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Old June 21st, 2018 (12:16 AM).
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    Just wondering what everyone's favourite starter pokemon is from the main games, and what's your favourite final starter evolution? Mine changes so much, but at the minute it's Chikorita as I love grass types, she was super badass in the anime, and my latest one on SS is pretty strong. My favourite final starter evolutions are Serperior and Torterra.

    If you're super bored, feel free to post your favourite starter from each typing.

    Mine for the others would be water - Totodile, final evo Greninja
    Fire - Cyndaquil, final evo Delphox

    90% based on designs and how attached I got to them when playing.
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    Old June 21st, 2018 (2:23 AM).
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      Ivysaur.

      Final evolution? Probably Blastoise.
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      Old June 21st, 2018 (5:51 AM).
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        Old June 21st, 2018 (6:44 AM).
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        Old June 21st, 2018 (7:02 AM).
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          Feraligatr > everything else > Greninja
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          Old June 22nd, 2018 (5:15 AM).
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          Rowlet for being the spherical owl it is.
          Treecko because it is one of the few known Pokémon to assume the T-pose.
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          Old June 22nd, 2018 (9:21 AM).
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          Treecko! I really liked it when I first saw it. It's an agile Pokemon--and Mega Sceptile is neat!

          Charmeleon & Wartortle are my fave middle stages aaand my fave final stage starter is samurott
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          Old June 22nd, 2018 (10:42 AM).
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          Pikachu and Eevee, technically.

          But excluding them, out of the "normal" starters, I like Charmander and Fennekin and their evo lines the most.

          I'm partial to fire types, and just prefer their designs.
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          Old June 22nd, 2018 (12:53 PM).
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            Popplio - I don't know where to even begin. It's this cute seal pup that sneezes bubbles - and is just constantly happy and energetic - especially in his animations in Refresh.

            It is an absolute puppy. And fortunately its personality carries over to its other forms, which I'm glad - because I was worried it'd become something dark or edgy instead of "fun".

            And for the record, I don't care about the gender ratio - both gen 7's I've played were with boy Pop's.
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            Old June 22nd, 2018 (3:52 PM).
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              Espeon is a starter in Colosseum. Espeon = Feraligatr > everything else > trash > Greninja
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                Blastoise, with Decidueye coming in a very close second.
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                Old June 25th, 2018 (4:20 AM).
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                  Starter Charmander...

                  Final stage Blastoise...
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                  Old June 25th, 2018 (5:28 AM). Edited June 25th, 2018 by VisionofMilotic.
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                  Charmander. I just think its quite possibly the cutest Pokemon that Arceus ever incarnated on this earth, we're beyond starter pokemon now, his design is just magic. I love the shape of his bald head, big trusting eyes and clumsy walk as he waddles towards you. He's adorable, but without trying overly to be cute. He still looks like a lizard! The cuteness just came out of the situations. There's a classic, simplicity about the Kanto starters that's very hard to beat. I really love all three, with the Hoenn starters being a close second.

                  Charmander also had a sad backstory in the anime that made him even more precious. They have used this prototype so many times with other starters since. But the original abandoned pokemon will always be the best.

                  He was also pretty zany for such an intense little chap. He just had so much personality.


                  I even had a charmander watch as a wee thing. It was an orange wrist watch with an alarm and he would squeal "Charmander! Charmander!" when I set it to wake me up for school.

                  This is a pokemon that turns my knees to jelly and makes me swoon in excitement every time it appears.
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                    Chikorita is my favorite just because it was the first Pokemon I ever had, and ever since I didn't know you should train your entire team, I struggled in my original playthrough of HG, and it made prevailing super awesome for me. I also like how it changes the usually offensive playstyle of most starters, getting a ton of status moves instead of attacking moves.
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                    Old July 7th, 2018 (2:12 AM). Edited July 7th, 2018 by Blue_Pigeon.
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                      My favourite fully evolved starter has to be Torterra. Diamond was my first game, and seeing my cute Turtwig evolve into this fearsome strong beast of a pokemon with a tree growing on it's shell was just amazing. For me, without a doubt, it is one of, if not *the* best designed pokemon. I also love how smaller pokemon live on its back, sometimes for their entire lives.


                      My favourite unevolved starter pokemon has to be Rowlet (I know its also a grass type starter, but it is just that good). This is the cutest pokemon in existence whilst simultaneously being one of the most terrifying if you just look into it's dead black eyes and wonder what tterrifying things it may have seen.

                      So, for my favourite water type and fire type starters starters:

                      Greninja is such a sleek pokemon with one of the best abilities and great moves and stats.


                      I am not a fan of most of the 1st stage water starters, so I moved onto the second stage. And Wartortle is beautiful with it's gorgeous tail and wing ears. It really is a pity Blastoise lost these defining features.


