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Pokémon: Top 3 Fire Type Starters

TepigTheBeast has played and loved Pokémon for many years in his life. He also makes articles to give people information about Pokémon.


Hello, everybody! In this article, I, TepigTheBeast, will tell you the top 3 fire type starters. In this article you will learn what Pokémon to pick to avoid looking like a PokéNoob! Now, let's begin!

Top 3 Fire Type Starters in Pokémon

  1. Blaziken
  2. Charizard
  3. Delphox

Continue reading for more information on each of these fire type starters.



3. Delphox

Evolution Line

  1. Fennekin
  2. Braixen
  3. Delphox

Delphox is the 3rd best fire starter because it has some popularity, good stats, and movepool. It has very high SP attack and SP Defense and speed, but low attack, so try to use indirect moves to do a lot of damage, which it learns a lot, giving this Pokémon a fortune.

What's even better is that you can set up Delphox's moves with different types it learns through leveling up, such as Normal, Fire, Ghost, Psychic, and Dark type moves.

Yes, it may have a bunch of different weaknesses (five, to be exact), but it also has more resistances (a total of seven), making this Pokémon bulky and able to stand up to some strong moves.

What's even better is that it can learn Solar Beam, a grass type move, to counter water types and trick your opponents. Be careful though, because there are water types who are faster than Delphox. For example, Greninja, a faster water type, can outspeed Delphox with any water type move and knock-out Delphox. Still, this Fire/Psychic starter is a great Pokémon to pick and have on your team.



2. Charizard (and Mega Charizard X&Y)

Evolution Line

  1. Charmander
  2. Charmeleon
  3. Charizard

Charizard is the 1st fire type starter ever, and is one of the most popular/overrated Pokémon ever. You were probably thinking that Charizard would be the best fire starter, but there's actually an even better one.

Anyways, Charizard has very high SP Attack and Speed, so teach it mostly indirect moves. It can last a couple of hits with its decent defense and health.

What's even better about Charizard is that it has two different mega evolutions: Charizard X and Charizard Y. If you want your Charizard to be offensive, you might want to go with Charizard X, as it gains a huge boost in its attack and special attack. If you want your Charizard to just be especially defensive and a fast special sweeper, than Charizard Y is for you, as it gains a high boost in SP stats. It can also learn Dragon Dance, which boosts your attack and speed, making it even faster and harder for your opponents to knock you out.

Its movepool contains Fire, Normal, Ghost, Dragon, and Flying type moves, so Charizard has even more protection. Like Delphox, it can learn Solar Beam to counter those annoying Water types that can beat Charizard up. It also has double the amount of resistances than weaknesses (seven of them).

The only downside about Charizard is its weakness to those annoying Rock types, which it is 4x weak to. Try to avoid sending out Charizard when there is a Rock type Pokémon. Also, try to avoid Charizard getting hit with Stealth Rock, as it will take away 50% of Charizard's health. Have another Pokémon with Defog or Rapid Spin on your team to whack the Stealth Rock away.



1. Blaziken (and Mega Blaziken)

Evolution Line

  1. Torchic
  2. Combusken
  3. Blaziken

Blaziken is another popular Pokémon, and is also the 3rd fire starter to be introduced in Pokémon. Blaziken has very high attack and SP attack, and these are its top stats.

Its other stats are decent too, even though its defenses are the lowest, so be careful about taking hits. It has more resistances than weaknesses (six resistances and four weaknesses), so it can possibly take some hits. But what is really great about this Pokémon is its ability: One of Blaziken's abilities is Speed Boost, which raises the speed stat every turn. I bet you're thinking, how is Blaziken going to survive a hit if its defenses are low? Well, it can learn Protect, which protects the user from being hit for 1 turn. Then, Blaziken will be an outspeeding attacker.

If you want to take the chance, you can teach it Swords Dance to double your attack to make it a killing machine. Also, Blaziken has a Mega Evolution, which gives it a huge stat boost in all of its stats, making this Pokémon almost unstoppable. It has very powerful moves like Flare Blitz and High Jump Kick, but these can do recoil damage, so you might want to teach it some other strong moves that don't cause recoil. Other than that, this is a great Pokémon to pick.

Honorable Mentions

Before I made this article, I was considering both Delphox and Typhlosion for 3rd place.

I decided it would be Delphox because Delphox has a wider variety of moves than Typhlosion. Also, Delphox has more defenses than Typhlosion.

Infernape also could've been put in 3rd place on the list if its defenses were higher. Still, Typhlosion and Infernape are good starters to have. This is why they're on the "Honorable Mentions" list.

Keep in Mind

Remember, this is only my opinion, and this is the way things have worked out for me in Pokémon. Try many different strategies and tricks in Pokémon, and you might find your own way of how to play and win. Stay tuned for more!

PokePoll Time!

© 2018 TepigTheBeast


CHAIZARD IS BEAST on August 10, 2020:

Charizard is the real deal he one hit KOs mostly everything and if it does not one hit KO Pokemon then the opponent probably switched Pokemon in hopes of beating it

Ozzie Bennett on June 04, 2020:

Charizard the best he has the highest base stat total is super effective against most of the fire starters (including blaziken)

Blazingen on April 09, 2020:

love everything but blazikens da best strongest so do not mess with blaziken

lol on January 29, 2020:

my top three fire type starters are at number 3 inciniroar number 2 blaziken number 1 charizard hope u enjoyed :)

Brian Mackeral from England on August 26, 2018:

Wow, this is just great information. I always hoped I can make pokemon stuff like this, and this has just given me tips to do this. TepigTheBeast, you must be a true Pokemon Master! Also, I like Fire, Ice, Dragon, Dark, Fighting, and Water types. What's yours?

sarah monley on August 21, 2018:

Wow, amazing! i love incineroar and infernape!

Koopanion on August 20, 2018:

kool stuf! i enjoy it.

CherryChim025 on August 20, 2018:

Wow, another great article Tepig! Thank you for the information!

TepigTheBeast (author) from Connecticut on August 19, 2018:

Everyone, I want to apologize for the lack of articles I've been uploading.

I just wanted to say that I may not upload any articles in a little while because I have other stuff/business to do, but I will get on task to make a schedule to make a couple of articles per week. See, I run a youtube channel, I have business to do around the house, and I'm also creating games on other platforms/websites, so, it feels like a million things to do every single day. Hope you understand.

TepigTheBeast (author) from Connecticut on August 15, 2018:

Everyone, you're probably wondering why Emboar and Incineroar was not included on the article/list. It was just that both Pokemon weren't successful enough to make it on the list or Honorable Mentions. Incineroar is okay; It has high attack and decent defenses, but I hate how it really loses a lot of its speed when Torracat evolves into Incineroar.

You're probably wondering if I like Tepig then why isn't Emboar on the list. Yes, if you didn't know, Tepig evolves into Pignite and then Emboar. I have to admit, that my favorite Fire type is actually the worst Fire type starter ever. Emboar has bad defenses and speed, but has very high health and attack, but high health just can't help poor Emboar. Here's the link to more information on Emboar and Incineroar: and: