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Triston1zn December 1st, 2012 6:02 AM

Your IDEAL starter in FR/LG/R/S/E
OK, the choice is yours....

What, in your mind, is your ideal starter/s in all the 3rd gen games?
This is one aspect where your choices are usually always limited to fire/grass/water.


If you had the choice of any pokemon to accompany you on your journey, which one would you choose?

OBVIOUSLY, overpowered legendaries are out of the question and all pokemon should be in their PRE-evolved forms/base forms.

You're allowed to break the water-grass-fire type rule though!!

Want a ghost-type starter? go for it!!

Sound off below!!

Ludger December 1st, 2012 11:32 AM

...3th? :( You mean 3rd? Anyway, gonna tag on a "3rd Generation" prefix to this since you're asking for all 3rd gen games.

I'm fine with the starter choices we have in RSE/FRLG though, so I really wouldn't want anything else. I guess Eevee would be cool for FRLG since you can buy the evolutionary stones it needs, but you wouldn't be able to have Umbreon or Espeon, so that sucks. As for RSE, I really love all three starters and wouldn't wanna change them. If I had to Swablu would be nice, cause I hate having to wait so long to get one. Chirp.

Brendino December 1st, 2012 1:25 PM

If Feebas weren't so terribly useless until you have a few TMs or evolve it, I might have chosen it, just because they're next to impossible to find in R/S/E. Honestly, though, I can't think of too many other Pokemon that I would want as a starter, as I've always been content with the choices that we've been given. Maybe I'd go with Dratini, just so I could have a Dragonite earlier on in my journey.

Junior1205 December 1st, 2012 4:19 PM

This is a hard decision, since I like so many pokemon from all three gens. But I guess I would choose Bagon as the starter.

Deokishisu December 1st, 2012 4:52 PM

I'd pick Gastly, no contest there!

Hikamaru December 1st, 2012 5:27 PM

I would probably start with a Roselia since it's one of my fave Grass-types.

Dying Light December 1st, 2012 5:44 PM

For me, it's Ralts or Ghastly. Their evolutions are so cool.

If I were limited to normal starters, I pick Mudkip. Although your rival picks Treecko in R/S/E, if you teach Earthquake/Ice Beam to Marshtomp or Swampert, then there, problem solved.

Triston1zn December 1st, 2012 8:15 PM


...3th? :( You mean 3rd? Anyway, gonna tag on a "3rd Generation" prefix to this since you're asking for all 3rd gen games.
hehe, yeah sorry, Posting from my phone, which always wants to predict my typing...changed it now.... and thanks!!

Personally, I would want Pikachu in FR/LG....just for nostalgia purposes.....but in terms of ''coolness'', I'd pick Dratini. I've always wanted to journey with a dragonite

Sassy Milkshake December 2nd, 2012 12:35 PM

I think having a fossil starter would be pretty cool. It'd take a crap load of training to evolve those suckers though. ;P

vaporeon7 December 4th, 2012 2:42 PM

I, like Syd, think that Eevee would have been a cool FRLG starter, especially because I could evolve it into Vaporeon! As for RSE, I like the starters the way they are.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~ December 7th, 2012 8:47 PM

For me it would have to be my favorite Pokemon Shuppet into a Banette or any of the ghost type Pokemon from generations I-III such as Gastly and Sableye.....yeah Sableye would be an ideal partner for me since it has no weaknesses.


Crystal Noel December 8th, 2012 6:51 PM

I would either go with Eevee for all the options for evolving it or maybe I could go with Dratini because I could evolve it into a powerful Dragonite and very few trainers have Pokemon with an advantage against it early game.

Aryan143 December 8th, 2012 8:17 PM

I think Eevee would be the best considering it has 3 evolutions so we don't need any other starters.

pikakitten December 8th, 2012 11:24 PM

For any 3rd gen, or 4th or hell even 5th. Definitely Pikachu, even with his bad defense.
"Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites." Karen of the Elite 4

KarosNB December 25th, 2012 4:51 PM

Gastly, best ghost pokemon ever.

Master Xemnas December 27th, 2012 5:30 AM

I would have Gastly , Gengar is soooo powerfull !

PhoenixWright77 December 27th, 2012 5:49 AM

I think I would like to have a kabuto as a starter! It learns some pretty decent moves from the get-go!

DelightedTurk December 27th, 2012 8:59 AM

I would love an Elekid as a starter for some reason, Electabuzz is just a beast.

Fonzy95 December 27th, 2012 3:54 PM

I really like to have Charmender since the beginning of the journey (in order to obtain my own Charizard xD) and i wouldn't change him for nothing. But in term of utility I think that Jinx was the correct choice because off its Ice-Physic types it can take advantage aganist many pokemon

PokemonMasters December 28th, 2012 3:22 PM

Hmm, I guess it could've been Trapinch, Bagon or Dratini. Even though Dratini wasn't from third It would've been cool having Dragon type starters :3

Seki December 28th, 2012 7:41 PM


Originally Posted by PokemonMasters (Post 7459186)
Hmm, I guess it could've been Trapinch, Bagon or Dratini. Even though Dratini wasn't from third It would've been cool having Dragon type starters :3

Too overpowered starters, of course, IMO.

I would of course prefer the usual fire-water-grass combo of starters, but eevee would be nice, considering it can evolve to many diffrent types, 5 (as of 3rd gen).

pessimisticlyricist January 3rd, 2013 10:38 AM

I would say a clefairy because clefable is amazing.

blooddragon24 January 7th, 2013 10:44 PM

My starter was Charmander

My starter was Charmander

Seppy January 9th, 2013 3:25 PM

I've always thought, when Silver and Gold came out at the time, that they should have changed the type of the starters, not doing all the time Grass/Fire/Water. If i could choose any pokémon, i would go for a Cubone.

Blue January 10th, 2013 3:17 PM

I would have probably chose Spheal, the only place you can get one is at Shoal Cave which is too late into the game IMO.

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