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Old September 4th, 2013 (03:16 AM). Edited September 4th, 2013 by Guy.
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So I was watching Pokemon Direct and you'll be having 2 Pokemons to start your journey with! First one is Froakie, chespin or ferrkin. Then when youeet the professor you have can choose another starter which is charmander bulbasuar and squirtle! Pretty bad ass !!!!!

edit: Which one will you choose!?
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They never said it was at the beginning. They said it was later. So like other Starter hand outs we may have to fulfill a requirement before we can get them.
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Oh idk? I heard different. O: I heard that once you met the professor you could choose your 2ND starter to join your journey from the beginning. P: But idk maybe I heard wrong lol.
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Oh idk? I heard different. O: I heard that once you met the professor you could choose your 2ND starter to join your journey from the beginning. P: But idk maybe I heard wrong lol.
Direct only said you get your in game starter from your friends. Sycamore gives you a Kanto Starter "Later". They didn't specifically say when he'd give you the starter. If we can go by the older games, you have to complete the region Pokedex in order to get the starter. If not there may be something else that you have to do.

Main site doesn't hint at anything out of the ordinary either. I see the misinterpretation written in front of me, but they don't say WHEN he gives them to you only that he doesn't give you your Kalos Starter. He gives you a Kanto Starter.

Maybe we can, maybe we can't. We'll have to find out when October rolls around.
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Direct only said you get your in game starter from your friends. Sycamore gives you a Kanto Starter "Later". They didn't specifically say when he'd give you the starter. If we can go by the older games, you have to complete the region Pokedex in order to get the starter. If not there may be something else that you have to do.
I doubt that we would receive the Kanto starters post-game (not saying that's what you think), but at least before the gym leader who specializes in mega evolution. It seems appropriate, they'd want us players to experience them at a suitable time.

So, my opinion, I'm guessing it'll be around the time you visit that gym leader you'd be able to get it, after all they're giving us a Torchic with a Blazikenite on release day, so I expect mega evolutions to be used frequently in-game.

They did mention that the trainer had to connect with their Pokemon before it can evolve though. Can that connection only be achieved by using Amie?
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Yea I'm pretty sure we will get them at the beginning
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I think we'll get them early on. Maybe slightly before or after the first gym. After the first gym imo sounds fine.
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Exactly. I mean you always meet the professor early on in the beginning of the game. They also did say that they wanted to us to "start" our journey with another pokemon. So I'm assuming they would want us to grow a bond with both early on.
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I'm going to assume the tradition for now because I just don't see them giving us the other starters at the beginning of the game. Its not unlike them to hype something that isn't available until post game.
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Handing out the Kanto starters in X and Y is probably going to be similar to getting ahold of either Pansage, Pansear, or Panpour in Black/White if you ask me..
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They said we get to pick so it won't be like we get the one that's weak against our starter like with the Monkey's.

@ Xander Well as you've said many times Gf are breaking with tradition, this could just be another example of it.
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Well if you look at the professors bio on the official website
Professor Sycamore is the top Pokémon researcher in the Kalos region. He entrusts you and your friends with Pokémon and sends you out on your big adventure!
So from the language it seems like we get them at the beginning
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Quote originally posted by Magmaruby and Aquasapphire:
They said we get to pick so it won't be like we get the one that's weak against our starter like with the Monkey's.

@ Xander Well as you've said many times Gf are breaking with tradition, this could just be another example of it.
Yes, but this is a minor thing that has been an end game achievement to completing a regional pokedex. If you get them early then they are saying there's no point to completing the pokedex. We also get to transfer at any time now thanks to the app so we'd be able to pull our Kanto Starters from Gen 5 games anyway.

I just do not see this being before the end game. Don't have to agree with me, but my track record right now is pretty high with guessing what's going on in X and Y. This doesn't give me any authority, but this is just how I feel about it and so far everything I've had a strong feeling about has been accurate.

I was the only one supporting GTS/Online Transfer Method which is exactly what we got. I'm going to gloat about it for once because that was a 1 in a million chance of getting right. Doesn't mean I'll be right about everything, but since my gut feelings have all been correct so far, I have to follow what's been right so far.

So, I feel that we won't get them at the beginning of the game. Simply because its how I feel. There's nothing official that states when we get them only how we get them and how we get them is pretty much the same as how we always got them in the older games. The regional Professor gives them to us "Later".


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Well if you look at the professors bio on the official website
Professor Sycamore is the top Pokémon researcher in the Kalos region. He entrusts you and your friends with Pokémon and sends you out on your big adventure!
So from the language it seems like we get them at the beginning
Those Pokemon would be Froakie, Fennekin, and Chespin. How do you think Trevor would have gotten his hands on them? XD He got them from the professor with the Pokedexes to hand out to his friends and you the MC. That statement has been there since he was first revealed and its well known that the Professor supplies the region with its starters.
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Handing out the Kanto starters in X and Y is probably going to be similar to getting ahold of either Pansage, Pansear, or Panpour in Black/White if you ask me..
I guess it does sorta remind me of how you get one of the monkeys in B/W. The reason you get the monkey in those games (Pansage, Pansear or Panpour) is to help you deal with the Striaton Gym who uses a type advantage on your Unova starter. However, the Kanto starter in this case can actually be chosen by you, unlike how with the monkeys you get the one weak to your starter. But still nice to see that you can get a second starter in the game!

