Top 10 Strongest Starter Pokemon

Up To Generation 6 (X And Y) This Is The Top 10 Strongest Pokemon To Use In Battle (This Is Not On Opinion Or Stat Wise, It Is Based On They're Quality In Battle. This Is Also Of Their Finale Forms)

The Top Ten

1 Swampert Swampert

Made my vote on Swampert not because it's a fave (it's not) because it has the highest best of any starter, and it has a mega... yeah, Blue Kermit doesn't have it on this fish, axolotl, monster... thing (by the way, I actually chose Sceptile in ORAS because it's a raptor with a pine growing out of it's ass) - ThyCheshireCat

This guy is a great starter, but where's Charizard?! I'd say Charizard is the most powerful Pokemon, but instead we have Charmander?! Does Charmander mean Charizard (X/Y), or actually the first evolution?!

I beat every gym with just swamped except 7th also only has a type advantage to grass and can learn ice beam to counter grass types sometimes the only problems the speed

Swampert is the best because he is ground and water so he can defeat fire,poison,ice,normal,fighting, steel, Dark and flying just grass can defeat him but ice attacks will be used so he’s unstoppable

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2 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.

Greninja could easily destroy swampert with a protean grass knot not to mention the vareity of moves it can learn work great with protean, not to mention the only starter that outspeeds him has to mega evolve (Mega Sceptile) plus he can shadow sneak with priority, turn into a ghost type not be weak and then uses mega sceptile's speed to it's advantage turning into an ice type using ice beam before it can predict with a focus blast, and if sceptile ain't killed yet just use shadow sneak again

With is HA protean and his high speed he can become a sweeper and with his stats he can run a physical or special set

He is the one who can defeat and fight face to face very hardy with any pokemon it's stronger power is when he is with ash I MEAN trainer belief which make him strongest ever

This pokemon is insane and has the best abilities

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3 Charizard Charizard Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Wait, how is Charmander in 4th place, while Charizard is in 18th?

I saw a swampert and one shotted it with a fire move it should be the best

Why Is This 18 Have You Seen Ash's Charizard It's A Beast Whoever Made This Does Not Like Charizard

Charizard is bpe meaning best pokemon ever

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

I have a level 100 Charizard and he's boss, I beat pretty much the entire Pokemon league with him alone. Plus he looks super awesome, I mean who doesn't want a flying fire breathing dragon on their team.

Charizard X lets go beat that Swampert

Charizard can mega evolve to Charizard X or Charizard Y

Charmander is obviously stronger than charizard

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

Why so low? It's mega is awesome competitively. It has speed boost and incredible stats! Charizard sucks because first of all it is overrated and always gets as much spotlight as pikachu. Second, it's typing sucks against rock types and since stealth rock is so common in competitive, just sending out charizard will cut its hp down to half health! I mean come on, blaziken is the real best fire starter, not dumb charizard. I mean it does look cool and all, but how can you not say that blazkien looks awesome though?

It goes from Torchic, the cute little chic, to Combusken, the firey flaming fighter, to Blaziken, the lean, mean, fighting machine! The best by far. I know there are a lot of fire-fighting types, but this is the legend, the original, the boss!

This Pokemon is awesome. With it's ability speed boost when it mega evolve and high attack IV's, you can sweep an entire team with you going first every time and using your high attack, this Pokemon is awesome.

I had one in oras and I haven't lost once

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6 Infernape Infernape

Infernape is super boss. I mean, what's not to like him, he's a flaming hot monkey. I sweeper the gyms and the elite 4 with this bad ass pokemon. The only reason I play platinum is to use this pokemon terminator.

He's based on GOKU. Swampert is based on some ugly monster thing. Mega infernape will be a beast when it comes out

Look at infernape it is so cool I even used infernape in pokemon games

Duh! I would pick infernape anyday.

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7 Torterra Torterra

Unbelievable this guy simply doesn't die. Great wall and, or sweeper undefeated typing getting rid of all of grasses weakness

It beats all the fire starters with ground moves, and beats all the water starters with grass moves.

I really don't regret starting with turtwig.

It's hard to believe that little adorable squirt Turtwig evolved into Torterra! Anyone who bullies Grotle or Turtwig is going to have a hard time when Grotle evolves.

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8 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.

Empoleon is better than anything why do you think it's called empoleon emperor a powerful leader empoleon come on empoleon is the best with its hydro cannon nothing can defeat it

I completed a solo run on platinum using Empoleon (and a few HM slaves for getting around the place). Definitely recommend it, but my favourite is still torterra. - Wolftail

I have a level 72 Empoleon and he's a king against fire types.

What I like about Empoleon is his fusions. the best one I like is with bisharp. He Just looks so sick

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

Well bulbasaur has one of the strongest starter pack because of its last evolution venusaur!

Noo how how is not in the top 10 he so strong

31st. really? This pokemon is strong. In main game it has easy start and levels up so fast that its always 10 level higher than opponents. In competive its one of the best.
Has mega evolution. Good moves. My favority pokemon.
-sleep powder-leech seed-giga drain-
This guy is a beast

10 Sceptile Sceptile

I agree with the comment about the Mega Evolution wrecking a lot of things.

Its mega evolution wrecks a lot of things.

I agree with the comment about the Mega Evolution wrecking a lot of things.

Have you seen this thing sweep ENTIRE TEAMS DO YOU SCEPTILE BRO?

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The Contenders

11 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Bulbasaur, known as Fushigidane in Japan, is the first Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.



Like last time I LOVE BULBASAUR whaaa I love him so much like whha

Put saur up higher now. the best starter's are grass, because there is so many dang water types.

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

It's just the first evolution. Out of top 10.

A first evolution.

6 places behind Swampert?

Mudkip was so cute when I first saw it, I also have mudkips as my profile pic lol

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13 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 .

