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Old April 2nd, 2011 (5:11 AM).
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You know the ones I'm talking about! Those little ones at the beginning of the game, which are quite a nuisance later on, since they give poor experience when you need it the most. Every region have them, the Pokemon where one makes a fine HM slave and then other makes a decent comrade early in the game. From the Pidgey and Rattata of Kanto and Johto, to the Patrat and Lillipup of Unova. They've all got them, and you must either love or hate them.

Love them or hate them?

Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?

Do you ever use them, for any reason?
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Old April 2nd, 2011 (5:19 AM).
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Love them or hate them?
I love Pidgey and evos, Sentret and Furret, Linoone and Pidove. I mostly disdain the rest for being annoying and generic.
Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?
It would have to be either Pidgey or Furret. Furret is just pure awesomeness and Pidgey's eyes were just adorable in its Pokemon Red and Blue sprite.
Do you ever use them, for any reason?
I do tend to use the beginning birds as they tend to grow up to be quite strong. Especially Staraptor who can dominate with Brave Bird and Close Combat.
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Old April 2nd, 2011 (5:25 AM).
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I love the Pidgey, Taillow and Starly families, because they are beautiful and strong. Pidove is surprisingly weak, I won't make the mistake of using an Unfezant again.

I love Rattata for nostalgia reasons, Sentret also. But I'd never use either of them. Zigzagoon and Poochyena I also like but would never use.

Patrat bugs the hell out of me, but Lillipup I've heard can become quite the powerhouse, so I intend to use him later on.
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Love them or hate them?
I hate Rattata and Bidoof. The others, I don't mind, though I don't really "love" any of them.
Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?
Pidgey and its evos.
Do you ever use them, for any reason?
Usually just Pidgey and its evos (see above). Pidgeot was my Flyer in Soul Silver.
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    Love them or hate them?
    I like Starly, Lilipup, Pidgey, Bidoof, and Pidove. The rest suck.
    Favorite out of these pesky Pokemon?
    Starly. Never before was a starling so badass.
    Did you ever use them, for any reason?
    I've used Staraptor and Pidgeot as a fighter and as a flyer.
    I've used Stoutland as a fighter.
    I once used Raticate and Bibarel as fighters.
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    Old April 2nd, 2011 (7:42 AM).
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    Love them or hate them?
    I love the Pidgeys & Rattata's that always jump out at you

    Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?
    Pidgey <3


    Do you ever use them, for any reason?
    I sometimes use Pidgey for Fly, or use one in my actual team who later evolves to Pidgeot
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    Old April 2nd, 2011 (7:56 AM).
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      Love them or hate them?
      Hate most of them. Mainly the rodents... Zigzagoon was cool though, but Linoone was not.

      Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?
      Pidgey, Pidove, Starly (so, the birds)

      Do you ever use them, for any reason?
      Yes. The birds make good fly slaves. And good battlers.
      The rodents, nah. May use Watchog for mean look though...
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      Old April 2nd, 2011 (8:16 AM).
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      Love them or hate them?
      Why would I hate them? That'd be mean. They never did anything wrong. :< But Bidoof and Starly are the most annoying.

      Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?
      FURRET FURRET FURRET FURRET FURRET IDC IF IT'S THE EVOLVED FORM OF ONE FURRRRRRRRRET!!! n_______n

      Do you ever use them, for any reason?
      I has Furret. :o I also use the Lillipup line, I've used Noctowl, I've used Pidgeot, Staraptor, etc. I usually use them because I like the design or something. I believe that you can make any Pokemon a good battler in-game. :)
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        My love or hate for them really depends of the pokemon. I've always been a fan of zigzagoon just because of its appearance and personality while the more recent generic pokes like patrat don't get much love. My favorite early pokes are probably zigzagoon, tailow and evos, and pidgey and evos. The early normal/flying birds are always a relaible option to train in the game.
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          Oh, god I can't stand them. Rattata, Zigzagoon, Patrat, even the Bug Pokemon like Caterpie and Weedle: if they were wiped off the face of the Pokemon earth, I for one wouldn't bat an eyelid.

          Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?
          I suppose, for nostalgic reasons, Pidgey and its evolutions are the most tolerable: at least they can Fly, as opposed to the Rattatas of the world. Hoothoot also.

          Do you ever use them, for any reason?
          Before I knew better, I probably used a Pidgey and kept it towards the end. But, this definitely was before I knew better!
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            I don't mind them really. Except Bidoof and Patrat. Never Bidoof or Patrat. Ever.
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            Old April 2nd, 2011 (11:21 AM). Edited April 2nd, 2011 by champagnepapi.
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            Love them or hate them?

            As much as I hate (most of) their designs, they're classics and we all need a Pokemon to attack with the "regional derp" joke. I can't imagine Pokemon without a rat, a bird and a bug, distributed to the early-game areas of each region.

            Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?

            It would have to be Starly. It's p cute, and it evolves into the majestic Staraptor, which can use Close Combat, for crying out loud.

            Do you ever use them, for any reason?

