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What is the reason that starters are unable to be found in the wild?

#41lyle81992Posted 7/26/2013 2:20:32 PM
Maybe in the Pokemon world,the starters are endangered species?
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#42wingblade98Posted 7/26/2013 2:26:25 PM
well judging by the fact that starters are more often male, they probably are endangered species
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#43JarickoPosted 7/26/2013 2:37:57 PM
pikachu6598 posted...
Enferolunos posted...
Because they're supposed to be somewhat special


But that makes no sense in the context of the game world, now does it?


This.
If they keep making unique and special pokemon. Every Unique or special pokemon is in turn that much less special.
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#44MasajubPosted 7/26/2013 3:01:08 PM
Maybe to make that initial decision have more weight. Otherwise you can just pick whatever makes the first gym the easiest and replace it later.
#45JarickoPosted 7/26/2013 3:13:02 PM
Masajub posted...
Maybe to make that initial decision have more weight. Otherwise you can just pick whatever makes the first gym the easiest and replace it later.


To force trading. As per always.
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#46GBeastMegamanBXPosted 7/26/2013 3:16:32 PM
Because they are basically seen as the unofficial mascots for their respective regions/games. It also is to encourage players to trade and/or buy the other games. If every pokemon were available to each game, we wouldn't even have different versions and it would defeat the original concept of the games.
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#47wind64aPosted 7/26/2013 3:26:11 PM
The gen I to IV starters are native to the Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia regions apparently. If you believe the Anime their main game regions have breeding specialists in really out of the way locations, that give them to the professors. It's also important to note that Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia do not have any Pokémon Trainers, as they are mostly taken up by wilderness with only a handful of towns for those either wishing to work for the Ranger Union, or their family members so it isn't surprising that those regions would have Pokémon that are practically extinct in the wild elsewhere. After all habitat destruction is a major reason for species dying out in real life too.
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#48GBeastMegamanBXPosted 7/26/2013 3:30:58 PM
wind64a posted...
The gen I to IV starters are native to the Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia regions apparently. If you believe the Anime their main game regions have breeding specialists in really out of the way locations, that give them to the professors. It's also important to note that Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia do not have any Pokémon Trainers, as they are mostly taken up by wilderness with only a handful of towns for those either wishing to work for the Ranger Union, or their family members so it isn't surprising that those regions would have Pokémon that are practically extinct in the wild elsewhere. After all habitat destruction is a major reason for species dying out in real life too.


Doubt it, IIRC those games are spin-offs and don't apply to the main series.
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#49wind64aPosted 7/26/2013 5:01:21 PM
GBeastMegamanBX posted...
wind64a posted...
The gen I to IV starters are native to the Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia regions apparently. If you believe the Anime their main game regions have breeding specialists in really out of the way locations, that give them to the professors. It's also important to note that Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia do not have any Pokémon Trainers, as they are mostly taken up by wilderness with only a handful of towns for those either wishing to work for the Ranger Union, or their family members so it isn't surprising that those regions would have Pokémon that are practically extinct in the wild elsewhere. After all habitat destruction is a major reason for species dying out in real life too.


Doubt it, IIRC those games are spin-offs and don't apply to the main series.


It kind of gets complicated with the Ranger games and Colosseum + XD as you actually can transfer Pokémon from them to the main series games. Plus the rangers themselves are cannon as you can go against some in the main series games.
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#50DrakoVongola1Posted 7/26/2013 5:01:52 PM
GBeastMegamanBX posted...
wind64a posted...
The gen I to IV starters are native to the Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia regions apparently. If you believe the Anime their main game regions have breeding specialists in really out of the way locations, that give them to the professors. It's also important to note that Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia do not have any Pokémon Trainers, as they are mostly taken up by wilderness with only a handful of towns for those either wishing to work for the Ranger Union, or their family members so it isn't surprising that those regions would have Pokémon that are practically extinct in the wild elsewhere. After all habitat destruction is a major reason for species dying out in real life too.


Doubt it, IIRC those games are spin-offs and don't apply to the main series.


Spin-offs can be canon too though.
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