Most people don’t like grass types as much as water and fire types in Pokemon, but which of the grass starts is the best?
Grass starts in Pokemon games often feel like the third choice. For grass-type starts to be appreciated, you have to be a certain kind of person, one who is more thoughtful and strategic. There are a lot of different grass starter Pokemon from different versions of games, but some are better than others.
Even though it might not be fair to compare them to the water and fire starts, you can compare them to each other. Grass starters usually get a bad rap and are written off as third choices, but there are a few high-ranked grass starters on this list that are just as good as their water and fire counterparts.
Chespin is the worst Pokémon on this list because of several things. It comes from the Kalos area. Chespin is called the “spiny nut” Pokemon. It is most like a mole, but it is a messed up version of one. Chespin’s mid-level evolution, Quilladin, is just a round version of Chespin, and Chesnaught’s final evolution, Chesnaught, is a big white dinosaur-mole creature that looks nothing like the first two.
Fighting is also Chesnaught’s backup type, but it won’t be used again for a few generations. It’s the worst choice out of the three Kalos starters, mostly because its end form isn’t very attractive. Chesnaught’s end form, a big round shell like many other grass starters, is forced because it doesn’t make sense with its base form.
Hidden Ability and Strongest Attack: Chespin was debuted in Generation VI, but it didn’t really make a big splash. Its hidden ability and strongest attack were just okay. Even though it looks strange, Chespin has some good moves. It learns Wood Hammer at level 48, which is its best move. The move has 10 PP and a power of 120, which is very high. Bulletproof is a secret ability of Chespin that keeps it safe from ball and bomb moves.
Snivy could be one of the rare times when a snake is not cool. The grass snake Snivy is one of three very weak starter Pokemon that live in the Unova area. Over the course of its evolutions, Snivy loses its legs and grows a longer body and gold trimmings to become Serperior, a royal snake. There’s no other type, and it’s nothing special besides being a big snake.
Even though it starts with an idea that could have led to something interesting, like a snake with legs, the end result is just a garden snake. How did Game Freak mess up a snake so badly? Snakes are naturally cool animals, and they’ve made a few well-designed snake Pokemon in the past, but the most famous snake Pokemon is by far the worst in terms of design and execution. Snivy has one of the least interesting ways to evolve out of all of the starting Pokemon.
Hidden Ability and Strongest Attack: Snivy first appeared in Generation V. It has a hidden ability and a strong attack. This Pokemon was a huge hit with anime fans, but players didn’t like it as much as they should have. Contrary is Snivy’s secret skill. It does the opposite of everything that happens when Snivy is in fight. So, if Snivy’s opponent tries to lower its attack, Contrary will make it go up. Leaf Storm is a move that Snivy learns at level 43. It has a power of 130 but only hits 90% of the time.
Sprigatito is the newest member of the list of Grass-type starts, which is growing all the time. It has light green fur all over its body, and dark green leaves make a design around its eyes. Sprigatito wants care from its trainers just like any other cat. Sprigatito’s first change is Floragato, which is a two-legged cat. Floragato changes into Meowscarada, which is a beautiful Pokémon.
Meowscarada is a Grass/Dark type, but it has a lot of flaws that make it bad for battle. It does have the “Protean” Hidden Ability, but it has been changed in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, making it less useful.
Hidden Ability and Strongest Attack: The new grass-type Pokemon is one of the better grass-type starters. As was already said, Protean is Sprigatito’s hidden power. Energy Ball, which has 90 power and a 100% chance of hitting the opponent, is its strongest move.
Treecko is a great starting Pokémon, but it’s not higher on the list because there are other Pokémon that are just as good. The Treecko isn’t as good as Mudkip and Torchic in the Hoenn region because Mudkip and Torchic have extra types in their final evolutions while Sceptile doesn’t, excluding the mega evolution, which is a very special case.
Treecko starts out as a very small woodland gecko and grows to be a very big woodland gecko. It’s not clear and not very interesting. At first glance, Treecko seems like it should be better, but when players break it down, Treecko just can’t keep up with some of the other grass starts on this list.
Hidden Ability and Strongest Attack: Treecko’s Unburden is a pretty strong secret ability, and it is also its strongest attack. If the thing Treecko is holding is stolen or used, Treecko moves faster. This skill can be very helpful in tough situations where the player needs to hit first. Leaf Storm is Treecko’s best move. It has the power to do a lot of damage.
