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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 December 22nd, 2010 (5:39 PM).
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In Firered/Leafgreen, I usually always choose Bulbasaur. (Refuse to evolve the cute lil' guy) In Emerald/Ruby/Sapphire, my favorite would probably be Torchic, but I switch around starters sometimes.
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Old December 24th, 2010 (3:43 PM).
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In RSE I always choose Treecko. In FR/LG I switch it around. I haven't had Bulbasaur yet, so far though
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Old December 26th, 2010 (5:59 PM).
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For some reason most of the starting gyms for most of the games (R/S, D/P/Pl, R/B/Y/Fr/Lg) was a Rock Type, so generally I started with Water Poke'mon. And then for like Silver and Gold, it just became a habit. So: Squirtle, Totadile, Mudkip and Piplup.
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Old December 26th, 2010 (7:35 PM).
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I hate Blastoise and Piplup families. Never used Charizard or Venusaur much before, but both of those sound quite appealing. Mudkip and Totodile families FTW! My most successful run of Sapphire so far used a Mudkip (which never learned EQ before the E4) and my SS has Feraligatr as my Second highest pokemon AS WE SPEAK! (or...type?)
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Old December 27th, 2010 (12:52 AM).
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Old December 27th, 2010 (5:47 AM).
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Ruby I went for Mudkip - to be honest this was before it became my favourite, because I wasn't too familiar or friendly with Gen III Pokémon at the time. But now I love it! I recently started a game of Emerald and chose it again.

FireRed I always go for Charmander, because Charizard is just the definition of awesome. Though weirdly on my very first Pokémon game (the original Red) I went for Squirtle. :/ Not sure what I was thinking then... then again, it was 11 years ago...

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Old December 27th, 2010 (9:12 AM).
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I mainly go with the Grass types.
I chose Treecko in Sapphire/Emerald, and Bulbasaur in Fire Red.
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Old December 27th, 2010 (10:19 AM).
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Ive played sapphire a lot, and I started a new game a lot too. I always picked a another starter. I think the starters of this generation are so good, that its hard to choose! I can remember the first starter I picked at this game, and it was treecko.
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Old December 27th, 2010 (2:57 PM).
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I remember playing these games from a long time ago... I chose Treecko, in all three games, Sapphire, Ruby, and Emerald, and then in FireRed and LeafGreen versions I chose Squirtle. I am very happy I chose these starters, because I work with Grass and Water Pokemon best.
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Old December 27th, 2010 (3:51 PM).
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I always chose and choose mudkip and squirtle o3o~ I love mudkips typing, not just cause of the "lul so i herd u liek mudkipz" thing. But a ground water type is an interesting combination! Squirtle was always my trusty sidekick. I remember catching Mewtwo with my Blastoise in one of the older games by spamming Ice beam and he went down to one health and froze.. Ever since then I've been a water starter person xD
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Old December 27th, 2010 (3:56 PM).
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In FRLG I picked Bulbasaur while in RSE I picked Mudkip. A general fan of Water and Grass types, really dislike Fire types

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Old December 29th, 2010 (3:14 AM).
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Charmander and Torchic. I like fire types, plus those two are cute. Also, their evolved forms are awesome.
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Old December 29th, 2010 (3:11 PM).
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For Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, I went with Treecko mainly because he looked cooler and better than Mudkip and Torchic. It occured to me that not only was his looks more superior than the other 2 starters but his overall stats were spot on. Then Sceptile came along and although he looks like an overgrown frog, he still was the best.

For Fire Red, I went with Charmander. Not only is Charmander's 3rd evolve form is on the box it comes with but it was my favorite 1st gen starter. Charizard was my powerhouse and wiped the E4 clean in some areas. Mewtwo just killed those type-matchups that Charizard was allergic to.

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Old December 30th, 2010 (10:57 PM).
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I believe the first time around I chose Charmander and Treecko.
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Old January 1st, 2011 (11:59 PM).
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For Leafgreen: Charizard, and for Firered: Venusaur
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And as for Sapphire and Emerald; it varies on my mood, I have a really, really hard time choosing. Its usually between torchic and treecko.
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Old January 2nd, 2011 (12:06 AM).
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Charmander i love Charizard!
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Old January 2nd, 2011 (1:17 AM).
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I essentially choose the fire type starter for every game since there are less fire types than water and grass types, and you don't tend to meet them until later in the game.
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Old January 2nd, 2011 (6:44 AM).
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ive always used Torchic in my Sapphire game.. except for the.. second time. i used mudkip then. XD;
but i tend to restart pokémon games quite often, and picked Torchic again always.

for Leafgreen i pick Squirtle. but thats cause its my all-time favourite kanto starter, and i just love Wartortle. XD;
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Old January 2nd, 2011 (7:33 AM).
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I picked Bulbasaur, Not because I love grass types because when the first time I saw this Poke, I've fallen in love with it, there's something special in it that makes me really want it so I chose it. ^-^;
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Old January 5th, 2011 (3:32 PM).
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Old January 6th, 2011 (9:41 AM).
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Emerald: Torchic initially, but after I got a Blaziken I restarted and picked Treecko :D

LeafGreen: Charmander :D
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Old January 7th, 2011 (6:58 AM).
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Old January 7th, 2011 (3:47 PM).
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I picked Treecko first in Sapphire. He just looked the coolset to me. I totally sucked with him, restarted the game, and choose Torchic. I ended up liking Torchic a lot better. I never did pick Mudkip, now that I think about it...

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Old January 7th, 2011 (5:40 PM).
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I've always picked mudkip in Sapphire. I haven't picked the other 2 at all when i start new games, but i eventually get myself the other 2 once trading became available (transfered a torchic and a treeko to my brother's ruby then traded them to my sapphire when i started another new game in it)

Same thing with Leaf Green, though here i picked bulbasaur.

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