What is the best starter in Pokemon Legends: Arceus?

By Melany Moncada


Nov 3, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Choosing a starter in Pokemon is arguably the most important decision a trainer will make. The Pokemon trainers end up picking will determine how easy or difficult the beginning of the game is. If you are about to start Pokemon Legends: Arceus, we’ll tell you what the best starter in the game is.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes place in the Hisui region that becomes Sinnoh later in time. According to the myths, Hisui is the place where Arceus, the first Pokémon, was born. The starters in this adventure are familiar Pokémon from three different regions.

Rowlet is the Grass Flying type from the Alola region. Rowlet’s final evolution is Hisuian Decidueye, a Grass Fighting type. From Johto, Cyndaquil is the fire starter that evolves into Hisuian Typhlosion, a Fire Ghost type. The water starter is Oshawott from Unova whose final evolution is Hisuian Samurott, a Water Dark type.

In the game, trainers travel back in time, before Gym Leaders existed. The way to advance through the game is not by earning medals but by defeating the Noble Pokemon. In the beginning, trainers don’t get a lot of opportunities to build a strong team and that is when strategy comes in.

The first Noble Pokemon is Kleavor, a Bug and Rock type Pokemon. The second is Lilligant, a Grass and Fighting type. The third is Hisuian Arcanine, type Fire and Rock.

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What is the best and worst starter in Legends: Arceus?

Considering the first three Noble Pokemon trainers must face, the best starter in Legends: Arceus is Oshawott. As a Water type, Oshawott is strong against Kleavor and Hisuian Arcanine. As for Lilligant, getting some reinforcements would be enough to deal with this Pokemon.

The worst starter is Rowlet. As a Grass Flying type, Rowlet is weak against Rock and Fire Pokemon. Meaning that it is weak against two out of the first three Noble Pokemon.


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