Pokémon Sun and Moon Starters with Stats
Pokémon Sun and Moon Starters with Stats

Pokémon Sun and Moon Starters (with stats, moves and abilities)

All of the Pokémon Sun and Moon starters with stat info, movepools, abilities and evolution methods (or levels). The guide is sorted by Dex number, starting with Grass family.

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Rowlet, Dartrix and Decidueye stats and analysis

Grass starter family is in an interesting place in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Unfortunately, they are not the primary choice for many due to low base speed and Decidueye not having an option to learn Grass Support Moves like Leech Seed and Sleep Powder.

However, there are some interesting moves that Decidueye can learn, primarily Spirit Shackle that hits like a truck.

New Moves

Leafage: The user attacks by pelting the target with leaves. 100% Accuracy [Grass] 40 BP, Physical.

Spirit Shackle: The user attacks while simultaneously stitching the targets shadow to the ground to prevent them from escaping. 100% Accuracy [Ghost] 80 BP, Physical.

New Ability

Long Reach: The Pokemon uses its moves without making contact with the opponent.

Rowlet Dartrix Decidueye
Type Grass / Flying Grass / Flying Grass / Ghost
Evolves Level 17 Level 34 N/A
Abilities Overgrow / Long Reach
HP 68 78 78
ATK 55 75 107
DEF 55 75 75
SP ATK 50 70 100
SP DEF 50 70 100
SPEED 42 52 70
TOTAL 320 420 530
Rowlet Dartrix Decidueye
Egg Moves Egg Moves Egg Moves
Curse Curse Curse
Confuse Ray Confuse Ray Confuse Ray
Ominous Wind Ominous Wind Ominous Wind
Haze Haze Haze
Baton Pass Baton Pass Baton Pass
Defog Defog Defog
Level Up Level Up Level Up
[Lv 1] Tackle, Leafage [Lv 1] Tackle, Leafage, Growl, Peck [Lv 0] Spirit Shackle
[Lv 4] Growl [Lv 4] Growl [Lv 1] Spirit Shackle, U-Turn, Tackle, Leafage, Growl, Peck
[Lv 8] Peck [Lv 8] Peck [Lv 4] Growl
[Lv 11] Astonish [Lv 11] Astonish [Lv 8] Peck
[Lv 15] Razor Leaf [Lv 15] Razor Leaf [Lv 11] Astonish
[Lv 18] Foresight [Lv 19] Foresight [Lv 15] Razor Leaf
[Lv 22] Pluck [Lv 24] Pluck [Lv 19] Foresight
[Lv 25] Synthesis [Lv 28] Synthesis [Lv 24] Pluck
[Lv 29] Fury Attack [Lv 33] Fury Attack [Lv 28] Synthesis
[Lv 32] Sucker Punch [Lv 37] Sucker Punch [Lv 33] Fury Attack
[Lv 36] Leaf Blade [Lv 42] Leaf Blade [Lv 38] Sucker Punch
[Lv 39] Feather Dance [Lv 46] Feather Dance [Lv 44] Leaf Blade
[Lv 43] Brave Bird [Lv 51] Brave Bird [Lv 49] Feather Dance
[Lv 46] Nasty Plot [Lv 55] Nasty Plot [Lv 55] Brave Bird
[Lv 60] Nasty Plot
TM’s TM’s TM’s
Work Up Work Up Work Up
Toxic Toxic Toxic
Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
Light Screen Light Screen Light Screen
Protect Protect Protect
Roost Roost Roost
Safeguard Safeguard Safeguard
Fustration Fustration Fustration
Solar Beam Solar Beam Solar Beam
Return Return Smack Down
Double Team Double Team Return
Facade Facade Shadow Ball
Rest Rest Double Team
Attract Attract Facade
Round Round Rest
Echoed Voice Echoed Voice Attract
Steel Wing Steel Wing Low Sweep
Energy Ball Energy Ball Round
False Swipe False Swipe Echoed Voice
Shadow Claw Shadow Claw Steel Wing
Swords Dance Swords Dance Energy Ball
Grass Knot Grass Knot False Swipe
Swagger Swagger Acrobatics
Sleep Talk Sleep Talk Shadow Claw
Substitute Substitute Giga Impact
Nature Power Nature Power Swords Dance
Confide Confide Grass Knot
Sleep Talk
Nature Power
Tutor Tutor Tutor
Frenzy Plant Frenzy Plant Frenzy Plant
Grass Pledge

Litten, Torracat and Incineroar stats and analysis

Fire Starter Family is standing strong and proud, with only one small issue: Incineroar speed goes down after evolving. Luckily, it’s backed by solid 115 Attack and surprising bulk to counter that low speed. Intimidate, access to Bulk Up, Swords Dance, a buffed Leech Life and various Fighting moves, this guy can dish out serious damage while taking hits like a champ.

