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Fifth Generation Are Pokémon slaves to humans? Team Plasma thinks so. Travel the Unova region and prove them wrong in Black & White, and then return two years later in Black2 & White2.

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:59 PM
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I ditched it for my Golurk which just beasted through till the elite four, which is when I got my azumarill.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 07:53 AM
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No...I never ditch my starter. They're,like, your first PKMN to the protagonist. So no, I don't ditch them.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 08:21 AM
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I've played through White Version with each of the starters, and my favorite is definitely Emboar. Samurott was kinda lackluster, and Serperior was just... awful, to put it nicely. I'm going to restart my White Version soon and play through with Emboar again, sometime before XY comes out.
Old January 25th, 2013, 05:08 AM
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When I first played I wanted to ditch my oshowatt but It went a far way. I beat the league whit it but I couldn't beat my rival. His pokemon levels were higher than mine. So I restarted and chose snivy which I also beat the league with but I still wasn't satisfied. Now I'm using Tepig and yes coin great

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Old January 25th, 2013, 08:26 PM
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I'm not sure since I stopped playing after I got my 3rd badge. I started with Snivy in White 2 (choose Oshawott in Black), I mainly choose Snivy because I prefer Serperior more than Emboar. My first runthrough of the game I always don't think about the important stuff like IVs, EVs, natures, anything. I mainly focus on having fun because the game is easy as it is. I only do competitive battling after completing the main game. It makes the experience more enjoyable for me.

I don't have a team in mind most of the time when I play, but I never like to ditch my starter. The only time I did was in P/D/Plat. I don't like the starters in that game very much...

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Old January 25th, 2013, 08:46 PM
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I actually ditched my starter for the first time on this game. Made things more interesting. Think I'll do it again for SoulSilver.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 05:13 PM
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In Black, I kept my starter in my team, even when I though it to be well weak.

In White 2, I ditched my starter for a Sandile, RPing the Sandile as my starter. It was pretty nice, now it's level 100 along my Hall of Fame team
Old January 26th, 2013, 08:29 PM
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Well, if I picked Snivy as my starter I'd always ditch it, as he has no redeeming qualities over the two other starters. Tepig's evolutions have the wonderful Fire/Fighting combo, and Oshawott is a great HM Slave (it's final evolution leams 5 different HM moves).
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Old January 26th, 2013, 11:56 PM
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I've never ditched a starter outside of chalenges and I find them pretty useful. Especially Serperior who I use in competitive play. My Serperior holds its own in battles and I even knocked out an entire team using it (I bet he was surprised!) so yah, I still use my starter, even post-game.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 05:21 AM
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Ditching my starter in my latest White 2 run, mainly because I've just grown to despise the Unova starters. I haven't properly LIKED a starter since Gen 3. So ditching Snivy, treating Riolu like my starter.
Old February 8th, 2013, 05:29 AM
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I didn't in this play through (despite Serperior's cruel learnset) but on my next I definitely will be going for a more original "starter" that I'm yet to try.

Sandile actually could be interesting... XD
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Old February 9th, 2013, 08:30 PM
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I ditched my Oshawott on my second playthrough, but on my first one I didn't ditch it. I ditched it the second time around for Vaporeon.

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Old February 9th, 2013, 11:27 PM
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nope i farmed my starter because you can get some pretty rare pokemon for starters.
Old February 10th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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I usually keep my starter even though they are not necessarily my preferred choice, but by the time they can be replaced reliably I feel that I have already put too much work in them to replace them.
Old February 10th, 2013, 01:08 PM
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I started with Tepig because I almost always choose the Fire starter, but I ditched it as soon as I found a Growlithe. Arcanine is both cooler and better than Emboar, imo.
Old February 10th, 2013, 01:28 PM
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I never ditch my starter. It isn't always my MVP, but he is often a very strong player in my team.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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I didn't start playing BW2 yet, But depending on the pokémon I find, I may ditch my starter. I don't like Emboar nor Samurott, Serperior is cool but kind of lack offenses in my opinion.
Old February 10th, 2013, 03:52 PM
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I'm ditching my starter in a Nuzlocke I'm about to begin.
Old February 11th, 2013, 02:23 AM
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well,I'm in the middle of playing Black 2 at the moment. I'm at the celestial tower and about to take on Skyla at the gym. all I can say is that my starter pokemon Chell (cookie for guessing the reference XD) is under leveled. my highest level pokemon is a Lucario. I am thinking of ditching my starter because we all know how hard it is to train an under leveled water type!
Old February 11th, 2013, 02:35 AM
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I'm doing a challenge on W2 where I can only use Pokemon of certain forms [eg round/bi pedial with a tail]. So I've got to use my starter- which is an Oshawott.
Most times I trade something over if I've replayed the game.
Old February 11th, 2013, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Inferna View Post
I'm doing a challenge on W2 where I can only use Pokemon of certain forms [eg round/bi pedial with a tail]. So I've got to use my starter- which is an Oshawott.
Most times I trade something over if I've replayed the game.
that sounds interesting! should make it more of a challenge.
Old February 11th, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by LassLaura View Post
I was very tempted to ditch my Emboar in White (especially since Darmanitan exists) but I stuck with it. It's a really mediocre pokemon compared to its other fire/fighting starter brethren though (Blaziken forever)
All about Infernape IMO :P

But yea, as mediocre as the starters are, I still kept my Samurott all the way to level 89. She destroys everything.
Old February 11th, 2013, 08:17 PM
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I was considering replacing my Serperior with Mow Rotom.
Old February 14th, 2013, 03:33 AM
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I never replace starters. The starters are powerful Pokemon as well and I don't want for them to be left out.
Old February 14th, 2013, 06:21 AM
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I boxed my Snivy in White 2 before the first gym.
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