Top Ten Starter Pokemon
Currently, there are eight generations of Pokémon games out there. Each generation allows the choice of three Pokémon (with the exception of Yellow Version). With so many to choose from, which might you pick to be among the top ten starter Pokemon?
We have a convenient list of all 25 starter Pokémon from all eight generations of the Pokémon franchise (no, I did not include Eevee from Let’s Go Eevee).
Now I will attempt to rank the top ten starter Pokemon, starting with #10:
Froakie basically made the list because of his final evolution, Greninja. I may be incredibly biased on this, but I believe the earlier generations had the superior choices of starting Pokémon, as you will start to see on this list.
Grookey was introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch. It is a rocking Grass-type moneky. It evolves into the big Grillaboom, a drumming gorilla. Overall not a bad Pokémon and one of my favorites in the later generations.
Cyndaquil is the fire type starter in Gold, Silver, and Crystal versions. I have always enjoyed the fire type Pokémon, and the final evolution of Typhlosion is always a powerful ally to have on your squad.
Chikorita is a cute grass-type, also from Generation II. Chikorita has definitely held up over the years as a good starter Pokémon.
Mudkip debuted in the Generation III games Ruby and Sapphire. Mudkip is a water-type that finishes off as a water/ground type upon final evolution.
Bulbasaur is a classic from the original Red and Blue games. Pokémon No. 1 in the National Dex, Bulbasaur was always a great choice as a starter, especially for beginners as you can fly through the first two gyms in Kanto with Bulbasaur’s grass-type moves. Bulbasaur also had the luxury of reaching final evolution at level 32, as opposed to level 36 of the other starters.
Totodile was the water-type choice in Generation II. Totodile had a strong mix of special type water moves as well as having a powerful attack stat, especially after reaching the ferocious final evolution of Feraligator.
Squirtle is a cool Pokémon all around. The water type starter in Gen I, Squirtle had a strong defense stat and was able to learn some powerful water type moves, that were especially strong after reaching the final evolution of Blastoise.
The series’ mascot, Pikachu, received his own game in Gen I after the popularity of the anime grew. Pikachu was Ash’s main Pokémon and became loved by millions, prompting the release of the Red and Blue spin-off, Yellow version. Pikachu’s electric type moves became a classic staple in the world of Pokémon.
And finally number one on my list, Charmander. Charmander is the fire type starter in Generation 1 and proved to be a powerful ally. Charmander’s final evolution is Charizard, who is one of the most powerful and most popular Pokémon you can raise in any of the main games while also being featured on the cover of Pokémon red version.