Top 10 Best Starter PokemonChoosing your first Pokémon is like selecting your very first partner for an epic quest across diverse lands filled with trials, gyms, and legendary battles. It's not just about snagging a Pokémon that's got the "aww" factor or the "cool" vibe - your starter is your trusty teammate in all the turn-based face-offs and puzzle-solving challenges that await you.
The Pokémon universe has gifted us with a smorgasbord of starter options over the years - each one brilliantly designed and imbued with unique abilities and quirks that make them memorable. Whether it's the iconic Charmander with its scorching Flamethrower or Mudkip who makes the ground shake with its Earthquake, some starters have become legends in their own right. But what about the unsung heroes of the starter world?
That's where you, the ultimate Pokémon aficionado, come in. Thousands have weighed in on which starters are the ultimate champions in terms of battle stats, adaptability, and their legacy in the Pokémon saga. And now, after crunching the numbers and checking them twice, we're thrilled to present you with the definitive top ten list of starter Pokémon.
I have played Generations 1-6. I have always named my character RED in all caps. For me, it's between Charmander, Torchic, and Cyndaquil. Cyndaquil is cool, but has no Mega. Torchic evolves into Blaziken, which is Fire and Fighting, and Fighting Pokémon have a lot of weaknesses - I still love Lucario, though!
Charmander? Flaws? No. Charizard is the best starter without a doubt. "Oh, but Squirtle is so cute!" Well, Charmander is, in fact, ten times cuter. Charizard also has skill. Charizard learns Flamethrower at level 38, while Blastoise learns Hydro Pump at level 42. Don't argue with stats. Charizard is the better choice.
Sure, Charmander is super weak at first with only Scratch and Growl, but if you give it enough love and attention, Charmander can grow to be an amazing Charizard with many awesome moves - Fire, Flying, Fighting, and Dragon-type moves. It's really too bad that nobody could see Charmander's true greatness because of its disadvantages with most of the gym leaders. With Charizard, Grass, Bug, Ice, Steel, and Fighting types are pathetically easy to beat (even though there are no Steel types in the first couple of games).
Ah, Mudkip! It's kind of hard to know where to start. Mudkip is one of the best dual-type starter Pokémon threats in the entire game. Considering the fact that it can learn nearly twice the number of moves as other Pokémon, this powerhouse is often not traded away for another Pokémon. Easily the best Water-type starter in the game (since Squirtle, Totodile, and Oshawott are solely Water-type and can't learn as many TMs, while Piplup is a close second), it could arguably be called the best starter Pokémon ever.
Not to mention that if you max out its potential, at level 100, you can have a Swampert that knows 1) Hydro Pump, 2) Hydro Cannon, 3) Earthquake, 4) Hammer Arm. Note: to get Hydro Pump, keep Mudkip unevolved until level 48. Personally, choosing Mudkip as a starter, I thoroughly enjoyed its versatility. As a Swampert, its dual-type threat along with its high attack and defense stats kept it both strong and powerful. I've played every main-series Pokémon game, and overall Mudkip has been the easiest and best starter to play with.
Ah, Cyndaquil. It was the first starter Pokémon I completed a game with. I played Emerald, but I was a kid back then and Pokémon wasn't my type of game, so I left my Treecko in the void. A few years later, I played Pokémon 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. From that point on, all the trainers were doomed. Eruption, Flare Blitz, and Thunder Punch were also useful against water types. I just love Typhlosion. Yes, he may be worse than Feraligatr (which is also an awesome Pokémon), and he is not really strong in competitive battles (I heard that from many people), but he is still the best starter in my heart, even though I agree that there are many better starters out there.
Cyndaquil has to be my favorite starter of all time. In HeartGold, I never used any other Pokémon but Typhlosion, and eventually, he became overpowered and defeated the game on his own. He's my special "Tyson," and I almost feel like we have a bond between human and digital character. There's a certain magic he brings. It's like I can practically do anything with him at my side. In battle, Eruption is a completely overpowered move if you have full HP. It deals 150 damage at full health, which can become a whopping 300 if it's super effective. This Pokémon will always have a special place in my heart.
