Pokemon Quest launched during a press conference held by Nintendo on May 29. It is a free to start action RPG on Nintendo Switch, with a mobile release coming later this month. It features all 151 of the original gen one line-up, with five pokemon being offered up to the player as starter pokemon. In this Pokemon Quest Starter Pokemon guide, we’ll break down each option, and recommend which is the best starter pokemon in Pokemon Quest.
For everything else on Pokemon Quest, you can head over to our Pokemon Quest guides hub. You’ll find beginner’s tips and tricks, details on the mobile version of the game, How Eevee evolves in Pokemon Quest and more. For now though, let’s take a look at the Pokemon Quest Starter Pokemon.
Which Starter Pokemon to Choose in Pokemon Quest
Pokemon Quest features a new active combat system which allows players to build teams of three pokemon and use them to defeat waves of enemies. The first thing you have to do in the game, just like in most Pokemon games, is pick a starter pokemon.There are five to choose from, so we’ve gathered together a list of all of them, along with their base stats:
- Charmander: ATK-126, HP-76
- Bulbasaur: ATK-76, HP-126
- Squirtle: ATK-101, HP-101
- Pikachu: ATK-131, HP-71
- Eevee: ATK-101, HP-101
The first few missions you go on in Pokemon Quest are very easy, so your starter pokemon won’t matter too much in terms of strength. Bulbasaur is a good choice as a defensive option, able to heal during battle. Charmander has good attack stats, and is able to use Fire Spin to hit groups of enemies from afar. Ultimately it all comes down to personal preference, but given that fire type pokemon are less common in the game, we’d recommend Charmander. Eevee is also a good choice, as its normal type moves will be effective early on in the game.
How to Get all Starter Pokemon in Pokemon Quest
It’s possible to collect all five starter pokemon eventually by luring more pokemon to your camp.You can check out how to attract all of the different types of Pokemon in our Pokemon Quest Recipes Guide, which gives details on every recipe and ingredient in Pokemon Quest.
Once you’ve picked your starter pokemon you’re going to want to start training them up. Head over to our Pokemon Quest Move Learning Guide, and our Pokemon Quest Evolution Guide to see the best ways to level up your pokemon. If you picked Eevee as a starter and want to know how to get Flareon, Jolteon or Vaporeon, head over to our Pokemon Quest Eevee Evolution guide.
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