Top 10 Best Starter Pokemon

The Top Ten Best Starter Pokemon

1 Charmander Charmander, known in Japan as Hitokage, 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!

Leave the guy alone! If he likes Charmander, then that's FINE! Let him have his opinion! - SurcaneWolf

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! - SurcaneWolf

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

Definitely not too strong at the start but then he will become very useful.

2 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.

BEST STARTER EVER!
There's nothing else to explain how great he is

3 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur, known in Japan as Fushigidane, 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.

I know this is off topic, but I loved him in Starter Squad.

Also, I love all the Gen 1 starters equally. - InfinateSuperstorm

4 Squirtle Squirtle, known in Japan as Zenigame, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

Why is my boy squirtle all the way down here?! oh yeah he' the worst out of the kanto starters. - Sjakson

5 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil, known in Japan as Hinoarashi, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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.

Ah, Cyndaquil. It was the first starter pokemon I completed a game with. I played Emerald, but I was a kid back then and Pokemon wasn't my type of games, so I left my Treecko in the void. Few years later I played Pokemon Crystal, and chose Cyndaquil as my starter. It evolved into Quilava and completely destroyed Sprout Tower along with Falkner. It even defeated The Miltank of Doom without any help. The real fun started when Quilava evolved into TYPHLOSION. And then all the trainers were doomed (Eruption, Flare Blitz, Thunder Punch also was useful against water types). I just love Typhlosion. Yes, he may be worse than Feraligatr (which is also an awesome pokemon), he is not really strong in competitive battles (I heard that from many people), but it is still the best starter in my heart, though I agree that there are many better starters out there.

6 Torchic Torchic, known in Japan as Achamo, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

This starter I's banned from little cup, the tourney of unevolved pokemon, and his final form is in ubers, the (2nd) highest tier in pokemon. Very fast, cute, and has that beginner appeal.

7 Treecko Treecko, known in Japan as Kimori, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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!

No words coolest starter ever, too bad its not loved by so many like charmander is

8 Chimchar Chimchar, known in Japan as Hikozaru, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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.

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

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

9 Piplup Piplup, known in Japan as Pochama, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

When you finally get it to an empoleon it is so cool, & on top of that it's a steel & water type! You can also teach it good ice type moves!

10 Oshawott Oshawott, known in Japan as Mijumaru, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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.

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

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.

The Contenders

11 Totodile Totodile, known in Japan as Waninoko, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

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!

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

12 Snivy Snivy, known in Japan as Tsutarja, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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...

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.

Contrary serperior + leaf storm = destruction of the universe

13 Froakie Froakie, known in Japan as Keromatsu, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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 haters go watch he entire series and learn how to live Froakie

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.

Oh come on froakie is the best 2nd starter while sobble is the 1st
charmander can easily lose to 2 gyms
HOW? Rock -Fire Super Effective
Water - Fire Super effective
And over that can it win against poison types?

14 Turtwig Turtwig, known in Japan as Naetle, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

15 Chikorita Chikorita, known in Japan as Chicorita, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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 - 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

16 Fennekin Fennekin, known in Japan as Fokko, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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 )

If pokemon were real, I would definitely pick this as my starter. A pet sized pokemon that becomes human sized, caring, easy to raise, cute, smart, and evolved into an extremely intelligent Oracle-fox that can tell the future, communicate telepathically, is pretty strong, and very calm, kind, and caring. Better than a fire dragon whi will turn you into ashes as soon as you ask it to di something simple.Also, my first starter.

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!

17 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.

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. -

When pikachu is good charged I think he is way better than charmander

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

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).

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

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!

Like a potato, it's stars bland, but will eventually become something great. Cute little pokemon with an amazing z-move.

20 Litten Litten, known in Japan as Nyabby, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

21 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 ...read more.

Greninja is just plain awesome. Also in the Anime, Ash-Greninja is so cool.

Greninja is the best Pokémon EVER! Especially when you see ash Greninja that dude is epic

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

Greninja has a heartwarming origin.AND in Pokémon XYZ theme song he looks like a headmaster in a gang.

