Chimchar for me. It always served its role pretty well, and I do like monkeys!
I've only played through Sinnoh once, but I picked chimchar. :3 My little brother wanted piplup, so it was between turtwig and chimchar (I didn't know any of their final evolutions. I was jealous of empoleon when I learned it was part steel).
The Gen IV starters were all so fun. I mean, it was between a monkey, a penguin, and a turtle, and those were all really "cool" animals at that time. xD
In Diamond, I chose Chimchar as my starter.
In Platinum, I chose Turtwig. o3o
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Chimchar because I like Fire types.
Chimchar, I always liked the little monkey.
Turtwig loved torterra i Soft resetted for a shiny one and MM'd one in B2
Turtwig, I had a pet turtle at the time. Besides, I thought Chimchar was butt-ugly (knew nothing of its eventual battling prowess) and Piplup had weird white nipples or something.
I've tried all three of them many different ways in Diamond and Platinum, and Chimchar makes the game easier, in my opinion. Piplup helps a lot too but I didn't really like that Pokemon.
My favorite is Turtwig. He was my first starter and even though it can be harder with him, it's worth it by the time he is a Torterra.
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Piplup cause I always choose the water types!
Turtwig because grass/ground is an epic typing.
I went with Turtwig. My brother called Piplup before I could, and we go for different starters. Thus, I picked my second-favorite of the bunch, and though the penguin is still my favorite, I'm happy that I used Turtwig ^^
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Talk about the good ol days for me, I was younger when these games came out. Picking Bulbasaur and Treecko before, I chose Turtwig obviously following the love of Grass. But my team was....lets just say kind of nooby due to me being a kid?
;-; Gen 4 team when I was like 8 so don't judge me:
Yep, I was that guy.
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Although I don't like Grass-type starter Pokemon that much,I chose Turtwig in Platinum because Torterra's design is amazing.It also learns Razor Leaf pretty early on,so it can make short work of Roark's team.I also like Torterra's ability to learn Stone Edge to hit Flying-type Pokemon.Piplup is also a decent choice,but sadly it lacks strong attacks early on.Chimchar is my least favorite of the Sinnoh starter Pokemon,because I just don't like Infernape's design(although it is fast and powerful).
I chose Turtwig in diamond version because I like turtles and grass Pokemon and Chimchar in pearl version because monkeys rule lol
I chose Piplup because Piplup looks so cute and Empoleon looks so cool ^-^
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Just started this game again (completing my Pokedex and wanted to start from beginning). I have started with Piplup as I always like to have a water as my main and the starters are generally the best ones you can get early in the game.
Once I have all Gym badges I will start to trade my Pokemon over from Soul Silver, which will be fun...
Chimchar. I always pick the fire starter and I loved my Infernape.
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I chose Turtwig and named it "Turty". It was the first Pokemon that I ever got to level 100. Ah, memories...
Piplup, because penguins are cute and I like Empoleon's typing.