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MegaTravis
10th November 2009, 4:06 PM
Who did you choose as your starter and why?

I chose Chimchar this time because I am trying to be different, as I always start with Turtwig. I am really liking Chimchar!

ShinyPichu4Ever
10th November 2009, 4:10 PM
I chose Piplup cus water starters are my favorite

PokemonQueen
10th November 2009, 4:24 PM
I chose Chimchar because fire pokemon are my favorite type :)

A7X_Slayer
10th November 2009, 8:30 PM
I chose chimchar because i love fire starters

Leaf_Blade_Leafeon28
10th November 2009, 9:04 PM
I chose Piplup because I live water types but I hated it so now every time I choose Turtwig because he is awesome

cannibaleyes
13th November 2009, 8:13 AM
I chose Piplup on both Diamond and Platinum, because Piplup is BAMF. :P

leilukin
13th November 2009, 8:21 AM
I choose Piplup because it evolves into Empoleon, which is an awesome Water type Pokemon.

KKInu
13th November 2009, 8:58 AM
I was horribly stereotypical and chose Piplup.

And though I love my Empoleon dearly I eventually realized I loved the other two starters too... so had a Turtwig and a Chimchar traded over to my Platinum game.

HystericalParoxysm
13th November 2009, 12:20 PM
Chimchar, No Question.
it's by far the Best Starter i've had in DPPt.
:)

Spirit of Darkness
13th November 2009, 12:25 PM
Chimchar! It is the best!

Ambri
13th November 2009, 7:29 PM
No Turtwigs? :O

I always choose the grass starter in every gen, bar Gen 2 where I use Totodile.

Neekerisanni123
13th November 2009, 10:22 PM
Chimchar... I don't know why. :P

Tiomasta
13th November 2009, 10:31 PM
I thought Empoleon looked really cool and I like how it is Steel-type. So I chose Piplup.
Too bad it only was useful after Prinplup evolved, took some time.

GolemGuy
14th November 2009, 5:43 AM
I had recently reverted to an "Always choose the Water" mode, so I chose Piplup.

Later on, I got a Chimchar and began to train it. Hated it, and now I will never use a member of it's family ever again.

And I also used a Turtwig in my Pearl. It smelled.

So basically I always use Piplup.

umbreon_shadow27
14th November 2009, 5:50 AM
I chose turtwig because I did.

Takaru
14th November 2009, 5:53 AM
Chimchar because it looked the best imo haha

pastel
14th November 2009, 5:59 AM
turtwig......

Purplepassion
14th November 2009, 6:00 AM
Piplup.
Piplup = Awesomeness = Dedede

Ace of ♠
14th November 2009, 8:22 AM
Chimchar, I mean he does look badass.

LadyMiir
16th November 2009, 12:30 PM
Would have taken Chimchar on Platinum since I always choose Fires. But I really, really hate the flaming monkey, so I decided to try something else and chose Turtwig. My Turtwig is now a Torterra and I am proud of him.

diablo_200525
16th November 2009, 12:35 PM
I choose Piplup only because i wanted Empoleon <3, i don't like Piplup but i like the 3rd evolution of it xD. Kinda odd how that works

Sol49867
17th November 2009, 4:18 AM
i picked Turtwig cause it looks cool and Torterra has good attack and defence.
and also i kinda had a habit of picking Grass types 1st in every game since Red Version

Dattebayo
17th November 2009, 5:15 AM
In Pearl, I chose Chimcar, and in Platinum, I chose Piplup.

surfer treecko
17th November 2009, 7:23 PM
In Platinum I got Turtwig, because ehs a cool guy and doesnt afraid of anything

But in Pearl I had all three.

redphoenix
17th November 2009, 8:29 PM
for me i was going to naturally pick my favourite type, which is fire, but when i found out it was a chimp i cringed a little. i have never been a fan of chimpanzees, as crazy as that sounds. then i randomly saw the first episode with piplup in it, and i thought that piplup was too attention seeking [although it has a massive head for such a young penguin]. then i came to turtwig and instantly felt a connection, almost as if it was calling for me to adopt it, and i kinda felt sorry for it[ and Torterra looked frickn badass]. although i had doubts about the others, ironically i got all 3 and grew to love them equally!

foxyman1167
18th November 2009, 1:08 AM
Turtwig is easily my choice. I chose him in Pearl, again in Platinum, and will use him once more in SoulSilver, when the time comes.

Wigglytuff FTW!
18th November 2009, 4:54 AM
Since I decided to get all 3, I had Turtwig on Diamond, Piplup on Pearl, and Chimchar on Platinum.

