Top 10 Starters in the   Pokémon Franchise


Top 10 Starters in the Pokémon Franchise

Abhimannu Das
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Here are our rankings for the top ten Starter Pokemon of all time.
We ranked the starters based on their maximum potential after you get their appropriate evolutions.

Starter   Pokémon play a significant role in the   Pokémon games, as they are the first companions trainers receive on their journey. Each starter   Pokémon offers unique qualities, and the choice of your initial partner can greatly influence your in-game experience. Here are the top 10 starter   Pokémon from different generations, each with its own charm and characteristics. The list is ranked based on themaximum potential of the starters after you evolve them.

Top 10 strongest starter Pokemon of all time

Charizard (Generation I - Kanto)


Charizard is a Fire/Flying-type   Pokémon and the final evolution of Charmander. It's renowned for its majestic appearance, fiery breath, and incredible power. Many trainers fondly remember Charizard as their first choice in the classic   Pokémon Red and Blue games. Its powerful Fire-type moves like Flamethrower make it a formidable battler, and its design embodies the essence of a dragon.

Blaziken (Generation III - Hoenn)


Blaziken, the Fire/Fighting-type   Pokémon, is the final evolution of Torchic. It's a fascinating blend of martial arts and fire-based attacks. Its signature move, Blaze Kick, is a testament to its fiery prowess. Blaziken's unique dual typing and versatility in battles have made it a fan favorite, especially in   Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Torterra (Generation IV - Sinnoh)


Turtwig's final evolution, Torterra, is a Grass/Ground-type   Pokémon that stands out for its remarkable design. It resembles a giant turtle with a small ecosystem on its back, featuring a miniature forest. This combination of elements makes Torterra not only an intriguing   Pokémon but also a potent battler. Its dual typing offers strengths against various opponents.

Greninja (Generation VI - Kalos)


Froakie, the Water-type starter, evolves into Greninja, a Water/Dark-type   Pokémon. Greninja's speed and ninja-like abilities are captivating. Its signature move, Water Shuriken, exemplifies its swift and precise attacks. Greninja became an instant sensation in   Pokémon X and Y, and its distinctive design and swift battling style have made it an enduring favorite.

Infernape (Generation IV - Sinnoh)


Chimchar's final form, Infernape, is a Fire/Fighting-type   Pokémon. It combines the fiery spirit of a martial artist with the agility and battle prowess of a fighter. Infernape is known for its speed and power, with moves like Flare Blitz and Close Combat. It quickly became a fan-favorite in   Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

Sceptile (Generation III - Hoenn)


Sceptile, the final evolution of Treecko, is a Grass-type   Pokémon celebrated for its swift and agile nature. Its design, resembling a tree-lizard hybrid, is both unique and captivating. Sceptile's signature move, Leaf Blade, reflects its grace and power in battles. It was a popular choice among trainers in   Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Decidueye (Generation VII - Alola)


Rowlet, the Grass/Flying-type starter in the Alola region, evolves into Decidueye, a Ghost/Grass-type   Pokémon. Decidueye's design is inspired by archers and owls, which makes it stand out. Its signature move, Spirit Shackle, reflects its ghostly attributes. The Alola region introduced a unique twist to starter   Pokémon by giving them a secondary type upon evolution, adding depth to the gameplay.

Samurott (Generation V - Unova)


Samurott, the final evolution of Oshawott, is a Water-type   Pokémon with a samurai-inspired design. This Water-type powerhouse embodies grace and strength in its battles. Its signature move, Razor Shell, complements its elegant fighting style. Samurott left a lasting impression on trainers in   Pokémon Black and White.

Typhlosion (Generation II - Johto)


Typhlosion, the final evolution of Cyndaquil, is a Fire-type   Pokémon known for its raw power and fiery eruptions. The Johto region's starter   Pokémon made a strong impact in   Pokémon Gold and Silver, and Typhlosion's simplicity and strength endeared it to many trainers.

Empoleon (Generation IV - Sinnoh)


Empoleon, the final evolution of Piplup, is a Water/Steel-type   Pokémon. It boasts a regal and powerful design, resembling a penguin with a trident-like beak. Empoleon's unique dual typing offers strategic advantages in battles. It's a symbol of strength and elegance and was a standout choice for trainers in   Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

These ten starter   Pokémon represent the strongest  Pokémon that you can get as a  Pokémon trainer. While you do need to put in the work and get experience points to make them reach their fullest potential, they can hold their own in any fight to help you become a  Pokémon Master.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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