Meganium vs Sceptile
Some time ago, I made a thread that pitted the Kanto Grass Starter against the Sinnoh Grass Starter. Considering the success of that thread and the hotly contested arguments for both Venusaur and Torterra, I thought I'd do one that compared the remaining Grass Starters: Meganium and Sceptile.
These Pokemon are actually an interesting character study in opposites. They're have enough in common with each other so as to be compared (namely, their Starter Status, their similar BST and their pure Grass typing) but everything else is almost entirely the opposite.
Meganium is a defensive Pokemon. It's stregths lie in it's good HP, excellent defensive stats and great defensive/support movepool. It's offenses leave much to be desired, though it can run a decent Swords Dance set.
Sceptile is the exact opposite of this. It is a fast Pokemon (fastest Starter to date), it has great offensive stats and movepools (on both sides of the spectrum) and is about as bulky as a leaf in the wind. The only good defensive set it can run is the SubSeed set (which is admittedly really good)
As far as popularity is concerned, Sceptile seems to be the most popular Grass Starter of them all while Meganium is the least popular. Again, opposites.
So, which one of these Pokemon do you prefer?
Which one would win in a battle?
Which one is the most useful overall?
To be perfectly honest, I know there won't be much contest here, as 99% of the votes are gonna go to Sceptile, leaving poor Meganium in the dust.
To that end, I'm going to vote for the Johto Starter, simply because I know everyone else is gonna vote for Sceptile. I like them both more or less equally any way.
Other Meganium Starter matchups:
Venusaur vs Meganium
Meganium vs Torterra
Meganium vs Jaroda
Other Sceptile matchups:
Venusaur vs Sceptile
Sceptile vs Torterra
Sceptile vs Jaroda