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Which Sinnoh Starter Is Your Favorite Based On The First Stage Only?

Which Sinnoh Starter Is Your Favorite Based On The First Stage Only?

  • Turtwig

    Votes: 10 35.7%
  • Chimchar

    Votes: 7 25.0%
  • Piplup

    Votes: 11 39.3%

  • Total voters

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I know this has been done before, but I was thinking of making topics and polls of my own on which starter is your favorite based on each form. Now remember, each of you will obviously have opinions on this and I will have mine as well.

So this topic is which of the Sinnoh Starters do you like based on their first stage only? Mine is Chimchar.


The Meme Supreme

I am incredibly nostalgic when it comes to Piplup - Diamond was the first Pokemon game I ever owned, and I chose Piplup when I started that playthrough. Did I ever beat said playthrough? No I did not. Did Piplup stick with me in my heart for the next 15 years or so? Yes it did! I love the colours, the adorableness and how fun it looks to pet and cuddle up to. Dawn had a really cool one in the anime which I watched religiously back then as well, so this guy is just a big ol' nostalgia dump for me! It's great, go Piplup. Turtwig and Chimchar are equally valid (I beat Pearl with Chimchar after I got stuck against Gardenia in Diamond, never actually used Turtwig) but nostalgia for the penguin wins every time.


Pochama (Piplup) I suppose. In truth when I first saw the Gen IV Starters in mid-2006, I didn't really like any of them, but I suppose the anime's characterization of the Gen IV Starters affected my opinion of Pochama at least.


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It was between Turtwig and Chimchar but I went with Chimchar because it's not only cute but can be more useful in battle thanks to it's HA and Egg moves. I've used it a few times in LC back in Gens 6 and 7 and it was fun.


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Isn't it obvious :)))))

All the starters are good but Piplup just has that edge over the rest.


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love all three. i vote turtwig though since it was the one i picked when i first got diamond as a kid


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Chimchar is my favorite one followed close behind by Piplup. I feel that Sinnoh had one of the better trio of regional starters out of most generations.


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I would say Turtwig. Always wanted to see a Grass/Ground type before it came. I even chose it as a reference to Dawn's Piplup in the anime.