Pokémon Legends: Arceus has arrived on Nintendo Switch. Along with this comes an important choise: which starter Pokémon will you choose? Never fear, Chit Hot’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus Starters Guide will help you decide which is the best Pokémon for you!
Who Are the Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus?
As is tradition in Pokémon games, there are three possible choices. In this Pokémon Legends: Arceus Starters Guide we will showcase every aspect of Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott.
Typically starter Pokémon will be new additions to the series. However, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is different. These are all familiar faces: Rowlet was introduced back in the seventh generation, Cyndaquil in the second and Oshawott in the fifth.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Starters Guide
Now that you know the three Pokémon available to choose from, here’s the statistics breakdown for each!
|First Evolution (Quilava)||At Level 14|
|Second Evolution (Hisuian Typhlosion)||At Level 36|
|First Evolution (Dewott)||At Level 17|
|Second Evolution (Hisuian Samurott)||At Level 36|
|First Evolution (Dartrix)||At level 17|
|Second Evolution (Hisuian Decidueye)||At level 34|
Different Pokémon for Different Players
Now that the raw stats are out of the way, what does it all mean? Basically Rowlet is a safe bet. If you’re undecided about how you’re going to play Pokémon Legends: Arceus, then Rowlet is a relatively sturdy quick evolution pathway. Cyndaquil is a better long-term option, given that its final form, Hisuian Typhlosion, has the highest overall stats.
Based on stats alone, Oshawott is the worst starter Pokémon. However in practice it’s actually a fair choice. Oshawott is a water-type fighter and is therefore capable of inflicting extra damage on rock opponents. Given that you will be encountering a lot of those in the early hours of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Oshawott can give you an easier start to the game.
So there you have it! Chit Hot’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus Starters Guide in full. Which Pokémon have you decided to use as your start? Let us know in the comments below!