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User Info: SquirtleHomie

SquirtleHomie
3 years ago#1
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?

User Info: ISECream

ISECream
3 years ago#2
I kind of agree with you for most of them.

Poor Meganium, it wasn't useful at all in gen 2.

User Info: GalladetheGreat

GalladetheGreat
3 years ago#3
Is this all in 5th gen or in their respective gens?
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User Info: SquirtleHomie

SquirtleHomie
3 years ago#4
GalladetheGreat posted...
Is this all in 5th gen or in their respective gens?


Forgot to add; this is for the current competitive battling settings.

User Info: Tisroero

Tisroero
3 years ago#5
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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GalladetheGreat
3 years ago#6
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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User Info: scrappybristol

scrappybristol
3 years ago#7
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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User Info: PkmTrainerAbram

PkmTrainerAbram
3 years ago#8
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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P0k3m0nWaRR10R8
3 years ago#9
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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User Info: wind64a

wind64a
3 years ago#10
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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