Pokemon has grown quite a bit since it started, but it’s important to remember its roots. We took the original 151 and picked the 10 that have stood the test of time — from cuteness to competitive abilities to their importance in the anime.
Charizard was always a fan favorite — for good reason. Aside from just being a flying, fire-breathing lizard, Charizard also comes with a strong moveset and stats that make it great for competitive battle even today. It was also really sassy in the anime, and its holographic Pokemon card remains a prized possession for tons of first-generation collectors.