In the Pokémon series, choosing a starter is the first step in a trainer’s journey. The choices are normally divided into three categories: Grass, Fire, and Water. Each of the eight Pokémon regions has its own starter species. And most of them are very cute in their basic, pre-evolve states. While choosing a starter solely on the basis of appearance can lead to type conflicts in battle later on. Choosing a companion who a trainer finds personally appealing will make the journey through the Pokémon region more enjoyable.


There are currently 25 starter Pokémon available, including the electric mouse Pikachu. Some starters, such as Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle; have a special place in the hearts of fans due to their long-term contributions to the Pokémon franchise. Others, such as the Galarian starters, have only been with the series for a short time. And are still establishing a fan base. Despite this, in comparison to previous generations, recent regions such as Galar and Alola have had some especially cute starters to pair up with.


Tepig is a Fire-starter Pokémon from Pokémon Black and White’s Unova field. The tiny pig is one of the most disappointing additions to the starter list, since it is probably the least likeable of all Fire-type starts. Tepig grows up to become Emboar, a Fire/Fighting-type Pokémon. Tepig’s design is forgettable and easy to overlook as a starter, particularly when there are other cute Unova region starter options.


With instance, the Sinnoh area had a difficult time. For Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Chimchar is the Fire-type starter. The tiny monkey lacks the endearing qualities of other ape-like Pokémon. Chimchar is creepier than adorable, with giant ears, long arms, and a front lip/snout that hides its gestures. Its final form isn’t any better. Infernape is yet another Fire/Fighting-type final starter development, and its uninteresting nature blends in with Primeape, Simisear, Simisage, and Simipour, among other monkey-inspired Pokémon.

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Totodile is the Johto region’s Water-type starter in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. It was inspired by crocodiles, isn’t the cutest starter, but that’s okay in this situation. Totodile is a fearsome creature. Even in its most simple form; with a mouthful of sharp teeth and spines running down its back; it also appears strong. This starter is ideal for those who prefer a frightening partner to a fuzzy one.



Treecko is the Hoenn region’s Grass-type starter in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. The tiny gecko-inspired friend, like Totodile, foregoes a cute presence in favour of a more elegant demeanour. The majestic Sceptile is Treecko’s final creation, a towering, bobble-covered beast that resembles a dinosaur in appearance.

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