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Starter Pokémon Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Let's Go, Pikachu & Eevee' started by Dragon Pulse, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Sodapop

    Sodapop Queen of Violet

    Maybe not as a starter, but it could happen. Marill is the original pikaclone as the 'Aquamouse Pokemon', so anything is possible as far as type goes.

    tru, Jellicent, but I still like the idea of a Water/Ghost starter
  2. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Great Dreamer

    Maybe the general theme of the starters could be "times in human history", or if the guys at Game Freak want to be oddly specific, they could go with three different ancient civilizations and base each starter around one.
    I'd pick Roman, Mayan, and Egyptian, but not sure which line should be themed after which civilization?
  3. Sprinter1988

    Sprinter1988 Well-Known Member

    Maybe they could go with giving the pokemon the type that it is weak to as it evolves, so the Fire type become Fire/Water, the Water type becomes Water/Grass and the Grass type becomes Grass/Fire.
  4. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria ☆~Shiny hunter▢~

    Legit, I doubt that will happen. The Pikaclones we get these days don't evolve at all.
  5. paipr_christian

    paipr_christian grass type fan.


    How about

    -Grass/Steel golden Aztec inspired gorrilla
    -Fire/Fairy pegusus based on greek myths of flying close to sun.
    -Water/Ghost Nile river snake, eygyption based partial on Apep foe of Ra a serpant that eats the souls of the dead and lives in the ubderworld.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  6. Dragon Pulse

    Dragon Pulse Well-Known Member

    I'd live for this omg. I love the idea.
  7. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Great Dreamer

    A follow-up to my last post. My fan region has a history theme for the starter trio as well.

    Grass: a moose that becomes grass/dark and is themed around human prehistory.
    Fire: a snake that becomes fire/fairy and is themed around ancient civilizations.
    Water: a lobster that becomes water/steel and is themed around pirates.
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  8. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army

    Funny you should mention a lobster Pokémon that is Water/Steel. I’ve wanted this for years. I even have the perfect name for it: Lobsteel.
  9. Sodapop

    Sodapop Queen of Violet

    What about Chinese/Greek/Indian cultures?

    Grass+Fighting/Dark - a red panda(raccoon, not bear) wielding bamboo as a staff. +Att +Spd
    Fire+Dragon/Poison - serpent with two heads engulfed in flames that gains more heads in later evolutions, based off a hydra +SpAtt
    Water/Psychic - aquatic Asian elephant, final form inspired by Ganesha. Meditation is a central theme,+HP +Def +SpDef
  10. paipr_christian

    paipr_christian grass type fan.

    Id love a raccoon grass starter. Grass/Fighting, Grass/Dark both work. Id also like to suggest Grass/Fairy. Considering how they are often portrayed as tricksters and magical creatures and there association with night time I could just see Grass/Fairy working for it. Plus bonus points if we get another not cute pink final stage Fairy type.
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  11. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    I'd love to see Dragon type make it's way into a Starter's final evolution typing at some point in time.(Not through Mega Evo)

    My hopes are for a Water/Dragon, Grass/Ice, and Fire/Fairy type Starters, but I'm really open to anything that isn't Fire/Fighting.
  12. paipr_christian

    paipr_christian grass type fan.

    Man I love Grass type.... but boy does it suffer alot. From this trio of final types. The Grass/Ice type is x4 weak to the Fire/Fairy's Fire attacks. Both its Grass and Ice attacks are do neutral damage to the The Water/Dragon, and are resisted by the Fire/Fairy.

    That said ultimately I dont mind those type combos. And would enjoy seeing each on a starter some day.
  13. WhiteBlair

    WhiteBlair ベストチャンピオン。

    Both Generation 6 and 7 were innovative in terms of starter themes and typings. I hope the trend continues in the following generations and different type combinations are used. Hoping for Grass/Steel-Psychic-Dark, Fire/Fairy-Dragon-Electric, Water/Poison-Dragon-Electric trio(s).
  14. Bus

    Bus Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping at least one of the starters is unique typing wise. Last gen, Water/Fairy, Fire/Dark and Grass/Ghost weren't unique per se (well, Poplio line was), but I did appreciate them because it seemed like really unique typings for starters. Like some of the rest of you, I'm hoping for a theme amongst the starters as well:

    Water/Fairy- Hippocampus (upper half horse; lower half fish). I know we just had a Water/fairy, but we've had Fire/Fighting 3 gens in a row and its still a unique typing, so another one wouldn't heard. I'd spec this one to be more Atk, Def, Spd oriented (with poor SpeD & low-middle Hp).

    Grass/Dark- Naga. Heavy Hp, Spd, average attacks, and poor Defenses; possibility an ability like Steelworker as a Hidden Ability, but for Poison

    Fire/Ghost- Griffin or Manticore; either would be pretty cool. Low Spd, High SpeD, SpA, and Hp.
  15. Kage-Pikachu

    Kage-Pikachu Well-Known Member

    Water/Ghost, Grass/Dark, and Fire/Fairy. I like that match up but I can't for the life of me think about what they should be. Anyone think Decidueye should have been Grass/Dark instead of Grass/Ghost?

    Maybe the water type can be based on an extinct animal, preferably an amphibious one like Greninja. The Grass type starter could possibly be a...no idea. The fire type starter could possibly be similar in appearance to Victini as in to say a fairy looking Pokemon.

    Water/Ghost: High Speed, High Sp Attack, Average HP, Average Sp Defense, Low Defense
    Fire/Fairy: High Special Attack, High Speed, Average Defense, Average Sp Defense, Low HP
    Grass/Dark: High Attack, High HP, Average Speed, Average Sp Defense, Low Defense

    Hidden Abilities:
    Water/Ghost: Levitate
    Fire/Fairy: Pixellate
    Grass/Dark: Intimidate
  16. paipr_christian

    paipr_christian grass type fan.

    Grass/Steel, Fire/Ground, Water/Rock. I like this one as it makes every starter extra weak to the starter type they are weak to (aka x4 instead of x2).

    If we got this trio Id like...

    Based on toads, namely the Emei Mustache Toad (it grows a mustache of spines during mating season)

    Based on black tailed jackrabbit. Able to use its big feet to cause EQs and tremors.

    Based on coral crab. Think of it as the water coral equivalent to Torterra. By its final form it have a coral community on its back.

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