Which Pokemon are you planning to start with?
I was totally right to pick Froakie all that month and 5 days ago, best final form since...I dunno, Blastoise. Though I've never been too fond of the final forms of any of the starters.
Aaand I'll be bringing my old pal Bulbasaur along for the ride too, this is gonna be great.
Fennekin I guess, their 3rd forms look TERRIBLE though, so probably getting boxed asap.
As a dude that has spoiled his starter since 1998, it always pains me to read this sort of thing. They're supposed to be your best friend for life, man!
There are feelings beneath all those pixels. Delphox doesn't look that bad!
When they revealed the secondary forms I was leaning a little bit towards Fennekin, but now I'm back on Team Froakie. Delphox was disappointing, although he has a badass type. The only reason I could see myself changing my mind is if there are no cool new fire types, and abundance of cool water types. Then I'd rather roll with Fennekin and grab one of the new waters.
Also fuck grass. Terrible type.
I was pretty set on Fennekin (Fire/Physic, yes please), but now I'm not so sure. I like its style/theme, but the fact that you can choose one of the original starters early on has complicated my decision. Charmander was my bud back in the day so I'll pick him up (Mega Charizard X is too rad), and I'm not sure if I want two fire types right off the bat. I suppose it doesn't really matter. Now that I've seen Froakie's final form it's a toss up. He's a ninja that uses his tongue as a scarf. At least I've got a few days to decide.
To help illustrate my choices and how
Gen 1: I had trouble getting past Brock with Charmander I restarted and picked Squirtle, another playthrough I picked Bulbasaur, a third playthrough I used Charmander. To this day I wish I picked Charmander first.
Gen 2: I picked Totodile since he is a freaking Dinosaur Crocodile thing! Cyndaquil is good too and Chikorita isn't bad.
Gen 3: This is where things get into what's going to jade my opinion and become negative mostly. I chose Treecko....because I looked at Torchic and Mudkip and simply said "no...those are now what I want....this is the least stupid and he is a geeko." Turns out Treecko went and became more awesome through evolutions and jived perfectly with me. Mudkip and Torchic...whoah they got even worse through evolutions. nope hate them.
Gen 4: I looked and went "Chimchar look stupid, Piplup....no. Maybe Turtwig? Know what ITS A FUCKING FIRE MONKEY! HOW CAN I LOSE!! I was right the evolutions made it more badass. The others whoa nope....nah..not as bad as Torchic and Mudkip but never popped for me.
Gen 5: I skipped this Black and white never grabbed me and I think one reason why is this....... Snivy,Tepig,Oshawott all look stupid to me. Their evolutions do not change my opinion and a lot of the new pokemon in that gen did it for me, I didnt like anything and I just didn't buy it.
Same with Black and White 2.
Now comes this Gen 6: I was dead set on buying this one and I am more excited to do so the closer to release. I looked at the starter pokemon and my ruling goes "Chespin looks stupid. Maybe Ill go Finnikin...Froaky looks stupid." my opinion has changed since first seeing them.
After seeing their second evolutions and the fact I get to pick Charmander again as well made me go "Chespin looks STUUUUUPID! Whoa...I am not keen on that human like witch fox thing. Froaky becomes a bad ass ninja frog and its water complimenting my Charmander. Boom don shut up I am getting this game and I do not think i will be displeased."
So Froaky all the way.
Add edinfo, X and Y have different stuff which sent me in a bit of a panic as to "which one". I have had a long time of picking the "wrong" one. E,g I picked Red....finds out Scyther is in blue, I REALY REALY REALY REALY want Scyther but I always end up with picking the versions that don't have him or similar pokemon I really want aren't in my version.
I ended up with X since I had done no research and pre ordered it with what first came out of my mouth. I do not like the X legendary pokemon in Y looks cooler. However I did this with past pokemon and get screwed on exclusive pokemon, besides legendary dosnt come into play till late late game so I wont see if for ages and then it can end up being boxed anyways.
X gets exclusively a cool looking lobster pokemon so I am all over that. Y gets two terrible looking ones (revealed so far).
So that was a panic, then the new Mega Evolutions come out and show off Charizard X and Mewtwo X. With both being nicer to me than the other versions in some ways. So this jives with me aswell.
So I am all set up on what version and what starter pokemon.
As you see...way too much effort into Pokemon X and Y already.
I've been on an emotional rollarcoaster with Froakie.
I loved squirtle so much in the original, I've never been big on water types, but it's always what I lean to for my first pick.
Having skipped every game after red I have missed almost every gen of new pokemon, so I'm not too fond of the new ones looks. But seeing everyone talk about it I think I'll give Froakie a break and give him a chance.
(way too much thought has went into this for someone my age)
Man, I'm going to spend like an hour to decide when I get the game.
Either Chespin / Froakie and Charmander / Bulbasaur.
Wish you could choose any two starters...Mudkip and Turtwig are easily my favorites, and had pretty great evolutions (Water/Ground, Grass/Ground covered a lot of bases; also double Earthquake).
@jollus: You may not want to go Chespin. I did and think he's a rad Pokemon, but about the time I evolved him to Chesnaught I caught a Ferroseed in a cave, and now I'm thinking Ferrothorn is going to totally replace him. By contrast, I haven't found ANY decent water Pokes yet (took Charmander as my OG pick) so I'd say your best bet is probably Froakie.
I usually always go with the grass type as most of the grass starters have always visually appealed to me, and I always pick my starters based on looks and some what on how well they'll do in the early parts of the games, and the grass ones usually are safe for that. The only time I went with anything other than a grass type was in Gold/Silver and the remakes where I went with Totodile because alligators are awesome. That said, this will be the second time that I pick a water starter as I'm going with Froakie as I have yet to have any interest in any fire starters, and that grass thing just sucks imho.
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