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View Poll Results: Which starter in Pokemon F\L
Bulbasaur 27 26.21%
Charmander 51 49.51%
Squirtle 25 24.27%
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    I've always been a Charmander fan. Don't get me wrong, given the change, I get all 3 Kanto starters. But at the beginning of my first file, I got Charmander. This same Charmander has since become a Charizard, and has been used in breeding little Charmanders that have since been sent into Generation IV, V, and soon VI.
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      Squirtle, because it's cute as hell and you're gonna die as it becomes to it's last evolution and mega evolves. O_O
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          I've always liked Bulbasaur, can't really say why though. I do feel sad for the Squirtle that just sits there for the rest of the game, though.
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            It depends on what team you plan on using.
            Of the 3, Charmander is the best because its final form of Charizard is an absolute beast.
            However, I typically choose Bulbasaur because I use Arcanine as my fire type and Lapras as my water type.
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            Old December 28th, 2013 (12:59 PM).
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              I actually put the starter in the box and keep it there at first best opportunity. I'm boring that way. :p

              I guess I'm a little biased, but from a mechanics perspective, Squirtle is probably best. Not only is Water fairly overpowered, aside from Magikarp/Gyarados it actually takes a while to find a Water-type, both after Grass and Fire-types have been found.
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                Statwise:
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                2-Charizard
                3-Venusaur

                Difficulty:
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                  I like Charmander best because it evolves into Charizard. I always liked Charizard's design more than any other Kanto starter Pokemon.
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                    Must go with Charmander, even though all three have their qualities.
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                    In my opinion, there is no best starter.
                    It really depends on one's self, but I personally like Charmander the best.

                    That's only because it's the very first starter I picked in my history with Pokemon.
                    I like its appearance when it evolves into Charizard, it looks very cool and it even has a good Sp. Atk.
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                      Based on just the game, I would definitely go with Charmander.

                      But if it had to be based on the one I like most, it would be Bulbasaur.
                      Squirtle's cool I guess.
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                        In my opinion, there is no best starter.
                        It really depends on one's self, but I personally like Charmander the best.

                        That's only because it's the very first starter I picked in my history with Pokemon.
                        I like its appearance when it evolves into Charizard, it looks very cool and it even has a good Sp. Atk.
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                        Based on just the game, I would definitely go with Charmander.

                        But if it had to be based on the one I like most, it would be Bulbasaur.
                        Squirtle's cool I guess.
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                        Must go with Charmander, even though all three have their qualities.
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                        I like Charmander best because it evolves into Charizard. I always liked Charizard's design more than any other Kanto starter Pokemon.
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                        Statwise:
                        1-Blastoise
                        2-Charizard
                        3-Venusaur

                        Difficulty:
                        1-Charizard
                        2-Squirtle
                        3-Bulbasaur
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                        I actually put the starter in the box and keep it there at first best opportunity. I'm boring that way. :p

                        I guess I'm a little biased, but from a mechanics perspective, Squirtle is probably best. Not only is Water fairly overpowered, aside from Magikarp/Gyarados it actually takes a while to find a Water-type, both after Grass and Fire-types have been found.
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                        It depends on what team you plan on using.
                        Of the 3, Charmander is the best because its final form of Charizard is an absolute beast.
                        However, I typically choose Bulbasaur because I use Arcanine as my fire type and Lapras as my water type.
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                        I've always liked Bulbasaur, can't really say why though. I do feel sad for the Squirtle that just sits there for the rest of the game, though.
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                        Squirtle, because it's cute as hell and you're gonna die as it becomes to it's last evolution and mega evolves. O_O
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                        I've always been a Charmander fan. Don't get me wrong, given the change, I get all 3 Kanto starters. But at the beginning of my first file, I got Charmander. This same Charmander has since become a Charizard, and has been used in breeding little Charmanders that have since been sent into Generation IV, V, and soon VI.
                        YEAH guys your all are right. Pokemonleaguechamp I am also a Charmander fan. Really you got 3 starter in one game ? and great to here about your trend to gen IV,V,VI

                        joeb3 yeah charizard, charmander all are great evolved forms. And all starter are great.
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                          Charmander because Charizard is one of my favourite pokemon ever
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                            Charmander because Charizard is one of my favourite pokemon ever
                            me too. As of now there are too many votes from Charmander.
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                              When I was young, I always took Squirtle as I found it sweet.
                              Until today, it's still my favourite starter in FRLG!
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                                When I was young, I always took Squirtle as I found it sweet.
                                Until today, it's still my favourite starter in FRLG!
                                great. Suqirtle little tiny miny with big brain and with a cute design.
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                                  That is not an incorrect question to introduce in a thread, but my answer is vague, yet solid. I firmly believe that there is no 'best', so much as there are three really strong fighters who have their own unique series of skillsets. Bulbasaur appears first on the pokedex, Charmander appears fourth and Squirtle appears seventh, so that's the order of which I will explain.

