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