Top 10 Best Starter Pokemon


The Top Ten

1 Charmander Charmander Charmander, known as Hitokage in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

The first pokemon I chose was charmander. It is super powerful! Who says charizard has problems with the first two gyms? I beat them using only charmeleon!

Charmander is my favorite pokemon when it comes to Kanto. It is so strong I could beat all the pokemon league as well as all 8 gyms

This adorable pokemon is very good when it comes to flame attacks - blueguy120

How did I know this ugly lizard would be in first place ye goons - Nica_Pierce

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2 Mudkip Mudkip Mudkip, known in Japan as Mizugorou, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Mudkip is all that you'd want a starter to be!
It's super cute!
Its super powerful and can learn ground type moves before it evolves!
When Mudkip fully evolves in to Swampert, a water-ground type pokemon, it only has one weakness: Grass. If you teach it ice beam or another ice type move it will be unstoppable!

Ahh! Mudkip... Kinda hard where to start. One of the best dual-combo starter Pokemon threats in the entire game. Considering the fact that it can learn nearly twice the amount of moves than other Pokemon can get, this powerhouse is one of the starters that are often not traded away for another Pokemon. Easily the best Water-type starter in the game (Since Squirtle, Tododile, and Oshowott are solely Water Type, and cannot learn as many TMs, while Piplup is a close second), it can arguably be called the best starter Pokemon to ever. Not to add that if completely maxed out with potential, at Level 100, you can have a Swampert that knows 1) Hydro Pump, 2) Hydro Cannon, 3) Earthquake, 4) Hammer Arm... Yeah, all of those moves are learnt by leveling up (Note: To get Hydro Pump, keep Mudkip unevolved till Level 48).
Me, personally choosing Mudkip as a starter, thoroughly enjoyed its versatility, and as a Swampert its dual-combo threat along with its high Attack, and Defense stats kept it ...more

This Pokemon is cute, funny, strong and talented. So lets give it up for Mudkip. He is also clearly the greatest. He evolves into two awesome Pokemon. Marshtomp and Swampert. So lets vote for this little gold hearted Pokemon.

I okay with him and his super op against everything it should be number one

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3 Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle, known as Zenigame in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It was originally conceived by Game Freak's character development team and finalized by Chaniah Pantry. It is a squirrel-turtle hybrid .

To me squirtle seems the best starter because when it evolves into blastoise it can learn flash cannon (for ice type) then teach it ice beam (for grass type)other 2 moves you should have are surf and hydro cannon or maybe skull bash if you want it. Plus squirtle is my best starter. Water starter rule (to me).

It's only a water type making it superior to that puny mudkip. When blastoise and swampert are at level 100 blastoise's stat total is far superior. A water pokemon is supposed to have a high special not attack. Water isn't physical making mudkip overrated. Squirtle: *puts on squirtle squad shades* deal with it.

Did you ever play Gen 4? Physical/Special split? Waterfall? STEALTH ROCK? - noo7na7

Squirtle is really awesome especially with hydro pump, it is the best water attack. I choose it always as starter


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4 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Cyndaquil is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. more.

There is absolutely nothing bad you can say about typhlosion, so why would there be anything bad about Cyndaquil. It's cute, strong, and kicks some serious butt when it becomes a typhlosion. You really couldn't ask for more from a starter.

I chose Cyndaquil for my soul silver starter and it destroyed all the gyms. I didn't use any other pokemon because Cyndaquil, Quilava and TYPHLOSION is so boss. While most fire starters learn Flare Blitz Typhlosion learns something even better ERUPTION. And Typhlosion can learn thunder punch to counter water types. And no one can say anything bad about the ass-kicking volcano pokemon.

I LOVE TYPHLOSION! Cyndaquil gets great speed and attacks when it becomes a Typhlosion, and it is a really effective battler.

Typhlosion could take out legends if it wanted to its sp atk is beast!

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5 Torchic Torchic

It can learn wicked moves when it is a blaziken like brave bird, sky uppercut which is awesome against fighting and my favorite of his moves is blaze kick. Blaziken is my favorite Pokemon by far

Torchic is awesome because it evolves into Combusken then into Blaziken. Blaziken is a combination of fire and fighting which, you can't get better than that.

First off it is amazing torchic yes is hard to evolve at first but when you get off to a good start it will wipe away any other pokemon the it becomes Combusken and starts kicking ass of every pokemon in its way once you get it to Blaziken even the elite four are scared of it with blaze kick, sky uppercut and brave bird you can take down most pokemon with ease it can even beat legendary with these moves and come on he is just so cute when he is a torchic

Torchic is just amazing. It can be mega evolved when it's a blaziken and looks great throughout it's evolutions but seriously look at this torchic looks harmless but it's dead harmful with simple moves like ember and torchic is top 1 starter pokemon for me.

