The launch of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl has left many gamers wondering which starter to choose for their ultimate journey. While all three starters in these two games have their pros and cons, the best option depends on your personal preferences. Ultimately, picking either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup is an important decision that will affect how the rest of your adventure plays out.
Turtle Pokémon Turtwig is a grass type starter from the Sinnoh region and offers great defensive capabilities. As a pure grass-type Pokémon it is weak to fire, ice, flying, and poison-type moves but has good defensive stats making it hard to take down. With its signature move Razor Leaf having impressive 90 power and 90 accuracy with 18PP you can easily lay waste to your foes. Its ability Overgrow further amplifies its grass moves by boosting damage when its health gets low. This makes Turtwig ideal for defensive players.
Turtwig’s stats are also well balanced with Attack standing at 68 and Defense at 64 while HP sits at a relatively high 79 so it should offer good longevity in battle if you take advantage of its resistances.
Next up we have Chimchar; the Fire monkey Pokémon from Sinnoh. Chimchar is version exclusive to Diamond but regardless of which game you’re playing in this starter will come with Blaze which boosts fire type attacks when its health drops below a certain threshold. This makes Chimchar strong against some of the tougher grass-type Pokemon found throughout your adventure while still being relatively good defensively due to his slightly above average Defense stat at 61.
Chimchar’s special move Flame Wheel has 80 power and 100 accuracy not bad for