Swampert95x
23rd November 2009, 5:53 PM
Always i choose water-type Pokemon!

Esmerry
23rd November 2009, 5:58 PM
I chose Turtwig because he looks cute and cool at the same time. And Torterra is nice too! :D

swampertlover5712
23rd November 2009, 6:36 PM
i chose piplup cos i love the water types.
but eventually i ended up having them all...

Forge
27th November 2009, 10:14 AM
I chose Turtwig because I don't much like Chimchar and EVERYONE i know chose Piplup. And Torterra is awesome looking.

dragon user
27th November 2009, 10:47 AM
I chose Chimchar, I don't know why, but at the momment i'm training one to the highest level i can be bothered to train it to lol
(so far 17)

Joki
27th November 2009, 2:01 PM
I chose Chimchar on my Platinum version and Piplup on my Diamond version.

~ Z ~
27th November 2009, 2:44 PM
I chose chimchar because of the following reasons:
1. Chimchar looked kinda cute :3
2. Bad memories of the "army of fire type" from Sapphire, so I thought to play for sure this time...
3. Infernape was the only final form starter that I liked. Torterra and Empoleon looked too dummy for me, no offence.
4. It was the fastest one and had high attacks.

Yup.

Lady Umbreon
27th November 2009, 3:33 PM
1st choice Piplup, 2nd choice Turtwig because they have a better variety of attack types learned by leveling. Piplup learns Water, Steel, and Flying moves (and I always save up for an Ice Beam TM) and Turtwig gets Grass, Ground, and Dark plus Curse. But when I've used Chimchar he always ends up with just Fire and Fighting.

Nebbio
27th November 2009, 4:28 PM
Diamond: Piplup.
Pearl: Turtwig then, Chimchar.
Platinum: Turtwig.

Dragon Houou
27th November 2009, 4:31 PM
I chose turtwig...

Shadow Roserade96
27th November 2009, 4:35 PM
I love Chimchar and its evos but i choose turtwig because it is the best to use

Ash-kid
27th November 2009, 4:36 PM
Turtwig. it is the best for me.

Hibachi
30th November 2009, 1:39 AM
I chose Turtwig because I have never chosen anything but the grass starter :)

col_serra
30th November 2009, 1:43 AM
piplup so i say go giant metal penguin lol

but i love water pokes

foxyman1167
30th November 2009, 2:01 AM
I chose Turtwig first, but have used them all since.

RichRI322
1st December 2009, 12:57 AM
turtwig all the way. torterra is a monsterrrr

_Skippy_
1st December 2009, 3:52 AM
I chose Piplup because i didnt feel like going out with an easy starter (Chimchar). All in all, i wanted to pick somebody that wasnt Chimchar and that wasnt a grass type

deoxisthebest
1st December 2009, 3:39 PM
Piplup 4ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MUFFINKID
1st December 2009, 7:58 PM
I choose Chimchar because i like it so so much. I don't know why...

Ps. has infernape the best attack, empoleon best defense and torterra best HP ?

Noheart
1st December 2009, 8:03 PM
In Diamond over two years ago, I chose Chimchar. The fire type of each generation always seem more appealing and powerful to me than the water and grass type, imo.

In Platinum, I chose turtwig because it's the least powerful of the three, giving me more of a challenge. Plus I wanted a grass type that wasn't named Leafeon or Roserade.

Kiruria
2nd December 2009, 3:46 AM
Piplup.
Piplup = Awesomeness = Dedede

You're right zoi!

Anyway, I chose Piplup in Pearl, Turtwig in Diamond, and Chimchar in Platinum. But I like Piplup best for the above reasons, not to mention it's so cute! Empoleon is an awesome water Pokemon, not to mention. This is the first generation where I actually really liked the water starter; didn't care for the past ones much.

Turtwig was my least favourite starter, so I dunno why I picked it in Diamond... but that hardly matters, since I now have all the starters anyway.

hello moto
2nd December 2009, 7:21 AM
Chose Chimchar in Diamond and Piplup in Pearl. Chimchar because it had the best cry compared to the other starters and Piplup because it's a water type and it's my prefernce over grass and fire.

treespyro
2nd December 2009, 10:31 AM
I just dump my starter in a box.

KGB13
15th January 2010, 8:17 AM
I chose Piplup in Pearl because I always start with the Water Types in my first play through.

Dilabio
15th January 2010, 8:23 AM
Chimchar for the win baby!

