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Pokemon Quest Starter Pokemon - What is the Best Starter Pokemon in Pokemon Quest

Evolving Pokemon in Pokemon Quest, cooking recipes, best Pokemon in Pokemon Quest, and more.

Guide by Jake Green, .

Pokemon Quest launched during a press conference held by Nintendo on May 29. 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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  • Avatar for curtiswilliamhinze94 #1 curtiswilliamhinze94 A month ago
    I got a shiny ponyta...it has bluehair
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  • Avatar for ryantrammell75 #2 ryantrammell75 A month ago
    I just got a shiny Magikarp!!!
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  • Avatar for zacholdham08 #3 zacholdham08 A month ago
    I just got a shiny dratini
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  • Avatar for SirSoupcan #4 SirSoupcan A month ago
    I've pulled two shiny Pokemon so far (Spearow and Bulbasaur). Don't know if this helps the odds, but both times, I had made a single-color meal (all apricorn when I pulled Spearow, all honey when I got Bulbasaur).
    And if this helps anyone else, did all icy stone in a bronze pot, didn't get a shiny there, but I did pull 2 Dratini and a Tangela with just the one meal.
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  • Avatar for imadeanewaccounttoco #5 imadeanewaccounttoco A month ago
    I got shiny growlithe and duduo so that’s an addition to the list
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  • Avatar for karlosilveti27 #6 karlosilveti27 A month ago
    What level does eggsegcute evolve into eggsegutor?
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  • Avatar for karlosilveti27 #7 karlosilveti27 A month ago
    What level does eggsegcute evolve into eggsegutor?
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  • Avatar for karlosilveti27 #8 karlosilveti27 A month ago
    What level does eggsegcute evolve into eggsegutor?
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  • Avatar for karlosilveti27 #9 karlosilveti27 A month ago
    What level does eggsegcute evolve into eggsegutor?
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  • Avatar for bryanmay92 #10 bryanmay92 A month ago
    Starmie with hydro pump is the best dps in the game, Im suprised you don't have it on the list.. phycic is no where NEAR the best dps in the game lol have you even cleared 12-boss?
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  • Avatar for moochan #11 moochan 25 days ago
    I get why people try Free to Play on console but outside of Fortnight I can't really think of another big console Free to Play game. Especially when monetization is part of the gameplay. Pac-Man 256 I felt handle things well enough. Free to Play on mobile and $5 or so bucks on console and took out the monetization and just let people enjoy it.
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  • Avatar for tomasrodriguez32 #12 tomasrodriguez32 24 days ago
    I got a shiny growth on my first try getting a Pokémon
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  • It's weird how Nintendo and Microsoft team up to promote cross-play, and for this game, they just don't care :(
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  • Avatar for Baneslayer510 #14 Baneslayer510 21 days ago
    I got a shiny Meowth but honestly I couldn't even tell until it said I had completed the challenge get to get a shiny pokemon. It doesn't really look different to me even as an evolved Persian. It has a star in the corner though so I know it's not an error lol.
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  • Avatar for danielkhushairi68 #15 danielkhushairi68 18 days ago
    I got a shiny vulpix. But not from cooking rather the daily friendly pokemon. So i guess thats another way to get a shiny pokemon. Simply randomEdited 3 weeks ago by danielkhushairi68
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  • Avatar for ritzasajar65 #16 ritzasajar65 17 days ago
    It's a good thing that they're following the national Pokedex on how to evolve Pokemon.
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  • Avatar for ritzasajar65 #17 ritzasajar65 17 days ago
    @curtiswilliamhinze94 OMG You can get a shiny?????
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  • Avatar for Maniaco1975 #18 Maniaco1975 17 days ago
    I wonder to know there is pokemon lvls to evolve but if you get a pokemon already passed that lvl when will evolve?
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  • Avatar for dallashancock75 #19 dallashancock75 16 days ago
    Just got shiny shellder
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  • Avatar for Noodle2002 #20 Noodle2002 15 days ago
    Does any one know what level Tangela evolves? In standard Pokémon games it evolves into Tangrowth if you level up while knowing ancient power. Does that mean I have to reteach Tangela until she learns ancient power? Or does it evolve at a certain level
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  • Avatar for christophermo02 #21 christophermo02 15 days ago
    Hey guys, im trying to get an alekezam and have been cooking with the silver pot. I got a level 59 abra. Does anyone know if it would still be able to evolve?
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  • Avatar for zacbarnes38 #22 zacbarnes38 14 days ago
    @Noodle2002 you cant evolve it because its not first gen i believe
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  • Avatar for Ritsu-Anime #23 Ritsu-Anime 13 days ago
    Hey guys I got a lv 30 Machop is it still able to evolve?
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  • Avatar for maddilensing04 #24 maddilensing04 12 days ago
    I got a shiny poliwag! Color difference was so subtle I didn’t even notice at first!
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  • Avatar for răzvanzinca92 #25 răzvanzinca92 11 days ago
    @Ritsu-Anime Yes, it still can evolve
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  • Avatar for Vealey #26 Vealey 7 days ago
    So I brought a level 55 Abra into my camp, any idea on how to make him evolve since he's way past his evolution level?
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  • Avatar for Drudd #27 Drudd 6 days ago
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  • Avatar for Drudd #28 Drudd 6 days ago
    The recipe for the Ground food is 2 Fossils and 3 Big Roots, found this through testing. Tried the combination thinking it seemed kinda Groundy and it turned out to be correct. Got a Cubone from this.
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  • Avatar for Drudd #29 Drudd 6 days ago
    @Noodle2002 Tangrowth isn't in this game because it was introduced in Gen 4, Diamond & Pearl. Quest only has Gen 1 so unfortunately you can't obtain later-Gen evolutions like Tangrowth (4), Crobat (2), Slowing (2), Magnezone (4), etc.
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  • Avatar for Flitterbug #30 Flitterbug 5 days ago
    What's the best way to get a shiny pokemon? I wasn't aware that you could get them, but I would like to have one.
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  • Avatar for rennix #31 rennix 5 days ago
    If I get a level 57 machop from the pot how do I evolve it?
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  • Avatar for JToTheJ #32 JToTheJ 4 days ago
    The best way to level up and evolve is by cooking and attracting the same type of Pokemons, then use them for training. There's the app that helped me a lot when I played Pokemon Quest. It generates the recipes based on how many ingredients you have, and you can filter by pot, quality or recipe type.

