Do we ever face a more important, challenging question in life than ‘Which Starter Pokémon would you like?’ That age-old conundrum has been giving new Pokémon Trainers a headache for decades, with the start of any main series adventure having you choose between a new Grass-, Fire-, or Water-type buddy to kickstart your journey.
With eight generations of Pokémon out there in the wild, a whopping 24 Starter Pokémon now exist. We imagine most Poké-fans have their favourites or least favourites of the bunch, and it just so happens that almost 4,000 people have jumped at the chance to rank their personal favourites online over at Tiermaker.
At the time of writing, 3,942 tier lists have been submitted. The cumulative average rankings from each and every voter have been displayed in the chart below – do you agree with this order?
As you can see, it appears that the original set – Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle – are still very much the most adored Starter Pokémon on the planet. We hear people like Mudkip, too.
We actually ran our very own set of polls just over a year ago, asking Nintendo Life readers to vote for their favourite Starter Pokémon of each different type. The results show a similar story, with the original Kanto monsters being super-popular across the board.