We haven't had one of these in awhile, eh? And now with Generation V nestled comfortably in our minds, opinions we held in the past may no longer be the same. So here we go again! Out of all five generations of Pokemon starters, which is: - Your favourite starter of each element, at each stage of evolution. - Your overall favourite at each stage of evolution. And finally, the most annoying choice of all! - Your overall favourite starter Pokemon line. For the sake of discussion, "starters" refers only to our typical fire/water/grass trios. No Pikachu, Eevee, or related evolutions. >=o --------------------Here are my picks. Favourite base stage Water Starter: Oshawott Fire Starter: Chimchar, Tepig or Charmander (I'm really not sure) Grass Starter: Bulbasaur Overall: Bulbasaur Favourite mid stage Water Starter: Dewott Fire Starter: Monferno Grass Starter: Grovyle or Ivysaur (Again, no clear choice) Overall: Dewott Favourite final stage Water Starter: Samurott Fire Starter: Charizard Grass Starter: Torterra Overall: Charizard Overall Favourite Starter Line: This is tough for me because I'm not a huge fan of Venusaur but adore Bulbasaur and Ivysaur. I think ultimately my answer would be a toss up between Charmander and Oshawott's lines. I love all three stages for Chimchar/Monferno/Infernape as well, but not to the same extent as the other two.