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Old March 6th, 2014 (2:42 PM).
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When starting your game, which character did you choose—male one or the female? What did you nickname him or her? If you plan to restart your game at some point in future, would you go with the same character or switch?
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      I always buy both games, and do one of each gender.

      Otherwise I'd just use whichever character design looks best. It's usually the female design though aside from in Ruby/Sapphire.

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      Not sure I understand the LOLs there.. 0.o;
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      Didn't you already make this---wait, this is the X/Y section, nvm.


      As per the usual, I went with the female when I started my Y. Went with the name Stella (which is a name I often use for female characters). As for the nickname....you may or may not know if you remember that one thread about the nicknames. Anyway, I suck at naming things, so when the game asked for a nickname, I just slapped -chan on the end of it and called it a day.


      At least Stella-chan doesn't sound bad.


      Not sure what I'd do if I started over...not like that's gonna happen anytime soon.
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          I'm always a girl, they tend not to feature really good female characters in the anime so it's nice to see a competent girl as the main character.
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            I'm always a girl. This generation in particular, because they have much better clothing options than the boys.
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            I choose the girl like 90% of the time, and usually on the first runs of games/generations. Named her Tomato Soup because picking proper girl names (and boy names for that matter) makes me uncomfortable. Nickname was Soup because that seemed appropriate. I did a Nuzlocke run with the guy, so if I started again, I'd probably pick the girl after experiencing both.
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              I'm always a girl. This generation in particular, because they have much better clothing options than the boys.
              Not True. We got the all mighty and powerful Pancham Hat while you peeps get a dress or something
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                Not True. We got the all mighty and powerful Pancham Hat while you peeps get a dress or something
                I'd still say the females have much better options. I haven't used the male, but I've looked up their clothing options and it just does not seem as diverse and fun as the females'. I never play as the male anyway, and I will probably always choose to play as my own gender (female) in X & Y since I'm not missing much in opting out of ever being the male.

                The Pancham hat is cool, but doesn't make up for it, in my opinion. Was still rather disappointed I couldn't get it.
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                First time I played through X (my main game) I was the male, but in most other playthroughs I was female since I really like her clothing options. Except in one of them, but I like playing dress-up with her. And even without it I like her design quite a bit.
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                  As usual, I chose the male character in the first game I bought (which was Y) and named him DAN, after myself, since this game I never restart. I always use capitals, I guess it's a hangup from Gen I, when all names were in capitals

                  Then when I got X, I chose the female character. I tend to do this in every generation, mostly because I'd feel I was missing out on part of the game if I didn't try both genders. I actually preferred using the female character this time, mostly because she has far superior clothing options. There's so much variety, and it's really fun putting an outfit together. The male clothing selection is so dull and limited in comparison (especially the hats... I hate all of them, and yes, that includes the Pancham hat). I've played through X twice now, both times as a girl; the first time I named her Tannia, the second time Alice.
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                  What did you nickname him?
                  About time a thread asking that question appears here.

                  Anyway, I always choose the male player in official games, and choose a female on hack games.
                  I named my character on X as Jagold, and nicknamed him as DJG.
                  Really fits my identity here. xD
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                            I always choose the girl because of the better fashion/hair options. The male character is really lacking. :( My X character's name is Toph and my Y's is CC. :3
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                                I'd still say the females have much better options. I haven't used the male, but I've looked up their clothing options and it just does not seem as diverse and fun as the females'. I never play as the male anyway, and I will probably always choose to play as my own gender (female) in X & Y since I'm not missing much in opting out of ever being the male.

                                The Pancham hat is cool, but doesn't make up for it, in my opinion. Was still rather disappointed I couldn't get it.
                                I lol'd when I first put that Slurpuff dress on, but I was kinda disappointed with both the Pancham hat and the Slurpuff dress. I was hoping for something better.

                                And while females have the superior selection of clothes, its missing one important thing (important to me anyway): a black/dark gray fedora.

                                You can get a red fedora, a brown fedora, a green fedora, a yellow fedora, a lavender fedora, and a white fedora. But no black/dark gray one. Why? Why, when there's all those other colors, and I swear that the guys get a black/dark gray fedora. The thing is, I have a black (or maybe its dark gray, I can never tell the difference) fedora I like to wear irl (when its not freezing cold outside), and it'd be cool to wear one in the game.

                                At least I have that green one...
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                                I picked the female because I preferred her character design and clothing/hairstyle options. I named her Scarlett because it is a girl name meaning red, and what other way to kick off the 3DS generation of Pokemon by being Red...?
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                                  On my Y playthrough, I picked a female, because I vastly preferred her design over the male's. It was also a plus that females had more variety in clothing options. Anyways, I named my character Arcaia, with the nickname of Ar. If I do plan to restart my game, I'd still pick female again. on my x file, I have a male though.
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