Worst Starter PokemonThe worst starters in the main series, the six off of the list are the best.
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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 love Chikorita, but unfortunately it was given in a region where it has a HUGE disadvantage because of how the gyms were set up. Poor thing, people only want it to make the game harder for themselves and not because they like the Pokemon. - Rue
Chikorita was really cute and bayleef was cute and cool but then meganium was so uglyou I restarted the game and picked cyndaquil anyway although I love chikorita and bayleef designs this line is the weakest starter in the entire series destroyed by the first 2 gyms bad stats bad typing bad move pool terrible competitively unfortunately chikorita has nothing going for it apart from its cuteness I wish it didn't suck but it does to make matters worse typhlosion and even feraligatr are pretty popular starters where as meganium is down there with emboar and delphoxV 13 Comments
I'm sorry but I just could not add it in this list. It's no good against the first two gyms and it makes the game frustrating. And you have to go through Mt. Moon with no repels and stuck with a fire type. I do like Charmander but in the Red, Blue and Green games it's not very helpful at the beginning. - RoseRedFlower
If I said anything at all, people will want to kill me. And this is the Internet, where people can't accept opinions, so I won't say anything other than this is my least favorite starter, but it's only my opinion.
Whoever thinks Charmander is the strongest starter, you are a stupid noob. First of all, all starters have the exact same total number of base stats, so their all the same. Not to mention Charmander is in the first red and blue games having a type disadvantage for most gyms. Having a 4 times weakness to rock can take away a quarter of a Charizards HP in battles. Also who the hell in Game freak thought it was a good idea to give Charizard 2 mega evolutions I mean what the hell if Charizard gets 2 so should the other starters too. 2 mega evolutions made Charizard even more overrated than it already was
I hate you guys so much! The Charizard family has and will always be by favorite Gen 1 starter!V 21 Comments
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"
That's not a starter Pokemon, idiot.
Ash sucks pikachu sucks
I love pikachuV 4 Comments
I love tepid but I HATE ember
He is creepy and when someone calls you a Pignite it's not a compliment.
Emboar has good HP, Attack, and Special attack. Worst starter ever! Why is this number 4? You could 1 shot it because of it's bad defense and speed. By defense I mean defense AND special defense. Also emboar is the THIRD fire/fighting starter in a row. Blaziken was cool, Infernape was a faster blaziken, and emboar is that pig that keeps getting 1 shot. Tepig is cute, pignite is a meh, and emboar is an UGH! Hehe...
Leave tepig alone :( He is cute.V 5 Comments
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
I find nothing wrong with snivy.he even evolves into surprise which is OP and snivy is cute and coolV 8 Comments
In my opinion, piplup is nothing but a brat! Just as bad as stupid mudkip!
He is awesome
Piplup is adorable
Mudkip is not stupid like you or piplupV 1 Comment
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
Very bad. Awful design. Weak against most pokemon in the gen.
What is that in its ear?
Got a problem with it
What the fxxk Is thisV 2 Comments
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
I disagree with Delphox discrimination so I hate Froakie.
Ugly mudkip Seistoad Politoed Thing - BraixenBreakV 6 Comments
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
The wost starter everV 5 Comments
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
What in the hell?! He's underrated! Bulbasaur is the reason we HAVE pokemon! idiots!
Bulbasaur is the worst pokemon ever maybe a bit cuteV 3 Comments
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?
Sceptile is overrated. - Piplup
So overrated and evokes into some Christmas tree geekoV 1 Comment
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.
Statistically Oshawott is trash - InklingSethO
Oshawott NOV 3 Comments
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
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.
Blastiose is said to be good but think again, it doesn't have amazing attack stats. All it is is a tank. You could find better tanks such as, shuckle, or carbink. Its mega makes it much better but blastoise is bad.V 1 Comment
Eevee is technically a starter Pokemon. In Pokemon : Gale of Darkness. - Rue
Eevee isn't a starter
It's so overrated!
Eevee's most overrated Eeveelution is Umbreon and Sylveon...
He is really weak sadly. He could have been good - Sambazing
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
Excuse me? Popplio is one of the best competitive starters of all time. - InklingSethO
Everyone hates this bastard
You all bashed it, but it's the best starter of alola in competitive. Also Primarina is just so beautiful and overall very likable. - Rue
Not everyone hates Popplio! Me and my brother like him! In fact, we have plushies of Rowlet and Popplio!
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