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Advance 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.

View Poll Results: Who is your Favorite R/S/E starter Pokémon?
Mudkip 51 41.13%
Treecko 43 34.68%
Torchic 30 24.19%
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Old November 13th, 2013 (11:24 AM).
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so i herd you leik mudkips!!

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Old November 13th, 2013 (12:08 PM).
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Torchic > Treecko > Mudkip

Torchic was my first Hoehn starter, and I usually pick it over the others, unless I'm doing multiple runs in a short period, so I want to play with the others too.

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Old November 13th, 2013 (3:13 PM).
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1. Torchic
2. Mudkip
3. Treeko

Torchic is always my favorite, because dang is it adorable, and its a beast for stats.
Mudkip is adorable and has an amazing look in its final evolution.
Treeko, I guess I never sucessfuly played with, and got bored.
(By the way- I used each type for each version, Torchic:Ruby Mudkipapphire Emerald:Treeko )
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Treeko because I love geckos!
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Old November 15th, 2013 (9:15 PM).
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Treecko, it was the first Grass Starter I picked on my first run through and it was a gecko and I liked geckos at them time. I still would pick Treecko over the others because of it's design.

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Old November 17th, 2013 (12:59 PM).
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I'm really tied between all three of them. Treecko was my first, Torchic and its line are badasses, and Mudkip is the best to take on the gym leaders.

I chose Torchic simply because I like him the most at the moment. ;)
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Old November 17th, 2013 (1:31 PM).
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Mudkip for me. I've always liked water starters, and I also liked how Swampert had ground typing in addition to water. I enjoyed using Quagsire in Gold (can't remember exactly how I ended up adding him to my team--I think I needed a surfer and didn't want to stick Surf onto my existing water-type starter for some reason), and Swampert seemed like a stronger version of that Quagsire.
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I usually go with torchic because in my personal experience the beginning is easier with a fire type, though I love either one of them, really!
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My favorite is Treecko. It was my first Pokemon (because Sapphire was the first game I ever played) and it is the only Grass starter I have ever chosen.
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Old November 20th, 2013 (4:16 PM).
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I picked Treecko. I honestly don't know why because I never picked a grass type before, but it was totally worth it.
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Old November 20th, 2013 (9:42 PM).
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Old December 3rd, 2013 (11:32 AM).
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Which is your favorite?

Torchick - Combusken - Blaziken

Treeko - Grovyle - Sceptile

Mudkip - Marshtomp - Swampert

Feel free to post your favorite!

P.S.---> Mine is Mudkip!

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Old December 3rd, 2013 (12:24 PM).
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So I heard you like mudkipz...

On a more serious note, I'd have to go with treecko.

This thread is kind of similar to which one is the best... really think you should have put up a poll though.
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My favorite would have to be Blaziken. Not only was it good-looking, but it was also able to pretty nicely when battling. In Emerald, I had beaten the league about four to fives with only this Pokémon. It was pretty hard, but still did it. I'm a big fan of its pre-evolved forms as well, Combuskin and Torchic. Aside from Blaziken, I also like Swampert's line. And my third favorite is Sceptile. (:
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Old December 4th, 2013 (1:10 AM).
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Though there aren't many Grass type Pokemon that I like, Treecko and family are easily one of my favorites, and definitely my favorite of the three starters in Hoenn. In fact, my Sceptile was one of only 2 Pokemon that I managed to beat the Master Rank Pokemon contests with, and the only Pokemon I had beat the Elite Four multiple times.
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Old December 4th, 2013 (1:35 AM).
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Treecko for me! Best starter I ever had. I hate evolving it to Sceptile.
Grovyle looks much better, don't you just agree? :3

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Torchic is my favorite because it's a fire type chicken that evoles into Blaziken an awesome fire/fighting chicken.
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It evolves into Combusken starting at level 16, which evolves into Blaziken starting at level 36.
Along with Treecko and Mudkip, Torchic is one of three starter Pokémon of Hoenn available at the beginning of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. And i like it tooo much. Cause Torchic is a small, chick Pokémon with stubby, downy, yellow wings. Its body is covered with orange feathers. There is an orange and yellow crest on its head that resembles a flame. Its two thin legs and short beak of are a light brownish yellow, and the feet have three toes in front and one in the back. A male Torchic will have a small black speck on its rear that is not present in females.
Somewhere in its belly, this Pokémon has a place where it keeps a flame. This internal flame causes Torchic to feel warm if hugged. When attacked, it will shoot fireballs of 1,800 degrees F at its foes, leaving them scorched black. It dislikes darkness, as it cannot see its surroundings. Torchic will follow its Trainer with unsteady steps. While Torchic is rarely found in the wild, it is known to inhabit grasslands. it has a very good And cute design.


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Old December 4th, 2013 (8:03 AM).
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Treeko - Grovyle - Sceptile

I hate Blaziken, his pre-evolution looks like an actual chicken and although he's good in terms of battling, I think Sceptile is better (for me).

Sceptile looks awesome, I think Grovyle looks amazing, and it was my first choice when I first played Emerald!
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Old December 4th, 2013 (11:00 PM).
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I used to love Sceptile. But now I don't like it as much as I used to.

I love Mudkip. It's my favorite water starter out of them all. It's cute and what's not to like about it? xD
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Old December 5th, 2013 (4:12 AM).
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shouldn't eevee, umbreon, espeon flareon, jolteon & vaporeon count towards being starters of the 3ed gen? they where the starters of coliseum & XD: gale of darkness. if so i choose these 2 as the best starters.

if not then its this one

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Old December 5th, 2013 (5:07 AM).
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My favourite is Mudkip. When it evolves into Swampert, it's a total beast with Surf, Ice Beam, Earthquake and Grass Knot. Plus, its Water/Ground weakness means only a 4x weakness to Grass, but that's not a problem as Swampert won't be staying in for any grass-type anyways lol.
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Old December 5th, 2013 (5:16 AM).
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Most of the time, I choose a water-type Pokemon as my starter. But when it comes to R/S/E, I'd go for a Torchic simply because I like Blaziken.
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Old December 5th, 2013 (7:56 PM).
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I liked each one better at different stages of their evolutions.

1st evo - Mudkip
2nd evo - Grovyle
3rd evo - Blaziken
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