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View Poll Results: Which was your favorite in-game starter from Gen 1?
Bulbasaur 18 21.43%
Charmander 32 38.10%
Squirtle 20 23.81%
Pikachu 14 16.67%
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Old September 8th, 2013, 08:54 PM
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Charmander was always my favourite Kanto starter because he evolved into Charizard. I always go for the coolest starters. I liked Squirtle a bit too since Water types are my favourite type of Pokemon but I chose Charmander on Red version which was my main game back then.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 01:41 AM
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Squirtle is my favorite. It was the first Pokémon that I ever got my hands on. Plus, Blastoise was one of my most favorite Pokémon when I was a kid. The canons on its back were awesome-looking, and I loved the fact that it was able to take them in and out of its shell as much it wishes to. I always used to wonder if they were actually a part of its body or not, haha. Also, this Pokémon had access to a lot of strong moves, such as Blizzard, Double-Edge, and Submission.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Squirtle was and has continued to be my favorite starter. Blastoise was the first Pokémon I ever saw, and has continued to be my favorite Pokémon to this day. Consequently, I've always loved Squirtle and the rest of it's family line. Plus, I have so many great memories of training Squirtle/Wartortle/Blastoise to level 100 in Red Version.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 05:56 AM
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I loved every single one of them! This was by far my favourite gen for starters, each one of the four having something positive. The three 'standard' starters all had great stats and designs, whereas Pikachu provided the most challenge early on.
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Old September 30th, 2013, 07:47 PM
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My favorite one would have to be Squirtle. I love his moves, design, and evolution because he had those bad-ass cannons on his back. At first when I started in Pokemon Yellow, I was a Charmander fan, but got bored of him, and didn't end up liking him as much as Squirtle.
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Old September 30th, 2013, 08:00 PM
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In my opinion, Bulbasaur shined in greatness.
He was such a good starter in every way, usefull for a lot of gymbadges (except Blaine).


He's just so cute & strong!
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Old September 30th, 2013, 08:20 PM
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Infinitum, I agree with you in every way.
Bulbasaur is the best. :D
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Old October 1st, 2013, 04:05 AM
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Squirtle! This was my first starter ever so I naturally have a soft spot for him. Not to mention the fact that he has an advantage over Brock which is really helpful at the beginning. Squirtle is both well designed and powerful so I definitely think he is the best of the 3.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:23 PM
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In Pokemon Red my fav starter was Charmander, and in Pokemon Yellow having all 3 starters was just awesome!
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Old October 4th, 2013, 04:53 PM
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I despise Charmander, I like Bulbasaur, but Squirtle has always been my pick, as I love turtles, and own two of them.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 06:23 AM
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I despise Charmander, I like Bulbasaur, but Squirtle has always been my pick, as I love turtles, and own two of them.
Why do you despise the poor fire lizard?
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Old October 5th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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Why do you despise the poor fire lizard?
He's a fan favourite, so I would hardly call it poor.

As a kid, my favourite was Squirtle, but nowadays I can pick any of them depending on my mood. Right now I would pick Bulbasaur and leave him as an Ivysaur for the rest of the game (design-wise it's my favourite).

EDIT: As for Yellow, never liked it.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 07:17 PM
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I liked pikachu because he can follow you around.

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I despise Charmander, I like Bulbasaur, but Squirtle has always been my pick, as I love turtles, and own two of them.
Charmander is so cute : (

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Old October 5th, 2013, 09:35 PM
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PIKACHU <3

But when you have the choice to pick between 3, Charmander is my favorite. He is just too cute and I don't really care for Venusaur or Blastoise. (for their looks, not their strength)
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Old October 10th, 2013, 09:51 AM
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Back in Gen 1, I never chose Charmander or Squirtle, I always chose Bulbasaur. I seem to like Grass types more than I do Fire or Water. Bulbasaur was really useful for the first gym.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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From the moment I saw the artwork for him, I wanted to pick Charmander. I love that little dude. Bulbasaur is second - I feel a bit sorry for the guy, seems like he never gets the love he deserves!
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Old October 15th, 2013, 05:32 PM
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I've basically solo'd the game with Blastoise before. If you fight every trainer in the game and lead with Blastoise he'll be like level 80 by the time you get to the Elite Four, and then you can just power-clear them. Lorelei was a bit annoying though.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 01:57 PM
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Though i love Charizard, Bulbasaur is definitly my favorite! my love for him is indescribably uncontainable!!
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Old November 10th, 2013, 05:32 PM
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I used to always pick Charmander, but I have to say that now I like Squirtle the best. Blastoise is baws.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 05:52 PM
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I never liked other fire Pokemon in the first gen and during play throughs my team was always centered around speed and power rather than much strategy (mainly because I was like 7 and didn't think about it.) So Charmander would be an easy choice for me since you could get solid water Pokemon shortly anyway (Gyrados being an easy option for me as well.) I never saw a use for grass since you could cover everything it was useful against using electric or water anyway, save a rare water/ground type not found until Gen 2.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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I went ahead as voted for pikachu. I was mad that I couldn't evolve it, but it still made me happy to have it following me around. Second place would be Bulbasaur probably.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 10:55 PM
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Pikachu cause i would train it alot and raise it speed what ever it took to make a killer machine
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Old November 11th, 2013, 03:44 AM
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for me the best starter is squirtle, because.. hm, evolve to blastoise ( ), looks sweet, i love water type pokemons and attacks
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Old November 11th, 2013, 08:31 AM
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Charmander is still my favorite for gen 1 and all gens combined.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 07:46 PM
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It seems that most people are picking Charmander, but I would have to say that Pikachu is better. If you work at training your Pikachu, you can get it really strong! You also don't really get to evolve it in Gen 1/2, so you are saving all of those long evolution screens (even though I sometimes enjoy the suspense).
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