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How do you choose your starter?

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by FifiandFurrball4ever, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. FifiandFurrball4ever

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    I usually go with fire unless one of the others has a cooler evolution and/or I want to mix things up.
     
  2. SnowboundBecca

    SnowboundBecca Scarf Enthusiast

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    I always pick the water starters first, since my brother almost always picks fire (unless there is a cooler evolution he likes). Call it sibling rivalry.
     
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  3. AeroHail

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    I need to like the final evolution lookswise in order to choose it.
     
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  4. BZRich64

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    I choose whichever starter that I like the designs of their base form and final evolution of most, regardless of typing.
     
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  5. Owly

    Owly Friend of the Eco, Foe of the System

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    I usually play knockoffs (I don't have a 3DS unfortunately) so I always go with Torchic, my favorite starter. But generally I choose the Pokémon whose evolutions I like design-wise, so my starter choices will often seriously vary.
     
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  6. Shadria

    Shadria Impish Illusionary Kitsune

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    I sold my soul to the Fire starters, I MUST always chose a fire starter at the first playthough of every Pokémon game (sans spinoffs) or things will go horribly wrong. (Pearl had Piplup, and my game got glitched to no return when I did void hops and let my cousin test some AR codes on it. FireRed had Venusaur and I was stuck for over a year at the elite four/champion, ect)
     
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  7. GiratinaMissingNo

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    I like the Water starters. Popplio, Totodile, ect. I just find them very cute creatures that turn into RAGING BEHEMOTHS OF COMPLETE AND UTTER DESTRUCTION-I mean, they certainly help in the journey.
    #MissingNo
     
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  8. Pirate Captain

    Pirate Captain Nightmare Tala

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    I started in bluw with water andd since gen 2 always fire. Bht I like all 3 starters of gen 2.
    I hardly use grass . Sometjmes water but mosrly fire.
    However in sm I choose grass as I didnt like the final evo of the fire starter
     
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  9. Barandofl

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    I dont know why, but I always went for the water starters. There was never any good reason, I just never liked fire starters.
     
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  10. BraviaryScout

    BraviaryScout Way of the Wind

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    Usually based on designs in each of its evolution. Most of the time I'll either choose grass or fire since there's quite a few water Pokémon available in each game.
     
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  11. Skullbash

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    I usually choose the one that seems least desired by everyone else.
     
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  12. Junkrat

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    I don't have a particular favorite type or anything, I just choose whichever starter looks the best or would be most beneficial throughout the game ;w; But through mostly chance, I realize I do mostly pick water starters orz
     
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  13. Mandriel

    Mandriel Valor Knight

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    I tend to choose fire starters first for some reason, though I occasionally go with a different starter if I think their final design looks better. The only exception to this is in Red/Blue where I favour Squirtle.
     
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  14. UnstoppableGamer

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    I choose based on final evolutions if I know them. Other than that, I'll decide on the base form. I prefer design over use or type~
     
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  15. OzoneFruit

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    I usually just choose whichever final form looks the best design-wise to me, heheh. Greninja was a very pleasant surprise; I was originally going to choose Fennekin, but the ninja frog stole the spotlight XD
     
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  16. An Evil Wizard

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    I wait for the final evolution to be announced/leaked and pick the one that looks the coolest.
     
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  17. ShinyDewott

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    I always choose water type starters. Always always always. It's just my thing it seems, ever since I started playing my first game, and also because all the water type Pokémon look really cool.
     
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    I try to mix things up and try each of the starters at least once but more often than not I end up picking whichever is the fastest/hardest hitter or has a particularly interesting design. I tend to go for monotype runs when I'm replaying so more often than not I'll end up ditching the starter anyway (normal type is my go-to~).
     
  19. Morgaine

    Morgaine Goddess of Shinies

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    They vary usually. But I often pick the cutest starter.
     
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  20. Deedee the Ranger

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    I usually pick the one I like most design wise, but it varies a lot and I don't really like too many of the starters. I generally choose fire if all else fails - they're pretty powerful early game and I can usually catch something more interesting or that I connect to more over the first handful of routes.
     
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