Top 10 Best Starter Pokemonblueguy120
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! - 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
My first starter so this is nostalgic for me, an emblem for many Pokemon fans though. If I had to choose one starter out of all of them for my Pokemon journey, this would be the one. While I agree that it is overrated, it's still my favorite. - whattheheckamidoingV 1002 Comments
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.
Mudkip use CUTENESS OVERDRIVE! Does a million damage. BOOMV 969 Comments
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
I love squirtle with all my heart that nothing else matters.
Charmander is overrated, and mudkip and cyndaquil are so-so.
But I want squirtle to be #1.
I love water, I love turtles, and when a blastoise, I love cannons.
Blastoise is my #1 favorite!
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 the 2nd best fire type after charizard quilava is cool too but typhlosion the final form sucksV 405 Comments
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.
Because from Pokemon fire-red its op and its got very good attacks
Bulbasaur is so underrated because its grass type. Though it's actually grass and poison, and I think that is so awesome, plus Bulbasaur is just too cute, how could you want anything else following you around as your starter?!V 380 Comments
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.
Charizard is boring, mudkip is a fat-frog-axolotl-fish thing that's boring, bulbasaur is cool but venusaur is ugly, and I like squirtle but treecko is truly the best, he's hip cool and creative and becomes at least one of the most powerful (if not the coolest if that's your opinion) starters ever with probably the best signature move. Keep voting to get treecko to number one everybody
My favorite starter ever! It is immune to electric moves when sceptile mega evolves, unlike 1 shot killed by rock types like charizard does.V 389 Comments
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 amazing! First off, He is the cutest Pokemon in my opinion.
And Second, don't even get me started on how crazy OP Blaziken is!
The Speed Boost ability combined with Overheat and Earthquake is nightmare inducing for opponents who aren't ready for it. I'm glad it gets as much love as it does.
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.
Cute and cool
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.V 334 Comments
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 could beat a grass and a fire if it had two certain moves. Water Gun and Peck. - ILikePokemon
Yes Piplup is a good starter cause Piplups finale evolution is steel and water and a weakness of steel is fire put the Pokemon is also water it counters out one of its weakness.
First place now!V 284 Comments
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
Chomper is the cutest name for these
Totodile is my favourite pokemon he is so strong and cute I never want to evolve him/ herV 295 Comments
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.
Did I mention Ash? Uh, no, I didn't. I didn't even mention anything here. Anyway, let's get into why this thing should be No. 1
1. Ash's Infernape made my day, it was so strong! And that flare from it's head, I'm glad Chimchar evolved because of you, Ash.
2. Torterra and Empoleon are cool, but Infernape is cooler. Just imagine seeing Infernape and Charizard battling together. So cool.
3. My Infernape destroyed almost the entire game! It was that strong! Just imagine the 3 starters battling together, nothing would stop 'em! Especially Infernape. Torterra was good too. But Empoleon, this thing sucked. I ended up imagining I didn't know it.
4. Infernape is just awesome. All I can say now.
That is why it should be higher. Thank you for your attention.
Chitchat should be the best. As it is naughty and quite. While it comes to battle non of starter can defeat it
If I could choose one Pokemon as my starter (excluding specials,) I would choose chimcharV 319 Comments
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...
Best looking starter pokemon
Why is it down here?V 247 Comments
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?
Great type coverage, incredible stats, and doesn't have to wait till max evolution till you get great stats and moves.What more does you first Pokemon need? Yes, I'll admit, it's speed is below average at best, and horrible at worst, but a couple of rock polishes instantly clear that problem for you.V 429 Comments
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.
Froakie should be wayy higher. Not the greatest, but definitely one of the best.
Froakie should be #1V 458 Comments
This is probs because of ash's bayleef
This one has a lot of votes, which makes me feel happy, because chikorita is my absolute favorite of all the starters. I have happy memories of my early teen years meganium (i got into pokemon later than most of you, okay? shut up about my being any less of a fan), and the whole line is very feminine, and I grew up a girly girl, so I relate to these pokemon! ALL HAIL THE CHIKORITA LINE! also johto is just boss in general 8D
Chikorita was my starter Pokemon in the first Pokemon game I played. He'll always be my favourite boy
A very cute and adorable Pokemon. You can count on this Pokemon when it cmes to battling and contest - blueguy120V 139 Comments
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 )
Fennekin is the cutest little starter ever. Love him! Namoko!
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.
Super cute, and very underrated. It evolves into a fire psychic type, and appeared in X and Y anime. I love it. - LucariosabeastV 191 Comments
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.
Pikachu is a loving pokemon that is cute and strong
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. -V 238 Comments
Tepig one of the best starters out there and the cutest and has a great move set and evolution line and doesn't have that awkward middle stage and it is overlooked a lot by stupid charizard and retarded pikachu
Tepig is the best choice for black and white games and is super cute.
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).V 76 Comments
Eevee is a starter in Pokemon Let's Go Eevee - ILikePokemon
Umbreon is the best eeveelution, but eevee is cute
I am actually not voting this to say that I like eevee the most, I am just saying that you can find charmander and the other "Starters" in ultra sun and moon/regular sun and moon. sorry if I discouraged you from voting more, but please...don't mess up!
