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3 years ago#1
Gen 5 starter final evolutions were horrid competitively. Gen 4 had the best starter evolutions competitively, Torterra, Infernape and Empoleon being good pokemon. I hope Gen 6 gives a strong Grass starter, like Gen 1 and 4.
3 years ago#2
The metagame is all that matters?
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3 years ago#3
I hope we get good-looking starter evolutions.
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3 years ago#4
inb4 Blaziken

I'm hoping that all 3 are offensive. walls and support pokemon are nice and all, but for in-game, sweepers are the way to go. I hate it when they make the starters defensive, like the gen 2 and 5 grass starters
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3 years ago#5
SorrowOfAcheron posted...
I hope we get good-looking starter evolutions.


This, more than anything.

Besides, with Team Flare, it looks like Fennekin may not be the easiest starter to use (Chespin looks like he'll be hardest to use, but he may be part Rock too so...hmm...)
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3 years ago#6
erekwashere15 posted...
The metagame is all that matters?


There should never be a situation ingame where the next available grass and fire Pokemon are better than the starting Grass and Fire, ingame and competetively. The starters are meant to be stronger than alot of normal Pokemon during the game, especially the early game, it makes no sense to make them subpar.

Ofcourse, I rather then look good over being as awesome as the Gen 4 starters if it came down to it. Samutott is the only Gen 5 starter that looks good, Emboar is meh, and Serperior is just terrible.
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3 years ago#7
Im not expecting their strengths, but...

SorrowOfAcheron posted...
I hope we get good-looking starter evolutions.

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3 years ago#8
Diayamondo posted...
Gen 5 starter final evolutions were horrid competitively. Gen 4 had the best starter evolutions competitively, Torterra, Infernape and Empoleon being good pokemon. I hope Gen 6 gives a strong Grass starter, like Gen 1 and 4.


Technically, Gen 5 is horrible competitively. Especially when their DW variants haven't been released yet (Contrary Serperior? Reckless Emboar?). Did I mention Serperior can also learn Leaf Storm?
3 years ago#9
Yeah I really hope so. I hate not using my starter pokemon.
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3 years ago#10
hiphops_savior posted...
Diayamondo posted...
Gen 5 starter final evolutions were horrid competitively. Gen 4 had the best starter evolutions competitively, Torterra, Infernape and Empoleon being good pokemon. I hope Gen 6 gives a strong Grass starter, like Gen 1 and 4.


Technically, Gen 5 is horrible competitively. Especially when their DW variants haven't been released yet (Contrary Serperior? Reckless Emboar?). Did I mention Serperior can also learn Leaf Storm?


Not to mention that all 3 of the starters in Gen 5 were easily replaceable by the 4th gym (Darmanitan over Emboar, Lilligant / Whimsicott / Leavanny / Scolipede / Crustle over Serperior, Basculin / Seismitoad / Jellicent over Samurott)
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