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Kanto starters I

Kanto starters: Charmander (left), Bulbasaur (mid), Squirtle (right)

Kanto starters II

Kanto Starters (FR & LG): Charmander (left), Bulbasaur (mid), Squirtle (right)

Kanto Starters are the starter Pokémon belonging to the Kanto region. There are three starter Pokémon.

Starter type Ability
Bulbasaur Grass Overgrow
Charmander Fire Blaze
Squirtle Water Torrent

In Pokémon Green, Pokémon Red and Blue, and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the player receives one of the Kanto starters as his first Pokémon from Professor Oak.  The player's rival receives the stater Pokémon whose type is stronger against the player's chosen starter.

Pokémon Yellow

In the Pokémon Yellow Version game, the player does not receive one of the three starters as his first Pokémon but a Pikachu that Professor Oak has captured. The player's rival will receive an Eevee. The player will obtain the Kanto starter Pokémon later in the game.  A girl in Cerulean City will give the player a Bulbasaur, but only if the friendship between the player and his Pikachu is high. At the north of Route 24, a boy gives the player a Charmander. In Vermilion City, Officer Jenny gives the player a Squirtle after the player has defeated the Vermilion City Gym.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Professor Oak will allow the player to choose one of the Kanto stater Pokémon after obtaining all the 16 gym badges and defeating Red.

Pokemon X and Y

In Pokémon X and Y, Professor Sycamore will allow the player to choose one of the Kanto starters when the player visits his lab in Lumiose City and defeats him in a battle. He will also give the player a Mega Stone corresponding to the Pokémon which the player chooses:

  • If the play chooses Bulbasaur: Venasaurite
  • If the player chooses Charmander: Charizardite X (X) Charizardite Y (Y)
  • If the player chooses Squirtle: Blastoisnite