Worst Starter PokemonThe worst starters in the main series, the six off of the list are the best.
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So trash lol
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!
Okay, seriously. Just stop with the Chikorita hate. Just because it's different (playing as a supporter rather than an attacker) doesn't make it bad. In fact, thanks to moves such as Reflect and Light Screen, it can even hold its own when facing a type disadvantage. Add on high defenses and Synthesis, and it's very unlikely that Chikorita will die on you, assuming you know what you're doing. - DemonSpider253
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.
Charmander is my third favourite - Gavin1310
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.
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"
Just plain overrated.
To the second comment, I want to respond:
Have you ever heard of a thing named Pokémon Yellow?
That's not a starter Pokemon, idiot.
Tepig is cute pignite is trash emboar is fat
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
I love tepid but I HATE ember
He is creepy and when someone calls you a Pignite it's not a compliment.
Crummy Chespin is even worse than a level -500 magikarp combined with a slaking - Gavin1310
Best Kalos starter. The real worst one is Fennekin, who is nonetheless pretty good. - KalloFox34
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.
His evolutions is super ugly the designs are not good
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
I LOVE this little grass snake, even if you say that he's not a good starter, I'm still gonna pick this Pokemon.
Really? I beat a Flying gym with just one serperior
Serperior is my favorite pokemon from gen 5 to 7
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?
When it evolves into Delphox, it starts getting better. It is actually quite fast... And plus, it has an adorable design.
Very bad. Awful design. Weak against most pokemon in the gen.
What is that in its ear?
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.
In my opinion, piplup is nothing but a brat! Just as bad as stupid mudkip!
He is awesome
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
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
Bulbasaur is the best -glitterruby
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
I have a lv. Like 70 Venusaur and a lv. 9 pikachu. In let’s go PIKACHU. NOT LETS GO VENUSAUR - Gavin1310
What in the hell?! He's underrated! Bulbasaur is the reason we HAVE pokemon! idiots!
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
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.
Was ash constipated when he chose this idiotic trash bag? - Gavin1310
"Sceptile is overrated. - Piplup" shut up, piplup sucks, I can't believe dawn chose that pile of retarded crap
Treecko is my favorite starter Pokemon, he's not the best, but he's not worst.
Woah woah woah! Have I been under a rock? People actually hate treecko?
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
Popplio is awesome.
Excuse me? Popplio is one of the best competitive starters of all time. - InklingSethO
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!
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
Kitten is good if you know how to use it, which isn’t hard
Incineroar ruined it, enough said.
Mudkip is the best starter of ALL TIME. Really.
Treecko: Not cute but cool
Grovyle: Coolest Stage 1
Sceptile: Badass with a great move pool
Combusken: Weird, but powerful
Mudkip: Lame axoltol
Marshtomp: Want to slap
SO YOU HERD I HATE MUDKIPS!
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.
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.
Rowlet is the most popular Alola starter, yet it´s also the weakest when it comes to Type matchups. - PokeFallsMagica
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.
Greninja hits like a truck and its speed is amazing so stop hating greninja because its overrated
This can evolve into the best starter ever plus it is ash's best pokemon
Why do you remind me of Kermit the frog greninja.
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!
If I had one of my own, I would shave it's backside and teach it how to walk backwards
This is the ugliest fire starter by far, Charmander is much better and cuter than this thing.
nope - CrypticMemory
Not a starter - InklingSethO
Mega beedrill is overrated weedle evolves
to it quickly
Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ
My favorite starter
He's actually good. - KalloFox34
Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ
Worst starter ever, do not choose - Radar
Not a starter
I don't like it - CrypticMemory
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!
Most Pokémon fans are male. This is feminine
Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ
Has very limited attacks on it's evelution. terrible.
Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ
HE SUCKS HE CRIGE
Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ
It's technically a starter in Pokemon GLAZED
It looks SOOO cringe. Another leaked Pokémon.
I hate this thing with a burning passion - CrypticMemory
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
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.
How is Scorbunny of all things here? That Pokemon is adorable. Grookey, on the other hand, is HIDEOUS. - KalloFox34
Not as bad as Grookey, but still awful. - KalloFox34