Bear Pokémon has always been a mix of cuddly and adorable teddy bears and viciously strong momma grizzlies! The best bear Pokémon are often those that can marry these two styles, be it in their pre-evolution or final form.
From panda bears, polar bears, teddy bears, and whatever the heck Snorlax is supposed to be, we counting down the best bear Pokémon that generations I-VIII have to offer!
We hope you brought your picnic basket, let’s take a look at the best bear Pokémon!
Teddiursa may not be the most powerful bear Pokémon ever to roam the forest, but what it lacks in offensive capability, it sure does make up for in adorableness!
Released way back in generation II, Teddiursa suffers like most of those Pokémon from poor statlines and limited evolution possibilities.
However, Teddiursa would receive its redemption six generations later with a certain Switch title we’ve all come to know and love. Stay tuned to find out just how fearsome this cuddly teddy bear can be.
This is an adorable little panda bear with a cocky smirk and a bright future. Pancham may not be able to do much in its base form, but after it evolves, you had better watch out.
When it comes to the best bear Pokémon, Pancham is never going to top anyone’s list. However, it is still a great investment and one you don’t want to overlook.
Snorlax counts as a bear, right? If it doesn’t, then its spiky ears and huge size might make it more comparable to a demon, and nobody wants that!
Snorlax loves to sleep, which is typical of bears during hibernation periods. So, even if it might not fit all the criteria of a bear, we’re going to give it a free pass.
Snorlax has always been an incredibly powerful Pokémon and is used in competitive play to this very day. Snorlax is incredibly bulky and will wall out most threats with its massive defensive stats.
However, by using Belly Drum, Snorlax can max out its Attack stat and dish out monstrous damage as well. If you happen to be using Gigantamax Snorlax, then you can also replenish the lost health from Belly Drum using berries! If that doesn’t make Snorlax one of the best bear Pokémon around, what does?!
Kubfu is one of two (technically three) legendary bear Pokémon. That has to count for something and is one of the main reasons why it appears on the best bear Pokémon list.
This bear Pokémon can only be acquired in Pokémon Sword and Shield via the DLC expansion – the Isle of Armor. As a gift Pokémon, Kubfu is given to the player at the start of their journey through the DLC content.
It may not seem like much at first glance, but just you wait.
Evolving from the mild-mannered Teddiursa, Ursaluna made its debut in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Like most generation 2 Pokémon, poor stats and no evolutions plagued a majority of the Pokédex – Ursaring included.
Luckily, Legends: Arceus is here to rectify past mistakes and give Ursaring the final form it deserves! Ursaluna is a Normal/Ground-type Pokémon with high defensive and physically offensive stats.
It isn’t the fastest Pokémon out there, which may require some support from additional team members going into Scarlet and Violet. However, if you manage to land a hit with this grizzly, not much will be left standing afterward.
Looks can be deceiving, and Bewear is a prime example of why you should think twice before underestimating someone.
On the surface, Bewear appears to be nothing more than a lifesize teddy bear – similar in cuteness to Teddiursa.
However, its secondary Fighting-type is here to knock those ideas clean out of your head! Bewear has a huge Attack stat with decent HP to match, and you should not mistake this Pokémon for a cuddly toy.
The only polar bear Pokémon, Beartic is the sole representative of the animal species. After evolving the adorable Cubchoo at level 37, players will be able to start battling with their Ice-type Beartic.
Unfortunately, as an Ice-type (one of the weakest types in the whole game), Beartic struggles to stay alive defensively.
However, its defensive stats are enough to keep it alive when not facing a super-effective attack, and its Attack stat is a force to be reckoned with!
After evolving, Pancham transforms from a cocky wannabee into the ferocious panda it always aspired to be.
Pangoro gets a significant upgrade in terms of its offensive stats with an Attack stat that can rip through most enemies with ease.
While the rest of its stats struggle to keep up with more powerful threats in today’s metagame, it can still dish out monstrous damage if left unchecked.
If we ignore whatever mish-mash of traits Snorlax is supposed to be, Ursaring is the first ever fully-evolved bear Pokémon.
For leading the charge for bear Pokémon everywhere, Ursaring had to place highly on the list of best bear Pokémon ever!
Yes, Ursaring has received a subsequent evolution via Legends: Arceus, but its original design is far more intimidating.
Ursaring has far more well-rounded stats than Ursaluna, and if you need a bear Pokémon that can do it all, Ursaring should be your go-to!
Urshifu is hands-down the best bear Pokémon across all generations. It is the only legendary bear Pokémon, and its two unique forms give it a monstrous edge in battle.
Urshifu is not only a powerhouse but is very versatile, being able to switch between an offensive fighting/water style and a defensive fighting/dark style.
If you’re looking for the best bear Pokémon out there, Urshifu is the bear for you.
There are currently 12 Pokémon who fit into the bear category.
Bear Pokémon are typically Pokémon that resemble panda, polar, grizzly, brown, or black bears in real life.
Urshifu is the strongest bear Pokémon because it is the only legendary bear Pokémon.
The Strongest Bear-Like Pokémon Are Listed Above.
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