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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 September 28th, 2012 (06:10 AM).
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Charmander and Mudkip (kicked him out of of team after 1st badge)
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Old September 28th, 2012 (06:48 AM).
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Charmander and Mudkip.
One point I choose Charmander because I wanted a Charizard. And for Mudkip, I was looking for Swampert. I like this type which only have one weakness.
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Old September 28th, 2012 (11:44 AM).
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Emerald, Swampert. Mainly 'cause when I started Emerald I didn't really like Torchic or Treecko (Spelling?) very much, I still don't.

As for Fire Red I picked Bulbasaur, 'cause one of my friends loves that Pokemon and I named it after her.
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Old September 28th, 2012 (02:43 PM).
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I chose Charmander and Mudkip initially. Charmander was my first pokemon I ever owned actually as leaf green was the first game I ever played. Mudkip was My first on saphire I would think although I remember paying through as all of them. I am using torchick in my current play through of Emerald and Squirtle in my current play through of fire red.
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Old September 30th, 2012 (01:37 PM).
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I chose Charmander everytime in FireRed, mainly because I found that with Bulbasaur, everything was too easy up until the Kanto League, where I got ****ing wrecked ! Same with Squirtle. Charmander always gave me such a challenge to the point where when I got to the League it was too easy.. Loved it ! xD as with R/S/E, I always chose Treecko but I found that Mudkip was more to my playstyle later on.
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Old September 30th, 2012 (07:39 PM).
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I chose Charmander for Leafgreen, Torchic/Mudkip for Sapphire/Emerald.
Charmander was my obvious choice when I first started leafgreen, who wouldn't choose an awesome fire-breathing lizard that will evolve into a huge dragon! For Sapphire, I also chose the fire-type again, which was Torchic. But, when I started Emerald, I chose Mudkip, just so I can experience a different set of moves and also Mudkip will be insanely strong once it is fully evolved.

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Old September 30th, 2012 (07:50 PM).
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Charmander and Torchic. Fire type is best type.
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Old September 30th, 2012 (08:16 PM).
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Gen 3 is actually the only generation where I liked all the starters to almost equal levels. In other generations I always feel myself choosing one pokemon above all the others and having one that I never play with unless I really feel like doing something different.

Of course I always finding myself picking torchic a little more often than mudkip and not picking treeko as nearly as often as the other two, it's still much better than my habbits in other generations. (I can't remember the last time I played through kanto with a bulbasaur.)
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Old September 30th, 2012 (09:28 PM).
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Fire red: charmander
Sapphire: mudkip
Ruby; treecko
Emerald: torchic
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Old October 1st, 2012 (01:16 PM).
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I chose mudkip but switched him for a zigzagoon and later a trapinch becuase I didnt like my starter being the strongest
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Old October 1st, 2012 (02:32 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Lightning:
Torchic and Charmander too.

For odd numbered gens up to now, I've always ended up choosing Fire types. :'D I'm a little sad I'll be breaking said tradition for Gen 5 but oh well. The fire type was the only starter I liked in RSE and I love all the starters in FRLG but decided I like Charmander the most. ♥
yeah me too. I really find fire types interesting, but tepig didn´t fill up my expectatives... I prefer Oshawott.
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Old October 2nd, 2012 (10:01 PM).
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Torchic and Charmander.
Charmander for the fact that it evolves into Charizard.
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Old October 2nd, 2012 (10:39 PM).
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Torchic in Pokemon Sapphire and Squirtle in Pokemon Fire Red

Then later I got Pokemon Ruby because my Sapphire went missing. I used Treecko that time.
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Old October 7th, 2012 (02:25 PM).
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Squirtal iis my man! :D hehe
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Old October 8th, 2012 (12:56 AM).
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PKMN RSE: Treecko
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Old October 8th, 2012 (10:11 AM).
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First time on Ruby, Mudkip. Two of my friends and I got the games just about the same time, and decided on starting our journies at the same time, where each of us would choose a different starter than the others. I ended up being last, and had to choose Mudkip, although I grew to really like it, and it became my primary Pokemon, although not surprising considering how strong it is. Although, while I do like Mudkip, Treecko comes just a little above it due to awesome its design is.

First time on Leaf Green, Charmander. This was pretty much tradition. Charizard was all the hype back in the days of R/B/Y, and despite not appearing as powerful with all the other, stronger Pokemon from other generations stealing its spotlight nowadays, it was still a favourite of mine when I first got a remake. I did have lots of trouble beating the first two gyms though, as I didn't catch any other Pokemon than Pidgey on my way up to the first gym, so that cried for excessive grinding. Despite Charizard being an old favourite, I still tend to use Venuaur the most, just because it's easier to plow through the first part of the game with it, but my friend and I did breed hundreds of Charizards at the point when we discovered breeding though lol
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Old October 12th, 2012 (06:22 AM).
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Same for me too. Torchic and Charmander. <3 Fire type pokemons :D
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Old October 13th, 2012 (08:21 AM).
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Because t was my first Pokemon game, I picked the pokemon I thought looked the coolest, which was Torchic. Until Oshawott, Blaziken was my favorite Pokemon of all time. So I can definitely say I was happy with my choice. :D

As for LeafGreen, I picked Bulbasaur. It wasn't because I disliked Squirtle or Charmander... It was because I didn't know which of them to pick, so I picked Bulbasaur 'cause I was playing LeafGreen. XD;
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Old October 14th, 2012 (03:47 AM).
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First time I got a Pokemon game, was a Sapphire for GBA. First starter I chose, Treecko. I really don't know why, but yeah, after starting over and over, I kept choosing Mudkip then I stuck with Torchic. In Fire Red and Leaf Green, I always choose Charmander, with the exception of choosing Bulbasaur and Squirtle to complete the legendary dogs.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (09:05 PM).
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I picked Mudkip first because it was blue and I really like blue.

The only other time I deviated away from doing Mudkip runs was trying out Torchic once, but I kept getting absorbed by Tate and Liza so I got mad and started with Mudkip again.
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Old October 16th, 2012 (04:26 PM).
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Mudkip and Bulbasaur. Simply put, both gave me type advantages against the first three gyms, minimum.

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Old October 16th, 2012 (05:49 PM).
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Fire Red- Chamander
Leaf Green- Bulbasaur

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Old October 16th, 2012 (06:06 PM).
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FR/LG - Charmander/Bulbasaur (depends on the mood I'm in at the time)
R/S/E - Torchic
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Old October 17th, 2012 (12:16 AM).
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FireRed: Charmander
LeafGreen: Squirtle(I always chose Bulbasaur in all four originals)
Ruby: Mudkip
Sapphire: Treecko
Emerald: Torchic
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Old October 17th, 2012 (12:37 AM).
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in pokemon leaf green: Squirtle or Bulbasuar: I think Charizard makes the game to easy
in pokemon sapphire: Mudkip or Torchic: I just don't like treekco
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