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    A discussion in the BW2 thread concerning the starters and players stances with them had me curious enough to actually want to find out: Within these past five generations have you ever ditched your starter for someone else? What was your reasons? How was the experience? Is there a reason why you never could/never will?

    To be fair, I'll start first: Yes, in Generation 4 the starters as a whole left me unimpressed (and as a fan of the Torchic family I outright disliked the Chimchar family) so despite me choosing Turtwig in Platinum as soon as I managed to catch a female Shinx with a Bold nature (personal narrative reasons) I boxed it and made that my starter. Made the first gym downright harder as she (Luxio at that point) was all I had and forced me to actually use the the battle items.

    It was first times all around.

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    Yes, plenty of times. Mostly just because I get bored of using them and want to try different teams.

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    No, to this point I've always used my starters on all of my in-game teams.

    However, if the starters in B/W2 are unchanged from B/W... That will be changing.

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    No, and I probably never will. I generally like most of the starters. I don't think any of them are bad enough to ditch. :(

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    NEVER. And I never intend to either.
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    I ditched Seperior after learning what moves he can learn. Really? Mainly Grass types. NO POISON (Damaging)??? And I don't plan on doing competitive until BW2

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    I like to think that the starter is a responsability to have.

    Even if it sucks, or even if it overshadows the rest of the team, I simply must train it and keep it in the main team. It's how I play the game, there's no other way around it.

    Even in things like the battle frontier and subway it stays. And if I were more of a competitive battler I'd still bring it with me there.

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    I do sometimes.

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    I ditched Torchic in my last play through of Emerald, (a few years ago) and I'm ditching my starter in my most recent Black run through as soon as I can. Don't really like the V starters.
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    I never have ditched my starters, but it sounds like an interesting thing to do, as it seems the starters just get more uncool as the series goes on.

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    I ditch my starter sometimes, though I usually keep my Starter for the whole game but it depends on what Pokemon I need for a Gym or Elite 4, for example I boxed Chikorita in Soul Silver because I didnt intend on evolving it and replaced it with another Pokemon.

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    I think I've only ever attempted it once in Crystal, but I didn't get very far because I eventually got bored. Otherwise, I seem to always stick with my starter...

    Who knows, maybe one day I'll do a Nuzlocke run where I ditch the starter, for story purposes and stuff.


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    Only once, in first game, FireRed.
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    I did this once with Snivy on my Black run. It was an awful Pokémon because of its boring attacks and strange stats...didn't enjoy it at all.
    So I ditched it for a Sawk.

    Funny thing is...I trained all starters exept for Meganium ingame, but only the Snivy line felt rather lackluster.

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    Nope. My starter usually gets to a high level, and I just can't ditch it at that point. I become attached to it.


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