Kanto Starters: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu and Eevee.

Kanto Starters are the starter Pokémon belonging to the Kanto region. There are five starter Pokémon.

Starter type Ability
Bulbasaur Grass/Poison Overgrow
Charmander Fire Blaze
Squirtle Water Torrent
Pikachu

YPE

Electric Static
Eevee

YPE

Normal Run Away/Adaptability

Games

Pokémon Green, Red, Blue, FireRed and LeafGreen

Kanto Starters (FR & LG): Charmander (left), Bulbasaur (mid), Squirtle (right).

In Pokémon Green, Pokémon Red and Blue, and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the player receives one of the Kanto starters Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle as his first Pokémon from Professor Oak. The player's rival receives the starter Pokémon whose type is stronger against the player's chosen starter.

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon Yellow Starter: Pikachu

In the Pokémon Yellow Version game, the player does not receive one of the three starters as his first Pokémon but a Pikachu that Professor Oak has captured. The player's rival will receive an Eevee. The player will obtain the Kanto starter Pokémon later in the game. A girl in Cerulean City will give the player a Bulbasaur, but only if the friendship between the player and his Pikachu is high. At the north of Route 24, a boy gives the player a Charmander. In Vermilion City, Officer Jenny gives the player a Squirtle after the player has defeated the Vermilion City Gym.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Starters: Partner Pikachu and Partner Eevee.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player receives one of the Partner Pokémon, Pikachu or Eevee as their first Pokémon depending on which version of the game they are playing. The player's rival will receive a regular Pikachu or Eevee in those games. Much like with Pokémon Yellow, the player will obtain the Kanto starter Pokémon later in the game. they will be same way as they did in Pokémon Yellow. The Kanto starter Pokémon will also gained the power of Mega evolution once Blue gives the player Key stone and Mega Stones for the Kanto Starters Pokémon, which will unlock the final gym in Viridian City.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Professor Oak will allow the player to choose one of the Kanto starter Pokémon after obtaining all the 16 gym badges and defeating Red.

Pokémon X and Y

In Pokémon X and Y, Professor Sycamore will allow the player to choose one of the Kanto starters when the player visits his lab in Lumiose City and defeats him in a battle. He will also give the player a Mega Stone corresponding to the Pokémon which the player chooses:

  • If the play chooses Bulbasaur: Venasaurite
  • If the player chooses Charmander: Charizardite X (X) Charizardite Y (Y)
  • If the player chooses Squirtle: Blastoisnite

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Kanto starters can be caught in the wild via Island Scan on Melemele Island.

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the player receives a Charmander as a gift from Leon in Postwick after surpassing him as Champion, which will be capable of Gigantamaxing when fully evolved.

In The Isle of Armor, Honey will let the player choose either Bulbasaur or Squirtle after completing the Master Dojo's first trial. Once fully evolved, these Pokémon will be capable of Gigantamaxing. Honey will keep the Pokémon not chosen by the player, and use it on her team.

In The Crown Tundra, Ivysaur, Charmeleon, and Wartortle can be found in Dynamax Adventures.

Anime

Main

Supporting

  • Gary started his journey with a Squirtle as it evolved into Wartortle then into Blastoise.
  • Ritchie:
    • Started off with a Charmander, which he nicknamed Zippo, but has since evolved into Charmeleon.
    • Caught a Pikachu, which its nicknamed Sparky.
  • Gary caught a Eevee but has since evolved into a Unbreon.
  • Virgil raised various Eevee and evolved seven out of eight them.
  • Alain began his journey to search for a Mega Stone with a Charmander as it evolved into Charmeleon then into Charizard.
  • Tierno started with a Squirtle as it evolved into Wartortle then into Blastoise
  • Shauna started out with a Bulbasaur but has since evolved into Ivysaur.
  • Trevor started with a Charmander as it evolved into Charmeleon then into Charizard.
  • Gladion found an injured Eevee when he was little but has since evolved into a Umbreon.
  • Ilima started with a Eevee.

Minor

Trivia

  • The Kanto starters and the Hoenn starters are the only set of starters capable of Mega Evolution.
    • Additionally, the Kanto starters and the Galar starters are the only set of starters capable of Gigantamaxing.
      • This makes the Kanto starters the only set of starters that can both Mega evolve and Gigantamax.

Gallery

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Anime

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