The PokéCommunity

We are still working on a better slogan!

Visit Index

Advertise here

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Gaming > Fourth Generation

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

Post Reply
Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.  
Thread Tools
Old November 16th, 2012, 04:15 PM
imevil's Avatar
Biggest Scyther Fan
Community Supporter
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: 'MURICA
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty

Advertise here
lol I picked Cyndaquil (who seems to be popular) and Piplup
Ruby Solo Run (Blaziken)-Complete!
Soul Silver Monotype Flying- COMPLETE
Emerald Second City Challenge- COMPLETE
Fire Red (COMPLETE) -> Crystal (COMPLETE) -> Emerald (COMPLETE) -> Platinum(COMPLETE -> Black 2

Hunger Games Challenge- District 8: Ruby 2/8

Old November 17th, 2012, 04:19 AM
Zapperz's Avatar
colour swapper!
Join Date: Mar 2008
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
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.
Old November 21st, 2012, 05:50 PM
Starfury's Avatar
hey there, glitter !
Community Supporter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tatooine
Gender: Female
Nature: Gentle
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
never trot when
you can prance
Old November 22nd, 2012, 10:22 AM
FrostPheonix's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bored-topia
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Piplup and Cyndaquil, I loved both and used both. And both rocked the stage
Old November 23rd, 2012, 08:09 AM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: USA
Gender: Male
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.

To take this test, click here.

To take the old test, click here.
Old November 23rd, 2012, 02:12 PM
⊗Slenderman⊗'s Avatar
[Left PC]
Community Supporter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Gender: Female
Nature: Quiet
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.
I am in the process of leaving PC and IRC channels associated with it.
If you wish to contact me, this is my channel:
(Copy/paste the above into your browser)
Old December 9th, 2012, 04:54 PM
ahmet476's Avatar
standing around
Join Date: Oct 2010
Gender: Male
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.
Old December 21st, 2012, 06:18 PM
Unhatched Egg
Join Date: Oct 2012
Gender: Male
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.
Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:22 PM
FlameNinja's Avatar
Unhatched Egg
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New York
Gender: Female
Nature: Relaxed
I love fire types and Cyndaquil is my favorite
Thypholsion is very cool design wise and super strong and good defense

Chimchar is good too. Esepcially when evolves into Monferno, because it's type changes to fire and fight which is useful

~Dragons are the Great Ones!~

***Hi-yah*** You've just been Ninja struck! Enjoy that.
Old December 24th, 2012, 10:41 AM
LilJz's Avatar
This is how we do!
Community Supporter
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canada
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
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
♥Plusle bro of Autumn Reverie♥ | ♥Pink Mommy, Autumn Reverie, Kanzler, Macarous & Apollo♥
|3DS FC|
Old December 24th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Unhatched Egg
Join Date: May 2006
Nature: Adamant
cyndaquils always been a favorite of mines
Old December 25th, 2012, 04:36 PM
KarosNB's Avatar
Unhatched Egg
Join Date: Dec 2012
Gender: Male
I chose celebi. Its like a trainwreck
Old December 28th, 2012, 07:27 PM
Utzipher's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Diamond/Platinum - Piplup
SoulSilver - Totodile

Always a water trainer at heart.

NAME: JORDAN | FC: 5029-3281-8744
Old December 28th, 2012, 09:41 PM
PokemonMasters's Avatar
Always Remember Forever&After
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Nuvema Town, Unova
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
I've always loved Fire Starters. In Platinum is chose a Chimchar and in Soulsilver I chose Typhlosion :D

+ForeverDash on PC's Battle Server | Pair | VM/PM |Partner In Crime
Old December 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
Kaxxy's Avatar
Unhatched Egg
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
Piplup+Totodile all the way :3

Water types are the best :D
Water Pokemon Fanboy!
Monotype Water - D + HG
Monotype Poison - HG
Monocolor Blue - D + HG

Old January 16th, 2013, 02:00 AM
Taeshan's Avatar
Unhatched Egg
Join Date: Jan 2013
Gender: Male
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 LeafGreen and FireRed.
My Youtube Page-
Old January 16th, 2013, 11:45 PM
Ryusu's Avatar
Pokétopia Master
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hampton, VA
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
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.
Old January 16th, 2013, 11:48 PM
Sweets Witch's Avatar
Sweets Witch
I just love ham jerky.
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Old People Community, USA
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
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.
Old January 18th, 2013, 02:48 PM
Hoenn's Avatar
Community Supporter
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hoenn ☆
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Send a message via Skype™ to Hoenn
To this point I've used all six of these starters but upon my first choice it was:

Diamond - Piplup
Soul Silver - Totodile
Old January 18th, 2013, 03:19 PM
Miss Anne Thrope's Avatar
Miss Anne Thrope
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northwest
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Nature: Bold
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.
Old January 18th, 2013, 09:36 PM
dragonfly_dust's Avatar
Look at my avatar! Nuff said.
Join Date: Jan 2013
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.

Like the sprites you see here?
Want a custom one of your very own?

Come on down to DD's Sprite Shop~!

Old January 18th, 2013, 09:57 PM
venetianghost's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Eastern US
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed

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.).
Old February 13th, 2013, 05:04 AM
cxd's Avatar
Unhatched Egg
Join Date: Mar 2012
Gender: Male
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).
Old February 13th, 2013, 06:27 AM
JohnnyJ773's Avatar
Wanderer from Cianwood City
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cianwood City, Johto
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
In the original Gold version I chose Chikarita, wanted to try something different so I went with Cyndaquil on Heart Gold.

BLACK 2 FC:1550-4719-5621HEART GOLD FC: 3483-2756-6167
Old February 13th, 2013, 09:17 AM
RenegadeClyde's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Flying trough the space on my boat
Gender: Male
Nature: Bold
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.
Post Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links

Advertise here
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25

All times are UTC -8. The time now is 06:14 AM.

About Us
© 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.

All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / Poké PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator. Header artwork by Jordanice of deviantART.

Social Media
If you would like to stay up-to-date with us on the go, when we're down, or other such things, follow us on social media sites--most notibly Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus--by clicking on the links provided.

Design presented by Peitharchia. Special thanks to Hiroshi Sotomura and Ausaudriel.