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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 October 17th, 2012, 05:53 AM
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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Gold/Crystal: Chikorita
Sapphire/Emerald: Torchick
LeafGreen: Bulbasaur

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Old October 17th, 2012, 07:19 AM
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Torchic and Charmander!!I always choose fire types for some reason.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 10:07 PM
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I started off with a Torchic. I eventually evolved it into its final evolution. I don't know why, but I chose it, because May did in the anime. (My first choice was a Mudkip.) I don't exactly know where my charger is in order to charge the SP for me to play my game.) I really like Torchic. I didn't know the importance of natures back in the day. I also didn't know that Mudkip's second stage is part Ground, and would fair well against Wattson of the Mauville Gym. I didn't know. It's why I started over, and picked a Torchic. I played through the game with just that when I had my Sapphire version that my first bf just happened to keep. (We broke up.)

I like how it knows Focus Energy. It was useful on my team... I always like Torchic.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Torchic and Charmander I always choose the fire types because not only do i like them but for me there were never really enough fire types in the game.

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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:32 AM
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I chose Mudkip in Sapphire and Squirtle in Fire Red. I usually tend to start with water in all of my games.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Lol... the only game that I got the chance to play for this generation is Emerald, which was my first ever Pokemon game. I remember choosing Torchic because of how cute it looked. xD
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Old November 1st, 2012, 11:35 AM
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I chose Mudkip and Charmander.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Mudkip, and it was a right choice since it evolved into bad ass swampert with its electro resitance :D

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Old November 1st, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Sapphire/Emerald - Treeko/Torchic. Oddly enough... I was not a fan of Mudkipz.

FireRed/LeafGreen - Charmander/Squirtle. Not a fan of Bulbasaur. Never have been. Venusaur is just... so... hard to look at.

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Old November 2nd, 2012, 02:39 AM
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I've always chosen the fire type without hestiation. Charmander and Torchic were great companions! Blaziken was nudged from Sapphire onto my Soul Silver game, and may get another poke onto my Black data. Speaking of Black, (and discounting Yellow) that was the first time that I chose a starter besides the Fire type!
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 09:40 AM
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I liked to pick Torchic. I always thought that the fire starters were awesome.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 11:30 PM
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On my original play-through I chose Torchic and Charmander in Sapphire and Fire Red respectively. At that time I had a really deep love for fire type Pokemon.

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Old November 11th, 2012, 03:03 AM
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First time in Sapphire I chose Treecko,
First time in Leaf Green I chose Bulbasaur

(This was years ago when the games first came out)
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Old November 11th, 2012, 03:34 AM
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GSC: Cyndaquil/Totodile
RSE: Mudkip/Torchic
FR: Squirtle/Charmander

I always choose fire/water-type starters. Never grass-types. I'm not a fan of grass-types.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 07:58 AM
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In the gsc series, I always chose Cyndaquil since it could learn Thunderpunch and Fire Punch.

In the RSE, I often chose Mudkip because of its water and ground combo.

In FR and LG, I liked Bulbasaur because it could dominate pretty much every gym.

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Old November 11th, 2012, 09:30 AM
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First time I played Ruby, I chose Torchic.
Althought I ended up regretting it, wanting to pick Mudkip.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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I always made my brother restart his sapphire game 6 times, so we both had all the starters :D
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Old November 12th, 2012, 04:19 PM
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Torchic and squirtle

On my second times I chose Treecko and bulbasaur

Seriously, I've never chosen charmander or mudkip
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Old November 12th, 2012, 05:46 PM
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For some reason, its Bulbasaur and Treeko, I chose Bulbasaur because I wanted some kind of challenge in my LG game while for Treeko, I love Sceptile's design so I went with it.

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Old November 16th, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Mudkip and Squirtle

water types for the win!
I think GSC is overrated. moo.

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Old November 21st, 2012, 03:56 PM
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i picked squirtle in leafgreen blastoise when the game came out, because it is my favorite fully evolved starter and my friend who lived two house houses away had the wireless adapter that came with the game and so did I and he had a charizard and we battled sometimes. guess you could say we were the real world pokemon rivals lol.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Wateria View Post
in pokemon leaf green: Squirtle or Bulbasuar: I think Charizard makes the game to easy
On the contrary, Charizard is actually the most challenging choice for starter. In the first generation, Charmander was horrible for the first two gyms. At least in FireRed and LeafGreen, Charmander learns Metal Claw just for the Pewter gym and Mount Moon. Still, battling Misty is total heck unless you caught a grass type such as a Paras in Mount Moon or a Oddish or Bellsprout in the field next to Nugget Bridge.

My favorite starters are Torchic and Mudkip, so it is a hard decision when trying to select only one. I tend to choose Torchic for its very awesome Fire/Fighting typing (well, not like that's anything special after Infernape and that pig Emboar). FireRed I like Bulbasaur, though I've played through with Charizard in the past and used to choose Squirtle in the originals.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 01:41 AM
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Hmm, I'd have to go with torchic and Treeko in Hoenn, and in Kanto I usually use Squirtle and Bulbasaur, for son reason their just easier to battle with.

Hmm, I'd have to go with torchic or Treeko in Hoenn, and in Kanto I usually use Squirtle or Bulbasaur, for son reason their just easier to battle with.

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Old December 1st, 2012, 06:05 AM
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I always choose the fire matter what game....I have this attraction to blowing stuff up
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Old December 1st, 2012, 09:00 AM
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I admit, it was actually on SoulSilver but it's still my Gen III starter. Hopefully that counts. I'm still trying to get a hold of Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald but I don't have a system to play it on that works yet.
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