View Full Version : Preferred starter Pokémon type?

January 28th, 2006, 12:49 AM
In each Pokémon game you are given 3 choices between a Grass, Fire and Water type to start out your journey.

Of course there was the unique instant in Pokémon Yellow where you only could start out with Pikachu but beyond that which type do you prefer to start out with in any game or all games in general.

For me I prefer to start with whatever the Fire type starter is for the game.

I do find some people often will choose whichever type by which one will have an advantage over whatever the initial Gym Leaders are to progress easier in the beginning.

But me personally I like a challenge and stick with the Fire type even if the first few Gym Leaders may give me a harder time. Like how choosing Charmander will be a harder beginning in LF/FR and the originals but hey I like my Fire types.

January 28th, 2006, 12:54 AM
I first used to choose Squirtle in the Red & Blue games, then in G/S/C I always chose Cyndaquil or Chikorita, and in R/S/E, I chose Torchic, but now I wish I chose Treecko, because Grovyle's cool!

Well, I guess it's pretty random, of what I chose, but I wouldn't mind starting out with a Ghost type..

January 28th, 2006, 3:09 AM
I allways seem to start of with fire type pkmn, though in R/S/E I sometimes choose Mudkip (if I decide to start a new game).
I just seem to like Fire starters more then the others o.o

Dragonite Tamer
January 28th, 2006, 4:08 AM
I have always chosen the fire starter first, although on new games I like to chose different starters.

The Fallen
January 28th, 2006, 9:21 AM
I usually start with fire types because they usually have moves I like and look the best.

January 28th, 2006, 9:52 AM
The grass starters have and always will be my favourites. Meganium and Venusaur both have good defencive qualities and Sceptile can do pretty darn much damage pretty darn fast. Their appearance however, is the reason I like them more than the others. Sure Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Mudkip, Swampert, Charmander, Charmeleon, Cyndaquil and Quilava are cute, but Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Chikorita, Bayleef and Meganium are just so darn adorable ^_^ Treecko and Sceptile are one of the few Pokémon I actually think are cool and Grovyle is just so adorable just like Bulbasaur, Ivysaur etc...

So yea... my vote goes for grass.

January 28th, 2006, 9:57 AM
I am a sucker for grass types, so in B/R I would always pick Bulbasaur, but sometimes I would pick Chartmander, in G/S/C, I would usually pick Chikorita, and nothing else, and in R/S I would always pick Mudkip, a change in my usual starter type. I would like it if they let you start with a Psychic type wouldn't it??

Imagination Ninja
January 28th, 2006, 12:53 PM
The fire types starters all ways seem to be my choice except in pokemon crystal i chose chikorita, but in most pokemon games i choose a fire type like a started with a charmander on firered , because i love charmander and its final evolved form charizard is cool!. now on emerald i started with a torchic. i just seem to like fire starters more.

January 28th, 2006, 12:58 PM
My preferred starter is Pikachu...It's powerful, fast, and WHO doesn't LOVE pikachu? ^^;

I think they shoulda made a GBA remake of Pokémon Yellow...but that's just me...

January 28th, 2006, 2:19 PM
Well, it looks like the concessus is that Fire types are the preferred starter Pokémon type with Grass type following just behind.

My preferred starter is Pikachu...It's powerful, fast, and WHO doesn't LOVE pikachu? ^^;

I think they shoulda made a GBA remake of Pokémon Yellow...but that's just me...
Well, that isn't what I asked in the thread as I asked which is the preferred type out the the choices Fire, Grass and Water.

And ya I like to see a remake of Yellow.

Baker's Bulbasaur
January 28th, 2006, 2:32 PM
well i play through the games so many times i tend to start with each type at least 3 times lol.
but thinking back, the first time i ever played red/blue i chose bulbasaur, gold/silver i chose chikorita, ruby/saphire treecko.

What can i say, I'm Mr Grass Pokemon Trainer :)

January 28th, 2006, 3:17 PM
I always use water type pokemon.

It is easier in the begining but toward the end of the game it gets rougher.

I always choose water type pokemon becuase two of the three pokemon are on my top 20 favorite pokemon list.

Blastoise is my fourth ^^^

January 28th, 2006, 8:22 PM
I always choose water type in the first verson I get (except ruby, I got torchic). Like for example, I got gold before silver, I got todidile in gold, then cyndaquil in silver. I usualy pick water first, fire second, and grass last (because grass pokemon are weak to like almost everything).

January 29th, 2006, 4:18 AM
Well, In the red and blue games, i always start off with the fire types, but in yellow i was very happy with pikachu, In the newer games i have always started with the grasss types so i don't know really, probably fire or grass are my favorites.

January 29th, 2006, 4:49 AM
I prefer fire, but liked Treecko more than the other starters for R/S/E.

