ByRob Harris, writer at Creators.co
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Rob Harris

Still undecided about which #PokemonSunMoon starter to pick?

Ever since the three possible options were announced the Pokemon fanbase has been fervently debating whether it's best to choose Rowlet, Popplio or Litten. Opinions, as ever, are split.

However, now we know the base stats, move lists and hidden abilities for Pokemon Sun and Moon's starters, as well as those of their final evolved forms, picking the best starter is a lot easier. So Trainer, who will you choose?

Decidueye

Rowlet’s final evolution.
Rowlet’s final evolution.

Stats

  • HP: 78
  • Atk: 107
  • Def: 75
  • SpA: 100
  • SpD: 100
  • Spe: 70

Abilities

  • Overgrow: Powers up Grass type moves when the Pokemon's HP is low.
  • Long Reach: This Pokemon uses its moves without making contact with the target.

Move List

  • Level 1: Tackle, Leafage
  • Level 4: Growl
  • Level 8: Peck
  • Level 11: Astonish
  • Level 15: Razor Leaf
  • Level 18: Foresight
  • Level 22: Pluck
  • Level 25: Synthesis
  • Level 29: Fury Attack
  • Level 32: Sucker Punch
  • Level 36: Leaf Blade
  • Level 39: Feather Dance
  • Level 43: Brave Bird
  • Level 46: Nasty Plot

Primarina

Popplio’s final evolution
Popplio’s final evolution

Stats

  • HP: 80
  • Atk: 74
  • Def: 74
  • SpA: 126
  • SpD: 116
  • Spe: 60

Abilities

  • Torrent: Powers up Water type moves when the Pokemon's HP is low.
  • Liquid Voice: All sound-based moves become Water type moves.

Move List

  • Level 1: Pound, Water Gun
  • Level 4: Growl
  • Level 8: Disarming Voice
  • Level 11: Baby-Doll Eyes
  • Level 15: Aqua Jet
  • Level 18: Encore
  • Level 22: Bubble Beam
  • Level 25: Sing
  • Level 29: Double Slap
  • Level 32: Hyper Voice
  • Level 36: Moonblast
  • Level 39: Captivate
  • Level 43: Hydro Pump
  • Level 46: Misty Terrain

Inceneroar

Litten’s final evolution
Litten’s final evolution

Stats

  • HP: 95
  • Atk: 115
  • Def: 90
  • SpA: 80
  • SpD: 90
  • Spe: 60

Abilities

  • Blaze: Powers up Fire type moves when the Pokemon's HP is low.
  • Intimidate: The Pokemon intimidates all opposing Pokemon upon entering battle, lowering their Attack.

Move List

  • Level 1: Scratch, Ember
  • Level 4: Growl
  • Level 8: Lick
  • Level 11: Leer
  • Level 15: Fire Fang
  • Level 18: Roar
  • Level 22: Bite
  • Level 25: Swagger
  • Level 29: Fury Swipes
  • Level 32: Thrash
  • Level 36: Flamethrower
  • Level 39: Scary Face
  • Level 43: Flare Blitz
  • Level 46: Outrage

The most powerful starter in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Of course, your own choice of starter will ultimately come down to personal preference and play style. Having said that, you should probably choose Rowlet.

The adorable owl's final form, Decidueye, boasts the highest speed (a crucial stat in past games), a hefty attack and solid special stats. It also helps that Decidueye has a kick ass name and an awesome visual look to go with it.

So, will you be joining #TeamRowlet or instead opt for one of the other two underdogs?

Before you make your decision, check out this Pokemon starter focused trailer below: