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(Idea) More freedom in your starter choice.

#1crystalfury2406Posted 1/21/2013 8:44:26 PM(edited)
The professor says, "How experienced are you as a trainer? Not every species of Pokemon is easy to train." The player chooses from:

"I have never trained a Pokemon, this is my first one." Offers Squirtle, Cyndaquil or Treecko. (Beginner option)

"I've been around Pokemon before, but I still want to play it safe." Offers the player a choice from all of the existing starters. (Intermediate option)

"I'm an experienced trainer, do you have any other types aside from the basic three?" The player may choose any Pokemon type. (Advanced option)
Fire- Growlithe
Grass- Budew
Water- Horsea* (Other ideas- Poliwag)
Flying- Starly
Fighting- Machop* (Other ideas- Tyrogue)
Bug- Nincada (Other ideas- Venipede)
Ice- Vanillite (Other ideas- Snorunt)
Steel- Bronzor (Other ideas- Aron)
Dark- Houndour
Dragon- Dratini
Normal- Happiny
Psychic- Ralts
Electric- Mareep
Ghost- Duskull (Other ideas- Litwick, Gastly*)
Poison- Grimer
Rock- Roggenrola* (Other ideas- Geodude*)
Ground- Phanphy (Other ideas- Rhyhorn*)
*The player is given the equivalent of an evolution stone so that they may evolve this Pokemon if they cannot trade.

"Is that an Eevee?" Gives the player an Eevee. (Advanced option)

"I think I'd rather just pick one myself. I know what I'm doing." Choose from any Pokemon in the above choices. (Expert option)
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#2Robot_SoopaPosted 1/21/2013 7:45:50 PM
That's actually a really good idea.

We've seen this idea proposed before but not in this way and I gotta say I'm diggin' it.

And it doesn't alienate new players while giving advanced players a breath of fresh air.
#3Meta289Posted 1/21/2013 7:49:20 PM(edited)
Why Cyndaquil, Squirtle, and Treecko?

And also, picking Beldum as your starter would suck. The only move you have is one that gradually kills you as you use it.
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#4vital_tundraPosted 1/21/2013 7:47:56 PM
while I would condense the amount of choices and change a few Pokemon around. This could be a solid idea.
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#5Soanevalcke6Posted 1/21/2013 7:49:54 PM
Meta289 posted...
Why Cyndaquil, Squirtle, and Treecko?


Probably because it's the only way you can have 3 monotype stars from different Generations not counting Generation V
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#6Twilight_SonataPosted 1/21/2013 7:50:58 PM
I disagree with some of your specific Pokemon choices, but I think the general idea is fine. For example, instead of Geodude, I'd go with a pure-rock like Roggenrola. Instead of Litwick, I'd go with a pure-ghost like Duskull. There aren't really any good Bug Pokemon for this. I also think it's completely unnecessary to add additional Grass, Fire, or Water starters considering there are already 6 of those each anyway.
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#7GATTJTPosted 1/21/2013 7:50:58 PM
I'd much rather have a Ralts than a Mime Jr., but other than that personal preference, this idea is pretty cool.
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#8crystalfury2406(Topic Creator)Posted 1/21/2013 7:52:25 PM
Meta, because they are pure-type starters all the way through, as opposed to, say, Torchic, which gains dual-typing later on. My thought is that it is easier for a beginner to have a pure starter.
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#9Whats_Up4444Posted 1/21/2013 8:10:25 PM
Fire- Growlithe
Grass- Budew
Water- Poliwag*
Flying- Starly
Fighting- Tyrogue
Bug- Scyther
Ice- Snorunt *Dawn stone available at certain point.
Steel- Adon
Dark- Houndour
Dragon- Dratini
Normal- Happiny
Psychic- Ralts *Dawn stone available at certain point.
Electric- Mareep
Ghost- Gastly*
Poison- Grimer
Rock- Geodude*
Ground- Rhydon.

I say these are better.
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#10Soanevalcke6Posted 1/21/2013 8:12:53 PM
Flying- Starly
Fighting- Torchic
Bug/Poison- Venipede
Ice- Vanillite
Dark/Ground- Sandile
Psychic- Ralts
Electric- Mareep


No More Fire/Water/Grass, and Ghost/Rock/Steel should not be starter Types due to their Resistance/Immunity to Normal, No Normal because of their... Normalcy, and No Dragon because it's supposed to be "Rare"

Choosing Dark or Ground would both give you Sandile, and Choosing Bug or Poison would both give you Venipede.
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