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A "Favourite Starters!" Topic

Discussion in 'Pokémon Chat' started by Linkachu, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    We haven't had one of these in awhile, eh? And now with Generation V nestled comfortably in our minds, opinions we held in the past may no longer be the same. So here we go again!

    Out of all five generations of Pokemon starters, which is:
    - Your favourite starter of each element, at each stage of evolution.
    - Your overall favourite at each stage of evolution.
    And finally, the most annoying choice of all!
    - Your overall favourite starter Pokemon line. :)

    For the sake of discussion, "starters" refers only to our typical fire/water/grass trios. No Pikachu, Eevee, or related evolutions. >=o

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    Here are my picks.

    Favourite base stage
    Water Starter: Oshawott
    Fire Starter: Chimchar, Tepig or Charmander (I'm really not sure)
    Grass Starter: Bulbasaur
    Overall: Bulbasaur

    Favourite mid stage

    Water Starter: Dewott
    Fire Starter: Monferno
    Grass Starter: Grovyle or Ivysaur (Again, no clear choice)
    Overall: Dewott

    Favourite final stage
    Water Starter: Samurott
    Fire Starter: Charizard
    Grass Starter: Torterra
    Overall: Charizard

    Overall Favourite Starter Line: This is tough for me because I'm not a huge fan of Venusaur but adore Bulbasaur and Ivysaur. I think ultimately my answer would be a toss up between Charmander and Oshawott's lines. I love all three stages for Chimchar/Monferno/Infernape as well, but not to the same extent as the other two.
     
  2. First Stage
    Water: Squirtle
    Fire: Charmander
    Grass: Snivy
    Overall: Squirtle

    Second Stage
    Water: Wartortle
    Fire: Quilava
    Grass: Grovyle
    Overall: Wartortle

    Final Stage
    Water: Swampert
    Fire: Charizard
    Grass: Serperior (I don honestly like any final form grass starters)
    Overall: Swampert

    Overall favourite line: Charmander's it would be Squirtles but there is something about Blastoise that makes me dislike it

    I'm going to add in extra and do my least favourites

    First stage
    Water: Piplup
    Fire: Torchic
    Grass: Turtwig
    Overall: Turtwig

    Second stage
    Water: Prinplup
    Fire: Pignite
    Grass: Grotle
    Overall: Grotle

    Final stage
    Water: Empoleon
    Fire: Blaziken, Infernape and Emboar
    Grass: Meganium or Torterra
    Overall: Blaziken, Infernape and Emboar

    Overall least favourite line: Turtwig's hands down closely followed by Piplup's and Tepig's (Tepig's would be top but I like Tepig)
     
  3. Demelza

    Demelza Eevee Tamer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Hmm, very hard choices but let's see..

    Favourite base stage...
    Water Starter: Totodile
    Fire Starter: Charmander (I loved every fire starter apart from Torchic though).
    Grass Starter: Chikorita
    Overall: Charmander

    Favourite mid stage...
    Water Starter: Dewott
    Fire Starter: Quilava
    Grass Starter: Bayleef
    Overall: Bayleef/Quilava can't choose D:

    Favourite final stage...
    Water Starter: Feraligatr
    Fire Starter: Charizard
    Grass Starter: Meganium
    Overall: Charizard

    As you can tell second generation lines I truly did love. xD
     
  4. Magpie

    Magpie Feathered Overseer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Favourite Basic stage...
    Water Starter: Oshawott
    Fire Starter: Charmander
    Grass Starter: Bulbasaur
    Overall: Charmander

    Favourite Mid stage...
    Water Starter: Dewott
    Fire Starter: Quilava
    Grass Starter: Ivysaur
    Overall: Quilava

    Favourite Final stage...
    Water Starter: Swampert
    Fire Starter: Charizard
    Grass Starter: Sceptile
    Overall: Sceptile, with Charizard a very close second

    Overall Favourite Starter Line: I'd have to go with the Charmander line. Charmeleon isn't a favourite of mine, but Charmander and Charizard are just epic. Charmander just because he brings back memories of that first play-through on Red. Good times, and Charizard for similar reasons + he just looks so awesome. Sceptile is my all time favourite starter, but I'm not a huge fan of his earlier two stages.