Squirtle is the best for sure! Charmander is so overrated just because people think Charizard looks cool. But would you rather have a plain old dragon or a bazooka turtle with amazing tanking power and special attack? I'm tired of everyone saying Charizard did all this stuff in the anime. The only reason he could do it is because he was owned by the main character of the show, and the fanbase liked him the most, so the animators made him do what is literally impossible. In Pokémon Origins, I don't know how, but somehow this stupid dragon managed to take out a Blastoise with more than half HP with a Fire Blast attack. Seems pretty false to me.
Squirtle is a cute little turtle with great coverage and decent stats. Sure, it's slow, but it's faster than a Tyranitar. It can destroy its counterparts, Bulbasaur, with Ice Beam, and Charmander with any water-type move. Charmander is terrible at the first two gyms and has more weaknesses. It has okay stats but has a quad weakness to rock. I could go on about how bad Charmander is. It does not deserve to be number one. I think Squirtle is overall better, and when it comes to Mudkip, it's just as good as Squirtle. However, Squirtle may be better since it can learn Earthquake for Electric and Ice Beam for Grass, without having a quad-effective weakness to grass. Squirtle is probably superior.
Bulbasaur was the first Pokémon I ever received. I began playing the Pokémon games on my Game Boy Advance at age 5. Now, at 14, I still consider Bulbasaur to be one of the best Pokémon. He can incapacitate you with Sleep Powder without you even laying a finger on him. Additionally, he can heal himself with Synthesis, while you have to waste money buying potions for other Pokémon.
The only complaint I have about him is that his powerful attacks have very limited PP. Nevertheless, he can still crush you with ease. So you'd better get your Charizard ready and bring lots of potions, because Venusaur will still beat you.
Bulbasaur is clearly the best, considering that its diverse move set can pretty much guarantee victory! It's great for people new to the world of Pokemon since it evolves sooner than the other two starters and is the easiest to raise. Big whoop, Charizard knows Flare Blitz and Flamethrower to decimate foes. Venusaur's superior special attack and special defense make him a powerful adversary. He can use Sleep Powder to make your Charizard totally defenseless. Then he can use Leech Seed to slowly drain your health while charging up Solar Beam. You can also give him a Focus Sash so Venusaur can't be one-hit KO'd. He can then use Synthesis to heal himself up. I had no trouble whatsoever beating my rival's Pidgeot and Charizard with Venusaur.
Torchic is super cute, and while Combusken is kind of awkward, it's totally worth it when you get the awesome Blaziken. Although Mudkip was my first starter, I chose Torchic this time because I noticed that you can't encounter Fire types early in the game in Pokémon Emerald. It was a decision I don't regret. My Blaziken literally Blaze Kicked our way through Victory Road, the Elite Four, the Champion, and the Battle Frontier. Plus, Blaziken can learn Flying-type moves, which none of the other Fire-Fighting starters can learn. Not to mention its incredible Mega Evolution - Mega Blaziken is awesome in both design and stats.
Torchic is obviously the best starter Pokémon because when it evolves into its final form, it becomes a total beast. It's both a Fire and Fighting type, which makes it superior to Treecko and Mudkip. Torchic can also learn Flying moves like Peck and Sky Uppercut. It completely dominates and is weak against only a few types. Blaze Kick does a lot of damage, even against Water types. It can also withstand many powerful attacks and is fairly fast. If you're not much of a battle person, you can enter contests, and any of its moves will secure you a first or second place. These are all the reasons why I believe Torchic is the best starter Pokémon.
The two reasons people often look down on Treecko are his movepool and his type. His movepool in RSE is pretty terrible, but with a bit of TM hunting, you can have a fine Pokémon. If you obtain Solar Beam and Giga Drain, Sceptile becomes a beast.
Secondly, he is a Grass type, a Pokémon with the most weaknesses out of the three starter types. In the new games, Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, Sceptile can evolve into Mega Sceptile (Grass and Dragon Type). This means he becomes a beast and is only weak to Ice, Flying, Bug, and Dragon moves. Although that still sounds bad, Bug type is weak on both offense and defense, and Sceptile's speed can be used to finish the others off.
