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Best Starter Pokemon - Final Evolution & Types

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Best starter Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet (PokemonSV). Guide includes start Pokemon evolution, Starter reroll, recommended Starter, and more!

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Starter Pokemon - Final Evolution & Base Stats / Ability

Start Pokemon Evolution Line

Pre-EvolutionFirst Evolution
(Evolves at Lv16)
Final Evolution
(Evolves at Lv36)
Sprigatito
Sprigatito

Grass
Floragato
Floragato

Grass
Meowscarada
Meowscarada

GrassDark
Quaxly
Quaxly

Water
Quaxwell
Quaxwell

Water
Quaquaval
Quaquaval

WaterFighting
Fuecoco
Fuecoco

Fire
Crocalor
Crocalor

Fire
FuecocoFinal Evolution「Skeledirge」
Skeledirge

FireGhost

Sprigatito's Final Evolution - Meowscarada

Sprigatito
Final EvolutionBase Stats
Ability
Meowscarada
Meowscarada

GrassDark
[Base Stats]
76-110-70-81-70-123
(Total Base Stats: 530)

[Ability]
Overgrow
When HP is less than 1/3, the power of Grass-type Moves are increased by 1.5x
Protean (Hidden Ability)
Changes your type to that of the ability you just used.

Physical High-Speed Attacker

Sprigatito's final evolution is the Grass/Dark Type Meowscarada. Its Base stats fit a physical high-speed attacker gameplay.

Quaxly's Final Evolution - Quaquaval

Quaxly
Final EvolutionBase Stats
Ability
Quaquaval
Quaquaval

WaterFighting
[Base Stats]
85-120-80-85-75-85
(Total Base Stats: 530)

[Ability]
Torrent
When HP is less than 1/3, the damage of Water-type Moves is increased by 1.5x
Moxie (Hidden Ability)
Boosts the Attack stat after knocking out any Pokémon

High Attack Stats

Quaxly's Final Evolution is a Water/Fighting Type Pokemon named Quaquaval. It has high Attack and Speed stats, making it suitable for Physical Moves.

Fuecoco's Final Evolution - Skeledirge

Fuecoco
Final EvolutionBase Stats
Ability
FuecocoFinal Evolution「Skeledirge」
Skeledirge

FireGhost
[Base Stats]
104-75-100-110-75-66
(Total Base Stats: 530)

[Ability]
Blaze
When HP is less than 1/3, the damage of Fire-type Moves is increased by 1.5x
Unaware (Hidden Ability)
Ignores the opposing Pokémon's stat changes.

Has High Special Attack

Fuecoco's Final Evolution is a Fire/Ghost type called Skeledirge. It has high Special Attack and Defense, but it has low Speed.

Best / Recommended Starter Pokemon

Fuecoco Is Recommended For Faster Story Completion

Fuecoco Is Recommended

Among the starters, Fuecoco is a Fire-type Pokemon and is strongly recommended. Having a Fire-type Pokemon in the early stages of the game, may help you go through the story faster. It's especially advantageous when battling for your very first gym badge in the Cortondo Gym whose gym leader uses Bug-type Pokemon.

Story Walkthrough Guide

Pokemon SV Starter Pokemon List

PokemonDescription
FuecocoFuecoco
Fire
Rating: ★★★
・Fire type is great throughout the story
・High Special Attack & Defense
QuaxlyQuaxly
Water
Rating: ★★
・Water type is great at the beginning of the story
・Suitable for physical attacks
SprigatitoSprigatito
Grass
Rating: ★
・Grass type is not that great at the beginning of the story
・Final evolution has a lot of type weaknesses
・High speed stat is great for always taking a turn first during battles

Which Starter Pokemon are you going to choose?

Final Evolution Of Start Pokemon

Pre-EvolutionFirst Evolution
(Evolves at Lv16)
Final Evolution
(Evolves at Lv36)
Sprigatito
Sprigatito

Grass
Floragato
Floragato

Grass
Meowscarada
Meowscarada

GrassDark
Quaxly
Quaxly

Water
Quaxwell
Quaxwell

Water
Quaquaval
Quaquaval

WaterFighting
Fuecoco
Fuecoco

Fire
Crocalor
Crocalor

Fire
FuecocoFinal Evolution「Skeledirge」
Skeledirge

FireGhost

In choosing a Starter Pokemon, there's no problem if you choose one base on your personal preference. If you have a Pokemon that can cover your starter's type weaknesses, you will be able to go through the game without much difficulties.

Tier List & Best Pokemon

Reroll Starter Pokemon Stats

Selection Walkthrough
  1. Summary of contents as you begin your game progress
  2. Talk to Clavell and proceed before receiving your Starter Pokemon
  3. Change the 'Save' from the settings and change the cutscene to "Skip"
  4. Change to 'Manual Save' and save just before choosing your Starter Pokemon
  5. Select a Starter Pokemon, and when the cutscene is over, select Pokemon by pressing the 'X' button to check the status
  6. If you are not satisfied with the status, reset without saving
  7. Restart the game and repeat ⑥ and ⑦
  1. Starting Your Pokemon Journey
  2. ContentDetails
    GenderChoose between ♂/♀
    NatureChoose the character's nature
    If you have the ability correction you want to extend

    The steps on choosing your Starter Pokemon can be seen above. Carefully select your character's gender & nature according to your preference.

    Recommended Nature & Status Of Starter Pokemon

    PokemonDetails
    SprigatitoSprigatitoJolly: Focus on increasing strength
    Speed⬆ / Special Attack⬇
    Adamant: Focus on increasing strength
    Attack⬆ / Special Attack⬇
    Hasty: Great for Story (Strong Special & Physical Attack)
    Speed⬆ / Defense⬇
    Naive: Great for Story (Strong Special & Physical Attack)
    Speed⬆ / Sp. Defense⬇
    QuaxlyQuaxlyAdamant: Focus on increasing strength
    Attack⬆ / Special Attack⬇
    Jolly: Focus on increasing strength
    Speed⬆ / Special Attack⬇
    FuecocoFuecocoModest: Focuses on increasing strength
    Special Attack⬆ / Attack⬇
    Quiet: Focuses on increasing strength
    Special Attack⬆ / Speed⬇
    Rash: Great for Story (Strong Special & Physical Attack)
    Special Attack⬆ / Special Defense⬇
    ※ Neutral Natures like Bashful or Serious also works.

    Is there Shiny Starter Appearances?

    In the previous game, Pokemon Sword/Shield, the shinies were not available when the Starter Pokemon was received. Therefore, it is possibility that it is also NOT available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

  3. Before Receiving A Starter Pokemon
  4. Before Receiving A Starter Pokemon

    As soon as you start the game, proceed and talk to Clavell. Until the conversation is over, there is nothing you need to prepare for.

  5. Make It Manual Save
  6. Best Starter Pokemon Selection Method Walkthrough 3

    After proceeding just before the selection part, press the 'X' button to open the settings, then change the "Autosave" to "No" and save manually. Please note that if the save is ongoing, you could experience interruptions.

  7. Reset Without Saving
  8. If you are not satisfied with the Starter Pokemon that you picked, end the game on the home screen. You can return to the part just before choosing Starter Pokemon so repeat this step until you are satisfied.

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