    You'll notice a lack of Gen IV picks there, simply because I never liked any of those starters. In fact, the Piplup line is probably the only line of starters I can honestly say I really, really dislike completely :V
     
  5. This was rather tough because usually when I consider favorite starters, I go right for the fire types |3

    Favorite base stage...
    Water Starter: Oshawott
    Fire Starter: Torchic
    Grass Starter: Snivy
    Overall: Torchic

    Favorite mid stage...
    Water Starter: Dewott
    Fire Starter: Quilava
    Grass Starter: Grovyle
    Overall: Quilava

    Favorite final stage...
    Water Starter: Samurott
    Fire Starter: Blaziken
    Grass Starter: Serperior
    Overall: Blaziken by a long shot

    Overall Favorite Line: Torchic->Blaziken. Not the biggest fan of Combusken, but the first and last stages make up for it c: In a close second is the Samurott line, because all three stages are pretty awesome, and easily beat out any other water starter imo.
     
  6. Favourite base stage...
    Water Starter: Mudkip
    Fire Starter: Cyndaquil
    Grass Starter: Treecko
    Overall: Mudkip
    I liek Mudkips. Cyndaquil was really cute and cool, and Treecko was so badass... A minor part of why Mudkip won was because My Friend Mudkip gave me such an intense nostalgia wave this morning that I almost shed a manly tear on the bus.

    Favourite mid stage...
    Water Starter: Dewott
    Fire Starter: Charmeleon
    Grass Starter: Grovyle
    Overall: Dewott
    Dewott is such a fucking ninja. Who doesn't love it? Charmeleon was always a real badass, though I think the Fire mid-stages are pretty mediocre in general. Grovyle is a cool lizard dragon thing that always makes me think of Smooth Criminal Grovyle would look so ballin' in a Michael Jackson hat

    Favourite final stage...
    Water Starter: Swampert
    Fire Starter: Infernape
    Grass Starter: Sceptile
    Overall: Swampert
    Swampert all the way. Swampert is the most amazing Pokémon in existance. It looks like a boss, has an amazing typing, and is powerful. Infernape is a real boss too, his head is on fire for Arceus' sake! Sceptile looks so amazing, a grass type dragon lizard? Aww ye! Not as awesome as Grovyle though...

    Favourite line per generation...
    1st Gen: Charmander->Charmeleon->Charizard
    2nd Gen: Totodile->Crocognaw->Feraligatr
    3rd Gen: Mudkip->Marshtomp->Swampert
    4th Gen: Chimchar->Monferno->Infernape
    5th Gen: Oshawott->Dewott->Samurott
    Overall Favourite Starter Line: Mudkip->Marshtomp->Swampert.
    Without a doubt. While Marshtomp always was kinda meh, Mudkip was always cool, and I've already explained my love for Swampert. The Charmander line is my favorite of the 1st Gen, though admittedly the Gen 1 lines don't really speak to me that much. Totodile may seem as an odd choice, after all, Cyndaquil was my only Gen 2 Poké on this list. The thing is I love Cyndaquil, but the rest of its line, not so much. Totodile+evos all look pretty cool, but Gen 2 wasn't really that good with the starters either, imo. I explained Gen 3. Infernape makes it for Gen 4. That guy looks quite damn cool, and he drags his line to the top of Gen 4. I've tried playing White with all three starters, but I always go back to Oshawott. I just find it the most useful line, I love the designs, the moves, everything.

    What the heck, might as well do least favorite while I'm at it.

    First stage
    Water: Piplup
    Fire: Torchic
    Grass: Chikorita
    Overall: Chikorita
    I just find Chikorita incredibly bland. I never picked it when I played through Gold as a 7 year old. Piplup isn't THAT bad, but all other Water starters best it. Torchic I don't like very much, everyone picked Torchic when I was a kid with my Sapphire. Didn't help that May had one either. Same goes for Dawn and Piplup.

    Second stage
    Water: Prinplup
    Fire: Pignite
    Grass: Servine
    Overall: Prinplup
    I think Prinplup looks terrible. Hate the design. So much. Pignite is quite hideous too, though it gets plus points for combusting farts. Servine is really boring too, its arm stumps look terrible and it sounds like a spoiled teenage blonde.

