The 10 Best Starter Pokemon

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It’s undeniable that Pokemon’s popularity is unwavering. Despite a couple of rocky moments in recent entries in the last few years, there is little slowing the series down. Ranking Pokemon is always fun, but ranking the best starter Pokemon seems like a great place to start.

Almost every mainline entry begins with you choosing a Pokemon that will be your very first companion on your journey. Many times, they’ll be with you until the very end.

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Because of the very nature of picking your starter Pokemon, a lot of love is felt for most of these creatures. Even some of the least popular have their own diehard fans. You don’t wanna cross a passionate Chikorita stan. When attempting to choose the best starter Pokemon, it can come down to a few factors.

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Litten is pretty damn cute. Who knew it would grow up to become a fearsome fighting beast that looks like a Fire and Fighting-type but isn’t. That’s right, Litten’s final form, ​​Incineroar is Fire and Dark – a deadly combo.

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LITTEN

Popplio is arguably the least popular of the starters from Pokemon Sun and Moon. The design is too on the nose and silly, but underneath its underwhelming exterior lies some surprising power. Its final form, Primarina, is a Water and Fairy-type which is a nice change of pace for the starter series.

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POPPLIO

Bulbasaur is easily the least popular of the three Kanto starters, but he’s still one of the best starter Pokemon because of his evolution line’s poison abilities. Bulbasaur was also designed last in his evolution line, which is a fun fact. Artist Atsuko Nishida designed Venasaur first and worked backward.

BULBASAUR

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TORCHIC

Torchic is an adorable bird type that’s final form falls into the sometimes dreaded Fire/Fighting type. As overdone as that is with Fire-type starters, it works extremely well for Torchic’s final form Blaziken.

Water Pokemon have always hated the Electric-type. That is until little Mudkip came along. While Mudkip is weak to electricity, his next two evolutions are Water and Ground-type. While that makes him super weak to Grass moves, that becomes his only weakness.

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MUDKIP

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