Top 10 Best Starter Pokemon


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21 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!

I LOVE TEPIG! Its smile's so cute, his sound, everything about him! I love him more than any pokemon! I want him to be in the Top 10!

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

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

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

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


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23 Sceptile Sceptile

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Blaziken is great!

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

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

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25 Infernape Infernape

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

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

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

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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26 Litten Litten

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

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

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

He is so awesome I got him in Pokémon Brick bronze he reminds me of my cat though I wish he can beat stephan.

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

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

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

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

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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28 Feraligatr Feraligatr

Feraligator should be #1

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


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

My best mates favourite pokemons final evelution - Pokemonsonicmaster

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29 Swampert Swampert

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

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

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

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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30 Tepig Tepig

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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32 Samurott Samurott

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

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

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


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

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

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

Empoleon is awesome he should at least be 6th

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

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34 Espeon Espeon

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

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

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

Good pokemon but not a starter - Pokemonsonicmaster

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35 Torterra Torterra

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

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

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

Not a starter - Banette-marionette

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36 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...

Underrated - TealBoyxx

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37 Rowlet Rowlet

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

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

I chose it and it lived up to his challenges

My BOI Rowlet is da best! Dartrix is okay, but Decidueye is the GOAT!

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38 Umbreon Umbreon

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

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

Please. VOTE

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

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

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39 Emboar Emboar

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

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

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

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

I think he is amazing

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40 Serperior Serperior

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

She or he is really cool so pick it!

Serperior is nasty... Bulbasaur is my favorite though

Serperior has coil and Synthisis which are very trolly moveset

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