At the start of most Pokémon games you have a choice between 3 Pokémon what you want your first Pokémon to be. The Pokémon you choose will go with you on the rest of your journey and evolve as you play. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will take place in the past of the Sinnoh region, called the Hisui region. Ironically it won’t feature the same starters that came from the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Black and White. It is not yet known if there will be Hisuian regional variations of these three starters but there has been many rumors that this is a possibility. Here are your options.
Rowlet – Grass / Flying Type
Rowlet is a grass type Pokémon that resembles an owl. Rowlet evolves into Dartrix and then Decidueye. This Pokémon is originally from the Alolan region.
Cyndaquil – Fire Type
Cyndaquil is the fire type starter in Pokémon Legends. Originally from the second generation Johto region, it evolves into Quilava and then, finally, Typhlosion.
Oshawott – Water Type
The water type starter is Oshawott. This Pokemon evolves into Dewott and Samurott. Oshawott is from the Unova region.
What’s the best starter in Pokémon Legends: Arceus?
Most players choose their starter based on what they’re favorite type is or which Pokémon they like more, which is always a good option. It could also depend on what Pokémon you plan on having on your team. If you want the new Hisuian Growlithe on your team then you may want to choose Rowlet as your starter to balance your team out. This way if you’re against a water type, you don’t have to use your Growlithe, which is weak against water types. Ultimately, any starter is a good choice and you will run into many more types of Pokémon on your journey that you’ll be able to catch later.
Will There Be Starter Regional Variants?
There have been many rumors that there may be regional variants of all starter Pokémon or their evolutions in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. We don’t have any evidence of this yet but it’s definitely a possibility. There should be plenty more Pokémon in the Hisui region that we have yet to see and the starter Pokémon could be a hint at what we will see. What we know so far is on the official website, it lists these Pokémon as starters and does not mention Hisui variants of them. On the flip side, there have been posts by Centro Leaks (a source that has predicted other correct, unreleased Pokémon information in the past) that hints there will be regional forms of these starters and they will have new types as well. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.