New Moves

Darkest Lariat: The user swings both arms and hits the target. The target’s stat changes don’t affect this attack’s damage. 100% Accuracy [Dark] 85 BP, Physical.

Throat Chop: The user attacks the target’s throat, and the resultant suffering prevents the target from using moves that emit sound for two turns. 100% Accuracy [Dark] 80 BP, Physical.

New TM (S)

Brutal Swing: The user swings its body around violently to inflict damage on everything in its vicinity. 100% Accuracy [Dark] 60 BP, Physical.

Litten Torracat Incineroar
Type Fire Fire Fire / Dark
Evolves Level 17 Level 34 N/A
Abilities Blaze / Intimidate
HP 45 65 95
ATK 65 85 115
DEF 40 50 90
SP ATK 60 80 80
SP DEF 40 50 90
SPEED 70 90 60
TOTAL 320 420 530
Litten Torracat Incineroar
Egg Moves Egg Moves Egg Moves
Nasty Plot Nasty Plot Nasty Plot
body Slam body Slam body Slam
Crunch Crunch Crunch
Fake Out Fake Out Fake Out
Revenge Revenge Revenge
Heat Wave Heat Wave Heat Wave
Level Up Level Up Level Up
[Lv 1] Scratch, Ember [Lv 1] Scratch, Ember, Growl, Lick [Lv 0] Darkest Lariat
[Lv 4] Growl [Lv 4] Growl [Lv 1] Darkest Lariat, Bulk Up, Throat Chop, Scratch, Ember, Growl, Lick
[Lv 8] Lick [Lv 8] Lick [Lv 4] Growl
[Lv 11] Leer [Lv 11] Leer [Lv 8] Lick
[Lv 15] Fire Fang [Lv 15] Fire Fang [Lv 11] Leer
[Lv 18] Roar [Lv 19] Roar [Lv 15] Fire Fang
[Lv 22] Bite [Lv 24] Bite [Lv 19] Roar
[Lv 25] Swagger [Lv 28] Swagger [Lv 24] Bite
[Lv 29] Fury Swipes [Lv 33] Fury Swipes [Lv 28] Swagger
[Lv 32] Thrash [Lv 37] Thrash [Lv 33] Fury Swipes
[Lv 36] Flamethrower [Lv 42] Flamethrower [Lv 38] Thrash
[Lv 39] Scary Face [Lv 46] Scary Face [Lv 44] Flamethrower
[Lv 43] Flare Blitz [Lv 51] Flare Blitz [Lv 49] Scary Face
[Lv 46] Outrage [Lv 55] Outrage [Lv 55] Flare Blitz
[Lv 60] Outrage
[Lv 66] Cross Chop
TM Moves TM Moves TM Moves
Work Up Work Up Work Up
Roar Roar Roar
Toxic Toxic Toxic
Bulk Up Bulk Up Bulk Up
Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
Taunt Taunt Taunt
Protect Protect Hyper Beam
Fustration Fustration Protect
Return Return Fustration
Leech Life Leech Life Return
Double Team Double Team Earthquake
Flamethower Flamethower Leech Life
Fire Blast Fire Blast Brick Break
Torment Torment Double Team
Facade Facade Flamethower
Flame Charge Flame Charge Fire Blast
Rest Rest Torment
Attract Attract Facade
Round Round Flame Charge
Overheat Overheat Rest
Will-O-Wisp Will-O-Wisp Attract
Acrobatics Acrobatics Low Sweep
Shadow Claw Shadow Claw Round
Swords Dance Swords Dance Overheat
Swagger Swagger Focus Blast
Sleep Talk Sleep Talk Fling
U-turn U-turn Brutal Swing
Substitute Substitute Quash
Confide Confide Will-O-Wisp
Shadow Claw
Giga Impact
Swords Dance
Sleep Talk
Dark Pulse
Tutor Tutor Tutor
Blast Burn Blast Burn Blast Burn
Fire Pledge

Popplio, Brionne and Primarina stats and analysis

The entire Water starter family suffers from low speed, but comes equipped with VERY high Special Attack and Special Defense. Primarina is looking like it will have a great niche as a special attacker with a great set of resistances, due to it’s Fairy typing.