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6 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Bulbasaur, known as Fushigidane in Japan, is the first Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Bulbasaur is the cutest starter Pokemon ever! And not only is he the number 1 starter Pokemon, he's literally the number 1 Pokemon out of them all! I love him to death and the fact that he's a dual type to start off with makes him even more awesome!

It took me a while to realize how awesome his design is. He's now my favorite starter. Imagine riding a Venasaur in real life, just chilling under its tree.

Bulbasaur was the first pokemon I ever received. I began playing the Pokemon games on my gameboy advanced at age 5. Now, at 14, I still consider Bulbasaur to be one of the best Pokemon. He can destroy you without you laying a finger on him with sleep powder. AND he can heal himself with synthesis, whereas you have to waste money buying potions for other Pokemon. The only complaint I have about him is that his powerful attacks have very little PP. He can still crush you with ease though, so you better get your charizard ready, and bring lots of potions, 'cause Venusaur will still beat you.

best boi

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7 Treecko Treecko

Treecko is the best, my favorite. Its a boss when it evolves all the way up to Sceptile. Watching ash sceptile its no wonder why he is a boss.
Moveset Sceptile sp atk: energyball, detect, dragon pulse and focusblast.
Moveset Sceptile atk: leaf blade, x-scissor, earthquake and dragon claw or night slash.

Than charmander, charizard is a boss. Moveset: flamethower, focusblast, airslash and dragon pulse.

Than totodile, feraligatr is a boss. Moveset: aquatail, earthquake, ice punch and Seismic Toss or crunch.

Than mudkip, swampert has only grass as a weakness. Moveset: earthquake, aquatail, icepunch, stone edge and Seismic Toss.

Some good ones I used too:
- chinchar, infernate moveset: flamethower, thunderpunch, earthquake and stone edge.
- turtwig, torterra moveset: earthquake, seedbomb, outrage and stone edge/crunch/super power.
- snivy, serperior moveset: leafblade, aquatail, dragonpulse and aerial ace.
- piplup, empoleon moveset: hydropump, ...more

He's super cool ( dinosaur) and strong, and he learns strong attacks. Pure grass best. Ash has one and is king o' forest.

my alltime fav pokemon he's like a mini ninja with powers and he is BEAST when it gets to sceptile. treecko is awesome and if you hadn't noticed he is the only starter that ends up haveing ARMS in its final evaloution! which is a lot cooler. treecko is my fav beacause it is acts cool and is super swift unlike bulbusaur, chicorita, and turtwig. Don't get me wrong those 3 are fast but not as fast as the awesome MASTER... TREECKO!

There is only one word to describe Treecko: Awesome

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8 Totodile Totodile

Totodile is the best. My first ever Pokemon, just makes my heart beat fast fast fast, he's so adorable. I call him Snap, and he is my best friend!

I remember when I was little, I used to always pick this pokemon. On pokemon gold - dragon13304

Totodile is beast, when he gets to be feraligator he is undefetable, totodile has been my favorite ever since I started to play the Pokemon games. This is just my opinion though. When totodile is evolved into feraligator he can pretty much know any move, he can learn; surf, rock smash, strength, and other awesome sauce moves. But I can see why all of you voted for charmander, he is pretty cool to, but totodile could easily beat charmander. Totodile is the best starter Pokemon and that's all I have to say about that

So cool.

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9 Piplup Piplup Piplup is a starter Pokémon in the Sinnoh region. It is the Water-type Starter. It resembles penguin. It was also the first penguin Pokémon to be created.

Piplup is definitely the best in strategy. In its eldest evolutionary form, it has E-LE-VEN resistances. The Pokemon with the most resistances with Scizor. And, as another comment said above me, it can learn water-type moves as well as ice and flying-type moves, so it's pretty secured against all its weaknesses. If you've got doubts on what to do with the electric weakness, just let it learn dig.
Plus, who wouldn't want that adorable Pokémon?

Piplup is an awesome starter, Piplup's well-rounded, is awesome in evoulutions, and is cute. He also learns peck, and becomes part steel type which is good.