            Doing lots of Nuzlockes, I believe I've used a fair amount of these derps. I can recall using Pidgey, Rattata, Weedle, Sentret, Hoothoot, Spinarak, Zigzagoon, Bidoof (as an HM slave) Starly, Pidove, Patrat and Sewaddle, if it were to count.
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              I don't mind them really. Except Bidoof and Patrat. Never Bidoof or Patrat. Ever.

              Agreed...although I can deal with Patrat more...its his evolution I'm not too fond of.
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                Love them or hate them?
                Don't care at all.

                Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?
                I don't really like any of them too much. I like Sentret and Starly.

                Do you ever use them, for any reason?
                HM slaves, sometimes I take a Sentret and put it on my team.
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                  Love them or hate them?

                  Depends which ones we're talking about. The Heonn ones were perfect (I love them!), the Kanto ones made me puke (except for the Caterpie line and Kakuna and Beedril--they were all nice, except Weedle), the Jhotos were also nice but lacked creativity, the Sinnoh birds were HORRIBLE (Bidoof is underrated), and the Unova gang was respectable.
                  Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?

                  WURMPLE...TAILLOW...ZIGZAGOON...THE CALL OF HEONN...AND THE UNOVA BUGS!!!
                  Do you ever use them, for any reason?

                  Outside of Heonn, Jhoto and Unova...NEVER.
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                  Old April 2nd, 2011 (2:27 PM).
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                  Love them or hate them?
                  Oh, god I can't stand them. Rattata, Zigzagoon, Patrat, even the Bug Pokemon like Caterpie and Weedle: if they were wiped off the face of the Pokemon earth, I for one wouldn't bat an eyelid.
                  If you EVER say anything bad about my Caterpie or Weedle again, I will end you. END YOU.

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                    Love them or hate them?

                    Most of the flying-type annoyers (ie; Pidgey, Starly (Staraptor destroys like nothing else), Tailow) become Pokebros unless a replacement is better (ie; Skarmory in RSE is the best choice for a flying-type on your team, should you have the patience to find him; Archeops is my main man in B&W, since my neighbor claimed rights for using Braviary in our weekly link battles). The normal-type annoyers (ie; Zigzagoon (his name sounds like something a Jamaican would spout off whilist high as ****), Rattata (TOP PERCENTAGE MOTHER****ERS), Sentret (the one whose evo was ripped off by Linoone), and Patrat) become HM Slaves, except for Sentret, who never shows up for me during the beginning of the game in my copies of Silver or SoulSilver.

                    Do you ever use them?

                    Already stated above, but, on a sidenote, Beautifly or Dustox is always a team member in Emerald, but is usually dropped (with a heavy heart) after beating Flannery; and Beedrill is always a good addition to my team in Silver or SoulSilver, should I have a Cyndaquil who needs a team member as badass as him to back him up.

                    For a reason?

                    I think I already stated that.

                    This was a nice questionaire! Thanks for throwing it out there!

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                    Love them or hate them?: I'm not very fond of them, but I use them until I get the Pokemon I want later on in the story.

                    Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?:
                    Starly and Lillipup

                    Do you ever use them, for any reason?:
                    See above answer. I also use Starly for Staraptor's ability to learn Close Combat and as my flier.
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                      Uggggghh. On some games I use one. Such as my pidove or starly.other than catching that first one, they are incredibly annoying. Such as when you want to get through somewhere quick or get good training.
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                        Love them or hate them?
                        i like sentret, bidoof, patrat, zigzagoon and starly. ratatta, tailow, and pidove piss me off

                        Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?
                        sentret, starly, zigzagoon, lilipup, and patrat

                        Do you ever use them, for any reason?
                        use them sometimes, but they don't last
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                        I really love those generic pokemons. I love to make them my HM slave that is. My favorite of them all are both Patrat and Lillipup. They are simply adorable especially Lillipup.
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                          I love the majority of them, except ones like Zubat / Geodude who are ALWAYS THERE.

                          Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?

                          Taillow <3

                          Do you ever use them, for any reason?

                          Yes, either I use them (usually the birds) to be a member of my team, or to train them up till they evolve and therefore add them to my pokédex. Sometimes I even use them on my team after having trained them for a while.
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                            Normally I find them boring, but I'll have to use some of them for my ultimate monotype challenge since I'm doing normal types.However, some of them are surprisingly good like Fearow and Staraptor.
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                            Love them or hate them?
                            I'm kinda in the middle. I hate some of them, such as Patrat. However, some are really well designed and look cute, such as Sentret and Starly.

                            Favourite out of these pesky Pokemon?
                            As mentioned earlier, Sentret. Sure, it might not be strong, but it looks adorable. XD

                            Do you ever use them, for any reason?
                            Normally I don't use any of the rodents, but I have used three of the five birds for my main team (Swellow, Pidgeot and Starapotor.)
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                              I can tolerate pidgey.

                              In general though, once you have the team you know you want to keep,

                              they get sooooo annoying. I can't really stand them.
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