Worst Starter Pokemon

The worst starters in the main series, the six off of the list are the best.

The Top Ten

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

I really like it and its evolution's designs, but you can't deny how bad this pokemon is in battle. Factor in that it's weak to more than half of the gym leaders and you have a pretty terrible starter pick.

Meganium is weaker than totodile, its water equivalent. DO I HAVE tO SAY ANYTHING MORE?

Why would anyone pick this deformed thing. It has TERRIBLE stats and moves, it looks like a pear with legs, and Ash’s in the anime was so Annoying. I at least get to destroy it in HGSS with my Feraligatr

In the Johto games, choosing this guy pretty much means that you're gonna have to do a ton of training in patches of grass to level it up so it actually stands a chance against flying and bug types, spend forever training an army of other Pokemon to use instead, or just not make it past the first two gyms. The only Johto gyms it may actually be useful are the fighting gym to take out Poliwrath, and the ice gym, where it is super effective against all Pokemon, but they all have an advantage on you by having ice type moves. Good luck with this guy!

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

You're a filthy level one magikarp; wait you can't understand me, hows this? Magikarp magikarp magikarp.

STOP HATING CHARMANDER WHAT IF YOU WERE CHARMANDER WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR TRAINER TO SAY YOUR WEAK. IF YOU GUYS WON'T STOP YOUR A
FILTHY LEVEL 1 MAGIKARP

Choosing Charmander is pretty much a death sentence, not only just over the two other Kanto starters, but over all other starters as well. It has a sub-par moveset, bad type matchup against most of early Kanto where it matters most, has a myriad of weaknesses, you name it. Even its design can't save it, it's generally bland and unappealing. The only thing that could possibly save it is the fact that its final evolution, for some reason, was given two mega evolutions in generation 6, but that mega spot is best saved for something better.

Charizard is probably the worst kanto starter it's overrated, did not deserve 2 megas

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3 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.

Just plain overrated.

To the second comment, I want to respond:
Have you ever heard of a thing named Pokémon Yellow?

overrated

Pikachu is a starter! In Pokemon yellow.. but he could not evolve that is why it SUCKS!

"I'm not always a starter but when I am I do it WRONG"

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

If you're going to play in Unova, please, for your sake, choose Oshawott. Snivy is decent, but it's way better with its Hidden Ability. Tepig, on the other hand evolves into Emboar, which has low bulk, is fairly slow and has a plain UGLY design (and the shiny version is even worse). I don't care much about its typing, but when it has an awful stat spread, a terrible design and the fact that it's vulnerable to a large amount of gyms (Nimbasa (due to Emolga), Driftveil, Mistralton and Humilau), it's truly a pitiful choice. - KalloFox34

Being yet another Fire/Fighting starter is bad enough, but being the worst one out of the 3 is just sad. It has these great attacking stats, but not nearly enough speed to use them properly. Most likely it's gonna get hit, which is not good for being a Fire type with bad defenses. Also, the design is pretty meh. - Zach808

I hate this pokemon I just hate it it’s final evolution is more fire fighting types I like snivy better

I love tepid but I HATE ember

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5 Chespin Chespin Chespin, known in Japan as Harimaron, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Best Kalos starter. The real worst one is Fennekin, who is nonetheless pretty good. - KalloFox34

Chespin is stupid

I would argue that only his middle evolution sucks. His final evolution is pretty sweet.

Everyone thinks he's stupid but I would choose him over Trashy Fennikin or Farting Froakie. Greninja is so overrated if ash had chosen Chespin it would be better.

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6 Snivy Snivy Snivy, known in Japan as Tsutarja, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I hate saying this, because... you can see my profile pic. But don't start with this thing in the Unova games. It doesn't have a lot of options early on, and only really becomes good at the end of the game after learning Coil and Leaf Blade. Definitely use it if you can get your hands on one with the overpowered Contrary ability. Somehow, this thing is both one of the best and worst starters ever. - Zach808

Serperior is my favorite pokemon from gen 5 to 7

I started off with it in the game however I wish it was another type as well as grass. We hadn't gotten one since Torterra and it was such a shame to see it happen. It could have been great. - RoseRedFlower

Even Trough Treecko is Better than Snivy

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7 Fennekin Fennekin Fennekin, known in Japan as Fokko, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

hi

What did you just say about the best starter ever?! Also whoever wrote " Extremely overrated. Hideous design and is a cheap ripoff of vulpix. Popplio is way cuter and it's final evolution is so beautiful so pleae WAKE UP PEOPLE. " Popplio came out after Fennekin. Also how is it hideous. If you think it's a cheap ripoff of vulpix, than you're also saying Vulpix has a hideous design too. Also what is a pleae?

