Every gamer who plays Pokémon has their own idea of which starter Pokémon are the best. It doesn’t matter which Pokémon video games are your favorite, you prefer Pokémon starters. At the start of each Pokémon game, players are given a choice of three adorable partners for their adventures in Pokéland. Fans may think that all Pokémon are beautiful, but some of these little guys know how to dig deeper into their hearts than the others.
From the original to Pokémon Sun and Moon, there have been a ton of starter Pokémon, including fan favorites like Bulbasaur and Squirtle. It’s time to join them in the battle for the best starter Pokemon and decide once and for all which ones are the most useful to have in your Poke Ball. Celebrating 7 generations of Pokémon, we believe these are the best starter Pokémon.
Froakie (Japanese: Keromatsu) is a Water-type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VI. He evolves into Frogadier from level 16, which evolves into Greninja from level 36. Along with Chespin and Fennekin, Froakie is one of the three starter Pokémon of Kalos available at the start of Pokémon X and Y. Along with Chespin, Fennekin, Xerneas and Yveltal, Froakie was the first Generation VI Pokémon revealed to the public on January 8, 2013, as part of the Pokémon Direct broadcast.
Treecko (Japanese: Kimori) is a Grass-type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation III. He evolves into Grovyle from level 16, which evolves into Sceptile from level 36. Along with Torchic and Mudkip, Treecko is one of three Hoenn starter Pokémon available at the start of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha sapphire.
Torchic is a Pokémon and is one of three Hoenn starter Pokémon. The other two are Treecko and Mudkip. Torchic’s name comes from “Torch” and “Chick”. It evolves into Combusken at Level 16 and into Blaziken at Level 36. Torchic is a Fire Pokemon, but Combusken is a Fighting Pokemon.
7. Mud chicken
Mudkip is a Pokémon and is one of the three starting Pokémon in Hoenn. The other two are Treecko and Torchic. Its name comes from mudskipper, a type of fish that jumps through the mud when a lake runs dry. He evolves into Marshtomp at Level 16 and Swampert at Level 36.
Totodile is a small crocodile-like Pokémon, a fictional creature that appears in the Pokémon games. Along with Chikorita and Cyndaquil, he is a second-generation starter Pokemon. Totodile is of the Water type and is mainly found in moist places. He has blue skin and some red protrusions on his back and tail. Totodile can evolve twice. At level 18, he evolves into a Croconaw. This Pokémon is slightly bigger, more powerful, and a bit meaner looking. Croconaw is generally quite strong. Croconaw is also evolving again. At level 30, Croconaw evolves into a Feraligator. Feraligator is bigger than an average human. With his large jaws and powerful water attacks, he can easily defeat his enemies. Feraligator is the final stage of Totodile.
Cyndaquil (Japanese: Hinoarashi) is a Fire-type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation II. He evolves into Quilava from level 14, which evolves into Typhlosion from level 36. In Hisui, he evolves into Quilava from level 17, which evolves into Hisuian Typhlosion from level 36. Along with Chikorita and Totodile, Cyndaquil is one of the three starter Pokémon of Johto available at the start of Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver. He also acts as one of the three starters for the Hisui region in Legends: Arceus alongside Rowlet and Oshawott.
Eevee is a Pokémon species in the Nintendo and Game Freak Pokémon franchise. Created by Motofumi Fujiwara, he first appeared in the Pokémon Red and Blue video games. He later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles, animations and print adaptations of the franchise. It would become the game mascot and starter Pokémon for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Bulbasaur is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon species in the Nintendo and Game Freak Pokémon franchise. It is the first in the franchise’s monster index, a so-called Pokédex. Bulbasaur, designed by Atsuko Nishida, made its debut in Pocket Monsters: Red and Green (Pokémon Red and Blue outside Japan) as a starter Pokémon. He has since reappeared in subsequent sequels, spin-off games, related merchandise, and animated and print adaptations of the franchise.
Known in Japan as Zenigame, Squirtle is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak’s Pokémon franchise. It was designed by Atsuko Nishida. Its name was changed from Zenigame to Squirtle during the English localization of the series to give it a “clever and descriptive name”. His name is made up of squir- from squirt and -tle from Turtle. In the cartoons, Squirtle is voiced in Japanese by Rikako Aikawa and in the English localization by Eric Stuart, and later Michele Knotz. Squirtle never evolved in the anime for reasons never really explained by the creators.
Charmander, known in Japan as Hitokage, is a Pokémon species in the Pokémon franchise of Nintendo and Game Freak. Created by Atsuko Nishida, Charmander first appeared in the Pokémon Red and Blue video games and subsequent sequels, and later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles, and various films, cartoons, and print adaptations of the franchise. The tip of a Charmander’s tail burns with a flame, and the flame’s size reflects both the individual’s physical health and emotions. He is known as the Lizard Pokémon.