With Pokemon X and Y coming out on October 12 and Pokemon Red and Blue recently having its 15 year anniversary in America, we began to wonder: who are some of the best Pokemon ever created?

After the second generation of Pokemon games (Gold, Silver and Crystal) the formula for future Pokemon titles became predictable and stale. As the saying goes, nothing beats the original, and the first and second generation of Pokemon games that came out for the Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket and Game Boy Color, served as the foundation for the handheld Pokemon games that continue to be created.

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So, in honor of those first several Pokemon games, we have chosen the 50 Best Pokemon Up To Pokemon Crystal. We took multiple factors into account in order to make a list that was not too predictable, and featured some Pokemon in positions that you probably weren't expecting them to be in. From weaknesses and strengths to their base stat total and attacks, we revisited our childhood recess duel memories, and picked the Pokemon we always had or wanted a part of our team. 

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Side note: Although every Pokemon's base stat total changes with level growth, their initial base stat total usually indicates just how strong they'll become betweens levels 50 and 100, and what aspects of their stats is better or worse than other Pokemon's stats.

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And we might as well let you Pikachu fanatics know beforehand: Pikachu is not on here. With that said, here are the 50 Best Pokemon Up To Pokemon Crystal.