I like the Fire type starters(except Infernape cause he is terrible) even though Swampert is my favorite. If I could, I would choose the Ground type starters. I LOVE Swampert and Torterra because they are ground types. Anyway I like the Fire Types because they have High attack, Special attack and speed, which(in my opinion, are the best stats). Also, the Fire type starters have more not very effective types than the other types. That is what I think, hope this helps!