What is the best starter Pokemon in Pearl?
There are only opinions to this question, not facts. So MY
opinion is that Piplup is, because Empoleon turns out to be quite
strong. It has many, many types that are weak to it and nothing
that is EXTREMELY harmful to it. Go to http://Pokemon.marriland.com
for more info. On the left hand side of the home page click pokedex
under Diamond/Pearl and there will be a list of all the Pokemon in
Actually they are all great, but I like Turtwig and Piplup more
than Chimchar, considering almost every move that Chimchar learns
is Fighting and Fire type. Which makes it bad, because my Infernape
ended up having 2 Fighting type moves and 2 Fire type moves, but I
cancelled 1 Fire type move out with Rock Climb, which is also quite
strong, and it can confuse the opponent.
Turtwig is great at defending and attacking, but when it fights
with a fast Pokemon, it'll be dead by then. But its extra Ground
type when it evolves into Torterra will defeat Poison type Pokemon
with just 1 Earthquake, which I like.
Piplup is great at defending, but its speed and attack are not
that good. But its all quite balanced, though. The best attack it
can learn is Brine! You can think that it is quite weird for me to
like Brine, well, its because Brine will do double the damage when
the opponent's HP has only half or less left. Brine's will normally
do only 60 damage each time it hits, but if it gets doubled, it'll
do 120 damage, cool!
Okay, enough with Brine, so that's all I have, pick your
Oh if you want to choose Chimchar.
Chimchar has high speed and great attack, but its defense isn't
that good. And you must really get another great Pokemon, because
Chimchar really, learns a lot of Fighting and Fire moves, other
than different types. So it isn't really great if you want to
complete the game with just one Pokemon.