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Old September 26th, 2012 (12:05 AM).
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Looks like most people had Panpour as their monkey pokemon. I, as well had Panpour and used it pretty much throughout the game, I just found it easier to keep it along with my team to find and train up other pokemon, it was also useful for certain HM's so that always came in handy. Believe it or not, that pokemon won me some pretty tough battles later on. Though, honestly, it's not the best Pokemon out there.
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Old September 26th, 2012 (01:11 AM).
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I ditched mine once I got it.. I hate pokemons with monkey desing, there's just too much of them! and they had very low stats compare to other pokes of the same type so I didn't bother train mine =/
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Old September 26th, 2012 (01:29 AM).
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I also found Simisear/Simipour(I restarted my game) useful for the first 2 gym battles because I hadn't been able to obtain a water type pokemon yet besides a tympole that didn't know any water type moves =_=;
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Old September 26th, 2012 (06:45 PM).
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First playthrough, i used it till castielia. Then i disliked its evolution, boxed it and boxed them ever afterwards.
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Old September 29th, 2012 (04:33 AM).
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Yeah, I trained my Pansear all the way up to Lv.50 until I got my Charmander traded to me & it was redundant D: had I not gotten a Charmander early on, I would've kept it as my main Fire-type, though.
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Old September 29th, 2012 (05:30 AM).
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Well I'll say no since I didn't really use him after the first gym battle. (sorry pansear!)
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Old September 29th, 2012 (05:34 AM).
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Used panpour in 2/3 gyms then boxed him. I found a lot of cooler and stronger pokemon to put in the team.
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Old September 29th, 2012 (10:53 AM).
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Nope, it was awful! I got a Pansear and I didn't even use it against Cilan. It's Incinerate, which is Super Effective against Grass, didn't even bring Pansage down to yellow HP. Boxed it immediately after I had my most humiliating lost against the first gym leader. My Zebstrika with Flame Charge was a better Fire-type than it.
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Old September 29th, 2012 (11:11 AM).
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I got Pansear... I didn't like him much, but then, I didn't find any fire types later that appealed to me, so I just kept him. So I suppose he was useful. I just didn't like him that much.

I didn't like any of the monkeys, to be honest.
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Old September 29th, 2012 (04:43 PM).
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I think I used a Pidove in the first gym... I boxed the monkey, I'm just not fond of simian character design.
One general comment I have on them is that Pansear is about the only non-starter Fire-type option; I can see it being the most useful of its ilk.
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Old September 29th, 2012 (07:06 PM).
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I just used my Lilipup, which single-handley defeated Crest. I've always thought about using a monkey but then I realize there are better Pokemon so I just box it. If you train your other Pokemon (Starter, Pidove, Lilipup, Purrlion, etc) it shouldn't be that hard to beat the first gym. Also, I felt like that made it a little too easy.
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I didn't find my Pansear that useful, he helped out during the first gym because I didn't have a great choice of pokemon to use. However after that he was thrown into the box.

By the time I got to the second gym I had a Timburr and Lillipup along with my starter Oshawott (who was probably a Dewott around then) so I felt that was enough.

I'm not a huge fan of their evolved forms either. Plus it doesn't really feel right, it's so early it seems like you're getting a second starter pokemon.
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Old September 30th, 2012 (02:37 PM).
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I only used it for the first gym just in case. I kept it in my party just for an hm pokemon after that until my team was full.
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Old September 30th, 2012 (07:00 PM).
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My journey in unova began when i rented white version. I used my panpour for most of the game (never evolved it because i didnt know how haha) But i eventually sent it back =\ now i just recently bought black version. I also started with snivy, only this time i got keldeo before the first gym via gamestop. So keldeo replaced the need for panpour. At least i evolved it this time.
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Old September 30th, 2012 (07:06 PM).
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I found my monkey useful just to fill up the party. Just kidding xD
The monkey was quite useful for various gyms as it supports the element of my main Pokemon that I chose at the beginning, which was fire.
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Old October 12th, 2012 (12:53 PM).
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Definitely yes. I tried to challenge Cilan with just my Oshawott before finding out we could get an elemental monkey and ended up losing, so getting Pansear helped me a ton in the long run. xD; But sadly I deposited it after I passed the second or third gym since it got a little hard to use and I didn't like its evolved form much.
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Old October 12th, 2012 (02:00 PM).
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I chose Oshawott my first time so I had Pansear. He was with me until I got my Litwick.

My second time I picked Snivy and thus had Panpour. He didn't last too long either.

I find the monkeys useful against Cilan/Cress/Chili but after that, their stats are just puny and they're not exactly the easiest to raise. I do like a challenge. I could possibly do a run in the future where I use all three elemental monkeys... hmmm...
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Old October 13th, 2012 (05:17 AM).
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I really wanted to like the monkey trio, but I found no use for them.
Personally, I didn't really use Pansear at any time. Instead I used my Munna to take down the first gym. After that, he was just boxed and when I felt I wanted a fire type, I picked up a Litwick.
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Old October 13th, 2012 (05:31 AM).
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Nope. I tried to use Pansage, because I needed a grass type, but it bored me, and there was way better than it so... It's now and forever in my PC.
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Old October 13th, 2012 (03:48 PM).
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oh yeah, she was very useful since i got a female, i didn't know how rare females were so when i offered her on gts negotiations the other guy offered a high level evolved male one
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Old October 13th, 2012 (05:44 PM).
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I never used my Panpour. I found no need for it and didn't want to level it up--still, it was nice to have it included in the fashion it was.
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Old October 13th, 2012 (08:05 PM).
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No i never used my Panpour, i honestly didnt like the look or its stats.
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Old October 13th, 2012 (09:24 PM).
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Wow, did so many people get a panpour? XD

I had a pansage the first time I went through my white version and I like it... Sort of. It's stats were HORRIBLE but I usually got a critical hit with vine whip so I kept it for most of the game, only changing out when I got a Deerling at Dragonspiral Tower (which is weird because I didn't see any other deerling in the game o.o)

As for my Black version, I received a pansear, which I have it's evolved form on my Tres Team, along with Carracosta, Swoobat, Whimsicott, Beartic and Bisharp. As you can tell it isn't the greatest of teams (and simisear is easily the weakest of them all) but I've actually been able to win with this team (I mainly use Simisear for Yawn or Fire Blast (which has, oddly, never missed).
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Old October 21st, 2012 (09:13 PM).
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Used it during the first gym and then pretty much boxed it. It wasn't a part of my team through both playthroughs so I didn't bother with it really.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (10:27 AM).
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The monkeys designs never appealed to me so I never used them. So to answer the question, no that were not at all of any use to me.
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