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Favorite Gen 4 Starter Evolution Line?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation IV Discussion' started by shoz999, Mar 26, 2019.


What is your favorite Gen 4 Starter Pokemon Evolution Line

  1. Chimchar > Monferno > Infernape

    12 vote(s)
  2. Piplup > Prinplup > Empoleon

    10 vote(s)
  3. Turtwig > Grotle > Torterra

    7 vote(s)
  1. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    What's your favorite Gen 4 Starter Evolution Line?

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  2. Shiny Venusaur

    Shiny Venusaur The Prodigal Son

    Overall, I think all 9 Sinnoh Starters are really solid. Back when the games came out, I was really big on Torterra but over the years and tons of competitive play, Infernape has become my favorite. Really like all 3 though; they have great unique designs are are able to make breakthroughs of the game diverse (especially in Platinum when they fixed the amount of fire types).
  3. Ishiftyounot

    Ishiftyounot Master Procrastinator

    I love all the Gen IV starters; my first games were Diamond and Pearl and they shaped my love for the games completely, and I'm very excited to be playing them once again with my friend over summer. My favourite has to be the Turtwig line, although ironically enough it was the starter I didn't choose in my first playthroughs of either game (had Piplup in Diamond and Chimchar in Pearl, only ever beat Pearl).

    But still, Torterra is an amazing concept for a Pokemon. A continental tortoise that has an ecosystem living on top of it? Awesome! Plus Paul's in the anime was badass as hell and made to seem like an extremely durable and dangerous Pokemon to battle. I will be using Turtwig in summer to do it justice!
  4. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    Turtwig, I really like Torterra's design, and it reaches its final stage earlier than the other Sinnoh starters. Piplup is second, as although I like Empoleon's typing and looks, its level-up movepool isn't that good. Chimchar is last, as I don't care for Infernape's design and find it overrated, but then again, Sinnoh doesn't have a good variety of Fire types otherwise.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2019
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  5. Ignition

    Ignition Wake me up when get to Sinnoh

    Best starter trio and I truly love all 3 but the Chimchar line since it’s my first Pokèmon
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  6. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    It was basically a tie between Pochama and Hikozaru for me, but my love for penguins won in the end, so I voted for Pochama's evolutionary line as my favorite.
  7. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Don't mess with the bull. You'll get the horns. Staff Member Moderator

    It's a tie for me. I like both Turtwig's evolutionary line and Piplup's. Turtwig's got the vote from me in the end though.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2019
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  8. Hunter Zolomon

    Hunter Zolomon Into the Shadows Staff Member Moderator

    I really like the Chimchar line the most! Chimchar, Monferno and Infernape have great designs. My Infernape was definitely my ace during Gen 4.
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  9. Fushiki

    Fushiki Golden Orchid

    This is the hardest kit of starters for me to choose from.
    - Chimchar/Monferno/Infernape is a brilliant Pokémon to use, especially if it has Iron Fist.
    - Piplup's final evolution is Empoleon, which has that tasteful Water/Steel type combination.
    - Turtwig is my favourite. I don't have strong feelings towards Grotle, but Torterra is perfection for me. Once again, the Grass/Ground type combination is tasteful as it allows Turtwig's final evolution a resistance against both the Rock and the Ground-type. Two more points for: I) having some of the most beautiful tonalities of the green colour among the Grass-type; II) having one of my favourite abilities of all time as hidden one, Shell Armor.
  10. Peter Harrison

    Peter Harrison Well-Known Member

    The Chimchar line is my favourite. Infernape has a great move set and is very quick.
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  11. Turtwig's line for me. I didn't like Grotle though because it just looks weird to me, but Turtwig was cute and I liked Torterra's design and its type combo. Too bad Torterra was so slow.
  12. NobleJanobii

    NobleJanobii The Maddest Shaymim

    The Piplup line has always been my favorite of the three, but they're all really good designs in my opinion.
  13. Eternalfalcon

    Eternalfalcon Unova champion

    I think torterra is really underrated in my opinion it has a cool pokedex entry where small pokemon gather on its back as its like a mini sanctuary and a killer design
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  14. DLeck6211

    DLeck6211 Furniture of law enforcement

    Chimchar line
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  15. Eternalfalcon

    Eternalfalcon Unova champion

    My perception on the trio has changed quite a bit in the last few months, I’ve gone from thinking that the trio isn’t anything special to thinking only the turtwig line is special to loving the piplup line the most and my current view which is thinking the trio is one of the best and not being able to choose between them, and I think a lot of that comes down to playing platinum for the first time before i started liking the trio I had never played platinum, and I think playing the games made me fall in love with the trio I just loved exploring the sinnoh region with piplup at my side, and it was the first game that made me jealous of my rival getting the other starter that may seem a bit stupid but the starters are just so good that whenever I play platinum I just want them all on my team.
  16. Dicklaycia

    Dicklaycia Objectively Better Than You

    I love Turtwig the most. Unlike most of the other games, I did not have difficulty choosing Turtwig over Chimchar and Piplup. It’s also a cool Pokémon, and Torterra was pivotal in quite a few battles in Pokémon Diamond for me, namely most of Cynthia’s Pokémon (Leech Seed is so wonderful).
  17. RedBlastoise

    RedBlastoise Cerulean Blues

    My first thoughts on the Sinnoh starters was that they weren't as good as the previous starters, but my opinion of them has changed. I really like Piplup and Chimchar now and although Turtwig is still my least favorite of the bunch, I like Torterra.
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  18. Paul1985

    Paul1985 Ana de Armas fan

    Chimchar - Monferno - Infernape.
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  19. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    I like Infernape but he can't take a hit
  20. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I didn't like that the Hikozaru (Chimchar) line was so similar to the Achamo (Torchic) line from one generation before in terms of typing, but I still consider the Hikozaru line to be one of the most reliable evolutionary lines in Gen IV.

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