Best Pokemon Starters by 8 Generations

Best Pokemon Starters by 8 Generations

The kids from the ’90s remember Pokemon Cartoon. When Ash Ketchum used to appear with his favorite Pokemon Pikachu. Due to the immense success of cartoons, Nintendo also launched Pokemon Games.

There are 809 Pokemons in total but Starter pokemon have a special place in our hearts. In this article, We will discuss the complete list of all starter pokemon according to their generations. Only the core series will be discussed here but we will add the side games as well later.

Bulbasaur / Charmander / Squirtle

Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle

Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, FireRed, and LeafGreen

These are the most historic of all the pokemon starters. They were found originally in the Kanto region. Pokemon Red, Green, and Blue are Charmander,  Bulbasaur, and Squirtle respectively.

It was one of the most difficult and important decisions who should be selected? Water type, Grass or Fire? No matter which Pokemon you choose, your competitor selected the mere opposite. I am sure you enjoyed traveling in Kanto with your Pokemon Starter.
The first game played on Twitch with 1.1 Million Players at the same time as Pokemon Red (Yes, They played together on twitch)

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Pikachu

Pikachu

Pokemon Yellow

In 1998, Pokemon Yellow was released and it took the Pokemon lovers on their next adventure with the new pokemon starter i.e Pikachu. Everyone knows about this electrical mouse. Even your Dad must know about Pikachu.

As the time has passed, you can see that he has changed a lot in these 22 years. Now, He looks like a cute rabbit creature.

You can refresh your memory of the Pokemon Yellow on the Latest version Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Pokemon Let’s GO Eevee.

Chikorita / Cyndaquil / Totodile

Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile

Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Welcome to Gen 2, 100 new Pokemon starters were added with Cyndaquil, Totodile and Chikorita in the Generation 2 Pokemon.

New region Joho was introduced with the release of Pokemon Gold and Silver. Not only that, but many new features were added as well.

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Treecko / Torchic / Mudkip

Treecko - Torchic  - Mudkip

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire brought the series to Generation 3, adding 135 new Pokémon and 3 new starters to choose from.

Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire was introduced in 2002 with Generation 3 Pokemon. There were 135 new pokemon added and you could select 1 starter from the list of 3 starters.

Again, A new region named Hoenn was added in this game with some advanced features. All these features were not available in any other Pokemon game before.

Turtwig / Chimchar / Piplup

Turtwig- Chimchar- Piplup

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl was the first main series that can be played on Nintendo DS. Generation 4 was introduced in this game and 107 pokemon were added in the Pokedex. Also, You were definitely like the new region Sinnoh.

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Snivy / Tepig / Oshawott

Snivy - Tepig - Oshawott

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black and White were released in 2010. After completing the main story you were rewarded with the national Pokedex. Again, There was a new region Unova for you.

Among all the Pokemon Starters, I used to choose fire type pokemon Tepig. I prefer grass type pokemon before it.

Chespin / Fennekin / Froakie

Chespin - Fennekin - Froakie

Pokémon X and Y

Pokemon X and Y was released in 2013, You could select a pokemon starter from Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie each of them had different features. 

Like previous Pokemon Series, You found new regions to explore i.e Kalos and Hoenn.

Rowlet / Litten / Popplio

Rowlet -Litten - Popplio

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokemon sun and moon were released at the end of 2016. It has the 3 starters i.e Rowlet (An owl), Litten (a Cat) and Popplio (A seal). You can select any of them as your starter. 

Like every new Pokemon Game you get a new region. Pokemon Sun and Moon also provide you the new region called Alola to explore.

There are other Pokemon that you can catch including Mudbray and Toucannon.

Grookey / Scorbunny / Sobble

Grookey / Scorbunny / Sobble

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Pokemon Sword and Shield was released on Nintendo Switch in November 2019, It had a lot of changes in it and the staters of this game are the icons of the main series.

Also, 8th Generation was introduced in this game.