No I never ditch them due to the fact that they are my more powerful (and overleveled) Pokemon in my teams. Also I'm fond of all of the starters. Post-game is a different story though.
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No. Only for competitive battling, but for the normal playthrough, never. I know they're just a bunch of pixels, but I'd feel like a terrible trainer doing so.
No, never. For me all starters are special!
The games are easy enough to use your favorite Pokemon, even if they aren't stellar.
So no, never ditched my starter.
Empoleon is probably the best starter I've chosen in terms of competitiveness.
No and I never will.
I often ditch the starter, depends on how I'm playing. If I'm mono typing then I'll ditch the starter if it's not applicable to the team. So it depends on the play through.
Yeah, Blastoise in my Leaf Green run.
I generally use Bulbasaur, but I already have one in White. So I picked Squirtle, so I could get Squirte (and Raikou) and import them to White later. However, Blastoise was damn useless against the E4. So for the rematch, I used the traded Dewgong instead, who had STAB Ice Beam to hit Lance hard with anyway.
I never have because my starter tends to be my strongest pokemon because I train it in battle.
You are feelink bad for ditching this Pokemon. That is because you are crazy.
It is not real. It has no feelinks. New Pokemon is much better.
Seriously? In-game is a breeze, so it's OK not to ditch the starter. I do it all the time, if they suck.
I usually like my starters, but in BW2 I think I won't keep it. I've seen Unovian starters way too often at this point.
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