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There have been a lot of Pokémon games over the years and multiple generations with different starter Pokémon for each of the regions. But one thing that came into my head the other day was: which starter Pokémon is the best out of all of them? So I decided to do some digging and look up the base stats of all the starter Pokémon in their final evolution. For the stats, I got them from Bulbapedia. So that’s what this showdown is based upon. And now, without further delay, the Pokémon Starter Showdown!
|Starter Name||Generation/Game||Type||HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Attack||Sp. Defense||Speed||Total|
|Venusaur||1 (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow)||Grass||80||82||83||100||100||80||525|
|Charizard||1 (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow)||Fire||78||84||78||109||85||100||534|
|Blastoise||1 (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow)||Water||79||83||100||85||105||78||530|
|Meganium||2 (Gold/Silver, Crystal)||Grass||80||82||100||83||100||80||525|
|Typhlosion||2 (Gold/Silver, Crystal)||Fire||78||84||78||109||85||100||534|
|Feraligatr||2 (Gold/Silver, Crystal)||Water||85||105||100||79||83||78||530|
|Sceptile||3 (Ruby/Sapphire, Emerald)||Grass||70||85||65||105||85||120||530|
|Blaziken||3 (Ruby/Sapphire, Emerald)||Fire||80||120||70||110||70||80||530|
|Swampert||3 (Ruby/Sapphire, Emerald)||Water||100||110||90||85||90||60||535|
This is not listed in order of strength from strongest to weakest, but rather by generation. I actually found it really interesting because a lot of the starters have the same total score. Generally speaking, the fire type had the highest score, the water type was second, and the grass type was last. That is not to say that there were not others of those types who outranked the others. I did include Pikachu, as that’s an exception to the three starter Pokémon, as a shout-out to the anime series. Not to mention it was in Let’s Go, Pikachu! alongside Eevee, so both are included in this. I also included Arceus, as while they might be the same as Gen 5, the dual-typing is different.
I generally just go with whichever starter Pokémon I like the look of better, granted I try to find the other ones at some point during the game. Either by surprise or link trading.
What starter Pokémon is your favorite? Or what type of Pokémon is your preference?
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