Starter Pokémon

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Kalos starter Pokémon, containing: Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie.

Starter Pokémon (Japanese: はじめてのポケモン Hajimete no Pokemon) are the first three beginning Pokémon that a Pokémon Trainer obtain from their local Professor in a city or town. Starter Pokémon are also known as First Pokémon (Japanese: さいしょのポケモン Saisho no Pokemon) or among fans as: The Big Three (Japanese: 御三家 Gosanke) because they are popular cause of the choice the player has on the beginning.

The three Pokémon has a type that creates a cycle with each other, knowing the three standards of types, known are: Fire, Water, and Grass. The cycle they create is mostly based on the element cycle which is: Fire is strong against Grass and Grass is strong against Water, and Water is strong against Fire. It can also depends on the moves the Pokémon has that can cause effectiveness towards their counterparts in types.


Once a Pokémon trainer hits the age of 10, they will receive their very own starter Pokémon from a professor from a local town or city. Their starter Pokémon will become their very best friends and true travel companion which they are rarely sending them to the professor from their local town or city from who they obtained the PokéDex from. Trainers also gets their Pokémon that are not the usual rare finding three Pokémon, known is that they will obtain those Pokémon from their mentor from their local town or cities which they receive a PokéDex on a other way. Some trainers are stealing the Pokémon from other trainers by brute force or from a laboratory. Some trainers have their starter Pokémon by a Egg which came out.

In the video game series, the player can choose out of the three starter Pokémon which depends on each game. Their Pokémon will have a starting set on level 5. The player can choose out of one Fire-type Pokémon, Water-type Pokémon, and Grass-type Pokémon. The player's rival however will pick a Pokémon that has the opposite type the player has, as example: if the player chooses a Fire-type Pokémon, then the player's rival will pick up a Water-type Pokémon which makes the rival much stronger and be in the asset of types.

In the anime series, when a trainer will reach the age of 10, they will receive their first starter Pokémon. However it doesn't go that easy as in the video games, which means that the trainer have to be at the laboratory of their local town of city of the professor to receive their first Pokémon. When a trainer comes late, there will be a huge chance that all of the three starter Pokémon has been taken. During the progress of the series, the trainer must make a appointment with the professor for receiving their first Pokémon. Unlike in the video games, the trainers have free will for picking their Pokémon without stressing about their rival's starter Pokémon that has the opposite type than their rivals. Such mix has happened in Pokémon Black and Pokémon White Version.

Starter Pokémon[edit]

Main game series[edit]

Kanto starters[edit]

The Kanto starters contains starter Pokémon from the Kanto-region. These three Pokémon will be obtained at the player's "start of journey" spot which can only be obtained in the games: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold and SoulSilver*.

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Level 16 →
002.PNG Ivysaur
Level 32 →
003.PNG Venusaur
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Level 16 →
005.PNG Charmeleon
Level 36 →
006.PNG Charizard

Johto starters[edit]

Jhoto starters are starter Pokémon from the Johto-regio which contains the usual grass, fire, and water-type Pokémon. The player will obtain these Pokémon from Professor Elm. These three starter Pokémon can only be chosen by the player in the games: Pokémon Gold, SilverCrystalHeartGold, and SoulSilver.

Hoenn starters[edit]

Hoenn starters are the three usual grass, fire, and water-type starter Poémon of the Hoenn-region. Once the player have moved to Littelroot Town, the player first have to greet the neighbour. Once the player is heading to Route 101, the player will see how Professor Birch gets attack by a wild Poochyama*, or Zigzagoon*. After saving him from those wild Pokémon, he will give you one of the starter Pokémon as a gift for helping him.

Sinnoh starters[edit]

Unova starters[edit]

Kalos starters[edit]

Side games[edit]

Orre Starters[edit]


Mystery Dungeon starters[edit]

Ranger starters[edit]

Rumble starters[edit]

PokéPark starters[edit]

Conquest starters[edit]

Anime series[edit]