'Pokémon Masters' Egg Feature: Which Starter Pokémon Should You Choose?

Pokémon Masters pushed out a major update to include Eggs and a new Pokémon for players to collect.

Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle, the three Kanto region Starter Pokémon, are available through Eggs in Pokémon Master but players can only select one. While there may be a way to obtain all three Pokémon in the future—DeNA confirmed that more Eggs will be added at another time—your choice can be very important to your roster of Sync Pairs.

All three starter Pokémon have the same final move called "Race You." This status move will increase the speed and critical hit ratio of your Pokémon. Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle also have the same ability in "Power Reserves 2," which increases the attack power of your Pokémon if their HP is below half.

The final evolutions of the starter Pokémon also have the same base stats—351, 224, 97, 224, 97,175—so the only difference between them are the first three moves and the typing.

We break down each Pokémon to help players select which of the three Kanto Starters is best for you.

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BULBASAUR

Bulbasaur and its evolutions Ivysaur and Venusaur are Grass and Poison-type Pokémon. However, in Pokémon Masters they are classified as a Grass-type Sync Pair. This starter Pokémon is weak to Fire-type attacks and is the only one of the three that has a physical and special attack.

Razor Leaf, a physical Grass-type attack, can hit all of your opponents and has a higher critical hit ratio than most moves.

It also has Dire Hit, which increases the chances of your moves being a critical hit. Solar Beam is the Bulbasaur line's most powerful attack and is on the special side. However, like the main Pokémon games, Solar Beam needs two turns to use but if the weather is sunny then the move will launch in one turn.

If you're looking for a Grass-type Sync Pair that can break Physical and Special walls and deal damage to more than one opponent at a time this may be the choice for you. The downside is that trainers will need to bring a Pokémon that knows Sunny Day to get the full potential of this Sync Pair.

CHARMANDER

This Fire-type Sync Pair is all about hitting hard and fast on the special side. Charmander and its evolutions learn Flamethrower and Fire Blast as its two attacking moves. Both Fire-type attacks are very powerful and have a small chance of burning. Its status move is X Sp. Atk, which increases this Pokémon's special attack by two stages.

There are a lot of powerful Fire-type Sync Pairs in Pokémon Masters already--including a more powerful pair in Red and Charizard—so if you're not attached to this Pokémon you may want to choose one of the other two.

SQUIRTLE

This Water-type Sync Pair is very similar to the Charmander line. It has two powerful Special Attacks in Bubblebeam and Hydro Pump with the former having a small chance of decreasing the opponent's Speed.

It also has the X Sp. Atk status move to increase its Special Attack just like the Charmander line.

If you're lacking in powerful Water-type Sync Pairs, you can't go wrong with Squirtle as your choice. Like the Charmander line, Squirtle and its evolutions have a straightforward strategy of hitting hard and fast.

Which of the three are you choosing and why? Let us know in the comments section.