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View Poll Results: Which was your favorite in-game starter from Gen 1?
Bulbasaur 18 21.43%
Charmander 32 38.10%
Squirtle 20 23.81%
Pikachu 14 16.67%
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Old July 10th, 2013 (10:14 AM).
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Back in the Gen 1 day, we had 4 Pokemon that we could start our journeys with. I've heard a lot about your favorite starters battling-wise, but what was your favorite starter in-game? Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, or Pikachu?
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Old July 10th, 2013 (10:24 AM).
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fire is the best so I say Charmander
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Old July 10th, 2013 (08:39 PM).
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Bulbasaur is the only starter that you don't have a good alternative to. There no better grass pokemon out there then Bulbasaur's fully evolved form.
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Old July 11th, 2013 (11:49 AM).
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Wow I'm surprised no votes for Charmander yet lol I'd have to say Bulbasaur was just a bausss.
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Venusaur, because you can spam Razor Leaf and always get a critical hit.
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Water-type Blastoise which I love and always choose as my starter in 1st gen games. It's really powerfull and as Gary's best pokemon impressed me a lot in the anime.
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Old July 14th, 2013 (11:48 AM).
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Squirtle for me! It was my very first Pokemon ever and always will be special. It is the reason I got into Pokemon.
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Venusaur > Pikachu > Charizard > Blastoise

I actually really like all of them, except blastoise!
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I would usually choose Charmander for my adventures in Kanto, so I would go with Charmander.
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I picked squirtle on Blue

but i always thought havin pikachu follow ya on yellow was supertight
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I had to pick Pikachu because I only had Yellow version.
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Old August 10th, 2013 (07:39 AM).
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Bulbasaur has always been solid for me. Strong against the first three gyms, all those status moves, evolves early, can't beat it.
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pikachu as the best pokemon
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Old August 13th, 2013 (07:46 PM).
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Bulbasaur. He sort of reminded me of a pet, and when I was 9 it appealed to me because I had a dog. Charmander didn't look too friendly and I just never even considered Squirtle. As I replayed the game, I realized I didn't like any other grass Pokemon. I believe someone else already stated this, but there weren't really any that impressed me. I had other water (Gyarados) and fire (Magmar) Pokemon I liked, but a high level Vileplume was never on my "want" list. Also, even though I'm not a fan of the Eeveelutions, Flareon and Vaporeon were other options to Squirtle and Charmander.
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Bulbasaur. It's actually the only dual type basic starter which is pretty cool, having grass/poison. Leech seed proved to be very helpful in difficult situations, and acted as an emergency health item, if you're running out of potions. A combination of sleep powder, and leech seed grants free turns of healing, which you would mostly need during your kanto quest.

//offtopic: My interest in bulbasaur was more of during a battle in a different generation (competitive), and when I went back to play the original rby, only then did it pique my interest that bulbasaur was indeed my starter of choice.

it has advantages on the first gyms as well, so it wouldn't be difficult to train it in anticipation of the tougher challenges.
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I always used to pick Charmander as a kid because I just thought Charizard was the coolest thing ever. lol

But now that I'm a lot more experienced and understand the games better, I have to go with Bulbasaur. I believe he is the most practical option not only because he's strong against the first few gyms, but also because he's part poison, which prevents him from getting poisoned.
And I think he's a total cutie pie.

I'm not a big fan of most of the Gen 1 Grass types, so nowadays I tend to go with Bulbasaur because I actually like him and his evolutions a lot.
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I see how Bulbasaur is leading but I always Felt that Charmander was the best I mean Cmon It evolves Into a CHARIZARD
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Well, I only had Yellow, so I got really attached to that Pikachu, even if it couldn't evolve.
I know he isn't the best, but it's my favourite of all the Gen I starters x)
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Quote originally posted by BubbleBeams:
I always used to pick Charmander as a kid because I just thought Charizard was the coolest thing ever. lol

But now that I'm a lot more experienced and understand the games better, I have to go with Bulbasaur. I believe he is the most practical option not only because he's strong against the first few gyms, but also because he's part poison, which prevents him from getting poisoned.
This is the exact same way I felt about it both then and now. Nothing beat having a Charizard as a kid, and it was easily one of my favorite Pokemon. Now though, even though I don't really like Venusaur, I'd still choose it over the other two because of how useful it is, and that there are plenty other (and arguably better) Fire and Water Pokemon to choose from.
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Squirtle of Course!!! Even though it's look weak, Squirtle can learn Counter and the ultimate move Hydro Cannon. It's Good for battling Brock and Blaine too, But maybe not the Gym in Celadon City (Forgot her name) and LT.Surge Gym . After it evolved into Wartortle then Blastoise It's power is powerful enough to Beat a Gym Alone

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I adore both Bulbasaur and Squirtle.. so hard to choose. Will go with Squirtle though since Wartortle is one of my favorite starters and was so useful in R/B/Y. :) Pikachu is cute too though!
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Charizard looks like the coolest in my opinion, though Venusaur and Blastoise look nice as well. It was kind of difficult picking the best.
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pikachu but charmander was good we need a yellow remake
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Out of Gen 1 I only had Yellow. But my favourite has always been Charmander!
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