Who is the best Pokémon Legends: Arceus starter?

Héricendre, Brindibou and Moustillon are the three starters from the Hisui region that you can choose, but which one to take? Here’s everything you need to know to go on an adventure with the best starter in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By far the most crucial choice in any self-respecting Pokémon adventure, your decision to starter will influence your entire game. Veteran trainers know this all too well and some can spend hours going through the different videos or articles in an attempt to make the best choice possible.

Either way, now you are in the right place to have all the cards in hand and choose the perfect starter to start your trip to Hisui.


Starters Arceus vignettes
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Choosing your starter will impact your gameplay for much of your adventure.

Which starter to choose in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Types and developments of starters

Let’s start right away by being clear, there is no such thing as a “good” or “bad” starter. You might thus think that Moustillon is the best of the three, where unconditional fans of Héricendre will jump to your throat for having dared to say that. Each starter has their own type (s) and evolution (s) and this can help you make up your mind.

It should also be noted that Game Freak has yet to reveal whether and how these starters will be able to evolve. Indeed, many players believe that if we only see the starting forms of these Pokémon in the images released by Game Freak, it is for good reason. Some people imagine that Hericendre, Brindibou or even Moustillon, will have specific developments adopting a form of the Hisui region.

The players know it well, Brindibou evolves in Efflèche then in Archeduc, Héricendre for his part first becomes a Feurisson before evolving by intimidating Typhlosion. Moustillon for his part begins with a Mateloutre before taking the form of Clamiral. Still, this scheme is only valid in classic games, with Legendes Arceus, Hisui may have some big surprises in store for us.

The different advantages of starters

As of this writing, relatively little is still known about the layout of Legendes Arceus and what will be the first Pokémon you are likely to encounter. It is therefore quite difficult to give an advantage to one or the other of the starters at this stage of the available information.

We do know, however, that one, if not the first boss you will face will happen to be Chopper (Kleavor) in Obsidian Fieldlands, a Noble Pokémon, the new status introduced with Hisui. Being a Rock and Insect-type Pokémon, it will be low on Water, which your Moustillon can benefit from. Note however that Moustillon has the lowest stats among the three starters.

Hericendre has the best Speed ​​and Special Attack, which will be very useful in your battles, especially to fill your Pokédex.

The best starter in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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Archeduc seems, on paper, to be the best starter. But the choice is yours!

That being said, our top pick right now is Brindibou for Pokémon Legends Arceus. Unlike the other two, it has the double Plant / Flight type which gives it wider attack coverage to respond to its opponents.

If the starters do indeed evolve (the opposite would be surprising), Brindibou ends up becoming Archéduc who adopts the double type Plant and Specter where Héricendre and Moustillon will keep their starting type. This is undoubtedly what makes it slightly more interesting to start the adventure among its congeners. Finally, even if Typhlosion ends up with the best Speed ​​and Special Attack, Archeduc comes very close.

So here is the end of our analysis and we hope that you now have a better idea of ​​which starter you will want to choose when the Pokémon Legends: Arceus is released to discover the Hisui region in the best possible conditions.


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