Second Generation Following the success of Red, Blue and Yellow, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal introduced fans to an exciting new world full of new Pokémon to find, catch and train. Reminisce about your favourite moments in the Johto region, share your adventures and argue about the Johto master race.
View Poll Results: Which Starter do you choose in G/S/C
Cyndaquil 127 48.85%
Totodile 98 37.69%
Chikorita 35 13.46%
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Old December 7th, 2012 (1:29 PM).
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    I would start with a Miltank, but since I can't I choose Cyndaquil cause he looks the cutest :3

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    Old December 7th, 2012 (6:31 PM).
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      I would always pick Totodile because it is a water type Pokemon and I believe that Totodile is the cutest one of the three and has an awesome look once it becomes a Feraligatr. Totodile can learn Ice moves which is a weakness to Chikorita and Cyndaquil is self explanatory.


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      Old December 8th, 2012 (7:43 PM).
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        Cyndaquil of my first run, but unfortunately my cousin new game'd it. So I picked Totodile on my second run. I never picked Chikorita before!
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        Old December 14th, 2012 (4:27 AM).
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          Old December 14th, 2012 (5:48 AM).
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          Well, I choose Cyndaquil in both Crystal and Heart Gold. He's 3 stage, Typhlosion is my favourite Johto Pokemon and because I love fire types.

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          Old December 15th, 2012 (2:57 AM).
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            Totodile because at least then I could feel good about beating my rival since he had Meganium. I like Cyndaquil a lot but Since HG/SS Totodile got better with stuff like Ice Fang and Superpower

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            Old January 2nd, 2013 (12:03 PM).
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              I choose Cyndaquil in Crystal Version , because he is the one of the strongest of the few fire pokemon available , and because i always choose fire type.
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              Old January 2nd, 2013 (12:36 PM).
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                I always like to choose Cyndaquil but my sister's nickname is Chikorita and I managed to get a female once so there I go, using a Geodude to take down Falkner 3 hits, and Whitney 3 hits. (BTW, use rock smash, I know it sucks but it works and for Miltank use Selfdestruct xD)
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                Old January 2nd, 2013 (12:50 PM).
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                  First game I ever played was Crystal and picked Feraligatr. Now since I don't use starters I choose Cyndaquil so my rival has Totodile, because Feraligatr fits him the most I think.
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                  Old January 2nd, 2013 (6:47 PM).
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                    In Silver, I started with Totodile. I've always had a thing for the water starter, and Totodile was no exception. Also, that meant the rival would choose the worst starter in my opinion, Chikorita.
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                    Old January 2nd, 2013 (7:06 PM).
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                      Chikorita!! I love, love, LOVE Meganium. He's so goofy but adorable. A flowery dinosaur! :D It won my heart immediately and to this day is still one of my faves!! <3


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                      Old January 3rd, 2013 (3:55 AM).
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                        Most of the time I pick Cyndaquil, but sometimes Chikorita.
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                        Old January 3rd, 2013 (11:02 AM).
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                          cyndaquil I was alway a fire type guy at least until third gen.
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                          Old January 12th, 2013 (11:04 AM).
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                            Totodile because Feraligatr is my favourite final evolved starter Pokemon. Ever.

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                            Old January 15th, 2013 (12:19 PM).
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                              I usually always start with Cyndaquil as it's my favorite starter. It's adorable, and even though i don't care for the fire type, I still think Typhlosion is awesome. Back when I first got the game though I started with Chikorita, seeing how in Blue I started with Bulbasaur and thought it was the best choice. I was wrong though... :V It's my least favorite starter in Gen II. :\

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                              Old January 15th, 2013 (10:29 PM).
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                                In G/S I pick Totodile every time and it's always named Crocogator.

                                Crystal's a bit different. I'm willing to get Chikorita since Growlithe and Poliwag give a nice early Grass/Fire/Water core, but sometimes I get Cyndaquil and apply the same principle with a Bellsprout.
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                                Old January 16th, 2013 (2:47 PM).
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                                I started with Totodile in Gold and Crystal and Cyndaquil in Silver. I always go for the water starter in my first game of a generation (at least) (in this case, that was Gold). I think I actually started with Totodile on Silver at first as well, but at that point, I was just using Silver as a storage pack/trading source for Gold and Crystal. Several years after I got Silver (sometime after Gold died in 2006), I finally restarted my Silver game, made a "real" file, and played through the game with the Cyndaquil line.

                                I don't think I've ever started with Chikorita, aside from playing the first 15 minutes of the game or so to trade it to another file.
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                                Old January 16th, 2013 (7:20 PM).
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                                For all generations I'd always choose a fire starter. I've always loved them, cause they pack a whole lot of power and dexterity, and of course their 1st stages are so damn cute <3 The first time I played around with my sister's Silver and accidentally restarted it, then saved, I chose a Totodile, my sis was a huge water type picker, regardless of the generation. I'm the opposite so I always ended up choosing Cyndaquil ( In the Anime he was so cute and adorable <3). Even in Gen 4's HGSS: Cyndaquil always won me over.
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                                Old January 20th, 2013 (12:47 PM).
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                                  I usually picked Cyndaquil, but I went with Totodile sometimes. I like fire and water types, so I was happy either way. Once in a while I chose Chikorita, and Chikorita was actually the first Gen 2 starter I ever chose, but Meganium just never ended up being as useful as Typhlosion or Feraligatr (or as awesome looking).
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                                  Old January 20th, 2013 (2:11 PM).
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                                    With goldi chose Cyndaquil, but for Crystal, i chose a Totodile. and it was a beast feraligatr in the end.
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                                    Old January 24th, 2013 (8:32 PM).
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                                      I always pick the water starter. Squirtle got me loving them. And Totodile was a beast. So how was I not going to pick him?!
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                                      Old January 24th, 2013 (8:55 PM).
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                                        Chikorita's the best with me. I always liked a challenge and grass starter.
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                                        Old January 26th, 2013 (1:22 PM).
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                                          In both Gold and Crystal I chose Chikorita. Not really sure why, it sucks for the first two gyms haha.
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                                          Old February 2nd, 2013 (1:47 PM).
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                                            When I very first started Gold back in the day I chose Totodile because he was a spunky little gator but I had some difficulties with Red at the time because my team wasn't evenly balanced/and or leveled so I ended up having to train a Fire-type and some others to beat him.

                                            So these days on HeartGold I always pick Cyndaquil because there are a huge abundance of Water and Grass-types.
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                                              I chose Cyndaquil everytime.
                                              When he evolved into Typhlosion, he was such a beast. Good type coverage with moveset too.
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