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    Default Do you ever play without your starter?

    My friend got me thinking when he said that whenever he plays Yellow he always deposits his Pikachu. So have you ever played through a game without your starter?

    I never have, but I would like to try sometime.

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    Yeah, Black and White actually.

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    Always, but only the main story, B2 will be my first time without it.

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    Yes, I did in my most recent playthrough of White ^_^
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    Only in my Black version did I play without my starter. I usually always do because I love whichever starter I choose.
    But for this new Gen I didn't like any starter enough to actually use it beyond getting my C-Gear
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    Like a few people before me...Black and White, 2nd playthrough. I did not like using Oshawott that much >.< I used Emboar and really liked it. Oshawott? Not so much. ><
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    Nope,never have,unless I didn't like it.


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    I usually use my starters. The only time I haven't is when my Meganium died in my HG Nuzlocke...

    Come to think of it, I haven't touched my Samurott since beating White, which was a while ago.
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    The story? No, but I usually deposit post-story for training purposes.
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    Yes, mostly. Only reason i use the starter is to get me through the game for the first time, then i'll just bank it or realese it.


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    I always use all three starters in my original runthrough of a game, ie: get both games, start witth he one i want and transfer the other two. I've been doing that since Emerald, but after my first runthrough i barely ever use a starter, unless im doing it for fun like using Treeko, Oshawatt and Typhlosion together for a unique combo. Normally i do have a favorite pokemon of any runthrough like Venipede who i treat as my starter for that runthrough.
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    The only time I didn't was SoulSilver. Other than that game, I've always had at least one starter on my team. (Lucky for me, my friend and his friend happened to have a Tepig and Oshawott).

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    I usually use them until I beat the Elite Four for the first time.
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    No, I always use the starter for my team.
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    The only case in which I haven't used my Starter is in a random game of Ruby. I used nothing but Swellow. It was actually pretty cool, but I didn't get through the whole game (ironically I'd just beaten Winona when I had to abandon it).

    Let's face it, the starters are awesome. It's just not a good idea to not use such a powerful asset.
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    Yes. Done it a lot with the pass games, and plan to do it with Black 2/White 2. I replay the games a lot, it eventually gets boring using the starter all the time for me.
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    Never! I like Snivy too much ^_^
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    Yeah. I did on my most recent heartgold run, I used six eeveelutions instead, and most games, my starter gets boxed not long after beating the game.
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    I like to play the game with different pokemon. So after I've played it three times, the fourth time wont have a starter. They're not essential parts of the game.

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    I have always have to keep my royal snake with me, but there's plenty room for Starmie always )

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    I always use it, since it's one of the most efficient Pokemon you can use in-game. I don't restart files enough to get tired of it or whatever.

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    I always use my starter! When people say "I don't use my starter" to me, that's like saying "I gonna beat all the gyms with pidgey and ratatta!"



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    I always have my starter at least until I beat the Pokémon League for the first time.

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    I think so. Never in Black and White though, usually more so in the older games.

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    I simply can't get rid of my starter, I'm always too attached to it. Besides many of them are incredible good in the competetive game, like Infernape, venassaur or empoleon

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