Turtwig is perfect. Sorry, I don’t make the rules, just the ranking. The Sinnoh region’s grass starter is the best starter of all-time and if you disagree, that’s totally valid because we all have different cherished memories with all of these little friends. But Turtwig, with his little stubby legs, leaves on its head, cute little shell, is just doing his best, you know? He’s gonna have an entire living ecosystem on his back when he evolves into Torterra, the greatest starter evolution to walk Arceus’ green earth. And we all love and support him along the way because Turtwig would do the same for you.
Anyway, if I were ranking Pikachu and Eevee, who were starters in Yellow and Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, one of them would have taken the top spot. I guess we’ll never know which one, and Turtwig’s top spot is secure.