Pokemon it possibly is License which has accompanied the most players in the world with Maria. She succeded federated a whole public of fans who want to do battle in fiery debates about what is the best pokemon. These are always sorted by preference, adhesion, taste, type and of course strength. And in almost all cases, “starters” have a special place in our hearts. This is normal, then they are our first meeting or our first partner during the adventure. But today we are here to put them in competition and present to you among the 24 companions from each generation that are the best for each region. Of course, it is often difficult to classify them. Here we would prefer to focus on individual power for 6v6 Smogon type matches as well as on the progression in the adventureincluding mega-evolutions that have a chance to return to 9G if they exist.
The first generation is the one that tears fans apart the most, as it is present literally everywhere. The battle is tough between Charizard and Venusaur as Tortank has trouble keeping up with the competition, with or without Mega evolution. Venusaur is undeniably the best Pokémon to start the adventure and roll in the first arenas, in addition to being a defensive monster. In battle, without considering the mega-evolution, it is obviously the plant type that wins. But with Mega, the game changes and With its two forms, Charizard becomes more powerful and difficult to face, forcing the opponent to wonder which version they will face. As is often the case with the Pokémon that we will present to you here, a Pokémon’s versatility will be what makes it strong. The more different options it has, the better it gets. Other things, he better excel in his field to be considered really good.
The selection in the second generation is much faster, since the plant type, Meganium is consistently cited as one of the worst Pokémon in any game. He’s slow, doesn’t learn any heavy attacks, and does pretty much nothing once in the field. Typhlosion is not much better (we do not take into account the Hisui form) and above all have much less offensive options than Aligatueur, certainly slower, but much nagging thanks to his No Limit talent that increases the power of attacks with a secondary effect. And there are a lot of them, with e.g Aqua-Breche, Fist-Ice and Chew! By equipping it with a Life Orb, your opponents’ HP will melt like snow in the sun. Oh, and didn’t I mention he’s able to increase his power with the Draco Dance?
There is double debate on the power of chokes of the third generation, and for the first time it will be very difficult to decide. As with the first generation, check out the starters without and with mega-evolution. Except that Braségali exists. When the brand type of the generation got its hidden talent, he received the turbo talent, which for each turn increases its speed by one notch. This is an extremely powerful talent. Braségali (especially its Mega version) thus became so powerful that on Smogon, the reference page that allows you to compete in 1v1 battle with 6 Pokémon in the teamhe was excluded from the Overused. A format where the cream of the crop of the best Pokémon in the game compete, except for the legendary and Pokémon that are really too powerful for the health of the game. Special mention to Lagoon which without Braségali’s turbo talent would be the most powerful Pokémon of this generation, while the latter exploded in a duel, and which remains the best for adventuring by being both powerful and resilient, with its immunity to the electric type.
Sinnoh starters are much easier to present than Hoenn starters. Torterra is, as all too often with the plant types, the good last of its team, and if Empoleon fought as well as he could through the 4th generation, it soon became apparent that Simiabraz was the best of all. Why ? Because it’s the most versatile Pokémon of the trio. He is as strong with physical attacks as he is with special attacks, he has very good support abilities and has boosts to increase his power such as processing and attacks of several different types to make sure to hit the weaknesses of his opponents, while smashing mouths with his powerful offensive fire/fight duo.
The starters always get a lot of ink flowing when they are revealed, this also applies to those of the next generation, and what is certain is that they are not going to please everyone. In the meantime, see you next week for the rest of this article!