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Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!

View Poll Results: Which starter did you choose?
65 27.78%
73 31.20%
72 30.77%
46 19.66%
110 47.01%
69 29.49%
Other 7 2.99%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 234. You may not vote on this poll

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Old November 16th, 2012, 04:15 PM
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lol I picked Cyndaquil (who seems to be popular) and Piplup
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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:19 AM
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Ive had always been picking fire-type starters. I dont even like fire-types that much.. I guess im used to it. so, i picked Chimchar in Pt and Cyndaquil in SS.
  #78    
Old November 21st, 2012, 05:50 PM
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I've played Pokémon Pearl three times now, and always had Piplup for my starter. I never found picking my first pokémon difficult, because it's always water. x3
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Piplup and Cyndaquil, I loved both and used both. And both rocked the stage
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 08:09 AM
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Piplup for D/P/Pt, because I like more of a challenge in my games when choosing a starter.
Chikorita for HG/SS, same reason why, and I like peaceful, calm, grass types.




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Old November 23rd, 2012, 02:12 PM
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The first time, I believe I chose Piplup, making him my very first Pokemon. For SS (which I got as a Christmas gift last year) my sister's fiance helped me find the evolutions of the starters and eventually led me to choose Cyndaquil.

I remember soft-resetting for hours to find a shiny starter on HG. Took me about half of an hour to get a shiny Chikorita. After, I spent 3ish hours soft-resetting some more and couldn't find a thing.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 04:54 PM
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I played Pokemon Raptor EX (an rmxp game) before playing Platinum. I had chosen Piplup there. Having a part steel type is usually good. So many resistances. I also like its evolutionary line. Prinplup not so much. A penguin shouldn't have an owl face LOL. Empoleon is just awesome. It's name is like music to ear :D It looks cool. The trident in his face gives him a fierce look. Not a big fan of the tie around his neck but emporer penguins are joked about wearing tuxedos, so I guess it's fine

So, in Platinum I chose Chimchar because I like fire types and I get bored quick. His second type is nice too. No Piplup second time.
  #83    
Old December 21st, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Totodile, it was my first ever starter. I can honestly say that I believe that hardest decision you will ever make in life is which starter you will choose when playing your first ever pokémon game.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:22 PM
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I love fire types and Cyndaquil is my favorite
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Chimchar is good too. Esepcially when evolves into Monferno, because it's type changes to fire and fight which is useful


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Old December 24th, 2012, 10:41 AM
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I took Cyndaquil in Heart Gold, since when I first got Gold, I took Cyndaquil too.

When I got Diamond, I chose Piplup. Pretty slow, but very sturdy and resistant to a lot of attacks
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Old December 24th, 2012, 03:47 PM
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cyndaquils always been a favorite of mines
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Old December 25th, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Old December 28th, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Diamond/Platinum - Piplup
SoulSilver - Totodile

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Old December 28th, 2012, 09:41 PM
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I've always loved Fire Starters. In Platinum is chose a Chimchar and in Soulsilver I chose Typhlosion :D

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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Piplup+Totodile all the way :3

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Old January 16th, 2013, 02:00 AM
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The two water's because i always like to have an advantage against the Rock leader and not have to wait for my fire starter to be able to overpower the rocks. Since i started on Sapphire i've really been mostly water. Cept for Bulbasaur and Squirtle being very hard to change and decide...in LeafGreen and FireRed.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 11:45 PM
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I always took the fire starter in every generation except in B/W. Which was when I chose Snivy. Cyndaquil is my all-time favorite starter.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 11:48 PM
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Totodile and Chimchar, sometimes Turtwig. They've all got some pretty nice movepools that I don't need to work too hard to maximize the potential of.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 02:48 PM
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To this point I've used all six of these starters but upon my first choice it was:

Diamond - Piplup
Soul Silver - Totodile
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Old January 18th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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I ditched my DPPt starter.
I used both Cyndaquil and Totodile in SS, I picked Cyndaquil on the poll because I prefer it to Totodile these days.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:36 PM
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I love using the Fire and Grass starters~! Water? Ummm...not so much since I usually can get good water type pokemon anyway. Didn't pick water starter until B&W.


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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:57 PM
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Cyndaquil all the way! Chikorita is a close second when you want to do a harder playthrough (grass types generally don't have many strengths), and Totodile can easily be replaced by stronger water types later in the game (Gyarados, Suicune, etc.).
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Old February 13th, 2013, 05:04 AM
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I used Piplup the first time I played Platinum and Turtwig the second. I always used Totodile in Silver, so I decided to try something new in HeartGold and chose Cyndaquil(I regret that).
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Old February 13th, 2013, 06:27 AM
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In the original Gold version I chose Chikarita, wanted to try something different so I went with Cyndaquil on Heart Gold.

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Old February 13th, 2013, 09:17 AM
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In all my Dp/pt playtroughs I've chosen Turtwig, because he's pretty cool and I love his final evolution. In HG/SS, I've picked Cyndaquil because I really like him (Especially because of Gold in the manga), and when I first played pokémon Gold I also had a Cyndaquil.
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