Top 10 Most Useless Starter Pokemon


Avid Pokemon specialists may appreciate this new Pokemon-centric ranking as it lists the starter Pokemon that voters have deemed to be the most useless, a topic bound to confuse those not educated in the ways of Pokemon.

The ranking:

1. Chikorita (Pokémon Gold and Silver)


2. Piplup (Pokémon Diamond and Pearl)


3. Bulbasaur (Pokémon Red and Blue)


4. Squirtle (Pokémon Red and Blue)


5. Chespin (Pokémon X and Y)


6 (tie). Charmander (Pokémon Red and Blue)


6 (tie). Turtwig (Pokémon Diamond and Pearl)


8. Treecko (Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire)


9. Froakie (Pokémon X and Y)


10. Tepig (Pokémon Black and White)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:18 25/05/2016 # ! Good (+0.8)

    What the hell is Bulbasaur doing on this list?

    He was easily the best in gen 1.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 25/05/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And let's not forget:

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:08 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Venasaur is actually one of the best starters in the game. He's right there in the "Overused" tier right there with speedboost Blaziken.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:57 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    go play the original ruby/sapphire, pfft "speedboost blaziken".

    Comment by Anonymous

    Actually, he was pretty bad. Rock and water in the first two gyms and there was no Metal Claw in Red and Blue like there is in the remakes. His evolution is obviously better, but in the gyms where he's likely still a Charmander, he's pretty useless.

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    Comment by ALAKTORN
    07:41 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But he said Bulbasaur…

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:59 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is stupid considering the point of the game is to catch many different types so your main starter is really just clean up while you raise 5 other pokemon of your choosing, if you go to the gym with just bulbasaur and some level ones it's your fucking fault and deserve to die or your a little kid who doesn't understand the game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Red/Blue gen grass starter is strong vs most of the gym battles. Even the ones where there's no damage advantage, the grass/poison type will help mitigate incoming damage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I remember correctly, wasn't a Lv.5 bulbasaur basically immortal in the grass gym, thanks to everything trying to spam poisonpowder on it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    By the time you get to a Gym he can't roflstomp he'll already have evolved. Of course he won't sweep every Gym, no one single Pokémon will do that, but Venusaur is a pretty reliable Pokémon on the whole, and definitely on the better end of the starters.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    20:56 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, you can sweep every Gym with every Pkmn. Just only ever train one. That one will be Lv100 in no time. I did that with Scyther in Gold.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:00 29/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    i also level 1 pokemon and i sweep all gym with 1 pokemon alone, i did that until ruby version and i only using fire pokemon as my starter

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh, I see you're starting with a fire type.

    Here, let me put this rock themed gym as your first obstacle. Because you should have picked the grass type, fucktard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope you haven't been focusing on getting a Charizard over training your whole team, because here's a water gym.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:59 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Froakie is on there? Really? He is one of the bets ones to have despite the ugly pre evolution design.

    This list also features fan favorites like Chikorita and all the first generation ones which are the most popular.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Froakie was a great starter. Sure Chespin was mediocre, but to not see the trash Fennekin makes me wonder if this was just a poll about starter looks rather than one about ability.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:57 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    where's Pichu?Not Machu Picchu,you know what i mean....

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:30 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Piplup, number 2? It gets steel as a secondary type in its final form, what else do you want?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 27/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    List is 60% BS, only managing to get 4/10 right on this matter is sad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:46 27/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Froakie is here but no Oshawott?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 28/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Torchic needs to be the number one useless.
    Its fire type, flying type and fighting type. Weak against water, lightning, psychic, rock... need i say more?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 28/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd love to know where you got a version where a Pokemon can have three types. Blaziken is Fire/Fighting. Water, Psychic, Flying, and Ground are the weaknesses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only one on the list I somewhat agree with is Tepig, and that's only because gen V movepools in general tended to suck. Most of them are viable choices even in the PvP metagame, and even chikorita can evolve into a decent staller if you build it right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck the guy who made this list. My Meganium offed a Tyranitar in one hit, defeated a Lugia, paralyzed a Ho-oh and left a Mewtwo in yellow before falling.

    You want real trash starters? Where the fuck is Pikachu in this list?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    agreed, pikachu fails as a starter and most people have probably forgotten about yellow version.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:57 29/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    because theres no remake of yellow version

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:55 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The list isn't "my overleveled starter can kill _____", it's "this starter is not as good as the other starters in comparison".

    Though considering Froakie and Bulbasaur are even on the list, just proved how fully bullshit this list is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:23 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bulbasaur (and its evolutions) was by far the best grass pokemon of gen 1. That was already enough of a reason to not be on this list.
    He is super effective for the first 2 gyms and resistant to the 3rd and 4th.

    Instead of Charizard you can have Moltres and instead of Blastoise you can have Gyarados (speaking about gen 1)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chikorita wasn't good for fighting but at least he was cute...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:09 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    So if Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur are useless starters in Pokemon Red/Blue, then with what Pokemon are you gonna start??? A FUCKING RATTATA IN THE GRASS?!?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 26/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, the list's name should be something like "the worst to the best starter pokemon"

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:05 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Crap...another bunch of USELESS japs who dont fucking know about pokemon. Charmander is a good option inclusive in the pokedex say to is good so you capture one, Trecko equal is a decent option to a melee class pokemon and semi ranged, bulbasaur and his cannon is the best of the list great dmg and good def.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    charmander was useless for the first two gyms. good pokemon, bad starter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:53 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol melee, ranged
    u sound like u r talking about a moba, not pokemon

    Comment by Anonymous

    Typical racist & egotistical response

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    Comment by Robert D Viewing
    12:50 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But he's right a lot of those starters aren't useless at all and either were good back when their game came out (mostly pre-gen 3) or they're pretty much gods of their competitive division.

    Not even half of that list is correct although that's the same with almost any list sankaku post.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:31 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Typical Jap-tard dumbass tops liker.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesnt make sense for all the first generation starters to be "useless". So this is poorly made.

    Grass type starters are bad as grass is a bad type. they lack offense and often have slow speed. Grass has alot of weaknesses and few strengths. I like green so that is the one upside.

    Water isnt bad, but its very common, so its a waste to make your rare starter that type. Get a fishing rod and find a water type.

    Fire is usually the best as its strong on offense, somewhat rare, and has good type strength and weaknesses. Also, fire type starters evolve to look badass.

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    Comment by Dan Hibiki
    08:13 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Froakie? Really? Greninja with protean is beast. And fuck anyone who has anything bad to say about charizard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:20 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    char* is a good pokemon, but for red/blue it was bad as a starter, because you couldn't use it for the first two gyms.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or Blastoise for the matter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:31 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    List is complete GARBAGE some don't belong here...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:08 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Welcome to Sankaku Complex.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:18 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not surprising but still...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like where the fuck is Mudkip?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:56 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    "starter" pokemons. As always the comments are even worse than the rankings. Welcome to Sankaku Complex

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:04 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    But the mudkip line is the easy mode of RSE and ORAS

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm more of a Torchic person.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 25/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This list makes no sense! shouldn't the worst started be determined by how difficult they have against gym leaders, it's stats, abilities, learnset, type, and other factors? This is bollocks

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