back paws are brown.

Its round head has four long whiskers, wide eyes with narrow pupils, two sharp teeth in the upper jaw, and a gold koban coin stuck in the middle of its forehead.

It has long whiskers on either side of its black ears, which are brown on the inside.

Meowth is a four-legged animal that can walk on its back legs. In the games, Meowth is always shown walking on two legs, but in the anime, it says that Meowth usually walks on all fours.

It is free to move its claws and can pull them back when it wants to move quietly. Its tail ends in a tight curl.

16. Ditto


Ditto is a smart, amorphous, light purple or pink Pokemon that has only a few facial features. The face has a simple mouth and large, round eyes.

It also looks like it has two arm-like structures called pseudopods that stick out from its body. It can change into a copy of any physical object, right down to its shape and abilities.

But if Ditto tries to change based on what it remembers, it might get some details wrong.

When it comes to changing, each Ditto has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Both the anime and the TCG show that Ditto can’t always change its face. It won’t be able to stay changed if it starts laughing, either.

It can get along with almost anything because it can change, but it doesn’t get along with its own kind. When two Ditto run into each other in the wild, they try to change into each other.

15. Xatu


Xatu looks like a green condor and is smart. It has long white wings with red and black tips that cover most of its front. Under its wings, there are shapes that look like red eyes.

Xatu is mostly green, but there are also black, yellow, and red parts to its design. A male Xatu has an extra set of yellow stripes. It has almond-shaped eyes, a long beak with a slight hook, and two long red feather crests.

Only two toes, one in front and one in back, are on each of Xatu’s feet. The shape of Xatu looks like a totem pole or a kachina doll.

14. Beheeyem


Beheeyem is a brown Pokemon from another planet. Its head is long and has depressions on both sides. It has black lines going down the front of its head that are the same length and shape.

Two green eyes with small black pupils lay under the edge of its head. It has four brown dots on its chest and a lighter brown “collar.” Beheeyem’s arms have three digits that look like fingers. One is red, one is green, and the third is yellow.

It has a rim around its main body and two small legs under the rim. It talks by flashing its fingers, which are different colors. Beheeyem can mess with its opponents’ memories, erasing or even rewriting them.

Beheeyem is thought to be the reason why Dubwool mysteriously disappears whenever it goes to a farm.

13. Reuniclus


Reuniclus is a smart, pale green Pokemon that is surrounded by a blob of green gelatinous slime that is see-through. It has a big, round head with a thin line running down the middle.

It has black, oval eyes, and a red, triangle-shaped mouth. It has short arms and legs and a small body. But a number of round things are floating next to its arms.

The farther away from the body these things are, the bigger and darker they get. They look like arms. The gel around these limbs makes hands with three fingers.

Reuniclus uses psychic powers to move its strong arms. By holding hands with other Reuniclus, it can connect their brains to make a network.

12. Malamar


Malamar is a smart Pokemon that looks like a squid turned on its back. The top of its head has a bunch of purple tentacles with bright blue tips.

It has yellow eyes with black centers, a dark pink mouth that looks like a beak, and purple eyelids that are lighter in color. Its main body is dark purple, and on the front and back, there are six round yellow lights.

It also has a yellow stripe that goes almost all the way around its upper body. The main part of its body is covered by a clear “mantle” that has two white “legs” on the bottom.

Each side of the mantle has a long tentacle with a dark pink tip and white fins that look like scythes.

11. Dragonite


Dragonite is a smart dragon-like Pokemon that walks on two legs and has light orange skin. It has big eyes that are grayish green and a round face with small nostrils.

The top of its head has two long, thin antennae with a small horn in the middle.

It has a cream-colored, striped underside that goes from its neck to the end of its long, narrow tail. It has three claws on each of its thick arms and legs.

The joints in its legs are clear, and its arms look smooth and rounded. Dragonite’s wings are small compared to its body, and the membranes on its wings are a teal color.

10. Darkrai


Darkrai is a smart black Pokemon that looks like a shadow.

It has a small head with a white, ghostly plume coming out of it that covers one of its bright blue eyes and looks like hair on its face. It also has a red growth with sharp spikes around its neck.

It has skinny arms and long black tatters on its shoulders. It also has black hands that look like claws.

9. Lapras


Lapras is a big Pokemon that is good at swimming and looks like a plesiosaur. Its skin is blue with darker blue spots, and the bottom is cream-colored.

It has big brown eyes, a small horn on the top of its head, and ears that are tightly curled. It has four flippers and a long neck.

The flippers in front are bigger than the ones in back. It has a heavy, gray shell with sharp knobs on its back.

