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    Default Gen V: which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other two?

    Just like the tag line says, which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other two?

    I have played Pokémon since I had the dexterity to hold a controller, however it was not until recently that I have decided to play a more technical game. I am looking to breed and raise the strongest Pokémon I possibly can!

    It all starts with the Pokémon you choose at the start. So, present your arguments. Snivy, Tepig, or Oshawott?

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    Default Re: Pokemon White : which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other

    I started with Oshawott.
    In games, imo, the more effective eay of building a team is by coverage (as Blue says before you battle him for the Champion title: "I've assembled teams that can defeat any pokemon" or something similar). That said, Snivy is discarded, his offensive movepool is really lame in terms of coverage (aerial ace, dragon tail and that´s all, aquatail comes in B2W2). But if you'd get a Contrary Snivy as starter, then it becomes a nice option. In white I trained a snivy, but it worried me how it could battle a limited number of opponents. Samurott gets ice beam, xscissor, grass knot and night slash.

    Emboar is quite slow, Samurott is more balanced stat-wise. These are my reasons for picking the otter.
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    Default Re: Pokemon White : which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other

    oshawott cos it can surf. Tbh i dislike all the unova starters.

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    I chose Oshawott. Snivy's evolution has no legs, and grass has a trillion weakness. Tepig looks, well really really fat...

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    Default Re: Pokemon White : which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other

    Quote Originally Posted by PiPie314 View Post
    Tepig looks, well really really fat...
    thats what turned me off too.

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    Default Re: Pokemon White : which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other

    Snivy because it's a challenge. And it's fast.

    But to be honest I just always end up going for the grass types.
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    Default Re: Pokemon White : which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other

    I chose Oshawott, who is the best Unova starter because otters are one of the coolest, most awesome animals on the planet and I adore them. I thought the scalchop was a really original and clever idea, not to mention Samurott's mustache of glory.

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    Default Re: Pokemon White : which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other

    Snivy, because it and its evolutions are beautiful. I don't think not having legs has to be a negative, it makes it unique! All though those little stubs that pass as hands make Serperior... Interesting...

    It's not that I didn't like Oshawott, I chose it in Black 2, but my brother chose it. And we sort of have a thing where he, our friend and I tend to pick different starters.

    I would have liked Tepig's family as well, but for some reason someone down at Nintendo decided "you know what would be a great idea! ANOTHER fire/fighting type starter!"

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    I appreciate your opinions, I am looking for a more..... scientific approach to this though. I plan on breeding and such using IVs and EVs so I was wondering on a more stat and evolution based scenario.

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    Default Re: Gen V: which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other two?

    I got played with Gen 5...

    When I first saw the starters, I despised Snivy for being girl-ish and Oshawott for its peculiar design. Tepig looked okay, I took Tepig.
    Later on, I learned about the final forms... Damn, I said, I am going with Oshawott in Grey, Samurott rocks!

    Except that BW2 came instead of Grey, and the trailer had a canon team of Emboar, Arcanine and Lucario... I had to go with Emboar again...

    Now, I have all three because of trades, yet I prefer Oshawott the most, even though I got twice with Tepig...
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    Default Re: Gen V: which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other two?

    Oshawott, because there aren't that many Water-types available to you until you you can get Surf. In fact, I believe that Panpour is the only one.
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    Default Re: Gen V: which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other two?

    Tepig, though, in no way do I believe it is the Serperior of the three starters. I chose it simply because it is a Fire-Type. In BW2, I opted for the much better Oshawott~

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    I picked Tepig because Pansage> pour/sear
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    Default Re: Gen V: which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other two?

    I went with Snivy because I like grass types and it looked the coolest but it probably isn't the best one, loses to fire and the water guy learns X-Scissor and Ice Beam etc to kill it.

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    Default Re: Gen V: which starter did you choose and why is it superior to the other two?

    Snivy in Black version... which I regretted. A lot.

    Oshawott in Black2. Very useful, Surf, Ice Beam, and even X-scissor... it learns pretty much a lot of stuff so of course, most useful

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