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Your first starter

Which starter did you pick in your first Pokémon game?


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Obtaining your starter is supposed to be a special moment for every aspiring trainer. So what was the first Pokémon that you ever picked to start off a main series game? For me, I picked Turtwig (I started with Diamond). I still love it, even if I'm more coming around to the Piplup line in recent years.
 
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It's been so long now that I really don't know which starter I really picked to try out my first run. I'm leaning toward Squirtle. I know for sure I didn't make a full run-through with anyone else... But I do remember starting up something playing Charmander. It may have been after my first run-through.

I've always picked the water starter in every generation since.
 
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My very first starter was a Bulbasaur. I had gotten it in my Pokémon Red game, and I found out it was a female when I traded it temporarily on Pokémon Silver.

It was my MVP, from what I recall.
 
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My very first Starter was Piplup during Platinum. To this day, I still love my little penguin! ^^
 
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I only played my first main Pokémon game less than a year ago. It was Fire Red (via an emulator, I've never played a core Pokémon game without one). And to stay on topic, I picked Bulbasaur as my starter.
 
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It was Pikachu for me since Yellow was my first game since that was the most recent Pokemon game out when I got into the franchise as a kid.
 

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Charmander in Pokemon Blue.

The first one I had while knowing what I was doing and actually finishing the game was Mudkip in Sapphire.
 
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Technically I picked Squirtle because my brother and cousin told me to... but then I immediately started a new file and chose Charmander instead. I always pick fire starters for my first play-through of a new game.

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I started with Cyndaquil in Crystal. I had never had my own Pokemon game as a kid, but when I got older and got back into Pokemon at 16 with the Diamond and Pearl anime (this was after it had aired to, I think it was late 2012). I did the "only use my starter Pokemon" tactic, so needless to say, Piper was a boss. I named her Piper because she was the leader of my not really there team, and I learned late into my run through of the game that starters had a low chance to female. I was shocked that I had gotten that kind of luck. Piper was an absolute beast, and since I have gotten myself quite a few more Pipers, but none can compare to the first one.
 
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I don't remember (from RBY), but the first one I remember was Torchic in Ruby.
 
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Torchic in Ruby.

... For some reason or another, I wasn't a fan of Treecko at the time, so I picked Torchic because it looked cute or something.
 
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My first starter was technically Bulbasaur from back in Pokémon Blue, but since I never really got into the series then (my youthful interest was lost at around Viridian Forest) and didn't play another Pokémon game for years afterwards, the first starter I used as a loyal fan and the one who truly accompanied me on my first complete adventure was Chimchar. It was a day like any other when I decided to try Pokémon Diamond after enjoying Blue Rescue Team, and I was soon hooked for real.

Eventually I changed sides in favour of Turtwig, but I'm still kinda fond of Chimchar for putting up with this resurrected fossil as he strove to catch up with his age group.
 
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