Really. Why is it even a contest. Water has the least weaknesses of the starters. And on top of that water is practically ice type without the drawbacks. Not to mention their special stats are ridiculous. Furthermore, empoleon is part steel making it resist over half the types and making poison completely pointless. You may take more from ground and fighting but you get way more resistance in return. And he can also learn flying attacks suck as drill peck to get those fighters off his back. I'm TALKINg TO YOU INFERNAPE. The choice is obvious. Vote for piplup

Pickup is a confident little pokemon and it's stages prinplup and empolion and they can learn great moves

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10 Oshawott Oshawott Oshawott, Dewott, and Samurott, are three Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise that are linked through evolution.

I love, love, love oshawott especially samurott I have Pokemon diamond, heartgold and black and so far compared to all the starter Pokemon in the games samurott beats them all I also like sceptile but I way far prefer samurott please help me make him nomber one

Water types always in my opinion are the better type of the two, cause it can learn moves that take not only Fire types but grass types as well. The only true weakness is electricity.

Oshawott is the BEST water type starter ever. Name one starter, no wait pokemon with a SWORD and a SHEILD. Oshawott is just so awesome he helped me with every gym. Dewott and Samurott look BAD-ASS as well.

Favorite pokemon of all time sad not further on list

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The Contenders

11 Chimchar Chimchar Chimchar is a monkey-like Pokémon from the Sinnoh region. It's a Fire-type starter resembling a chimpanzee. It evolves into Monferno, who evolves into Infernape.

Chimchar gets my vote simply because it evolves into Infernape. What Infernape lacks in defense it makes up for in speed and good attacks. Also it's an awesome sweeper pokemon! I trained mine up to level 100 and let me tell you,1 hit KO almost every time. For the Sinnoh starters of Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum the list goes as follows in my opinion.
Torterra:The Tank, meant to take hard hits and dish out pretty hard attacks.
Empoleon:Kind of in the middle, can take decently hard hits and give somewhat hard attacks.
Infernape:The 1 hit KOer, can't take to many hard hits but can dish out very critical attacks.

This was the best for pearl, diamond and platinum because, gym 1 lvl14 monferno destroyed with his Mach punch, gym 2 was grass so it doesn't need explanation really. 3rd was fighting I think, and due to monferno's high attack, it wasn't that hard. 4th gym was water and some of the Pokemon hit hard, so not even my luxio could compete. 5th was ghost and once again, monferno being a hard hitter had no problem here. 6th was steel gym and I had finally earned myself an infernape and he kicked serious butt. With close combat and flame wheel he just would slow down. The 7th gym was... ICE! Oh yeh and ever since either generation 1 or 2, ice was literally powerless against fire, and once again, infernape kicks butt. He packs a punch against the 8th gym. He can knock out Aaron of the elite 4, however he can't beat Bertha, won't do much against flint and won't stand much of a chance against Lucian. He can however do well against Cynthia's lucario due to close combat and roserade is pretty much ...more

Its awesome with that wicked fire and fighting type which has a great advantage against rock types.

It should be in first if it rages there is no one to stop it

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12 Turtwig Turtwig

Grass and ground. Ground beats almost everything grass can't beat. Mine knows earthquake, leafstorm, crunch and stone edge. PLEASE vote for turtwig!

Turtwig is the best of the best! Turtwig helped me beat the PL 47 times:) VOTE FOR TURTWIG PLEASE

SO AMAZING he is my favorite Pokemon in any game, and not just with starters. I love that turtwig is so defensive and he is also great at offense. Also, torterra is REALLY cool. Grottle is good too. BUT WOTE FOR TURTWIG

DEFINITELY! First game I ever got was platinum. Picked Chimchar. Blew through first two gyms then got screwed against ghost gym. Then Piplup. Got to gym 2 and gave up. Picked turtwig. Beat gym 3. Evolved into Torterra. Became a insanely good trainer. Partnered that thing up with luxray and NOTHING could beat me. Besides, what other Pokemon look good carrying a tree on their back?


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13 Froakie Froakie

Protean. I really don't think I have to say more... But I will. He is literally the fastest starter ever with 122 base speed (as Greninja). And when you're going first and then using protean to get STAB on high-power moves like ice beam or anything else he can learn... You are hitting very hard and you can switch your type at will to cover your weaknesses. enough SAID?!?! And if you don't want to use him as a sweeper, you can give him one of his TWO signature moves, mat-block, to protect your team-mates from damage and set up in double/triple battles. Water-shuriken though? I really feel like water-shuriken doesn't work well with its low power, and I think it's a cool priority move and all, but if you get unlucky and only hit twice, you might regret having used it. Overall, Froakie/Frogadier/Greninja is most likely the best starter with his endless number of ways to be run strategically or brutally.

