Starter Showdown was an idea we’ve had for the site for a little while, but was never really sure of the best way to run the feature, but today we’re excited to finally kickstart the series! The idea is simple: every 5 days we will hold a poll in which we ask you, the readers vote for your favourite starter Pokémon. We’ll run through the starters one generation at a time, then we’ll hold a final vote before the end of the year to find out who really is the best starter. This time around we’ll only be selecting starter Pokémon that are available to pick in the main series of Pokémon games (the Pokémon you receive at the start of the game).
You can pick your favourite by voting in the polls on the site and Twitter. At the end of the voting period, we’ll add up all the votes, publish a results post and get started on the next round!
Generation One: 29th November – 3rd December
Generation Two: 3rd December – 7th December
Generation Three: 7th December – 11th December
Generation Four: 11th December – 15th December
Generation Five: 15th December – 19th December
Generation Six: 19th December – 23rd December
Final round: 23rd December – 30th December
Results: New Years’ Day, 2016
Generation One Voting
Up first are the Pokémon that started it all: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle and Pikachu from Generation One. Who’s your favourite? Get voting below! Click here for the Twitter poll (only available for 24 hours)