Third Generation The hallmark of sprite-based Pokémon gaming, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald set you off on an adventure in the watery Hoenn region with tons of diverse Pokémon to discover. Fans of Kanto can reexplore their favorite region in FireRed and LeafGreen. Here you'll find other fans who enjoy talking about the Pokémon, strategy, and techniques to master this generation.

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Old August 9th, 2013 (3:08 PM).
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    Mudkip every single time, hands down. Again, purely for how badass Swampert is and the ability to annihilate with ground moves too!
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    Old August 9th, 2013 (3:40 PM).
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      I personally go with Treecko most of the time, mostly because I think Leaf Blade is the coolest sounding move for a grass-type.
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      Old August 9th, 2013 (3:45 PM).
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        I was debating between torchic and mudkip, but finally decided to go with mudkip. Judging from its advantages in the main game, Mudkip evolves into marshtomp which makes quick work of Rustboro, Mauville, Lavaridge, fortree(if having ice beam), mossdeep(again, if possessing ice beam would have advantage over ) City Gym granted with its immunity to electric type moves, it also has access to ice beam, if ever you're worried of grass types, and Drake. The only problem you will be having is Wallace's Ludicolo on emerald (assuming you didn't over-level your Swampert, or you forgot to bring a grass type counter as you will be up for a difficult time).
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        Old August 9th, 2013 (5:25 PM).
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          1. Treecko.
          2. Torchic.
          3. Mudkip.

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          Old August 12th, 2013 (4:49 AM).
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            Well, let's look at a quick rundown

            Treecko - Awesome, fast, great to use just because of pure badassness. However, it needs to go through a line of breeding to be truly great.

            Mudkip - I don't have a lot of experience with it, but from what I can tell it's on the more powerful side, only one weakness which can be covered.

            Torchic - The original Fire/Fighting, plus it's an Uber! Need I say more?

            Overall I like Torchic the best. Great design, original typing, awesome moves... Although all of them are really good.
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            Old August 12th, 2013 (7:42 AM).
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              There is 3 reasons why I always choose Torchic over Treecko and Mudkip.

              • Torchic is so cute! <3
              • Blaziken is so beefy and it can literally take out everything with it's wide range of moves.
              • A few weeks ago I did some Pokémon Emerald solo runs with the starters, I never was able to finish with Mudkip and Treecko, but Torchic did the job.

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              Old August 12th, 2013 (9:14 AM).
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              treecko is my favourite starter of all time and when it finally evolves into sceptile it just destroys everything before its touched. Both mudkip and torchic are great starters also.
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              Old August 24th, 2013 (9:26 AM).
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                I herd u like mudkip :D
                it has electro resistance(later on) :D

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                Old August 24th, 2013 (9:36 AM).
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                  Originally Posted by Hikari10 View Post
                  Mudkip of course, cos he gains a Ground-type when he evolves meaning he is really good at countering Wattson easily. I also had the best time playing when I picked Mudkip, since his evos have only one weakness and decent defensive stats.
                  This. I learned very early on that my Mudkip slash Marshtomp can easily counter the first four gyms. Water attacks deal with Roxanne and Flannery easily, Mud Shot OHKO's all of Wattson's Pokemon and well Brawly you can work around using Marshtomp's defenses, Bide and potions.

                  Also Marshtomp is generally the derpest of the three making him my favorite. And the fact that he's water/ground (two of my favorite types and possibly my favorite type combination) is just so much better.

                  But if I couldn't pick Mudkip for some strange reason, I'd go with Treecko for speed and I like it's evolution line more than Torchic's, aesthetically.

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                  Old August 24th, 2013 (11:42 PM).
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                    It says that in Hoenn they don't get no physical water moves right. Check.
                    It says that in Hoenn Sceptile can pwn Wallace and Juan. Check.
                    It says that in Hoenn Blaziken is just too powerful. Check.
                    It says that in Hoenn Swampert is not at all looking cool, unlike Blaziken and Sceptile. Check.

                    Who cares?
                    Swampert has been my fave since the day I've taken Mudkip. Even by considering that its attack goes higher than Special Attack, it can still hold ground with the Special Moves and give you an intake of true Earthquake horror. Savvy?

                    Besides, Swampert has actually a great defense, and in Hoenn, Grass types are a rarity. Pwned Sydney with Brick Break, Pwned Phoebe with Earthquake, Pwned Glacia again with Brick Break, Pwned Drake with Ice Beam, and then Steven with a combination of them.
                    Wallace of course, with Brick Break.
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                    Old August 25th, 2013 (1:50 PM).
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                      I would always take Mudkip JUST because of Flannery
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                      Old August 25th, 2013 (2:19 PM).
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                        I've always liked Mudkip. It was my first decision in Hoenn. As a Swampert it could take hits and dish them out as well, Earthquake and Surf was a brutal combination!
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