And yet I slay each and every single one of them with one attack. - mattstat716

Froakie is awesome. When X and Y come out this will be my starter pokemon, no hesitation. I can't wait to see what it evolves into. It will be awesome.

How this is number 14 at the time of posting this reply is ludicrous. The ability is very strong and gives constant stab plus adapting to weaknesses, very solid move-set, great speed and special attack, heck give him a focus band and he can one shot those pesky talon-flame, one of his big weaknesses!


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14 Snivy Snivy

In the fifth generation I remember a few things about this Pokemon. One: LEAF BLADE. Two: COIL. THREE: IT'S A GRASS SNAKE, how cool is that? All jokes aside, it has one awesome set of moves that simply outperform others (add in the fact that it's still cool-looking despite the relatively ugly new fifth generation Pokemon and you have one outstanding beast! )

How could you NOT start out with Snivy? Powerful, elegant, and a menace to the other starters, Snivy is clearly the best. And it's a snake that doesn't look like it wants to kill you, so...

It is clearly the best 5th generation starter. You have to give it the right moves to really get the two other starters


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15 Chikorita Chikorita

A very cute and adorable Pokemon. You can count on this Pokemon when it cmes to battling and contest - blueguy120

Chikorita is so cute! Why the heck would he be 12 place? He should be first! He is cute sweet adorable and he's just the best Pokemon ever. Not just the best starter Pokemon- the best Pokemon! Period! Not to mention bayleef is just as adorable. And meganium! AW! CUTE! It's the best ever! 11

Meganium is very powerful, it is able to learn Earthquake and a variety of moves! Plus it is super cute


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16 Fennekin Fennekin Fennekin, known in Japan as Fokko. is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in the 6th gen, Fennekin is a Fire type Pokemon, and one of the starter Pokemons in the Kalos Region. It is classified as the Fox Pokemon. Instead of eating snacks, Fennekin chew on twigs. It can be temperamental, more.

Cute and awesome fire starter. It Wont Be A Fire Fighting to But a fire psychic which is super cool. It also seems to be one of those pokemon that are cute at first but a complete badass later. ( LikeTyphlosion )

At first, I thought I would choose Chespin, But the second I heard Fennekin was Fire Psychic, I changed my mind right away. Awesome types, and the only non-legendary Fire Psychic unless you count Darmanitan after loosing half its HP. So cool. Also the stick is a cool idea. My friend chose Froakie. I pity the fool.

Fennekin, no contest. I agree with the other person, how the heck is Froakie and Chespin ahead of this epic little fire-breathing fox? Fennekin ALL the way!

Who can’t say that fenekin is not awesome? Serena first partner Pokémon easily the best gen6 starter and so awesome. But part of this is because of amourshipping. If you don’t know what that is your a Pokénoob.

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17 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Pikachu would make a awesome companion, the more you make train the more stronger he or she becomes and will learn new moves like Ash's Pikachu for example he learned Iron Tail, Volt Tackle and Electro Ball. I always have a Pikachu in every Pokemon generation team.

How could he not be on the list, The starter on yellow version. -

If you go to more comments for the Pikachu list, your going to see someone say that Ash was smart when choosing Pikachu. Technically, he didn't choose it. He woke up late and Pikachu was the only one left. Look it up. It's on Youtube. Anyway, Hooray for dumb Ash!

Oh, we all know it’s the lovable PIKACHU, right? This should be Number 1 on the list, because it is so cute and adorable, even if you can not get it first in a Pokémon game (except for Pokémon Yellow.)

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18 Eevee Eevee Eevee, known in Japan as Eievui, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Gary oak owns an EEVEE there ores she/ is completely awesome. Her evolutions are also fantastic. Love them all. Eevee is just ahgjhfjvjh CUTE

I can see why people think it's a starter because of Gary oak (or whatever his name is) but eevee is never classified as as a starter once, and it's found in wild which makes it non starter material automatically

Eevee's counted as a starter because you get it in Pokemon : Gale of Darkness as your starter, not because of Gary Oak. Do some research before commenting. - NightAbsol

Eevee can evolve into 6 Pokemon, more than ANY other Pokemon! Glaceon, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon- the list goes on and on and on and on.

He is the first one that has a a bunch of evolving

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19 Chespin Chespin

He is so adorable, and really strong. He will most likely evolve into a ground and grass type, and what ever grass can't beat, ground will! (well, other then water, but you know)

Chespin pulled me through the tough situations so well. He's SO underrated, hence he's #20 on the list. Take my word for it - there's nothing wrong with choosing Chespin.

