The first time I played a 3rd generation game - Ruby, to be specific - I chose Torchic... because I thought it was cute, I like Fire-types (for the most part) and had no idea it would look like crap when it evolved to Combusken -_-
Of course, later it improved somewhat when it became a Blaziken and, truth be told, the Fire/Fighting combo was very useful throughout the whole game. In fact, it's probably the only starter that can easily beat the whole game solo
Since then, though, I've decided to try Mudkip more often. I'm still trying to figure out what would be the best "up to 6" team for this game, but I'm leaning towards having a Mudkip every time.
Regardless, I voted Torchic because it was my first choice.
I chose Treecko, because I didn't know the final evolutions so I thought a lizard would be cooler than a bird and a fish-thing. Treecko turned out to be pretty cool looking but if I ever replay Sapphire, I think I'll choose Torchic.
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In Sapphire I chose Mudkip because it was it was cute and blue. Then in Emerald I chose Torchic because of looks again.
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I had a hard time choosing between torchic and mudkip but I ended up picked mudkip because it covers most of the gyms.
I chose Torchic on pokemon Sapphire(my first pokemon game).
Also, Mudkip on Emerald.
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Torchic for me. I love Blaziken.
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I've always chose Treecko.
Mudkip is so useless in this game.
well, I have all three games, so each one had a different starter so I could cross-trade them. However, my first starter, from Sapphire, was a Torchic. Best random decision ever, I blazed through the game if you'll pardon the pun.
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Uhhh Mudkip! He evolves into Swampert, Hes water and ground so hard luck for Electric type moves and he Swampert learns earthquake..Ice beam to dominate the Treeko evolutions and Earthquake to dominate the Torchic evolutions..
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torchic, I like blaziken and fight pokemon!
Treecko, because I've always picked the grass~type pokemon as my starter.
Treecko, because Sceptile looks like Godzilla!
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treeko is just plain awesome
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As a child, I had a huge obsession with lizards. So when I started my game on my sapphire, I picked treecko because I was so fascinated with the fact that treecko was a lizard. Man, I miss those days.
i would prolly pick swampert since i destroy nubs with it in my ss team below in my signature. but naturally as a kid i would pick torchic. i picked swampert anyway though
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hmm i would say torchic in ruby/sapphire mainly because it has a good match up against some gym leaders,dominates the elite 4 and champion and blaziken is a really strong fire type pokemon and is beast! in emerald i would have to say treeko mainly because of the change in champion and can take care of the last two gym leaders nicely.
I choose torchic for the first time I played ruby since I always go for the fire starters first.