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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 February 18th, 2013, 01:17 PM
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I love Totodile.

Also, what do you mean by 'other'?
Old February 18th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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The fire starters so

Chimchar (D,P,PL)
Cyndaquil (SS)
Old February 23rd, 2013, 02:32 AM
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Over the various games I chose all three Sinnoh starters, but my first was Turtwig.

I chose Cyndaquil in Heart Gold.

I don't really choose them in preference of type - I like picking different starters each time I replay so I can build different teams around them.
Old February 23rd, 2013, 07:39 PM
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In Pearl, I chose Turtwig. Later bred it, and now use a lv. 100 shiny Torterra.
In SS, which I play most now, I chose Totodile. Used it until it was lv. 46, then locked it away in a box.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 06:26 AM
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I chose Chimchar first in Diamond and got Piplup in Platinum. Never owned Pearl.

When HeartGold and SoulSilver came around, I picked Chikorita for the former and Cyndaquil for the latter.
Old March 15th, 2013, 06:31 PM
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I'm playing through HeartGold and I chose Chikorita as my starter, who evolved into Bayleef within two days of playing the game.
Old March 16th, 2013, 04:58 AM
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Chimchar because he looks cute and i absolutely love Infernape's design. Plus i love the Fire/Fighting combo and i didn't mind them using itr twice (Yes, Tepig was too much...).
Totodile because he is such a hilarious and hyper-active pokemon, plus i love how he is inspired by a crocodile/alligator.

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Old April 2nd, 2013, 11:28 PM
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For Platinum I chose Chimchar and for Soulsilver I chose Cyndaquil.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 01:24 AM
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I thought I had answered this before...

Pearl: Turtwig
Platinum: Chimchar
Heartgold: Chikorita
Soulsilver: Totodile
Old April 4th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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in my first ever game which was pearl i chose turtwig because my other two friends chose piplup and chimchar and i wanted to be different than them and also turtwig was adorable. also torterra is one of my favorite pokemon. i chose piplup in platinum because i wanted to try something different. in heartgold i chose chikorita because it was very cute and again i wanted to be different. also i already chose cyndaquil in crystal :D
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Old April 4th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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What does it mean by other?

Unless you AR them in...
Old April 4th, 2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by AntimatterAsh View Post
What does it mean by other?

Unless you AR them in...
What it means by 'other' is sometimes people ditch the region's starters altogether and pick their favourite/different pokemon to start the game with.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Sinnoh: Chimchar definetely. I must have a fire type pokémon in my team.
Jotho: Totodile. Cause I always catch a Growlithe .
That kinda happens always when I play gen II games.

Although my best gen II game (crystal) was with Cyndaquil as starter.
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Old April 6th, 2013, 05:40 AM
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Totodile for life! i use him in my heart gold game, so, I choose you Totodile!
Old April 6th, 2013, 01:57 PM
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Cyndaquill in HG/SS and Turtwig in Platinum But next time I play Platinum I'll choose chimchar. Torterra wasn't bad, but I wanna to make a full IV Gen team and it lacks fire-types pokémon :s
Until I come up with something better this will do xD
Old April 9th, 2013, 12:19 AM
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I chose Chimchar in Diamond (my friend told me to, I was young and didn't understand much about Pokemon, and I thought Chimchar was adorable :3), and then in Platinum I went with Turtwig (back then I followed along with Marilland - I basically made my team EXACTLY like his :/)..then I tried SoulSilver and used Totodile. After that, I replayed Platinum and used Piplup.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 01:21 AM
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Always Piplup. He makes the game much easier for later Gyms.

Always Cyndaquil. He makes Steel Pokémon look like chumps. Especially late game.
Old April 10th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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I allways chose....

D/P/PT - Piplup... I very like this cute Peguin
HG/SS - Tododile... Strong and Deadly Crocodile/Aligator/Cayman or something like that XD
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Old April 10th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Old April 13th, 2013, 01:57 AM
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Haha, yeh I'm definitely going with either Piplup or (preferably) Totodile to suit a mono-Water themed team. :3 Water-type starters appeal to me a whole more than the others purely because each one so far is distinct and interesting! (though not saying that the other starters are diverse):)

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Old April 15th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Piplup and Chikorita are my favorites from Gen 4.
Old April 16th, 2013, 08:50 PM
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For Pearl, the first starter I chose was Chimchar because I like fire types.

For SoulSilver, I picked Chikarita because I had never used it in my original Gold or Silver. When I got HeartGold, I chose Totodile because I choose it in my original Silver but I never beat it because it broke D;
Old April 16th, 2013, 09:02 PM
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I picked Chimchar on my first try of Diamond.

And I picked Cyndaquil in Heartgold.

I am fond of fire types. :3
Old April 16th, 2013, 10:20 PM
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On my replaythroughs of the game I decided to try different starters, ones that I don't normally consider. I've overdone water to be honest so I decided to take a break and give the other types a little love. In Platinum I decided to go with Turtwig, mainly because there were other great fire-types I wanted to catch later on in the game such as Houndoom.

In Soulsilver, I had already chosen Totodile in Heartgold and I decided to give Cyndaquil a go since it's design was adorable and apparently it was a ferocious and powerful attacker in it's final evolutions.

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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:57 AM
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I've always been a fire person, so of course I chose Chimchar in Pearl and Cyndaquil in SS.
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