Pokemon Sun And Moon: How To Pick The Best Starter Pokemon, Stats And Evolution Guide

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Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have their own new starter Pokemon. They are Rowlet, Litten and Popplio. These are Grass, Fire and Water type Pokemon respectively. They can be evolved to their first and second form, which changes their type and stats.

If you want to pick the best starter Pokemon from both games, you can follow the stats and details about these starters below. Depending on your preference, you can pick the starter Pokemon that fits your play style.

Rowlet (Grass/Flying)

Rowlet is a Grass/Flying type Pokemon whose final evolution is a Grass/Ghost type. It has the following stats for each stage of evolution.

HP – 68

ATK –  55

DEF – 55

SP ATK – 50

SP DEF – 50

SPEED – 42

Dartix (Grass/Flying) – Can be evolved from Rowlet by leveling up to 17.

HP – 78

ATK – 75

DEF – 75

SP ATK – 70

SP DEF – 70

SPEED – 52

Decidueye (Grass/Ghost) – Can be evolved from Dartix by leveling up to 34.

HP – 78

ATK – 107

DEF – 75

SP ATK – 100

SP DEF – 100

SPEED – 70

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Litten (Fire)

Litten is a Fire type Pokemon whose final evolution is a Fire/Dark type. It has the following stats for each stage of evolution.

HP –  45

ATK – 65

DEF – 40

SP ATK – 60

SP DEF – 40

SPEED – 70

Torracat (Fire) – Can be evolved from Litten by leveling up to 17.

HP – 65

ATK – 85

DEF – 50

SP ATK – 80

SP DEF –  50

SPEED – 90

Incineroar (Fire/Dark) – Can be evolved from Torracat by leveling up to 34.

HP – 95

ATK – 115

DEF – 90

SP ATK – 80 

SP DEF – 90

SPEED – 60

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Popplio (Water)

Popplio is a Water type Pokemon whose Final evolution is a Water/Fairy type. It has the following stats for each stage of evolution.

HP – 50

ATK – 54

DEF – 54

SP ATK – 66

SP DEF – 56

Speed – 40

Brionne (Water) – Can be evolved from Popplio by leveling up to 17.

HP – 60

ATK – 69

DEF – 69

SP ATK – 91

SP DEF – 81

Speed – 50

Primarina (Water/Fairy) – Can be evolved from Brionne by leveling up to 34

HP – 80

ATK – 74

DEF – 74

SP ATK – 126

SP DEF – 116

Speed – 60

If you want Pokemon with the best attack, you can’t go wrong with Litten’s final evolution. If you want a starter with the most balanced stats, Rowlet seems like a good fit with its final evolution. Meanwhile if you prefer a starter that excels in Special Attacks, the Popplio should be your pick.

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Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon is available now for the Nintendo 3DS in North America.