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  • Gen 1 (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle)

    31 29.25%
  • Gen 2 (Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile)

    13 12.26%
  • Gen 3 (Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip)

    30 28.30%
  • Gen 4 (Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup)

    13 12.26%
  • Gen 5 (Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott)

    3 2.83%
  • Gen 6 (Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie)

    16 15.09%
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    Default Best Generation of Starters?

    Overall, which generation has proved to give us the best trio of starters? When answering, do not answer based solely on your personal, single favorite. Think of the trio as a whole and how they look and how the have been perceived by their audience. Gen 6 is now in play, so this should be interesting...

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    None of us have any idea concerning the movepools, stats, or even the evolutions of the Gen VI starters. Why are they included? Anyone who would vote for them would be doing so based on incomplete knowledge, and the same applies to anyone who dislikes them.

    I'd say

    I > III > IV > V > II.

    I feel as though Generation I did the best job of balancing the starters, ensuring that all were powerful and useful throughout the game. Generation II's starters were uninspired statistical rip-offs of Generation I's, and were all outclassed by other stuff besides maybe Typhlosion, also lol Chikorita. Generation III gets second-best; while I did like the typings and stats, I wasn't too fond of Sceptile, though I did consider these over the Gen I starters for best. Generation IV's are largely dominated by Infernape, and I find it difficult to appreciate the others (though that may just be because I don't like slow Pokemon with weaknesses). Generation V's had good designs, but their stats, typing, and movepool were underwhelming.

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    Generation I will always be the best.
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    I'm in the hype of Generation VI, and it's starters.
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    Generation 3.

    I love LOVE all three of them, and it has my favorite Pokemon, Mudkip~

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    Uhhm... <.> I'm on the line, if Gen 6, and 5. Maybe also 3. Because I loved Hoenn so much <.>

    I'll go with Hoenn. Because I love Torchic :3

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    Right now, fourth generation has my favorite starters. Can't say anything about the 6th gen starters since I haven't had the chance to use them yet, they have a chance of becoming future favorites depending on a lot of factors.

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    gen 1 for sure, i love bulba ^_^
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    Gen IV. Prior to Gen VI, it was the only Gen in which I liked all of the Starters for one reason or another.

    If I had to rate them, then it would go:

    IV > VI > II > I > V > III
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    I love all of Gen 3s starters, so it was an easy choice.
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    Too early to tell for Generation VI because we don't know their evolutions and moves yet, but as for the others, I'd say Generation VI had the best. I like the designs, types and the fact that each final evolved form got a second type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torpoleon View Post
    Too early to tell for Generation VI because we don't know their evolutions and moves yet, but as for the others, I'd say Generation VI had the best. I like the designs, types and the fact that each final evolved form got a second type.
    Clearly you mean a different generation here.

    How they are perceived by the audience? You can't beat an original. Gen I here.

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    In every generation I have either liked one/two starters or none of them, but I have never liked all three. Except for Generation I.
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    I'd say gens 1-3 and 6 had the best starters.
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    really confuse cause i like all of them
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    Hum, tough one, since every Gen (cept II, III, and VI) has starters I don't like. (Gen I: Charmander, Gen IV: Chimchar, Gen V: Tepig)

    But... Gonna go with Gen VI, if it didn't exist, Gen IV would have been it.

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    Gen 3 for me. Swampert is my 2nd favorite Pokemon and I adore Blaziken. I also like Grovyle (It's one of the few times where I prefer a second evolution to the last one).
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    I think too many people are voting for Gen 6. We haven't seen their 2nd or 3rd stages, and we don't even know if they're going to have secondary typings, or what kind of move pools they're going to have.

    Now if you're voting based on design, then that's fine.

    BTW I voted on Gen 3. It was a toss-up between Gen 3 and 4.
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    Actually in all of them there are starters that I don't like.

    I don't like:
    - Bulbasaur
    - Chikorita
    - Torchik
    - Turtwig, Piplup.
    - Tepig, Oshawott
    - Froakie, Chespin.

    The starterts are actually getting worse.

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    I'd have to Gen 1, actually. They were all unique and creative and very popular.
    Gen 2's starters never seem to get much attention.
    Gen 4 definitely had the worst.
    Gen 5's were cool, except Emboar.
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    Definitely gen 3. Every last one of them evolve into great pokemon that can be played really well in the upper tiers. Heck even Blaziken made the leap to ubers and Swampert and Sceptile are still great. I'm also biased, because mudkip is my fave starter of all time. What can i say, I liek mudkipz XD

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    Cant really vote on gen 6 until i see evolutions, but its either 1, 3, or possibly 6. 4 and 5 were meh with 2 at a close second.

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    Tough choice, split between 1,3 and 6. I'll with 6 since were in the gen 6 hype !
    Though it terms of balanced typing and stuff gen 1 is best with 3 close behind it.

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    My choice: 1st Genartion. In second place: 2nd Generation

    note: I can't really say 6th Gen is one my favs because I have absolutely no idea how their evolutions will be. Why say they are my favorite starters? Makes no sense in my head lol. Yeah they might be awesome right now, but what if their evolutions are not?
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    Generation 1 starters is aguarbly the best so far. People would vote on 6 because they're new currently and I'm a little shocked that Geneneration 3 starters is the second best in the poll instead Generation 2.

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    For me it is a tie between generation I, II, and III.
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