I'd love to say water starters, but as of recent gens ( 3rd gen and after) Fire starters have really been awesome. (sure Emboar could be said to be an example in competitive but ingame he pretty much crushes everything solo) --- Only insecure and ignorant people try to debase someone online based on their username.
We were spoiled by Gen V. Regions used to be completely barren of Fire-Types, and what you could find was terrible or hard to get going. Especially in Johto and Sinnoh. --- This is the worst bird yet. White 2 FC: 3483 0523 8765