Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are out on Nintendo Switch for Pokemon fans. Like every generation, The Pokemon Company has introduced a new trio of Grass, Fire and Water-type Pokemons for the Generation 9 of the Pokemon franchise: Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly.
The starter Pokemons have always been important in a player’s journey to become the best Pokemon trainer. With the ninth generation of Pokemon starting, if you are looking for help deciding which Pokemon to pick for starting your journey, we got you covered. Make sure to check out all Pokemons that have been confirmed for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: all starter Pokemons and abilities
Sprigatito is a grass-type Pokemon and is described as the Grass Cat Pokemon. With a height of 0.4 metres and weight of 4.1 kg, his primary ability is Overgrow, a power which boosts Grass-type moves when its HP is low, and his second ability is Protean, which can change the type of the Pokemon.
Sprigatito is strong against water, rock and ground-type Pokemon and weak against fire, bugs and flying-type Pokemon. Sprigatito evolves into Floragato and then into Meowscarada.
Sprigatito’s final evolution form is a dual Grass/Dark type Pokemon with high attack and speed. Its signature move is Flower Trick, a powerful physical spell that can land critical damage.
Fuecoco is a fire-type Pokemon and is described as the Fire Croc Pokemon. With a height of 0.4 metres and weight of 9.8 kg, his primary ability is Blaze, an ability which boosts fire-type moves when its HP is low, and its second ability is Unaware, which will give the Pokemon the ability to ignore’s opponent’s stat changes.
Fuecoc is strong against grass, bug, ice and steel-type Pokemon and weak against water, rock and ground-type Pokemon. Fuecoco evolves into Crocalor and then into Skeledirge.
Fuecoco’s final evolution form is a dual Fire/Ghost type Pokemon with a high special and physical attack. Its signature move is Torch Song, a powerful physical attack that can land critical damage and boost its special attack.
Quaxly is a water-type Pokemon and is described as a Duckling Pokemon. With a height of 0.5 metres and weight of 6.8 kg, his primary ability is Torrent, which boosts Water-type moves when its HP is low, and his secondary ability is Moxie, which can increase the attack stats after knocking out any Pokemon.
Quaxly is strong against fire, rock and ground-type Pokemon and weak against grass-type Pokemon. Quaxly evolves into Quaxwell and then into Quaquaval.
Quaxly’s final evolution form is a dual Water/Fighting-type Pokemon with a high attack and speed. Its signature move is Aqua-Step, a powerful physical spell that can land critical damage and boost its speed.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: which starter Pokemon should you choose
Though all three starter Pokemons have their strengths and weaknesses, Fuecoco is the best pick to start your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s journey as a Pokemon trainer. It is very effective in solo battles against Pokemons due to its Unaware ability and is robust against 6 of the eight gym leaders.
Fire-type Pokemons are generally rare, so starting your journey with an occasional class Pokemon might be helpful. Also, it evolves into a Fire/Ghost-type Pokemon in its final stage. Finally, it’s probably the cutest fire-type starter Pokemon.
Which 9th gen Pokemon do you think is the perfect pick as a starter? Let us know in the comments below!