In the first run of a game, the only time I did it was W2, because I liked Azumarill better than Dewott. In subsequent runs, I'm usually used to and bored with the starters, so I'll trade in an egg and replace my starter with that. Last time I played HG, I started with Smeargle. Last time I played Platinum, I started with Mudkip. --- Official Zangoose of the Pokemon X boards 3DS FC: 3609-1237-6725
I was considering getting B2/W2 and boxing the starter, but I never got the game.
And I'm DEFINITELY not going to this time. --- Pretend this signature is a basilisk. You are now dead. Official Jolteon of the Eevee Corps. Official Jolteon of the Pokemon X Board Kraid: (steps on you)
Yeah. I did a play through in Pokemon Yellow with only Nidoking, Sandslash, and Pidgeot (don't know why I chose those three to be honest). Otherwise I've used my starter in every other play through. --- GT: ShamefulFool
I always use my starter on my first playthrough. On other playthroughs (like if I buy the other version of the game) I'll sometimes ditch my starter. --- Them ain't your funyuns, them's Foxxy's funyuns.