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Our favorite small Pokémon

Small Pokémon can still pack a punch with some larger-than-life attacks despite their tiny stature, and we all know great things come in small packages.

small Pokémon: a Gimmighoul bursting out of an open chest

Small Pokémon can still steal the spotlight from Gigantamax’s and Gyarados’ alike if given the chance, and despite the teeny tiny heights and weights, these mini ‘mon can still be an asset to your team. Let’s not call this a best-of list because every Pokémon is the best in someone’s eyes, but all these creatures do have one thing in common – they’re less than 0.5 meters tall and (mostly) weigh less than a kilogram. Itty bitty cutie patooties that can still pack a punch. Either way, if you want to create a competitive team of exclusively tiny companions, you’re in the right place.

If you’re looking for more info, our Pokédex is a great place to start, but if you’re looking for specifics, check out our guides on fairy Pokémon weakness, dark Pokémon weakness, or bug Pokémon weakness. Or, if you’re looking for something slightly different but in the same vein, we have our top picks for the best Roblox Pokémon games.

Now, let’s look at our list of very small Pokémon.

small Pokémon Gimmighoul in a field being caught by a trainer

Gimmighoul (Roaming Form)

Taking weight and width into account, the smallest Pokémon appears to be a tie between the Roaming form of Gimmighoul, and Flabébé.

The Chest Form obviously weighs more, but the lil’ dude inside is a teeny tiny Pokémon weighing a fraction of a pound and measures only a few centimeters tall.

small Pokémon Flabebe in a field being caught by a trainer


Playing Scarlet and Violet tells you all you need to know about the other smallest Pokémon – the number of times we run over Flabébé in the wild because they’re almost too small to see is shocking.

Like Gimmighoul, it stands around 10cm in height and weighs barely anything – which is fair enough, seeing as it’s mostly a flower.

small Pokémon Sinistea in a field being caught by a trainer


Our favorite food-themed Pokémon, and one of the best small Pokémon, is Sinistea. It just misses out on the smallest title due to its weight of 0.2kg, but it’s a liquidy spirit inside a cup, so it’s surprisingly light when you think about it.

small Pokémon Cutiefly in a field being caught by a trainer


Cutiefly, the ‘bee fly’ Pokémon (which is actually a real thing, it’s not made up for Pokémon) is suitably small. Really, I doubt it weighs its alleged 0.2kg, but maybe it’s an incredibly dense fly – packed with extra cuteness.

small Pokémon Comfey in a field being caught by a trainer


A very unsurprising entry to the list of the smallest Pokémon is Comfey. It weighs a grand total of 0.3kg and is made up mostly of flowers, with a teeny tiny body attached to them.

Officially Comfey is 0.1m tall, though this must measure it when it’s unfolded, not in its circular form.

small Pokémon Joktik in a field being caught by a trainer


The teeny tiny spidery critter Joltik is absurdly small, fuzzy, and cute. It weighs a little more than those sharing its height of 10cm, at 0.6kg, but it still fits nicely in our list – and our pockets. Even its evolution Galvantula isn’t as big as you’d think at only a few inches tall! They’re small but mighty.

small Pokémon Wishiwashi in a field being caught by a trainer


The aptly named ‘Small Fry’ Pokémon is Wishiwashi, the smallest of the fish Pokémon – in its solo form, that is. Let’s not include the giant school form here. On its own, a single Wishiwashi is barely the size of one’s hand.

small Pokémon Milcery in a field being caught by a trainer


Milcery is literally a dollop of cream, so it’s really no surprise at all that it weighs barely anything. Now, it does tend to move around a bit given its viscous nature, but it is listed as 0.2m tall for the most part. This milky ‘mon evolves into Alcremie’s various flavors, so we suggest you keep a few around.

small Pokémon Applin in a field being caught by a trainer


As a worm in an apple, you expect that Applin meets our requirements of the smallest Pokemon – and it does. It weighs in at around half a kilogram and is approximately 0.2m tall. This fruity little guy does evolve, and if you want to know how check out our guide on the Applin evolution right here.

small Pokémon Cosmoem in a field being caught by a trainer


Now, Cosmoem may be physically small, but it weighs 999.99kg, so it’s only on our list because we like it enough. It is cute, despite it weighing nearly a ton and being a strange outer-spacey protostar with a face.

Want to peruse more of our Poké-opinions? We’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for the worst Pokémon, the best gen 5 Pokémon, and you can also see which entry made it into our list of bad games on Switch.