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Fifth Generation Are Pokémon slaves to humans? Team Plasma thinks so. Travel the Unova region and prove them wrong in Black & White, and then return two years later in Black 2 & White 2.

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Old December 30th, 2012 (6:53 PM).
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Yeah I'm not too fond of the 5th gen starters either. I actually ditched my Servine on my first playthrough of Black because he was too weak, and wow... he's ugly.

I'm probably gonna be ditching my starter on W2, after my B2 playthrough with Tepig. Tepig's pretty much the only starter I don't mind.
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Old January 2nd, 2013 (8:39 PM).
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    Old January 2nd, 2013 (8:59 PM).
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      I almost always ditch my starter in the 5th Gen, and in B2/W2 even more because there are a lot more fun pokemon to choose from.
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      Old January 3rd, 2013 (5:16 AM).
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        I'm not dicting my starter unless I do nea wem game.
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        Old January 4th, 2013 (8:25 PM).
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          I am totally keeping my Snivy and my Emboar. Right now they are my strongest guys.
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          Old January 18th, 2013 (4:23 PM).
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          Not yet, as I just got him, but I'll ditch my Oshawott by the time I'll get a Pokemon I want.
          Not that I don't like them or anything, but just because it's your first one doesnt mean it has to be on the team. Planned team being Zangoose, Archeops, Ninetails, Lucario, Electabuzz & Leavanny.
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          Old January 18th, 2013 (5:17 PM).
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            I have been really considering ditching my starter in my next playthrough because in my opinion Oshawott is the only one actually worth using in B2W2 and I have used him way too much.
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            Old January 18th, 2013 (6:24 PM).
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              The only starter I liked is Emboar. This was a huge surprise to me because I find Emboar to be the least appealing as far as looks go, but Samurott and Serperior were replaced fast on my team because I couldn't make any use for them. I thought Emboar would suffer the same fate, and it almost did with Volcarona, but it's just SUCH a powerhouse! I am pleasently surprised because I am sick to death of fire-fight starters.
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              Old January 18th, 2013 (6:40 PM).
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                I would never ditch them. In HG/SS, maybe. But in BW2 they are really important (Since I'm too lazy to train up replacements).
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                Old January 18th, 2013 (8:29 PM).
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                  I kept my Samurott in White but in White 2 when I had Serperior and I caught a Virizoin...I ditched it so fast!!
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                  Old January 18th, 2013 (8:35 PM).
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                  I have sent my Serperior to PC because it is already in proper level (Level 100), and because I'm thinking of training other Pokemon.
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                  Old January 19th, 2013 (1:26 AM).
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                  Going in to White 2, I was on the fence about keeping my starter with me throughout the game, but I had never used Snivy before so I gave it a far shot. Currently, it's the highest leveled member of my team, and I just beat the final Gym. Whether I continue going forward with it on my team remains to be seen, but I wouldn't see it as "ditching" at that point either way.
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                  Old January 19th, 2013 (2:02 AM).
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                    I've been ditching mine since Hoenn.
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                    Old January 19th, 2013 (2:41 AM).
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                      I ditched my Tepig in a box at the first PC available in the game. I replaced him with a team of three dream world Pokemon: Slowpoke, Swablu, and Beldum. My final team ended up being Arcanine, Slowbro, and Metagross.
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                      Old January 19th, 2013 (4:44 AM).
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                        I never ditch my starter because I play the game for RPG reasons... It makes sense that you would keep it. Plus they're mostly very useful Pokémon.