22 Chespin Chespin, known in Japan as Harimaron, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

23 Popplio Popplio, known in Japan as Ashimari, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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! - Staruli

It might start as some weird clown, but it will evolve into something much better. Shame that it has such a weird gender ratio.

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!

24 Rowlet Rowlet, known in Japan as Mokuroh, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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!

25 Typhlosion Typhlosion, known in Japan as Bakphoon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Typhlosion is the final evolved form of Cyndaquil so I would choose it.

This thing is awesOme looking, and helped in the post game of ORAS for me when I hunted the legendary and mythicals

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

26 Grookey

The Fact He's So Low Makes Me Sad... - JarJarz

That's because he's a recent entry. I'm sure he will someday go higher on the list. - Hellohi

It is super strong against the first two gyms

I love grookey he is the best

Superb

27 Sobble

This Should Be number 1
When it evolves into intelion Moveset:Liquidation
Snipe Shot
And some moves
you can even finish the galar region without evolving sobble and cathing wild pokemon

Sobble Squad For Life!

This is me as a pokemon

I will always be on Team Sobble. ALWAYS,ALWAYS!

28 Sceptile Sceptile, known in Japan as Jukain, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
29 Decidueye Decidueye, known in Japan as Junaiper, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It was so disappointing when incineroar was announced for smash.

use spirit shackle

Decidueye jest zarombisty

30 Infernape Infernape, known in Japan as Goukazaru, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Overpowered

Whoever wrote this can suck your mum.

Kidding me he is pro

Badass Pokemon. This Guy Could Wreck Greninja.

31 Caterpie Caterpie, known in Japan as Caterpie, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Caterpie, Infernpe and all of the others down below aren't starters- some of them are the final evolution of a starter though

32 Torterra Torterra, known in Japan as Dodaitose, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
33 Blastoise Blastoise, known in Japan as Kamex, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I Think Blastoise Is a pretty good pokemon! But on the other hand I don't think it can beat charizard. that's why Charizard is higher in the list.
but hey, that's just what I think

Please don't Roast Me

ITS Unstoppeble IT CAN BEAT CHARZARD

34 Samurott Samurott, known in Japan as Daikenki, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I hate to say it butthis thing can't stugel to beat TEPIC at his fist eveloshoin

Cool looking design.

35 Mewtwo Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.

Me picking my starter: Hmm...Charmander, squirtle, and Mewtwo... I’ll pick squirtle!

This isn't a starter!

Those pokemon isn't a starter... - LapisBob

Best pokemon ever must buy from stores

36 Riolu Riolu, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Riolu is the better than charmander, and it's a starter cough lugia cough cough gengar cough

I would totally get Riolu as a starter if I had the option. Lucario is my favorite pokemon. - Smash64

This is what I chose for my starter in Pokemon super mystery dungeon plus he or she is really cute and then it evolves into Lucario which is really cool, and then it also has a mega.

This pokemon is my favorite. It's the perfect fighting type pokemon for people to have in their team.

37 Incineroar Incineroar, known in Japan as Gaogaen, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Why shouldn't you have a cat that is huge and powerful and epic? Cats rule! although Rowlett's final evolution is my favorite because who doesn't want a huge owl that uses bow and arrow? And why does this thing have Gengar and giratina and Pikachu this is supposed to be for starters. That's all I'm saying but jeez the point is that none of the starters are supposed to be the best. They chose pokemon that are really powerful and have 3 evolutions but there aren't starters that are better than other starters or else it wouldn't be fair if you didn't know what starter is the best.

Bow to the king

Does anyone know that I call his z move belly flop of doom

KO'D Ash's Charmeleon

38 Gardevoir Gardevoir is a third-generation Pokémon species originally introduced as a Psychic type creature in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

...Gardevoir is not a starter. Sure, that was Wally's first Pokemon, but that was Wally. He needed that sort of Pokemon to help him...besides...Gallade is better...

