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Posted by ProfessorNelle (20 posts) - - Show Bio
 The starters grouped by region/season
#1 Posted by TheBatman586 (6316 posts) - - Show Bio

I always picked the Water Pokemon as a starter, no matter which game I was playing.

#2 Posted by utotheg38 (18883 posts) - - Show Bio

Fire always Stomps. ALWAYS

#3 Edited by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio
  • I like the Charmander evolution chain a lot. That said, Venusaur was like the only decent Grass-Type in Generation I so it's a tactical move to chose Bulbasaur.
  • Feraligatr is an absolute boss, so in Generation II I picked Totodile.
  • I'm largely indifferent about Generation III starters. Currently I like Swampert the most, but I previously really liked Sceptile and I've had a Blazekin too.
  • It can only really be Torterra for Generation IV.
  • I haven't played Black/White yet, but if I do, I'll definitely pick the Oshawott. Samurott looks like on of the only Pokemon I'd like from Generation V.

In summary, I have favourite Pokemon, not favourite Pokemon starter types.

#4 Posted by Mekboy (1192 posts) - - Show Bio

Always grass.

#5 Posted by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

I always started with Fire, because it was cooler.

Never mind the oxymoron. LOL.

#6 Posted by ProfessorNelle (20 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they are all great! Love water types for sure, Totodile was my go to for the second generation too!!! 
 
However, fire was a good choice because I felt like there was hardly any! And there would always be a crap ton for Grass and Water types.

#7 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm...

  • Bulbasaur
  • Cyndaquil
  • Mudkip
  • Turtwig
  • Tepig

So I guess you can say my favorites are either Grass or Fire. My absolute favorite starter, however, was Mudkip. So, I guess I can't have a favorite type, lol.

#8 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mekboy said:

Always grass.

Same here GRASS TYPES FOREVER!!!!

#9 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4249 posts) - - Show Bio

Started with fire.

#10 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3939 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheBatman586 said:

I always picked the Water Pokemon as a starter, no matter which game I was playing.

This.

However, some of the Fire starters are pretty damn cool.

Grass pales. It's weak.

@Static Shock said:

I always started with Fire, because it was cooler.

Never mind the oxymoron. LOL.

hah!

#11 Posted by _Zombie_ (10457 posts) - - Show Bio

I almost always went with water, mostly because your rival would then choose a grass pokemon.. which had no special advantages over the water one.

#12 Posted by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZombieBigfoot said:

I almost always went with water, mostly because your rival would then choose a grass pokemon.. which had no special advantages over the water one.

Grass is super-effective against water. But water Pokemon can learn ice moves, making them super-effective against grass types.

In terms of my favourite starters:

  1. Charmander.
  2. Totodile.
  3. Squirtle.
  4. Bulbasaur (Not my favourite, but a tactical decision for Generation I. No other grass type compares to Venusaur, but a fire type like Arcanine can replace Charizard).
  5. Mudkip.
  6. Turtwing.

I have no strong feelings about the other starter Pokemon.

#13 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

The two on the bottom. Make me lol.

@John Valentine said:

  • I like the Charmander evolution chain a lot. That said, Venusaur was like the only decent Grass-Type in Generation I so it's a tactical move to chose Bulbasaur.
  • Feraligatr is an absolute boss, so in Generation II I picked Totodile.
  • I'm largely indifferent about Generation III starters.

In summary, I have favourite Pokemon, not favourite Pokemon starter types.

^ This is surprisingly similar to what I feel like. I liked Charmander the most, but many of the times ended up picking Bulbasaur. I picked Totodile because he was a boss and I really never cared much about the GIII starters.

#14 Posted by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

The two on the bottom. Make me lol.

@John Valentine said:

  • I like the Charmander evolution chain a lot. That said, Venusaur was like the only decent Grass-Type in Generation I so it's a tactical move to chose Bulbasaur.
  • Feraligatr is an absolute boss, so in Generation II I picked Totodile.
  • I'm largely indifferent about Generation III starters.

In summary, I have favourite Pokemon, not favourite Pokemon starter types.

^ This is surprisingly similar to what I feel like. I liked Charmander the most, but many of the times ended up picking Bulbasaur. I picked Totodile because he was a boss and I really never cared much about the GIII starters.

