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Starter Pokémon, or Starters, are the Pokémon a trainer chooses at the beginning of their Pokémon journey. In each generation of Pokémon games, a set of Starter Pokémon are available for new trainers to choose from in sets of three; the types that make up these sets are Fire, Grass, and Water. However, Pokémon Yellow is currently the sole exception to all the above, with Pikachu as the only starter available to the player.

Kanto Starter Pokémon

Bulbasaur Charmander Squirtle
001Bulbasaur 004CharmanderFRLG 007Squirtle
Type Grass Type Poison Type Fire Type Water

Yellow Version

Pikachu
Player only
Eevee
Rival only
025Pikachu 133Eevee
Type Electric Type Normal

Johto Starter Pokémon

Chikorita Cyndaquil Totodile
152Chikorita 155Cyndaquil 158Totodile
Type Grass Type Fire Type Water

Pseudo-rival Ethan/Lyra only

Marill
183Marill
Type Water

Hoenn Starter Pokémon

Treecko Torchic Mudkip
252Treecko 255Torchic 258Mudkip
Type Grass Type Fire Type Water

Rival Wally only

Ralts
280Ralts
Type Psychic

Sinnoh Starter Pokémon

Turtwig Chimchar Piplup
387Turtwig O 390Chimchar O 393Piplup
Type Grass Type Fire Type Water

Unova Starter Pokémon

Snivy Tepig Oshawott
495Snivy 498Tepig 501Oshawott
Type Grass Type Fire Type Water

Kalos Starter Pokémon

Chespin Fennekin Froakie
650Chespin 653Fennekin 656Froakie
Type Grass Type Fire Type Water

Alola Starter Pokémon

Rowlet Litten Popplio
722Rowlet 725Litten 728Popplio
Type Grass Type Flying Type Fire Type Water

Mystery Dungeon series

Main article: Starter Pokémon (Mystery Dungeon)

