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Pokémon X & Pokémon Y The Kalos region awaits! Explore a new world, capture new Pokémon, and fight off Team Flare in one of the newer installments of the core Pokémon series.



View Poll Results: Pick a starter.
Chespin 322 30.96%
Fennekin 536 51.54%
Froakie 295 28.37%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 1040. You may not vote on this poll

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Old July 15th, 2013 (10:42 PM).
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Still Fire is winning again after all those 6 generations. I love Chespin only. Fox look alikes are not for my design..
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Old July 15th, 2013 (10:50 PM).
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I'm still going to go with Fennekin, despite all the other awesome Fire Types I've so far. I'll have to use them if and when I use Froakie.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (03:40 PM).
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I still don't know. I want to start with all 3 again like I did with BW, but I am only going to have 1 3ds. Honestly, I really like all 3, but my final choice will not be made till I see all the evo forms. I'll say Chespin, because he seems the most unique to me and because of the rumor about it's final form being Grass/Dark
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Old July 16th, 2013 (05:09 PM).
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As always, the Water-type always seems to be less popular but in most cases the Water starter's popularity surged upon their evolutions being revealed, and I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case with Froakie either.

But another possible topic I could continue in this thread. I remember back when I mentioned in the now-dead General Chat & Speculation that Team Flare are apparently Fire-type specialists so I think this might see a surge in Froakie usage, which according to TV Tropes is apparently an example of "Character Select Forcing".

Now as far as we know, the first Gym Leader is a Bug-type. Given this information I could see those who choose Chespin suffering the most. Even though Chespin does get Rollout I wouldn't be surprised if so many Grass weaknesses were present throughout the game like in Johto and to a lesser extent, Unova. And given Grant might be a Rock-type specialist, I could see Fennekin suffer a little at whatever point of the game he is battled, whereas Froakie will also have an advantage over him (and Chespin too).

Do you think this would have any effect on Fennekin's current 1st placing in the poll? Maybe it might see Froakie getting more votes? I'd also imagine Fennekin taking a hit in the popularity if it evolutions' appearance is not as appealing as the other two.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (05:44 PM). Edited July 16th, 2013 by Wobbu.
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Quote originally posted by Hikari10:
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As always, the Water-type always seems to be less popular but in most cases the Water starter's popularity surged upon their evolutions being revealed, and I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case with Froakie either.

But another possible topic I could continue in this thread. I remember back when I mentioned in the now-dead General Chat & Speculation that Team Flare are apparently Fire-type specialists so I think this might see a surge in Froakie usage, which according to TV Tropes is apparently an example of "Character Select Forcing".

Now as far as we know, the first Gym Leader is a Bug-type. Given this information I could see those who choose Chespin suffering the most. Even though Chespin does get Rollout I wouldn't be surprised if so many Grass weaknesses were present throughout the game like in Johto and to a lesser extent, Unova. And given Grant might be a Rock-type specialist, I could see Fennekin suffer a little at whatever point of the game he is battled, whereas Froakie will also have an advantage over him (and Chespin too).

