Top 10 Starter Pokemon

#5 - Bulbasaur

Most of you Bulbasaur was coming, but you probably didn't think it would be ranked as low as fifth on our list. Even though it's in the top five, many of you might think it should be ranked even higher. I understand why, since it's the very first Pokemon and was apart of the nostalgic first generation, but I just couldn't rank it any higher. Well... I guess it could be justifiably fourth, but I think this is a better spot. It might be the worst ranked Kanto Starter listed, but it's also the highest ranked Grass-Type Pokemon on the list. I'm sure that doesn't feel too bad.

Bulbasaur is an awesome Pokemon, much like any Pokemon from the first Generation. Unfortunately for it, and much like how Mudkip feels, it had to be released with Squirtle and Charmander as its counterpart Starter Pokemon. Bulbasaur will always be a popular Pokemon, but it doesn't compare to Squirtle or Charmander... It just doesn't.

Bulbasaur's popularity began with a great design (it's a cute little grass dinosaur) and a good typing. It had the easiest path through the first couple of Gym Leaders in Pokemon Red and Blue (and later in Pokemon FireRed and Pokemon LeafGreen), but it had difficult time with the later and better Gym Leaders; it also did pretty good with the first ever Elite Four. That didn't really matter though, since Bulbasaur was really the third choice when choosing your Starter Pokemon; most Gamers would rather have had a Blastoise or Charizard as their lead.

When it comes to its final evolution, Venusaur, it's decent at best. Venusaur really just couldn't match up to Blastoise and Charizard. It did okay in competitive play, but its Mega Evolution is now the popular choice. Mega Venusaur is one of the better defensive toxic stallers, which is where its niche is.

Bulbasaur might be the third best Kanto Starter, but it's still one of the best Starters there is.

Posted: 13th May 2015 by Warrior13
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