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Many people will agree that Pokémon formed a large part of their childhood and it would never have been the same if it were not for this incredible game series.
Many people will also agree that they keenly and with huge excitement look up to what a new Pokémon region will introduce, what it’s characters would look like, what new Pokémon are gonna be included, how strong the new gym leaders and champions would be and most of all what the new starters would be.
A starter Pokémon is the most essential part of your Pokémon journey and the first official Pokémon that you get to pick. Picking a starter can be the choice of life and death for dem serious gamers and let’s admit it most people choose their starters judging on the fact that how cool or ferocious it looks.
There have been 7 regions so far and below are their names along with their starters
There have been many debates from the past decade or so about which starters are better than the others,
And today I am here to talk to you about the top 10 starters that I think are the strongest competitively based on their stats and abilities. So let’s start:
Note: The ranking is not in any particular order, I mean the 10th one isn’t the worst and neither is the 1st one the best, they’re all equally amazing:
No 10: Venusaur
The first ever grass starter and according to me the strongest one of the lot. I especially love this Pokémon because of various factors it has a cool design, awesome stats, the best starter to use in Pokémon fire-red and leaf-green and has a pretty dope mega evolution.
It was pretty good, even before the Kalos region but after getting its own mega evolution it literally turns into a ferocious TANK! Along with its new ability and its wide move pool its UNSTOPPABLE…
No 9: Empoleon
Empoleon, the Pokémon who went from a cute chick into an absolute powerhouse!
This strong penguin Pokémon was the starter of everyone’s favorite region: Sinnoh. I was ecstatic when I got to know that this Pokémon was as much loved by others as it is by me.
First of all, is its design that is the definition of totally dope with its trident shaped face and the claws on its hands. It was literally destined to be a strong boi. Along with its high speed and special attack stats. It’s a total whiz banger!
No 8: Infernape
The fire-ape Pokémon, there is literally no con you can find in ma boi! It was an awesome starter in the games with its wide move pool, awesome design and killer stats.
But after the massive showdown of ash’s Infernape vs. Paul’s Electivire in the anime, People literally went bananas over it, And from what I’ve heard it also has a mythological/legendary origin. See man, you ain’t got no reason to not like it.
No 7: Serperior
The snake Pokémon who is loved like me by a lot of people around the globe, this Pokémon is really, really great,
Starting from snivy to servine and then finally to Serperior, Everything is perfect, With its unique serpent-like design to it’s cool stats, Overall, it’s a pretty solid Pokémon and an amazing choice for your unovan journey!
No 6: Swampert
The strong and stocky water starter for the Hoenn region and the one Pokémon who’s mega evolution turns it into something MUSCULAR!
This Pokémon has the strongest duo typing there is that being water/ground, and along with all that it’s stats just turn it into something you cannot refuse to pick at the start of the game.
Now coming over to its mega evolution let me just say that I was down after seeing it and loved the part in the original mega evolution video in which it splashes out of the water and gives Mega Charizard X a well-aimed punch in the face. GO TEAM SWAMPERT!!
No 5: Charizard
The fire-dragon Pokémon and the one which many people choose for their kanto journeys, even though it is considered the worst one for it seeing the fact that you’re gonna have a hard time defeating the first gym leader Brock , with his geodudes and onix.
But if we push that aside, then I have to agree that it is an amazing Pokémon by all means.
And with its two mega evolutions, Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y.
You’ve got an infinite range of choices you can make with it, While Mega Charizard X gives it a strong dragon type ability along with fire Mega Charizard Y powers up its fire/flying type by boosting its stats and giving it a more fearsome look. Overall, This Pokémon is amazing!
No 4: Sceptile
The Gecko Pokémon which is also super strong, from it’s cool and crisp design to its wide range of moves and its amazing mega evolution.
Like Infernape there is literally no weakness with it and the anime has also portrayed it in an amazing light first showing ash’s Sceptile that pulls off incredible victories against types that it’s weak to and then showing sawyer’s sceptile which always put’s ash’s greninja into a heap of trouble even though it manages to throw them off.
Sceptile is a Pokémon that is true genius and nothing you say will make me dislike it!!
No 3: Samurott
The ferocious samurai Pokémon who draws long sword out of its hands and slays his enemies with ‘em. This Pokémon is an underrated one even though all of it’s stages are awesome. From cute oshawott, to cool dewott and finally to the fearsome samurai samurott. This dude is a helluva serious fighter!!
No 2: Primarina
The fairy/water Pokémon, okay so I know that some of you are gonna disagree with me on this one but hear me out fellas. I myself am no big of a fan of Primarina than I am of Decidueye or Incineroar but the reason it’s better is because of its unusually strong typing of water/fairy making it a powerhouse that none could have dreamed it of becoming. And it’s got access to so many different types of moves that it’s bound to make one’s opponent cry for mercy. Even though it’s technically impossible in Pokémon ; )
No 1: Greninja
The water ninja Pokémon and one that I have loved from the moment I set my eyes on it. Even though froakie and frogadier don’t make people die for ‘em. Greninja surely does, I mean just take a look at these GOD LIKE STATS!!! 160 attack along with 121 speed is too awesome to not notice.
Other than that, the anime also went out of its way to increase the popularity of greninja by introducing Ash-Greninja, A form that allowed greninja to reach the level and power of legendaries.
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