when its my first time playing the game no, but in games like fire red where i have started over like 3 times i have, it makes it a liiitle more difficult since the games are already easy. I don't really feel bad about it, made a hypno my starter once and he was happy :)
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I've never boxed a starter, although i can't say i'm fond of ANY of gen 4 or 5's... Made playing them less than great. I liked oshawott and dewott, but i really dislike samurott's design. Fortunately, these next 3 all look pretty good!
"That is why war is so tragic. To win means to make victims of your opponents and give birth to hatred." - Kratos Aurion, Tales of Symphonia
Nope, in my regular play through I use Pokemon I like and don't really care about stats, and Ive always liked the starter I picked so I kept it (Bulbasaur, Cyndaquil, Treecko, Chimchar, Snivy, strangely I've been alternating between grass and fire starters without trying, though that will end when I pick Chespin).