                                  Bulbasaur is strong in any capacity, containing high physical power, for Tackle and Strength, and magical attack, like Razor Leaf and Solarbeam. Along with those offensively intimidating abilities, the Bulbasaur line is the proud owner of Sleep Powder and Leech Seed. (Leech Seed, back in the day, was an obscure skill, not unlike how Leaf Blade was rare in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald.)

                                  Charmander is respectfully tough to level, equally tough to hate as well. Despite being a Fire/Flying type, Charizard has quite an assortment of non-Fire/Flying moves, such as Metal Claw, Slash and Dragon Rage. FR/LF have an advantage over its retro counterparts in the manner that Charizard can now learn and use Fly! (Thanks for noticing, GameFreak.) Even w/out Fly, the Charmander line learns Flamethrower and Wing Attack, suitable for the final form.

                                  Squirtle is not weak in any circumstances, despite being the only singular-typed starter throughout the entire line. Just like how Charizard can learn Fly, the Blastoise line, even Squirtle itself can learn Surf. (Yaay!!) Skull Bash doesn't suck, provided you don't mind the 'wasted' turn. (I hate Skull Bash with a passion, but even I will use it, given the proper opportunity.) Bite is an awesome Dark move. (Again, thanks, GameFreak for converting Bite's move-type.) And bless 'em for giving the Squirtle line access to Rain Dance.

                                  All of the above pokemon are compelling and are recommended for use by me, your friendly neighbourhood Pokemon enthusiast.
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                                    That's funny i've a picture that show that squirtle is the best but i can't show it until i've 15 post xD
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                                      My favorite is charmander because it comes handy after ist two gyms and very useful against elite 4. And it evolves into my favorite pkmn Charizard.
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                                        My favorite is charmander because it comes handy after ist two gyms and very useful against elite 4. And it evolves into my favorite pkmn Charizard.
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                                        That is not an incorrect question to introduce in a thread, but my answer is vague, yet solid. I firmly believe that there is no 'best', so much as there are three really strong fighters who have their own unique series of skillsets. Bulbasaur appears first on the pokedex, Charmander appears fourth and Squirtle appears seventh, so that's the order of which I will explain.

                                        Bulbasaur is strong in any capacity, containing high physical power, for Tackle and Strength, and magical attack, like Razor Leaf and Solarbeam. Along with those offensively intimidating abilities, the Bulbasaur line is the proud owner of Sleep Powder and Leech Seed. (Leech Seed, back in the day, was an obscure skill, not unlike how Leaf Blade was rare in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald.)

                                        Charmander is respectfully tough to level, equally tough to hate as well. Despite being a Fire/Flying type, Charizard has quite an assortment of non-Fire/Flying moves, such as Metal Claw, Slash and Dragon Rage. FR/LF have an advantage over its retro counterparts in the manner that Charizard can now learn and use Fly! (Thanks for noticing, GameFreak.) Even w/out Fly, the Charmander line learns Flamethrower and Wing Attack, suitable for the final form.

                                        Squirtle is not weak in any circumstances, despite being the only singular-typed starter throughout the entire line. Just like how Charizard can learn Fly, the Blastoise line, even Squirtle itself can learn Surf. (Yaay!!) Skull Bash doesn't suck, provided you don't mind the 'wasted' turn. (I hate Skull Bash with a passion, but even I will use it, given the proper opportunity.) Bite is an awesome Dark move. (Again, thanks, GameFreak for converting Bite's move-type.) And bless 'em for giving the Squirtle line access to Rain Dance.

                                        All of the above pokemon are compelling and are recommended for use by me, your friendly neighbourhood Pokemon enthusiast.
                                        Woow look like Charmader is too popular here.
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