Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Best Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – Which One to Choose?

Just like how it was for all Pokémon games, in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet you will face the dilemma of choosing your starter Pokémon. In Pokémon SV, you get to choose between Fuecoco, Sprigatito, and Quaxly, and they will be your starter fire, grass, and water-type Pokémon. But if you have to choose one for the long haul, then only one would be favored above the others. In this guide, we will see which is the best starter Pokémon to choose in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Best Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – Which One to Choose?

Between Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, only one of them will help you out on your journey through the Paldea region. Here we will see which is the best starter Pokémon to choose in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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Before we get into selecting the best starter Pokémon, let us take a look at all the stats for each of them. 

Fuecoco Stats in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

A Fire-type crocodile starter, Fuecoco’s final evolution will be the Fire/Ghost-type Skeledirge. It has resistance/immunity to four out of the five-star bases, and in its final evolution, it will have 6 resistances and 2 immunities. The only drawback to Fuecoco is its slowness and the fact that you can place any other fire-type Pokémon in your team in the early game. 

  • Height: 1’4″
  • Weight: 21.6 lbs.
  • Starting Ability: Blaze
  • HP: 67
  • Attack: 45
  • Defense: 59
  • SP. Attack: 63
  • SP. Defense: 40
  • Base Stats: First Form – 310, Final Form – 530

Sprigatito Stats in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Grass-type cat Pokémon, Sprigatito evolves into Grass/Dark-type Meowscarada as its final form. While grass types have plenty of weaknesses, you will find a good use for Sprigatito in early-game matches. Sprigatito can help you defeat three of the eight gyms available, especially in its final form. 

  • Height: 1’4″
  • Weight: 9 lbs.
  • Starting Ability: Overgrow
  • HP: 40
  • Attack: 61
  • Defense: 54
  • SP. Attack: 45
  • SP. Defense: 45
  • Base Stats: First Form – 310, Final Form – 530

Quaxly Stats in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Quaxly is a water-type duck Pokémon who evolves into Water/Fighting type Quaquaval in its final form. Unfortunately, you won’t run into a lot of Gym Leaders in early games where you can use Quaxly to beat them, but this Pokémon is handy if you wish to clear the Path of Legends and Team Star battles. If you are looking for late-game battle grinding, then Quaquaval is ideal.

  • Height: 1’8″
  • Weight: 13.4 lbs.
  • Starting Ability: Torrent
  • HP: 55
  • Attack: 65
  • Defense: 55
  • SP. Attack: 50
  • SP. Defense: 45
  • Base Stats: First Form – 310, Final Form – 530

Best Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Fuecoco is hands down the best starter Pokémon to use in early and mid-gym battles and can be swapped for a stronger Pokémon in later games. As Skeledirge, you can compete and win in most Victory Road Gyms and Starfall Street Bases, making you victorious in 5 out of the eight Gym battles. with its Modest and Quiet nature, you cannot go wrong with picking Fuecoco as your starter.

But if you are not sure of fire-type Pokémon, or are just not fond of them, you can also select Sprigatito and Quaxly. Their final forms are great to win most gym battles, so if you are looking for late-game adventures, then you can select them to fill your team. Also, you won’t encounter a lot of Pokémon in Grass and Water types having stats like these, so you can pick them up if you like the final forms and have a Grass or Water Pokémon in your team.

That’s all there is to know about the best starter Pokémon to choose from in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. If you like this guide you can check out our other guides as well. 

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