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I'm going to assume the tradition for now because I just don't see them giving us the other starters at the beginning of the game. Its not unlike them to hype something that isn't available until post game.
I think you two have some interesting thoughts there, I know most games that offered you starters from other regions (like a Kanto starter and Hoenn starter in HG/SS and a Johto starter in Emerald) mainly had to have specific requirements met, and also obviously beating the main story. I could see that happening with Bulbasaur/Charmander/Squirtle in X/Y as well but the fact the video only mentioned "later" makes this a mystery. Game Freak has been breaking a few traditions lately so no surprise if they do it again with something like this.

As for the Kanto starter Megas' abilities... Venusaur getting Thick Fat was a bit disappointing but it can come in handy for softening that Fire and Ice weakness it has. Blastoise's one is a new ability that powers up certain attacks, but I'm not sure what ones at this stage. Charizard getting Drought means its Fire attacks will hit for insane damage, maybe not as much as Solar Power when used in the sun but still it will be very strong. I'll probably be taking Bulbasaur on my first playthrough since I settled on Froakie for my Water-type, otherwise I would have taken Squirtle.
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You know, they could always offer the Kanto starters early on and later have the Johto, Hoenn, and/or Sinnoh starters available post-game.

Also, spinning the topic a bit, but which Kanto starter is everyone going to choose!?
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You know, they could always offer the Kanto starters early on and later have the Johto, Hoenn, and/or Sinnoh starters available post-game.

Also, spinning the topic a bit, but which Kanto starter is everyone going to choose!?
Charmander, because it's a reptile... and awesome!! :D
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You know I just realized that the male rivals (not counting Callum) will proably get the Kanto starters you don't... Sana and opposite sex rival (Callum or Serena) will get the Kalos one's you didn't pick. While the guys will get the Kanto one's you don't...if so then I see us getting them pretty early.

Also @ Xander I remember other people also being behind the online transfer theory (I'm not one though I did consider the possibly, I was mostly for an app which sort of happened...but not the way I or others supporting the app theory had thought), so it doesn't seem proper to say you were the only one supporting it...
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Quote originally posted by Artemis:
You know, they could always offer the Kanto starters early on and later have the Johto, Hoenn, and/or Sinnoh starters available post-game.

Also, spinning the topic a bit, but which Kanto starter is everyone going to choose!?
Definitely going for Venusaur. Thick Fat is such an extremely useful ability for it, and I'm glad it has it. No leftovers might kill it a bit, but it has Growth + Giga Drain. Plus, assuming that there are stat boosts associated with these Megaevos, it'll probably end up bulkier as a result. Seems awesome. n_n
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Haven't decided...Venusaur looks promising...Kinda want Squirtle because its Water and I love Water. Starting with Froakie....Getting the Torchic from Download...IF I get three starters OMG I won't know what to do with myself....so conflicted cause I want the third to be grass, but I love Water types and always start with a Water Starter and don't want to miss out on Squirtle, but at the same time Charizard is Dragon like...more so now with its Mega Evolution...I love Dragons as much as I love Water types....>.< Gen 1 was the only generation I have ever had a lot of trouble picking my starter and they just did this to give me hell in Gen 6! >.<
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I'm stuck between Squirtle and Bulbasaur...good thing I have time to think about it.
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I'd go with Charmander. No telling how the Mega Evoloution would be on a Charizard xD. Pretty epic I'm sure.
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Quote originally posted by Magmaruby and Aquasapphire:
Also @ Xander I remember other people also being behind the online transfer theory (I'm not one though I did consider the possibly, I was mostly for an app which sort of happened...but not the way I or others supporting the app theory had thought), so it doesn't seem proper to say you were the only one supporting it...
I was the one to bring up the possibility which everyone else rode off as not likely to happen. I kept pushing it as a possibility though everyone else in the convo kept saying it would just be an app or they'd fix game to game transfers. I was the only one supporting the online transfer method while everyone else was arguing over how the App would work.

Giving thought to it doesn't support it. It was easily dismissed by majority of the people in the original discussion with me bringing it back up. So it is accurate to say I was the only one supporting it. If others mentioned support, I apologize for not seeing your posts, really, but I was the one arguing for it's support as opposed to just the app.
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Haven't decided...Venusaur looks promising...Kinda want Squirtle because its Water and I love Water. Starting with Froakie....Getting the Torchic from Download...IF I get three starters OMG I won't know what to do with myself....so conflicted cause I want the third to be grass, but I love Water types and always start with a Water Starter and don't want to miss out on Squirtle, but at the same time Charizard is Dragon like...more so now with its Mega Evolution...I love Dragons as much as I love Water types....>.< Gen 1 was the only generation I have ever had a lot of trouble picking my starter and they just did this to give me hell in Gen 6! >.<
I know how you feel Xander, that tough decision. Assuming my wi-fi works well with my 3DS XL so I can get that Torchic, it's safe to assume that I might have my Grass/Fire/Water team slots taken up entirely by starters, something I have never done before. I always tend to start with the Water-types too, so that's why I'm going on the Froakie route like you, and while I do like Squirtle it would make my team a bit redundant. I think my Kanto starter should take up my Grass slot, that being Bulbasaur.

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You know, they could always offer the Kanto starters early on and later have the Johto, Hoenn, and/or Sinnoh starters available post-game.

Also, spinning the topic a bit, but which Kanto starter is everyone going to choose!?
Yeah I could see this too. They should have some way to obtain other regions' starters in postgame or something.

And I think I know the Kanto starter I'm choosing. I'm going with Bulbasaur!
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Oh no I'm also thinking of getting Charmander now to get three fire types...as I said in the 40 day thread, time to spend the next 38 or so days deciding which one I'll pick...
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Apparently we receive the starters from Professor Sycamore in Lumiouse City, which to me looks like the third/fourth city maybe?
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