Pokémon Conquest

Eevee
Rival only
133Eevee
Type Normal

Trivia

  • All starter Pokemon except Pikachu have a 12.5 chance to be female and a 87.5 chance to be male.
  • All grass starters up till gen VI were reptilian.
  • Each starter type has a bird based Pokémon, Rowlet being Grass, Torchic being Fire and Piplup being Water.
  • All the second and third evolutions of the fire starter Pokémon from generation III to V have Fighting as a secondary type. They are also the only Fire/Fighting type Pokémon.
  • With the exception of Pikachu and Eevee, all starter Pokémon are all either Grass, Fire or Water.
    • Bulbasaur and Rowlet are the only Starters to be dual-type in basic form, being both a Grass- and poison-type and a Grass- and Flying-type respectively.
  • All known Grass-type starters are based on prehistoric creatures/extinct animals and evolution. Venusaur has legs that lift it off the ground (a characteristic of dinosaurs), Meganium is based off an Apatosaurus, Sceptile is based on a Dilophosaurus, the Snivy-Serperior evolution represents the loss of hind legs (the transition from dinosaurs to snakes) and possibly a Giganthophis. Torterra may be based on an Ankylosaurus and the Chespin-Chesnaught evolution is based off the first mammal, the Megazostrodon and/or the Glyptodont and Decidueye may be based on the Ornimegalonyx, an extinct genus of giant owls. Also, each have a type of plant on their bodies which grows bigger through evolution.
  • With the exception of Typhlosion, most Fire-type Starters' final evolution consist of two types.
  • All known Fire Starters are based on or inspired by the animals of the Chinese Zodiac: Charizard is inspired by the Dragon, Typhlosion is inspired by the Rat, Blaziken is inspired by the Rooster, Infernape is inspired by the Monkey, Emboar is inspired by the Pig, Delphox is inspired by the Dog and Incineroar is inspired by the Tiger.
  • All the Starter Pokémon have a common color on their bodies. Fire starters have red, Water starters have blue, and Grass starters have green.
  • In Kanto, there are three Gym Leaders who specialize in the same type as the Starters: Misty uses Water type, Erika uses Grass type and Blaine uses Fire type.
  • In Hoenn, the Starters gain signature attacks unique to them: Sceptile gains the attack Leaf Blade, Blaziken gains the attack Blaze Kick and Swampert gains the attack Muddy Water. In the later generations, these signature attacks were also given to certain other Pokémon.
  • In Unova, the Starters, with the exception of Tepig, Pignite and Emboar, originally had signature attacks, but were also given to certain other Pokémon: Snivy possesses Leaf Tornado, Oshawott possesses Razor Shell and Tepig alone possesses Heat Crash.
  • In Sinnoh, Torterra, Infernape, and Empoleon all have a super effective typing against the other. Example: Torterra is part Ground, Infernape is part Fighting and Empoleon is part Steel.
  • In Johto, the Starters stay pure Grass, Fire and Water types throughout their evolutions. They never gain a new typing.
  • In Kalos, the Starters gain a greater type advantage over the disadvantage type as well as possessing a signature attack: Chesnaught is part Fighting and possesses Spiky Shield, Delphox is part Psychic and possesses Mystical Fire, and Greninja is part Dark and possesses Water Shuriken.
  • In Alola, the Starters gain secondary typing unique to the Starters before them as well as possessing a signature attack: Decidueye is part Ghost and possesses Spirit Shackle, Incineroar is part Dark and possesses Darkest Lariat and Primarina is part Fairy and possesses Sparkling Aria.
  • All known Water-type Starters are based on aquatic creatures (turtle, crocodile, axolotl, penguin, otter, frog, seal) and their respective final evolutions' designs seem to be inspired by weaponry: Blastoise is inspired by cannons, Feraligatr is inspired by brass knuckles, Swampert is inspired by tessen fans, Empoleon is inspired by a trident, Samurott is inspired by katana, Greninja is inspired by shuriken and Primarina is inspired by a mace or a whip.
  • Starter Pokémon have unique special abilities: all Grass Starters possess the ability Overgrow, all Fire Starters possess the ability Blaze, and all Water Starters possess the ability Torrent.
    • However, Pansage and Simisage have Overgrow as their hidden ability, Pansear and Simisear have Blaze as their hidden ability and Panpour and Simipour have Torrent as their hidden ability.
    • This also not always the case. For example, one may breed a starter Pokémon and get one with a special typing (For example: Greninja can have Torrent (normal) or Protean (special) however this is a rare occasion. Same with Delphox it can have Blaze (normal) or Magician (special) besides it being the ability of Hoopa)
  • Except for Pikachu and Eevee, all the Starters in any form can learn the ultimate attacks. Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Treecko, Turtwig, Snivy, Chespin and Rowlet can learn the ultimate Grass attack Frenzy Plant. Charmander, Cyndaquil, Torchic, Chimchar, Tepig, Fennekin and Litten can learn the ultimate Fire attack Blast Burn. And Squirtle, Totodile, Mudkip, Piplup, Oshawott, Froakie and Popplio can learn the ultimate Water attack Hydro Cannon.
    • However, both Eevee and Pikachu can learn what can be called the ultimate attacks in there respective type in any form. Pikachu can learn Volt Tackle, and Eevee in one of its evolved forms, can learn Hyper Beam.
    • The starters also have the Pledge moves that are exculsive to them: Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Treecko, Turtwig, Snivy, Chespin and Rowlet have Grass Pledge, Charmander, Cyndaquil, Torchic, Chimchar, Tepig, Fennekin and Litten have Fire Pledge and Squirtle, Totodile, Mudkip, Piplup, Oshawott, Froakie and Popplio have Water Pledge.
  • In Pokémon Colosseum, the player starts out with an Espeon and Umbreon, while on Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the player starts off with an Eevee. However, these games are not part of the main series.
  • Pikachu is the only Starter that has a pre-evolution.
    • This said pre-evolution is Pichu.
    • However, in the game that Pikachu is the starter, Pichu didn't exist yet.
  • Bulbasaur, Eevee, Chikorita, Mudkip, TurtwigTepig, Fennekin, and Litten are starters that stand on four legs, others stand on two legs(or arms in Popplio's case).
  • The rival trainer the player character comes across will always pick your Pokémon's weakness, with a few exceptions.
  • Thus far, all Fire-type starters have a flame somewhere on their bodies by their final evolution. Three of them, Charmander, Cyndaquil, and Chimchar, have such a flame from the beginning.
  • In the first six Generations the vast majority of fully evolved Fire type starters end up dual-type with Typhlosion being the sole exception, however three out of six Grass type starters and three out of six Water type starters never end up dual-typed.
  • Starting in Generation III with Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald the starters began to be obtained outside the resident professor's lab with Hoenn having the player character save Professor Birch from a wild Pokémon by picking from Treecko/Torchic/Mudkip in his briefcase, the wild Pokémon was a Poochyena in Ruby/Sapphire and a Zigzagoon in Emerald. For Generation IV in Diamond/Pearl the Player and their rival find Sinnoh's starters Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup inside a briefcase left behind at Lake Verity's shore by Professor Rowan, though in Platinum Dawn/Lucas returns it to Rowan shortly after he stops them from walking into the tall grass just outside Twinleaf Town giving them out on the spot. In Black/White Professor Juniper delivers a present to the player character's house containing the starters Snivy/Tepig/Oshawott. Black 2/White 2 had Bianca giving them to the player character in Aspertia City, their home town, from inside a container. In Kalos the player character receives one of the regional starters, Chespin/Fennekin/Froakie, from a kid named Tierno in Aquacorde Town at an outdoor table along with several other kids, and they also get a Kanto starter from Professor Sycamore.
  • In Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Professor Birch will give Torchic/Treecko/Mudkip to save him from the wild Pokémon. After you beat the Elite Four and the Delta Episode, he will give you the choice of Chikorita/Totodile/Cyndaquil to rescue him again. After beating the Elite four a second time he will give you the choice Turtwig/Piplup/Chimchar. Now beating the Elite Four for the third time, he will give the choice of Snivy/Oshawott/Tepig. That means you get 1 of the 3 regional Pokémon for Hoenn, Johto, Sinnoh and Unova before you beat the Elite Four 4 times.

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