I can't say I've ditched any of my starters from any version
I will sometimes leave off the team for a bit when I use others but that's it
I ditched my starter for the first time playing BW2. I used Oshawott in Black and Emboar in White, and I just don't like Snivy. I instead started with Oshawott and boxed it the moment I caught a Simipour. Not entirely happy with that decision, but now that I've beaten the game I might just send my L100 Vaporeon over. >.>
I generally only box a starter if I have used all three starters in a recent previous game with similar mechanics, or if I've used 2/3 and I just don't like the third one.
I usually ditch it for the sake of uniqueness.
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I did in Pearl. I loved my piplup but I ended up using a Shinx the entire game and it became my main pokemon. I didn't like the way the Empoleon looked really and my rival was using the grass type I regretted not choosing later. I initially began using Shinx because its cute and it stuck. Plus it was horribly amusing to see my Shinx and later Luxray just destroy Magikarps.
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I never have, I think the main reason for this is that I always use a grass starter and there is rarely a grass pokemon that is better than them.
I also find that you have a certain connection to your starter too.
Not, not really. I always switch it up too, so that may help. Such as either fully evolving it one game, evolving it once or just not evolving the starter. They're really special Pokemon and will always pull through for you. x33
I have however ditched the HGSS Togepi a few times lol
i usually ditch them after completing the main story and then start forming up an ideal team. i've gone through quite a few rounds of breeding for days and then going back and starting over with a new team, sans starter, though i bred a mudkip for diamond, but i didn't really count that.
I've never ditched my starter, in fact they're probably my most used Pokemon in every game.
i ditched my starter on BW2 .. serperior just suck's and i replaced him with a Lilipup
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