The Problem With Pokemon Starters

We need to change, we need to grow, we need to...evolve.

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  • Absolute Zero
    Absolute Zero8 orë më parë

    "shut up onion lizard" -fire salamander 2021

  • Brunoki22
    Brunoki2210 orë më parë

    The Pokemon series cannot evolve too much from its core as to not interfere with the game's pre established world building and strategies. Pokemon themselves don't even evolve if they don't want to. It's not like real life where time takes its toll on everything over a long period. Putting some efforts on creating new pokemon shouldn't be rocket science, but shouldn't be lazy either (I'm looking at you, Klefki!). Giving each entry each's own flair with different pokemon to start with and going from there sounds refreshing, as opposed to seeing the same old thing over again. It's like chewing gum: at some point it's going to get stale.

  • B U S T E R
    B U S T E R13 orë më parë

    Wow, this sucks. You don’t even have a good point in the video. It’s just you saying Pokémon sucks after gen 1.

  • British Porygon
    British Porygon14 orë më parë

    I love the regi theme

  • Star wolf
    Star wolf15 orë më parë

    A lighting ground water :D

  • K REAL [yes it is] BETA 創造的な
    K REAL [yes it is] BETA 創造的な16 orë më parë

    Emolga was ok in my opinion.

  • K REAL [yes it is] BETA 創造的な
    K REAL [yes it is] BETA 創造的な16 orë më parë

    Vegeta rabbit. I never thought of it before.

  • Jamie Sz
    Jamie SzDitë më parë

    onion lizard

  • Jamirimaj
    JamirimajDitë më parë

    Starter Squad animated

  • kittisak srisaeng
    kittisak srisaengDitë më parë

    Shut up onion lizard

  • Oshawott 211
    Oshawott 211Ditë më parë

    But I like the water, grass, or fire type choice... Also i like the pikachu clones

  • Tyler Shepard
    Tyler ShepardDitë më parë

    Hey does anyone else here like Emolga or is it just me?

  • Nightfall Shadow
    Nightfall ShadowDitë më parë

    I LOVE pachirisu

  • Cloudy Thursday
    Cloudy ThursdayDitë më parë

    Sadly as i just played gen 1 and 2 i am unsure if failed rat experiment 6 is not a Pokemon. I don´t even know anymore. I saw Vullaby and i was like oh no...

  • mr. alternater
    mr. alternater2 ditë më parë

    In one Pokemon game you can go to a Pokemon safari zone and catch a rare Pokemon of your own I don't remember exactly whether it is steel or platinum version

  • Chusy Yang
    Chusy Yang2 ditë më parë

    Well he kinda has a point the only other rock, paper, scissor type matchup I see is Electric beats Flying, Flying is immune to Ground, and Ground is immune to and super effective against Electric

  • Rafael Santos
    Rafael Santos2 ditë më parë

    he has a point, that maybe they could have explored different types of trios each generation, for example one is Water-Grass-Fire, the next Ground-Eletric-Water, Rock-Flying-Fighter and so goes on

  • Animals are better than people
    Animals are better than people2 ditë më parë

    Essentially, the video is forcing the toxic fanbases collective dislike down everyone's throat. It's super cringe when the majority of Pokemon names are mispronounced.

  • Yeah
    Yeah2 ditë më parë

    i like how half of the pikachu clones names were mispronounced

  • pearse gallagher
    pearse gallagher2 ditë më parë

    para and emolga are cool tho

  • Shadow bolt haseo
    Shadow bolt haseo2 ditë më parë

    I disagree I like most of the pikachu clones

  • ImaNerdANDaGeek
    ImaNerdANDaGeek2 ditë më parë

    I like morpeko, kinda meh on the others but I like morkepo.

  • Defril P
    Defril P2 ditë më parë

    Probably the very reason why they didn't make any of the three starters part electric is because they don't want them to overshadow Pikachu as electric-type mascot.

