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what is the best starter Pokemon?

kapamikey asks:
Added May 15th 2010, ID #150395

what is the best starter Pokemon?

Help because I'm getting the game soon and I want to make sure I don't have to start again because I chose the wrong one.

I'm looking at Cyndaquil would that be right?

Comment:(May 16 2010) in pokemon pearl I had found turtwig the grass type pokemon was the best does the best or "easiest" pokemon for the game change alot?


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Forgoten_Scars answered:
Added 16th May 2010, ID #329681

Well, it's hard to say what's a wrong Pokemon and what the best starter would be, seeing as everyone that plays the game has a different opinion. I could give you a rough rundown of the starter Pokemon, to help you see the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Chikorita, would be the first to go over with this. Through it, you get the Pokemon line of Chikorita, Bayleef, and Meganium. Now this one would probably be for those seeking a challenge in the game, seeing as it's type puts it at a disadvantage in the first few gyms. Pick it if you're a fan of grass and just want something of a challenge out of the game.

Totodile would be the second to look at. Through it, you get the Pokemon line of Totodile, Croconaw, and Feraligatr. Some may argue that this is the best looking set of Pokemon out of the starter but it's really more of a neutral path, when talking about difficulty. There are a lot of water types in this game so the Pokemon you have would be put up against a lot of the same, making damage taken and received small.

Lastly would be Cyndaquil. Through it, you get the Pokemon line of Cyndaquil, Quilava, and Typhlosion. An obvious fan favorite, it makes it a little bit easier to get through the game if you chose this Pokemon as your starter. Fire types have strong attacks, and this would be a Pokemon for someone just wishing to speed through the game.

That's really all I can say. Hope you take this information and make the right choice.

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Guest said: 8th Oct 2016 | REPORT
Tododile is good because he could learn ice type moves and that helps by the champion is weak to it
Guest said: 21st Jan 2017 | REPORT
Guest said: 18th Mar 2017 | REPORT
no! cyndaquil is the best because i one shot ko the chapions pokemon and the elite fou members
Guest said: 15th Jun 2017 | REPORT
Cyndaquil can also learn awsome attacks when reaching s final evolution. It can learn flame thrower, lava plume, and solar beam (give power herb to your starter in order to do solar beam without wasting a turn). The fourth move could be of your chioce since solar beam takes care of all of your weaknesses.

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Volke answered:
Added 16th May 2010, ID #329661

Cyndaquil is my personal favourite choice, as good Fire types are difficult to come by for the majority of the game. Arcanine and Ninetails aren't choices because you can't get Fire Stones until you reach Kanto. Totodile is just as good as Cyndaquil, with the difference being there are several other Water types available early on in the game that you can use instead.

Chikorita is the worst of the three. Not a bad Pokemon, but it has quite a boring movepool and Grass types really aren't that useful until you've reached Kanto, and even then only to extent (and also nothing much that a Water type and an Electric type can't handle).


ririjh answered:
Added 16th May 2010, ID #329675

No, cyndaquil has many weeknesses the best is chikorita

InvertAlpha answered:
Added 21st May 2010, ID #329860

In response to rirjh, Chikorita has more weaknesses than Cyndiquil.

Cynidiquil: Water, Ground, Rock
Chikorita: Ice, Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire

Guest answered:
Added 22nd Oct 2010, ID #362390

i'd say totidile because it is good all around in stats and it makes it easy to beat all the gyms. i mean i did it

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Guest said: 9th Aug 2014 | REPORT
Totodile cuz it learns a wide range of moves like ice fang, hydro pump, crunch, superpower. Obviously one of the better picks but starters r there to help u start the game so... They rnt OP compared to others that u can catch
Guest answered:
Added 20th Dec 2010, ID #374213

yah deffinately cyndiquil to get an easy game

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Guest said: 1st Sep 2016 | REPORT
I think cyndaquil is the best because when your Cyndaquil becomes a Typlosion, while other pokemon learn fire blitz or something, Ryplosion learns eruption which is a pretty powerful fire type move. I also like Cyndaquil because it cute
Guest answered:
Added 12th Jan 2011, ID #380410

chikorita sucks totodile is okay while cyndaquil rocks !!!

Guest answered:
Added 21st Feb 2011, ID #388550

Cyndaquil is the best starter Pokemon because when it is a typhloision it gets to know a strong move blast burn going on quilava is cool!

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Guest said: 9th Mar 2016 | REPORT
All of them can learn a move like this. In fact, the move you are talking about sucks because you can't move the turn after you use it.
Guest said: 12th Feb 2017 | REPORT
Neither can you with the other moves...
Guest answered:
Added 13th Mar 2011, ID #392282

II got the game a month ago and I chose Cyndaquil. I LOVE Qualava so I have a lvl 59 Qualava because I don't really like typhoosion. But Cyndaquil has weaknesses all Pokemon do but I foound cyndaquil to be the best. My friends have the game and we all picked diffrent Pokemon as I chose cyndalquil and my friends think that it is the best. Hope this helps Smile

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Guest said: 14th Jun 2012 | REPORT
spiritomb dont have a weakness
Guest said: 12th Feb 2017 | REPORT
fairy, (Gen 6)
Added 8th Jul 2011, ID #419951

Ill give you a good idea what to teach your Cyndiquill all the way till the elite four.