Do you think this would have any effect on Fennekin's current 1st placing in the poll? Maybe it might see Froakie getting more votes? I'd also imagine Fennekin taking a hit in the popularity if it evolutions' appearance is not as appealing as the other two.
Spoiler'd because the post is right above this one.
It may affect some peoples' decisions, but I still picked Charmander despite being at a disadvantage against the first two gyms, and Team Aqua and Roxanne didn't stop me from picking Torchic in Sapphire. I've been a fan of Froakie since day one, and now it seems to be paying off. Even if Team Flare were a team that specialized in using grass-types and Viola specialized in using electric-types, I'd still pick Froakie. I can see where you're coming from, but this is just my opinion.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (06:08 PM).
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i still say Froakie looks better then Seismitoad evolution line(though i kinda liked Tympole)
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Old July 16th, 2013 (07:27 PM).
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If Froakie's last evolution is called Froaker, I will probably choose Frokie because it reminds me of Frogger. I think that is what that old game was called. In most cases I always end up picking water type for my first pokemon. Don't know why, was just always a habbit other than with Johto in which case I always choose Cyndaquil, reason being I never liked the other 2 very much.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (07:27 PM).
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Quote originally posted by jsziede:
It may affect some peoples' decisions, but I still picked Charmander despite being at a disadvantage against the first two gyms, and Team Aqua and Roxanne didn't stop me from picking Torchic in Sapphire. I've been a fan of Froakie since day one, and now it seems to be paying off. Even if Team Flare were a team that specialized in using grass-types and Viola specialized in using electric-types, I'd still pick Froakie. I can see where you're coming from, but this is just my opinion.
I agree. Gen I, I started with both Squirtle and Charmander. Didnt care of type advantage back then. I was young and naive. Still am. I even picked Torchic as well. You just have to train them better is all. Dont let type disadvantage screw your decision. I am typically a water trainer (was always a Misty fan) but wont let that stop me from beating the patootie out of my opponents with my Fennekin.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (11:07 PM).
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Well I think each gen (I can be wrong) that around the gym city you could catch a pokemon that was strong against the nearby gym.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (11:34 PM).
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Yup.For Brock you can catch mankey. For Misty you can catch Oddish/Bellsprout. For Lt.Surge Diglett etc. Cool signature BTW.
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Old July 17th, 2013 (05:40 AM).
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I might pick chespin because I rarely pick grass types, I get sick of always picking fire and water, sure they are strong but so is grass so idk.
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Old July 17th, 2013 (05:53 AM).
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I'm going to pick Froakie, I've always loved the water types. At first I thought froakie looked pretty derpy but now he looks very kick-butt and awesome I love chespin too he is adorable and if I ever get both games or play through mine over again I'll definitly choose him. I don't really like fennekin too much he looks very plain and reminds me too much of Zorua and Eevee, plus when they first came out all the fanart for fennekin and hardly any for chespin and froakie made me feel sick to the stomach.
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Old July 17th, 2013 (05:57 AM).
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I'll be picking Chespin. Fennekin's design looks pretty bland to me and I'm on the fence with Froakie at the moment.
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Old July 18th, 2013 (01:59 AM).
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I originally wanted Fennekin, but now I want Chespin, and Fennekin in the 3rd/sequel version.
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Old July 18th, 2013 (04:15 AM).
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I cant decide i usually get all 3 starters when ever i play Pokemon.
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Old July 18th, 2013 (11:24 AM).
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Froakie FTW! I've always started with water-types so no exception this gen. Plus I really do think his final evolution will be amazing. Fennekin doesn't really appeal to me, and neither does Chespin (although it'd be my second choice)...
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Old July 18th, 2013 (11:28 AM).
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IDK why but I just like the look of Froakie. Again, it's getting a lot of hate but still I like it.
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Old July 18th, 2013 (03:20 PM).
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I've always picked the grass or water, and I think it'll keep the pattern. Ive decided upon Chespin, so yeah. I'm interested in seeing especially Froakie's evolutions though.
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Old July 19th, 2013 (03:39 AM).
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My decision was never affected by what gyms where in the region.The main story is never hard.The hard part is after the League when you can go to the Battle Frontier and you might also want to play online.I always pick what i like the most in appearance.I might have voted Fenn but i regret that and i am gonna pick Chespin who is the unique one.
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Old July 19th, 2013 (04:38 AM).
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I never usually like the fire types but this time im going to have to go with Fennekin

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Old July 19th, 2013 (06:38 PM).
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Chespin seems so cool and energic!!! I will chose it when my first gameplay comes!!yayyyyyyyy
Chespin i wonder what i will name you.. hmmm...
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Old July 20th, 2013 (11:29 PM).
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Guys I have a dilemma (well not really I just wanna talk =P)

I'll be having a Pangoro (Fighting/Dark) and Malamar (Psychic/Dark) on my team. I really want to pick Chespin as my starter though - I always wanted to.

If I pick Chespin then I have 2 pokes on my team with 4X weakness to Bug (assuming Chespin's evo is Grass/Dark) and 3 Dark types.
Of course I could always train Honedge and Fletchling to balance that out.
I could also do a monotype run of Dark types as well. But I'd like to avoid that on my first run through a new game.

I could pick Fennekin to handle the bugs for me and have 2 Psychic types and 2 Dark types.
I think this is the most balanced pick of the three.

I could pick Froakie and have 2 Fighting types and 2 Dark Types, but I don't like that weakness to Flying.

Needless to say, Pangoro and Malamar is a great combination to cover the Fight-Dark-Psychic chain.
But anyone training these two like I will will be faced with the same dilemma as me and will have double of at least one type.

Is anybody else planning to train Pangoro and Malamar at the same time like me? If so, does this influence your starter pick?

This is all based on the assumption that the starters evos are Water/Fighting, Fire/Psychic, and Grass/Dark of course
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Old July 21st, 2013 (01:41 AM).
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i think i will be starting whith chespin this generation, i think i have an affinity to grass type; ofcourse I'll would like to get all the starters and train them.
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Old July 21st, 2013 (02:26 AM).
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At first glance, I thought Froakie was alright and the other two were real contenders for my choice, but it looks like this gen is going to be another where I box the starter after my first team capture. I do that for pretty much every region other than Hoenn, actually. I have just never found the starters to be too great. Hopefully, the evolutions of these will prove me wrong.

Way back when X and Y was introduced, I was completely convinced and set on Fennekin. Now, I'm even more content with the choice of Chespin. The fire fox is a bit too simple for my tastes, and like I said, I never even considered Froakie. The only way I would go back to Fennekin would be if Chespin's evolutions are extremely horrendous, ahaha.
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Old July 21st, 2013 (06:16 AM).
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In emerald I picked Torchic twice, once when it was my first pokemon game and once a few months ago when I got back into pokemon. I picked Piplup when I did diamond a few weeks ago because on my first playthrough I picked Chimchar. I picked Charmander in LeafGreen and Cyndaquil in SoulSilver, so I think I'll go with Chespin, mainly because he looks like he will be a grass/rock or grass/dark.
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