Starter Showdown Redux: Hoenn

It’s crazy to think it’s been over 4 years since we published our first Starter Showdown. Since then a generation has come, gone and a new one is about to begin. In this time our site has also changed a lot: new content, new members and new things to do. We feel there’s no better time than now to revisit with Starter Showdown: Redux!

The idea is simple: we hold several voting periods in order to determine the favourite overall starter Pokémon, one generation at a time, then we’ll hold a final vote to crown our next Starter Champion. We only select from Pokémon that are available to pick at the start of core series games.

The Contenders

Each round consists of starter Pokémon available in their native region, meaning our readers will initially have to vote for their top choice from each region. The remaining rounds are as follows:

  • Hoenn Starters: Treecko, Mudkip and Torchic
  • Sinnoh Starters: Turtwig, Piplup and Chimchar
  • Unova Starters: Snivy, Oshawott and Tepig
  • Kalos Starters: Chespin, Froakie and Fennekin
  • Alola Starters: Rowlet, Popplio and Litten
  • Galar Starters: Grookey, Sobble and Scorbunny

Note: with Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu games releasing recently, we’ve decided to include two Kanto voting rounds, with Pikachu only appearing in one of those.

Johto Results

The results from our on Twitter and here on the site have both been combined and total percentages calculated from the combination. The total percentages are what we use to decide the winner of a round

Interestingly the votes over here on the site were somewhat even: both Chikorita and Totodile took 32%, while Cyndaquil took a slight lead with 36% of the votes. Over on Twitter though, the voters painted a different picture: Chikorita dropped to a humiliating 21% of total votes, Totodile stayed strong at 35% and Cyndaquil took almost half the votes with a 44% lead!

Our Johto Round received almost 5000 votes this time, almost 5 times the amount we received in the Kanto II Round. Can you help us smash that number in the Hoenn Round?!

Hoenn Voting

We know a ton of our readers started with the original Hoenn games and that they are one of the most popular fan favourites amongst all fans. However, how do the Hoenn Starter Pokémon shape-up?

Not that they need any introductions, but the contenders this time are: Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip. It’s time to get your vote on!


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