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Which Starter Should You Pick in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, that Scarlet Pokemon Y Violet boot should i choose this fall? It’s a question that plagues gamers of all generations and one that people discussed online ahead of Generation IX’s November 18, 2022 release date. Here is a guide to the pros and cons of each launcher. Of course, you can also follow your instinct and choose the one that appeals to you the most.

Before choosing your starter in Scarlet/Violet, you have the opportunity to walk a bit with them. There is also an animation where everyone runs around and shows their personalities. After that, you can choose. Now, even with your demo, some people may still have a hard time choosing a starter. But never fear. Here are the reasons why you should or shouldn’t choose a particular launcher:

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Sprigita is very cute. His final evolution Meowscarade has the most subdued design of the three. He looks like a superhero. The entire line is very attractive and marketable to the masses. However, Meowscarade is a Grass/Dark type. That means a whopping seven elemental weaknesses. To add insult to injury, Meowscarade takes quadruple damage from Bug-type moves. While he has an incredibly high speed stat, his defense and special defense stats are downright abysmal. With its high Attack stat, Meowscarade can hit hard and fast, but can’t take much punishment. If you want to go for the more meta option, Meowscarade is not it.

fuecoco starter pokemon violet scarlet

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The lights are on but no one is home. Some people can really enjoy that kind of environment. Crocalor looks a bit awkward, and Skeledirge looks great if you like the Digimon aesthetic. Unlike Meowscarade, Skeledirge is resistant to seven different types and is immune to two. Her Fire/Steel type makes her a pretty strong meta pick. Skeledirge also boasts high Special Attack and Defense, making it a powerful Glacier-type. If you’re the type to prioritize strength in your Pok√©mon over aesthetics, then Skeledirge might be the better choice.

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Quaxly

Quaxly and Quaxwell seem to be the annoying nerds in the class. But after graduation, you see them at the high school reunion and they have become exotic dancers. Quaquaval is visually strong and relentlessly extravagant. He just wants to have a good time. There is no middle ground: either you love it or you hate it. Like Skeledirge, its Water/Fighting typing makes it resistant against seven different types. However, he has no immunities. But he’s okay, because he’s here to have fun.

Keep in mind:

For reference, after you start your journey for real, there’s a handy smorgasbord of Pokemon for you to catch. Even if you didn’t pick Quaxley, for example, you can stock up on water types with Buizel or Psyduck. You can get Bounsweet or Hoppip for a Grass type, as well as Fletchling or Growlithe for Fire. In Red Y Blue, players who chose Charmander would have a hard time in the first two gyms (Rock and Water). In Pokemon Scarlet/violetthere’s no need to worry about getting locked into a more difficult path because of your initial choice.

Scarlet Pokemon Y Violet are available worldwide for Nintendo Switch.

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