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View Poll Results: Which Gen had the worst starters?
Gen I 11 4.55%
Gen II 37 15.29%
Gen III 25 10.33%
Gen IV 56 23.14%
Gen V 113 46.69%
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In my opinion B/W had the worst starters ever.
Tepig being another Fire/Fighting was so incredible annoying to me, i didn't like the Snivy evolution line at all, and Oshawott is okay because he gets to evolve into Samurott.
My favorite Gen Starters are definitely the Hoenn trio.
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I'd have to say Gen IV, because Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup simply didn't appeal to me at all. On another note, my favorite generation would have to be Gen III. Who can resist the cool Treecko, cute Torchic, or adorable Mudkip given to you at the start of your journey?
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I've gotta say gen III. Although it is probably my favorite gen overall, none of the starters really shine to me. I've always liked grovyle, though.
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I really didn't have a thing for Gen 5. I'm not big on another Fire/Fighting, and the others were just.. meh.

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Best Fire Starters: I, III, IV
Best Water Starters: I, III, V
Best Grass Starters: I, III, IV

I'd have to say the best gens are I and III for starters, with Gen III winning for me.
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Quote originally posted by #1-Trainer:
Anything past 2nd gen doesn't exist... So that's a silly question.
I'd hate to call you a genwunner but you have to give constructive criticism, you have to see all the starters then judge here, not call gen 3-5 Pokemon "non-existent", just sayin...
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Gen 2 was my least favorite and Generation 1 (Yellow Version). Mainly because neither of the starters in that game made short work with the first Gym Leader. Had to catch a Geodude in G/S and a Mankey in Y. :/ (I voted Gen2 though as it's relevant.)
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Based upon looks, I'd say gen 4 cuz Chimchar is basically a monkey with a butt on fire, while Turtwig is just another turtle starter that looked very generic, maybe Piplup was the only good looking starter.
At first I would have said gen 5, as when I first saw the starters I thought they were ugly as hell, especially Tepig & it's evolutions, but the other 2 have grown on me & I kinda like them now...
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I wasn't too fond of Gen III in general, so I'd have to go with that.
Though I did quite like the Torchic line.
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There was actually at least one starter I liked from each generation, so to say the worst is kinda difficult since generally I like most of the starters unique designs.
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I would have to say gen 5 was the trio I disliked the most. The design were eh, ok, but nothing outstanding. My fav would have to be Hoenn. ^-^
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Only in gen 5 have I been forced to continue using a starter. I guess they were a lot more useful to me in the original Black and White when the Pokemon I had to choose from were limited. Since BW2 has Pokemon like Arcanine,Starmie and Roserade, I rarely find a need to keep using my starter. So yeah, the gen 5 starters are by far my least favorite.
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Sorry genwunners but that and gen 5 are the worst
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I didn't like gen III starters at all, of course I've used them in the late parts of the game, but still their designs weren't that really good for me. And I don't want to start on gen 5, those were just necessary to pick up, but not really useful to play with later.
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Generation V's starters never did much for me. None of their designs are very memorable or impressive to me, just like most of Gen V, haha.
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Generation V starters are my least favorites. Simply because their designs are not good.
I really don't know the other criteria you are considering, but yeah...I still don't like them.
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Its a tough one, this.
Battle-wise, I'd actually say Gen II. Maybe they were good then, but in the re-makes...Feraligatr is a beast, Typhlosion can barely utilise its' special attack stat without breeding a new one with Extrasensory, and Meganium...well, it's decent defences are cancelled out by five weaknesses (All fairly common in Johto/Kanto too) and a relatively low hp stat for a stage 3 defensive pokémon (compared to say Swampert, Torterra).

Design wise, definitely Gen V. They're not bad...although its' typings a bit of a repetition of Gen III/IV Emboar looks bad-ass, same goes for Samurott (And pure water is nice after two gens of two-type), but Serperior is awful design-wise, as is Oshawott's evolved form and Tepig's (can't even remember their names lol). Oshawott itself is trying too hard to be cute.
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I'll go for Gen V. They are just ok but..
They do not scream 'HEY I'M SO HELLFREAKINGAWESOME' like the other ones so. XD And I'm not a big fan of their final evolutions.
But yes, they are all so awesome.
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Nostalgia aside, I don't really care as much for Gen II's starters, mainly because of the designs. Maybe it's just me but they look really plain compared to the other sets.
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Generation I: I really liked all of them. The designs were cool, though squirtle and wartortle weren't very different.
Generation II: I really liked Cyndaquil, and the whole Totodile chain. Bayleef was ok, but Chikorita and Meganium? Nuh-uh.
Generation III: Besides Marshtomop, I really liked all of them.
Generation IV: I didn't care for Piplup, but I actually liked all the others.
Generation V: Yah no. When I first saw them, the first thoughts that came to mind were model, pig with a diaper, and clown. I dunno, Tepig was ok, but Pignite I really didn't like. Emboar was ok I guess, but all the others, nope.
I dunno, they didn't really appeal to me.
At all.
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Gen IV designs were a little boring. I liked Piplup's line because Empoleon was secondary steel-type. But Torterra was just a "new" Venusaur... :/
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Johto had the worst, followed by Unova.

I liked Sinnoh and Hoenn the most. And Bulbasaur, individually.
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Quote originally posted by C Payne:
Nostalgia aside, I don't really care as much for Gen II's starters, mainly because of the designs. Maybe it's just me but they look really plain compared to the other sets.
This sums up my vote, actually. While I don't dislike any of the starters from any generation, I found that the second generation just lacks the excitement of the others. Chikorita is probably my favourite of the group, and it still doesn't do an awful lot for me. The designs are a little bland compared to the others.

It's something I've realised with generation II in general, now that I think about it. It doesn't excite me quite as much as the others.
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Up to now I wish I could change my old vote. With the pass of time, and learning about different Pokemon, liking the water and fire type starters in Johto, still don't like Chikorita's desing.

For now my worst generation starters (where I only sort of like 1 Pokemon of the 9 possible - including all the evolutions) are the 1st Generation (Kanto - only like Wartortle the most).

Favorite to least favorite:
• 5th Generation - I like all 9 of them, 3 starters and their evolutions too
• 2nd Generation - only like 6 of the 9 Pokemon
• 3rd Generation - only like 6 of the Pokemon
• 4th Generation - only like 2 of the 9 Pokemon
• 1st Generation - only like 1 of the 9 Pokemon
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Sinnoh. Easy. Unova is an easy second.

Didnt know there was so much hate for Johto.
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I didn't enjoy the Gen 2 starters as much as I hoped I would. The designs turned me off greatly. That's not to say that they weren't good in battle. It's just that their designs weren't as interesting as the other starters to me.
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