It's simple. When you get a Gen 1 Starter, who wouldn't pick Charmander? So obviously, you get Charmander. Then, later in the game, you receive the starter that your starter is strong against. AKA, all people who started with Chespin also get Froakie. With this setup you get an awesome starter for each type.

It is a good dual type.

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20 Tepig Tepig

I like Tepig because it is so cute and it's final evolving emboar learns really good moves for example heat crash and hammer arm

Most people hate it but it really is good! It has a far better design than charmander and is so much cuter. I personally haven't played the black and white games but from what I've seen it's one of the better starters. It's always being punched around like it's some useless boring piece of crap which it isn't. Now onto the evolutions, pignite has a cute name and it has an overall good design. Not the best out of the evolutions but it's better than that idiot known as charmander. Emboar on the other hand has an amazing and cool design. Tepig isn't loved enough. Please don't hurt the little pig. (also why the hell is charizard higher up when it isn't even a starter).

Tepig is awesome but... Whoever put him up there definitely spelled it wrong. Anyway, tepig is great! He's strong, and (in my opinion) looks just like a pig with rabbit ears! Its amazing! I know that will sound like an insult to some people... But pigs and rabbits are AWESOME!

Tepig for life

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21 Charizard Charizard Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

To be honest, Charizard, based on its level-up moves, it isn't that great. It also has many weaknesses and has no resistance to anything, making it weaker. Even Abomasnow or Gengar could win against a Charizard (Without TM). And just because Mewtwo lost against it, doesn't mean it's "beast". Please put periods in your sentence, please. "If mega charizard x beat mewtwo then this Pokemon has to be a beast charizard is the most powerful fire type Pokemon ever he can just beat all fire types he can beat grass types easily with his fire moves and he can beat water types with solar beam grass type move grass waters weakness and some water types are weak to electric charizard knows thunder punch electric move. Charizard is the best and he is effective against lots of Pokemon types like Grass, bug, steel, fighting and fairy. Plus it has two mega evolutions and can fly it beat blastoise ands just awesome" Geez. I disagree on this.

If mega charizard x beat mewtwo then this Pokemon has to be a beast charizard is the most powerful fire type Pokemon ever he can just beat all fire types he can beat grass types easily with his fire moves and he can beat water types with solar beam grass type move grass waters weakness and some water types are weak to electric charizard knows thunder punch electric move. Charizard is the best and he is effective against lots of Pokemon types like Grass, bug, steel, fighting and fairy. Plus it has two mega evolutions and can fly it beat blastoise ands just awesome

Charizard is pretty cool and he rocks at battling but it didn't deserve two mega evolutions just because Ash and Red had one. Blastoise and Venusaur didn't deserve to be overshadowed by Charizard. - NightAbsol

It learns Wing Attack when it evolves from Charmeleon.
Good Against: Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, Fighting
Bad against: Water*2, Rock*4, Electric*2
It can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X or Y, depending on which Mega Stone it’s holding.

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22 Greninja Greninja Greninja is a Water/Dark type Pokemon introduced in Gen 6. It is the evolved form of Frogadier and the final evolve form of the water starter Froakie. Aside from the usual Torrent ability all Water starters have (Which raises the power of its Water moves), it also the the ability Protean, which changes more.

Its a Ninja + Frog. What makes that's more even cooler than Water/Dark Type

Can kill grass types with ice beam and can kill fighting types with extrasensory, only weaknesses are bug and electric, plus, protean powers up its already boss attacks, Greninja is a god!

Ninja Frog Water Dark type Tongue for a scarf Awesome Shiny Form Protean Ability WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?!?!?

The battle bond rocks

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23 Sceptile Sceptile

Really? This beast of a Pokemon does not deserve to be here it is much better than you thought.

LOOK. AT. THE. TREECKO. POST. I do agree with you though, Sceptile is the best.

He looks like a Christmas tree! I love Christmas trees! If I could have a 2nd ORAS starter I would choose Sceptile!

Sceptile should be number #1, he's my first ever starter Pokemon (treecko first of course)

This is amazing including when it megas it turns into a grass/dragon and if you have this badass give it leaf storm and x scissors you are all set.THIS BADASS NEEDS MORE VOTES

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24 Blaziken Blaziken Blaziken, known in Japan as Bashāmo, is a Fire/Fighting Type Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise .

The only starter to become uber, thanks to speed boost. He was my favorite pokemon before his ability, but now he can outspeed and rip apart most who stand in his way with his new friend Groudon.

Blaziken is my favorite Pokemon ever he can only be beaten by one Pokemon which is Absol

Blaziken is great!

New ability speed boost, overpowered mega, super cool-looking - DudeDude

In both normal àand mega form the King of starter pokemon!