I've got to say, out of all the starters, Treecko was the best one for me. It has amazing speed and can outspeed most everything you encounter. Among the Hoenn starters, this guy was definitely the best. He can learn Aerial Ace to take down Blaziken, being much faster than him.
I was quite torn between this fella and Swampert, but he has the obvious advantage. Some would say Swampert could get rid of Sceptile with Ice Beam, but Swampert is way too slow to catch Sceptile. He could put up a fight against many Pokémon and make a viable stall with Substitute and Leech Seed at his disposal. His only real threat among the other starters would probably be Typhlosion or Charizard.
He can take down almost anyone with Swords Dance + Leaf Blade, or be the most annoying staller ever with Substitute, Leech Seed, and Giga Drain. He has great Special Attack, decent Attack, and excellent speed. Even in-game, he can breeze through most of the gyms without any problems at all. The Treecko line is a great one but is overlooked because of his grass typing and more popular Pokémon.
This was the best choice for Pearl, Diamond, and Platinum. Gym 1 featured a level 14 Monferno, who destroyed with his Mach Punch. Gym 2 was Grass-type, so it doesn't really need an explanation. The third was Fighting-type, I believe, and due to Monferno's high attack, it wasn't that hard. The fourth gym was Water-type and some of the Pokémon hit hard, so not even my Luxio could compete.
The fifth gym was Ghost-type, and once again, Monferno being a hard hitter had no problem here. The sixth was a Steel-type gym, and I had finally evolved my Monferno into an Infernape, who kicked serious butt. With Close Combat and Flame Wheel, he never slowed down. The seventh gym was Ice-type, and ever since either Generation 1 or 2, Ice has been literally powerless against Fire. Infernape excels again. He packs a punch against the eighth gym and can knock out Aaron of the Elite Four. 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 a goner. Charmander is overrated and is really quite powerless.
I'm pretty sure that most people's favorite water type is Mudkip because of its single weakness, and it having ice types to cover that weakness. But Piplup could easily beat Mudkip, and I'm done talking about Mudkip now! Piplup evolves into a steel/water type, the only water/steel type so far. Oh no, a fire type? Use Hydro Pump. Electric types? Earthquake! Fighting types? Drill Peck!
This penguin is a total beast. Piplup is definitely the best starter Pokemon, tied with Snivy, that is. I wish I could vote twice. Put Empoleon on your team and be amazed with the results. And put Serperior on your team too, because Serperior is almost as good.
Piplup holds a special place in my heart, as well as in the hearts of others, as you can see. Empoleon is an amazing Pokemon. He's such a tank and he can dish out damage! I also love penguins, and Piplup is so cute. I like Turtwig as well, but again, we're talking about Piplup here.
As for Oshawott, it's fine, but then it evolves into Samurott, which looks nothing like Oshawott. Charizard is overrated and isn't even that good in competitive play. The only things that save him from the UU and NU tiers are his looks and his Mega evolution ability, Drought. The steel type in new games also really helps against fairy types. I can't wait until Empoleon gets a Mega evolution. It will look amazing.
And remember, I love all starters, especially those from the 4th gen. I think the 5th gen is just okay, though. Turtwig and Chimchar are also awesome!
Gen 5 is really underestimated. Once you think about it, it was the best generation in quite some time! I mean, it did get rid of Zubat, which upset some players, but there's no need to use repellant when you go into caves anymore. Sure, it has some bad Pokémon, like the "ice cream Pokémon" that the older fans criticize, but all generations have some bad Pokémon.
Oshawott is a beast. He is absolutely adorable, evolves into an epic Samurott, and has only two weaknesses. He can easily take on Fire types with Water-type moves, and if he knows Ice Beam, Serperior doesn't stand a chance. Oshawott also has balanced stats and doesn't focus on just one. So in my opinion, Oshawott is an amazing starter!
