my games: leafgreen, ruby, pearl, platinum, soulsilver, heartgold, white
Squirtle i never used ONCE in my entire life
Both squirtle and piplup.
Squirtle, because I found it the hardest to use ingame in red/ firered. And consider the fact that I am a bulbasaur fanboy, and everything else looks paler in comparison!
Piplup was another water type I found pretty bad ingame till he evolved to empoleon. Till then I struggled with it which annoyed me. Its design is also pretty boring, imo. Of course, Dawn's piplup annoyed me with its repetitive antics. Imo, it joined the club of 'Most Annoying Characters of D/p' with the TRio.
.....I claimed Sandslash....7/27/12.....
I am not a huge fan of Oshwatt, never liked it. Save totodile guys he is awesome.
Ack... this is a really hard decision! I always tend to pick the Water-types during my first playthrough of every region (except for Johto, where I picked Cyndaquil first because it looked cuter :P)
And I'm going to have to defend Mudkip, simply because it was my starter in the first Pokemon game I ever played (Ruby). I never noticed the 4x weakness to Grass much as I was playing through Ruby, I just taught my Swampert Ice Beam and trained a Beautifly and a Swellow during the early game, no problems.
I think Oshawott is pretty cool, Piplup and Totodile are OK, but Squirtle is the one that falls short for me... I really don't know why, it just never felt as good when I was battling with it.
I love all the water starters, but definitely Totodile. I've just never been a fan of the species it's based off of.
Oshawatt, nothing about him is unique or interesting, at least Piplup has interesting 3rd evo. Oshawatt is just so forgettable.
Originally Posted by Kaori
I don't actually dislike any of the water starters, but I guess Squirtle would fall at the bottom of the list. I've never played the Gen 1 games, so 4 generations of giant crocodiles, bipedal mudskippers with huge arms, steel penguins wearing doilies, and ninja samurai otters with swords make a turtle with cannons seem fairly lame by comparison.
I ran the now-defunct Claim-a-Move Thread. I also claimed Lightning Strike, Marshtomp, Motor Drive, Magic Guard, and Azure Flute (probably also expired, but who cares, as long as you know that I'm the ruler of everything).
In the 2012 era, I have unfairly won America*'s Warrior Cats Mafia (and a few ones before).