Re: Official Pokemon Discussion Thread!
I always like the water one Samurott, the only starter I've used for this generation games, the fire starter is the standard hohum fire/fighting, and grass type is pretty cool if you can get behind a move like coil (The user coils up and concentrates itself to raise its Attack, Defense, and Accuracy by one stage.) Darmanitan (the fire type you mentioned) vs Emboar(fire starter) is a push, Darmanitan is just lots of fun. There aren't very many water types, so if you pass on Oshawott, your best bet is probably Caracosta, one of the fossils you can get around the desert resort. And keep in mind, that whatever simi(blank)(grass/fire/water typings) you are given in the first gym area, you can still catch the others in Pinwheel forest.