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25 Infernape Infernape

Infernape is my favourite Pokemon of all time, mainly because he was the first starter I ever had. His attack stats combined with his amazing speed made him nearly unstoppable when using him in Pokemon diamond. definitely the best fire fighting type out there (blaziken was cool, don't get me wrong. )

This fire-fighting monkey is fast, powerful, and really cool Pokemon that can take your team to the chopping block. Be aware from its kicks and punches
Cause it can take your team out

Infernape in my view is the best fire type starter pokemon as it can know supercool moves like flare blitz, stone edge, thunder punch, close combat, focus blast, blast burn. What else do you want from a starter pokemon. It even has stunning looks

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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26 Blastoise Blastoise Blastoise, known in Japan as Kamex, is a Water–type Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Blastoise is the tankiest, most powerful, and just the best starter, the pure fact that his hydro pump can make pure steel into nothing is so awesome that you can't beat blastoise. His combination of ice, water, ground, and fighting moves can beat anything that comes in his path.

How is Blastoise number 26 his should be number 2 after that fire lizard

How's he so low on best water Pokemon he's on the top

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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27 Feraligatr Feraligatr

Feraligator should be #1

Its a great pokemon with a good attack stat and decent defense with a good move pool. Granted it does not have unique typing. With a chain of pokemon like feraligators I'm surprised it has not been added yet to this list, plus it is one the best water types out there and can be good add to a number of teams, and stratigies.


All but emboar this is the second best starter and 5th best Pokemon



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28 Litten Litten

Honestly, Litten made the best first impression out of the gen 7 starters to me. I loved the design & it just sort of spoke to me. however, I'll have to know more about all 3 before I fully commit to one. I feel it will become a fire & dark-type, based on the color scheme, which is good since I really love dark. Again, though, I'm still gonna have to wait & see.

I love Litten! When I was watching Pokemon the series sun and moon Litten was my favorite Pokemon. Then I got Pokemon moon and I was so excited when Litten was a starter! Besides, the fire fang move is pretty sweet.

My little thorn (my Pokemon who started as a litten) was so helpful in my moon version. His final evolution looks so bad@$$, & houndoom is my favorite Pokemon, so his typing helped for me to love this Pokemon too.

Littin is the best it is to op.

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29 Swampert Swampert

The mud fish that has 1.3 million YouTube subscribers. This water-ground Pokemon can take on almost any Pokemon and put up a good fight. Its hydro pump and earthquake will wreck other Pokemon and will do it well

He is too AWESOME to be in 30! He is pretty much invincible except for grass Pokemon! Electric is super affective against water right? They don't stand a chance against WATER PLUS GROUND!

I'm sorry fans of other Pokemon but swam pert is just the best best best best! he's EVEN GOD WHEN he's YOUNG! THIS GUY CAN MEGA EVOLVE AND BE SUPERMAN

Can know out most of the gym leaders by himself and can counter grass weakness with ice beam. mega evolution has better base stats then the other two Hoenn starters.

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30 Tepig Tepig

Wicked, I made it through the whole game with just Tepig. It is very powerful so I recommend it

Tepig is up here twice... Weird. At least this guy spelled it right. (yes I am the person that said Tepig looked like a pig with rabbit ears: a good thing, trust me). Anyway Tepig is awesome. It could cream Snivy any day and when it evolves into Emboar you can have it learn wild charge and cream all the stupid Oshawotts. Go for the TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! TEPIG! YAY!

Of course, since my Tepig rarely fainted throughout the WHOLE game, and I mean, like, it is SO strong!

I like tepig but he's alredy on the oist - Pokemonsonicmaster

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31 Venusaur Venusaur Venusaur, known in Japan as Fushigibana, is a Grass/Poison type Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I prefer Charizard. EVERY Pokemon is on this list so its not fair not every Pokemon can be the best

He is the best out of all of them who is really cool loking and poison plus he is the first starter that was ever mad

He rocked a lot. He is super powerful and never failed me. He rocks.

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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32 Samurott Samurott

I have gotten a lot of starter pokemon and the best one I have gotten was Samurott, I got him all the way up to level 100 by the end of the game and he is also probably the best water type in my opinion, sorry Kyogre.

I beat the elite four and champion using ONLY this Pokemon and a Reshiram. And I used Samurott until I reached the champion so its actually the strongest but I think it should be part fighting and it should have sturdy or something but its still my favourite

This water type is very good at resistance, its defense is very high. It can hit hard and will take fire, ground, and rock types to town. A good starter.


