I joined the fandom right after Gen V started. I looked at all the Pokemon and I thought Tepig was the cutest, then I saw it's evolutions and I never looked at that cute little pig the same way again. Snivy was kinda cute, though he looked like a total snob and stayed a total snob throughout his evolutions. Then I saw Oshawott and his evolutions and then I was all like, "Good lord yes! This is what I want!"
So now I have a giant Samurott in my White version named Ozzie.
"I see you have no soul. Want mine? It's black and gooey" -The Frozen Man
I chose Chimchar on Diamond, a week after the game came out in the UK. I loved fire types, so I chose him, I was 8 at the time, and the liked the fact he was a monkey also. XD
To be more exact, the very first run I started together with my brother. We picked Charmander because a friend told me it's great. However we didn't play the game too long (mostly for arguing :D) and then we started each our own game.
Since then I always go with the grass-type. (Brother on the other hand has an affinity to the water starters)
If I make some stupid grammar mistake, I´m terribly sorry and feel free to correct me.
It was Pikachu for me, since I played Yellow first. Yeah, nothing like being 8 years old, not really understanding the game that well, and going to face Brock with that. >_>
Bulbasaur in Pokemon Blue
My first starter was Squirtle in Pokémon Blue.
I don't remember who i chose in blue, it's been so long. Though I do want to say Bulbasaur.
Well my first starter is a Bulbasaur on a Leafgreen ROM. I got a disk with a lot of Pokemon ROMs and I just randomed Leafgreen. However, my little sister decided to play Ruby and picked Torchic. Since she was still a clueless noob at that time (although I was also a clueless rookie), I had to help her defeat Roxanne. After that, I chose to play Ruby first before Leafgreen and took a liking to Blaziken. So, I have to say that I prefer Torchic rather than Bulbasaur.
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