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who here doesn't keep starter on team?

#11KitschgardenerPosted 7/20/2013 11:28:17 AM
Didn't in Platinum (I was kinda paranoid I wouldn't be able to beat Cynthia, so ditched Torterra mid-game).
Didn't in White 2 (in my defence, I'd already used all the Unova starters in Black, and Blaziken is technically a starter).
Don't plan to in Y (or whatever) because I prefer unconventional base stat distributions and animated object Pokémon (that this board will inevitably kvetch about) over animal-based Pokémon.
#12GoldenSWarriorsPosted 7/20/2013 11:34:06 AM
I always keep my starters. I didn't play gen 5 but i hate all those starters so I probably wouldn't have kept any of those
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#13tsunamisurfer08Posted 7/20/2013 11:45:20 AM
Noctus3 posted...
Did until 5th gen.....

I didn't use my starter in Red either. But yeah, this pretty much. Didn't have a choice with Typhlosion (Houdoom couldn't be obtained yet). Blaziken, Swampert, and Sceptile were all good. Didn't like Infernape but I loved Torterra and Empoleon. Black and White's starters? Just...eww.
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#14LotrMorgoth(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2013 11:51:40 AM
so for i plan on using the fire bird and the psy/dark squid

still looking to see what else is out there especially for ground type
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#15macknifficent89Posted 7/20/2013 12:15:13 PM
i've never outright ditched it. i usually keep them in my party, but in BW2 i had snivy and it was terribled so i mained the mystery gift genesect instead.
#16taa20Posted 7/20/2013 12:42:32 PM
I benched Tepig (might have been Pignite by then) for the in-game Victini that you could get for a while. Only gen I did not at least get the Starter through the Elite 4 Round 1.
#17Valorous_RolandPosted 7/20/2013 12:45:33 PM
Depends. I once did a Eevee game, so I ditched that grass turtle.

I planned to do it in Black 2 (Rotom team), but I just couldn't manage getting the Rotoms from D/P to B2. It was too much work.
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#18Krio Lv3Posted 7/20/2013 12:45:49 PM
Noctus3 posted...
Did until 5th gen.....

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#19SorrowOfAcheronPosted 7/20/2013 12:50:57 PM
I always have a starter as the 'leader' of the team, even in competitive teams.
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#20Thepenguinking2Posted 7/20/2013 12:53:13 PM(edited)
Only ditch my starter in nuzlockes, that's when it dies, which it has happened only once so far.
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