Once again, a topic that fails to define "Best." Everyone seems to be listing the best Pokémon competitively here. Other topics with "best" seem to have people listing their favorites. Is this topic different? Is it a coincidence?
…Bah, here are my favorites:
Basic: Smugleaf Torchic (Fennekin could pull it off) Squirtle
Middle: Grovyle Charmeleon Dewott
Final: Sceptile Blaziken Feraligatr --- Why do I have to move with the crowd of kids that hardly notice I'm around? I work myself to death just to fit in.
Grass - I dislike the Grass-type and starter Pokemon in general... This one is really hard for me. I guess Venasaur, although I really don't consider it remotely appealing.
Fire - A harder choice. Fire-type starters are often done well. I'd say Blaziken... Shout out to Typhlosion.
Water - Definitely Swampert. The only Water-type starter I actually like at all. Though I remember my brother used Empoleon as one of his signature battlers so I think of it fondly. --- A Scandalous Fox...