Pokemon Sun and Moon are nearing their release date and I couldn’t be more excited! Have you had a look at the new Starter Pokemon yet? They all look pretty amazing. Actually, they all look pretty amazing except for the water starter…it looks eerily similar to Piplup. Now don’t get me wrong, Piplup is a a super adorable Pokemon, but it eventually turns into Emploleon; the Pokemon of whom I kind hate…with a passion. Any who, lets discuss the new starters:
First up we have Rowlet. Rowlet is a grass/flying type Pokemon; joining a relatively small list of other grass/flying type Pokemon. Rowlet’s base ability is Overgrow, which is essentially useless in my opinion. That ability will likely change to something more “useful” upon evolution…like Gale Wings for example. On another note, I think that we can all agree that this Pokemon was designed as a cross between a beach ball and an owl.
Next we have Popplio. Unfortunately, there’s no dual typing here; you just get an ordinary water type. There really isn’t anything “special” about Popplio given the current information being provided about it, but that could change. Its base ability is Torrent, which much like Overgrow, typically doesn’t have a “practical” use.
And last, but certainly not least, we have Litten! A.K.A. The Fire Cat! Litten is a pure Fire Type Pokemon with the ability Blaze, which actually proves useful in certain situations, unlike its overgrow and torrent counterparts.
Litten is my favorite of the new 3. Having Litten as a favorite is a bit weird to me because I hardly ever “choose” to use Fire Type Pokemon. There are certain situations where you actually “have” to use a Fire Type Pokemon, or at least a fire type move. Such situations consist wholly of facing a Ferrothorn!
So, who’s your favorite new starter?