No, it stays on my team always.
But in HG and Diamond, I kinda replaced him for one of my new faves, Lickilicky. But he stays as backup.
My fave games:
Emerald, HG, Diamond
I've never replaced my starter in any of the games I've played but if the starters stay the same in B2W2 I'll be tempted to change. I'll still pick Oshawott though!
Ive never ditched my starter, but im planning to when i get white 2. i will trade it for a togetic that i have prepared
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No I have never ditched my starter. I like to create my teams depending on which type my starter Pokémon is. In my teams I usually have one Water, one Fire and one Grass type Pokémon but one one of them is a starter Pokémon.
Within the first 2 hours of game time, I start aiming to have 3-4 even level pokemon. At some point one of the first few I catch gets first slot and before I know it, it's leveled far above the others. In my pokemon white game it was that dog, the one that evolves into dog w/biker moustache.
Aha many pokemon names, and their evolved states escape me when I nickname everything I catch.
Pearl - 3353 9673 0887
White - 2022 5976 0875
Only when I would get bored and do a Mono Type Team challenge when I was younger. I did one for nearly every type and it was fun, but there's nothing like doing a mixed team and the starters are just too dang adorable to not want to keep on my team.
Only in SS (dont like gen 2 starters)
Nope, never done it. It sounds like an interesting thing to try though.
My first time ditching a starter was pokemon Platinum, where I swapped my starter with a Charmander. More recently, I just beat Ghetsis with a no-starter team. I replaced Oshawott with the Pansear you are given at the Dreamyard. I don't know if I played to the E4 on my attempts in Platinum, but my Black team worked pretty well, especially because I demolished Ghetsis's Hydreigon in one hit :P
I think the only starters that are decent are Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, Sceptile, Blaziken, Infernape, Torterra, and Empoleon.
I think that Meganium is underestimated, and that every pokemon can be good.
Typhlosion and Swampert are definitely are overestimated and exaggerated to sound like they are soooo awesome. While their appearances may be intruiging, Typhlosion's movepool is bone dry, and swampert's is overestimated.
Also, the unova starters Suck, in my opinion.
A fire and fighting type again? Whats up with this? We already have Blaziken which was awesome, then infernape that was exceptional, but now emboar is here, and it doesn't even learn ONE fighting type. So guess what, you have to keep that pathetic move, arm thrust, until you can teach it brick break or a better fighting move.
I kinda like Samurott's design and all, but it's movepool is kinda dry.
Sure yeah, it can learn some water and ice moves, and ONE bug type, yeah thats great.
Ah great, A grassy snake. My favorite, serperior. The first time I played White, I first saw they first moves, and I was like: " Oh hey this snivy must learn good moves!"
Wrong. The best move it can learn, is either dragon tail, or giga impact, or even solar beam.
I quickly restarted the game, with tepig, beat most of the game, then restarted with oshawott, and beat the game.
I grew bored with all three of them, snivy before he even turned into a serperior.
What's my fav starter? ah, good ole charizard.
So back to the main topic, I have pretty much never given up my starter, except for once, when I released my torterra.