In an adorable video uploaded on September 26, a toddler must choose a starter for their first-ever Pokemon adventure.
Choosing your first starter is something most Pokemon fans will remember. Whether it was Charmander three decades back in the Kanto region, or Sobble in Sword & Shield, these adorable companions have left an impression on the hearts of fans around the world.
Since each generation of Pokemon has three starters, it has become a strong bonding point through which other Pokemon fans can interact.
Whether it’s disagreeing over which starter is best, or reminiscing about the choices made years ago, choosing a starter has become an iconic tradition within the Pokemon community – one that family decided to practice with their one-year-old child.
Choosing a first Pokemon Starter takes a surprising turn
On September 26, a family celebrated their toddler’s first birthday. At the birthday party, they got to choose her very first Pokemon starter, choosing dolls of Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle from which to choose.
She waddles quickly to the dolls, excited for the presents. But when she arrives before them, the toddler’s pace slows down. The rest of the family can be heard in the background, shouting in support of their personal favorites.
Her eyes cast a glance across the floor, taking a close look at the three Pokemon in front of her.
Moments later, she steps over Squirtle and knocks over the poor Water-type. Then she sweeps Charmander aside and grabs what she thinks is the best of the three: Bulbasaur.
Not every Reddit user agrees with the choice in starters. Many still believe that Charmander is the best.
Despite the controversy from startups, Reddit users gathered to celebrate the occasion.
“You’ve got a bright future ahead of you, kid,” said one Reddit user, clearly approving the starter choice.
Many of the users praise her choice and love the fact that she went all out on Squirtle and Charmander.
“Finally a kid who kicked Charmander out and grabbed Bulbasaur. They’d better raise him properly,” commented one user.