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The cutest Pokémon

For some of us, the cutest Pokémon are the best Pokémon, so we've picked out a selection of the most adorable in our humble opinion.

Custom image of Togepi on a pink and yellow background for cutest Pokemon guide

If you’re trying to find a list of some of the cutest Pokémon, you’re in the right place. We’ve gone through over 1,000 monsters, from Azurill to Zubat, picking out the sweetest little critters as we go. So, have your favorites made the list? There’s only one way to find out.

If you’re looking for more adorable Pokémon, be sure to catch all you can in Niantic’s AR title with our Pokémon Go raidsPokémon Go event, and Pokémon Go community day guides. Or, if you want something a little more domesticated, see our picks for the dog Pokémon, cat Pokémon, and bunny Pokémon.

So, let’s get into our list of the cutest Pokémon.

Cutest Pokémon - Pikachu. Its official artwork is over blurred scenery from Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Pikachu

There’s a reason that Pikachu is the series’ mascot. Just look at how cute it is, with its little red cheeks, sticky-up ears, and perpetual smile. Many of us grew up watching Ash adventure through the Pokémon world, giving this electric mouse a special place in our hearts. It’s also got a pretty adorable voice, even if we are a little sick of hearing people break out into Pikachu impressions. Leave it to Ikue Ōtani, please.  

Custom image of a happy Togepi on an autumnal background for cutest Pokemon guide

Togepi

There are a lot of baby Pokémon, but Togepi is arguably the most famous of them all. Originally introduced in the Pokémon anime, Togepi later made their video game debut in Pokémon Gold & Silver. As something that’s essentially a newborn hatchling pootling around in its shell, it definitely deserves to be counted among the cutest Pokémon.

Azurill

In Pokémon Gold & Silver, we met Marill and, fair dos, Marill was kind of cute. Then, in Ruby & Sapphire, we met Azurill, Marill’s pre-evolved form, and it was even cuter. Bouncing on its chubby round tail with a big grin on its face, Azurill looks just like a baby having fun. And guess what? 33% of female Azurill become male when they evolve. Not only is Azurill cute, but it’s also a trans icon. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

Cutest Pokémon - Combee. Its official artwork is over blurred scenery from Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Combee

Vespiquen might be a really cool Pokémon, but it evolves from one of the cutest Pokémon: Combee. This little three-faced honeycomb bee was introduced in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, and each of its tiny little smiley faces immediately warmed the hearts of players who had the foresight to smear honey onto trees. It’s definitely one of the cutest bug Pokémon.

Cutest Pokémon - Lilligant. Its official artwork is over blurred scenery from Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Lilligant

Pokémon who look like humans can sometimes have a tendency of looking a little bit strange, but that certainly isn’t the case with Lilligant. This little flower child looks like they’re wearing a dress made of plants, but it’s such a cool design because Lilligant also kind of just looks like a plant that could actually grow. It was definitely one of the best additions in Pokémon Black & White. We do like the Hisuian Lilligant introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but we think the original beats it out.

Cutest Pokémon - Fennekin. Its official artwork is over blurred scenery from Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Fennekin

Most starter Pokémon are pretty cute (speaking of which, have you seen the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet starters yet?) and really, we could dedicate an entire article to the cutest Pokémon starters if we wanted to, but we thought it best to add a bit of variety. This means that Pokémon X & Y’s fire Pokémon starter, Fennekin, is the only starter on the list. It’s a well-earned spot, too – just look at those tufty ears.

Custom image of Bewear waving on an autumnal background for cutest Pokemon guide

Bewear

So far, most of the Pokémon in this article have been babies, or otherwise fairly weak. Bewear is a clear exception in our picks for the cutest Pokémon. It’s a real powerhouse of a Pokémon, but it’s also a cute giant bear. When you look at its beady little eyes, you can’t help but see it as a giant teddy bear… even though it’s still a formidable foe.

Cutest Pokémon - Eiscue. Its official artwork is over blurred scenery from Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Eiscue

Eiscue is part penguin and part ice bobblehead, but we love all of it. It’s even cuter when the ice comes away to reveal the tiniest little penguin head, but we’ll take it in either form. The shiny version has bonus cute points as it’s essentially pink, but again, whether it’s shiny, non-shiny, blockheaded, or non-blockheaded, we love this Pokémon. 

Cutest Pokémon - Lickitung. Its official artwork is over blurred scenery from Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Lickitung

Okay, so this one might be a slightly controversial pick, but Lickitung meets all the cute criteria. It’s loveable and pink, and all it wants to do is give you a big ol’ lick. Sure, its evolution is the stuff of nightmares – sorry, Lickilicky – but Lickitung itself is a friendly little thing that looks even cuter still when you see how small it is in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Also, if you’re a Final Fantasy fan, we’ve got the perfect Lickitung nickname for you: “Quina”.

Custom image of Meltan waving on an autumnal background for cutest Pokemon guide

Meltan

Last but not least, we have Meltan, a Pokémon who actually made its debut in Pokémon GO. Without warning, Multans started appearing on the map for players, with many people thinking it was a glitch because it turned into a Ditto after it was caught. So not only is this gloopy metal child cute to look at, but it has a cool origin too. You can get it in Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee by connecting to Pokémon GO.

Custom image for cutest Pokemon guide with a Politoed on an autumnal background

Politoed

There’s no denying it, Politoed is adorable. With its little belly spiral, big old eyes, and pink cheeks, this frog Pokémon is a personal favorite of mine. The only thing cuter than a regular Politoed is a shiny one, with the blue and pink alternative design lending a sort of psychedelic vibe to the hopping poppet. Better still, this loveable lump is available in nearly all main series games, making for a perfect partner through every generation.

Custom image of Shaymin on a autumnal background for cutest Pokemon guide

Shaymin

I don’t want to disservice any of the other entries on our list of the cutest Pokémon, but I think it’s fair to say we level the best until last.  This mythical Pokémon is absolutely adorable and we’ve been pining over it since our first encounter in generation four. Shaymin is the epitome of cute, with its tiny green eyes, button nose, and flowery ears (are they accessories? I’m not sure). What more could you ask for? Hopefully not much, because that’s all we’ve got.

Was your favorite cute Pokémon on this list? We hope you aren’t too disappointed, if not. If you want more Pokémon content, check out our picks for the best free Pokémon games, or brush up on your type chart knowledge with our grass Pokémon weakness, fire Pokémon weakness, water Pokémon weakness, and steel Pokémon weakness guides.