    Final stage
    Water: Blastoise
    Fire: Blaziken
    Grass: Meganium
    Overall: Meganium
    Meganium... Ugh. It had a terrible sprite in Gold. Terrible. It's boring, and while defensively acceptable, it was weak offensively. Dislike. A lot. Blaziken... It's just the fact that everyone picked Blaziken. I just grew so tired of it that i started hating it -.- Blastoise is cool, don't hate on me. I think all the Water type final evos are very good, it's just that I think out of them, Blastoise is the one that stands out the least. But I still think it's cool, just not AS cool as the others :)

    Per Gen
    1st Gen: Squirtle->Wartortle->Blastoise
    2nd Gen: Chikorita->Bayleef->Meganium
    3rd Gen: Torchic->Combusken->Blaziken
    4th Gen: Turtwig->Grotle->Torterra
    5th Gen: Snivy->Servine->Serperior
    Overall least favourite line:Chikorita->Bayleef->Meganium
    Oh, the Gen 2 Grass line... It's just so bland and boring, and my rival always picked it >>; I dislike. A lot. Gen 1 was a bit iffy again, I guess it came down to the fact that I like Wartortle least of the Gen 1 mid line Pokés. I just don't see what everyone liked about the Torchic line... If it wasn't for Pignite, Combusken would be my most disliked Fire mid evo. Turtwig might be a bit similar to Totodile in the favorite lines list. It's just that Empoleon really saves it for its line, which leaves the Grass line. I don't mind them though. The Gen 5 Grass line is just... Snivy was my initial favorite Gen 5 starter, but Servine ruined it for them... Serperior is meh. I might like it more once Leaf Storm + Contrary is released.

    Long post is ginormous >>;
     
  7. Shiny Lyni

    Shiny Lyni 2016 Singles Football

    Basic stage~
    Water Starter: Oshawott/Squirtle
    Fire Starter: Cyndaquil
    Grass Starter: Snivy
    Overall: Cyndaquil

    Mid stage~
    Water Starter: Dewott/Frogadier
    Fire Starter: Monferno/Quilava
    Grass Starter: Grovyle/Bayleef
    Overall: Dewott/Monferno

    Final stage~
    Water Starter: Blastoise/Greninja
    Fire Starter: Charizard/Infernape
    Grass Starter: Meganium
    Overall: Infernape

    And by region...
    Kanto: The Squirtle line, followed closely by Charmander’s line
    Johto: The Chikorita line, ALL THE WAY. Cyndaquil’s second~
    Hoenn: Torchic and Mudkip’s lines are pretty much tied...
    Sinnoh: Chimchar line, Turtwig's being a close second
    Unova: I love Oshawott’s line but Snivy’s is a REALLY CLOSE second
    Kalos: Froakie and Fennekin are tied here as well

    This is starting to look really tough for even me to figure out. It’s like, all over the place. XD But in the end...

    Overall Favourite Starter Line: The Chimchar Line! This was almost a no-brainer in the end, because I love the entire line’s designs. The typing is also win, despite it being extremely redundant at this point. Also, Infernape is totally a shout out to Sun Wukong, and that just brings back all the nostalgia and memories of childhood to me, since I grew up hearing stories of that epic monkey and his comrades.
     
    #7 Shiny Lyni, Feb 1, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2014
  8. Favourite base stage...
    Water Starter: Mudkip
    Fire Starter: Torchic
    Grass Starter: Turtwig.
    Overall: Torchic. Chimchar is pretty cool in its own right, but Torchic was my first PokeMon and god, I love him to bits.

    Favourite mid stage...
    Water Starter: Dewott
    Fire Starter: Combusken
    Grass Starter: Grovyle
    Overall: Combusken. What can I say? I take a lot of joy from being in control of a pyrokinetic young fowl who can Double Kick all Rock-types to oblivion. Monferno is a close second.

    Favourite final stage...
    Water Starter: Swampert
    Fire Starter: Blaziken
    Grass Starter: Torterra
    Overall: Have you figured out a pattern yet? Blaziken will always be my favourite PokeMon, due to its looks and abilities. I love its original Emerald moveset, with gems like Mirror Move. Within the same pattern, I do love Infernape as well.

    Overall Favourite Starter Line: The Kung Fu Chickens.
     
