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  • Gen II

    23 20.00%
  • Gen III

    5 4.35%
  • Gen IV

    28 24.35%
  • Gen V

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Thread: Which Gen had the worst starters?

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    Default Which Gen had the worst starters?

    I gotta say Gen V. None of them are that viable for late/post-game.

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    Gen 2, but that's because I'm not especially fond of their designs.
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    I voted Gen V because only Serperior is pretty much useful outside of playing through the game, even then with it's Dream World ability mostly. Now I would have put Gen II for the same reason, except they all improved alot in Gen IV for HG/SS.




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    Gen V, the only one I like is Oshawott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow♠ View Post
    Gen V, the only one I like is Oshawott.
    I respect Oshawott for all the love its earned since being revealed...poor lil guy was absolutely hated at first




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    Gen 4. Just dont like it...
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    Gen 4. Hate 'm.



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    Gen 4.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFonz View Post
    I voted Gen V because only Serperior is pretty much useful outside of playing through the game, even then with it's Dream World ability mostly. Now I would have put Gen II for the same reason, except they all improved alot in Gen IV for HG/SS.
    What? If anything they were better before the special/physical split (well Typhlosion was anyway). Anyway gen 5 starters were/are the worst. Emboar grew on me though.
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    Gen five starters are the worst.Serperior tho did save my bacon in countless battles tho. But here's hoping the gen six starters are better...

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    Gen 3 for me.

    Only the final evos are cool in my opinion but they don't come as good as the others.

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    I voted Gen IV. Aesthetically, they've never screamed "Awesomesauce" to me. In terms of competitive use, they're great - don't get me wrong. I just didn't want to vote up Gen V because of simplistic problems like stats or move pools. If I'm judging it solely on looks, Gen V probably ties with Gens II and III for the best in my opinion. But if you want my opinion on the worst competitive generation of starters, I can't judge that confidently, as I'm not really that great in that depot. Everything has a niche usage - it all comes down to luck.

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    Gen V for me, Serperior was the only one I remotely liked. I have a general rule when it comes to starters: There will be one I love, one I like, and I won't ever go near. Never found anything wrong with the other gens because they all followed that rule, but with the Unova starters it was more a case of "Which one's not as bad as I think it is?" I really liked the gen IV starters, because it felt like GF had used a lot of creative nous, but the new ones were pretty uninspiring.


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    Aesthetically, Gen 4 was my favorite and Gen 5 was my least favorite.


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    Generation 2.

    I don't care for them at all.

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    Seriously how can you hate the cute starters?



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    Gen II. Chikorita line is a cruel joke to people who picked the Grass starter because of Bulbasaur, Cyndaquil is a statistical rip-off of Charmander without any of the flavor, and Totodile... Totodile's alright, but I've never been overly fond of any of them, either aesthetically or gameplay-wise.

    After Gen II, I'd say Gen V.

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    I gotta say Gen V. None of them are that viable for late/post-game.
    They are, actually. Serperior drags until it picks up Coil, at which point it starts soloing teams because it's so easy to set up on it. Emboar gets the Brick Break TM in time for the Ice Gym, and has access to Flare Blitz in the post-game to destroy most 'mons that don't resist it. Samurott gets one of its best STAB moves mid-game, and has the coverage and bulk to handle a good number of fights.
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    5th gen, you can really tell they phoned it in when it comes to design and typing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolt the Cat View Post
    5th gen, you can really tell they phoned it in when it comes to design and typing.
    They were on the telephone while designing them? Huh?



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    The Gen 4 starters were never really appealing to me, I always found them to be "meh" in my opinion.

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    Gen 4 as well for me, maybe they would have been better as two stage evolutions

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    The gen 2 starters were boring as compared to the others. Between 5th and 4th had the best.
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    Worst starters would go to Gen II and Gen IV.
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    Gen 1. Ever so slightly dull.

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