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Ultimately, what is your deciding factor when choosing a starter Pokemon? 

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9 deviants said What the final evolution looks like
23%
5 deviants said Type
18%
4 deviants said Other
14%
3 deviants said What the basic form looks like
5%
1 deviant said Pot luck
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No deviants said What the first evolution looks like

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:iconmobiusdiablo:
mobiusdiablo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist 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.
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GhostLiger Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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:iconmobiusdiablo:
mobiusdiablo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist 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.
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:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You ass XD
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:iconmobiusdiablo:
mobiusdiablo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How am I? Lol
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:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because shut up XD
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
o-o i unno
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:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw...
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Q~Q sorry
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:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you should be
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Q~Q *whimpers.*
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:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no! Don't do that! You'll make my Pokemon Cards wet!
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Q~Q sorry
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:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Pokes*
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:iconelectricfox5:
Electricfox5 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
If it's name is Agumon or Fred ;)
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:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, only Gold/Silver has Agumon... Is this where you tell me that's the only ones you're going to play? XD
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:iconelectricfox5:
Electricfox5 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
It could be...it could be...but you might be able to tempt me with Fred...and how long ago did I post that comment?!?!?!? XD
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:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What was Fred?

Decades
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:iconelectricfox5:
Electricfox5 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Torchic IIRC
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:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes!
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