The upcoming release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on November 18, 2022, helps mark the globally beloved franchise's 26th anniversary. This means that for 26 years now, players have been taking on the world of Pokémon with their trusty partners by their side.
Barring a few exceptions, players choose between three initial Pokemon from the local Professor. These "starter" Pokémon are the first of the world's creatures we come in contact with and can be the Pokemon with whom we form the deepest bond.
To celebrate this adored franchise's momentous occasion, we've collected some amazing fan art from the 9 generations of starters. Do you feel a bit of nostalgia, or perhaps excitement for what's to come?