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Best Starter Pokemon To Choose At Start Of Pokemon Sword & Shield

Best Starter Pokemon To Choose At Start Of Pokemon Sword & Shield
What’s the best starter in Pokemon in Sword & Shield? This guide covers all three evolutions so you can decide Best Starter Pokemon To Choose At Start Of Pokemon Sword & Shield based on your personal preference and playstyle. As with most of the major games in the Pokemon franchise, this is not a right or wrong decision approach.

What’s The Best Starter Pokemon To Choose At Start Of Pokemon Sword & Shield

There are three starting Pokemon to choose Grooky, Scorbunny, and Sobble. Each Pokemon is of a different type and each is one of the more powerful Pokemon available in that Type, so it really comes down to the one you want to try the most. Below we break down the basics of each starter Pokemon in Sword and Shield, highlighting their types, strengths and weaknesses. We also have a picture for each of the Evolutions.

It’s also worth noting that the first three gyms are Grass, Water, and Fire, so you may want to pick one that helps with an early dungeon, but this is not required. They are easy enough with Wild Pokemon you can catch in the game.

Grookey Evolutions (Grass)

Grookey Evolutions

Strong Against

  • Water
  • Ground
  • Rock

Weak Against

  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Poison
  • Flying
  • Bug

Scorbunny Evolutions (Fire)

Scorbunny Evolutions

Strong Against

  • Grass
  • Ice
  • Bug

Weak Against

  • Water
  • Ground
  • Rock

Sobble Evolutions (Water)

Sobble Evolutions

Strong Against

  • Fire
  • Ground
  • Rock

Weak Against

  • Grass
  • Electric

As you can see there are some clear differences in the amount of strengths and weaknesses of each, based on their type. But the popularity of each type is also worth taking into account. Ultimately, it’s a choice down to you. Don’t stress to much, there’s no wrong choice here. Your starter Pokemon will be a staple part of your party throughout much of the game whatever you choose.

I usually choice the one that looks the most bad ass, that’s normal, right?

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