Top 10 Best Starter Pokemon
The Top Ten
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!
Leave the guy alone! If he likes Charmander, then that's FINE! Let him have his opinion!
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
Leave this person alone! He likes Charmander! SO WHAT?! You don't have to force your opinions on other people like that!
This adorable pokemon is very good when it comes to flame attacks
Actually my least favorite of the main three.
That might be because charmander had so much potential and charizard is to plain and boring
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.
He evolves into a water-ground type to protect itself from its greatest weakness: Electricity (even though that just makes it more vulnerable to Grass types).
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.
Cyndaquil is a cute and strong Pokemon in fact it makes the whole jhoito region easy he is my 2nd Favorite Pokemon and I REALLY RECOMMEND HIM for Pokemon Silver,Gold,Crystal
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?
Squirtle is really awesome especially with hydro pump, it is the best water attack. I choose it always as starter
Dude Squirtle is totally killer. He's better than Totadile, and obviously better than mudkip, piplup, and oshawat, who are all lame. Back in the day on blue I remember my Blastoise was a killer. His final moveset was Surf, Ice Beam, Earthquake, and Hydro Pump. No Grass, Electric, Dragon, Rock, Fire, Ground, Flying, Poison, or even Psychic type could touch him. And if used right the same is true today. Yeah Totadile and Feraligator are cool, but you just can't touch Squirt War and Blast. Neither can pip and mud and their lame evolutions. And yeah Samurott's cool but you just can't mess with the original and best.
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.
One of the first starters I ever had. Mega Venusaurs weaknesses are made only normal effectiveness by thick fat
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.
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
Competitive input :
Competitively Blaziken is the greatest starter to this day. Ever since Generation 5 gave Blaziken Speed Boost it has been banned to Ubers in Smogons competitive listing. Its typing is hyper offensive giving it access to some of the hardest-hitting moves such as High Jump Kick, Flare Blitz, Knock off, Brave Bird, Stone Edge and Earthquake. Blaziken may be renowned for its physical premise but its special attack is nothing to scoff at either. Getting a plethora of hard-hitting special attacks and the special priority fighting move vacuum wave it may not fair as well as physical Blaziken but it can hold its own in a fight.
And its cool
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!
This guy is so cute and I like how they made it but it's evolutions are amazing and awesome!Treecko forever!
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
Chimchar is the best pokemon because he is a monkey and monkeys are the best animals so it makes sense that he is the best pokemon and I think he is cute
I have an infernape and it's awesome so chimchar is really awesome
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
I'm pretty sure that most people's favorite water type is Mudkip, because of its 1 weakness and it having ice types to cover that weakness, But Piplup could easily beat Mudkip, And I'm done talking about Mudkip now! Piplup turns into a steel/water type, the only water/steel type... So far! OH NO! A fire type... Hydro Pump. Electric types? EARTHQUAKE! Fighting types? DRILL PECK! This Penguin is a total beast! Piplup is definitely the best starter Pokemon... Tied with Snivy that is. I wish I could vote twice. Put Empoleon on your team and be amazed with the results. And put Serperior on your team too, 'cause Serperior is almost as good
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.
I love Oshawott.
He is so cute and I literally had to vote for him because dewott is my favorite Pokemon
And samurott is my favorite 3th stage starter
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...
I think I like the girl snivy because the girl snivy can use atrack
Contrary to most people's opinions, snivy is actually the serperior starter. It's hidden ability makes it a huge powerhouse. Also, a very smart and classy pokemon.
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
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
How is totodile so low!? It's the only Johto starter who's final evolution is cool! Chikorita is dubbed the starter that nobody wants and cydiquill is just ugly! Totodile has been able to destroy gym leader!
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.
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.
Froakie haters go watch he entire series and learn how to live Froakie
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!
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?
TURTWIG IS THE BEST.
TORTERRA HELPS YOU THROUGH CYNTHIA AND MOST GYMS. You only really have to worry about ice types because ground covers fire and rock covers flying and bug. He is really strong and, if you play him like a tank and not like a striker, is easily the best Sinnho starter
Actually one if the weakest, but as charmander is number 1 I have it a vite. Very cute, and very energetic. Would be fun to raise. Also, it's evo actually swept whitney.
A very cute and adorable Pokemon. You can count on this Pokemon when it cmes to battling and contest
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
I love how cute fennekin is, and it's so weird that there are 18 starters, BUT OVER 100 POKEMON HERE!
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 )
VERY strong, evolves into Braixen, then Delphox, and the whole evolution line is strong
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.
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.
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!
How could he not be on the list, The starter on yellow version.
Pichu is the actual starter, although it was added years after pikachu was made
Pignite speed plus the effect of flame charge is a great combination
LITERALLY MY FAVE STARTER! Tepig is so adorable and gets too much undeserved hate. I love this cute piggy!
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).
Eevee is both cute and strong. The important thing is it will evoulve to a vaporeon simply using a water stone
Eevee is the best Pokemon in the world but TECHNICALLY isn't a starter
Eevee is such an amazing pokemon! When I die, I want to be reborn into the pokemon world and fulfill my dream of catching all the Eevee evolutions and keep my starter Eevee at its original form. I would also want to join the league that Subrina joined with her Eevee!
Eevee is super cute, useful, and can evolve in EIGHT different forms! If there's a better pokemon than Eevee, I haven't met it yet!
He is one of my favorite Pokemon and all of the evolutions are cool and awesome! U can't get a starter better than litten
Litten is super cute and so is Torracat, but I can't get over Incineroar being so NOT cute. But it is strong so it's still a good, Pokemon.
Since I was little I always wanted a cat starter and my dream finally came true.
Litten's game cry is super cute and Incineroar is awesome
when u evolve Litten u get the speedy starter and u can get imtamide on it
Greninja and charizard are both tied for worst final form for a starter. And Froakie was so cute too... To have it evoke into ash greninja was so dumb
Greninja is just plain awesome. Also in the Anime, Ash-Greninja is so cool.
I think this is 2nd best Pokemon starter because his other form can nearly dystroy mewtwo
I loveee ittttt , ash greninja , more better than mega evolutions
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.
Unique to the other starters
I love popplio because it is adorable, powerful and a water type. I love water type pokemon!
It's so cute! How can you hate it? It's the puppy of the sea! It's evolution is so majestic and gorgeous, and based off of a SIREN! It's such an underrated yet amazing starter!
Deserves to be high just because of how amazing Primarina is
It might start as some weird clown, but it will evolve into something much better. Shame that it has such a weird gender ratio.
I would di a meme post, but this cute guy is actually a nice choice! Bonus points for a ghost evo. Too bad it has a ton of weaknesses...
He is adorable and awesome. Decidueye can learn epic ghost type moves that do tons of damage
Who doesn't love a grass/flying type that can learn ghost moves at it's final evolution?
Rowlet is Gotta be The favorite Pokemon because he's AN CUTE OWL just look at him he's SO CUTE And he's so powerful 100% choose him in ultra moon!
Typhlosion is the final evolved form of Cyndaquil so I would choose it.
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?