  9. Favourite Basic stage...
    Water Starter: Totodile
    Fire Starter: Cyndaquil
    Grass Starter: Bulbasaur
    Overall: Bulbasaur

    Favourite Mid stage...
    Water Starter: Wartortle
    Fire Starter: Charmeleon
    Grass Starter: Ivysaur
    Overall: Ivysaur

    Favourite Final stage...
    Water Starter: Swampert
    Fire Starter: Charizard
    Grass Starter: Venusaur
    Overall: Venusaur

    Overall Favourite Starter Line: Its always been the original #1, #2 and #3 for me. Their design was unique and stuck with me forever as a favourite. I found a lot of the designs from Hoenn onwards as being pretty meh (even though Hoenn/Johto were my favourite regions). I dislike pretty much the entirety of the Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova starters asides the Treecko line, I'm a bit of a grass fanboy.
     
  10. First Stage
    Water: Mudkip (*razor shell'd* Oshawott I'm so sorry D':)
    Fire: Tepig
    Grass: Bulbasaur
    Overall: Umm, this is tough </3 But mostly, it's a toss-up between Tepig or Bulbasaur

    Second Stage
    Water: Dewott
    Fire: Monferno
    Grass: Bayleef
    Overall: Dewott (*Double Razor Shell'd* oh gods I'm so sorry, Oshy, he's just so much cooler than you D':)

    Final Stage
    Water: Swampert or Blastoise
    Fire: Blaziken or Typhlosion
    Grass: Torterra
    Overall: Ummm...I like all of them equally :<

    Overall favorite line: According to the list, it'd probably be mudkip's line (blue and orange is my favorite color combo and all) but really, I don't particular love any one single line.
     
  11. FIRST STAGE

    Grass: Snivy
    Fire: Charmander
    Water: Totodile

    Overall: I'd say Charmander. It's close though. As you can see, I like my reptiles!

    SECOND STAGE

    Grass: Grovyle
    Fire: Charmeleon
    Water: Wartortle

    Overall: I can't decide. They're all so BADASS D:

    FINAL STAGE

    Grass: Venusaur
    Fire: Charizard
    Water: Feraligatr

    Overall: Charizard. Hands down. It's my favourite Pokemon and it always will be.

    FAVOURITE OVERALL LINES

    Grass: Treeko - Grovyle - Sceptile
    Fire: Charmander - Charmeleon - Charizard
    Water: Totodile - Croconaw - Feraligatr

    Overall: Definately the Charizard line. I'm a Fire fanboy, and since Charizard is my favourite Pokemon, it's a no-brainer.
     
  12. First Stage
    Water: Oshawott
    Fire: Charmander
    Grass: Bulbasaur
    Overall: Bulbasaur

    Second Stage
    Water: Wartotle
    Fire: Quilava
    Grass: Bayleaf
    Overall: Bayleaf

    Final Stage
    Water: Samurott
    Fire: Charizard
    Grass: Venusaur
    Overall: Charizard
     
  13. Favourite base stage...
    Water Starter: Squirtle or Totodile
    Fire Starter: Charmander
    Grass Starter: Treeko
    Overall: Easily Charmander!

    Favourite mid stage...
    Water Starter: Marshtomp, dunno why, just like it randomly :p
    Fire Starter: Charmeleon!
    Grass Starter: Grovyle (Love this fucker!)
    Overall: Grovyle

    Favourite final stage...
    Water Starter: Swampert or Squirtle
    Fire Starter: Charizard
    Grass Starter: Meganium or Sceptile
    Overall: Charizard! (Fave pokemon of all time!! :D)

    Overall Favourite Starter Line: No doubt, Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard!
     
  14. Favourite base stage
    Water: Totodile
    Fire: Cyndaquil
    Grass: Snivy
    Overall: Snivy
    I know the gen 2 theme is there for the first 2, I really struggled with water mostly because I'm not much of a fan of water starters. Came down to Squirtle vs Totodile, but I had to vote for totodile because of the anime, all I could think of as I started writing squirtle was totodiles voice.

