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Is anyone choosing a non-starter starter?

Eon Duo Lover!
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You don't have to choose the starter, it's just recommended to.
In ORAS, I may not choose one of the "traditional" starters and start with a different Mon. Will you start with the traditional or choose someone else? If so, who will you choose?

I might start with a Vulpix or maybe a Shinx, probably because I like those lines and it would be fun to play a game that deviates from the formula.
 
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I'd have considered it if it wasn't for the Mega Evolutions. But Mega Swampert is just too much fun.
 
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Part of me really wants to choose torchic in OR because that is what I used in my original Ruby playthough, and I loved it. Blaziken is still tied for my all time favorite pokemon (with heracross). Alas, I already have blazikenite in Y and I have a speed boost, 6IV, shiny blaziken, so I don't see the point. So, instead, I am going to choose treecko, and try to breed another speed boost, 6IV torchic and move it along with my shiny heracross to OR with pokemon bank. I plan to use essentially all three of them as "starters", using them all the way through the elite four. In AS I plan to use mudkip just because I've never (and I do mean never) really trained a mudkip before for anything other than the pokedex.
 
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I'm contemplating the absurd and using my level 10 Poke Bank Celebi along with my starter... but there's the problem of its boosted growth and disobedience...
 
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My first run I will use a Hoenn starter (Mudkip) on my 2nd and 3rd runs going to not use any Hoenn starters.
2nd run Mienfoo will probably be my unofficial starter, although I will have one non Hoenn starter
3rd run not sure, 2 team members are non Hoenn starters
 
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Sometimes I think I would, but then I realize it's a lot effort for low returns.
 
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On my second or third play-through I might pull something out of Pokebank as a different starter like Mareep but that will only be if I'm REALLY bored.
 
I gotta focus. I'm shifting into pokemon mode.
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In all my years playing pokemon I never really thought about this. I've currently been racking my brain wondering if I should choose Treecko or Mudkip, my original Ruby and Sapphire choices respectively...but maybe I should spice it up a little so I'll have room for a Walrein or a Tropius later on.

If I do decide to use a non-starter I'll probably breed a Sableye, Houndour, Murkrow, or a Larvitar and send it over. I'm most likely still over thinking the "secret base gym" thing and what it entails, but I need a signature pokemon for it so I might as well.
 
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I'm honestly thinking of doing a Zigzagoon/Linoone only run after a few other playthroughs. I need to finally beat a Nuzlocke first though.
 
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As soon as I get Poke Balls, I'll box my starter and continue with the Route Pokemon I've captured. I did this with Diamond, both black & white, Black 2, X and it was very interesting.

I was training 10 to almost 15 Pokemon at a time, rotating my team now and then. It was a very tiring yet fun experience. This is better to do with Black/White 2 with Pokemon Breeder rematches + Lucky Egg.
 
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The Hoenn starters are just too good. :/ Sceptile is my favourite starter and Swampert isn't far behind either. Blaziken's good and I used to really like him, but a bit OP. The only regions I'd consider doing that would be Kanto or Johto, where I actually dislike most of the starters.
 
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I'm sticking with the original Hoenn starters for the nostalgia reasons. Plus I need a Mudkip/Treecko anyway. I got Torchic from when it was available for X/Y.
 
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I already have a shiny level 5 Weedle set aside for this very purpose.
 
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If I buy the game, yes. Mawile will be my non-starter starter. I am not a big fan of the Hoenn starters.
 
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I might breed a HA Vulpix since my Ninetales is gen 5 and GameFreak hates pre gen 6
 
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I will be using Torchic, but i'll also use a shiny Dratini during my playthrough.
 
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I'll probably be using either Treecko or Mudkip since their megas are hard to pass up but I will probably be running Lucario along side them especially if I pick Treecko thanks to Wattson.
 
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I did something like that in Black with an Aerodyctal (why? I don't know. Please don't ask), and a Volt Tackle + Light Ball Pikachu (ridiculous, I know...) in Soul Silver.

I WAS considering using the Celebi, but then I remembered Treecko is a thing... If I did it here, the most likely possibility would be the event Diancie, but that's Level 15...
 
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I didn't even know this was an option. Did I miss something?
 
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I didn't even know this was an option. Did I miss something?
It's always been an 'option'
Get your starter from the prof, catch/transfer the Pokémon you actually want to use as a starter, then box the starter you got from the prof.
 
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