What Starter Should I Choose For Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver?

What Starter Should I Choose For Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver?

Image for postPokemon Heart Gold ? Pokemon Soul Silver

Pokemon heart gold and soul silver are classic remakes of the original games. With a touch of improved graphics, features and an updated Pokedex.

In Pokemon HG & SS you get to choose between Totodile, Cyndaquil and Chikorita. And each one will present a different set of challenges if used.

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If you?re just starting out on either of these games and need some guidance on what Pokemon to start with, this guide will lead you down the right path.

1. Chikorita.

Chikorita is a single Grass type Pokemon. With the ability ? Overgrow which raises the power of grass attacks when HP is low. As far as stats go, Chikorita is pretty balanced in the areas of defense, special defense, special attack and speed.

The first Johto gym leader you?ll be going up against is Falkner, who uses flying type Pokemon. So depending on how hard you train up your Chikorita, and the other types of Pokemon you catch and train up in the wild, you?ll have a bit of trouble.

The same can be said for Bugsy, the second gym leader in Pokemon HG & SS. Bugsy uses bug type Pokemon such as Scyther.

The 5th leader uses steel (grass not good against steel), the 7th uses Ice and the 8th uses Dragon type Pokemon. So as long as you?re willing train extra hard with Chikorita, and build up a strong effective team of Pokemon, you?ll be fine. But it will be more difficult, especially in the Kanto region of gym leaders you?ll face.

2. Cyndaquil

Cyndaquil is one of the best choices to make for a starter in HG/SS. It has the ability ? blaze, which raises the power of fire attacks. And it specializes in the special attack and speed stats.

Using Cyndaquil you?ll have very few problems going up against Johto gym leaders. The only gym leaders you?ll find difficult is number 5, 7 & 8 since they use water/dragon types, ice/water types and the 5th leader uses Poliwrath. As well as the 4th and 6th gym leaders in the Kanto region.

As long as you build up a strong team you?ll do great, even when you fight the second phase of gym leaders in the Kanto region.

3. Totodile

Totodile is probably the best choices to start with in Pokemon HG/SS. Totodile?s best stats are attack and defense, followed by average HP and special defense.

Because it?s a water type it has less weaknesses. And there are only two gym leaders that can put up a fight in the Kanto region who use Electric and Grass type Pokemon. All the rest are easier to handle.

And compared to most water type starter Pokemon, Totodile can learn moves such as Dragon Claw, dragon pulse (by breeding), crunch and a range of other move-sets. Partner up Totodile with a team of strong Pokemon and you?ll blow through most challenges easily. Even the Elite Four.

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