Avieure
15th January 2010, 10:21 AM
I chose Piplup, because I was a little tired of always choosing the grass starter...

...But I'll probably go back to grass-type in the GS remakes.

junpearl63
15th January 2010, 11:04 AM
I choose Piplup, the little guy is very handy :D

7 tyranitars
16th January 2010, 4:53 PM
I chose piplup because when diamond and pearl hadn't been relewased yet I already was like O_O pinguin! ofcourse I have already chosen all other but piplup was my first

7 tyranitars
16th January 2010, 4:54 PM
I chose piplup because when diamond and pearl hadn't been relewased yet I already was like O_O pinguin! ofcourse I have already chosen all other but piplup was my first

Avengerr
17th January 2010, 12:22 AM
I chose Turtwig, because I never really liked using fire/water at the beginning. The only time I ever chose something different was in Gold, where I chose Totodile because Feraligatr was bad-*** haha.

Rosemary
17th January 2010, 2:41 AM
Piplup who later I dumped in the box and never used again.

SceptileFan
18th January 2010, 8:37 PM
Turtwig because he is by far the coolest starter ever (other than Treecko). Plus, Torterra is BEAST

Mr.Brightside
18th January 2010, 10:59 PM
Turtwig. I like grass Pokemon and Turtwig is pretty darn cute. He is a Grotle now ^^

Illusione-Tempus
19th January 2010, 9:32 AM
Piplup... Cause Piplup is.. em... well I decided to choose Piplup when I first started cause I like Water types and penguins and Empoleon...

But one thing that I really like is that my Platinum starter (which is a Piplup, obviously) is female x3

Vermehlo_Steele
19th January 2010, 10:37 AM
I chose all of them, Chimchar on Pearl, Piplup on Diamond and Turtwig on Platinum. My first was Chimchar as Pearl was my first 4th Gen Game. Plus I love Fire types.

xCrystalJordan
19th January 2010, 3:26 PM
First game: Turtwig.
Second: Piplup.
Third: Chimchar

My favorite out of all of them may have to be Piplup or Turtwig.(:

j-master
20th January 2010, 2:33 PM
I chose Turtwig because I thought it was the cutest. :)

Exactly my thought.

And it was also very useful in the gym battles. Except for the one with Candice, of course.

Absol trainer
20th January 2010, 6:52 PM
Piplup because penguins are AWESOME in my opinion. And it had the nicest design.

Nana
26th January 2010, 10:59 AM
I chose Piplup because it evolves into a Napoleon reference! :P I'm a bit of a history nerd...

After three generations of picking the grass starter, it was a nice break.

IanYuy
26th January 2010, 12:19 PM
I almost always pick fire starters, but this time when I saw Piplup, I couldn't resist. He was just the cutest of all three. Something about Chimchar's design seemed odd to me (and I was done with Fire/Fighting since I just had a Blaziken) so I welcomed the change this time.

2Percent-Miltank
27th January 2010, 3:02 AM
Turtwig all the way! :) I have a habit of choosing the Grass starter more often than the other ones, although I currently own all the Kanto and Hoenn starters, one Johto starter (my shiny Chikorita!), and then my Grotle.

weavileluver1
29th January 2010, 4:02 AM
I chose Piplup on this Platinum run, but between Platinum and Diamond, I've chosen each starter at least once.

Yellow Aura
29th January 2010, 7:50 PM
I chose Piplup for no reason besides I liked it better than the others, and I usually like the Water types.

Indy
29th January 2010, 8:22 PM
Piplup, I guess in Platinum. I didn't use it much, though. Since I had a Vapreon that I was training. I didn't care much for the 4th Gen starters.

^^Yoshinichi^^
30th January 2010, 10:17 AM
Chimchar, because overall I just prefer his design compared to the others. On my current Platinum file, he's a level 43 Monferno.

scarecrow_stitches
1st February 2010, 4:25 AM
I chose Piplup cause Empoleon is wicked cool.

flygonabsol99
1st February 2010, 4:29 AM
Chimchar!I believe he's the best starter ever!

LuŠario
1st February 2010, 4:31 AM
Piplup, in both Diamond and Platinum. (Just because of its last evolution: ;395;)

jabs4
1st February 2010, 5:11 AM
D: Piplup
P: Chimchar
Pt: Piplup

MizuJosh
1st February 2010, 5:14 AM
Piplup. I always choose the water starter. Plus Empoleon is defensive and offensive with excellent typing.

Shneak
1st February 2010, 5:17 AM
Piplup. Now my prized Empoleon.