Top 10 Starter Pokemon

#9 - Mudkip

Mudkip is a pretty unique Pokemon, and I think this spot is a good place for Mudkip to rank. It could have been ranked higher, but it has to go up against two of the better Starter Pokemon out there with the other two Hoenn Starters, Treecko and Torchic. How good those two overall are, really bring down Mudkip's potential. What might seem as a curse, however, is also a blessing for Mudkip. If it had been released in any other generation of Pokemon, it might not have made the cut. Let's face, the Hoenn Generation was one of the more popular generations of Pokemon.

Mudkip has a pretty good design. It's not the best, nor is close to Torchic's or Treecko's, but it's still pretty good. Not too many of the other starters can say they look better than those two, and the same goes for Mudkip.

Mudkip, unlike Torchic and Treecko, was the best choice as the Starter Pokemon for the games it was released in, since it fared so well against the Gym Leaders and Elite Four. These games include Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, and the same remains true for the remakes Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire. Many young gamers needed a starter that would ensure easier victories, which helped boost Mudkip.

Mudkip, for many years, wasn't anything great in competitive play, mainly due to its final evolution. Swampert had decent power, but it was too slow to do anything significant; it didn't compare with Blaziken, or even Sceptile. However, that all changed with the creation of Mega Evolutions. Mega Swampert has amazing power, and it can double its speed in rain (which makes it incredibly fast). It's pretty darn good.

Mudkip has to compete with a lot (and their names are Torchic and Treecko), but luckily for it, it was a given the priviledge of good typing and a pretty good Mega Evolution. It is because of these that it even broke the top ten.

Posted: 13th May 2015 by Warrior13
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