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Do you have starter Pokémon spawn frequently in your area outside events?

the future is not written
May 1, 2009
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I see the grass starters quite frequently, and I also see a fair number of Chimchars and Torchics as well. Not as many Charmander or Cyndaquil. The water starters are somewhat conspicuously absent, even though I live in a very wet place.
Jun 17, 2006
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I see Grass and Fire type starters the most in my area. Bulbasaur used to be a bit more common, but I'll still see often enough. I just see Chikorita and Treecko a bit more often. Even Turtwig is becoming slightly more common. I used to see Charmander a bit more often, but since it has been rainy for the past few months, it has been more infrequent. Torchic and to a lesser degree Cyndaquil are still quite common though.

Water starters are usually much rarer to find, especially Mudkip. I might have seen a few more wild Piplup than Chimchar though. Oddly enough, Squirtle have become much more common lately. Part of it was probably the rainy weather, but even on sunny or cloudy weather, there's still a good chance that I'll come across a Squirtle. I don't mind that since transferring over more Pokemon to my Let's Go games has been helpful in getting more candies, but it is quite strange.
the shadow pokemon
Sep 9, 2008
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I don't really see a whole lot of starters in my area, but when I do, it's typically the Grass starters, followed by the Water starters that are the most common, depending on where exactly I'm at in the area. Fire starters are the most rare outside of events, which is unfortunate because those are typically the ones that I end up needing the most.