These aren’t the starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Moon

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A new year, a new Pokémon game! With Pokémon Sun and Moon having just been revealed a few weeks ago, it’s once again time to catch ‘em all. Yet again, for the seventh time in a row. Crippling addiction to having an entire zoo worth of monsters that cock-fight it out in a society whose entire infrastructure is based on capturing and battling with creatures that have the power to bend reality and transcend death itself, I’m naturally amped up.

The hardest choice you’ll ever have to make in a Pokémon game however, is always which starter Pokémon to choose. The trio of starters have always been simple: Choose either a water, fire or grass type pocket monster, and watch your rival pick the one that has a natural advantage to your decision, because they’re bastards like that. There’ve been a couple of great starters over the years, such as the adorable Tepig, the not-shrubbish at all Turtwig and an actual ninja frog that Froakie eventually evolves into.

So what does Pokemon Sun and Moon have on the way then? You might have seen this tweet floating around lately:

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It is of course, a massive fake. There’s numerous hints here of course. For starters (HA!), new Pokémon are usually announced in the Japanese kid-friendly CoroCoro Comic magazine, while the character artwork looks a tad bit off. According to Kotaku, there’s also the matter of the actual font used, which is usually simplified for kids as well.

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And that’s not even mentioning the strange punctuation present, something unheard of in a nation that has insane quality control and heavily-overworked media studios. That, and CoroCoro has already promised a first look at Pokémon Sun and Moon critters in their upcoming April issue. Or special features to be precise, with monthly info dumps.

Although I will miss the chance to rise a fire-type bear starter whose special ability hands out movie awards to actors who truly deserve it.

Last Updated: March 14, 2016

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  • Ghost In The Rift

    My best starters are Charmander and Totodile the last time i played FTW!!!!

    • Bro. Cyndiquil and Torchic. I’ll take my Typhlosion and Blaziken any day of the week.

  • HairyEwok

    These pokemon evolved so much to a point where they look like a plushie toy. I still love my first gen pokemon and how they looked.

    • iscmarkiemark

      I wish these newer games provided generation filters… so I could play with just gen 1 when in the wild except for like the pokemon in the story, for ex. Luigi in Silver or Yveltal in Y

      • Randall J Murray

        Yea catching Luigi is cool but Mario has a better movepool.

      • Jeremy PutoTyra Combo

        It’s Lugia not Luigi… Why would you want to ever catch Luigi in pokemon for? When he is a Mario character…

        • Yatzui

          You just killed the joke man, next time just hush and laugh at it, but Randall is right, Mario has a better movepool than Luigi, so catching mario would be better then after you get the good moves, evolve Mario into Fire Mario with the Fire Stone, or Penguin Mario with the Water Stone

          • Devoid

            You guys are crazy Luigi’s special Stat is through the roof. His stats are better than Luigi and he can defeat ghost types in a breeze.

          • Calamity

            man idk, with luigis physical defense that low, i just need to throw out my baby bowser and tell him to do his shell spin attack. boom otk ftw!!!

        • iscmarkiemark

          lmao hilarious typo on my end. good laugh

  • Lord Jacob

    Fennekin and Oshawott are my favorites. Oshawott because of my breastly lv 100 Samurott I used to have. And Fennekin is so cute =3

    • Anubis Lucario

      Is that Samurott a female? xDDD

  • Lord Jacob

    I mean BEASTLY lv 100 Samurott


    i never keep the starter pokemon as my partner, i usually use another pokemon that i have traded in to my game like the noibat that i trained to a level 100 noivern, who is still my favourite pokemon ever

  • Dio Brando

    Gen 1: Charmander
    Gen 2: Totodile
    Gen 3: Mudkip
    Gen 4: Chimchar
    Gen 5: Snivy
    Gen 6: Froakie

    All my favorite starters of ALL Gen’s. But I like Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Cyndaquil, Fennekin, Chespin, Torchic, Treecko too.

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