    Favourite mid stage
    Water: Wartortle
    Fire: Quilava
    Grass: Servine
    Overall: Servine
    Unlike totodile vs squirtle, croconaw doesn't get a vote, it looks like a fat caveman.... Should be no shock Servine's my favourite mid-stage, I still like the japanese name more, Janovii ^_^

    Favourite Final Stage
    Water: Blastoise
    Fire: Blaziken
    Grass: Sceptile
    Overall: Blaziken
    It isn't the prettiest thing in the world, but speed boost through the dream world just makes this guy awesome, Blaziken is just a great pokémon to use, prior to dream world I'd have probably said typhlosion for looks. Sceptile just beats Serperior on coolness, purely because of its superior offensive stats.

    Overall favourite line: Snivy trio.
    I wish serperior was cooler looking (a bigger servine with a leafy mohawk and razor sharp claws would have sufficed) it ruins my otherwise favourite line. But offenses aside, and dream world ability thrown into play, can't deny the unova grass starters sit firmly in my heart =)
     
  15. Favourite base stage...
    Water Starter: Squirtle
    Fire Starter: Cyndaquil
    Grass Starter: Chikorita
    Overall: Squirtle

    Favourite mid stage...
    Water Starter: Prinplup
    Fire Starter: Combusken
    Grass Starter:Bayleaf
    Overall: Bayleaf
    Favourite final stage...
    Water Starter:Blastoise,Swampert
    Fire Starter: Charizard
    Grass Starter: Torterra
    Overall: Blastoise

    Overall Favourite Starter Line: Squirtle FTW! ~:D~

    P.S. : I haven't bought Pokemon Black or White yet so I can't chose one of its starters!
     
  16. Favourite base stage...
    Water Starter: Oshawott
    Fire Starter: Charmander
    Grass Starter: Treeko
    Overall: Treeko

    Favourite mid stage...
    Water Starter: Croconaw
    Fire Starter: Quilava
    Grass Starter: Grotle
    Overall: Grotle

    Favourite final stage...
    Water Starter: Blastoise
    Fire Starter: Infernoape (man, this was a hard one. love almost all the fire starters last stage)
    Grass Starter: Sceptile
    Overall: Infernoape easily, he's my favorite of all starter pokemon.

    Overall Favourite Starter Line: Gonna go with the Treeko's line.
     
  17. Well...
    Let's see:

    Favourite base stage:
    Water Starter - Mudkip
    Fire Starter - Cyndaquil
    Grass Starter - (ARGH. This is hard... I love them all! :? )Snivy
    Overall - Snivy

    Favourite mid-stage:
    Water Starter - Dewott
    Fire Starter - Combusken
    Grass Starter - Ivysaur
    Overall - Dewott

    Favourite final stage:
    Water Starter - Swampert
    Fire Starter - Charizard
    Grass Starter - Torterra
    Overall - Swampert

    Overall Favourite Starter Line: Um, I think the Mudkip line with Turtwig's at a close second. ;)
     
  18. Favorite base stage:
    Water Starter: Totodile
    Fire Starter: Cyndaquil
    Grass Starter: Snivy or Turtwig...they're both so cute :D
    Overall: Totodile

    Favorite mid stage:
    Water Starter: Wartortle or Dewott, because all the others suck. Majorly.
    Fire Starter: Quilava
    Grass Starter: Servine
    Overall: Servine

    Favorite final stage:
    Water Starter: Feraligatr
    Fire Starter: Typhlosion or Infernape
    Grass Starter: Serperior or Torterra
    Overall: Feraligatr

    Per Region:
    Kanto: Charmander/Squirtle, Wartortle, Charizard/Blastoise
    Johto: Totodile/Cyndaquil, Quilava, Feraligatr/Typhlosion
    Hoenn: Treecko/Torchic, Sceptile/Blaziken. Can't stand the mid-forms, and hate the Mudkip line. Sorry.
    Sinnoh: Turtwig/Chimchar, Torterra/Infernape. Same as Hoenn.
    Unova: Snivy line all the way. And Dewott. Everything else can go die.

    Overall Favorite Starter Line: Feraligatr, hands down. I may not be too fond of Croconaw, but Totodile is ridiculously adorable and Feraligatr is an absolute machine of pure destruction. And it's 7'7", which is the tallest of the starters, I believe. I like all of the Snivy line, and Serperior is just completely cool in every sense of the word. I only like Typhlosion for nostalgia nowadays, and Infernape only because he's served me immensely well competitively. Torterra is also really awesome, and I would love to ride around on one(SHADE. FREE SHADE WHILE TRAVELING. YES).
     