Charizard can be replaced by a fire-type Pokemon such as Arcanine that's actually stronger too.

#15 Posted by _Zombie_ (10457 posts) - - Show Bio

@John Valentine said:

@ZombieBigfoot said:

I almost always went with water, mostly because your rival would then choose a grass pokemon.. which had no special advantages over the water one.

Grass is super-effective against water. But water Pokemon can learn ice moves, making them super-effective against grass types.

In terms of my favourite starters:

  1. Charmander.
  2. Totodile.
  3. Squirtle.
  4. Bulbasaur (Not my favourite, but a tactical decision for Generation I. No other grass type compares to Venusaur, but a fire type like Arcanine can replace Charizard).
  5. Mudkip.
  6. Turtwing.

I have no strong feelings about the other starter Pokemon.

Weird, I don't remember it. But then again, kid me didn't pay much attention to it. Still, more often than not I liked the evolution chains for most of the water starters.

#16 Posted by Billy Batson (58152 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter
You're the firestarter, twisted firestarter
I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter
BB

#17 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
Bulbasaur was my first Pokemon, so for sentimental reasons, I'd pick grass.
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#18 Edited by Pyro_Jack (345 posts) - - Show Bio

Fire is always the best(except in Black and White, I preffered Mijumaru, A.K.A. oshawott, in this one), though I preffer the appearence of water type pokémons.

#19 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13417 posts) - - Show Bio

Charmander, Totodile, Treecko, Chimchar, haven't played black and white yet but if I could I'd probably choose between snivy and oshawott

#20 Posted by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio

I would probably rather have an Eevee, though! I'd definitely rather have a Growlithe (an access to a fire stone relatively early in the game).

#21 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
Grass.
#22 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@John Valentine said:

I would probably rather have an Eevee, though! I'd definitely rather have a Growlithe (an access to a fire stone relatively early in the game).

Starting with an Eevee is a terrible idea. I did it before in HG/SS, and I couldn't get anything done nearly as quick as I could've with a starter, lol. ...But then again, all I used were 6 Eevee, not thinking how friggin late the stones appear in the game. So really, it was just poor planning on my part -_-

#23 Posted by nickthedevil (13253 posts) - - Show Bio

Charmander and Tododile FTW

#24 Posted by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

I would probably rather have an Eevee, though! I'd definitely rather have a Growlithe (an access to a fire stone relatively early in the game).

Starting with an Eevee is a terrible idea. I did it before in HG/SS, and I couldn't get anything done nearly as quick as I could've with a starter, lol. ...But then again, all I used were 6 Eevee, not thinking how friggin late the stones appear in the game. So really, it was just poor planning on my part -_-

The sparcity of evolutionary stones is kind of annoying, but there's always Umbreon and Espeon!

#25 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@John Valentine said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

I would probably rather have an Eevee, though! I'd definitely rather have a Growlithe (an access to a fire stone relatively early in the game).

Starting with an Eevee is a terrible idea. I did it before in HG/SS, and I couldn't get anything done nearly as quick as I could've with a starter, lol. ...But then again, all I used were 6 Eevee, not thinking how friggin late the stones appear in the game. So really, it was just poor planning on my part -_-

The sparcity of evolutionary stones is kind of annoying, but there's always Umbreon and Espeon!

Hell yeah! Espeon is such a boss. If it were up to me, though, I'd start with a Riolu. Lucario ftw <3

#26 Posted by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

I would probably rather have an Eevee, though! I'd definitely rather have a Growlithe (an access to a fire stone relatively early in the game).

Starting with an Eevee is a terrible idea. I did it before in HG/SS, and I couldn't get anything done nearly as quick as I could've with a starter, lol. ...But then again, all I used were 6 Eevee, not thinking how friggin late the stones appear in the game. So really, it was just poor planning on my part -_-

The sparcity of evolutionary stones is kind of annoying, but there's always Umbreon and Espeon!

Hell yeah! Espeon is such a boss. If it were up to me, though, I'd start with a Riolu. Lucario ftw <3

Lucrio's okay. I never really use either steel or fighting types myself.

I went through most of Diamond using a Luxray, so Shinx was effectively my Diamond starter. Just Luxray, Garchomp, and Torterra for me from Generation IV. Not a massive fan of the rest.

