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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 September 15th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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i picked cyndaquil and chimchar i love the fire type i usually pick the fire starters lol.
Old September 16th, 2012, 01:00 PM
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In Diamond I choosed Piplup,in Soul Silver,I choosed Chikorita.
Old September 16th, 2012, 01:47 PM
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I picked Turtwig in my Pokemon Platinum version.
Old September 19th, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Fire all the way. I've never used different starter's type =)
It has always been and will always be fire =)
I love this right here!! Haha I am the same exact way! Its all about the fire types xD Favorite starter will ALWAYS be Charmander! But for this I chose SS Cyndaquil.
Old September 19th, 2012, 09:55 PM
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I love this right here!! Haha I am the same exact way! Its all about the fire types xD Favorite starter will ALWAYS be Charmander! But for this I chose SS Cyndaquil.
So you could say you chose Cyndaquil in Soul Silver as a sort of equivalent to Charmander? Nice. I've used all three starters in my HG version, as well as the trio in Diamond too.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 05:43 AM
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Since I always choose water and fire starters (and never grass, for some reason.), I chose Piplup for my Pearl, and Cyndaquil for Heartgold.

I know it said that I chose Chikorita in the poll. I accidentally chose it because I was thinking about my Crystal ROM.
Old September 20th, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Piplup and Cyndaquil! Cyndaquil is the only reasonable choice for me in Johto as I very much dislike the other two starters and the little fire rodent is utterly adorable :3 As for Piplup, I mainly just choose that for the anime haha. I like all the Sinnoh starters quite a lot so I have no problem with choosing any of them, but I tend to go with Piplup most of the time since Dawn's Piplup is so adorable :3
Old September 20th, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Pearl: Chimchar
Diamond: Piplup
Platinum: Chimchar
HeartGold: Cyndaquil

In Platinum did you go by the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" and choose the same starter you got in DP or did you go for a different starter amongst the three?
In my second playthrough of Diamond (since it was originally my brother's game but he gave it to me), I picked Turtwig. So, I had all three starters. I picked Chimchar again in Platinum because it worked the best in-game.

In HG/SS you were given a pretty familiar choice that many of us have had to choose from before. Was it Cyndaquil, Totodile, or Chikorita that you chose?
I picked the same starter I used in Gold - Cyndaquil! For nostalgic reasons, hm...

The only time I truly ditched my starter was Tepig in White.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 11:15 AM
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I chose Piplup in Platinum and Totodile in SoulSilver. The water starters just end up being the cutest to me.

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Old September 25th, 2012, 03:27 AM
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I choose you Piplup :3! Ah Piplup,the cute blue penguin that really knows how to show power. Mainly I chose it because when I set my eyes on previews of it's final evolution I honestly thought it was one of the most badass Pokemon ever.

Right now on my second playthrough of Platinum,I chose the tough Turtwig. I try to be different every time I play and since there were great fire types in Sinnoh I had to pick this little guy. He's a pretty decent starter and I'm liking him all the way .

In Heartgold, my choice was the biting Totodile. It's a powerful and deadly physical attacker. I love everything about him :3!
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Old September 28th, 2012, 08:37 PM
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In PDPT I picked Chimchar because I was like "Holy crap a flaming poop flinging monkey?! Yeeeah!"

Back in GSC I picked Cyndaquil cause it was like tradition and I had liked fire at the time.

And yes my infernape has Throw and a bag of mulch as his held item FYI Mulch is like poop and soil mixed together xD
Old September 28th, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Diamond/Pearl/Platinum - first pick was Turtwig/Gortle/Torterra...because it looked awesome, seemed to put up a challenge (five weaknesses which later become four but double for Ice), and it can learn Earthquake.

HeartGold/SoulSilver - Totodile/Croconaw/ the Water-type and Feraligatr looks awesome. Surely impressive specimen for my collection.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 04:40 AM
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On Platinun I chose Piplup and then on SoulSilver I chose Totodile (just like in Silver!).
Old October 1st, 2012, 01:56 AM
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For me, I once played Diamond...And I chose Piplup. For Platinum, I used Piplup as well. And for HeartGold (both of them, I have two)...Totodile's my choice. For SoulSilver...Chikorita became my choice instead. So, I mostly use Water-types.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 07:00 AM
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I tend to buy both games, so I picked Piplup in Pearl, Chimchar in Diamond, and Turtwig in Platinum. And even though I love Cyndaquil, I picked Totodile for HG and will be picking Chikorita when I play SS >.<
Old October 14th, 2012, 02:16 AM
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In Diamond, I chose Piplup as my starter. I was obsessed with Dawn at the time, and I just had to complete her Pokemon list. I don't have Pearl/Platinum/HG/SS so end of story.

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Old October 21st, 2012, 09:41 AM
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In Platinum i chose Turtwig, and in SoulSilver i chose Cyndaquil. :>
Old October 21st, 2012, 12:16 PM
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I almost always choose Grass or Fire starters. Before getting diamond, I thought to myself, "whichever one I get, I'm not getting the stupid monkey." Well, I ended up getting the stupid monkey 'cause I wanted Floatzel and either Pachirisu or Shinx (went with Shinx). It ended up not being so bad, I like Monferno but Infernape is not one of my favorites. In Platinum, I picked piplup because I hadn't gotten one yet.

For HG, I picked tododile, but immediately ditched it for Horsea (my plan all along). The idea for my run was that after beating each gym, I would gain a new pokemon on my team that matched the gym's type. So, after beating the dragon gym, I finally evolved my Seadra into Kingdra. It was pretty awesome. If I hadn't done that, I probably would've picked Cyndaquil (my starter back when I played Crystal version) or Chikorita for a change of pace (I have some sort of grudge against Tododile I guess).
Old October 23rd, 2012, 12:09 AM
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My favorite Pokémon is Totodile, and in Platinum i picked my personal Favorite Turtwig!
I prefer Totodile then Cyndaquil.
I never really liked Cyndaquil at all.
Turtwig is awesome.
That's all i can say about Turtwig.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Fire types for me!I always pick fire types.
Old October 24th, 2012, 05:08 AM
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Pearl the first time I played it I chose Chimchar. However I started not to feel the game or the team that I had and so after transferring that team over to Diamond I restarted and picked Turwig instead. Liked it a lot better than Chimchar.

Diamond I picked Piplup because it was the last of the three. No other reason other than that though. Thankfully I liked it more than I thought I initially would.

Soul Silver I picked Totodile for nostalgia reasons, as Totodile was the first starter I have ever chosen on my Silver version which was the first Pokemon game that I have ever played.
Old October 24th, 2012, 11:54 PM
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In Diamond I chose Chimchar, because May made me dislike Piplup
In Soul Silver I chose Cyndaquil, because I love Quilava
I'm not really a fire trainer, but... come to think of it, I chose Torchic in Hoenn and Charmander in Kanto...

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Old October 25th, 2012, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Pink Mommy View Post
In Diamond I chose Chimchar, because May made me dislike Piplup
In Soul Silver I chose Cyndaquil, because I love Quilava
I'm not really a fire trainer, but... come to think of it, I chose Torchic in Hoenn and Charmander in Kanto...
Why do you think you've swayed more toward fire type starters?
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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:08 PM
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I normally always go with Fire type however in Gold (not heart gold) I chose Totodile. Dunno why, I think it's cause it looked cooler!
Old October 25th, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Diamond I chose Piplup. (I normally pick Water Type Starters).

Soul Silver I chose Cyndaquil. (Was a great change for me).

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