January 29th, 2006, 5:18 AM
The only Pokemon type I've ever started with was fire. I have NEVER chosen a different type.

January 29th, 2006, 5:21 AM
I like to pick either what pokemon looks coolest. But like the second time I play, I usually pick the one that is strongest against the first gym leader.

January 29th, 2006, 5:35 AM
I normally go with the water type. Though sometimes I will pick the fire type. I've only picked the grass type of a game once (Bulbasaur in Leaf Green) and I don't like picking them, I find them too weak. Though I will pikc the grass type occasionally if I want a challenge

Space Guard
January 29th, 2006, 7:12 AM
I pick mine at random. I liked Pokémon Yellow as you could get all 3 starters. (I recently went on it and thought that I had entered a timemachine :laugh:)

January 29th, 2006, 7:32 AM
I don't have a preferred type. On R/B/FR/LG, I choose Charmander because I like him and Charizard is one of my favourite Pokemon. On G/S/C, I don't really favour any one of them, but never choose Chikorita. I hate grass types! On R/S/E, I prefer Mudkip because Marshstomp is one of my fave Pokemon also.

January 29th, 2006, 7:51 AM
I usually take the fire type starter, because I love fire pokemon.

[Paper Wings]
January 29th, 2006, 8:28 AM
Like most people, I go straight for the Fire-Type everytime I get my hands on a version for the first time; Cyndquil, Charmander... Except in Ruby and Emerald. Torchic? Fire/Fighting? BLASPHEMY! So I chose Treeko instead. And because lizards are cute.

I'd love to start off with a Cyndaquil again, though. I absolutely love Typhlosions. <3

Crystal Clair
January 29th, 2006, 8:59 AM
My type kept switching. In a way, it was nice to eventually experience three different type starters. I chose Squirtle in the old games and FRLG, Chikorita in GSC and Torchic in RSE (even though I only have Ruby)
I guess I dont shoot for a certain element, I kinda go for the best-looking and the cutest.

January 29th, 2006, 9:01 AM
I normally go with water. Occasionally I'll go with the grass type, but it's usually water.

January 29th, 2006, 12:30 PM
I starting with water (except RSE, which I usually go with Torchic :3).
Water is usually pretty good with teh first gym leaders, and you have a Pokemon that knows Surf by the time you get it. *has to have a water Pokemon or else she goes insane XD*

After that, I'd say grass. I like the grass starters ^^;

Shiny Meganium
January 29th, 2006, 12:44 PM
On each game generation I have started with a different type...

Gold- Grass
Ruby- Water
FireRed/Red- Fire

February 5th, 2006, 5:42 PM
I prefer water, but sometimes I like to go with grass, never Fire though.

February 5th, 2006, 6:27 PM
i started with Torchic in pokemon emerald and Cydaquil(after you get 200 pokemon in your Hoenn dex go to Prof.Birch and he'll ask you if you want a Todaile,Chickorita or Cydaquil(your rival happens to be there aswell)

February 9th, 2006, 5:16 PM
fire all the way. altho I do sometimes choose water types sometimes. but Fire starters are really cool and I would pefer Vapereon as my water type. (the only exception I always go for water type is in XD, gale of darkness)

February 9th, 2006, 6:07 PM
Water I suppose.I've always found the water types with less disadvantages,much the less in the Kanto and Hoenn games the first gym leader would have a disadvantage O_o

More than that,the water types are the kawaii ones <3

February 9th, 2006, 6:35 PM
Lessee...for Kanto, I'd choose Charmander. For Johto, I'd choose Chikorita. For Hoenn, I'd choose Torchic (and never evolve it. Blaziken looks like a disfigured disco guy o_O). It differs each generation; I tend to lean on the fire side majority of the time. Although..if there was such a thing as a Pichu for a starter, I'd *so* go with that one. <3

February 9th, 2006, 6:38 PM
I always use water. You could breeze through the game because water is such a balanced type and because the water starter always tends to have balanced stats. You could breeze through the game if you choose water because it is good against a lot of gym leaders. And because I just like water Pokemon in general. :)

February 9th, 2006, 7:13 PM
Lets see hmmmmm water type pokemon

February 9th, 2006, 7:20 PM

If the starter is a bird, I will choose it even if it sucks because I <3 birds. I tend to choose fire even though the game is biased towards them. In Blue I chose Bulbasaur, but I chose Cyndaquil in Gold, Torchic in Ruby, and Charmander in Leaf Green.


February 10th, 2006, 4:13 PM
Water does have less weaknesses and it was easy in the Johto and Hoenn region with the water starters

Twilight Itachi X
February 11th, 2006, 5:51 PM
I like fire type starters, but on R/S/E, I started to like Treecko.