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                        Old January 19th, 2013 (11:30 AM).
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                          I ditched servine on my first playthrough of black 2 for heracross, but I chose oshawott the second time and its really very good. Even if I keep purely for the 3 Water HM's.
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                          Old January 19th, 2013 (12:44 PM). Edited January 19th, 2013 by blackwing18421.
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                            i like my emboar i'm still before e4 my team is emboar lv 57 golduck lv 57 maractus lv 57 lucario lv 57 sigilyph lv 56 and a ampharos lv 57 i used this team for all but one of the gym's i used a trapinch for the electric gym but used my team for everything else

                            useing legendaries to beat the game is lame i only use my legendaries after i beat the e4 to help power lv my weak pokemon. my favorite type has always been phychic's and there are more phychic legiondaries than any other type but i save them to use after e4
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                            Old January 19th, 2013 (4:28 PM).
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                            I ditched my starter on every single Gen V playthrough I've done, except for Black with Emboar. Tepig is by far the only one I respect out of the Gen V starters.

                            In this current White 2 playthrough I'm using a Venusaur instead haha
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                            Old January 21st, 2013 (12:43 PM). Edited January 21st, 2013 by Arlo.
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                              Yeah. I've stopped just short of making the final decision to just leave her in the box, but my starter for B2 was Snivy, so... yeah. I knew the problems going into it, but I wanted to give it a shot anyway. But I just spent some time in Relic Passage and just got sick and tired of Servine barely managing to even two-shot Sandiles. Leavanny or Lilligant can one-shot them without even really trying and Servine can barely even TWO-shot them. That's just pathetic. Sure I could hang on until it's Serperior and picks up Coil and Leaf Blade, but by then, Leavanny could have Leaf Blade too, and could hit at least as hard with it and without wasting a turn to set up. I just see absolutely nothing to be gained from continuing to use Servine, other than to get it evolved to Serperior, just so that I can know that I gave it a shot and comfortably never use one again.

                              In the other games though - I don't feel any great attachment to starters, and over the years have probably finished as many games without them as with them. But in this gen, I finished White with Emboar on my team. That is to say - the first time through the E4. I haven't made it back to re-challenge them, and I'm pretty sure that Emboar won't be on whatever team I end up taking for that, but at least he did make it all the way through 'til the credits. On Black, I'm saved at the foot of Victory Road (can't quite manage to work up the initiative to plow through there) and Samurott is still on my team, and will probably be through the E4, though much more because of the lack of waters in the Unova dex than any desire to use Samurott specifically. And I'm certain he won't stay on the team post-E4, with all the water types that become available in the post-game.
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                              Old January 21st, 2013 (1:32 PM).
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                                Ditched my starter just after clay because Samurott's suck. :/
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                                Old January 21st, 2013 (2:59 PM).
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                                  I did... After the third gym or so I just got rid of my Serperior. I love Snivy and everything, and I'll be training it up now in the post game, but it just wasn't fitting into my team well. I felt so bad about it...
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                                  Old January 21st, 2013 (4:41 PM).
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                                    In bw i had all three starters and i used all of them until i caught reshi and kicked samurott out. So in bw2 i just decided to use none. Zoroark has pretty much replaced them anyway
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                                    Old January 21st, 2013 (6:54 PM).
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                                      I normally ditch my starter pokemon after the 2nd to 3rd gym. I guess they aren't as unique as I'd like them to be since they are starters. The only starters I actually care for are the ones in Kanto and Johto.
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                                      Old January 21st, 2013 (8:15 PM).
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                                        I never ditch my starter. never have, probably never will.
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                                        Old January 21st, 2013 (10:13 PM).
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                                        So far, nope I haven't. I never do. In Black 2, (my main game) I picked Tepig and he's turning out to be pretty good. In White , I originally was gonna pick Tepig cause I didn't like Snivy but alot of people suggested I do and I wasn't disappointed. Though I still wish I went Tepig cause he's proving to be a pretty good Pokemon as well. In White 2 I picked Oshawott cause my brother say I should cause it's the only Unova starter he likes. I haven't gotten too far to judge how good he is but I hear Samurott is great. Sure they're never the best Pokemon since they're only a starter, but I tend to get attached to them so it's hard for me to just box them even after the post game. But usually they stay in my party until I beat the story, but I still always have a set team so it never stay in the PC for forever.
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