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Old October 3rd, 2012 (6:45 AM).
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Nope. I always keep my starters. Except for Pikachu in Yellow. Hated that rat.
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Old October 3rd, 2012 (7:48 AM).
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I ditched Pikachu in Pokemon yellow, Chikorita in Pokemon crystal and i traded my Mudkip for Torchic in Pokemon Ruby.
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Old October 4th, 2012 (7:08 PM).
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There's nothing special about the starter- it just happens to be the first mon you get. Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don't. I tend to box it pretty often actually since after a few replays they kind of lower team variety. In particular I've never done a Plat run with the starter (I've used them all in Pearl).
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Only if I'm doing something like a solo run, for normal in-game runs I just couldn't ditch my starter.
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Old October 6th, 2012 (10:08 AM).
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Originally Posted by Hikari10 View Post
Now, our starter Pokemon is usually our partner throughout the game cos it's our first Pokemon.

But some people like to part ways with their starter when they get a better Pokemon.

So, have you ever ditched your starter when playing a Pokemon game?
No. I like to use my starter as my partner through the ENTIRE game. Once I beat the elite four, and want to make a badass team, I may ditch him, but always keep him. I never trade him. It basically like I'm giving him a rest, but I keep him on call incase I need some extra power
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Old October 9th, 2012 (8:50 PM).
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I ditched my servine at level 20 on white just recently.

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Old October 9th, 2012 (8:54 PM).
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I have NEVER ditched my starter, and that's one thing holding me back about a Nuzlocke. I don't wanna lose my best partner. To me, that's what a starter SHOULD be - a Pokemon that sticks by your side for eternity, someone you bond with. I know it's weird since it's all pixels, but I like having my journey come full circle with the Pokemon I started with.
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Old October 10th, 2012 (12:23 AM).
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Of course. Either to start with a different starter through codes for emulation or trading eggs to hatch in the new game. Makes it more interesting to try out things other than a starter you're handed. That said, I tend to try out all 3 of the others before alt starter.
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Old October 10th, 2012 (1:14 AM).
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Only time I ditched my starter was in Pokemon Crystal because my Chikorita kept fainted too easily in battle.
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