The second I saw Ash's Oshawott in the Best Wishes series, I was in love! He was so incredibly cute, sassy, and hilarious! Partner him up with Ash's Tepig/Pignite, and you had yourself a gold comedy team. I chose Oshawott as my starter in White 2 and he was my ace all the way up to the Champion's room. He knew Razor Shell, Hydro Pump, Surf, and Ice Beam. Razor Shell alone was enough to score several one-hit KOs. He eventually evolved into Dewott, but I refuse to let him evolve into a Samurott. To me, Oshawott and Dewott are much cuter!
First, I rolled with Squirtle. I thought the original three couldn't be beaten, but with the introduction of Totodile and Cyndaquil, I was faced with a challenge every time I started up my Silver version. Totodile was always my choice. Despite the lackluster Fire types and abundance of Water types that I could easily catch, Feraligatr was by far the coolest of them all.
The only reason I ever pick Cyndaquil is that I like him and have many other Water options. But all else being equal, Feraligatr wins hands down. Oh, and Totodile is the cutest thing! I want to breed them in real life.
When Silver first came out, I instantly knew that I would want Totodile, as I have a preference for Water types. He is super cute, versatile, and powerful in his own right. The separation of Attack and Special Attack for the same typing was a blessing for his family, allowing them to finally have powerful Water moves. Feraligatr is very handy also because of his versatility.
If you can activate his hidden ability, Sheer Force, and have a complementary nature, Feraligatr becomes a powerful sweeper. Good moves for him to know are Crunch (Dark), Ice Fang (Ice), Waterfall/Aqua Tail (Water), and any powerful Fighting-type attack.
Snivy is the most powerful because Grass-type Pokémon are generally able to take on more gyms. One of its only weaknesses is fire, and there is only one fire gym leader. In addition to this, he can take on most of the gym leaders in the game, with the exception of the first, third, and eighth. And for the eighth, he isn't weak against him. He just can't defeat him alone without using a lot of items or being at a much higher level. So for this, I would say he is by far the best of the Pokémon Black and White starters.
In the fifth generation, I remember a few things about this Pokémon. One: Leaf Blade. Two: Coil. Three: It's a Grass snake - how cool is that? All jokes aside, it has an awesome set of moves that simply outperform others. Add in the fact that it still looks cool, despite the relatively unattractive new fifth-generation Pokémon, and you have an outstanding beast!
Protean. I really don't think I have to say more, but I will. He is literally the fastest starter ever with a 122 base speed (as Greninja). When you're going first and using Protean to get STAB on high-power moves like Ice Beam or anything else he can learn, you're hitting very hard. You can also 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 teammates from damage and set up in double or triple battles.
Water Shuriken, though? While it's a cool priority move, its low power can be disappointing. 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.
Firstly, I have no idea why Chikorita ranks so low on this list. When properly raised, Chikorita can be incredibly powerful. A level 100 Meganium with the moveset of Sunny Day, Synthesis, Solar Beam, and Razor Leaf can be a bit too overpowered (OP). Add a Mystery Seed to ramp up the power of grass-type moves, and you can take on anything.
Secondly, while grass types do have several weaknesses, they usually boast an extremely high Special Attack and Special Defense stat.
Charizard is so overrated just because of its design. You naturally expect it to be more powerful than the others when you're a kid, just because of its type being Fire and its dragon-like appearance. I can beat the first two gyms with Chikorita too. She's cute, awesome, and has great Defense stats.
And Mudkip is number 2? Really? Where are Chimchar, Oshawott, and Bulbasaur? They should all be at the top, with Chikorita at least in the top ten.
Most people say grass starters are the weakest, but this beast helped me beat the whole Soul Silver version when I was ten, with no help. I had no trouble. This was my first starter and it will always be my favorite. It's the only one I ever gave a nickname to. I am so unhappy that this Pokémon is currently 15th, while Mudkip is second.
I literally remember getting my copy of Pokemon X in late 2013, the time it was released, and I wanted to have this little guy/gal so badly. And, just like my hopes and dreams, it was worth it. He/she can easily decimate a ton of wild Pokemon with its vast array of Fire/Psychic moves, as well as having an amazing and cute design. It can also beat a Greninja. That's how awesome it is. Fennekin is a miniature powerhouse disguised as a cute fox. Its evolutions are like 100 times better. I know this is unrelated, but I still have memories of Pokemon X. I also played albums such as The Marshall Mathers LP 2 when I was doing my playthrough, while my friends played albums such as Random Access Memories while playing their copies of Pokemon X and Y. And I was a huge fan of Adventure Time, as well. Ah, 2013, how I miss you...
