The Best Legendary Flying Type Pokemon Ever - Ranked

If you want to add the best legendary flying type Pokemon to your team, look no further! These rare Pokemon have some of the best stats, move pools & abilities of all flying types which allow them to thrive in competitive battling and general game-play.


9. Articuno

best legendary flying type pokemon - articuno

Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when Articuno flies, snow will fall.


Good attacks for Articuno: hurricane, freeze dry, ice beam, roost, defog, toxic


8. Moltres

best legendary flying type pokemon - moltres

Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If it is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.


Good attacks for Moltres: fire blast, flamethrower, hurricane, U-turn, defog, roost, will-O-wisp, toxic



7. Celesteela

best legendary flying type pokemon ever - celesteela

Celesteela is one of the dangerous Ultra Beast Pokemon, high energy readings can be detected coming from both of its huge arms.


Good attacks for Celesteela: heavy slam, flamethrower, earthquake, leech seed, toxic


6. Tornadus

The lower half of Tornadus' body is wrapped in a cloud of energy. It zooms through the sky at 200 mph.


Good attacks for Tornadus: hurricane, heat wave, superpower, grass knot, defog, tailwind


5. Zapdos

best legendary flying type pokemon - zapdos

Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. The Pokémon gains power when it is stricken by lightning bolts.


Good attacks for Zapdos: discharge, thunderbolt, heat wave, roost, defog, toxic


Read more: Top 10 best non-legendary flying type Pokemon ever

4. Lugia

best legendary flying type pokemon - lugia

Lugia's wings pack devastating power — a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, it chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.


Good attacks for Lugia: psychic, ice beam, aeroblast, dragon tail, roost, toxic


3. Ho-Oh

best legendary flying type pokemon - ho-oh

Ho-Oh's feathers glow in seven colors depending on the angle at which they are struck by light. It is said to live at the foot of a rainbow.


Good attacks for Ho-Oh: sacred fire, brave bird, earthquake, defog, toxic, recover, curse


2. Yveltal

best legendary flying type pokemon - yveltal

When Yveltal's wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures.


Good attacks for Yveltal: dark pulse, oblivion wing, sucker punch, U-turn, foul play, knock off, toxic, defog, roost


1. Rayquaza

best legendary flying type pokemon - rayquaza

Rayquaza is said to have lived for hundreds of millions of years. Legends remain of how it put to rest the clash between Kyogre and Groudon.


Good attacks for Rayquaza: dragon ascent, earthquake, extreme speed, dragon dance, V-create, draco meteor, toxic, defog


As if it weren't already powerful enough, Rayquaza also has a gnarly Mega form (pictured above) that's even MORE supercharged! Good luck everybody else!



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