Pokémon trainers train tirelessly for the opportunity to have the most dominant Pokémon team. One stat, Attack, determines the strength of physical moves (as opposed to Special Attack which influences the power of special moves). Attack should be your wheelhouse in trainer battles. Having a well-rounded line-up and a Pokémon with a high Attack is pivotal to winning matches.
There are two types of offensive moves in Pokémon: Special Attack and Attack. Today, we are going to sort out which Pokémon have the highest Attack, starting off with a surprise entry: Mega Banette!
To kick off this list, we'll show you the Pokémon with the tenth most powerful Attack stat. Mega Banette made its first appearance in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It has a super-high base Attack of 165.
According to its Pokédex entry in Pokémon Moon, "Mega Evolution increases its vindictiveness, and the cursing power that was held back by its zipper comes spilling out." As a Ghost-type Pokémon, Mega Banette is utterly terrifying. You can catch a Banette in Pokémon X and Y—if you have the courage.
As you may have guessed, Ultra Necrozma made its first appearance in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon. By learning the Psychic move Prismatic Laser, Ultra Necrozma can deal damage with 167 Special Attack Power. Its Attack power is equally dominant. You can teach Ultra Necrozma a powerful move that relies on either offensive stat, since they're both the same.
According to Ultra Necrozma's Pokédex entry, "this is its form when it has absorbed overwhelming light energy. It fires laser beams from all over its body."
Black Kyurem has 170 base Attack. When leveling to 100, it is capable of reaching a high of 482 points in Attack. This is a considerable amount for a Pokémon, which is why Black Kyurem is such a desirable Pokémon. You'll need your most formidable Pokémon to take down Kyuren in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
By leveling up, Black Kyurem can learn moves such as Hyper Voice, Slash, and Ancient Power. The wisest trainers, however, will choose to teach Black Kyurem unique physical moves like Freeze Shock.
Although it looks like Garchomp has wings, it is actually a Dragon/Ground-type Pokémon that is incapable of flying. Many players' first instinct would be to use Garchomp's powerful Mega Evolution, because its base Attack rises to 170, but the loss of Speed really hurts it, and it's very rarely used.
Still, at level 100, Mega Garchomp can have a whopping 394 in Attack. Garchomp made its Pokémon anime debut in the episode "Top-Down Training," and has been a fan favorite since its introduction.
While Pokémon can have different genders or Mega Evolutions, Deoxys has formes that relate to its stats. Deoxys's formes include Normal Forme, Attack Forme, Defense Forme, and Speed Forme.
Because of its various formes, its Attack power can vary. In the Attack Forme, predictably, is the strongest. Deoxys has 180 Attack, which can rise to 504 Attack once it reaches level 100. Dexoys can be caught in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at the Sky Pillar.
Rayquaza, the Dragon/Flying legendary Pokémon that was introduced in Generation 3, already had a significant amount of power, yet the creators of Pokémon decided that it should receive a Mega Evolution. Mega Rayquaza is one of the most powerful Pokémon in the game.
In addition to having one of the highest Attack stats, it also has the potential for the same amount in Special Attack. To Mega Evolve Rayquaza, it must first learn the move Dragon Ascent. It's the only Pokémon that doesn't need to hold a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve.
Primal Groudon is capable of launching devastating physical moves bolstered by its 180 base Attack. Primal Groudon is the Generation 6 product of Groudon's Primal Reversion when it holds onto the Red Orb.
Once leveled to its maximum potential, a Primal Groudon can have an outstanding 504 Attack. In relation to its moveset, Primal Groudon is formidable, which makes it more desirable than Pokémon later in this list. It can learn strong physical moves such as Earthquake, Precipice Blades, and Hammer Arm.
Kartana has an absurd base 181 Attack. This enormous number comes without a Mega Evolution, which makes Kartana the most powerful base form Pokémon in the game. At level 100, Kartana can grow to have 507 Attack points!
Naturally, with so much power, Kartana has weaknesses. Its Special Defense is very low, which is why Kartana is not the most effective all-around Pokémon. We first saw Kartana in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Its slightly lacking STAB moves let it down, but it's a force to be reckoned with in battle.
Although most of the stats of a Mega Heracross are quite low in comparison to other Mega Pokémon, its Attack is one of the highest in the game. Mega Heracross has 185 Attack, and when it reaches level 100 it can have 515 Attack!
Mega Heracross is an interesting case. With its ability, Skill Link, it's better suited to using multi-hitting moves like Arm Thrust, which will always hit the maximum number of times and deal huge damage.
While Mega Mewtwo Y shrinks in size to an appearance similar to Mew, Mega Mewtwo X grows into a larger Pokémon, which has exceedingly high stats in Attack. Mega Mewtwo X has the highest base Attack of any Pokémon. It has a whopping 190 Attack, and is capable of reaching 526 Attack at level 100.
The first appearance of a Mega-Evolved Mewtwo came in Pokémon X and Y. Mewtwo is a rare Pokémon who was genetically engineered to be one of the most powerful in existence, and it certainly lives up to that claim.