mobiusdiabloFeatured By OwnerOct 15, 2010Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there's always just the three same types, so that's really no different. I mean, we're two for five for dual-typed Grass starters (Bulbasaur and Turtwig), almost all of the Fire evolutions are dual-typed (Fire/Fighting for the past THREE generations, ugh), and again, two for five with Water types (though they usually have the best typing). Besides, as far as multiplayer goes, not that many starters are very good (I can only think of Swampert, Infernape, and Empoleon that are commonly used in the Standard enviroment), and can be outstripped in performance as low as level 50. Personally, I think they're just made to look cool, and some of them (Black/White Fire type, I'm looking at you!) fail miserably even at that. Sorry for the rant, lol.
Um... I think you're looking into that far too deeply. When I say type, I'm talking about out of each series. I'm not asking you to pick a Pokemon out of ALL the starters, nor am I asking which starter pokemon is any good in a multiplayer battle, I'm asking, what helps you decide which starter Pokemon to use each time you play a new Pokemon game for the first time.
After all, when you start a game, you have to chose one regardless of whether you hate them all.
mobiusdiabloFeatured By OwnerOct 16, 2010Hobbyist General Artist
Yah, sorry about that. I play competitively, so all of these factor into my final decision. Granted, I just choose them primarily on their looks, but that explanation's what happens when I dive into the game mechanics too far.