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Who here has never evolved their starter?

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by oghond, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. oghond

    oghond Black Belt

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    As you may (or may not) know, in one of my Sun and Moon playthroughs, I had a male Popplio that A: did not evolve and B: crushed the Gyms and Elite Four. I am now playing Pokémon Diamond, and used a Turtwig. I did evolve it into a Grotle, however, my plan is to have a Grotle in the Hall of Fame, and so I have not had a Torterra for the rest of the game and hit B whenever it evolves.

    Who else here has never evolved their starter past a certain stage?
     
  2. AeroHail

    AeroHail No dogs on the moon

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    It's happened twice for me. Both with fire type starters.
    Fennekin got evolved into Braixen but then I never evolved it past that.
    Litten stayed as litten. It was sorta more like my mascot Pokémon for my playthrough. Sorta like Ash's pikachu!
     
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  3. FireSpartan5

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    I have never done this, but my brother did in BW2 with his Oshawott because he is obsessed with the thing. I mean sure it's cute, but...
     
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  4. colours

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    kudos to people who do this, because I always feel the need to evolve my starter because I feel like it's going to be weak otherwise. u.u

    then again, if I ever replay Gen II, I'm thinking of sticking with a Quilava and just not evolving it into Typhlosion because I like Quilava better.
     
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  5. LostSpirit

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    I think it was back in like 2008 or 2009 when I first used a starter and never evolved it. I was really inspired by a youtuber at the time called 'Spirit of Gold' (I think it was him anyways) who did a Piplup solo-run. Soooooo, I basically just did that as an eight year old. I never regretted it because piplup was so cute! Heck, if the anime could do it, so could I. Plus, it wrecked with hydro pump.
     
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  6. Ethereal

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    I've never kept any of my starters unevolved, although I really wish I had done that with my Snivy in White. Serperior was a bit of a letdown tbh both design-wise and in battle. Ended up boxing it latter on in the game.
     
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  7. Wolf Expert

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    Unless it's something like Slowking with an ability that makes it useless compared to its previous evolution, I don't keep Pokémon unevolved very often. Or you have a Pokémon bred and trained around using Eviolite. I keep Eevee unevolved sometimes because Eviolite, Adaptability, Return, and a STAB priority move in Quick Attack make it pretty good, and Eevee's super cute and I love it. I've never kept a starter unevolved before though.
     
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  8. Sethal

    Sethal Vibing to OST

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    Usually Pokémon who have a special item at thei're first or second stage, like Pikachu.
    Every other Pokémon I'll most likely evolve to it last stage.
     
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  9. Skullbash

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    I don't like most final evolutions so i usually leave a Pokémon how they are. sometimes i even leave them in the middle stage like ivysaur for example.
     
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  10. BZRich64

    BZRich64 The Mustachiod Machamp

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    I've never made it to the Elite Four without having my started fully evolved. Although I did someone regret evolving Dartrix into Decidueye when I was playing Sun because the change in type suddenly made it almost useless for the rest of the game and almost impossible to send it out without getting KO'd quickly.
     
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  11. Hraesvelgr

    Hraesvelgr Snek in Your Boot

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    There's only one time I didn't evolve my starter and that was a long time ago in a casual playthrough where I decided to not evolve any of the mons I used. They ended up in hall of Fame even if it Cynthia was a though fight with only basic mons.
     
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