I found the most amazing explanation from BBC Bitesize. Have a look, let me know if you find it useful in the comments:

When the pendulum is at the start of its swing it has no kinetic energy because it is not moving, but its gravitational potential energy is at a maximum because it is at the highest point.

As it swings downwards it loses height. So its gravitational potential energy decreas... more

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