These are the 12 Pokémon with the best special attacks

Every Pokémon trainer needs a creature with a powerful special attack. So, we at CodioDesk decided to make this post where we’ll point out the 12 Pokémon with the best special attacks in the franchise!


Pokémon with the special attacks

Aegislash (150)

First introduced in the sixth generation of Pokémon games, Aegislash is the final form of Honedge. As you might expect, it’s considerably more powerful than its first evolutionary form, boasting Attack and Special Attack stats of 150 when in its blade form.

It’s worth mentioning that Aegislash has nerfed in Generation 8 games, with both stats dropping to 10 in Sword & Shield. Even with the reduction, there aren’t many Pokémon that can get the better of Aegislash, nor many that offer such versatility in battle.


Rayquaza (150)

According to Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen, Rayquaza lived for hundreds of millions of years and looks like a meteor when he flies. This is a meteor the Pokemon doesn’t really want to receive, because Rayquaza has a Special Attack of 150.

When it comes to Dragon-type and Flying-type Pokémon, Rayquaza is one of the best around. It looks a lot like a traditional Chinese dragon and also shares some physical similarities with Lindworm, an ancient Swedish dragon snake. The name is likely a combination of “ray” and “quasar” (a celestial object).

Kyogre (150)

According to Pokémon Ruby, Kyogre has the power to create massive rain clouds that cover the entire sky and cause torrential rain. These torrential rains are no joke, and players really don’t want to get caught in one because Kyogre has a Special Attack stat of 150.

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This is a Water type Pokémon to be feared as it is one of the best when it comes to dealing damage. Kyogre is a whale, clearly, but possibly also influenced by the mighty and mythical Leviathan. The name is a combination of “kai” (which means “ocean” in Japanese) and “orca”.

Reshiram (150)

According to the Pokémon Shield, if people ignore the truth and get consumed by greed, Reshiram will arrive to burn down their realms. Reshiram has a base Special Attack stat of 150 and is perfectly equipped for that.

Palkia (150)

According to Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver, Palkia’s total control over the limits of space allows him to transport himself to distant places or even to other dimensions. If Palkia reaches someone’s dimension, the best thing to do would be to run, as he has a base Special Attack of 150.


When it comes to Dragon and Water type Pokémon, Palkia has one of the best special attacks in the game.

Dialga (150)

According to Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver, Dialga completely controls the flow of time and uses this power to travel freely through the past and future. Whether Dialga is in the past, present or future, his Special Attack is 150.

For Steel-type Pokémon, Dialga is the strongest Special Attacker and one of the best Dragon-type Pokémon as well.


Blacephalon (151)

According to Pokémon Ultra Sun, Blacephalon glides towards people. Then, without warning, he fires the explosion out of his own head. This explosion can be deadly and is greatly enhanced by the fact that Blacephalon has an immensely impressive Special Attack stat of 151.

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Blacephalon is therefore the leader among all Fire-type Pokémon when it comes to Special Attack.

Mewtwo (154)

According to Pokémon Sword, Mewtwo was created from Mew’s DNA and possesses a dangerous combination of overwhelming power and a wild heart. Thanks in large part to the infusion of Mew’s DNA, Mewtwo is able to hit a base Special Attack stat of 154.


Calyrex (165)

According to the Pokémon Shield, legend has it that, using her power to see all events from the past to the future, Calyrex saved the creatures of a forest from a meteorite attack. This power he possesses also makes his Special Attack stat go up to 165, which none but a few Pokemon can match.

Hoopa (170)

Even in its confined form, Hoopa boasts an impressive Special Attack stat of 150. Once untied, however, it reaches an impressive 170.

Xurkitree (173)

According to Pokémon Sun, startling electrical shocks emanate from Xurkitree’s entire body, according to eyewitnesses. These electric shocks boost Xurkitree’s base Special Attack stat to 173, making it the second highest in the series when only the common forms are included.

Xurkitree is the absolute leader of all Electric-type Pokémon when it comes to Special Attack.

Deoxys (180)

In Pokémon FireRed, Deoxys can trick its enemies by changing its appearance. In fact, Deoxys, while in her attacking from, is incredibly aggressive. So aggressive, in fact, that it has a base Special Attack stat of 180, which is the highest not only of many Psychic-type Pokémon but of all Pokémon to date.