The Ranking of Starters - A First Evolution Pokémon Starter Tier List
The starters of Pokémon Sun & Moon (Rowlet, Litten, and Poppilo) have finally had their first evolutions revealed, which means we now have the awkward, high school, teenage middle evolution forms of all two decades worth of starters to scientifically rank.
If you didn't read the original list for the unevolved starters, well, first check it out over here and second, this list uses some pretty exact science that I'll save you the boring details on to list all 21 of those grass, water, and fire friends that have just helped us past the first few gyms on our Pokemon adventures. We're not talking gameplay here. We're not talking their previous evolutions or next evolutions (though those do factor slightly into the equations). We're not talking where they fall in the great pantheon of Pokemon. We're talking just the starters, just their first evolution, Observed, Hypothesized, Tested, Analyzed, and Concluded within the following ranking system:
S Tier - Give me a god damn plush of this Pokemon immediately so I may hug it.
A Tier - What a great design for a Pokemon. This is why I play these games, for inventive, yet simplistic designs like these that make me fall in love with these little loveable creatures.
B Tier - I can't help but nitpick the design, but I really, really do like them.
C Tier - I like the basis of the design, but there are some flaws that jump out.
D Tier - Needs a total redesign. Just toss them out and try again.
F Tier - Kill. It. With. Fire.
(Note: This list is all in good fun and you will no doubt disagree with it. Feel free to comments below on how the science is wrong and your opinions are right.)
Ignore the site's ordering and read the description's ordering.