Extremely overrated. Hideous design and is a cheap ripoff of Vulpix. Popplio is way cuter and it’s final evolution is so beautiful so pleae WAKE UP PEOPLE.

When it evolves into Delphox, it starts getting better. It is actually quite fast... And plus, it has an adorable design.

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8 Piplup Piplup Piplup, known in Japan as Pochama, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It's a great starter, but Chimchar is still better. And I say that as a Water-type fan. - KalloFox34

Honestly, Piplup fans, please, admit this thing is freakishly hyped up by Pokemon. Like, KANTO STARTERS levels of overrated. LUCARIO levels of overrated.
Please and thank you.

Oh come on, there are much worse starters than this. Fantastic at tanking, especially with that Steel type, and doesn't even lack moves or get screwed over by the majority of the game. Also, I have to say it: Piplup is pretty damn cute. - Zach808

In my opinion, piplup is nothing but a brat! Just as bad as stupid mudkip!

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9 Froakie Froakie Froakie, known in Japan as Keromatsu, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Even without its HA, it's a good Pokémon. - KalloFox34

I hate the Pokémon X and Y game and anime! I also think Froakie is just weak, ugly, and lame.

It is one of the things that's so ugly it's cute, but once it evolves, it loses the cute, Greninja is overrated, and it doesn't take much to knock out any member of the Froakie line. In the battle maison. I beat a Froakie with Extreme speed! ON ACCIDENT!

Greninja is so overrated. It's really easy to take it down with any grass starter besides Chikorita

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10 Oshawott Oshawott Oshawott, known in Japan as Mijumaru, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Anyone who hates Oshawott and says it's useless and ugly obviously doesn't know Pokemon. - Goatworlds

Oshawott is absolutely perfect. Sure, it can't beat Elesa, but that's ONE gym leader, and you can't expect your starter to singlehandedly beat all the gyms for you. If you don't like Oshawott, then you are just stupid and don't understand any form of logic.

I think he is cute but I don't like that he has a shell on its hand

Statistically Oshawott is trash - InklingSethO

Back it up, kiddo. Emboar is much worse. At least Samurott is a very powerful mon. - KalloFox34

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The Newcomers

? Scorbunny Scorbunny

Only good Galar starter, the others are awful. - KalloFox34

I agree. I heard that sobble isn’t gonna be good this region. The worst starter is POPPLIO, TURTWIG, OR CHIKORITA!

The Contenders

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

Bulbasaur is the best -glitterruby

I think Bulbasaur is better than what they say can beat misty and brock with no issue and I started with him and was able to beat a lot of the geodudes and onix I found owned by hikers and in the wild

Bulbasaur is under rated and should get more attention. To start, it dominates the first two gyms without breaking a sweat. Later in the games it may struggle a little, but you should have enough Pokemon on your team already to beat that weakness

This should be #1. Not only it's ugly but it's got the lowest special attack. - Piplup

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

Lol no I will not stand to see a high potential starter be a turtle with a stick and it final evolution is pure trash

no

13 Torchic Torchic Torchic, known in Japan as Achamo, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I beat a rock gym with only him and he only ever got knocked out twice in the whole game - Sambazing

He evolves into something that looks like a penis - Reaper_Red

I do not want to say anything because he is so bad

I choose it and dominated the elite 4.

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14 Treecko Treecko Treecko, known in Japan as Kimori, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

"Sceptile is overrated. - Piplup" shut up, piplup sucks, I can't believe dawn chose that pile of retarded crap

I played ORAS with all the starters, and my run with Treecko was the worst. His defense is too low for him to last most of the time...

Treecko is my favorite starter Pokemon, he's not the best, but he's not worst.

Sceptile is overrated. - Piplup

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

This guy is bad

How is he the worst?

Totodile is the worst! It was my first starter. And feraligatr couldn't even beat CHARIZARD!



R.I.P Feraligatr and Totodile

16 Chimchar Chimchar Chimchar, known in Japan as Hikozaru, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
17 Popplio Popplio Popplio, known in Japan as Ashimari, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Popplio is awesome.

Not only is he super strong he is really adorable

Popleo is the one of the best starters and should not even be on this list!

Excuse me? Popplio is one of the best competitive starters of all time. - InklingSethO

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

Eevee isn't a starter and it's pretty good as jolteon

" Eevee isn't a starter." Wake up, get out of the olden days and get a Nintendo Switch ; instead of a Gameboy" Than see Pokèmon Let's Go Eevee and say it's not a starter again. Go ahead; I dare you. Don't lie ever again and if you do, look back at what I'm saying.