  • Ryo Stonewell
    Ryo Stonewell3 ditë më parë

    Emolga an' Pachurisu ain't even Pika ripoffs. Well, *maybe* emolga...

  • Aidan Smith
    Aidan Smith3 ditë më parë

    Did you butcher the pikachu clone names on purpose?

  • Potential Side Effects
    Potential Side Effects3 ditë më parë

    No one's gonna ask why the Pokemon have Italian accents?

  • king noob
    king noob3 ditë më parë


  • Ricardo Fermé
    Ricardo Fermé3 ditë më parë

    STEEL / FAIRY / FIGHTING never thought about it

  • José A. Ruiz Quiñones
    José A. Ruiz Quiñones3 ditë më parë

    Actually, Onion Frog

  • Marshadow Gameplays e Animações
    Marshadow Gameplays e Animações3 ditë më parë

    Dorkly: NoBoDy LiKeS ThE pIkAcHu ClOnEs! Literaly any pokemon fan ever: God may forgive you... But I won't

  • Eze :D
    Eze :D3 ditë më parë

    I like pachirisu and emolga but whatevah

  • Jeremy Sebastian
    Jeremy Sebastian3 ditë më parë

    TBH, this is possibly your worst dorkly bit yet

  • BlackRoseZu
    BlackRoseZu4 ditë më parë

    The only thing that changes for the starters, is if they tack on another typing to it. Fire usually goes Fighting. But theyve done Fire/Psychic and Fire/Dark lately. Also, i never liked the Pikachu clones. I get it, but not for me. Ill just stick to Pikachu. Especially since none of the clones has an evolution.

  • Nate Talks Football
    Nate Talks Football4 ditë më parë

    This was one of those entertaining videos you watch all the way through enjoying the nostalgia factor until "shut up onion lizard", at which point I actually snorted lmao

  • kildaver
    kildaver4 ditë më parë

    ...why not just use Little Cup rules?

  • kristopher townes
    kristopher townes4 ditë më parë

    I like pachirisu

  • xtentasticx
    xtentasticx4 ditë më parë

    The starters in Sword and Shield look all the same.

  • Htoo Naung
    Htoo Naung4 ditë më parë

    “Failed rat experiment six”

  • The Big E
    The Big E4 ditë më parë

    Cinderace will always be my favorite

  • Ynnel?!
    Ynnel?!4 ditë më parë

    "That's onion FROG to you, fire lizard!"

  • cyburn twentytwelve
    cyburn twentytwelve5 ditë më parë

    Even Gen 1 had crappy designs

  • Skyhawk J.D
    Skyhawk J.D5 ditë më parë

    The way he pronounces Plusle and Minum is pissing me off and he called them the wrong names too! He switched it

  • Pollinis Tullius
    Pollinis Tullius5 ditë më parë

    Why does squirtle sound like the grandpa from rugrats? lol

  • Primordial Chaos
    Primordial Chaos5 ditë më parë

    Yo don’t dis Emolga

  • M S
    M S5 ditë më parë

    Id like to see a spoof on Tecmo World Wrestling :p

  • MadDemon64
    MadDemon645 ditë më parë

    But, people like Mimikyu.

  • John Travolta
    John Travolta5 ditë më parë

    Or you could make some Ice, flying and fighting starters!!

  • Vadkutya
    Vadkutya5 ditë më parë


  • Coordinator Kier
    Coordinator Kier5 ditë më parë

    This is what I've wanted for time! Different starter types!

  • Kevin C
    Kevin C6 ditë më parë

    Yeahhhh youre wrong the “pikachu clones” are cute/ awsome and i love them cuz theyre also their own pokemon even tho theyre similiar to pikachu



    3 ditë më parë

    If you like mimkyu then its good,loving emolaga and morpeko is nice, but loving anything except those pikaclones means that you got some low bar taste

  • Sean O'Malley
    Sean O'Malley6 ditë më parë

    Dorkly, can you make a vid about how Voltorb evolves into Electrode by switching its eyes and mouth? Must be painful.