Cyndaquil wrecks everything,exspecily when it learns ember at like lv10!

When it learns flame wheel youll probally be using that more.

The next good move I reccon will be a long keeper is probally swift,I know some might reject it but is gaurnted not to miss!

Lava plume ends a fight with in seconds,it is killer in Clairs gym.And I just love the animation for it.

When you get Typlosion get it to learn Blast burn,youll problly keep this till at lest Kanto.

Youll have to get your Typlosion to learn Flame thrower b4 you face the elite 4!

Guest answered:
Added 9th Jul 2011, ID #420184

So you have a fire,water and grass I had the grass and no I had the water no and I had the fire and it was amasing so I would pick fire because I had all of them if you ge the water or grass type you should start over fast.

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Mckenna396 said: 9th Jul 2011 | REPORT
lpham1 answered:
Added 15th Apr 2012, ID #499114

I really like Cyndaquil because it evloves into Typhlosion, but I suggest getting Tododile and then catch a Pidgey. Pidgey is very easy to level up and if you pick a water type starter your rival will pick a grass type. Flying is super effective against grass.
If you pick Cyndaquil and you want a Pokemon just as strong as Feraligatr just go capture a Gyrados.If your going to pick Tododile and get pidgey be sure to get a ground type Pokemon( I learn that the hard way).

Guest answered:
Added 24th Jun 2012, ID #517924

Cyndaquil is cool thoght but that will be keeping you away from getting charmander

Guest answered:
Added 26th Aug 2012, ID #535005

Tododile is the best! First he's very strong. Second he has an awesome elovution. Third he turns into a giant corcadile! Thats what my starter was and he helped me alot. And he would help you ALOT!!!!!

Guest answered:
Added 19th Nov 2012, ID #552304

WHY YOU NO CHOOSE CYNDAQUIL ლ(ಠ益ಠლ Cyndaquil is my personal favorite because there are not alot of fire type Pokemon in this game. Fire type Pokemon are always the strongest. (I.e Blast Burn) Chikorita is my 2nd favorite Pokemon. They're TOO many Grass type Pokemon. Chikorita is also pretty strong. My Friend recommends this Pokemon. Totodile is good but there are a lot of Water type Pokemon so I suggest to not choose this. Hope you Liked this!

Guest answered:
Added 20th Dec 2012, ID #558307

I love how everyone always talks smack on the grass types. People who never tried to use grass Pokemon don't know how strong they really are. They can either paralyze, poison, or put a Pokemon to sleep. They can do damage with a giga drain and get back health. A Sleeping Powder with either Giga Drain, Solarbeam, or other such combos can def turn the tables in your favor and a grass type started can hurt Red's Pikachu rather quick if you play em right. Now all that said I am a Bulbasaur and Treecko Fan. In the Johto games I prefer Cyndaquil. With a Bellsprout easy to get early on and the fact that I have a love for Kingler I already have most of my basis covered. Victoreebell is a pretty good grass type and can easily beat maganium since it has poison type attacks too. Hope this helps everyone!

Guest answered:
Added 19th Jan 2013, ID #565554

Actually your team can be .....
Typhalosion,gyarados or lanturn with volt charge ,any grass type if you want , amphurous, pidgeot or crossbat,tyranitar..... I prefered it I know grass is weak but leaf storm is awefull

Guest answered:
Added 7th Mar 2013, ID #575415

Tootodile will evenchaly learn moves that all together are super efective against all types but posin, fight electric and water

Guest answered:
Added 1st Jul 2013, ID #594969

Totodile because it helps you a lot and also in the elite four, moves: surf, crunch, ice fang, cut.

Guest answered:
Added 10th Sep 2013, ID #603049

Totodile and Cyndaquil would be the best choices. Fire-types are stronger than Water-types and Grass-types, this meaning their attacks cause more damage.
Totodile's a good choice too, for it's evolved form is really strong.
I chose Cyndaquil, and I now have a Typhlosion who can faint Water-types, Ground-types, and Rock-types. (All it's weaknesses.)
Personally, I'd say go with Cyndaquil. It's strong so it makes the game easier.
Totodile would be a great second choice. Just try not to go with Chikorita- Grass-types are the weakest.

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Guest said: 19th Feb 2014 | REPORT
Can sudowoodo be good with quilava
Guest answered:
Added 13th Jun 2014, ID #628109

Chikeritu has the mots swag. More then the others because gras tipes are good

Guest answered:
Added 18th Jun 2017, ID #690620

Cyndaquil is the best, all I can say... Chikorita is for a challenge because of it many weaknesses and Totodile is neutral because of it's wide movepool but a variety of common types for weaknesses.


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