Charizard vs Typhlosion
Well, I figured since Rakarei already made a thread for Blaziken/Infernape here, I'd just make it's sister thread and complete the list of Starter VS threads while I'm at it.
Generation II was made to compliment Generation I in almost every aspect. The Starters are no different. If you look at the stats of the Johto Starters, you'll notice that they're the same as the ones of their respective Kanto counterparts, only in different areas. For example, Meganium has two stats at 100, defense and special defense. Venusaur also has two base 100 stats, but his are in special attack and special defense.
Typhlosion and Charizard however, have the exact same stat distribution, right down to a "T". This gives them the closest relationship of any Starter, in my opinion. The big difference here is that Charizard is part Flying. This removes it's Ground weakness but at the expense of an Electric and a 4x Rock weakness. The Kanto Dragon also has a better movepool, but the Johto Starter gets Eruption.
Which one of these guys do you prefer?
Which one is more useful overall?
Which one would win in a battle?
I'm going to choose Charizard because.... I don't really know. These two are actually some of my least favorite Pokemon. I'm just in a Charizard mood right now, I guess. Really, I like them just about the same (which is to say, not much)
Other Charizard Starter matchups:
Charizard vs Blaziken
Charizard vs Infernape
Charizard vs Enbuoo
Other Typhlosion Starter matchups:
Typhlosion vs Blaziken
Typhlosion vs Infernape
Typhlosion vs Enbuoo