Eevee is technically a starter Pokemon. In Pokemon : Gale of Darkness. - Rue

Eevee isn't a starter

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19 Litten Litten Litten, known in Japan as Nyabby, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Incineroar ruined it, enough said.

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

Treecko: Not cute but cool
Grovyle: Coolest Stage 1
Sceptile: Badass with a great move pool

Torchic: Cute
Combusken: Weird, but powerful
Blaziken: Badass

Mudkip: Lame axoltol
Marshtomp: Want to slap
Swampert: Stupid

SO YOU HERD I HATE MUDKIPS!

Mudkip is the best starter of ALL TIME. Really.

Sorry if I offended you, but I just hate mudkip!

I HATE THAT STUPID SHOW OFF OF CUTENESS! His fanbase is stupid, he is so dumb and he even squirted water in May's face in the very first episode in pokemon hoenn region series! Torchic and treeko should not be on this list, because I love torchic so much, I can hug him all day and treeko's evolution, sceptile is badass! They are both way better than that dumb-bully water-type mudkip. Even my friend hates him.

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21 Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle, known in Japan as Zenigame, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

My favourite animal are turtles and my favourite colour is blue and my favourite type of Pokemon is water also it's so cute and when it evolves to blastoise it is so cool and also it mega evolves and has good stats so PLEASE VOTE!

ADMIT It! The only reason you picked this one was because charmander is "overrated"!

He is the best starter pokemon what do you mean he sucks?

Whoops. Voted for him by accident.

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22 Rowlet Rowlet Rowlet, known in Japan as Mokuroh, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It would be good if it wasn't for Decidueye, who is sadly a terrible Pokémon. - KalloFox34

He is really weak sadly. He could have been good - Sambazing

It is very weak I never choose it on my Pokemon Sun I choose Popplio at least Popplio’s finale evolution has a good typing! Grass ghost is not the best type to have. It is cute but still the weakest. Should have been number one too weak I would never choose it as my starter pokemon.

Rowlet might be the worst starter in pokemon. Grass is a very weak type.
Adding ghost to decidueye didn't really help it because a lot of pokemon
can use bite and it is then weak against dark and ghost too. Rowlet and
Dartrix are both grass and flying types making them having a 4x weakness
against ice types so poplio could take them out easily with ice beam or ice fang

23 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.

Why do you remind me of Kermit the frog greninja.

This can evolve into the best starter ever plus it is ash's best pokemon

Greninja hits like a truck and its speed is amazing so stop hating greninja because its overrated

STUPID OVERRATED FROG! I just wished my chesaught murdered you, my jolteon wild charged your butt, my haxorus slice your toungue off and my blaziken kick your ugly face! LOL!

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24 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Cyndaquil, known in Japan as Hinoarashi, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

This is the ugliest fire starter by far, Charmander is much better and cuter than this thing.

25 Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle, known in Japan as Zenigame, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Pure type bad Pokemon to use - Hspencer

Here... TWICE?!

26 Weedle Weedle Weedle, known in Japan as Beedle, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Not a starter - InklingSethO

Mega beedrill is overrated weedle evolves
to it quickly

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

Yes

Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ

too kinky

My favorite starter

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28 Incineroar Incineroar Incineroar, known in Japan as Gaogaen, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Terrible design

Donkey idiot

29 Chesnaught Chesnaught Chesnaught, known in Japan as Brigarron, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
30 Meganium Meganium Meganium, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
31 Golbat Golbat

Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ

Worst starter ever, do not choose - Radar

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

Most Pokémon fans are male. This is feminine

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

Hot

34 Gible Gible

Not a starter

35 Frogadier Frogadier
36 Poliwag Poliwag

Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ

Has very limited attacks on it's evelution. terrible.

37 Growlithe Growlithe

Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ

of course

38 Torracat Torracat

HE SUCKS HE CRIGE

39 Shinx Shinx

Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ

It's technically a starter in Pokemon GLAZED

40 Dartrix Dartrix

It looks SOOO cringe. Another leaked Pokémon.

41 Sylveon Sylveon Sylveon, known in Japan as Nymphia, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It technically isn't because Eevee is a starter in Let's Go, but that Eevee won't evolve. The only Eeveelutions that are starters are Umbreon and Espeon from Colisseum and. - POKEGAMERZ

42 Blaziken Blaziken Blaziken, known in Japan as Bashāmo, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Good thing it's last place. It has great stats and an amazing Hidden Ability. - KalloFox34

Who cares if its stats are decent?. it is the worst starter by default by looking the way it does.

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