Daily Archives: January 6, 2016
Today’s Theme: Which Region Had The Best Starters?
This might be the hardest one I’ve done so far, because I genuine feel like every generation has had great starters.
So which generation do I pick? Hoenn.
It was hard to pass to up the original three off nostalgia alone. Squirtle is my favorite and Charmander is everyone else and well…, Bulbasaur is there.
Or Johto, where Swagigatr was boss and everyone loved Typhlosion.
My most memorable set of starters were Sinnoh’s. I put the most time into the Sinnoh games and that was when I when I was coming into my own as a pokemon trainer. Great times.
So why do I give it to Hoenn? A region I frequently rate as one of the weaker regions? I like that they finally made the grass pokemon relevant. Treeko and his family line are some of the coolest pokemons in the whole series. Blaziken is super overpowered and who can forget “I heard you liek mudkips”? It was the first time I felt l had to think about which starter I wanted instead of just picking water by default. Treeko set a bar for grass pokemon that I dont think has quite been reached. Snivy was cool though.
So while none of the starters are particularly the best or even the coolest starters. I feel like Hoenn gave you a challenge for a change. Yes, Blaziken was incredible powerful, but Treeko’s line and Mudkip’s line were great as well.
What’s your favorite generation? The OG’s or maybe you’re into the new ones. Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for taking the time to read this!