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Advance Generation The hallmark of sprite-based Pokémon gaming, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald set you off on an adventure in the watery Hoenn region with tons of diverse Pokémon to discover. Fans of Kanto can reexplore their favorite region in FireRed and LeafGreen. Here you'll find other fans who enjoy talking about the Pokémon, strategy, and techniques to master this generation.



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Old June 1st, 2012 (06:59 PM).
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The first ever time, I recall picking Treeko, although I'm not sure. I mean, it was like 6 years ago or so. My last completed playthrough, I had a Sceptile. Before that I had a Swampert, though I only got to the eight gym. I restarted just yesterday and got a Torchic.
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Old June 5th, 2012 (03:57 PM).
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In FireRed I chose Charmander.
In Sapphire I think I chose Torchic.
In Ruby I chose Treecko.
In case you haven't noticed, I don't like to pick the same type of starter all the time.
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Old June 5th, 2012 (04:58 PM).
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Fire Red- Charmander
Leaf Green- Bulbasaur (didn't everyone do this lol)

Ruby- Mudkip (It's just THAT cute)
Sapphire- Mudkip (It really is THAT cute)
Emerald- Torchic (Even Mudkip gets old...)
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Old June 6th, 2012 (07:08 PM).
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I chose Treecko and Squirtle. I'm a big fan of their final evolutions so it only seemed right.
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Old June 6th, 2012 (07:47 PM).
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On Fire Red/Leaf Green it always comes down to Squirtle because of Blaistoise., as he is the hardest Pokemon to replace in the game. Charizard, for simple power can be replaced with Moltres, while Venesaur is actually harder to replace, I rarely have a grass Pokemon in my final team.

With RS/E I was not to big of a fan of the final Evolutions of the starters, so I generally tried to find Pokemon throughout the game to replace the starters with, but I always chose Torchic until I could replace it.
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Old June 7th, 2012 (12:44 PM).
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For some reason I only chose the Water starters in all Gen III games.
I guess I loved Blastoise and Swampert too much.
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Old June 7th, 2012 (05:34 PM).
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Mudkip and Charmander, not many of these
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Old June 7th, 2012 (09:52 PM).
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Blue - Bulbasaur
Red - I don't remember
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Sapphire - Mudkip
FireRed - Charmander
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Old June 8th, 2012 (01:09 AM).
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I took Charmander for FR
Torchic of Ruby
Sapphire Mudkip!
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Old June 10th, 2012 (05:07 AM).
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Charmender in leaf green and Mudkip in ruby Torchick in emereld
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Old June 10th, 2012 (10:05 AM).
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Hmm, I'm mainly a water type man. So everytime I bought a new game for the first time I used: But I did go around and culturally absorb new information from the new starters.

FR/LG: Squirtle
Ruby/Sapphire: Mudkip
Emerald: Mudkip + Cyndaquil

:D Hahah yes, I did finish my hoenn dex >:)
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On Emerald I initially chose Torchic because I'm used to choosing Fire-types. Horrible mistake imo, got bored/sick before beating Norman. I'm much happier now I restarted with Mudkip. My Marshtomp helped crush Wattson :D someone whose gym I somehow struggled with initially.

On FireRed/LeafGreen I chose Charmander, 'cause I just love Charizard. I'll restart eventually starting with Squirtle the Bulbasaur though.
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Old June 14th, 2012 (10:03 AM).
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Torchic

you just cant escape his cuteness, combusken was... derpiness, and blaziken was a god.
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Old June 20th, 2012 (08:06 PM).
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-Charmander in Leaf Green
-Mudkip in Sapphire
-Treeko in Emerald

These were all of my first playthroughs of course.
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Old June 21st, 2012 (01:44 AM).
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no need to ask which starter i chose it is obvious.....TORCHIC !
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Old June 21st, 2012 (12:51 PM).
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Torchic and bulbasaur for me!
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Old June 22nd, 2012 (02:10 AM).
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Mudkip in Ruby and Emerald and Charmander in FireRed. My Ruby Mudkip has followed me in every game until HGSS. I'm sad about transferring to BW because he will lose the Shell Bell we made together.
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Old June 22nd, 2012 (06:15 AM).
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FR: Squirtle first time
Never got to play the others >.>"
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Old June 23rd, 2012 (02:01 AM).
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FR: Charmander because it evolves to Charizard which is a dragon!
EM: Treecko I don't know why but he seems cooler than the other grass types except for Snivy.
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Old June 23rd, 2012 (07:39 AM).
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Water types are the best ,im always with them but alot of times i leave them and trying to find a squad without a starter pokemon
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Old June 23rd, 2012 (10:24 AM).
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I chose Chikorita this time around, love the little guy. I usually choose cyndaquil or Totodile though!
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Old June 25th, 2012 (07:30 AM). Edited June 25th, 2012 by michiko23.
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Torchic and charmander :D
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Old June 25th, 2012 (06:46 PM).
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I always choose Torchic, 2nd choice would be Treecko. Mudkip kinda.. you know.. sucks.

It's EV's aren't bad, but water types are plain useless. I guess grass types are too, but they're pretty fun. In FRLG I always got Charmander, even though I preferred Blastoise. Fire types are the most useful throughout the game, though I always tend to drop my starter sometime after the 3rd gym.
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Old June 26th, 2012 (06:17 AM).
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Well when I first played through Pokemon Ruby I chose Torchic and Leaf Green I went with Bulbasaur (My most favorite pokemon ever:D) I miss my noob days sometimes though. When I was little playing Ruby I didn't go far enough left to realize there was a road to petalburg so by the time I did I had a lvl 40 Blaziken xD Yep I'm that boss xP
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Old July 7th, 2012 (03:59 AM).
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I played with Cyndaquill Chikorita Totodile Mudkip Treko
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