Overall, a solid build, but outclassed in many competitive segments by other species due to a lack of Support Moves.

New Moves

Sparkling Aria: The user bursts into song, emitting many bubbles. Any Pokemon suffering from a burn will be healed by the touch of these bubbles. 100% Accuracy [Water] 90 BP, Special.

New Ability

Liquid Voice: All sound-based moves become Water-type moves.

Popplio Brionne Primarina
Type Water Water Water / Fairy
Evolves Level 17 Level 34 N/A
Abilities Torrent / Liquid Voice
HP 50 60 80
ATK 54 69 74
DEF 54 69 74
SP ATK 66 91 126
SP DEF 56 81 116
SPEED 40 50 60
TOTAL 320 420 530
Popplio Brionne Primarina
Egg Moves Egg Moves Egg Moves
Charm Charm Charm
Amnesia Amnesia Amnesia
Aqua Ring Aqua Ring Aqua Ring
Aromatic Mist Aromatic Mist Aromatic Mist
Perish Song Perish Song Perish Song
Wonder Room Wonder Room Wonder Room
Level Up Level Up Level Up
[Lv 1] Pound, Water Gun [Lv 1] Pound, Water Gun, Growl, Disarming Voice [Lv 0] Sparkling Aria
[Lv 4] Growl [Lv 4] Growl [Lv 1] Sparkling Aria, Pound, Water Gun, Growl, Disarming Voice
[Lv 8] Disarming Voice [Lv 8] Disarming Voice [Lv 4] Growl
[Lv 11] Baby-Doll Eyes [Lv 11] Baby-Doll Eyes [Lv 9] Disarming Voice
[Lv 15] Aqua Jet [Lv 15] Aqua Jet [Lv 11] Baby-Doll Eyes
[Lv 18] Encore [Lv 19] Encore [Lv 15] Aqua Jet
[Lv 22] Bubble Beam [Lv 24] Bubble Beam [Lv 19] Encore
[Lv 25] Sing [Lv 28] Sing [Lv 24] Bubble Beam
[Lv 29] Double Slap [Lv 33] Double Slap [Lv 28] Sing
[Lv 32] Hyper Voice [Lv 37] Hyper Voice [Lv 33] Double Slap
[Lv 36] Moonblast [Lv 42] Moonblast [Lv 38] Hyper Voice
[Lv 39] Captivate [Lv 46] Captivate [Lv 44] Moonblast
[Lv 43] Hydro Pump [Lv 51] Hydro Pump [Lv 49] Captivate
[Lv 46] Misty Terrain [Lv 55] Misty Terrain [Lv 55] Hydro Pump
[Lv 60] Misty Terrain
TM Moves TM Moves TM Moves
Work Up Work Up Work Up
Toxic Toxic Toxic
Hail Hail Hail
Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
Ice Beam Ice Beam Ice Beam
Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
Protect Protect Light Screen
Rain Dance Rain Dance Protect
Fustration Fustration Rain Dance
Return Return Fustration
Double Team Double Team Return
Facade Facade Psychic
Rest Rest Shadow Ball
Attract Attract Double Team
Round Round Reflect
Echoed Voice Echoed Voice Facade
Scald Scald Rest
Acrobatics Acrobatics Attract
Swagger Swagger Round
Sleep Talk Sleep Talk Echoed Voice
Substitute Substitute Energy Ball
Surf Surf Scald
Waterfall Waterfall Acrobatics
Confide Confide Giga Impact
Psych Up
Sleep Talk
Dazzling Gleam
Tutor Tutor Tutor
Hydro Cannon Hydro Cannon Hydro Cannon
Water Pledge