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C/D Generation 5 had the worse starter lines.

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3 years ago#21
For me, it's:

Sceptile > Serperior > Venusaur > Torterra > Meganium

Charizard > Blaziken > Typhlosion > Infernape > Emboar

Feraligatr > Blastoise > Empoleon > Samurott > Swampert
3 years ago#22
The Hoenn starters are the least appealing to me appearance-wise.
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3 years ago#23
I'd go, purely from a design standpoint,

Sceptile > Venusaur > Torterra > Serperior > Meganium

Infernape > Charizard > Blaziken > Emboar > Typhlosion

Dewott > Empoleon > Feraligatr > Blastoise > Swampert >>>> Samurott

While I mostly rated the fifth gen over the second, not only does Samurott bring down the average, but the fifth gen carried the disappointment of all the final type "combos" having been done twice before...

Thing is, get away from the starters, and I like the fifth gen a lot.
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3 years ago#24
Design wise, I consider the third generation to be the worst.
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3 years ago#25
3rd gen had, hands down, the worst starter designs.
3 years ago#26

I dislike the fact that the grass and water starters started as bipedal but became quadrupedal on their final form. This limited the amount of moves they could learn.
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3 years ago#27
Gens I and III had the best.
Gen II had Typhlosion and Feraligatr.
Gen IV had Infernape.
Gen V had... Uhhhhhhh.......

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3 years ago#28
Personally, the starters are this way to me:

Sceptile > Torterra = Venusaur = Serperior > Meganium

Blaziken > Typhlosion > Infernape = Emboar > Charizard

Empoleon > Swampert = Samurott > Blastoise = Feraligatr

Mostly a mixed bag, but on average Gen3 ranks highest and Gen2 ranks lowest.
3 years ago#29
I'm voting because for Gen V to have a pure Water, pure Grass, and Fire/Fighting types is just way too damn lame.

The Gen before, we got a Grass/Ground, which was new. And a Water/Steel, which was new. And while we got a second Fire/Fighting, it's actually competitively good. Plus there designs were great.

I enjoyed using Serperior because it's the first fast-but-bulky starter but still...
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3 years ago#30
sure gen 2 had mono type starters BUT at least they have a much better move pool than gen 5's starters.

Serperior cant learn most of what other mono type Grass types can learn.
Samurott cant learn most of what other mono type Water types can learn.
Emboar is just slow and HAD to be the 3rd Fire/Fighting. its not bad, its just that Samurott would've fitted that role and opened up some moves for Samurott.
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