A new generation of Pokémon has arrived, and as usual, that means you have another selection of three starter Pokémon to choose from. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet don’t break too much with tradition, once again introducing you to three adorable creatures representing the series’ three most fundamental types: fire (Fuecoco), water (Quaxly), and grass (Sprigatito). ). Before you make your selection, however, you might want to know more about what they ultimately become through their evolutions, and that’s where we can help.
Ultimately, the final evolutions of the three Pokemon revolve around different types of stage performers. As a result, each of them seems bipedal to some degree. The adorable little Fuecoco, for example, becomes Skeledirge, the “Singer Pokemon”, and his entry into the Pokedex mirrors the pose of an opera singer.
All three also get unusual subtypes this time around. Typically, Fire has been associated with Fighting, to the point where Pokemon fans make jokes on repeat, but this time it’s the water evolution of Quaxly that gets a Fighting subtype. Fuecoco evolves into a Fire and Ghost type, while Sprigatito gets a Grass and Dark combo. They also each learn a handful of other move types – for example, Sprigatito eventually learns the Fairy-type move Play Rough.
Whichever you choose, your rival Nemona will choose the one weak to him. So if you pick Sprigatito, for example, you’ll be fighting Nemona and her Quaxly on a regular basis, since water is weak to grass. Ultimately, which one you choose will come down to personal preference, and as always, there will be plenty of Fire, Water, and Grass Pokemon roaming the wilds to fill in the gaps on your roster.
Sprigatito – Floragato – Meowscarada (Pokemon Magician) – Grass, Dark
Fuecoco – Crocalor – Skeledirge (Singer Pokemon) – Fire, Ghost
Quaxly – Quaxwell – Quaquaval (Dancer Pokemon) – Water, Fighting
Fuecoco is probably the choice if you want to have the smoothest path in the early game. While Gyms can technically be supported in any order, their Gym Leaders will have increasingly powerful Pokémon, 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 up early in the game until you can build up a bigger roster of monsters. As a bonus, his eventual Ghost type will help in later matchups against other powerful Psychic and Ghost opponents. For more on order of play in open-world play, check out our ordering badges guide.
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