Worst Starter PokemonThe worst starters in the main series, the six off of the list are the best.
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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
It's sad to that this is so weak. It is even sadder since I really like the design of it's evolution.
He Kills Me...V 8 Comments
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'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
Outclassed. Everything about it is outclassed.V 19 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
Pikachu isn't even a starterV 2 Comments
He is creepy and when someone calls you a Pignite it's not a compliment.
I love tepid but I HATE ember
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
Snivy looks kinda cool. Servine looks great. I HATE SERPERIORV 7 Comments
In my opinion, piplup is nothing but a brat! Just as bad as stupid mudkip!
He is awesome
Piplup is adorable
Not true piplulp is awesome
His evolutions is super ugly the designs are not good
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.
Very bad. Awful design. Weak against most pokemon in the gen.
Got a problem with it
Ear hair... are you kidding me Game freak?
What the fxxk Is thisV 1 Comment
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.
I only chose it for my every starter try out.Never Changing Fennekin though,she literally helped me 1 shot last gym's team.Woop woop Fennekin rocks,no hate neededV 4 Comments
He evolves into something that looks like a penis - Reaper_Red
I choose it and dominated the elite 4.
He is the best
Am I mad bro, YES I AM! TORCHIC IS THE BEST HOENN STARTER DESIGN WISE WHEN IT EVOLVES TO BLAZIKEN AND DOMINATES HOENN GYMS!V 2 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?
So overrated and evokes into some Christmas tree geeko
Whoever put Treecko on this list?
I will find you.
And I will battle you.
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
Bulbasaur is the worst pokemon ever maybe a bit cute
What in the hell?! He's underrated! Bulbasaur is the reason we HAVE pokemon! idiots!
He sucks.V 2 Comments
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
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...
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?
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.
Most Horrible Pokémon in my opinion
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!
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
ROWLET IS good U FOKIN NUUBS IT IS BETTA THEN CHIKOBITCHA.
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