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    Default What Pokemon would make for good starters?

    Since all starters have been a three stage line I think Mareep, Flaafy, and Ampharos would make for good starters. Mareep isn't a super powerful Pokemon at the beginning of the game and is relatively easy to train thanks to the regional bird appearing early on. Another good one I think would be Seedot, Nuzleaf, and Shiftry. While Nuzleaf evolves via a leaf stone if it were a starter then it probably wouldn't. That said though requiring a leaf stone to evolve it into it's third stage would be really interesting. I think Lotad also would have made for a good starter. Ludicolo was always a favorite of mine. As for fire types, the only three stage line is the Magmar line. I think Magmar would have made for a good starter if Magmortar hadn't been so disappointing. Having a base speed stat lower than it's pre-evo is pretty sad. Still though it's shiny color is terrific. So what Pokemon do you guys think would have made or would make good starters?

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    I think Gastly would be a good one... Also Horsea and its evolution line.
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    I think Shinx/Luxio/Luxray would make good starters. I used one in Pokemon Platinum, and it was probably my strongest Pokemon apart from my actual starter. (In fact, my team is level 100 now, and that Luxray has higher attack than Giratina. )

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    I always thought the Ralts line was good for starters. Oddly enough, the Lillipup line was a great replacement for my starter in black.
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    Default Re: What Pokemon would make for good starters?

    Ralts is a good starter - Wally has one as his starter, so why not.

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    I would make Mareep-Flaafy-Ampharos starters, maybe Pidgey-Pidgeotto-Pidgeot, or Machop, Machoke, Machamp and Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Chocolate View Post
    Ralts is a good starter - Wally has one as his starter, so why not.
    I've always wondered about that...the level he catches it at means it only has Growl. How did he level it up without other Pokemon?

    Anyway, I've played some of the games before under the rule that I wasn't allowed to use the actual starter I used it to catch a few other Mons to start with and went from there. Turned out I was always pretty reliant on the early game flying types when lacking the starter. Early bugs too. I got pretty far into FireRed once relying on my Pidgeotto and Butterfree until I was able to evolve an Abra and a Magikarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Togekissed View Post
    I think Gastly would be a good one... Also Horsea and its evolution line.
    Those might not work well; both of those require trades to reach their final forms.

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    Default Re: What Pokemon would make for good starters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Gaara View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Togekissed View Post
    I think Gastly would be a good one... Also Horsea and its evolution line.
    Those might not work well; both of those require trades to reach their final forms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eBaron View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Chocolate View Post
    Ralts is a good starter - Wally has one as his starter, so why not.
    I've always wondered about that...the level he catches it at means it only has Growl. How did he level it up without other Pokemon?
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    Default Re: What Pokemon would make for good starters?

    Trapinch and Honedge, anyone?

    And Starly, for heaven's sake.

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    Default Re: What Pokemon would make for good starters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
    Trapinch and Honedge, anyone?

    And Starly, for heaven's sake.
    I did think about Trapinch but it evolves as such a high level and isn't very useful until then. Other than having the ability Arena Trap, it's not much to write home about. Vibrava and Flygon however are great but the entire line should be Bug/Ground. Don't quite get how Vibrava and Flygon qualify as Dragons. Must've been a researches day off when it was classified. Starly however would make for a pretty good starter. It's difficult to level up at first because it's so much weaker than everything else but still once it does level up it becomes quite a beast.

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    Default Re: What Pokemon would make for good starters?

    I think most of the main flying types could work well- Pidgeys/Taillows etc. Lilipup could also work well.

    Other posibilities would be the Mareep. Maybe the Dratini line but having a dragon so early on in the game would make things too easy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DasManiac View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
    Trapinch and Honedge, anyone?

    And Starly, for heaven's sake.
    I did think about Trapinch but it evolves as such a high level and isn't very useful until then. Other than having the ability Arena Trap, it's not much to write home about. Vibrava and Flygon however are great but the entire line should be Bug/Ground. Don't quite get how Vibrava and Flygon qualify as Dragons. Must've been a researches day off when it was classified. Starly however would make for a pretty good starter. It's difficult to level up at first because it's so much weaker than everything else but still once it does level up it becomes quite a beast.
    Because they're based after a dragonfly. In that case, I've always thought they should be bug/dragon, however.

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    I think that Vulpix or Growlithe would make good starters.

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