Pokémon Blue is a role-playing game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It was first released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996, and later in North America, Europe, and Australia in 1998. It is one of the first two Pokémon games released, along with Pokémon Red.
The player starts in the Kanto region, and their goal is to catch and train Pokémon while battling other trainers to become the champion of the Pokémon League. Along the way, the player encounters the evil Team Rocket organization and their leader, Giovanni.
The game features turn-based battles, where the player selects moves for their Pokémon to use against their opponents. Each Pokémon has unique abilities and characteristics, and can evolve into a more powerful form with experience and certain items.
Pokémon Blue was a critical and commercial success, and helped kickstart the Pokémon franchise, which has since become one of the most successful video game franchises of all time.
Pokemon Blue Starters
In Pokemon Blue, the player can choose one of three starter Pokemon at the beginning of the game. The three starter Pokemon options are:
- Bulbasaur: A grass/poison type Pokemon with the ability to absorb sunlight and convert it into energy for its own use. It evolves into Ivysaur and then into Venusaur.
- Charmander: A fire type Pokemon with a fiery tail flame that represents its mood. It evolves into Charmeleon and then into Charizard.
- Squirtle: A water type Pokemon with the ability to shoot water from its mouth. It evolves into Wartortle and then into Blastoise.
Pokemon Blue Starters Pokedex
|Starter Pokémon||Pokédex Entry #||Type||Height||Weight||Description|
|Bulbasaur||001||Grass/Poison||2’04”||15.2 lbs.||“A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.”|
|Charmander||004||Fire||2’00”||18.7 lbs.||“Obviously prefers hot places. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.”|
|Squirtle||007||Water||1’08”||19.8 lbs.||“After birth, its back swells and hardens into a shell. Powerfully sprays foam from its mouth.”|
Pokemon Blue Starters Stats
|Starter Pokémon||Type||HP||Attack||Defense||Special Attack||Special Defense||Speed|
Pokemon Blue Starters Evolution
|Starter Pokémon||Evolution #1||Evolution #2|
|Bulbasaur||Evolves into Ivysaur at level 16||Ivysaur evolves into Venusaur at level 32|
|Charmander||Evolves into Charmeleon at level 16||Charmeleon evolves into Charizard at level 36|
|Squirtle||Evolves into Wartortle at level 16||Wartortle evolves into Blastoise at level 36|
Pokemon Blue Starters Comparision
|Starter Pokémon||Type||Primary Strengths||Primary Weaknesses||Evolution Potential|
|Bulbasaur||Grass/Poison||Strong against: Water, Rock, Ground||Weak against: Fire, Ice, Flying, Psychic||Evolves into Venusaur, a powerful dual-type with high defensive stats|
|Charmander||Fire||Strong against: Grass, Ice, Bug||Weak against: Water, Ground, Rock||Evolves into Charizard, a powerful dual-type with high offensive stats|
|Squirtle||Water||Strong against: Fire, Ground, Rock||Weak against: Grass, Electric||Evolves into Blastoise, a powerful Water-type with high defensive stats and powerful moves|
Which Pokemon Blue Starter is the best
There isn’t necessarily a “best” starter Pokémon in Pokémon Blue as it ultimately depends on personal preference and playstyle. Each starter Pokémon has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, as well as its own set of moves and stats that can make it more or less effective in certain situations.
Bulbasaur, for example, has the advantage of being a dual-type Pokémon (Grass/Poison), which can make it resistant to certain types of attacks. It also has a strong movepool with access to moves like Sleep Powder and Leech Seed that can wear down opponents over time.
Charmander, on the other hand, has a high offensive stat in Attack and can learn powerful Fire-type moves like Flamethrower and Fire Blast. It also evolves into Charizard, a dual-type Pokémon (Fire/Flying) with a high offensive stat in Special Attack.
Squirtle has high defensive stats and can learn defensive moves like Withdraw and Rapid Spin, making it a good choice for a more defensive playstyle. It also evolves into Blastoise, a powerful Water-type with access to moves like Hydro Pump and Surf.
Ultimately, the “best” starter Pokémon in Pokémon Blue will depend on your personal preference and playstyle.
Also see Pokemon Red Starters