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The most useful starters from every region in order

#1SquirtleHomiePosted 6/29/2013 5:22:11 PM
Post your opinion on the most useful starters from least to greatest competitive battling wise. Also, leave your prediction for gen 6 starters, as we know almost nothing about their capabilities in competitive battling.

Here's my opinion:

Gen 1: Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur
Gen 2: Meganium, typhlosion, Feraligatr
Gen 3: Sceptile, Swampert, Blaziken
Gen 4: Torterra, Empoleon, Infernape
Gen 5: Emboar, Serperior, Samurott
Gen 6: Chespin?, Froakie?, Fennekin?
#2ISECreamPosted 6/29/2013 5:24:14 PM
I kind of agree with you for most of them.

Poor Meganium, it wasn't useful at all in gen 2.
#3GalladetheGreatPosted 6/29/2013 5:24:16 PM
Is this all in 5th gen or in their respective gens?
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#4SquirtleHomie(Topic Creator)Posted 6/29/2013 5:25:28 PM
GalladetheGreat posted...
Is this all in 5th gen or in their respective gens?


Forgot to add; this is for the current competitive battling settings.
#5TisroeroPosted 6/29/2013 5:25:37 PM
I know it's your opinion and all, but did something happen to Swampert while I've been away? Last I checked he trumped Blazzy. Badly.
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#6GalladetheGreatPosted 6/29/2013 5:26:21 PM
Tisroero posted...
I know it's your opinion and all, but did something happen to Swampert while I've been away? Last I checked he trumped Blazzy. Badly.


The power creep this gen and Blaziken's Dream World ability, Speed Boost.
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#7scrappybristolPosted 6/29/2013 5:26:30 PM
It's funny that you put Samurott and Serperior ahead of Emboar when Emboar is in RU and the other two in NU.
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#8PkmTrainerAbramPosted 7/3/2013 3:22:13 PM
scrappybristol posted...
It's funny that you put Samurott and Serperior ahead of Emboar when Emboar is in RU and the other two in NU.


Was gonna comment on that order myself.
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#9P0k3m0nWaRR10R8Posted 7/3/2013 3:26:29 PM
scrappybristol posted...
It's funny that you put Samurott and Serperior ahead of Emboar when Emboar is in RU and the other two in NU.


This makes me wonder how good Serperior could be with Contrary...
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#10wind64aPosted 7/3/2013 3:36:39 PM
I'd say

1: Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard
2. Ferraligatr, Typhlosion, Meganium
3. Swampert, Blaziken, Sceptile
4. Infernape, Torterra, Empoleon
5. Serperior, Samurott, Emboar

Emboar is simply easier to use, but does not bring much, if any utility to the table. I'd say the usage difference is based on ease of use, not how handy they can be when a skilled player uses them.
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