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Pokémon Gen 9 starters: Everything we know about Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly

Who will you choose?

The Pokémon Company

On February 27, the Pokémon Company revealed its next big release, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet (aka, the ninth generation of pocket monsters).

The new game, which is set to release later this year on Nintendo Switch, will feature an open-world design similar to Pokémon Legends: Arceus. But unlike that game, it also introduces three new starter Pokémon. Let’s take a closer look...

First up, your new fire-type starter: Fuecoco!

Stats:

  • Category: Fire Croc Pokémon
  • Height: 1′4″
  • Weight: 21.6 lbs.
  • Type: Fire
  • Ability: Blaze
  • “The laid-back Fire Croc Pokémon that does things at its own pace.”

Here’s Sprigatito, the Gen 9 grass-type starter Pokémon!

Stats

  • Category: Grass Cat Pokémon
  • Height: 1′4″
  • Weight: 9 lbs.
  • Type: Grass
  • Ability: Overgrow
  • “The capricious, attention-seeking Grass Cat Pokémon.”

Finally, here’s your water-type starter: Quaxly!

Stats

  • Category: Duckling Pokémon
  • Height: 1′8″
  • Weight: 13.4 lbs.
  • Type: Water
  • Ability: Torrent
  • “The earnest and tidy Duckling Pokémon.”

There’s still a lot we don’t know, from starter evolutions to special movies, but Pokémon Gen 9 is already looking great. Which starter will you choose?