Fennekin was the starter I chose for Pokemon X, and I have to say, you've got to hand it to Game Freak for adding another type besides Fighting for this starter. It has an awesome and cute design, and even has small feet to boot. Essentially, it's a fennec fox kit. My vicious vulpine also managed to wipe out a lot of Gym Leaders' and the Elite Four's Pokemon. If this little one had a theme song, it would be Fox On The Run by Sweet. Because that's what it is - a fox that's always on the run.
Dual Grass/Ground final evolution? If this alone isn't enough to convince you, how about the amazing design for the evolutions? What about Turtwig's overall cuteness factor? Its combat stats are impressive, not to mention its expansive movepool. When you have a powerhouse with great design, versatile type coverage, strong defenses, and the ability to unleash immensely powerful attacks, there's not much to fear. That is, except for ice-types.
However, while people look down on Torterra due to its x4 weakness to ice, they seem to lose sight of the fact that this bulky tortoise has a diverse set of moves to cover its weaknesses. Easily the best!
Turtwig is the only one in a Pokémon game where I always go for the Grass starter. I have a friend who loves Mudkip, and he's so annoying. I keep telling him that Turtwig is clearly the better starter, and stat-wise, that statement is true. Turtwig has better stats than Mudkip.
Also, Turtwig, Grotle, and Torterra are all 4x effective against Marshtomp and Swampert. Now, some of you might say, Oh, Mudkip can learn Ice Beam. Well, I have a Crobat that knows Giga Drain, so your Marshtomp or Swampert's Ground-type moves can't do diddly squat. There, I think I made my point!
Pikachu is one of the first Pokémon that comes to mind when you think of the word "Pokémon." It's very famous for appearing in just about every Pokémon season. Pikachu is known for being Ash's partner, from the Indigo League to the latest movie, episode, or season. Plus, Pikachu can be very strong with moves like Volt Tackle, Electro Ball, and Iron Tail.
Although Pikachu can perform actions in the TV show that he wouldn't be able to do in the game, he can still be very powerful. For those who care about appearance, Pikachu looks very cute and is based on a mouse, which is also small and cute. Pikachu could easily be the most favorite starter.
Pikachu would make an awesome companion. The more you train him or her, the stronger they become and they will learn new moves. For example, Ash's Pikachu learned Iron Tail, Volt Tackle, and Electro Ball. I always have a Pikachu on my team in every Pokémon generation.
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 was my first starter, so I am admittedly a little biased, but I think it really doesn't deserve what some people say because it evolves into Emboar. To those people, I say, "You don't have to evolve your Tepig!" You can just keep it as Tepig, or evolve it into Pignite and keep it as Pignite. You can raise its defense too, so complaining about its defense isn't that fair either. Sorry, I just like Tepig.
Eevee, or the "Master of Evolution" as I call it, is this cat/dog hybrid. Actually, what is this thing, anyway? Whatever, as I was saying, Eevee can evolve into eight different Pokemon. I mean, it can only become one of them, but why do people care? Fire, Electric, Water, Grass, Fairy, Psychic, Ice, and Dark, not to mention Normal itself. Seriously? And it's hard to catch? And it's good in battle? Plus, you have to catch it twice with a Friend Ball if you want the best evolutions: Psychic and Dark? Amazing. Just AMAZING. I mean this as a comment, just so you know.
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 while keeping my starter Eevee in its original form. I would also want to join the league that Sabrina joined with her Eevee!
In the show, you don't HAVE to get one of the usual starters. Iris got a Drilbur, Brock got an Onix, Sakura got an Eevee, Jessie got an Ekans, Yuzo got a Starly, Max got a Ralts, Xander got a Caterpie, James got a Growlithe, and Zoey got a Glameow. But not all of them were from the professor.
