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Third 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 1st, 2012 (6:02 AM). Edited December 1st, 2012 by Triston1zn.
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OK, the choice is yours....

What, in your mind, is your ideal starter/s in all the 3rd gen games?
This is one aspect where your choices are usually always limited to fire/grass/water.

BUT

If you had the choice of any pokemon to accompany you on your journey, which one would you choose?

OBVIOUSLY, overpowered legendaries are out of the question and all pokemon should be in their PRE-evolved forms/base forms.

You're allowed to break the water-grass-fire type rule though!!

Want a ghost-type starter? go for it!!

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Old December 1st, 2012 (11:32 AM).
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...3th? :( You mean 3rd? Anyway, gonna tag on a "3rd Generation" prefix to this since you're asking for all 3rd gen games.

I'm fine with the starter choices we have in RSE/FRLG though, so I really wouldn't want anything else. I guess Eevee would be cool for FRLG since you can buy the evolutionary stones it needs, but you wouldn't be able to have Umbreon or Espeon, so that sucks. As for RSE, I really love all three starters and wouldn't wanna change them. If I had to Swablu would be nice, cause I hate having to wait so long to get one. Chirp.
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If Feebas weren't so terribly useless until you have a few TMs or evolve it, I might have chosen it, just because they're next to impossible to find in R/S/E. Honestly, though, I can't think of too many other Pokemon that I would want as a starter, as I've always been content with the choices that we've been given. Maybe I'd go with Dratini, just so I could have a Dragonite earlier on in my journey.
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Old December 1st, 2012 (4:19 PM).
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This is a hard decision, since I like so many pokemon from all three gens. But I guess I would choose Bagon as the starter.
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Old December 1st, 2012 (4:52 PM).
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I'd pick Gastly, no contest there!
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Old December 1st, 2012 (5:27 PM).
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I would probably start with a Roselia since it's one of my fave Grass-types.
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For me, it's Ralts or Ghastly. Their evolutions are so cool.

If I were limited to normal starters, I pick Mudkip. Although your rival picks Treecko in R/S/E, if you teach Earthquake/Ice Beam to Marshtomp or Swampert, then there, problem solved.
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Old December 1st, 2012 (8:15 PM).
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...3th? You mean 3rd? Anyway, gonna tag on a "3rd Generation" prefix to this since you're asking for all 3rd gen games.
hehe, yeah sorry, Posting from my phone, which always wants to predict my typing...changed it now.... and thanks!!

Personally, I would want Pikachu in FR/LG....just for nostalgia purposes.....but in terms of ''coolness'', I'd pick Dratini. I've always wanted to journey with a dragonite
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I think having a fossil starter would be pretty cool. It'd take a crap load of training to evolve those suckers though. ;P

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I, like Syd, think that Eevee would have been a cool FRLG starter, especially because I could evolve it into Vaporeon! As for RSE, I like the starters the way they are.
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For me it would have to be my favorite Pokemon Shuppet into a Banette or any of the ghost type Pokemon from generations I-III such as Gastly and Sableye.....yeah Sableye would be an ideal partner for me since it has no weaknesses.


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Old December 8th, 2012 (6:51 PM).
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I would either go with Eevee for all the options for evolving it or maybe I could go with Dratini because I could evolve it into a powerful Dragonite and very few trainers have Pokemon with an advantage against it early game.
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Old December 8th, 2012 (8:17 PM).
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I think Eevee would be the best considering it has 3 evolutions so we don't need any other starters.
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Old December 8th, 2012 (11:24 PM).
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For any 3rd gen, or 4th or hell even 5th. Definitely Pikachu, even with his bad defense.
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Gastly, best ghost pokemon ever.
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Old December 27th, 2012 (5:30 AM).
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I would have Gastly , Gengar is soooo powerfull !
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Old December 27th, 2012 (5:49 AM).
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I think I would like to have a kabuto as a starter! It learns some pretty decent moves from the get-go!
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Old December 27th, 2012 (8:59 AM).
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I would love an Elekid as a starter for some reason, Electabuzz is just a beast.
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Old December 27th, 2012 (3:54 PM).
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I really like to have Charmender since the beginning of the journey (in order to obtain my own Charizard xD) and i wouldn't change him for nothing. But in term of utility I think that Jinx was the correct choice because off its Ice-Physic types it can take advantage aganist many pokemon

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Old December 28th, 2012 (3:22 PM).
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Hmm, I guess it could've been Trapinch, Bagon or Dratini. Even though Dratini wasn't from third It would've been cool having Dragon type starters :3

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Old December 28th, 2012 (7:41 PM).
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Hmm, I guess it could've been Trapinch, Bagon or Dratini. Even though Dratini wasn't from third It would've been cool having Dragon type starters :3
Too overpowered starters, of course, IMO.

I would of course prefer the usual fire-water-grass combo of starters, but eevee would be nice, considering it can evolve to many diffrent types, 5 (as of 3rd gen).
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I would say a clefairy because clefable is amazing.
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Old January 7th, 2013 (10:44 PM). Edited January 7th, 2013 by blooddragon24.
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My starter was Charmander

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Old January 9th, 2013 (3:25 PM).
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I've always thought, when Silver and Gold came out at the time, that they should have changed the type of the starters, not doing all the time Grass/Fire/Water. If i could choose any pokémon, i would go for a Cubone.
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Old January 10th, 2013 (3:17 PM).
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I would have probably chose Spheal, the only place you can get one is at Shoal Cave which is too late into the game IMO.



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