When starting a Pokemon game, choosing a starter Pokemon is always nerve-wracking. Is it possible to pick a dud? You are going to be stuck with this Pokemon for the rest of the game. So, the starter pick must be a wise one.
Having said that, this was my choice for Pokemon Scarlet generation 9 starter. Fuecoco has two evolutions in Pokemon Scarlet–they are called Crocalor and Skeledirge. If you really train hard with this Pokemon, the final evolution called Skeledirge will be the most powerful Pokemon in the entire game.
The other Pokemon on offer at the beginning of the game are the Grass starter Sprigatito and Quaxly, the Water-type starter. As customary, I found myself battling these two Pokemon along my Pokemon Scarlet campaign or “Treasure Hunt” as the story goes. Neither of these Pokemon appealed to me when I started the game–which is strange because past picks between Charmander, Bulbasoar, or Squirtle seemed to be the hardest choice ever back in the day.
Having said that, the Pokemon Violet and Scarlet gen 9 starters evolutions are brand-new. Plus, these Pokemon evolutions are cool to watch as players work through this new Pokemon game.
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What are the Gen 9 Starter Pokemon’s Second Evolutions in Scarlet & Violet?
Anywho, every gen 9 starter Pokemon evolves at level 16–which happens pretty early on in the game. My absolute beast of a Pokemon evolved from Fuecoco into Crocalor. The Grass starter and also feline called Sprigatito evolves into Floragato. And duck man Quaxly evolves into Quaxwell.
It’s too bad for these middle evolutions, because players always want to rush through them and get to the third and final evolution. The final Pokemon evolution is usually when a Pokemon is at its most powerful–and that is definitely the case for the third evolutions of these starter Pokemon in this generation 9 game called Scarlet (and Violet).
The Gen 9 Starter Pokemon’s Final Evolutions in Scarlet & Violet
At level 36, the trainers behind the Scarlet & Violet starter Pokemon will finally evolve. The Fire-type Crocalor evolves to Skeledirge–a hybrid Fire and Ghost-type. Floragato (a pretty genius name now that I’m writing it) turns into Mewoscarada–Grass and Dark-type. And of course, Quaxwell becomes Quaquaval–a dual Water and Fighting-type Poke-quacker.
I whooped my opponents repeatedly with the Fire type Pokemon evolutions Fuecoco, Crocalor, and Skeledirge. This total domination of the Pokemon land known as Paldea lead me to believe the Fire starter choice in Pokemon Scarlet was the right choice for this gen 9 Pokemon game. Gotta catch em all–this time in Paldea!
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