By far the biggest decision of every Trainer’s journey is choosing their starter Pokemon. Turtwig, Piplup, and Chimchar are the Sinnoh region’s – but which one is the best in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl?
Despite Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl being remakes of the 2006 Nintendo DS titles, both returning and new fans are absolutely delighted to jump into the Sinnoh region. Its updated 3D graphics, adorable chibi art style, and fresh features make it feel like an entirely new installment.
Before you rush off to explore the depths of Gen IV, you need to pick your starter ‘mon. But do you choose Chimchar, Turtwig, or Piplup in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl? We’re here to help with the tricky decision.
- Which starter to pick in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
- Best starter in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
It should be noted that there’s no “right” or “wrong” starter – you could think Turtwig is the best of the bunch, whereas another Trainer may be a hardcore Chimchar fan.
But they do all have their own type, evolutions, and advantages, which are outlined below.
Grotle, level 18
Torterra, level 32
Monferno, level 14
Infernape, level 36
Prinplup, level 16
Empoleon, level 36