Top 10 Best Starter Pokemon

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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

TOO OVERRATED! HE IS THE WORST STARTER HANDS DOWN - Mattblue66

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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 love Mudkip. It's my favorite starter. It gives me so much nostalgia.

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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

Adorable and awesome and he has an awesome third evelution!

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

I LOVE CYNDAQUIL! cyndaquil is helpful, easy to play and work with!

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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

I friken love torchic!

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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 starter ever will always be the number 1 starter

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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!

The fastest starter out ther, good moveset. treecko is beast. I love high speed

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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

I have a Totodile on my desk as I am typing this.

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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

I chose him in platinum and he didn't let me down - Mattblue66

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10 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.

Chimpchar evolves into Infernape..and Infernape is a beast.. Ash's infernape has the best winning record among the other starter pokes he has...moreover along with Ash,infernape saved me also from critical situation in many playthroughs...

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The Contenders

11 Oshawott Oshawott

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.

Oshawott s number one

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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?

Greatest pokemon so much hp

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13 Froakie 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 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!

I'm obsessed with greninja so I think this should be higher up on this list.

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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

Snivy is a mood

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

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

I love chickorita. I chose it and it has done me a lot of good things. (i beat bugsy with just her)

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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, ...read 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!

Look at this cutie pie - Bigandbagguy

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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!

Pokemon yellow all the way!

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18 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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19 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.

So cute why did you not add litten

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20 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.

Chespin is so adorable and got two great evolutions. I love Quilladin, Gamefreak wanted to do something fun and silly for once but everyone just hate on poor Quilladin like... what? And it's just a middle stage evoltuion. It will evolve into a powerful knight/bodyguard Chesnaught. I really like this evolution line and it should be appreciated. - StarPallete

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21 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 ...read 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?!?!?

Greninja is epic

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22 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.

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.

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.

Litten does turn into a dark type, on its secons evolution, I used it and won!

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23 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...

I think it’s so cute and I have it

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24 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

Sorry eevee but rowlet is a good starter so ya I wish I can pick two

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25 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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26 Mareep 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

It has three evolutions maybe that's why?

Why is this here - CNSucksNow

I love this pokemon but sadily not a starter - Pokemonsonicmaster

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27 Riolu Riolu

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" pokemon

Is this a starter like I know it is good but it is not a starter

A starter in mystery dungeons cute and evolve into a really cool Pokémon

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28 Gardevoir 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

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

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29 Mewtwo 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.

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

Probably put on to piss the evil fans of 90s Pokemon

THIS IS NOT EVEN A STARTER DO YOU EVEN POKEMON>

yay!

30 Bidoof Bidoof

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 - waterlover

Cool Handsome pretty strong fast defensive and best Pokemon ever!

My favourite water starter. - Brachiozaur

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31 Bastiodon 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 he's is a fossil

Hey don't talk about basyiliadon like that - Pokemonsonicmaster

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

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.

I love gengar you can hack the game to make gengar a starter Pokemon

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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33 Maractus Maractus

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!

Ever since I chose Maractus in Pokemon Holly Blue Agate, it has been my best friend. My life has been an emotional roller coaster, full of betrayal, hatred and violence. However, Maractus has always been there for me. I'd bury my sorrows into my Nintendo Genesis, and find Maractus there, by my side, aiding me in my battles. Without Maractus, my life would be a living hell. Thank you Maractus. Thank you greatly.

Maractus sure is good. I remember when I chose it as my starter all the way back in Fire Red. We got through that first gym like it was nothing! Maractus surely is under rated, and is probably the underdog of all starters! It certainly needs more love!

Best starter hands down

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34 Vulpix Vulpix

Vulpix is a cute smart Pokemon but its not a starter

Let's say Alolan Vulpix is Lillie's starter from anime. - Brachiozaur

35 Giratina 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

Giratina origin is the rarest Pokemon

Love him - Pokemonsonicmaster

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36 Cubone Cubone

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

37 Luxray Luxray

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.

