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Old December 2nd, 2012 (11:12 AM).
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    My starter was a Treecko. I chose it because I love a lot of the grass types. In the beginnig of the game it helps with one of the gym leaders.
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    Old December 2nd, 2012 (12:37 PM).
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      Torchic. Really a godsend when it came down to like half the gym leaders and elite four. And I already knew I was going to get Tropius, so I didn't pick Treecko.

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      Old December 2nd, 2012 (12:41 PM).
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        Torchic all the way. Fire types can become extremely overpowered. LOL

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        Old December 3rd, 2012 (12:26 PM).
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        Almost alwasy Treeko, I loed his design. Sceptile just looks so ninja. Torchic was pretty cool to. I would rareley pick Mudkip, Swampert looks to derpy.
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        Old December 29th, 2012 (11:20 PM).
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          mine was the water types because i had it in my head the the first gyms were the hardest so i pwned with them untill they were lv. 30 and the rest were lv. 10 it wasnt good
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          Old December 30th, 2012 (2:15 AM).
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            This might be cliche but Mudkip. I liekz Mudkipz xD But in all seriousness, in Emerald, 2 teams. Magma (Treecko = Fail) and Aqua (Torchic = Fail) but Mudkip is cute, good stats and can take down Magma while being neutral to Aqua. He's just the best starter, in my opinion anyway.
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            Old December 30th, 2012 (11:37 AM).
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              I always pick fire-type starters, just because :) . So, Torchic and Charmander.

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              Old December 30th, 2012 (11:41 AM).
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                Treecko and charmander... Treecko is just too cool!
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                Old December 30th, 2012 (12:05 PM).
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                First time I played FireRed, I chose Charmander. The first time I played Ruby, I chose Torchic.

                I don't know why, but those seemed to be the most appealing Pokemon to me at the time :P
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                Old December 31st, 2012 (5:02 PM).
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                  My first of FRLG (and my first pokemon game at all) was Leaf Green, and I chose Bulbasaur. Then I played through Fire Red with Charmander. Then I traded the nice stuff out of Fire Red and replayed it with Squirtle.

                  My first of RSE was Sapphire, and I chose Mudkip. Then I played Ruby with Torchic, then finally Emerald with Treecko. That's one thing I loved about having three games to a set - three games and three starters equals one for each.
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                  Old January 3rd, 2013 (10:27 AM).
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                    I chose treecko in sapphire and charmander in fire red.
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                    Old January 17th, 2013 (3:05 PM).
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                    People are starting to forget this thread exists.

                    Anyway, my first time playing Sapphire, I picked Torchic. I remember when I bought the game and I thought Torchic was called "Porchic" and I told my dad that I was picking it. lmao 10 year olds. And, keeping with the Fire type tradition, I picked Charmander in FireRed. Luckily I knew how to pronounce Charmander.
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                    Old January 17th, 2013 (4:09 PM).
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                      For my Emerald game i usually chose Mudkip. I love cute starters. Then for Ruby i chose Torchic. Finally, Sapphire, back to Mudkip again (i don't like Treecko). For Fire Red and Leaf Green it is always either Bulbasaur or Squirtle. I chose Charmander ONCE and got my butt kicked the WHOLE game. i will NEVER do that again. it took me i think 8 tries to beat Brock with Charmander. he drained me of ALL my money. after that, no more Charmander. it's not that i don't LIKE Charmander. i do, he's one of my favorite Pokemon. but he's just not that good.
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                      Old January 17th, 2013 (6:27 PM).
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                        Treecko and Charmander. I like both Grass and Water types, so may as well. I think I tried Mudkip once though and he was pretty nice, but I just like Treecko too much.
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                        Old January 17th, 2013 (7:28 PM).
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                          Always the Fire starter. So, Charmander and Torchic.

                          Charmander is pretty boss in FRLG. IMO the best starter. Bulbasaur has advantage against gyms, but when he's at a disadvantage, he can't do crap (Pokémon Tower for example). Squirtle doesn't really excel at anything and is outshone by the likes of Lapras and Starmie. Charizard is great for all-purpose strength and Flamethrower puts a dent on anything.

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                          Old January 17th, 2013 (11:38 PM).
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                            i picked treeko for 3rd gen idk why i thought he was cool lol
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                            Old January 19th, 2013 (1:26 PM).
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                              Fire Red- Charmander (favorite Pokemon, oldest friend)

                              Leaf Green- Bulbasaur (mascot Pokemon, only seemed right)

                              Emerald- The first time I played it,m I chose Treeko (coolest of the bunch). The second time, I chose Mudkip (basically soloed the game with a Swampert lol).
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                              Old January 19th, 2013 (1:59 PM).
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                                Torchic and Bulbasaur.

                                I like Mudkip and Squirtle. I don't really like Treecko and I hate Charmander

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                                Old January 19th, 2013 (2:20 PM).
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                                  Fire Red - Squirtle ( i love all three starters from this gen. it really took me a bit to decide on which i wanted to choose) Love all the evolutions from the GENIII starters!

                                  Ruby - Torchic (i didn't really care for Torchic but i liked it's evolutions. overall i didn't care for either of the three starters in Ruby although the evolutions were nice)
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                                  Old January 20th, 2013 (12:31 AM).
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                                    Treeko the first time I played Ruby ever since then Torchic but I always pick Charmander In Fire Red
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                                    Old January 20th, 2013 (2:58 AM).
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                                      Fire Red - Bulbasaur
                                      Sapphire - Mudkip
                                      My Mudkip (called MUDDY) has stayed with me ever since, and is now a lvl100 swampert ^_^! He is currently chilling on my pokemon White game.
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                                      Old January 21st, 2013 (6:40 AM).
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                                      In leaf green I chose squirtle who has always been my favorite starter pokemon. He may not be the power house Charizard is, but he stands hoi ground and packs a decent punch when raised right.

                                      In ruby, which I am playing for the first time right now, I picked treecko. Mostly because I had pokemon of the other starters types i really wanted to use, crawdaunt for water and hariyama for fighting.
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                                      Old January 26th, 2013 (3:30 AM).
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                                        I picked Charmander in FR. I tried the others after I got squashed by Brock in the first gym, but it still wasn't the same with Squirtle and Bulbasaur. Never chose Bulbasaur, perhaps I thought it was a bit too creepy since it didn't look like it had a nose. I chose Torchic first in emerald, but I switched to Mudkip pretty soon. I don't know why I love Water Ground types so much.
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                                        Old January 26th, 2013 (7:43 AM).
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                                        For FR/LG, I chose

                                        And for RSE, I chose

                                        Love, love, love the fire Poke's... especially the starters. :)
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                                        Old January 26th, 2013 (8:50 AM).
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                                          Bulbasaur, grass types have been my go to for quite some time and it's only Gen 6 that has made a grass starter I have ZERO interest in, going with Froakie this time.
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