In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the middle stages of the Sinnoh starters can be caught in the wild via Island Scan on Ula'ula Island. Ash Ketchum receiving Pikachu as his Starter Pokémon.

Pokémon Battle Revolution features a Pokémon Stadium-like arena for battle, allowing Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver to link to it through wireless communications between the Nintendo DS and Wii, much like previous generations' games would link to Colosseum, XD, Stadium, and Stadium 2. Welcome to the largest community of Pokémon fans! Espeon is at level 25, knowing the TM moves Return (while also starting with maximum friendship) and Reflect. If you dive deep into the origins of all starter Pokemon from gen 4-7, then you'll notice that they share a common theme. Each starter Pokémon has three evolutionary forms.

Some towns still preserve their history and myths. List of starter Pokémon in the main series, In the Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer, In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, List of starter Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures, In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga.

and Let's Go, Eevee! The kalos starters all seem to be based on the three classic classes found in typical MMOs, knight, Mage and ninja/theif. This went on to be greatly expanded in, A redesign of the interface that displays the items in the. Whilst the common theme with the alola starters is relatively unknown, I think that they all represent different forms of art/entertainment (which ties into the fact that originally people thought that they represented a circus). Now let the battle begin! In Pokémon Zensho, much like in the Pokémon Red and Green games on which the manga was based, Professor Oak offers Satoshi and Shigeru their choice of one out of three starter Pokémon - Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle. The Physical-Special split introduced in Generation IV as well as the introduction of powerful items such as the Choice Scarf, Choice Specs, and Life Orb made competitive battling far more advanced and popular. A three-dimensional rendering of the overworld, rather than just sprites, with the same style seen in previous games.

Chimchar and Piplup are both great starters. Light Adventure Squad!. Sinnoh was meant to establish the origin of the Pokémon universe and be more mysterious and historic than other regions. Teacher Emily in the Trainer's School will use the starter that has a type advantage over the player's choice. Due to these additions this generation is widely praised by competitive battlers. Samurott is clearly based on samurais, which are Japanese. In its fourth consecutive appearance, Kanto returns in HeartGold and SoulSilver much in the same way as it did in Generation II (as a post-League area). Since it is so far north, snow can be found on its northern tip, as well as in the mountainous center of the region. All Kanto Gym Leaders give TMs, unlike in Generation II.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the player receives their starter Pokémon in Iki Town from Hala and Professor Kukui.

All the starters have their own strengths and weaknesses, but the primary reason behind choosing Chimchar is simple. Shauna will trade the unevolved form of her starter Pokémon, having received it as an Egg. In the extended version of the trailer, Rosa is also seen using Serperior to battle Cheren's Stoutland. Gladion, in his Title Defense battle in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, will have a fully evolved Kanto Starter whose type is the same as the player's starter. The advancements introduced in Generation IV include: Like Generation III, Generation IV introduces a new region disconnected from all previous ones, the Sinnoh region, found far north of Kanto and Johto. Choosing Snivy gives the player a Panpour, Tepig a Pansage, and Oshawott a Pansear. Instead, they usually have a Pokémon they were given by their parents when they were infants that they use as their starter Pokémon. In Pokémon X and Y, the player, Shauna, and Serena/Calem receive their starter Pokémon: Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie in Aquacorde Town from Tierno, who was asked by Professor Sycamore to deliver them. In the core series games (with two exceptions), the player can choose a fire, water, or grass-type starter Pokémon at level 5. The player's friend Hop will choose the Pokémon with a type disadvantage to the player's choice. Leon takes the remaining Pokémon into his care, eventually using its final form in the Championship Match against the player. As such, even advanced Trainers may still use their starter Pokémon, and they will often be the most powerful Pokémon on their respective teams. (Primarina could also tie in with the feejee mermaid, which was a fake mermaid crafted for the famed 'freak show' which was a form of circus). This Pokémon will be used to battle the first wild Pokémon that the Trainer encounters. Every player character in all of the Generation IV games has a Wii in their room, referencing its status as the current Nintendo console during the generation. Most characters in the manga do not start out with one of the Pokédex-related starter Pokémon.