Scizor, the Pincer Pokémon and the evolved form of Scyther. Scizor’s wings are used to regulate its body temperature, and it intimidates foes by raising its eye-patterned claws high in the air.
Azumarill, the Aqua Rabbit Pokémon and the evolved form of Marill. Azumarill’s ears are superb sensors that can distinguish the movements of different objects in water and determine what they are.
Swalot, the Poison Bag Pokémon and the evolved form of Gulpin. Swalot has no teeth, so whatever it eats, it swallows whole, no matter how large the prey is.
Gyarados, the Atrocious Pokémon and the evolved form of Magikarp. Huge and vicious, an angry Gyarados is capable of destroying an entire city.
Greninja, the Ninja Pokémon and the evolved form of Frogadier. Greninja creates throwing stars from compressed water, which are sharp enough to split metal plates in two.
Some of the most popular Pokémon in existence are the ones we receive at the beginning of our journeys. Our Starters. And why not? They’re the first Pokemon you obtain on your journey. They almost always have great designs, as well as have great-looking evolutions. They’re with you for the entirety of the game – unless you’re the type of Philistine that deposits their starter in the PC. Sometimes they’re lacking in good stats and abilities, but that normally is besides the point. The bond we have for our Starter Pokémon is one that can’t be broken, so without further ado, here’s a rundown of our favourite Starter Pokémon.
Bisharp, the Sword Blade Pokémon and the evolved form of Pawniard. Bisharp leads packs of Pawniard in taking down prey, moving in to strike the finishing blow itself.
Ampharos, the Light Pokémon and the evolved form of Flaaffy. The light on Ampharos’ tail shines so brightly that it is often used by lighthouse workers to show seafarers the way home.
Bronzong, the Bronze Bell Pokémon and the evolved form of Bronzor. Ancient people of the Sinnoh region believed that praying to a Bronzong would bring rain to make their crops grow.
I don’t think I’m alone in saying that in my most childish of moments, I’ve often imagined what life would be like if we were to live in the Pokémon world. While the inner kid in my brain went wild at the thought of walking around the countryside with a Houndoom beside me, the more grown-up and logical side of me had to, of course, find a few flaws in this little fantasy of mine….