It's the agonizing choice and neverending debate of a generation: Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle? Picking one of the Kanto starter Pokémon is usually a gut choice, based on past experience or which one looks cooler. But what if there was a way to know, objectively, the best one? Well, now we do, thanks to science.
As mentioned earlier, the WolframAlpha database just added all of the data of more than 600 Pokémon (Generations I through V). Scientific American's Kyle Hill decided to comb that database and match up the starter Pokémon against the gym leaders in Pokémon Red/Blue to determine the overall best choice—if by "best" we're talking about the Pokémon who allows you to beat the game the quickest.