Pokémon Legends Arceus: Which starter Pokémon to choose? Cyndaquil, Rowlet or Oshawott
You can only choose one and you have to think long term, which combination of types do you prefer? We tell you all about the initials of the Hisui region.
The Hisui region, the former Sinnoh region, is the setting for Pokémon Legends Arceus. Game Freak's long-awaited game is now available exclusively on Nintendo Switch, which means hundreds of thousands of players are now setting foot on the vast lands of this island for the first time, and at the same time having to decide which starter Pokémon to choose - Cyndaquil, Rowlet or Oshawott, that's the question. We'll give you a hand.
Cyndaquil, Rowlet and Oshawott, which one suits you?
The first thing we have to make clear is that you can't answer the question: which starter Pokémon is "better", because they are really three very balanced creatures, with similar powers and a similar potential. However, there are differences between them that may be more suited to your play style or preferences - which is what really matters. Our advice is clear: look for the final evolutionary form, which is the one you'll spend the most time with in Pokémon Legends Arceus.
The key is in what combinations of types and base stats have their final evolutions, which are truly useful for the rest of the adventure. To help you choose the best possible (remember, there is not one necessarily better than the other), we leave you their characteristics and our point of view for each of them.
Cyndaquil: advantages and disadvantages
A classic. The Fire-type starter from the Johto region stands out for its Speed and Special Attack. Therefore, try that -especially- if it has a good nature favorable for Special Attack (Modest), it learns special moves. Similarly, Thyphlosion is very powerful in special attacks and very fast, but unlike Johto's Thyphlosion, in Hisui it is a Fire and Ghost-type. What does it mean? Roughly speaking, the Ghost-type allows it to have a very good move coverage against many elemental types in a neutral way; that is to say, it is a balanced Pokémon.
Oshawott: advantages and disadvantages
Oshawott, the Water-type starter from Unova, is perhaps one of the least popular, but the new regional form of Samurott -its final evolution- is one of the most attractive for several reasons. Oshawott is a very neutral Pokémon, without a feature that particularly stands out; although it is a special offensive (Special Attack). Make sure, however, that it learns special moves rather than physical ones.
Rowlet: advantages and disadvantages
Rowlet, the Grass-type starter from Alola, is back with new features in its final evolutionary form. Of all the Pokémon Legends Arceus starters, Rowlet is the most recommended for newcomers because it has the most health points of all, being its great asset. However, it is also the least powerful offensively; in fact, in both Physical Attack and Special Attack it is almost equally powerful.
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