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Japanese Fans Rank The 20 Hunkiest Pokemon

The Pokemon franchise turned 20 this year, and in the years since 1996, the amount of pocket monsters has increased from 151 to, as of this exact moment, 722. No better time, then, to create a list of Pokemon’s top 20 hunks.

No, not Ash Ketchum, Brock and co. – the Pokemon themselves, silly. Ranking site Goo asked its readers to choose the best-looking male (or male-esque?) Pokemon, and here they be.

20. Zoroark

19. Fearow

18. Latios

17. Groudon

16. Rayquaza

15. Houndoom

14. Absol

13. Gyarados

12. Garchomp

11. Scizor

10. Machamp

9. Darkrai

8. Arcanine

7. Ninetails

6. Scyther

5. Suicune

4. Lucario

Coming in at number three, classic Pokemon Charizard. The final form of Charmander, Charizard is known as Lizardon in Japanese and routinely shows up on best Pokemon lists, such as IGN’s 2011 “Top 100 Pokemon,” where it came in number one.

Number two: Lugia, who first appeared in Pokemon Silver. As the mascot for that game, and with some pretty massive hands, it’s not hard to see why so many consider Lugia a pretty hunky Pokemon.

At the top of the list, it’s the Legendary-type, genetically-engineered Mewtwo. Did you know: the island country Niue put Mewtwo on its ten-dollar coin back in 2002. Seriously.

By the way, if you’re interested in the specifics of gender in the Pokemon universe, Bulbapedia has you covered.

Source: Goo via ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.