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

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.

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

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.

3 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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?

8 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.

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

He is awesome

9 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

10 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

The Contenders

11 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

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!

12 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

13 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.

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

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?

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

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!

18 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

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

Kitten is good if you know how to use it, which isn’t hard

Incineroar ruined it, enough said.

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

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

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

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

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.

21 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.

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

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.

23 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.

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!

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

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

25 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

26 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

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

He's actually good. - KalloFox34

Terrible design

Donkey idiot

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

Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ

Worst starter ever, do not choose - Radar

31 Gible

Not a starter

32 Scorbunny

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!

33 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

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

Hot

35 Frogadier
36 Poliwag Poliwag, known in Japan as Nyoromo, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ

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

37 Growlithe Growlithe, known in Japan as Gardie, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ

of course

38 Torracat

HE SUCKS HE CRIGE

39 Shinx Shinx, known in Japan as Kolink, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Not a starter. - POKEGAMERZ

It's technically a starter in Pokemon GLAZED

40 Dartrix

It looks SOOO cringe. Another leaked Pokémon.

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

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

42 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.

43 Grookey

How is Scorbunny of all things here? That Pokemon is adorable. Grookey, on the other hand, is HIDEOUS. - KalloFox34

44 Sobble

Not as bad as Grookey, but still awful. - KalloFox34

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