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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 Posted December 2nd, 2012 (11:12 AM).
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My starter was a Treecko. I chose it because I love a lot of the grass types. In the beginnig of the game it helps with one of the gym leaders.
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Old Posted December 2nd, 2012 (12:37 PM).
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Torchic. Really a godsend when it came down to like half the gym leaders and elite four. And I already knew I was going to get Tropius, so I didn't pick Treecko.
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Old Posted December 2nd, 2012 (12:41 PM).
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Torchic all the way. Fire types can become extremely overpowered. LOL
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Old Posted December 3rd, 2012 (12:26 PM).
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Almost alwasy Treeko, I loed his design. Sceptile just looks so ninja. Torchic was pretty cool to. I would rareley pick Mudkip, Swampert looks to derpy.
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Old Posted December 29th, 2012 (11:20 PM).
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mine was the water types because i had it in my head the the first gyms were the hardest so i pwned with them untill they were lv. 30 and the rest were lv. 10 it wasnt good
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Old Posted December 30th, 2012 (02:15 AM).
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This might be cliche but Mudkip. I liekz Mudkipz xD But in all seriousness, in Emerald, 2 teams. Magma (Treecko = Fail) and Aqua (Torchic = Fail) but Mudkip is cute, good stats and can take down Magma while being neutral to Aqua. He's just the best starter, in my opinion anyway.
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Old Posted December 30th, 2012 (11:37 AM).
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I always pick fire-type starters, just because :) . So, Torchic and Charmander.
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Old Posted December 30th, 2012 (11:41 AM).
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Treecko and charmander... Treecko is just too cool!
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Old Posted December 30th, 2012 (12:05 PM).
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First time I played FireRed, I chose Charmander. The first time I played Ruby, I chose Torchic.

I don't know why, but those seemed to be the most appealing Pokemon to me at the time
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Old Posted December 31st, 2012 (05:02 PM).
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My first of FRLG (and my first pokemon game at all) was Leaf Green, and I chose Bulbasaur. Then I played through Fire Red with Charmander. Then I traded the nice stuff out of Fire Red and replayed it with Squirtle.

My first of RSE was Sapphire, and I chose Mudkip. Then I played Ruby with Torchic, then finally Emerald with Treecko. That's one thing I loved about having three games to a set - three games and three starters equals one for each.
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Old Posted January 3rd, 2013 (10:27 AM).
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I chose treecko in sapphire and charmander in fire red.
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Old Posted January 17th, 2013 (03:05 PM).
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People are starting to forget this thread exists.

Anyway, my first time playing Sapphire, I picked Torchic. I remember when I bought the game and I thought Torchic was called "Porchic" and I told my dad that I was picking it. lmao 10 year olds. And, keeping with the Fire type tradition, I picked Charmander in FireRed. Luckily I knew how to pronounce Charmander.
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Old Posted January 17th, 2013 (04:09 PM).
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For my Emerald game i usually chose Mudkip. I love cute starters. Then for Ruby i chose Torchic. Finally, Sapphire, back to Mudkip again (i don't like Treecko). For Fire Red and Leaf Green it is always either Bulbasaur or Squirtle. I chose Charmander ONCE and got my butt kicked the WHOLE game. i will NEVER do that again. it took me i think 8 tries to beat Brock with Charmander. he drained me of ALL my money. after that, no more Charmander. it's not that i don't LIKE Charmander. i do, he's one of my favorite Pokemon. but he's just not that good.
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Old Posted January 17th, 2013 (06:27 PM).
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Treecko and Charmander. I like both Grass and Water types, so may as well. I think I tried Mudkip once though and he was pretty nice, but I just like Treecko too much.
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Old Posted January 17th, 2013 (07:28 PM).
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Always the Fire starter. So, Charmander and Torchic.

Charmander is pretty boss in FRLG. IMO the best starter. Bulbasaur has advantage against gyms, but when he's at a disadvantage, he can't do crap (Pokémon Tower for example). Squirtle doesn't really excel at anything and is outshone by the likes of Lapras and Starmie. Charizard is great for all-purpose strength and Flamethrower puts a dent on anything.
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Old Posted January 17th, 2013 (11:38 PM).
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i picked treeko for 3rd gen idk why i thought he was cool lol
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Old Posted January 19th, 2013 (01:26 PM).
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Fire Red- Charmander (favorite Pokemon, oldest friend)

Leaf Green- Bulbasaur (mascot Pokemon, only seemed right)

Emerald- The first time I played it,m I chose Treeko (coolest of the bunch). The second time, I chose Mudkip (basically soloed the game with a Swampert lol).
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Old Posted January 19th, 2013 (01:59 PM).
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Torchic and Bulbasaur.

I like Mudkip and Squirtle. I don't really like Treecko and I hate Charmander
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Old Posted January 19th, 2013 (02:20 PM).
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Fire Red - Squirtle ( i love all three starters from this gen. it really took me a bit to decide on which i wanted to choose) Love all the evolutions from the GENIII starters!

Ruby - Torchic (i didn't really care for Torchic but i liked it's evolutions. overall i didn't care for either of the three starters in Ruby although the evolutions were nice)
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Old Posted January 20th, 2013 (12:31 AM).
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Treeko the first time I played Ruby ever since then Torchic but I always pick Charmander In Fire Red
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Old Posted January 20th, 2013 (02:58 AM).
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Fire Red - Bulbasaur
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My Mudkip (called MUDDY) has stayed with me ever since, and is now a lvl100 swampert ! He is currently chilling on my pokemon White game.
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Old Posted January 21st, 2013 (06:40 AM).
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In leaf green I chose squirtle who has always been my favorite starter pokemon. He may not be the power house Charizard is, but he stands hoi ground and packs a decent punch when raised right.

In ruby, which I am playing for the first time right now, I picked treecko. Mostly because I had pokemon of the other starters types i really wanted to use, crawdaunt for water and hariyama for fighting.
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Old Posted January 26th, 2013 (03:30 AM).
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I picked Charmander in FR. I tried the others after I got squashed by Brock in the first gym, but it still wasn't the same with Squirtle and Bulbasaur. Never chose Bulbasaur, perhaps I thought it was a bit too creepy since it didn't look like it had a nose. I chose Torchic first in emerald, but I switched to Mudkip pretty soon. I don't know why I love Water Ground types so much.
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Old Posted January 26th, 2013 (07:43 AM).
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For FR/LG, I chose



And for RSE, I chose



Love, love, love the fire Poke's... especially the starters.
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Old Posted January 26th, 2013 (08:50 AM).
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Bulbasaur, grass types have been my go to for quite some time and it's only Gen 6 that has made a grass starter I have ZERO interest in, going with Froakie this time.
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