A new generation of Pokémon is here, and as usual, that means you have another choice of three starter Pokémon to choose from. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet don’t break too much with tradition and once again bring you three adorable creatures that represent the three most basic types of the series: Fire (Fuecoco), Water (Quaxly) and Grass (Sprigatito). Before making your selection, you may want to learn more about what they ultimately become through their evolution, and we can help you with that.
spoilers to follow.
Ultimately, the final evolutions of all three Pokémon revolve around different types of stage performers. As a result, each of them looks bipedal to some degree. For example, the adorable little Fuecoco becomes Skeledirge, the “Singer Pokémon,” and its entry in the Pokedex reflects the pose of an opera singer.
The three also get some unusual subtypes this time around. Typically fire has been paired with fighting, to the point that Pokémon fans joke at the replay, but this time it’s Quaxly’s water evolution that gets a fighting subtype. Fuecoco evolves into a Fire and Ghost type, while Sprigatito gains a combination of Grass and Darkness. Each of them also learns a handful of other types of moves – for example, Sprigatito eventually learns the fairy-like move Play Rough.
Whatever you choose, your rival Nemona will choose the one that is weak. So, for example, if you choose Sprigatito, regularly fight Nemona and her Quaxly, because water is vulnerable to grass. Which one you ultimately choose will come down to personal preference, and as always, there will be plenty of Fire, Water, and Grass-type Pokémon roaming the wilds to fill in any gaps in your list.
Sprigatito – Floragato – Meowscarada (Mage Pokémon) – Grass, Dark
Fuecoco – Crocalor – Skeledirge (Singer Pokémon) – Fire Ghost
Quaxly – Quaxwell – Quaquaval (Dancer Pokémon) – Water, Fighting
Fuecoco is probably the pick if you want the smoothest path through the early game. While Gyms can technically be taken in any order, their Gym Leaders will always have stronger Pokemon, and these don’t scale with your level. Since the two easiest Gyms are Bug and Grass – both weak to Fire – Fuecoco will speed you through the early game until you can build a larger roster of monsters. As a bonus, his eventual Ghost type will help in later battles against other powerful Psychic and Ghost enemies. For more information on what order the open-world game must be played in, see our Badge Ordering Guide.
And for a lot more about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, check out How Long Does Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Take to Beat along with our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet review.
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