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33 Empoleon Empoleon Empoleon is a large, navy blue, penguin-like Pokémon. It has a wide, yellow beak with three pointed horns that form a trident-shaped crest and small, blue eyes. Large horns are a symbol of leadership and strength for Empoleon. There is a blue marking resembling a crown over its eyes and a white, lacy more.

Jow is empoleon not at the top at least in the top ten. This steel penguin wreaks havoc on every thing. How is torchic even higher then it. It's the biggest beast hands down

Empoleon is a blade armed, blizzard making, beast of a bird. Its blizzard and hydro pump will wreck half of a well put together team. 2nd best water starter probably ever.

Empoleon is awesome he should at least be 6th

Great with the water/steel type covering it's weaknesses

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34 Popplio Popplio Popplio is a water type starter Pokemon who made his debut in Pokemon Sun and Moon. It was based on a sea lion and circus clown. It evolves into Brionne and then into Primarina.

At first I didn't think Popplio was so great. I chose Litten. I know Popplio is cute but I didn't think is was helpful at first but give it a chance guys. It's evolutions are cute and cool. After looking at it's evolutions, I started to love this Pokemon. Plus it's evolution is a fairy type meaning it can take down dragon types like Druddigon or Dragonite. Don't get me wrong I love all Gen 7 starters. Finally Evolved Litten is a beast. And Rowlet becomes a ghost type which is cool, but fairy types are pretty powerful and Popplio is actually pretty good, so give it a chance.

I know people say it looks dopey and boring and all, but I think Popplio is kind of cute. Out of the Sun and Moon starters, I was actually drawn to Popplio the most. Those cute, floppy paws, and that smiling mouth, and those big, irresistible eyes!

EVERYBODY hates popplio for some odd reason... But, honestly, popplio is MY FAVORITE out of the three. I don't see why people hate him... His evolution, is going to be one of the BEST starters ever. Just all u haters watch...

Be careful who you call ugly in middle school. When I got Pokemon moon for my birthday, I chose popplio, and named him Prince. Now, he's a primarina who knows hydro cannon and hydro pump. Popplio is a total beast and HE NEEDS (some milk ) TO BE HIGHER ON THE LIST PEOPLE! - IceFoxPlayz

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35 Espeon Espeon

For those of you who've played Pokémon: Colosseum, you probably kept Espeon on your team all the way through. It's been my favorite starter so far, and I think Nintendo should mess around more with starters, instead of the classic Fire/Water/Grass. Unfortunately, the Umbreon that you get (You get both at the beginning) is fairly weak, which is a shame since I like Umbreon almost as much as I do Espeon.

This Pokemon is so smart in mystery dungeon! And she's psychic type! Another type that I love! But I think its too girly to be male it should only be female

Don't forget umbreon you start with them both in Pokemon colosseum

Good pokemon but not a starter - Pokemonsonicmaster

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36 Torterra Torterra

This Pokemon is just totally beast. The combination of a grass and ground type makes it unstoppable. With the combination of earthquake, leaf storm, synthesis and a filler makes it truly a force to be reckoned with. Not to mention its ample defense doesn't hurt.

Torterra, the self producing earthquake island Pokemon. Nothing else really has to be said. Its combination of frenzy plant and earthquake is powerful enough to make bird Pokemon feel in danger (not literally) it is so tanky that flying barely shakes it. And it can do the job well

Why is Turtwig a higher rank than its evolution, also why is there turtwig and torterra counted as a different starter, anyways, torterra is a tank, and can take a lot of super effective hits before dying. Also, he has the highest attack base stat out of all the sinnoh starters. Look it up if you don't believe me.

Torterra is best start

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37 Rowlet Rowlet

The best Gen 7 starter, its just so cute and interesting. Especially when it turns its head 180 degrees

I'm probably gonna pick him in Sun. But I'm definitely picking popplio in moon.

I chose it and it lived up to his challenges

He's the fluffiest of B O Y E S. The evolution line is AMAZING

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38 Umbreon Umbreon

I remember the first time I used this Pokemon. It unleashed sheer havoc, being able to take virtually anything with it's really high defense. This Pokemon with Shadow Ball is just a match made in heaven.

Umbreon had a lot of both dark and psychic, well we know that the dark has many resistance and also psychic. Umbreon had a strong defense but low low in attack otherwise, it is fast. But UMBREON is hard to get

Please. VOTE

I can't understand what he/she's saying'

My 2nd favorite eeveelution but again not a starter - Pokemonsonicmaster

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39 Emboar Emboar

He's useful, fun to use, and no, he doesn't suck.If you say its a bad pokemon you have clearly no experience with it.

