A poll that was tweeted by the official Pokémon account recently closed, showing Sobble as the early fan favorite for starters of Pokémon Sword and Shield.
The big win for the Water-type Pokémon comes 24 hours after the poll opened. Sobble beat the Fire-type starter, Scorbunny, by just 1% of a total of 212,740 poll voters.
Now that you’ve met our new starter Pokémon, which will you choose to accompany you on your journey across the Galar region?
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) February 27, 2019
As fans of the series know by now, the Pokémon that you select as a starter has a significant impact on your experience early into the game. For example, selecting a Pokémon with a weakness to the first Gym Leader’s primary type could set you up for a struggle ahead.
Starter Pokémon typically develop a cult following with the fanbase, and there’s no reason to believe that Generation 8 will be any different. We recently covered some of the crazy Twitter reactions to the Galar starters, and it’s safe to say that the fanaticism has already started.
If you want to know which of the three new starters is right for you, be sure to take this quiz to find out!