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Every starter Pokemon ranked from worst to best

The toughest choice is always which starter to pick, and these are the best starter Pokémon ever to help you decide

Whenever you begin a new Pokémon game, you’re given an incredibly difficult choice: you must choose between three equally cute creatures, with no real idea of which is best for the task ahead of you. In reality, they’re all solid choices, but to be one of the very best Pokémon starters, you need to be more than “solid.”

You need to be iconic, cute, powerful, and have a name recognized outside of hardcore Pokémon fan circles. Being a solid competitive choice isn’t enough, the best Pokémon starters need to be known. They can’t all be as popular as Pikachu, but they can get close. Below you’ll find every starter Pokémon ranked.

If you want more Pokémon, maybe start with our ranked list of every mainline Pokémon game.