Best Starter Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

Knowing what the best starter Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is will be very advantageous. It can save you a lot of trouble, especially in the opening hours of the game, when you’re at your weakest. So, which starter Pokemon to choose, Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly? Let’s find out.

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Best Starter Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

Which Starter Pokemon to Choose in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The starter Pokemon we chose in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is Fuecoco, and we believe it to be the best choice, winning over Quaxly and Sprigatito. Now, obviously, you can go with whichever Pokemon you like best for personal reasons. Whether those be play style preferences or you just like the look of one of the other starters, feel free to go with whatever you want. However, there’s a good reason why we think Fuecoco might be the winner here. Namely, it seems like you’re not going to get much access to Fire-type Pokemon early on, which means that having one from the jump will give you an advantage. The opening hours of any RPG is where you definitely want a leg up.

And so, yeah, that’s why we believe Fuecoco is the best starter Pokemon to choose in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. It has really good strengths, especially against Pokemon like Steel-types which have precious few weaknesses. Granted, it won’t do good against Armarouge and Ceruledge, but by then, you’ll have better Pokemon to use against them. Another disadvantage of Fuecoco is that it’s really slow, meaning that you have to wait around a lot when walking with it. Sprigatito is the runner-up, since the cute green cat is very fast when walking and it’s really good against Water Pokemon. That said, it has five weaknesses, which you can cover up with a lucky Tera Type roll. Quaxly is dead last, even though it should do well against Armarouge and Ceruledge, because there are many Water-types that are even better.

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