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Saying no to the starters
« on: April 30, 2013, 04:52 »
Just wondering if anyone sometimes leaves there starter behind from near the start and raises other Pokemon. I feel most trainers love their starter, but I remember one time I left a Charmander behind and raised a lovely Zubat into a Crobat.

And after I left that Charmander behind Ash found it...
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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 05:29 »
I ditched Tepig in Black2 and sent over Torchic. Same with Cyndaquil in SS. And then I've done so in every Nuzlocke I've ever done, using an Egg Pokemon as a starter. And in Yellow Version, I tend to ditch Pikachu once I can get Electabuzz.
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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 13:41 »
I ditched Oshawott and Serperior in White and Black 2 respectively...  for like a Galvantula and an Octillery or Magnezone or something.
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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 14:08 »
I actually TRADED my Oshawott in White 2 to someone else pretty early on for... dang, I can't remember which Pokemon I got out of it, but that's not important. My "starter" in White 2 was effectively Psyduck. That's the only time I've ever not used my starter-starter in a game for my final team, though.

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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 15:29 »
I used to be really against this for some reason, if the starters were bad I would be really bummed out because I'd have to play through the whole game with a Pokemon I don't really like. It wasn't until B/W that I decided to leave the starter behind and fill my team with normal Pokemon.

I'm not even sure if I'll go back to starters again, there are so many Pokemon I want to raise and train that the starter just feels unnecessary.

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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 18:18 »
Just wondering if anyone sometimes leaves there starter behind from near the start and raises other Pokemon. I feel most trainers love their starter, but I remember one time I left a Charmander behind and raised a lovely Zubat into a Crobat.

And after I left that Charmander behind Ash found it...

I actually ditched my starter in Gen 4. I really wasn't okay with a fire/fighting yet again so I decided to raise a flying type instead. after thinking about it, I could have gone with a piplup and been fine.

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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 20:11 »
I've been playing through Soul Silver again recently, and I ditched my Cyndaquil and instead sent over a Houndour from Platinum. Asides from a difficult first gym battle when it refused to listen to me, everything's gone pretty smoothly.

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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 12:51 »
I always stick with my starter, then after beating the game I store it in the PC
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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 15:42 »
i ditched Tepig in black 2 for a riolu and a growlithe

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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 15:48 »
It sounds really silly, but I never ditch the starters because it feels like you're supposed to use them e.g. in Black Prof. Juniper gives you the starter as a present (sort of) and it just feels rude to ditch them  :wacko:

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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 15:49 »
thts true i suppose. You know what im not going to ditch anymore of my starters

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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2013, 15:58 »
i ditched my 4th gen starters because they sucked
usually i keep em around tho


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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 19:43 »
i ditched my 4th gen starters because they sucked
usually i keep em around tho

But Turtwig is literally a solidified version of perfection that isn't a pizza....

- slightly exaggerating

I see why people keep it, I do most of the times, because I like them. We have an emotional attachment to it, kinda... without sounding weird.
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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 20:30 »
I never ditch 'em except in Gen V, cos the only good starter is tepig  and he evolves into Emboar who I hate.

And turtwig is awesome, but grotle is better :tongue2:

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Re: Saying no to the starters
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2013, 01:32 »
i've done this a few times, and it didn't end well
i would be terrible and just quit haha