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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 April 21st, 2013 (08:23 PM).
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I usually just chose the cutest.

Piplup, in Pearl and Diamond because I liked penguins at that time, and Chikorita for HeartGold. I still like Cyndaquil and Chimchar though, I just like Chikorita and Piplup.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (06:30 AM).
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Cyndaquil and Chimchar. FIRE TYPES STARTERS FTW.
But I like Cyndaquil way more than Chimchar only to let you know.

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Old May 16th, 2013 (07:15 AM).
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In DP yeah, I went for Piplup. C'mon, it's a penguin, who wouldn't?
And in Platinum, the exact same penguin all over again, just hours after restarting Diamond :/

For SoulSilver it was Cyndaquil, but for HeartGold it was Totodile, and I didn't get to the Elite Four on SS.
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Old May 16th, 2013 (07:55 AM).
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I always choose fire types as starters, so Chimchar in Platinum and Cyndaquil in Soul Silver.
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Old May 23rd, 2013 (06:37 PM).
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Piplup evolves into a steel penguin... I don't even have to give you more reasons why it's the best.

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Old May 25th, 2013 (08:15 AM).
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chicoritia (excuse the spelling)
but i prefer grass pokemon because you can really mess with trainers battle plans. poisonpowder, sleep powder. ect. plus giga drain. at high levels grass pokemon become virtually unstoppable
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Old May 25th, 2013 (08:35 AM).
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Chimchar and Cyndaquil! Fighting Monkeys and Burning otters; it doesn't get cooler than that.
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Old May 26th, 2013 (07:54 AM).
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Poor Chikorita and Turtwig! ): I chose both in my first playthroughs of the respectives games. However I'm now going to be using Totodile as I got my shiny one!

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Old May 27th, 2013 (03:57 AM).
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I chose turtwig for my first runthrough of Diamond, and currently have a bayleef (so chickorita) in SoulSilver
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Old June 14th, 2013 (01:29 PM).
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Chimchar has never failed me in D/P/Platinum. Though I absolutely love Piplup!
For HGSS, Cyndaquil is great but Chikorita is awesome too. In fact, it happens to be my favorite grass-type starter.
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Old June 14th, 2013 (04:46 PM).
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I've used all starters at least once in D/P, but the starter I spent the longest time on / with was Piplup. It's one of the only Pokemon I've ever had with which I managed to hit Level 100.

As for HG/SS, I've used both Cyndaquil and Totodile, but by far my favourite out of those is Cyndaquil, because it's an early Fire-type and I can't easily obtain Growlithe in SoulSilver.
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Old June 23rd, 2013 (03:13 AM).
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In Pokemon Platinum, I choose either Chimchar or Turtwig as they are both my favourite pokemon in the sinnoh region (and they are really powerful) and in HG & SS my starters were either totodile or cyndaquil
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Old June 24th, 2013 (10:29 AM).
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In Diamond it was a tough choice between Chimchar and Piplup as I liked them both quite a lot and their evolutions, but ultimately I chose Chimchar because I like fire types. I would later pick Piplup on Platinum to make up for that previous decision.

On Heart Gold and Soul Silver I picked Cyndaquil which is the easiest choice in the world for me because my favourite pokémon is Typhlosion. I'm glad to see Cyndaquil is quite a popular choice amongst other members too.
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Old June 24th, 2013 (11:00 AM).
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I always chose Chimchar and Cyndaquil, unless doing a challenge where I needed to use one of the others.
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Old June 25th, 2013 (11:59 AM).
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I chose Chimchar on my first Pearl playthrough, however I quickly started over due to a bad nature and decided to pick Turtwig instead.

On Soulsilver I chose Totodile because I found it the most useful in Silver.
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Old June 25th, 2013 (12:49 PM).
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I'm definitely a fire type person. So Cyndaquil.

Though Chimchar is awesome, I prefer pure fire types to fire/fighting, though I will admit it can be useful, I just prefer straight up fire. :3
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Old June 26th, 2013 (04:24 AM).
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I chose Turtwig for my playthrough, before having an incomplete game with my Piplup which I ditched (still feel sorry...). Because he looks nice and of course I am in love with Torterra's ability to beat both starters!
And of course, as per my Water type tradition I took Totodile after having a nice breezing playthrough with it in Gold.
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Old June 26th, 2013 (11:30 PM).
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Chimchar for me currently coz I started playing PLatinum i-e First 4th gen game 3 days ago
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Old June 29th, 2013 (09:52 PM).
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Grass types all the way. I chose Chikorita in SoulSilver but ended up replacing him with Dragonite later on in the game. I chose Turtwig in Pearl and kept him the whole way through, mainly to use ground type moves after he evolved in to Torterra.
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Old June 29th, 2013 (10:36 PM).
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I always pick the fire starter.
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Old June 29th, 2013 (11:20 PM).
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I didn't know Piplup was that popular among fans but yea I did pick Piplup as my starter.
For HG/SS it was Cyndaquil still.
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Old July 1st, 2013 (05:47 AM).
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Chimchar in Platinum and Chikorita in SoulSilver.
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Old July 2nd, 2013 (12:32 AM).
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Didn't have to think about it much since I was going to use all three Sinnoh starters, I picked Piplup in Diamond, Turtwig in pearl and Chimchar in Platinum. Chimchar however is my preferred out of the three.

In HG/SS I picked Totodile and Cyndaquil, never liked using Chikorita...
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Old July 9th, 2013 (12:19 AM).
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I chose Chimchar. After seeing Piplupe's motionless body when my sister had her file, I decided I prefer monkey butt to motionless penguins. :x
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Old July 9th, 2013 (02:03 AM).
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I chose Cyndaquil in HGSS, but that's because I always choose fire types. :]
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