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Mar 25 2013 Anchor

i was just wondering what some really good pokemon to pick as a starter would be.

Aug 16 2013 Anchor

Weel beldum has amazing type coverage that works briliantly for the start and it evolves into a pseudo legendary. Another doon one is Aerodactyl.

Aug 24 2013 Anchor

magikarp all the way!

Feb 2 2014 Anchor

For my first play of this game I decided to start with Teddiursa. I just wanted to start with something I've never really used before in the official games where your starter has to be one of the usual fire-grass-water selection.

May 11 2014 Anchor

Some stupid choices (from my part):
First I choose eevee. But that was really stupid of course since it has weak attacks and you need e-stones to evolve. So it will be stuck being normal type untill you magickly find an e-stone. Then I started a new game choosing poochyena wich wasnt smart either (i just love canine pokemon ok!) and no this pokemon is too average to support the team so it dies easely and does not have good starting moves since they are pretty much just normal...so another i start a new game again. This time i choose Absole wich is a darktype pokemon wich is not really usefull either but i can use him sometimes but not as much if you would choose a flying, electric or fire pokemon.
From experiance:
After catching mareep I found that electric is super effective in the beginning of the game. so electric pokemon is probably one of the best starters since it is strong againt flying wich is common in the starting area and if you go south enough to find a brige and pass it you will come to a cave filled with xatu witch should be easy to beat with mareep or its evulotion since xatu is flying. thats how i gained lots of xp for my mareep atleest. and yeah I find mareep op. so thats a great starter in my opinion though you can catch it in the starting areaNot good starter type (my opinion):water pokemon is probably not a good starter since there is also alot of grass pokemon in the starting area. wich means fire would be better.
All about the team:
there is also poison pokemon wich is weak to ground so you should catch a sandrew. (magnetude op!) and like i said before electric op. And ok I dont really know... there's too many types in the begining to find the perfect starter. what you should think about is your team, ok. just like in the pokemon games when you try to beat gyms. get as much veriety on your team so you can go up against any kind of pokemon at anytime.Well I hope you get some kind of idea on what to choose.
PS:Choose either Lucario, Charmander, Totodile, Gible, Mareep :D(or just catch it cus i really recomend it), Magikarp XD (no thats stupid), or just whatever you frikin want!LOL

May 23 2014 Anchor

for a starter i would choose electric (like sweet beast said) and a steel which is strong against normal so .......
combine the two electric\steel = magnemite

May 25 2014 Anchor

I think Electric is a good type to start with - not too sure about Steel though. When you're starting off, you need to choose one that makes it easy to catch more Pokemon - so moves that paralyze or put opponents to sleep helps with that. Strength is only 2nd priority. You don't need to be powerful enough to K-O wild Pokemon until you have a decent-sized party.

Mar 15 2015 Anchor

I decided to pick Houndour. I chose this because it is a fire pokemon. However this pokemon has many weaknesses to many different kinds of move types, so you have to be careful with it. However I chose to use this kind of Pokemon because it would be an interesting choice, both easier and harder at the same time because of all the things you have to watch out for.

I suppose what I'm getting at is that your starter is your choice. Whether you want to have an easier game or a game that is more of a challenge is completely up to you. Pick a pokemon that you'll enjoy using, so that way even if you fail (which I already have countless times xD) it's still an enjoyable game despite that. Have fun and pick a starter you'd like to use! ;)

Sep 22 2015 Anchor

I personally started with Druddigon, has a boost move early on and you could pretty much keep it on him forever only replacing attacking moves for better ones. Getting an electric type early on is nice but not necessary from my own experience since I don't find myself using it too often, some pokemon types are nice to have but not really a need for you besides the game feels like you're just thrown into it without much of an explanation of what you need to do or a tutorial for most players, however it's not a bad thing either as it does add on considerably to the game difficulty and forces you to think about what you need to do and how you will be able to accomplish that. I know that this might sound like feedback on the game, and trust me even I feel like it became feedback, but I would really like to see how smooth and coherrent the game is after it's finished being made and smoothed out traveling from area to area.

If you got past the wall of text then go with Magikarp or Ditto

Oct 25 2015 Anchor

I decided to pick Archen. He has the best attack of pre-advanced pokemons. he has a Flying type good for the majority of pokemons around the base.

PS: I have a not very good English because I am French

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