  19. Water:
    1st~Squirtle
    2nd~Dewott
    3rd~Blastoise

    Grass:
    1st~Treeko
    2nd~Ivysaur
    3rd~Venasaur

    Fire:
    1st~Charmander
    2nd~Quilava
    3rd~Typlosion

    Stage one: Squirtle
    Stage 2: Ivysaur
    Stage 3: Blastoise

    Favorite evolutionary line: Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise
     
  20. What's Your Favorite Starter Pokémon?
    Mine Is Oshawott Because its a Water Type [Favorite starter type] and I wasn't a big fan of Froakie and that was the only time I didn't pick a water type and its ADORABLE and it has freckles!
     
  21. Can you put more than one???:)
     
  22. My Favorite is Squirtle
     
  23. My favorite starter is the first Water-type starter; Squirtle. :p
    My least favorite starter for the fact of hating everything about it; Mudkip. :@
     
  24. Chikorita!! But close second is Treecko. Treecko being my first starter, and Meganium is so adorable! Third is Frogadier, my favorite from Kalos ( I'm not a huge fan of Greninja..)
     
  25. My favourite is Froakie (I don't know why, I just find Froakie Kawaii :3) My second favourite has got to be Oshawott ;D My third favourite is Mudkip because why not? ;)
     
  26. Swampert and Infernape have quickly grown on me and have become my favorites particularly for competitive battling. As far as aesthetics go I love Blastoise and Torterra ... I liek turtles O_O
     
  27. Infernape all the way, Inspired from Sun Wukong.
     
  28. Well, my favourite of each gen:
    Squirtle
    Chikorita
    Treecko
    Piplup
    Oshawott
    Fennekin
    All time now is Fennekin. I absolutely melted once I saw Delphox. I like Greninja and Chesnaught, but not as much as Delphox. Chikorita was a last minute decision between Totodile. I don't know, but I've just grown attached to Meganium over the years.
     
  29. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
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    Oh lovely, another "Favorite [category] Pokémon" thread. Done to death, quite frankly. I took the liberty of biomerging this one with the last active one which is on the second page and therefore still doesn't fall under our gravedigging clause.

    Unfortunately I don't think I have an answer to that question. I rarely ever have a singular 'favorite' out of ANYTHING, and starters are no exception. There are just too many awesome ones. But let's see.

    The Bulbasaur line takes Generation 1 with utterly no contest. I'm more partial to Bulba and Ivy (still some of the best first and second forms out there, they are made of adorbs @_@) than I am to Venusaur in terms of design, but holy shit, Mega Venusaur is a beast. I'm generally neutral on Charmander/Squirtle and rather like Charmeleon/Wartortle in terms of concept - but I find that Charizard and Blastoise leave much to be desired appearance-ways - although Mega Charizard Y was certainly a HUGE step in the right direction. A shame it tends to be overshadowed in anime representation by its deviantART OC-looking evil twin from X. <<;

    I'd say the Chikorita line takes Gen 2 for me solely for being a grass-type. I find the Cyndaquil line adorable and the Totodile line abhorrent, but that's just me.

    Gen 3 is more difficult to decide on. First and second form-ways Treecko and Grovyle take the favorite spot easily (with not much competition from Cutesy Overload Chicken Torchic and Memetic Overlord Mudkip and their awkward-middle-child evolutions Combusken and Marshtomp) - but the final forms... well, this is where I run into a bit of a conundrum. Blaziken is my absolute favorite in terms of design for this gen - but Swampert is quite the beast in terms of usability and... er... Sceptile... makes a fine Christmas tree, I suppose? This has kind of been turned on its head with the introduction of their mega forms, where Mega Sceptile won itself a place in my heart on account of both looking more badass and less stoned AND getting that dragon type it seriously deserved... and Mega Swampert still makes me wonder why. Mega Blaziken remains awesome to me, but... come on. They finally gave me a fucking Grass/Dragon. ;-;

    Gen 4 is one of those gens where I rather like the designs of all the starters' final forms - Torterra winning by a margin for being a freaking Grass-type island ankylotortoise with mountains and a tree on its back. First form-ways I'm rather partial to Turtwig and Chimchar and loathe Piplup with a burning passion. Mid-formways, though, the only one I actually like is Monferno. Prinplup is horrendous and Grotle is bloody awkward.