8. Lucario

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Lucario is a bipedal Pokémon that looks like a dog. Its fur is mostly blue and black. It has a small, round spike on the back of each of its front paws, as well as one on its chest.

It has a long snout, red eyes, and ears. When its mouth is open, you can see that it has two sets of sharp teeth, one in the upper jaw and one in the lower. It has cream-colored fur on its chest and blue fur that looks like shorts on its thighs.

It has a blue tail that is about the same length and color. It doesn’t stand on its whole foot. Instead, it stands on its toes.

It has four black limbs that hang down from its head. These limbs rise when Lucario uses aura, a special energy it can sense, to read or control it.

7. Latios


Latios is a Pokémon that looks like a plane but has a body like a bird. It looks big because its body flows slowly into a thick neck. It doesn’t have legs and usually floats.

It is mostly blue, but there are white spots near its arms and a white stripe on its back that goes all the way up to its head.

Jet-plane wings sit on top of its back, and its back has two tall, pointy fins. The middle of its chest is marked by a red triangle, and part of its face is hidden by a blue mask.

It has long fins that look like ears that go from its jaws to above its head. Its eyes are red. It has three-fingered arms that are covered in blue on the outside side.

Latios is a species that only has males, while Latias is a species that only has females.

6. Latias


Latias is a Pokémon that looks like a plane but has the body of a bird. Its short body is pushed forward by its long neck. It doesn’t have legs and usually floats.

Its back half is mostly red and its front half is mostly white. It has jet-plane wings on the top of its back and fins on the bottom near its tail. The middle of its chest is marked by a blue triangle, and part of its face is hidden by a red mask.

It has fins on top of its head that look like ears, and its eyes are yellow. It has three short fingers on each arm, and the outside of the lower arms are covered in red. Latias is a species that only has females, while Latios is a species that only has males.

5. Mewtwo


Mewtwo is a Pokémon that scientists made. It walks on two legs and has some cat-like features. It is mostly gray, but its long tail is purple. It has two short, blunt horns on top of its head, and its eyes are purple.

From the back of its head to the top of its spine, there is a tube that goes around its neck. It has shoulders and a chest that look like a breastplate.

The tips of the three fingers and toes on each hand and foot are round. At the base, its tail is thick, but it gets thinner until it ends in a small bulb.

4. Slowking


Slowking is a Pokémon that walks on two legs and has a Shellder on its head. It is primarily pink, with a pale yellow muzzle and scaled belly.

It has one clawed finger on each foot and hand, but its thumb does not have a claw. It has a red and white striped ruff with sharp spikes around its neck.

The Shellder’s head is in the shape of a spiral, and there are two horns near the bottom. In the middle of the Shellder is a red gem. The Shellder’s eyes are visible on the back of the Shellder.

3. Uxie


Uxie is a small, gray Pokémon that looks like a fairy. Each of its two gray tails has a red gem set into it.

It seems likely that these are two of the jewels that make up the Red Chain. Uxie’s face is mostly yellow, and its forehead has another red gem set into it.

Its head looks a little bit like a helmet or a person’s brain. Uxie always has its eyes closed because anyone who sees its eyes loses their memory.

2. Metagross


Metagross is a big, robot Pokémon with four legs and a turquoise body in the shape of a disc. The main body seems to be both the head and the body, and the way this Pokémon is put together makes it look like a mechanical spider.

It uses its big, heavy body to pin down its prey, which it then eats with its big mouth. It has a large metal cross in the middle of its face.

On each side of the cross, a red eye peeks out from a hole in Metagross’s metal armor. Ball-and-socket joints connect its four legs to its main body.

The upper part of the legs is not very thick, but the part below the knee is a lot thicker. Each leg has three short claws at the end, and over the knee, there is a flat, blunt protrusion. Metagross can float in the air when its legs are tucked in.

1. Alakazam


Alakazam is a Pokémon that looks like a human and has a big mustache. The mustache of a female Alakazam is much shorter than that of a male.

It has a long, thin nose, small eyes, spikes that look like ears coming out of the top of its head, and another spike coming out of each cheek.

It has brown pieces that look like armor on its chest, shoulders, forearms, and knees. Its bones are yellow. Each foot has three toes, and each one has a white claw.

Two toes point forward, and one toe points backward. It has a silver spoon in each hand, and these spoons help it use its psychic powers.

It uses its psychic skills to make the spoons, and it might give one to someone it trusts. Alakazam’s signature move, Kinesis, is to bend the spoons it uses to attack. This makes it harder for its opponents to hit.

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