Alpha Pokemon are a brand new feature introduced in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Similar to the Totem Pokemon from the Pokemon Sun and Moon games, these Pokemon are usually pretty big for their species. Besides the abnormal size, you can spot an Alpha by its glowing red eyes. They are powerful battlers and tough to catch, but are they actually stronger than your normal Pokemon? In this guide we will help you break it down!
The Stats Of An Alpha And Regular Pokemon
When an Alpha’s stats were compared with that of a normal Pokemon, the results were quite interesting. The level 40 Alpha Rapidash, despite its label, had a slightly lower Attack base than that of a normal level 26 Gyarados. It also had a lower Special Attack than that of a level 28 Drifblim. It did, however, have a higher Special Defense rate than both of those. Surprisingly, the Rapidash’s stats were way more modest than for what one would expect from something labeled as an Alpha.
However, there is one thing that separates Alphas from regular Pokemon and that is that they automatically come with three Effort Levels boosted to three. They can also learn moves that a regular version of their species can only get from the Move Tutor. So while they do come slightly boosted because of this, the pre-done Effort Levels in Alphas is more of a scenario of ‘you already have some of the work started for you’ than actually being comparably stronger.
When the caught Alpha Rapidash went up against a respawned different wild Alpha Rapidash of the same level, it took just as much damage from their attacks as a Pokemon of a lower level that was sent out. This shows that Alphas are only abnormally strong before they are caught. Without their feral rage powering them up, they are just like any other Pokemon in terms of power. So in short, no, an Alpha’s stats aren’t necessarily stronger than that of a normal Pokemon.