  • Kaitri
    Kaitri6 ditë më parë

    Btw starters always are blue red green for water fire grass

  • returnedfavor
    returnedfavor6 ditë më parë

    Pachirisu is a world champion

  • Tyler3978
    Tyler39786 ditë më parë

    Bruh, did they forget about Pachirisu beating the world championship?

  • Throwback Channel
    Throwback Channel6 ditë më parë

    I like the Pikachu clones. Failed experiment 6 is not a real Pokémon

  • Just some guy with a mask
    Just some guy with a mask6 ditë më parë

    Pikachu steps out with a gun. Pikachu: Nothing changes, nothing will threaten my role of fan favorite, not Psyduck, not Froakie or Togepi.. not even you starters! Charmander: Not if I have anything to say about it. Charmander attempts to evolve and is shot. Squirtle: You shot him! Why Pikachu. Pikachu: Because without a Charizard who else can repeat with me MAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! "Bulbasaur: Eeevee? Pikachu with blood lust: Eevee!

  • Kruvi 23
    Kruvi 236 ditë më parë

    The only pikachu clones I liked where Mimikyu, and alolan raichu so, I don´t know if someone else agrees with me

  • Tyler3978


    6 ditë më parë

    Alolan Raichu isn't a pikachu clone, though

  • Theresa Hartwigh
    Theresa Hartwigh6 ditë më parë

    All the pikachu clones are garbage just like, get this pikachu that includes all evolution lines of them

  • Sargent¥
    Sargent¥6 ditë më parë

    Idk man, Mimikyu was the 3rd most popular Pokemon in the 2020 Pokemon of the Year poll

  • shadyLemur34 Games
    shadyLemur34 Games7 ditë më parë

    Ngl i’m legit fine with the starters being the same. I’ve gotten used to it

  • Dana Harris
    Dana Harris7 ditë më parë

    The way he sais pika clones

  • the elemental
    the elemental7 ditë më parë


  • Ronald Ree
    Ronald Ree8 ditë më parë

    1:12 and mimiku

  • It's a crit
    It's a crit8 ditë më parë

    Pokemon is still being strong with their design(except a few) people just love to complain and look cool.

  • Scuhbee
    Scuhbee8 ditë më parë

    Squirtle sounds like Grandpa Lou from Rugrats.

  • xaiver
    xaiver8 ditë më parë

    I sort of like plusses and Minnie every other Pikachu clone even the bodybuilder ret experience i don't care about and in gen 2 they dint do that they instead mad a baby version of Pikachu pichu

  • Veil Of Nightmares
    Veil Of Nightmares8 ditë më parë

    Failed rat experiment 6 is the best.

  • Darryl but in space
    Darryl but in space8 ditë më parë

    The Pikachu clones are bad And Pikachu is popular because the frickin anime

  • Glitch wraith
    Glitch wraith9 ditë më parë

    How about start player's off with bidoof.

  • SuperCyberus 2
    SuperCyberus 29 ditë më parë

    Fighting doesn't resist Steel...

  • Ashton Wolf
    Ashton Wolf9 ditë më parë

    Ugh the same Rock Paper Scissor huh? What a Drag...

  • Ryan Guo
    Ryan Guo9 ditë më parë

    i guarantee people will be mad if they change too much

  • ASMR Junkie
    ASMR Junkie9 ditë më parë

    Plusle and Minun are cool, everything after that was bad.

  • Tyler3978


    6 ditë më parë

    Pachirisu is God tier

  • Saint Jimmy
    Saint Jimmy9 ditë më parë

    I actually like Emolga enough. Decent but replaced easily.

  • Alice Bubblegum
    Alice Bubblegum9 ditë më parë

    Game Freak will never learn

  • Music3Videos4Life
    Music3Videos4Life10 ditë më parë

    But I like the same mildly different Pikachu clones... :(

  • RJ Maksym
    RJ Maksym10 ditë më parë

    Plusle and Minum we’re ok but they weren’t pikachu

  • Tyler McNamer
    Tyler McNamer10 ditë më parë

    I feel like Dorkly is having a mid life crisis at this point.