    Gen 5's final form starters are the set of starters I am DYING to see mega forms for, because they all feel a touch unfinished in some way. Their first forms are adorable when drawn right (although I'm personally most drawn to Snivy for obvious grass-type reasons) and their midforms are instantaneously dominated by Dewott, which is one of the best midforms ever (Servine is kind of odd to me anatomy-ways and World's-Strongest-Circus-Midget-Pignite can go bacon itself). Final-formways, I generally dislike Emboar (SO glad that was the last Fire/Fighting starter we got >>) but am rather fond of Bunny Ears Snake and Impossible Anatomy Otter-Seal-Samurai (mostly for getting Megahorn).

    Gen 6... Yeah, there's a whole thread for that so I'm not going to repeat myself here. Suffice to say all the first forms are lackluster, second form has Frogadier which is nifty, final forms-ways the only one I REALLY like is Delphox. There.
     
    #30 StellarWind Elsydeon, Jul 5, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2014
  30. Gen 1 favorite is and always will be Charizard but the first 3 starters are all fantastic in their own right.

    Gen 2 starters seemed a bit uncreative but the Totodile line was greatly thought out (Chikorita line was terrible, IMO)

    Gen 3 a strong case can be made for each one and I cannot pick a favorite. I replayed RuSa & always rotated the starters. They were awesome.

    Gen 4 introduced the best water starter combo in Empoleon. That thing was nasty in battle. Infernape showed that the creators really dug the fire-fighting combo from the previous gen, just seemed a bit repetitive.

    Gen 5 contained my favorite grass type starter in Snivy, I liked the design. Tepig line was brutally repetitive at that point, type-wise.
     
  31. Wow. Having to choose just a single starter for each element from five different generations is certainly a daunting task. That said, I shall endeavor to create solid reasoning on lack of sleep at 1:18AM Central Time.

    If I have naught a choice but to choose, I will do it according to how I understand the explanation given. This means I will choose 1 starter from each region and explain why it is my favorite for that region and which evolution is best. Then I will choose an overall favorite followed by a favorite evolution lineup.

    For Kanto, it's all about Charmander. Early in the game it is near impossible to find a good fire type. While not ideal for either Brock or Misty, you can catch a Nidoran or Mankey to handle Brock. I like Charmander primarily for Charizard. Charizard is ideal for taking down three birds with one stone to to speak. I generally keep him with 1 flying move, 1 fire, and 1 fighting (usually Seismic toss).

    Johto, unlike Kanto, owes it's choice of Totodile simply to the fact that it will eventually reach being Ferraligatr (I spelled that wrong). I choose him solely to have a powerful water type and to name it Godzilla. One has to admit he has a rather Godzilla-like build.

    Hoenn is a trickier region. I wasn't exactly thrilled by any of the starters at first, but Mudkip is the one that quickly grew on me. I love that electricity has no effect on Mudkip thanks to his status as part ground type. Swampert is a splendid final stage.

    Sinnoh, is another realm of starters I wasn't fond of. That said, I have to go with Turtwig. I like turtles, and Torterra is not only a powerful grass/ground type, but it's a giant turtle that can easily be named Gamera.

    Finally, we reach where I regained hope for starters Pokemon. The Unova region, home to three starters (two of which are overrated to the point it annoys me). I am 100% behind Oshawatt for Unova. Oshawatt is an adorable otter type Pokemon (better than Buizel in my opinion) that becomes Samurott, possibly one of the most powerful water-type starters known with the coolest beard ever!

    Now, the one I told myself I'd never do. Choose a single starter line. Charmander to Charizard, best starter transition ever. To go from a tiny little fire type into a massive dragon-like king of the skies fire/flying type, my hat collection goes off to you #004-007!
     
