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Preferred Trainer/Starter Pairings (Part 1: Red)

Who do you see Red with?

  • Bulbasaur

    Votes: 10 47.6%
  • Charmander

    Votes: 11 52.4%
  • Squirtle

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    21
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This is a bit of a remake of a set of posts I did a while ago. For a long time, I always liked pairing the player characters and rivals with the starters I feel best fit them. And in the wake of the Pokemon Masters announcement, I decided to see what others' thoughts were on this. With all of that out of the way, here's the poll for the first trainer: Red!
 
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Since my first introduction to Red was the Adventures manga iteration, the Starter line I will always associate with him is the Bulbasaur line.
 
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Bulbasaur wouldn't be a bad choice, as it fits Red's shy and reflexive personality well. But I lean more towards Charizard, as it fits with his name and it the most badass.
 
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I feel like Pikachu should really be in the poll. It's my real pick, with Charmander coming up second in my mind.
 

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Bulbasaur.

And that's not just because I hate the mainstream pairing with Charmander purely because his name is Red, which connects to fire, but also the Adventures manga which is a pretty good adaption of a lot of game stuff.

And LGPE established it as well, so I'm a happy camper.
 
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I've always liked putting him with Bulbasaur. I think Chamander is the kind of Pokémon that would appeal to Blue, and I like the symmetry of the first player character having the first Pokémon. Their colors also mix pretty nicely - red and green, the same as the original games.
 
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Bulbasaur, mainly because of Pokemon Adventures.
 
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