So cute why did you not add littenV 142 Comments
Best pokemon but is difficult to start with this one
I love this pokemon
This is stage 2
I LOVE GRENINJAV 53 Comments
So cute should be way higher
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.V 54 Comments
I think Litten is cool. I honestly have no issues with his evolutionary line. He gets kinda overshadowed by Rowlet. (not that I dislike it) A certain episode in the anime featuring him almost made me cry. Overall love this sassy fire cat.
Litten is so strong! It should be number 1!
I'm surprised he/she isn't first I mean it's the best sun and moon starter and it has really high attack power and he's my favorite pokemon of all time
I LOVE Litten. It's cute but it evolves into something that Is not very cute.(Incineroar looks terrible) Also, I love ghost and dark types, and Litten is a dark type. Honestly, I could write a whole paragragh on why litten is my favorite! But I'm not.V 67 Comments
Popplio is the best gen 7 started because of its knowledge of fairy type moves which have served me well.
When I started Sun, I picked Popplio right off the bat since I'm addicted to water types and oh man did it not disappoint. For starters, It learns some pretty nice moves as you level it and along with the capability for some great Tms, you've got a water/Fairy Overlord by endgame. I ended up with mine having hydro cannon, sparkling Aria/Oceanic Operetta, Sing and MoonBlast. The little ball of cuteness should be up in the top five hands down.
My Primarina, Ballooner's move set is Moonblast, Sparkling Aria, Hydro Pump and Disarming Voice
This is one of the best starters HANDS DOWN! They crush half of the trials, and do well in the rest... Totem Lurantis not included. It's adorable, has a great movepool,and has great (but slightly feminine) evolutions.
GO TEAM POPPLIO!
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!
I love rowlet so much
Rowlet is so cool and really cute how can it not come first
Typhlosion is the final evolved form of Cyndaquil so I would choose it.
Not a starter.
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.V 8 Comments
Somebody has royal fudged up this list, over 100 of the Pokemon here aren't starters - dalekdoctor2011
Magikarp Isn't a starter.
"Best of all, especially with its all mighty splash." Splash is useless, magikarp sucks.
BAD ALL I CAN SAYV 37 Comments
Decidueye jest zarombisty
ITS Unstoppeble IT CAN BEAT CHARZARD
Badass Pokemon. This Guy Could Wreck Greninja.
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.
Riolu is hands down the best "starter" pokemonV 6 Comments
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
It has three evolutions maybe that's why?
Mareep is godV 11 Comments
Mewtwo can be a starter in fanmade games - ILikePokemon
Mewtwo is best starter
What is this
WHY IS THIS EVEN HERE! - HexBolt0505V 6 Comments
Not a starter - ILikePokemon
I don't care that she isn't a starter. I'd pick her as a starter if I could.
Ralts is a starter. Gardevoir is not but still great
...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...V 6 Comments
This is me as a pokemon
It's the newest water starter... so... yeah
Look so cute
LOOK ITS MR. DERPY! (I like this poke)
I remember in pokeman blue version I mopped the floor with just my Maractus. Brock, Misty, Giovanni, Gary, no one stands in Maractus's way with his critically acclaimed "absorb" attack and his sexy maraca jams.
Maractus is so strong it could beat even Mewtwo, Arceus, Mega-Rayquaza, Bidoof, Missing No, Knack 2, Super Mario, and Goku.
If you don't pick this poke, you're playing the game wrong.
He makes me horny
Can be a starter in fanmade games - ILikePokemon
Do you all forget about your good pal Maractus? I sure hope you didn't! Maractus can learn all sorts of powerful moves! I remember the first time I chose it as my starter, and boy I did NOT regret it! It's got enough firepower to stop every Pokemon right in their tracks! I defeated every single gym with my Maractus pal. Who needs any one else when you have someone as powerful as Maractus? Heck, I'd go as far as saying Maractus is the best Pokemon ever!V 7 Comments
It is a starter in fanmade games - ILikePokemon
So apparently every Pokemon is a starter Pokemon
Bidoof is still not a starter but it is a useful Pokemon with the ability pick up - waterloverV 10 Comments
Not a starter - ILikePokemon
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.V 4 Comments
Bow to the king
Does anyone know that I call his z move belly flop of doom
Is the stongest starter of alolaV 2 Comments
HE Should be Number one
This can be a starter in fanmade games - ILikePokemon
I wish this was a starter it would make platinum easy
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 100V 6 Comments
Not a starter - ILikePokemon
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 he's is a fossilV 7 Comments
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
Its dual typing can beat both other final evolutions in battle. what else is there to say. All you need is a sparkling aria and a moon blast and your good.
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.V 5 Comments
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.
So trueV 4 Comments
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' voodoo the miracle ass
He is the boss! Dragonite is the best Pokemon ever he could beat any champion hands- down! :-)V 7 Comments
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
Let's say Alolan Vulpix is Lillie's starter from anime. - Brachiozaur
What the heck is it with not actual starter pokemon. Scraggy plus half of the pokemon on here aren't starters.
He not a starter AND he sucks! Scrafty also sucks
Scrafty is a beast. - Goatworlds
This isn't a starter, people!V 3 Comments
Cubone? More like Cutebone! - ILikePokemon
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
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