VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

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  • Pidgey/Pidgeotto/Pidgeot

    23 16.31%
  • Spearow/Fearow

    8 5.67%
  • Hoothoot/Noctowl

    23 16.31%
  • Taillow/Swellow

    23 16.31%
  • Starly/Staravia/Staraptor

    57 40.43%
  • Pidove/Tranquil/Unfezant

    7 4.96%
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    Default VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    Welcome to the sixteenth instalment in the Video Games Forum's new weekly series of polls!

    Centered around the Pokemon series of video games, these polls will be based on the various different aspects of the popular video game franchise. Every Monday, a Video Games staff member will post a new poll that'll remained stickied up on top of the forum. Suggestions for polls and questions can be sent to Joshawott, and they could possibly used for new polls (credit will be given, of course).

    With that out of the way, here is the poll: Favourite Early Bird? suggested by Bouffalant Herdier - do you prefer Pidgey's evolution line, Spearow's, Hoothoot's, Taillow's, Starly's or Pidove's?

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    My favorite "early bird" is the Staraptor line. The design and the movepool rocks. And I love pokemon that know Close Combat.

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    Could never stand pidgeys. been putting up with those thins for 13 years: they get old real fast. spearow always seemed kinda gross to me. I don't really have anything against starly or pidove, I just always imagine their first generations to be sissies.

    The nice thing about hoot-hoot is that he can learn hypnosis and such; he's definitely the best of the early birds I have used (but to be fair, I never have used starly or pidove)
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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    It's hard to pick due to always liking Hoothoot since the days of Gold, but I need to go with the Staraptor line due to its usefulness. Reckless STAB Brave Bird/Double-Edge is great, and the fact that is also gets Close Combat is pretty awesome.
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    My ranking:
    1. Taillow
    2. Spearow
    3. Starly
    4. Pidgey
    5. Pidove
    6. Hoothoot
    My favourite is Taillow. It is the very easy to raise and quickly evolves into a powerful, fully-evolved Swellow.

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    My choice was Taillow because it was the 2 pokemon i ever got (the first 1 was Mudkip or was it Torchic or Treeko dont really remember), and love its Design, perhaps alot hate it but i love it, and it will never ever forget what that little fella have done for me :)

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    Awesome, my poll suggestion was accepted! I can't believe I forgot about Spearow/Fearow, though.

    Tailow/Swellow are my favourites, being great in-game and competitively. It has the lowest base stats of the all the Early Birds, (hard to believe Noctowl is statistically stronger) but its high Speed and decent Attack combined with Guts makes it one of the best examples of strategy over power around. Endeavor is great for weakening tough Pokemon for your next combatant to easily faint.

    Starly/Staravia/Staraptor are second, and probably the all-round best. Intimidate is never a bad ability, and combined with its decent Defence and U-Turn, Staraptor can take physical attacks surprisingly well. It can hit hard with very high Attack and awesome attacks like Brave Bird and Close Combat.

    Pidgey/Pidgeotto/Pidgeot are third, if only for nostalgia reasons. Rather boring stat-wise, and many Pokemon can do its job in competitive battles far better, but there was something awesome about the little bird you caught on the first route becoming a tough third-stage Pokemon. The Rival in Red/Blue used it for the final battle, so it must be cool.

    Spearow/Fearow are fourth. With higher Speed and Attack, it's more useful in-game than its calmer counterpart just above, but loses points for being inferior to other birds like Swellow, Staraptor and Dodrio.

    I haven't really used Pidove/Tranquill/Unfeazant yet, and whilst it is clearly better than Pidgeot, Fearow and Noctowl, it's disappointing after Swellow and Staraptor. I suspect it's fine in-game, but it's nothing special at all for competitive battles. The male does have a cool design, though.

    Hoothoot/Noctowl is my least favourite, which is a shame, since it has the most unusual stats. It has great HP and above average Special Defence, but not enough to take hits from the extra heavy hitters. Awful attack and not enough Special moves to take advantage of its decent Special Attack makes it a chore to use even in-game.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    I will go with the original Bird Pidgeot! It is graceful, elegant and can be a surprisingly powerful attacker if supported the right way. My main reason would also be that Pidgey was the first Pokemon I ever caught.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    Starly, because Staraptor is my favorite bird Pokemon, design-wise. It just looks so cool... And Barry had one in the anime, and I absolutely ADORE Barry.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    I love my Noctowl. <3 Hoothoot/Noctowl was my first capture in a Gen II game, and so it holds kind of a dear spot in my heart. Not to mention I caught a different Noctowl that turned out to be my first ever non-Red Gyarados shiny Pokémon. I'm not a competitive battler, so stats and movepool don't matter to me much; looks and nostalgia are what I'm going off this time. xD

    The Pidgey line is second, then Tailow, and I don't know about the other two since I've never used them.

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    I love noctowl, just look at it! It's adorable and definitely the most unusual of the bunch

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    Im goint to pick Starly because its useful, has a good design and some great moves.
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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    Staraptor's my choice due to it's awesome stats and it's cool shiny form.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    Competitively? Staraptor, although I quite like Fearow as well.

    Design-wise? For some reason, Swellow. I am not sure why.
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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #16 Favourite Early Bird

    I like Staraptor, they've always helped in the past. But Unfeazant wasn't bad either, it's just that Braviary was better.

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