Well when people say he sucks they are calling arceus and Mewtwo unable to survive while walking because emboar is vastly superior to every Pokemon

Emboar is a sack of trash when I beat every game and beat red with level fifties I had trouble with the fourth gym I had to evolve him to em oaf before he even had a chance. I play again use oshawott and beat the gym first try. Emboar is garbage in every way bad stats horrible move and his design makes me barf honestly your better off with oshawatt. And if you think his appearance is good it's trash compared to the other ones serperior is a giant serpent with and awesome sort of thing going on and samorott pulls swords out of his ARMS emboar is just a fat ugly pig on steroids

Don't get me wrong! I love Tepig, I love Pignite, but Emboar wasn't really my stile. Its just very ugly. Should be on the top 10 ugliest not best

I think he is amazing

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40 Serperior Serperior

I like Serperior. Why doesn't anyone else like it? Its really awesome and cool. Also whoever posted dragonite here has problems... ITS STARTERS!

She or he is really cool so pick it!

Serperior is nasty... Bulbasaur is my favorite though

Serperior has coil and Synthisis which are very trolly moveset

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41 Ho-oh Ho-oh

Ho - oh isn't my favourite legendary I rather lugia burt he is still cool but again not a starter - Pokemonsonicmaster

Ho-oh I'm in love with you your a legendary search it bird Ho-oh wait you can't your a bird but a cool and swag one his not a starter

When the list goes from best started Pokemon, to every Pokemon in existence.

It's not a starter you retarted dogs.

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42 Typhlosion Typhlosion

This fire weasel is a very good starter, now that may sound horrible, but it is the best starter of johto. Its fire blast is very devistating, and its other moves can take out many grass, steel, ice and bug types to come.

I prefer Cyndaquil. This is basically just an angry big Cyndaquil. The design doesn't change

An intimidating, gigantic, pissed off fire badger. What else is there to say?

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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43 Ivysaur Ivysaur

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

I already voted for swampert (because he is best) but Ivysuar is awesome! Nobody likes him though! He is ADORABLE as bulbasuar too!

It's attacks are avg


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44 Zekrom Zekrom

Not a starter, not even close - Banette-marionette

It's so powerful that it can destroy Arceus with any electric type move and make up new moves which is cannot be stop I want him.

Zekrom is an awesome legendary Pokemon but not a starter Pokemon

My favourite out of zekrom and reshiram but agaiin not a starteeer - Pokemonsonicmaster

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45 Delphox Delphox

Delphox is obviously the best Pokemon ever. The amazing speed makes up for it's low defense. Delphox has a LOT OF HEALTH, and is literally the only Pokemon to have Psychic & Fire together. Those two together make an unstoppable combination of fiery fight.

Delphox is the best Pokemon ever beat all gyms only using it

Can't defeated the rock gym Delphic is awesome still though

Its great and adorable.

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46 Chesnaught Chesnaught

This grass-fighting beast of a starter Pokemon is a good first Pokemon for beginners, its poison jab and frenzy plant attack are two great combinations to kick off a battle. Its not the best but it's a good one

Chestnaught is the best hands down. He has big hands for attacking and a huge shell thing on his back that gives him great defense. I'm all about defense. He also is my favorite type grass.

Best stage 2 ever besides flygon Scolipede and Luxray

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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47 Charmeleon Charmeleon

He is awesome I used the ever stone because I couldn't say good by to him and wake up the next morning to overgrown lizard he is really good but levels up to fast for my liking

Charmeleon my 2nd phase to charizard I like when you evolve into charmeleon because he learns dragon rage plus he looks and is epic

Charmeleon is a starter Pokemon, It evolves from Charmander

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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48 Decidueye Decidueye

Been playing since gen 1 and I didn't have this much fun or attachment to a starter since my empoleon in diamond

It is awesome its design looks bad ass and its stats are pretty good and I am so glad game freak and the pokemon company made it

Most mysterious, filled me with wonder

The best sun and moon pokemon

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49 Incineroar Incineroar

Great Pokemon its design is great, it's outstandingly powerful and has no limit of surprises

You better believe that this tiger is powerful, look at this damn thing, it looks like it is ready to rip some puny fairy and steel types to shreds. Also cat = instant win.

It is pretty underrated, it is much better than people make it out to be, seriously!

A crazy variety of moves. I ROAR yes for this one!

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50 Quilava Quilava

Quilava has an awesome design. He's definitely the best stage 1 starter in Pokemon

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

The goat pokemon my favorite and 1st starter pokemon

3rd best poke

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