The Kanto region and the Johto region are both good candidates for the GOAT region. Still, Chikorita is a strong number 3 Johto starter, just like most grass starters. That doesn’t mean Chikorita isn’t good, but Totodile and Cyndaquil are better choices.
The Chikorita development line also gets extra points for being very unique and not being based on any animal. The only thing that comes close to Meganium is a dinosaur, but that’s about it. Meganium also does a good job of embracing the beauty and elegance of nature without focusing too much on being a big tank with a shell, like many of the other grass starters do.
Hidden Ability and Strongest Attack: Chikorita is a cute Pokemon that has won fans’ hearts. The Pokemon’s hidden power is Leaf Guard, which stops all status conditions from happening in bright sunlight. This skill can be useful in a lot of different ways. Solar Beam is Chikorita’s most powerful move. It has a power of 120.
Even though Grookey might not be the best Grass starter, it is still one of the better choices. Grookey is known as the “chimp” Pokemon. It has a lot of personality and would reward any master who tried to catch it.
It is great for early-game fights because it is fast and has a high attack. As with all starts, the talk about Grookey’s importance centers on how it will end up. Rillaboom doesn’t have any Special moves, but it has a very high Attack and more than enough HP. Its base Speed of 85 isn’t going to blow away the competition, but it is high enough that Rillaboom won’t be vulnerable.
Hidden Ability and Strongest Attack: Grookey’s hidden power is Grassy Surge, which is also his best attack. When Grookey joins the fight, this ability turns the ground into a grassy area. Grassy Surge is very helpful, especially for Pokemon that are made of grass. Wood Hammer, which Grookey learns at level 32, is its best move.
Tortoises are very interesting animals, which makes Turtwig a great way to start Grass. Turtwig and Torterra’s last development are made to look like grass and dirt. Torterra feels like it really came from the Earth and has the power of the Earth itself. Instead of beauty, Turtwig and its development line are about the power of Earth and nature.
Turtwig is tied with Piplup as the best starter Pokémon in the Sinnoh area. It easily beats Chimchar. The designs for all of Turtwig’s evolutions are great. Even the middle-level evolution, Grotle, is a good step between the two forms and doesn’t feel like too big of a leap.
Hidden Ability and Strongest Attack: Turtwig’s Shell Armor is not the best hidden ability, but it can be useful in some cases. It keeps Turtwig from getting critical hits, which can sometimes be annoying. At level 45, Turtwig learns Leaf Storm, which can kill the opponent’s Pokemon with just one hit.
The first grass starter Pokémon from Kanto. Bulbasaur may be the third best grass starter in Kanto, but he is the second best grass starter overall. Being a cabbage toad, Bulbasaur is one of the best Pokémon. Venusaur, the last form of Bulbasaur, is not only the mascot for both Pokemon Green and Pokemon LeafGreen, but it is also one of the scariest and strongest grass Pokemon.
Venusaur is one of the few early starts with a double type, as it is both grass and poison. Ivysaur is also a great mid-level design. It looks like a logical step between Bulbasaur’s first and last forms.
Hidden Ability and Strongest Attack: Bulbasaur is one of the most well-known Pokemon of all time. It has a hidden ability and a strong attack. The Kanto starter Pokemon is a Grass type. Its hidden power is Chlorophyll, which makes the Pokemon move faster in bright sunlight. Solar Beam and Double Edge are Bulbasaur’s best moves. The power of each move is 120.
There are only two “bird” Pokemon that come as starters in all of the games, and both of them are the best.Torchic is the other one, but Rowlet from the Alola area is the best grass starter of all time. Rowlet gets a lot of points for being a cute version of an owl, but its final development is the best part.
Decidueye is a ghost and grass double type, which is one of the most creative and interesting mixtures of all the starters. Decidueye is a strange bird that looks like a cross between a big owl and an archer. It is both cool and sneaky.Some of the best Pokemon are ghosts, so having a starting change into one is like a dream come true.
Hisuian Form: Rowlet was one of the three starter Pokemon in Legends Arceus, which was set in the area of Hisui. In this form, Rowlet looks like a person from Hisui. Rowlet’s last growth was changed and gave it a new type, just like the other two. Decidueye is a Grass/Fighting-type Pokemon in Drive Mad game. This isn’t a bad type, but it’s not as good as the real thing.
Hidden Ability and Strongest Move:Rowlet’s Long Reach is one of the best, if not the best, hidden skills in the game. It is also Rowlet’s strongest move. With this skill, Rowlet can avoid any effects that a contact move could cause. Brave Bird, which has a power of 120, is Rowlet’s most powerful move.