#27 Posted by Saren (25901 posts) - - Show Bio

Fire.

Blaziken owned that sh!t.

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#28 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@John Valentine said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

I would probably rather have an Eevee, though! I'd definitely rather have a Growlithe (an access to a fire stone relatively early in the game).

Starting with an Eevee is a terrible idea. I did it before in HG/SS, and I couldn't get anything done nearly as quick as I could've with a starter, lol. ...But then again, all I used were 6 Eevee, not thinking how friggin late the stones appear in the game. So really, it was just poor planning on my part -_-

The sparcity of evolutionary stones is kind of annoying, but there's always Umbreon and Espeon!

Hell yeah! Espeon is such a boss. If it were up to me, though, I'd start with a Riolu. Lucario ftw <3

Lucrio's okay. I never really use either steel or fighting types myself.

I went through most of Diamond using a Luxray, so Shinx was effectively my Diamond starter. Just Luxray, Garchomp, and Torterra for me from Generation IV. Not a massive fan of the rest.

I'm a huge fan of fighting types. The fact that Lucario's a special-based one makes me like him even more. Yeah, Gen IV's designs weren't very good, but I like them much more than Gen III's. Staraptor, Lucario, and some of the new evolutions for prior Pokes (Glaceon, Leafeon, etc) were pretty great designs, though.

#29 Posted by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

I would probably rather have an Eevee, though! I'd definitely rather have a Growlithe (an access to a fire stone relatively early in the game).

Starting with an Eevee is a terrible idea. I did it before in HG/SS, and I couldn't get anything done nearly as quick as I could've with a starter, lol. ...But then again, all I used were 6 Eevee, not thinking how friggin late the stones appear in the game. So really, it was just poor planning on my part -_-

The sparcity of evolutionary stones is kind of annoying, but there's always Umbreon and Espeon!

Hell yeah! Espeon is such a boss. If it were up to me, though, I'd start with a Riolu. Lucario ftw <3

Lucrio's okay. I never really use either steel or fighting types myself.

I went through most of Diamond using a Luxray, so Shinx was effectively my Diamond starter. Just Luxray, Garchomp, and Torterra for me from Generation IV. Not a massive fan of the rest.

I'm a huge fan of fighting types. The fact that Lucario's a special-based one makes me like him even more. Yeah, Gen IV's designs weren't very good, but I like them much more than Gen III's. Staraptor, Lucario, and some of the new evolutions for prior Pokes (Glaceon, Leafeon, etc) were pretty great designs, though.

Fair enough.

I like Magmortar, Electivire, Rhyperior,Togekiss etc too but I've only ever really used Electivire and Rhyperior, and at that, not very much.

Again, I'm not a fan of many Pokemon in Generation III. I like Swampert, Flygon and Metagross.

I'll catch other Pokemon I'm not too fond of to function as a HM-able team member.

I never use legendaries.

#30 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@John Valentine said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@John Valentine said:

I would probably rather have an Eevee, though! I'd definitely rather have a Growlithe (an access to a fire stone relatively early in the game).

Starting with an Eevee is a terrible idea. I did it before in HG/SS, and I couldn't get anything done nearly as quick as I could've with a starter, lol. ...But then again, all I used were 6 Eevee, not thinking how friggin late the stones appear in the game. So really, it was just poor planning on my part -_-

The sparcity of evolutionary stones is kind of annoying, but there's always Umbreon and Espeon!

Hell yeah! Espeon is such a boss. If it were up to me, though, I'd start with a Riolu. Lucario ftw <3

Lucrio's okay. I never really use either steel or fighting types myself.

I went through most of Diamond using a Luxray, so Shinx was effectively my Diamond starter. Just Luxray, Garchomp, and Torterra for me from Generation IV. Not a massive fan of the rest.

I'm a huge fan of fighting types. The fact that Lucario's a special-based one makes me like him even more. Yeah, Gen IV's designs weren't very good, but I like them much more than Gen III's. Staraptor, Lucario, and some of the new evolutions for prior Pokes (Glaceon, Leafeon, etc) were pretty great designs, though.

Fair enough.