  • Fire Princess Reviews
    Fire Princess Reviews10 ditë më parë

    I like the Pikachu clones

  • robertportersc
    robertportersc10 ditë më parë

    Feeding the algorithm.

  • Jinaria
    Jinaria10 ditë më parë

    I like the Pikachu clones they’re adorable

  • Lesedi Obalosape Olofi
    Lesedi Obalosape Olofi10 ditë më parë


  • Jame Retief
    Jame Retief10 ditë më parë

    “The past is a foreign country, everything there is strange”.

  • Joshua Huq
    Joshua Huq10 ditë më parë

    I got an idea: how about three separate versions of one new starter Pokemon picked between fire, water, and grass type!!

  • TheChoujinVirus
    TheChoujinVirus10 ditë më parë

    *Gamefreak took the starter's advice and made steel, fighting and fairy type starters..* *Gamefreak filed for bankruptcy 2 months after that concept was brought to the world*

  • 伊芙琳
    伊芙琳10 ditë më parë

    Generation was the nail That ended the series for me.

  • Marcel Masp
    Marcel Masp10 ditë më parë

    But i like minum...

  • JackTheCraftian
    JackTheCraftian10 ditë më parë

    Poplio sucks

  • Genya2008
    Genya200811 ditë më parë

    Well i don't think they will ever change grass, fire and water but a few new mixups would be cool. How about fire electric, grass ground and water bug or so. Or make new three type Pokémon that would create a whole new level on possible strategies.

  • Ben Oliver
    Ben Oliver11 ditë më parë

    A vid on Pokemon unite will be hilarious

  • Transformers2Fan1
    Transformers2Fan111 ditë më parë

    Okay but I actually liked Pachirisu...

  • Nible
    Nible11 ditë më parë

    “The same mildly different pikachu clones” “But no one even likes them” Bruh 🤣

  • Throwback Channel

    Throwback Channel

    4 ditë më parë

    I like them.

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache11 ditë më parë

    "Shut up onion lizard" -Words of a flaming lizard

  • Draiden The HyPE mAn

    Draiden The HyPE mAn

    17 orë më parë

    Lol 😆

  • Edward


    Ditë më parë

    we used to call him garlic turtle

  • Josh Denman

    Josh Denman

    Ditë më parë

    Hello again

  • Jakaria Shafin

    Jakaria Shafin

    2 ditë më parë

    Just some guy without a moustache yo

  • MI gacha

    MI gacha

    2 ditë më parë


  • Mr. meeseeks
    Mr. meeseeks11 ditë më parë

    "Vegeta rabbit" that shit is quality right there

  • kanshiketsu89
    kanshiketsu8911 ditë më parë

    I've actually no idea what they're talking about. I stopped following pokemon after Johto League, and even those 100 "new" pokemon already felt quite stretched...

  • desum21
    desum2111 ditë më parë

    Counterpoint: Grass, fire, and water are good concepts to introduce the basic mechanics to beginner players. Imagine if it was your first time and you had to figure out the relationship between say rock, steel, and ground types. Or consider figuring out the more counterintuitive relationships. So water is strong against fire, but why would I assume fairies are strong against fighting pokemon? Aren't all pokemon fighting?

  • Loop Pooper
    Loop Pooper11 ditë më parë

    steel, fighting, fairy sounds like sick for starter pokemon!

  • Dramatic Scar
    Dramatic Scar11 ditë më parë

    This is a weird episode of The Starter squad

  • Dan Mueller
    Dan Mueller11 ditë më parë

    Or psychic, dark, fighting

  • Kodokuna Tenshi
    Kodokuna Tenshi11 ditë më parë

    I love the Pikachu clones actually, They're so cute :3

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