So let me get this straight. You think that the only GSC starter that could learn anything besides STAB and Normal-type moves before reaching its final stage (which happens at level 30, the earliest of ANY starter) is the least useful? Chikorita had Razor Leaf, a bunch of status moves that are useless in-game and random normal-type moves. Cyndaquil had Swift and assorted fire-type attacks until it finally can get Thunderpunch once it levels (very late) into Typhlosion. Totodile, on the other hand, learns Bite (which is useful against Morty), Surf and Ice Punch all reasonably early.
Feraligatr is BY FAR the most useful starter in GSC, don't even try to deny it.
In terms of design, Oshawott, Chimchar, and Fennekin. Oshawott's evolutions are awesome, though. --- Goemon, Simon Belmont, Mega Man, Paper Mario, Alex Roivas, Isaac, and Prince Sabure for SSB4! http://www.backloggery.com/krisi
Chikorita cause it evolves into Meganium. Which has no redeeming qualities. All the others have something whether its looks, movepool, popularity etc. Meganium is simply hopeless. --- BANZAI Xerneas-sama!!! >_<
Chikorita. Lowest BST, no moves that other, better Grass types lack, et al.
And since so many people jumped the gun on Fennekin, Chespin. F*** that fugly chipmunk thing. --- Official Naga Raja of the Shin Megami Tensei IV Board Official SpotPass Finn of the Fire Emblem: Awakening Board