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Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« on: April 15, 2010, 12:50 »
Have you ever completed any of the games without using your starter Pokémon throughout the game.

Once I completed Blue using only a Raticate and a bunch of HM slaves xD. By the time I reached the Elite 4 it was in it's late 70s from all the experience it gained throughout the game.

Edit: Obviously you would use the starter Pokémon in the first battle and to catch another Pokémon, before some smart-ass points that out :P.
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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 16:54 »
On Diamond my Empoleon is only level 47.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 23:48 »
I've never done this because I am traditional and I always use the starter.


On Diamond my Empoleon is only level 47.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 00:44 »
I LOVE starters, its like a connection between your first pokemon. Without starters the game would be different but not as exciting.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 02:33 »
Of course not. Just wanna get through the game and starters get the most experience.
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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 03:03 »
my starters end of being dumped in the pc on level 38 or so and never used again :\

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010, 00:56 »
Never on my Pearl game. Only if it's female on Platinum and HeartGold.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2010, 00:58 »
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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2010, 05:38 »
My friend got to Oreburgh, traded for the Abra, then made it her lead pokemon and dumped her starter. I feel bad for the Piplup. I feel bad for my Chikorita, who was gone the minute I caught a Mareep.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2010, 05:50 »
Sure, non-Starter runs can be fun. Especially with something horribly obvious like Cubone, Sandshrew, Scyther, or something fun. <3

But I like trading a Torchic Egg to any game I start, and using Blaziken throughout.



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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2010, 03:34 »
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I LOVE starters, its like a connection between your first pokemon.

Same here. I also use the starters. I would feel guilty if i boxed them.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2010, 08:16 »
Sure, non-Starter runs can be fun. Especially with something horribly obvious like Cubone, Sandshrew, Scyther, or something fun. <3

But I like trading a Torchic Egg to any game I start, and using Blaziken throughout.

Why are those 'horribly obvious'? I don't really get it

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2010, 08:29 »
They're just the most common thing I see when I see people doing non-starter runs. They're easy to use, and appealing to a lot of people. You can't tell me playing through the game with a Thick Club Cubone doesn't sound fun. ^_^'



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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010, 16:57 »
Usually i go for psyduck or ponyta. In HGSS i used teddiursa though.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 15:50 »
I ditched my Piplup in Platinum. Why? Because I hate hate HATE the GenIV starters. I don't know what it is about them, I just absolutely HATE them. It may be the designs I guess, I really don't know. Other than that I always use my starters (although I always get an Umbreon later on which I always have with me, and have following me almost constantly in SS)
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