BEASTIE

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38 Scraggy Scraggy

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

NOT A STARTER!

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39 Latias Latias

Really guys. Latias isn't a starter Pokemon. You get it in Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

Still doesn't change the fact that Latias is not a starter - waterlover

Not all of the time! You can get it in Omega Ruby if you get the Eon Ticket, and I did.

Well maybe even when he’s strong super super strong that is

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40 Articuno Articuno Articuno, known as Freezer in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. Articuno is one of the three winged mirage Legendary Pokémon, along with Zapdos and Moltres. It is a large bird, noted for its ability to control cold.

This is not a starter holy crap

Actually ice has a disadvantage over fire types

Legendary bird

Uno dos tres. Articuno is the best in the worst moves like reflect light! how silly of articuno with the nickname uno molters tres zapdos dos how funny hahaahahaahahaahahaahahaahahaahaha lol.

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41 Latios

I can't say no to Latios, but he is not a starter!

He isent a starter but he wants to be

Yeeaa, not a starter!

Latios is a boss he's ont a starter but his levitate can dodge every ground attack he is. A boos

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42 Dragonite Dragonite Dragonite is a character from the Pokémon franchise by Nintendo. It is a dragon and flying type Pokémon created in the first generation of Pokémon. It is a Pseudo Legendary Pokémon.

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

He' voodoo the miracle ass

I always use him I tested him in the leage and defeated every other Pokemon with only him

I'm only voting for him because he is one of my favorite Pokémon but he is not a starter at all but my favorite is lopunny and she cand beat a charmander in two seconds

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43 Excadrill Excadrill

He can just cut the world in half

He is the best starter ever

Favorite ground type

Like he said charmandar would win he’s 1 and also he can’t cut the world in half

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44 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark/Dragon Pokemon, thought to be similar to Hydra . Drei is german for three, as in the name it relates to the head count of the stage of evolution .

Why are there random Pokemon in the list what!

Not a starter u dummy

Not a starter

The revenge of ghetsis - CNSucksNow

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45 Flygon Flygon

Flygon is not a starter Pokemon...

It is the best Pokemon

Just plain out beast such a hoss my all time favorite Pokemon I trained one legit to level 100 in ruby and it just destroys everything

Ok now most of these are random pokemon except you flygon you awesome - Pokemonsonicmaster

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46 Deoxys Deoxys Deoxys is a fictional species of Pokémon from Nintendo's and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. Deoxys has four forms, Speed form, Defence form, Attack form, and finally Normal form. Deoxys normally have fights with Rayquaza since they both live in space right outside Earth.

Deoxys is so weak like a poo weaker than rayquaza weak as a cubone

This Pokemon just amazes me he is so awesome and looks boss. Everyone in my classes always said he was the underdog but guess what he beat requaza!

Deoxys is a mythical, not a legendary.

If you want to post and share your opinions about legendaries then do us a favor and stop posting legendaries that ain't starters here and post it at the list it was made for - waterlover

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47 Butterfree Butterfree

It is very powerful when it got to level 20 but only for starting game

Butterfree is good why did Ash give it away anyways

48 Gastly Gastly

Why are there barely any starters on the list.

This dude can teleport his the BEST!

I love gastly and his evolutions

Kill Ghastly,kiss haunter,marry gangar and it s not Gastly it has an H it's Ghastly

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49 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl

Are you people mentally retarded? Areodactyl can conquer its two weaknesses grass and water with ice fang, fire fang, and thunder fang! By far this pokemon is the best because it comes from a fossil. THIS THING IS A GOD!

Is this Pokemon a starter no it isn't I don't care if you think this Pokemon is GOD to you just stop adding random Pokemons and add them at their appropriate list! - waterlover

HMM HMM. MISTAKE HERE.Aerodactyl is extinct dummies.

You can only get Aerodactyls from fossils.

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

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?

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

Legendaries are NOT starters. - Lunala

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