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Best Starter - Who Should You Choose?

Temtem | Best Starter - Who Should You Choose?

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Read this Temtem guide on the 3 starters: Crystle, Houchic, and Smazee! Includes info on the best starter, final evolutions, types, stats, & more!!!

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What Are The 3 Starters?

Crystle, Smazee & Houchic

Crystle IconCrystle Smazee IconSmazee Houchic IconHouchic

At the beginning of the game, you will be given a choice between 3 starters: the Crystal type Crystle, the Melee type Smazee, & the Mental type Houchic. This choice cannot be undone, so choose wisely!

Which Starter Temtem Did You Choose?

Best Starter Temtem For Story Progress

Recommended Starter Temtem

Pros and Cons
Houchic IconHouchic
Mental TypeMental

- Great Speed and Special Attack
- Mental types are very rare early on
- Will struggle against some Electric type attacks early on
- Difficult to make use of Trait "Mental Alliance" early on in game
Crystle IconCrystle
Crystal TypeCrystal

- Defensively strong with good attack.
- Crystal types are rare early on
- Useful against Barnshe early on
- Low speed
- Will have a hard time vs. the Fire Dojo
- Doesn't have very good move coverage
Smazee IconSmazee
Melee TypeMelee

- Fever Rush trait is strong
- Good early move coverage (Neutral, Melee, Earth)
- Good offensive stats
- Low defenses
- There are other Melee types early game like Saipat and Skunch

Build A Team Around Your Starter

In Temtem, it is especially important to have a balanced team that can get super-effective moves off against many opponents. As such, you'll need to build a team around your starter! Try not to double up on the same type Temtem unless absolutely necessary!

Check Out The Best Team For Early Game Here!

Be Aware Of Your Starter's Weaknesses

In a new game where you might not be familiar with all the type matchups it's important to keep in mind what your starter's weaknesses are.

The New Trinity

As you may have expected, the three types you can choose from are all strong against each other in a Rock-Paper-Scissors style. Crystal > Mental > Melee > Crystal!

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