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The Definitive Starter Power Rankings

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by , 26th November 2013 at 04:46 PM (195 Views)
Talking to some of the members of this forum on skype, I've decided to provide a definitive ranking of all eighteen main-game starters (I'm not counting Pikachu or any of the starters from side games... just the FWG trios we all know and love). You can disagree, but you'd be wrong. So without further delay, here we go. (Also, listing them as their final forms because I can)

1. Charizard
2. Charizard

Yes, Charmander holds the top two slots. Because it's that far ahead of the pack.

3. Infernape

Monkey power.

4. Blastoise

Only starter with cannons. Cannons > no cannons in most cases.

5. Blaziken

Kung Fu Chicken. Packs so much power it's banished to Ubers by Smogon.

6. Greninja.

Ninja Frog. With a tongue scarf. A true winner.

7. Empoleon

It's a penguin. Penguins are awesome.

8a. Feraligatr
8b. Typhlosion

Grouping these two guys together because I can't choose. The only time that I really have a hard time choosing a favorite starter from a particular generation.

9. Swampert

Pert Pert. Kind of a derp, but an effective derp.

10. Samurott

The concept is cool, but I'm not a fan of the final design

11. Emboar

Bacon jokes aside, just kinda meh.

12. Delphox

I just don't like the final form. The first two forms were nice, but the third form really ruined the set for me.

Now an astute reader might be asking, where are the grass type starters. And that's a fair question. And I'll tell you. No one likes grass type. It's just not a cool type. I mean the only grass type I really like is Breloom. The Snivy line is okay and Bulbasaur is iconic. But it's the type I never ever pick. So to rank them, I go like so:

13. Bulbasaur - the first
14. Snivy - smugleaf killin' it. losing his legs was a shame
15. Turtwig - cute enough. torterra is just a giant derp. and not a good derp like swampert
16. Treecko - again, not bad. But not good either.
17. Chespin - ugh. the final form. Just ugh.
18. Chikorita - the loser. the worst.

And there we go. The starter power rankings. As a bonus I'll tell you that pikachu would slot in at 9, moving the others down a spot beyond that.

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  1. internetro's Avatar
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    Charizard gets demolished by any neutral hit with reasonable power.

  2. Zeems's Avatar
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    Grass starters aren't bad! D:<
    Bishie Karis-chan likes this.
  3. Shinobu's Avatar
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    My oshi's in last. Shed a tear.
    Ivysaur likes this.
  4. Mako's Avatar
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    You're right Zima, I think all the grass starters are great except Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Treecko, Chespin, Snivy and Turtwig
  5. Karamazov's Avatar
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    You know I'd never abuse my power to correct this blog. So I'll have Santabomb do it for me and remove Charizard from your list entirely.
  6. Shinobu's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrary
    You know I'd never abuse my power to correct this blog. So I'll have Santabomb do it for me and remove Charizard from your list entirely.
    I could do that, or I could just put my Chikorita at the top. It definitely deserves the top spot.
    Karamazov likes this.
  7. Karamazov's Avatar
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    I like the way you think.
  8. Mako's Avatar
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    I feel like that would be poetic justice for when I used to do things like that. Remind me to ask for my old job as a blog mod back.
    Karamazov likes this.


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