                      I know that Charizard may be a bit overused (a lot more than the average Kanto pokemon) but I don't mind it too much when it has such a good design. The X and Y megas only made it better, with one finally giving it the dragon typing it deserved and the other making it even better with the typing it had (although I think the X mega was more than enough).


                      It just has a lot of personality. Not much to say here.
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                      Old July 7th, 2018 (2:36 AM).
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                        My favorites are Squritle and Treeko

                        I also like Piplup and Totodile.

                        I actually like all the Johto starters, especially the second evolutions.
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                        Old July 7th, 2018 (6:36 AM).
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                          I dunno if I have a single, absolute favorite starter overall, but I can certainly share my favorite of each type!

                          My favorite Grass starter is Snivy! I love the graceful, elegant appearance it retains throughout its evolution line, and it was my first starter in Black version, so I have some good memories with it! I still have my very first Snivy to this day, even; she's a Serperior now, though, of course~

                          My favorite Fire starter is Cyndaquil! It's just super adorable and it has to be the cuddliest darned starter evolution line out there. Quilava in particular might just be my favorite middle-stage starter out of all of them.
                          Honorable mention goes to Honōguma! Although it may not be available in any officially-released Pokémon games, it's absolutely delightful, and I love Volbear especially!

                          My favorite Water starter is Popplio! I know it's not a popular one, but it's super cute and I love Primarina's design a lot. I guess a lot of people don't like it because it has such a feminine appearance despite being seven times as likely to be male as to be female, like all other starters. That seems to me like a rather silly and dated reason to dislike it. In fact, I find that aspect of it quite charming, personally~
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                          Old July 7th, 2018 (7:51 AM).
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                            Seeing as I have Pokemon Yellow, I have a fondness for our Electric Mouse mascot. However, if we're basing this on the traditional Fire, Water or Grass set-up like in Red/Blue then its an extremely tough call.

                            For Fire Types, I'll have to go with Cyndaquil. Just something about this Johto Pokemon's design that makes it irresistible. Honorable mention to Charmander though.

                            For Water Types, I'll go with Oshawott and only Oshawott lol. Just something about Otter Pokemon that pulls at my heart strings. Honorable mention to Squirtle.

                            For Grass Types, really no contest as its Snivy. Even though I don't personally own the Unova games, the designs on the starters were pretty good imo and Snivy throughout its stages was exceedingly well done. Serperior, Seviper and Milotic... good luck beating that snake-themed team. Honorable mention to Bulbasaur because I like my Kanto Pokemon.
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                              My fav starter is Torchic. That's what I picked in my first playthrough of my first game, so of course I love it lol.

                              My fav final evo is Primarina. He's just so fabulous
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                              Old July 8th, 2018 (8:30 PM).
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                                Squirtle! Yeah, despite the fact that Gen 1 is by no means my favorite gen, I have to have a bit of nostalgia cloud my judgment seeing as it was where the series began for me and a major part of my childhood (along with Gens 2,3, and 4 as they released). Squirtle was my starter of choice in Fire Red and my first Pokemon to be brought to level 100 (legitimately of course) so the little dude/girl holds a special place in my heart. I also love Water type Pokemon and cute/cool Pokemon, and I feel Squirtle fits both descriptors.
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                                Old July 10th, 2018 (12:33 AM).
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                                If we're just talking the first stage starter Pokemon, then Treecko is my favorite, hands down. It's one of the few Grass Pokmeon I actually liked to use prior to Gen 6, and 12 year old me thought it was the coolest looking Pokemon, so I always picked it. Sceptile and Mega Sceptile are pretty great, and have probably worked their way back into my top spot for favorite final evolution as well, but the Water/Steel combo of Empoleon is pretty great, and the Piplup line went from 'meh' to one of the best because of it.
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                                  Favorite unevolved starter is Cyndaquil. Whenever I re-play gen II I don't evolve my starter and just kick butt with a Cyndaquil the entire time.


                                  Favorite final evolution is Blastoise. Squirtle was my FIRST starter when I played Blue.
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                                    Cyndaquil and Typhlosion

                                    I also really like Quilava.


                                    Honorable mentions include Treecko’s line and Snivy.
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                                    Old July 13th, 2018 (6:20 AM).
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                                    Typhlosion takes the #1 spot for me, I adore that pokemon so much out of all the starters

                                    #2 would be Sceptile/Grovyle and #3 is Torterra
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                                    Old July 13th, 2018 (7:14 AM).
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                                      Oh who am I kidding, ofcourse it's Charmander. First Pokemon ever, second favorite (just below Mewtwo)

                                      My love for Charizard is unbreakable. It's just amazing man. B e s t starter imo, IDGASF to the hate it gets and people saying it's overrated is I guess, true, but don't ever insult my precious Charizard.
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