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Metal & Color Generation Take a walk down memory lane with Red, Blue, and Yellow, the games that started it all! Then revisit the best region ever in the original Johto games, Gold, Silver, and Crystal.


View Poll Results: Which Starter do you choose in G/S/C
Cyndaquil 127 49.03%
Totodile 97 37.45%
Chikorita 35 13.51%
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 09:21 AM
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I've Always liked Cyndaquil since I was younger and still pick it when I play gen 2.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Cyndaquil because it looked sooo cute and typhlosion is still one of my favorite pokemon.
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Old July 6th, 2013, 03:27 AM
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Totodile is my first; a super-happy, adorable little crocodile is a great companion for Johto! Cyndaquil is a close second, though; he becomes a real terror the older and stronger he gets.
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Old July 6th, 2013, 12:26 PM
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I always chose Cyndaquil because he's the one I chose when I was a kid

Quilava is also pretty cool ._.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 08:48 PM
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Generation 2 was the first that it stated to be noticeable that the starter Pokemon were not always the best, the only ok/good starter in gen 2 is Cyndaquil.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 11:48 AM
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The first time I ever played I chose Chikorita, I always preferred grass starters. I've played with Cyndaquil a few times too, never Totodile though I don't think.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 11:52 AM
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I rotate my choices in this gen. Wasn't the best gen in terms of starter Pokemon so I can't say I like one more than the other, but Totodile is probably the most useful of the three and was the one I chose on my first playthrough.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 04:07 AM
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I always choose Cyndaquil just because I love its whole evolutionary and dislike both Chikorita and Totodile (especially Totodile). Feraligatr is terrifying (with a silly name!) and Meganium is pretty boring. Usually I hate Fire types, but strangely I adore Cyndaquil so it's nice to finally be able to use one haha. And it's so damn cute bejesus.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 09:05 AM
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Totodile. It's useful for its Surfing abilities and has access to pretty cool moves. It sucks that its attacks usually depend on its weaker Special Attack.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 10:25 PM
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I usually choose Cyndaquil considering it's one of my favourite Pokémon. If I don't choose Cyndaquil than it's usually almost always Totodile. I like Chikorita but unfortunately I've never actually finished a game with it.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 04:52 AM
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Back when I used to play GSC, I alternated between all three of them depending on what I felt like picking. My most favourite at the time was Totodile as it had that awesome Scratch which did not miss compared to Cyndaquil and Chikorita's Tackle with its 5% miss rate which really made a lot of difference and annoyed younger me. The second most often-picked was Cyndaquil, and lastly Chikorita. Sadly, my Crystal cartridge died on me, so I haven't played it in quite a while. If I were to play it again though, it'll be Cyndaquil ALL the way. <33
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Old July 16th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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Cyndaquil and Totodile. I like how back in the day pre-split how people weren't competitive and you could get away with a Feraligatr with Surf and Ice Punch.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 09:51 AM
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I always chosed Totodile when I played these Games I dont know why but he´s just my favourite.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 10:30 AM
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My very first pokémon was Chikorita, so I had to choose him.
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Old August 10th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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My first was Cyndaquil, for aesthetics apparently because when I first picked up Crystal I knew nothing about Pokemon. Didn't regret my choice though!
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Old August 20th, 2013, 07:42 PM
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Cyndaquil, I have always loved fire type starters although this could change in gen 6.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 08:10 PM
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The very first time that I played through my Silver version (which was the first one I had) I chose Cyndaquil. I got all the way up to Red with him and then my cousin played and saved over my game file. I was so upset.

After that I chose Chikorita and fell more in love with her than I did my Cyndaquil. lol I was pretty devastated when the battery ran dry on that cartridge a few years ago. Pretty much depends on which version I play now which starter I choose. I usually stick with Chikorita on Silver, I go with Cyndaquil on Gold and Totodile on Crystal. No real reason, that's just the way I do it.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 05:39 AM
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In Pokémon Silver, I chose Cyndaquil. I found it to be very cute, and I was a big fan of fire-types back then. I used to think that it was the most powerful type a Pokémon can have. xD When I got my hands on Pokémon Crystal, I decided to choose Chikorita. Chikorita was very hard to train, but when it finally evolved into a Meganium, it immediately became one of my greatest tanks. It was able to endure many of my opponent's hits, even the ones that are high in power. Thanks to that, I was able to defeat the Elite Four pretty easily.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 06:30 AM
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Usually I chose Cyndaquil. Not because it's a fire-type, or the fact that Typhlosion looks awesome. It was because his move pool was far superior, in my opinion, than Meganium or Feraligatr.

However, when I got my hands on Crystal, I decided to give Totodile a try, mainly because I usually choose the Water-type pokemon as a starter *i.e Squirtle, Piplup, Oshawott.*. That Feraligatr single-handedly wrecked the Elite Four, most of the Kanto Region, and practically swept Red, with the exception of his Venusaur, who fell to my Piloswine.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:20 PM
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I chose Totodile. It was just really powerful later on in the game. Not in the first few Gyms though.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:16 PM
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I picked Totodile as my first ever starter and haven't regretted it. I've chosen Cyndaquil more recently, though, as Fire type Pokemon are bit difficult to come by in many Pokemon games.
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Old September 7th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Cyndaquil. I used to pick it because it's cute, but now I pick it because Typhlosion is awesome
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Old September 7th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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I choose Cyndaquil and name him after Axel from Kingdom Hearts. XD
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Old September 8th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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I chose Cyndaquil in Silver & Gold and Totodile in Crystal version. I never chose Chikorita because I heard that using it was really challenging especially against Falkner and Bugsy at the start of the games.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 03:27 PM
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i chose Cyndaquil the first time I played... man that first battle against the Slowpoke was a massive hassle. Took me like 15 tries. but it was worth it when i got my first Typhlosion i love that thing. I think i might still have it in my Gold cartridge but not sure...
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