Gardevoir ain't a starter. But it is an awesome pokemon

Ralts is a starter. Gardevoir is not but still great

I don't care that she isn't a starter. I'd pick her as a starter if I could.

39 Mareep

Um... Since when is Mareep a starter?

Yeah. I thought Mareep was just a pokemon you could just catch in games, not actually pick it for a starter - FennekinFTW

Why is this here - CNSucksNow

Mareep is god

It has three evolutions maybe that's why?

40 Vulpix Vulpix, known in Japan as Rokon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Vulpix is a great pokemon, second only to Eevee, but is TECHNICALLY not a starter!

she can stand up but she can't back down she's cute and determined and she got no weakness

This is a starter in a game for the gameboy that's a hack but actually works on device - ILikePokemon

Vulpix is a cute smart Pokemon but its not a starter

41 Gengar Gengar, known in Japan by the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I wish ghastly was a starter so I could naturally catch this DoPe BeAsT

I play Pokemon Platinum all day and I Recently caught a level. 55 Gengar and it's one of my Trusty Partners in Platinum. Gengar's ability is really handy as well because Poison type's weakness are Ground types, so Levitate can be a handy ability for a ghost type! Gengar is one of the best Ghost Types in Pokemon.

Gengar is awesone, I wish gastly was a starter pokemon.

Not a starter - ILikePokemon

42 Giratina Giratina is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Giratina first appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but gained prominence in the sister game, Pokémon Platinum, which it was made the mascot of.

Darn I really should have chosen giratina as a starter instead of catching him later and beating the elite four over and over to farm him up to level 100

Giratina is not a starter Pokemon it's a legendary Pokemon

HE Should be Number one

I wish this was a starter it would make platinum easy

43 Dragonite Dragonite, known in Japan as Kairyu, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I think dragonite is the best! have both dratini and it can learn both water and lightning! So when people use electric moves and think it will faint him but the device will say it wont effect it water or electric! HE IS THE BEST!

He is the boss! Dragonite is the best Pokemon ever he could beat any champion hands- down! :-)

He' voodoo the miracle ass

Strong but not a starter

44 Lugia Lugia, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Why are almost none of the Pokemon posted here starters? There are 18 starters total but over 100 Pokemon here!

At the end of this scan I my high blood must have increase a lot and I'm still a kid for God's sake - waterlover

You guys are retarded. A lot of the Pokemon here are not starters. what?

I can get legendary starters!

45 Primarina

Primarina is one of the best strater evolutions, seriously, it's a mermaid.

Looks amazing and is the best starter type in my opinion!

She should be number one and it's on the wrong list.

Not a starter

46 Bastiodon

He's the best starter Pokemon by FAR. He's obviously like an actual starter and stuff

This is no starter it's a piece of crap

Not a starter - ILikePokemon

Not a starter he's is a fossil

47 Luxray Luxray, known in Japan as Rentorar, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I give up on scrolling down and saying if it's a starter or not in fanmade games but this is not a starter it's a final evolution - ILikePokemon

What is it with all these non-starter pokemon on the list?

He's not a starter but he is my favorite!

Luxray isn't even a starter.

48 Rattata Rattata, known in Japan as Ratta, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Rattata is not a starter, but with hyper fang... He is so OP! Idc about the evolution..

You don't find the top percentage Rattata, the top percentage Rattata finds you.

Rattata sucks

So true

49 Scraggy

What the heck is it with not actual starter pokemon. Scraggy plus half of the pokemon on here aren't starters.

Totally a starter

Scrafty is a beast. - Goatworlds

It's not a starter but I still vote.

50 Cubone Cubone, known in Japan as Karakara, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It ain't a starter sheesh you people should try reading what the list is all about but if this Pokemon is a real starter do the people a favor and post it here so when they scan the list and see a random Pokemon added here and read the description they won't get stress and get HIGH BLOOD! - waterlover

It's a hard hitter that looks sad but don't even think of hugging the bone helmeted legend

Cubone is a cute sad Pokemon but its not a starter Pokemon

Not a starter but cute anyway

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