Pokémon spin-off and Nintendo Switch exclusive, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, is coming out on January 28, 2022. Along with a brand new game comes an all-new selection of Pokémon to choose from, and this also includes the starters you get to pick from at the beginning of the game. Whilst there may be more to be announced, this is what we know for now. There are three Pokémon Legends: Arceus starters to choose from and, interestingly enough, these fan favourites are from three different generations altogether. To get into specifics, they are the grass/flying-type Rowlet, fire-type Cyndaquil, and water-type Oshawott, and we’ve got everything you need to know about these starters below – from evolution, to stats, to moveset, and more. Pokemon Legends: Arceus is focused on putting together the first Pokédex for the region of Hisui, an ancient version of Sinnoh. With this goal in mind, the game focuses on bringing in different generations to the region via the Galaxy Expedition Team to lead the path for discovery. If you want to know about what other fresh features this title has, you can check out our Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date guide or our Pokémon Legends: Arceus new Pokémon list. So, without further ado, here are the adorable Pokémon Legends: Arceus starters. Pokémon Legends: Arceus starters Rowlet Rowlet is a generation seven grass/flying-type starter from Pokémon Sun and Moon, making it the newest generation from the pick of starters. Rowlet evolution It hasn’t been confirmed whether Rowlet will follow its usual evolution path in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but, if it does, at level 17, Rowlet can evolve into Dartrix, which then becomes Decidueye at level 34. Rowlet Stats These are the base stats for Rowlet of the classic Pokédex and may be updated if different from the Hisui Pokédex. They also don’t reflect on the evolution stats of Dartrix and Decidueye, which will be higher. Level Health Points Attack Defence Special attack Special defence Speed Base level 68 55 55 50 50 42 Level 50 128-175 55-117 55-117 50-112 50-112 42-103 Level 100 246-340 103-229 103-229 94-218 94-218 80-201 Rowlet moveset Some of Rowlet’s classic moves include growl, peck, nasty plot, and sucker punch. If you choose Rowlet, the below table highlights what moves you unlock at which levels. Level Ability One Growl Two Tackle Three Leafage Six Astonish Nine Peck 12 Shadow Sneak 15 Razor Leaf 18 Synthesis 21 Pluck 24 Nasty Plot 27 Sucker Punch 30 Leaf Blade 33 Feather Dance 36 Brave Bird Pokémon Legends: Arceus Rowlett weaknesses Pokémon Legends: Arceus Rowlett is weak to the following move types: Flying Poison Rock Fire Ice Pokémon Legends: Arceus starters Cyndaquil Pokémon Gold and Silver’s fire-type Cyndaquil is swooping up the pecking order as the second of our new starters. Cyndaquil Evolution There’s been speculation around the starters in Pokèmon Legends: Arceus and whether they’ll evolve as they normally do. Specifically, we’ve been curious about Cyndaquil, as the Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer shows a level 15 Cyndaquil, which is odd as Cyndaquil usually evolves into Quilava at level 14, then Typhlosion at level 36. Cyndaquil stats Please bear in mind these are Cyndaquil’s first stage stats and will change with evolution. Level Health Points Attack Defence Special attack Special defence Speed Base level 39 52 43 60 50 65 50 99-146 52-114 43-104 58-123 50-112 65-128 100 188-282 98-223 81-203 112-240 94-218 121-251 Cyndaquil Moveset As with all Pokémon, different moves become available as you level up. For Cyndaquil, they look a little something like this. Level Ability One Leer One Tackle Six Smokescreen Ten Ember 13 Quick Attack 19 Flame Wheel 22 Defence Curl 28 Flame Charge 31 Swift 37 Lava Plume 40 Flamethrower 46 Inferno 49 Rollout 55 Double-edge 58 Burn Up 64 Eruption Pokémon Legends: Arceus Cyndaquil weaknesses Pokémon Legends: Arceus Cyndaquil is weak to the following move types: Ground Rock Water Pokémon Legends: Arceus starters Oshawott Osha-who? Oshawott! Generation five water-type Oshawott comes from Pokémon Black and White Oshawott evolution Much like the other two starters, Oshawott is the first of three evolution stages. If Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Oshawott evolves as it does in other Pokémon titles, then at level 17 Oshawott evolves into Dewott, and Samurott at level 36. Oshawott stats These stats indicate Oshawatt’s figures and not those of its evolution stages. Level Health points Attack Defence Special attack Special defence Speed Base level 55 55 45 63 45 45 50 115-162 55-117 45-106 63-126 45-106 45-106 100 220-314 103-229 85-207 117-247 85-207 85-207 Oshawott moveset Finally, we’ve got Oshwaott’s moves, which change as it levels up. Level Ability One Tackle Five Tail Whip Seven Water Gun 11 Water Sport 13 Focus Energy 17 Razor Shell 19 Fury Cutter 23 Water Pulse 25 Revenge 29 Aqua Jet 31 Encore 35 Aqua Tail 37 Retaliate 41 Swords Dance 43 Hydro Pump Pokémon Legends: Arceus Oshawott weaknesses Pokémon Legends: Arceus Cyndaquil is weak to the following move types: Grass Electric That’s all we know about the Pokemon Legends: Arceus starters for now. We’ll be sure to update you when we know more after the game’s released. For now, you can find out everything we know so far about the Switch exclusive in our Pokemon Legends: Arceus guide.