Blastoise is the strongest kanto starter. If you focus your training on this guy he will be able to kill everything. Teach it blizzard, ice punch, or ice beam to take care of plant pokemon fast, and earthquake or dig for electric pokemon, along with skull bash for high physical damage and hydropump for a devastating water move, and he will be unstoppable.

Cool Pokemon

Yes just yes!

14 Turtwig Turtwig

It is so cute, and look very strong from its shell

Turtwig is my favourite pokemon ever

Turtwig rocks, he is my favorite Pokemon ever,better than any pokemon even mewtwo!

15 Totodile Totodile

Amazing! He's adorable! He can learn Dragon Claw when he evolves into Feraligatr!

Totodile is amazing and when you evolve he is op.

It is the man of a life read a poked ex no lie

Totodile is beast when he evolves he learns hyper beam and ice fang
and mine beat me the ELECTRIC gym so totodiles a sweet starter!

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16 Delphox Delphox

I have this awesome and great pokemon even thought I'm only 10 I'm the champion of elite 4 who wouldn't like him?

I am a weenie who wields a magic flaming wand FEAR WEENIES

There's a spot in Hogwarts for you Delphox

He's cool

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17 Serperior Serperior

Although I don't think it's the strongest or weakest but I think it should be higher

So underrated strong quick defensive should be number 1234 and 5

People underestimate this pokemon

18 Samurott Samurott

He smashes through every thing it meets with Razor shell

Basic form is so cute and powerful!

Basic form is cute and powerful

Where is his respect.

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19 Typhlosion Typhlosion

Typhlosion is the only reason I played gen 4 heart gold and soul silver

Eruption? Easily one of the best starter moves - xYobi87

It needs to be in the top 10

Why 19th...

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

Blastoise is strong idiots it should be in the top 5

Blastoise is the best ever idiots. its #1 always

Best starter pokmon

Blastoise sucks he should blast away worst poke ever he sucks boo

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21 Froakie Froakie

You will be amazing when you evolve your cute keeper going


22 Treecko Treecko

Treecko is awesome!
Not kidding. It can beat a torchic

23 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.

He's so incredibly strong. How can you not vote for him?!

He is a starter in pokemon yellow version

Pikachu technically isn't even a starter

I want to snap pkachu's neck.

24 Primarina Primarina

Primarina is a beast, she can body all of your fire starters.

So beautiful, so strong, I mean, fairy and water... and more...

Primarina is the only starter Pokemon that I like that is actually any good - InklingSethO

Best starter ever

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25 Chesnaught Chesnaught

Hos dare you he is the best starter pokemon alive and the strongest way better then a puny charmander

Right bra he sucks

I...hate Chestnaught

Honestly I don't care what you grandpa in a dress with clown ear hair and binocular eyed deformed autistic frog lovers say. chesnaught is the most beautiful and badass grass type, fighting type and starter pokemon to ever exist. also have you reed its pokedex, it can flip a 60 ton tank by just using tackle, that clearly mean it's the strongest starter pokemon, so this should actually be number 1. - kuri

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26 Meganium Meganium

He's my best grass type

Two words...POWER HOUSE!


27 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Cyndaquil is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. more.

So cute


28 Mew Mew Mew is one of the fictional species of creatures from Nintendo's and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri.

STARTER pokemon people...

Can learn every move

It’s cute an a psychic and has insane power

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.

Mewtwo is truth starter, I make a pokemon game with mewtwo, mew and cyndaquil!

Mewtwo is not a starter


30 Rowlet Rowlet

Decidueye is good. WIth its Z-move Sprit Shackle it can get through anything. I think this pokemon deserves a spot on this list

Rowlet is so cute but when it goes to decidueye it destroys! you only have to worry about dark type moves…. DUH DUh Duh! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

31 Litten Litten

I love litten so much because incineroars darkest lariat and malicous moonsault.Can wreck lunala easily so then you can catch it.Can beat all ultra beast missions.Can wreck all the grass types electric too.

32 Feraligatr Feraligatr

His aqua tail is awesome

He looks bad ass

So god damn underrated, it's got a great movepool, and anything can be fixed with the amazing stat boosters it learns. - datrandomguy

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

I love ❤️ eevee she is adorable

34 Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp, known in Japan as Koiking is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It resembles an orange fish with whiskers. It was created by Ken Sugimori, Magikarp first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. It is a water type that evolves more.

He is cool but stupid.

The Strongest Pokemon, even stronger than the gods!

YES - yungstirjoey666


35 Decidueye Decidueye
36 Pidgey Pidgey

Another troll item. Pidgey isn't a starter. - Goatworlds

37 Sylveon Sylveon Sylveon is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in Gen 6, it is a Fairy type Pokemon, and one of the many evolved forms of Eevee. It was one of the first Fairy Pokemons revealed, although its typing was not shown till later. Classified as the Intertwining Pokemon, Sylveon has ribbon-like more.

Technically, Eevee (Sylveon's pre-evolution) was Blue's starter in Pokemon Blue, so it should count.

38 Stunfisk Stunfisk

Holy holy matrimony

It's beautiful ;D

39 Rayquaza Rayquaza Rayquaza is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It lives in the ozone layer, and frequently stops battles with Kyogre and Groudon, two other Legendaries.

Oh my Gosh That DUDE is STRONG! Now Shut Up You Wuss!

40 Rufflet

It's so cute and its grass my favourite

You mean "Rowlet"?

41 Gastly Gastly

The best thing to evolve into a haunter and I think that it is the best Pokemon ever.

42 Gible Gible

Not a fregaliteranmonshopkin dum stupid starter

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2. Blaziken
3. Charizard
1. Mudkip
2. Charmander
3. Turtwig
1. Swampert
2. Torterra
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