I'm curious on what your favourite starters are from Gens 1-7, and feel free to state your reasons as to why you like them. I would appreciate it if nobody insults other people's opinions, except in an endearing manner I'll start first:
Gen 1: Venusaur - One of the main reasons I like Venusaur is because it looks like a quadrapet dinosaur (The recent Let's Go trailer for Venusaur walking animation showed that Venusaur is a frog). I still love it regardless. It's good battle-wise; gets a lot of good moves early such as Sleep Powder and Leech Seed, and it's Mega Evolution further enhances it's strength. I also like it's design.
Gen 2: Feraligatr - What can I say? A water-type alligator that can stand on it's legs? I'm sold. This thing gets Ice Fang in HGSS, which helped me a TON against Lance, and is great in competitive battling, with Sheer Force LO; my favourite set for nearly any Pokemon.
Gen 3: Swampert - ~~Hey, I herd you liek mudkipz~~ Memes aside, Swampert is a dope-looking mon with ONLY ONE WEAKNESS. How cool is that? It also has good defensive, and carried me throughout my Hoenn playthrough. And who needs steroids when it gets access to Mega Evolution!! Swift Swim and a decent speed stat just sweeps teams if it gets the chance.
Gen 4: Infernape - Not much explanation here, design is ABSOLUTE FLAMES ~~pun intended~~ getting access to a variety of powerful attacks such as Close Combat, Flare Blitz, Grass Knot, Thunderpunch, and an Iron Fist boosted STAB Mach Punch for strong priority!!!!!
Gen 5: Samurott - A samurai-looking Pokemon s enough to impress me; and it's design looks cool too! I almost always run a Special Attacking set for it, but an SD set works wonders, too! ~~If only it got Ice Punch~~
Gen 6: Chesnaught - This one may be a surprise to you all, but I did not think much of this Pokemon at first. But when I used it in a playthrough, I loved using Chesnaught. It's a great defensive mon with Spiky Shield; a buffed Protect, and Grass/Fighting is a great dual STAB combo. It looks like an old, armored pinecone, and I love it!!
Gen 7: Incineroar - This WWE Pokemon wrestler is so cool! It has it's own flaming belt, which is a nice design concept since it resembles a wrestler. Battle-wise, it gets some cool attacks like Darkness Lariat and Throat Chop. It even gets Intimidate, which is always a good ability regardless.
Let me know what you think!