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Best Generation of Starters?

Discussion in 'Poképolls' started by CovertNinja, Jan 10, 2013.

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Best Generation of Starters?

  1. Gen 1 (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle)

    31 vote(s)
    28.7%
  2. Gen 2 (Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile)

    13 vote(s)
    12.0%
  3. Gen 3 (Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip)

    31 vote(s)
    28.7%
  4. Gen 4 (Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup)

    14 vote(s)
    13.0%
  5. Gen 5 (Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott)

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  6. Gen 6 (Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie)

    16 vote(s)
    14.8%
  1. CovertNinja

    CovertNinja Pokemon Master

    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...
     
  2. Excitable Boy

    Excitable Boy is a metaphor

    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.
     
  3. Lucario95

    Lucario95 Behold The Aura!

    Generation I will always be the best.
     
  4. Bananarama

    Bananarama Another trophy

    I'm in the hype of Generation VI, and it's starters.
     
  5. Manna

    Manna Rockin' the Suburbs

    Generation 3.

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

    Lightning Dragon LIGHTNING FLIGHT!!!!

    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
     
  7. Kalosian

    Kalosian Never Say Forever

    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.
     
  8. Steampunk

    Steampunk One Truth Prevails

    gen 1 for sure, i love bulba ^_^
     
  9. Endolise

    Endolise TengenToppaBoogaloo

    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
     
  10. Plus side down side

    Plus side down side Lass Trainer

    I love all of Gen 3s starters, so it was an easy choice.
     
  11. Torpoleon

    Torpoleon Pokémon Sun!

    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.
     
  12. Thomas Elliot

    Thomas Elliot I AM HUSH

    Clearly you mean a different generation here.

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

    On a personal note.
    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.
     
  13. WildHennaCharizard

    WildHennaCharizard Well-Known Member

    I'd say gens 1-3 and 6 had the best starters.
     
  14. k6666

    k6666 Pikachu Fan

    really confuse cause i like all of them :(
     
  15. dirkac

    dirkac I smash your Boxes.

    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.
     
  16. OrcaCity

    OrcaCity Expert Killer Whale

    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).
     
  17. ebevan91

    ebevan91 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
  18. Dylz

    Dylz Trainer since 1997

    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.

    But if I had to choose, I'd choose for generation one. Blastoise and Charizard are awesome.
     
  19. Hejiru

    Hejiru Rev up those fryers

    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.
     
  20. coolminun

    coolminun Banned

    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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