Now, I like Treeko, but I'm a grass-type guy. I don't mind their five weaknesses. Heck, Terrakion has more than pure grass starters. Chespin is a cute Pokémon, especially in the anime, and has a very good defense stat. Also, grass-fighting? I don't think I've ever seen a grass-fighting type Pokémon, so it being a starter and surprising me like that is similar to how Mega Sceptile's typing surprised me. I think I've said enough, so Chespin, move up the ranks!
It's simple. When you get a Gen 1 starter, who wouldn't pick Charmander? So obviously, you choose Charmander. Then later in the game, you receive the starter that your starter is strong against. In other words, 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 has two great evolutions. I love Quilladin. Game Freak wanted to do something fun and silly for once, but everyone just hates on poor Quilladin. What's the deal? It's just a middle-stage evolution. It will evolve into the powerful knight/bodyguard Chesnaught. I really like this evolution line, and it should be appreciated.
Honestly, Litten made the best first impression out of the Gen 7 starters to me. I loved the design, and it just sort of spoke to me. However, I'll have to know more about all three 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 types. Again, though, I'm still going to have to wait and see.
I think Litten is cool. I honestly have no issues with his evolutionary line. He gets kind of overshadowed by Rowlet (not that I dislike it). A certain episode in the anime featuring him almost made me cry. Overall, I love this sassy fire cat.
I love Litten! When I was watching Pokemon: The Series Sun and Moon, Litten was my favorite Pokemon. Then I got Pokemon Moon and was so excited when Litten was a starter! Besides, the Fire Fang move is pretty sweet.
At first, I didn't think Popplio was so great. I chose Litten. I know Popplio is cute, but I didn't think it was helpful at first. Give it a chance, guys. Its evolutions are cute and cool. After looking at its evolutions, I started to love this Pokemon. Plus, its final 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. A fully-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 think Popplio should be the best because I never tried it until now. I used to pick Litten or Froakie. When one of my friends introduced me to Popplio, I thought, "Sure, why not?" When I actually used it, though, I figured out it was pretty powerful.
At levels 20 to 30, it learns good moves such as Disarming Voice, Bubblebeam, and Aqua Jet. Also, he starts off at level five with Pound and Water Gun. Since he is a special attacker and has good Special Defense and Defense, this helps him beat trainers when he's at levels 5 to 10.
For its final evolution, Primarina can learn many moves, such as Moonblast, Sparkling Water, and Hydro Cannon, as well as Ice Beam. Trust me, use Popplio. I use it in every game I play.
I love Rowlet! He is so adorable and somewhat original, and I like his role in the anime. When I first saw the starters, Rowlet was my favorite of the three. However, I thought Litten's final stage would look better. But it turns out that Decidueye is my favorite-looking non-Mega Evolution Pokemon of all time!
Decidueye is in the Underused tier on Smogon. In comparison, the fan-favorite Charizard is in the Neverused tier, which is two tiers below. Well, that's without Mega Evolution, but since Decidueye doesn't have one, it's not a fair comparison. Also, my Decidueye destroyed the Totem Mimikyu in Pokemon Sun.
Rowlet is super cute and has a really interesting personality in the anime. Its typing is good for forest areas, which allows you to pick whichever starter you like.
Rowlet has got to be my favorite Pokemon because he's an adorable owl. Just look at him, he's so cute! And he's so powerful. I would 100% choose him in Ultra Moon!
Sprigatito's final evolution form is massive "furry bait," and people are posting videos and images of it online, showing people "kissing" it through the "picnic" feature. If that doesn't convince you why Sprigatito is one of the most popular starter Pokémon of all time, then I don't know what will.
I like Sprigatito because I love cats. Its final form may not have been revealed yet (as of March 21, 2022), but I really hope it's good. Mostly because I think that Incineroar is an overrated disappointment.
I just saw this Pokémon's evolution line. It's very furry bait and is already getting artists very excited about it.
Grovyle looks cool and is good at fighting other Pokemon.
I think Grovyle deserves more love. It's cool, has leaf blades, and it looks cool.