Pokemon Go: 5 Powerless Pokemon With Powerful Evolutions

Published: 1 August 2016Updated: 27 September 2016

Appearances can be deceptive.

To become a legend in Pokemon Go, you need to be shrewd. So don’t think that if a Pokemon looks like a cuddly little teddy bear, it won’t become a truly mean monster someday in the future.

In Pokemon Go, you catch wild monsters that appear randomly near you. When they do, your phone vibrates and then you take out your phone to capture the wild beasts that have appeared near you.

Some of the most powerful Pokemon Go monsters can be caught in this simplistic manner. But realistically speaking, hunting down powerful Pokemon in the wild takes a lot of time and effort (not to mention a lot of walking or cycling).

There is another way to capture these potent Pokemon with running yourself to the ground and that is to evolve them from a weak Pokemon.

By now, you should know that you can evolve your Pokemon, that aren’t that strong, into the all-powerful Pokemon by collecting Candy and Stardust.

What you might not know is that some of the mightiest Pokemon have very humble origins. That is, these mighty Pokemon evolve from Pokemon that look, initially, very weak.

So here are the top five Pokemon that are extremely weak but evolve to very powerful Pokemon.



Some Pokemon Turn into mean monsters when they evolve

Poliwag is one of the most interesting critter in all of Pokemon Go. It looks like a squirrel made of blue balloons.

Not only that, it is incredibly weak with a max CP of 799.

But if you collect enough of Poliwag and power it up to its full potential, you get Poliwrath and Poliwrath is a mean looking monster. It is known to have crushed many of its foes with a single hit.

Poliwrath can win you Poke Gyms in no time and can do considerable damage in other battles.


Eevee is the one fluffy looking monster that has taken over the internet because of its powerful evolution. Or should we say, evolutions?

Eevee on the outside is a cute little fox-looking Pokemon with a max CP of 1077. But before you throw it away to Professor Willow, just remind yourself that Eevee evolves into three of the most brutal Pokemon, PoGo has to offer to PoGo players.

Those three evolutions are Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon. Among these three evolutions, the evolution to Vaporeon is the most powerful .

Vaporeon doesn’t have much to offer when it comes to defending a Poke Gym but its attacks are so powerful and so fast that it is one of the best, if not the best, Pokemon when you want to take over Poke Gyms in your town.

Flareon isn’t a slouch either as it is a fire based Pokemon that can literally vaporize water-based Pokemon.

Overall, Eevee (that looks like a stuffed toy) evolves into three of the most feared Pokemon in PoGo augmented reality video game.


Exeggcute looks exactly like one dozen of your regular chicken eggs. The only difference being that Exeggcute are pink.

With a max CP of 1099, Exeggcute isn’t exactly what some of you would call a heavyweight Pokemon. Heck, it doesn’t even have legs or arms.

But if you catch an Exeggcute Pokemon and then feed it about 50 candies, you evolve it into one of the strongest behemoth in PoGo, Exeggutor.

Now Exeggutor is a legitimate beast of a Pokemon. The only problem is that Exeggcute isn’t as common as some of the other PoGo monsters, namely Zubats.

So if you find any Exeggcute out in the wild, don’t forget to catch them and evolve them into Exeggutor even though Exeggcute might look paralyzed in the beginning.


Magikarp is internet’s favorite incompetent Pokemon. Magikarp genuinely looks like a fish out of water that is about to die.

Magikarp is, by a country mile, the weakest creature of all creatures in Pokemon Go. It has a max CP of 262, which is laughably low.

The first word that comes to mind when you look at Magikarp is flop. However, if you collect 400 candies for MagiKarp, it evolves into the monstrously big Gyarados.

Now, Gyarados isn’t specifically a strong brute but its humongous size and stunning features make it one of the most sought after Pokemon in the game.



Catch more Pokemon to get more opportunities for evolution

Dratini, as the name suggests, is a very tiny looking animal (more like a snake with inappropriately huge eyes) with a max CP of 983. Most players would transfer it to Professor Willow at the first available opportunity.

Except that you won’t get a chance to do that since it is quite rare in the Pokemon Go world.

However, if you manage to catch a 125 of these tiny Pokemon, then you can evolve Dratini into the most powerful Pokemon Go monster in Pokemon Go.

Yes, we’re not talking about one of the most powerful Pokemon, we’re talking THE MOST powerful Pokemon in the game Dragonite.

Dragonite’s max CP of 3500 is the highest possible CP in the game at the moment. The only Pokemon that is more powerful than Dragonite is MewTwo and MewTwo isn’t available in the game yet.

Until MewTwo is introduced in the game, Dragonite will rule the Pokemon Go world as the strongest Pokemon of them all.


These were your five weak Pokemon that evolve into strong Pokemon. Remember, to never underestimate the size of a given Pokemon in its initial stage.

Next time you see that weakling Magikarp lying around near a beach, be sure to catch it since you’ll be needing around 400 of these to evolve Magikarp into Gyarados.

If you keep an eye out for these Pokemon weaklings, it won’t be long (relatively speaking because Pokemon Go does encourage grinding it out) before you have a team filled with menacing Pokemon and you’ll be able to take down any Gym in any town to become a Pokemon master.

So get to it then.

Did we miss a weak critter that evolves into a fearless monster? How many of these weak Pokemon have you disposed of in the past? Have you evolved any of these five Pokemon into their ultimate forms? Let us know your thoughts and share your experiences by using the comments section below.




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