I like Magmortar, Electivire, Rhyperior,Togekiss etc too but I've only ever really used Electivire and Rhyperior, and at that, not very much.

Again, I'm not a fan of many Pokemon in Generation III. I like Swampert, Flygon and Metagross.

I'll catch other Pokemon I'm not too fond of to function as a HM-able team member.

I never use legendaries.

Same. It's not that I don't want to use them, it's just the hassle of getting the special item they need and finding someone to trade with that's a pain.

Gen III's only bright creations were Swampert, Fygon (but really means nothing after Garchomp), Metagross, Manectric, and Milotic (but their availability's a pain)

I never use legendaries either. I feel like they make the game too easy.

#31 Posted by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't pick any concrete starter type, it all depends on the individual pokemon. In the first generation games, I pick Squirtle, second generation, Cyndaquil, third generation, Torchic, fourth generation, Turtwig, and fifth generation, Oshawott.

#32 Posted by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

Same. It's not that I don't want to use them, it's just the hassle of getting the special item they need and finding someone to trade with that's a pain.

Gen III's only bright creations were Swampert, Fygon (but really means nothing after Garchomp), Metagross, Manectric, and Milotic (but their availability's a pain)

I never use legendaries either. I feel like they make the game too easy.

That can be a pain. As I said, it's the same with Pokemon requiring evolutionary stones.

I was never a fan of Manectric nor Milotic. I much prefer Luxray and Jolteon to Manectric, both of which have much better stats. Miltoic just seemed like an effeminate Gyarados to me.

Only Pokemon noobs use legendaries.

#33 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio

Fire. Always loved Charizard.

#34 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends, but I've picked water the majority of the time.

#35 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

Charmander because it was the closest sounding to my name xD

#36 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

Charmander because it was the closest sounding to my name xD

Heehee

Water cause it's just easier to work with HMs and all

#37 Posted by Nefarious (21281 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with the others. 
 
I love starting with the Fire-type Pokemon because fire does a lot of damage and it is AWESOME.

#38 Posted by ImmortalOne (3498 posts) - - Show Bio

I always favored the fire-type starters, and for every single game I had, those were the ones I would choose.

#39 Posted by Nearl (2514 posts) - - Show Bio

I always pick grass

#40 Posted by HolySerpent (12641 posts) - - Show Bio

I favored original three starters equally. The second generation. Feraligator was a beast and I always choose him, although typlosion was bad asss too. Blazesiken dominated the third generation . Don't really care for the rest

#41 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7987 posts) - - Show Bio

Red/Blue- Charmander

Gold/Silver: Totodile

Never really played the others...

#42 Posted by Monarch_Chronicle (910 posts) - - Show Bio

Fire for 3 reasons:

#43 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13417 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait... Does Pikachu count because technically he was the first Pokemon that I started with.

#44 Edited by Hazlenaut (1960 posts) - - Show Bio

I usually start with a grass since they are close to nature. I could see them being very helpful during tough situations and they are very cuddly. They are good team players. Most usually have extensive reach with their vine whip.

Water is good too because I can see them cooling you of during hot day. They can be very practical during situations and they can be very playful.

Fire for a ten year old first pokemon seems dangerous. he/she better learn fire safety lessons quick. With all the tall grass I have to ask how fire many emergencies are in every town. They also make you look pretentious and crave attention. I can be wrong most likely, but I feel like most would choose the fire type first.

#45 Edited by deadpoolrules (4683 posts) - - Show Bio

Always fire.

Fav pokemon and also my team(all lvl 100):

  • Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard
  • Dragonite
  • Gliscor
  • Mud-kip(got the joke?)/Marshtomp/Swampert
  • Rayquaza
  • Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile

R.I.P.

#46 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Fire

#47 Posted by Ebbm (1118 posts) - - Show Bio

Grass, except for Treeko, I never liked that one.

#48 Edited by Agent9149 (2894 posts) - - Show Bio

A good water pokemon with a nice special attack and great speed that can learn ice beam > fire and grass

but my picks for starters

Charizard

Typholosion

Blaziken

Empoleon

Serperior

#49 Edited by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulbasaur

Totodile

Treecko

Piplup

Haven't played yet, probably would pick the grass type.

#50 Posted by mikethekiller (8457 posts) - - Show Bio

Charizard