Now we’re really getting into my favorite pokémon. Fire types, and many of the types formerly classified as special types, always have a place on my team.
Gen 1 – Kanto – Ponyta
Ponyta is one of my favorite pokémon of all time. It’s my favorite animal as a pokémon. I love its new Galarian form too. I’ve used ponyta on my team in at least four games, and I will absolutely use it again. Ponyta was also the first pokémon I attempted to shiny hunt, with the radar in Diamond – I had no success. I did get its shiny form in Let’s Go.
Gen 2 – Johto – Cyndaquil
I have some shocking news – I’ve never used cyndaquil on my team. I was always a huge fan of chikorita – one of the starters that gets the most hate. But I do think cyndaquil is adorable – and its flames are really cool.
Gen 3 – Hoenn – Torchic
I think they nailed it with the gen 3 starters. Gen 3 is the only game where I went back and restarted with each of the starters – I had such a hard time choosing.
Gen 4 – Sinnoh – Chimchar
I….just read chimchar’s pokédex entry and I regret it. I still think it looks cute though.
Gen 5 – Unova – Pansear
I’m not 100% sure but I think I had pansear on my team for a little bit. It’s one of the rare fire types you can get early in the game.
Gen 6 – Kalos – Fennekin
First off, I love the way they did starter typings in gen 6. The final evolutions each gain a secondary type, creating another type triangle (psychic, dark, fighting). I also love that they made a fire type with a psychic secondary type, instead of fighting. I’m also quite fond of the fire fox – vulpix was the runner up for my favorite gen 1 fire type.
Gen 7 – Alola – Litten
Oh litten. I love you so much. I was SO excited when you were revealed. And so nervous. See, Game Freak has a habit of making the final evolution of starters bipedal. I didn’t want them to do that to you. And boy was I disappointed. So disappointed that I chose rowlet as my starter instead. I eventually came around and chose litten for Ultra Sun, but I’ve been keeping torracat from evolving.
Gen 8 – Galar – Scorbunny
A little soccer player fire bunny? Just awesome. If sobble didn’t exist I’d be all over this dude.
What are your favorite fire types?