    For Apple devices, Quest Recipe Guide: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quest-recipe-guide/id1412495863?ls=1&mt=8.
    For Android devices, Pokemon Quest Recipes: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jjhe.pokemonquestrecipe
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  • My first shiny was after getting about 100 Pokémon to my camp. It’s an exeggcute.
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  • Avatar for xXKiwieXx #34 xXKiwieXx 4 days ago
    @christophermo02 yes it will. It will evolve as soon as it levels up 1 level
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  • Avatar for edgoulding72 #35 edgoulding72 3 days ago
  • Avatar for xXKiwieXx #36 xXKiwieXx 3 days ago
    Why doesn’t Onix evolve?
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  • Avatar for xXKiwieXx #37 xXKiwieXx 3 days ago
    @rennix level it up just one time per evolve
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  • Avatar for Tobirama-Senju #38 Tobirama-Senju 2 days ago
    @xXKiwieXx onix evolves to steelix which is gen 2Edited Yesterday by Tobirama-Senju
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  • Avatar for hterrance15 #39 hterrance15 2 days ago
    Are you retarded? For one, the best buffer is Machop, because Machops bingos can go up to 45% cooldown ratio of the move bulk up, and it's usually a 20 second cooldown for each bulk up you apply, and each stack has its own cooldown, without Machop, it takes 8 seconds to cast each bulk up, so 3 stacks requires a 24 second cast time, but with machops 45% CDR, it's less then 15 seconds to get all 3 stacks off, and 3 stacks gives a 80% buff, the cap, to every Pokemon on your team. And for two, psychic is not the best fucking DPS in the game. Starmie hydro pump is. People are getting 1:00 clears on the last stage with that. Nobody even uses psychic Alakazam as the "best team" you're so dumb. At least do some research. Even Vine whip on a Bulbasaur is better then psychic. And you also forget that evolving pokemon lower the bingos you receive. You seem to be very misinformed on everything, I don't think creating this guide was your best idea.
    EDIT: Yeah...stick to a beginner's guide. Sorry if this sounded harsh. But I hate misleading content. People like Verlisify are annoying. But you actually changed everything around. I believe that you do not have any misleading motives, so therefore I am not annoyed at you.Edited 5 times. Last edited Yesterday by hterrance15
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