Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Which Starter Pokemon is Best?

 In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you once again ask yourself which starter Pokemon you should choose at the beginning. The simplest answer: what you like best. If you don't care and want the Pokemon that best suits the challenges in the game, then we've got the tip for you here.

Pokemon Shining Diamond & Shining Pearl Which Starter Pokemon is Best?

These are the three starters and their developments

Before we answer the question about the best starter, we give you a rough overview of the most important information about the starters and their developments. Since the last stage of development has the greatest relevance, we take a very close look at the last form in terms of strengths, weaknesses and values.






·         Chelcarain (Level 18)

·         Chelterrar (Level 32)

·         Panpyro (Level 14)

·         Panferno (Level 36)

·         Pliprin (Level 16)

·         Impoleon (Level 36)


·         Plant (Chelast & Chelcarain)

·         Plant / Soil (Chelterrar)

·         Fire (Panflam)

·         Fire / Fight (Panpyro & Panferno)

·         Water (Plinfa & Pliprin)

·         Water / steel (Impoleon)

Type attacks very effective against ... (last level)

·         Soil

·         Rock

·         Water

·         Poison

·         Steel

·         Fire

·         Electric

·         beetle

·         steel

·         plant

·         ice

·         normal

·         rock

·         dark

·         Soil

·         Rock

·         Fire

·         Ice

·         Fairy

Type weaknesses (last level)

·         Ice (4x)

·         Fire (2x)

·         Flight (2x)

·         Beetle (2x)

·         Water (2x)

·         Soil (2x)

·         Flight (2x)

·         Psycho (2x)

·         Electric (2x)

·         Combat (2x)

·         Ground (2x)

Type resistances (last stage)

·         Soil (0.5x)

·         Rock (0.5x)

·         Electro (0x)

·         Plant (0.5x)

·         Fire (0.5x)

·         Ice (0.5x)

·         Unlight (0.5x)

·         Steel (0.5x)

·         Beetle (0.25x)

·         Normal (0.5x)

·         Water (0.5x)

·         Flight (0.5x)

·         Psycho (0.5x)

·         Beetle (0.5x)

·         Rock (0.25x)

·         Dragon (0.5x)

·         Fairy (0.5x)

·         Ice (0.25x)

·         Steel (0.25x)

·         Poison (0x)

Underlyings (last level)

·         KP: 95

·         Attack: 109

·         Vert .: 105

·         Sp.-Ang .: 75

·         Sp.-Vert .: 85

·         Initiative: 56

·         KP: 76

·         Attack: 104

·         Vert .: 71

·         Sp.-Ang .: 104

·         Sp.-Vert .: 71

·         Initiative: 108

·         KP: 84

·         Attack: 86

·         Vert .: 88

·         Sp.-Ang .: 111

·         Sp.-Vert .: 101

·         Initiative: 60

Total underlyings (last level)





Chelast, Panflam or Piplup? Who is the best starter?

As mentioned at the beginning, your preferences should take priority, because you will easily get through the game with every starter. When choosing the starter, of course, it also depends on whether I have already given you some thought in advance about which other Pokémon you want to have on the team. If you z. B. if you really want to have a roserade and knakrack, then Chelterrar will be superfluous in the team.

Otherwise, the table above already provides the answer as to which starter is most worthwhile: Panflam ! In comparison to the other starter developments, Panferno has the best values ​​in the decisive categories. In Pokémon battles, you always want to attack first and, at best, take out your opponent with just one attack. Panferno has by far the highest initiative value and also the best attack overall . It is also practical that attack and special attack are equally good and you can therefore choose your attacks flexibly. In sum, Panferno's values ​​are also higher.

But there are other arguments in favor of Panferno. With “fight” it has an outstanding second type . You will have to deal with normal Pokémon relatively often, which only have combat attacks as weaknesses. Panflam already learns the first combat attack at level 12 and will therefore be helpful very early on.

In addition, the Sinnoh Pokédex only includes two lines of Fire Pokémon : Panflam and Ponita. While you can catch good alternatives for Chelast and Plinfa, Panflam is not that easy to replace.

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