Pokemon Starters by Generation - Through Gen 8

Fire, water and grass types, oh my!

pokemon starters by generation - through gen 8

After 20 years and hundreds of new Pokemon, it can be difficult to remember the Pokemon starters by generation.


This list breaks down which starters, starter evolutions, and main video games are associated with each Pokemon generation up through Gen 8.



Generation 1 Starters

  • Bulbasaur → Ivysaur → Venusaur

  • Charmander → Charmeleon → Charizard

  • Squirtle → Wartortle → Blastoise

  • Pikachu → Raichu

  • Eevee → Flareon -OR- Jolteon -OR- Vaporeon -OR- Espeon -OR- Umbreon -OR- Glaceon -OR- Leafeon -OR- Sylveon


Games: Pokemon Red version, Pokemon Blue version, Pokemon Yellow version, Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu version, Pokemon Let's Go Eevee version

Generation 2 Starters

  • Chikorita → Bayleef → Meganium

  • Cyndaquil → Quilava → Typhlosion

  • Totodile → Croconaw → Feraligatr


Games: Pokemon Gold version, Pokemon Silver version, Pokemon Crystal version, Pokemon Heart Gold version, Pokemon Soul Silver version


Generation 3 Starters

  • Treeko → Grovyle → Sceptile

  • Torchic → Combusken → Blaziken

  • Mudkip → Marshtomp → Swampert


Games: Pokemon Ruby version, Pokemon Sapphire version, Pokemon Emerald version, Pokemon Omega Ruby version, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire version


Generation 4 Starters

  • Turtwig → Grotle → Torterra

  • Chimchar → Monferno → Infernape

  • Piplup → Prinplup → Empoleon


Games: Pokemon Diamond version, Pokemon Pearl version


Generation 5 Starters

  • Snivy → Servine → Serperior

  • Tepig → Pignite → Emboar

  • Oshawott → Dewott → Samurott


Games: Pokemon Black version, Pokemon White version, Pokemon Black 2 version, Pokemon White 2 version


Generation 6 Starters

  • Chespin → Quilladin → Chesnaught

  • Fennekin → Braxien → Delphox

  • Froakie → Frogadier → Greninja


Games: Pokemon X version, Pokemon Y version


Generation 7 Starters

  • Rowlett → Dartrix → Decidueye

  • Litten → Torracat → Incineroar

  • Popplio → Brionne → Primarina


Games: Pokemon Sun version, Pokemon Moon version, Pokemon Ultra Sun version, Pokemon Ultra Moon version

Generation 8 Starters

  • Grookey → Thwackey → Rillaboom

  • Scorbunny → Raboot → Cinderace

  • Sobble → Drizzile → Inteleon


Games: Pokemon Sword version, Pokemon Shield version, Pokemon The Isle of Armor DLC, Pokemon The Crown Tundra DLC