  32. Basic:
    Grass-Treecko
    Fire-Chimchar
    Water-Piplup

    Stage 1:
    Grass-Grovyle
    Fire-Monferno
    Water-Prinplup

    Stage 2:
    Grass-Sceptile or Torterra
    Fire-Infernape
    Water-Empoleon
     
  33. mhairigood

    mhairigood Likes Trains

    Stage 1
    Fire: Cyndaquil
    Grass: Chikorita
    Water: Squirtle

    Stage 2
    Fire: Quilava
    Grass: Ivysaur
    Water: Wartortle

    Stage 3
    Fire: Typhlosion
    Grass: Meganium
    Water: Blastoise

    Overall Fav.
    This one is actually pretty easy for me; the Chikorita line is my favourite. ♥
     
    #34 mhairigood, Jul 20, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2014
  34. here they are

    stage 1
    fire: fennekin or charmander
    water: totodile
    grass: chikorita
    overall: totodile

    stage 2
    fire: combusken
    water: dewott
    grass: grovyle or bayleef
    overall: grovyle

    stage 3
    fire: delphox, charizard or typhlosion
    water: feraligatr or blastoise
    grass: torterra, sceptile or meganium
    overall: typhlosion

    best line
    id probably say chikoritas line. out of cyndiquils i only liked typhlosion and out of totodiles i only didnt like croconaw as i like all of chikoritas line
     
  35. AzureEdge

    AzureEdge ✧luzrov rulay✧

    Fave fist stage
    Fire- fennekins
    Water- mudkipz
    Grass- chickorita

    Second stage
    Fire- braxien
    Water- crocanaw
    Grass- grovyle

    Favorite third stage
    Fire- infernape
    Water- samurott
    Grass- surperior
     
  36. First Stage:
    Fire: Cyndaquil by a landslide. Charmander resembles a Demon Caillou to me. e.o
    Water: Totodile. Because crocs are awesome.
    Grass: Bulbasaur. I love this ENTIRE lineage, which makes me doubt my decision of Cyndaquil's lineage as my overall favorite. XD

    Second Stage:
    Fire: Charmeleon, because he looks cooler than all the rest of them.
    Water: Wartortle, and Dewott as a close second.
    Grass: Ivysaur is just adorable.
    (The gen 1s are just so perfect on their 2nd stages)


    Final Stage:
    Fire: Typhlosion, with Charizard in a VERY close second.
    Water: Blastiose, even though Feraligatr is also pretty awesome.
    Grass: Venusaur. They just blow the competition out of the water in my opinion. XD

    Favourite Lineage:
    Easy!
    Cyndaquil>Quilava>Typhlosion
    Though when drawn like this I have troubles. XD
    Especially on those final stages, where even Meganium looks Bad-ass. Oh, wait.
    And the Kalos starters are slightly disappointing, though I do like Delphox and Greninga.
    Chespin and friends, on the other hand just... Nope.
    Quilladin's little nut-shell-thing makes them look like a fat rodent wearing a makeshift cactus costume.
    And Chesnaught... Yeah... I don't know how cactus-pinata is related to that beast. It confuses me just thinking about it.
     
  37. I love Snivy! (and all it's stages) I also like Quilava.
     
  38. Yeah, change of plans.

    Totodile. Replayed Silver, picked Totodile, and I fell in love with it.......
    I wasn't such a Croconaw/Feraligatr fan at first ( the reason I didn;t pick Totodile so often), but I grew fond of it quickly... And I like the green on Croconaw in Gen II..... So yeah, Totodile-Croconaw-Feraligatr is my favourite starter evolution line.

    Next is the Froakie line, that haven't changed.....
    Well bye.
     
  39. Green Dragon

    Green Dragon Formerly supertrainer300

    My turn!

    1st Evolutions:
    Fire:
    Torchic
    Grass: Turtwig
    Water: Totodile
    Overall: Totodile

    2nd Evolutions:
    Fire:
    Combusken
    Grass: Grotle
    Water: Marshtomp
    Overall: Combusken

    3rd Evolutions:
    Fire:
    Infernape
    Grass: Sceptile
    Water: Greninja
    Overall: Greninja

    Overall Favorite Line: The Froakie line. Not even a hard decision. I picked Froakie when I first got Y, and named it Ninja, not knowing the final evolution.

    <Frogadier evolved!>

    Me: *Gasp* AHFASDGKJLDGHKGDSFASDKJGLSK
     

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