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I was checking the stat differences on the Kalos starters when I noticed something: Chesnaught and Greninja both had base stat totals of 530. Delphox on the other hand had a base stat total of 534. Is Delphox really stronger than the other two, despite the starters supposedly being equal in every generation? Or is this information just a typo of some sort?

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Starters aren't equal in every gen.eg char has 534 blastoie 530 and venusaur 525
I really don't think a stat difference of 4 makes a difference.

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No. Each starter has different stats and it could be because of the difference in typing/ stats. It is however usual. Other Pokemon such as venasuar and Blastiose and Charizard all have different stats. It could be a coincidence or like you said be a typo. In my opinion Delphox is not the strongest of the three, but that is my opinion. I prefer Greninja. Hope this helped!

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To answer your question, one of two things is possible.

  1. The base stats for the three Kalos starters were calculated incorrectly.
  2. Delphox has better stats than the other two Kalos starters.

The second possibility is the much more likely one, because unfortunately, the starters are not equal in every generation. Take into account, for instance, Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur. Charizard's base stat total is 534, Blastoise's is 530, and Venusaur's is 525.

This is mentioned in-game as well. For instance, when you are about to choose your starter in some Pokémon games, it will say something like "This is Charmander. He'll be tough to raise." or "This is Squirtle. Raising him will be worth it." or "This is Bulbasaur. He'll be easy to raise." (I didn't get the wording exactly right, but I think you got the gist.)
This implies that (1) evolutions occur earlier for the Grass starters (e.g. Ivysaur evolves at level 32, while the other two evolve at 36) and (2) that the beginning base stats are higher for the Grass-type starter and lower for the Fire-type (but end up inverting once they reach their final forms).

So yes, Delphox's stats are higher, but if you look at Fennekin's base stats, you'll see that it has the lowest of the three Kalos starters.

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"This is mentioned in-game as well. For instance, when you are about to choose your starter in some Pokémon games, it will say something like "This is Charmander. He'll be tough to raise." or "This is Squirtle. Raising him will be worth it." or "This is Bulbasaur. He'll be easy to raise." (I didn't get the wording exactly right, but I think you got the gist.)"

This refers to level and EXP growth.
BUT all 3 are medium-slow growth, and ivysaur evolves at lv 32.   Your point is…
Hm. Maybe just level then.
Yeah, that's what I said.