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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2010, 16:05 »
I always leave my starter in a box after awhile cos I like other pokemon more haha



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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2010, 20:23 »
When I was a young whippersnapper, I always kept my starter. It was much more personal to have a starter with you all the way back then; it just made a lot of sense. I loved ploughing through Red with my first Charmander (<3) and the amazing times that came with it.

However now, I do not do this (whenever I can be bothered to play that is =P). I choose Pokémon in my team that I prefer, not just for nostalgia reasons. I guess it's a shame really. The only game I keep the starter is Sapphire with Torchic.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2010, 20:39 »
Strangely in the *Lugia goes off to count games* six journeys, I've never done that. AFTER the E4, however, is different. My Typhlosion is in it's box in SS, and Empoleon is in its box in Pt.
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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2010, 06:49 »
About halfway through Sapphire all those years ago I traded my Marshtomp for a Nuzleaf and never looked back.
I remember beating Steven with it using struggle. :)
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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2010, 13:30 »
^I beat Blue in Leafgreen with my starter's struggle.
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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2010, 00:32 »
In my Hoenn games I kept letting my sceptile rot in the computer because I couldn't get a decent moveset out of it and my other pokemon were so much better (give me mightyena and pelliper any day for those games!).

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2010, 13:46 »
I used to ONLY use my starter. Now I hardly ever do. On my previous HG save, I played through the game with a Weezing. This time, it was a Primeape. I have a very great urge to do SOME game with Vespiquen, simply because it's cool.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2010, 13:49 »
In my Hoenn games I kept letting my sceptile rot in the computer because I couldn't get a decent moveset out of it and my other pokemon were so much better (give me mightyena and pelliper any day for those games!).

Funny, because in RSE the only starter that I ever used was Sceptile XD Leaf Blade on Sceptile is just vicious, and with Leaf Storm in DPt, YAY!
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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2010, 22:48 »
I Never use my starter..
Fine I lied, I always use my starter.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2010, 23:49 »
To being with I just used the starter, than eventually it became the norm for me to ditch it the second I caught my first wild one. Didn't do that in RBY though...Brock is hardcore without them.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2010, 00:22 »
i always use my starter.. and i feel bad if i put it up.

i've met people that will box their starter after they've caught something else and just pretend that pidgey was their starter or something. it's really sad, imo.

But i have to say that even thought i wore out my Blaziken in Ruby, my Infernape gets no action.. i even transferred my blaziken into my Diamond and use that instead. Im currently using a Charizard just for in-game messing abouts.

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2010, 02:00 »
Well, as you can see, I ALWAYS keep my starter with me, no matter what! Me and my Starters keep a special bond, one that we can't separate!

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2010, 09:10 »
I often get rid of the starter. Using one of the same three pokemon over and over again is just boring :\
If I can't catch something cool I'll trade one over to replace the starter. Something initially hard to train that doesn't learn a decent attack for a while (although it's getting harder to choose one of those with all the new moves Pokémon keep being given).

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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2010, 09:41 »
In the end on SS, I dumped Alan the Feraligatr in the PC and traded over better mons from Pearl and Plat.

I'm not restarting my DS games though. On my brother's Sapphire I dumped Marshtomp and had a team of Shiny Plusle, Swellow, Electrode, Golem, Rapidsh and Wailord.

and plusle was only there because it was shiny and had a coolio moveset according to me. Then I migrated it and now it's a Nasty Plot Thunder Last Resort Spark Plusle which is meh.
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Re: Do you ever NOT use your starter Pokémon?
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2010, 10:57 »
I always keep and use them...especially for Gen 5. Torterra, Infernape and Empoleon are too good to miss.

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