Pokemon it is possibly the Licence who has accompanied the most players in the world with Maria. She succeeded in federate a whole public of fans desiring to do battle in fiery debates on what is the best pokemon. These are always sorted by preference, attachment, taste, type and of course potency. And in almost all cases, “starters” hold a special place in our hearts. This is normal, since they are the ones who 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 of each generation which are the best for each region. Of course it is often difficult to classify them. Here, we will prefer to focus on individual power for 6v6 Smogon type fights as well as on the progression in the adventureincluding mega evolutions that have a chance of returning to 9G if they exist.
The first generation is the one that tears fans apart the mostsince it is present literally everywhere. The fight is tough between Charizard and Venusaur, since 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 on the first arenas, in addition to being a defensive monster. In combat, without considering the mega-evolution, it is obviously the plant type that wins. But with the Mega, the game changes and Charizard, with its two forms, becomes more powerful and difficult to faceforcing the opponent to wonder which version they are going to face. As often in the Pokémon that we will present to you here, the versatility of a Pokémon will be what makes it strong. The more different options it has, the better it will be. Other, he better excel in his field to be considered really good.
The choice in 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 basically doesn’t do anything once in the field. Typhlosion isn’t particularly better (we do not take into account the Hisui form) and above all has much less offensive options than Aligatueur, certainly slower but much more nag thanks to his No Limit talent, increasing the power of attacks with a secondary effect. And there are a lot of them, with for example 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 the fact that he is able to increase his power with Draco Dance?
There are double debate on the power of the chokes of the third generationand for the first time, it will be very difficult to decide. As with the first generation, check the starters without and with mega-evolution. Except that Braségali exists. When the generation fire type got his hidden talent, he received the turbo talentwhich, with 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 site allowing you to compete in 1v1 combat with 6 Pokémon in the teamhe was banned from Over-Used. A format where the cream of the crop of the best Pokémon in the game compete, apart from the legendary and Pokémon 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 exploding the latter in a duel, and which remains the best for adventure by being both powerful and resistant, with its immunity to the Electric type.
Sinnoh starters are much easier to present than Hoenn starters. Torterra is like too often with the plant types the good last of his team, and if Empoleon struggled as best he could throughout the 4th generation, it quickly turned out that Simiabraz was the best of all. Why ? Because it is the most versatile Pokémon of the trio. He is as powerful with physical attacks as he is with special attacks, he has very good support abilities and has boosts to increase his power like Machination and attacks of several different types to make sure to hit on the weaknesses of his opponents, while smashing mouths with his powerful offensive fire/fight duo.
The starters always cause a lot of ink to flow when they are revealedthis 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!