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what is the best pokemon to start with?

 
 
funny breeder asks: Added Apr 26th 2008, ID #116518

what is the best pokemon to start with?

I don't know who to start with I start with bulbasaur he is good then theres charmander and squurtle it's really hard to choose
 
 
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johnkrill answered: Added 27th Apr 2008, ID #251189
Bulbasuar is the easiest to raise. Squirtle is a little harder to raise, and Charmander is the hardest. However, the rewards for level ing CHarmander into Charizard are much greater.
 
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Guest said: 25th May 2014, ID #388514 | REPORT
charmander will always give you a big reward
 
 
 
Mercenary Rubia answered: Added 27th Apr 2008, ID #251231
I would suggest Squirtle because if your opponent is using a fire, you have the upper hand, and if they use a grass, I would highly suggest that you teach him/her ice beam or blizzard. That way you have the upper hand on both starting pokemon.
 
 
 
 
jackens03 answered: Added 27th Apr 2008, ID #251263
It depends on your personality.Bulbasaur is if you personality is that your mean sometimes and if your personality is that you are cute loveable andlike light pnk and light blue, your Squirtle.If you like to pull pranks and make people laugh Charmander is for you.
 
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Guest said: 29th Jun 2014, ID #408953 | REPORT
that was probably the dumbest thing i've ever heard
Guest said: 14th Oct 2014, ID #458735 | REPORT
None of this really helped lol
 
 
 
shadowfire1138 answered: Added 27th Apr 2008, ID #251289
Go with squirtle because he is best to beat the first gym leader with so you can get better Pokemon and get past him. Bulbasaur has lots weakness, and charmander can be touch to get through the gyms with
 
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Guest said: 30th May 2013, ID #286576 | REPORT
actually bulbasaur is the best bc of vinewhip
CharizardTrainer said: 31st Mar 2014, ID #370182 | REPORT
Bulbsaur is pretty good for the first gym too vine whip them i shot ko
 
 
 
MASTERTHINKER answered: Added 2nd May 2008, ID #252259
Personaly I would pick charmander because it is easy to train but hard to defeat and if you are worrying about the first gym leader go to the route that leads to victory road and catch yourself a manky then train it till it learns low kick, why you ask, because rock types are weak against fighting types. Good luck, and hope I helped.
 
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Guest said: 2nd Jan 2012, ID #101899 | REPORT
yes i got charmander teach it metal claw to
beat brock catch a pikachu to beat misty
and your rivels pidgeotto and squrtle i love
charmander beat the game 3x with him
Guest said: 5th Apr 2014, ID #371636 | REPORT
I'm gonna choose squirtle
Guest said: 18th May 2014, ID #385358 | REPORT
your dumb I chose charazard and traded him for the grass type
belaK444 said: 19th May 2014, ID #385560 | REPORT
I pick squirtle because he is good for first gym and I really like blastois because he is a tank and can take a hit I personally don't like grass types. and with charmander I always picked him because he looked the best but one time I tried squirle because my friend chose charmander and I wonted to beat him but when I tried squirtle I realised how good he realy is

Soz for spelling
 
 
 
sammy-joe answered: Added 11th Jul 2008, ID #268051
I would pick squirtle cause he is easy to train and really useful when you get to the pokeleauge and he doesnt hav lots of weaknesses
 
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Guest said: 6th Jan 2014, ID #340118 | REPORT
right squirtle's the best.
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 18th Jun 2010, ID #332710
You Should Start with bulbasaur Because he can beat the first two gyms easier than the other starters and there is a glitch that you need Venasaur for
 
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Guest said: 2nd Mar 2012, ID #119840 | REPORT
i disagree because bulbasaur has alot of weakness
Guest said: 20th May 2012, ID #143903 | REPORT
BULbasouar because if you just train him to level 90 you cant lose i tried and got to level 82 and up and beat the e4 and the master but he is too weak at 82 to beat your rival.but its your dicesion
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 28th Jul 2010, ID #344401
Pick Charmander. He is a little tough to train in the beggining however he learns a powerful steel type move early on which will help you get past brock. Even with Misty, all i had to use was scratch and got rid of her water pokemon easily. Charmander is standalone until you catch stonger pokemon later on to build up ur dream team. In the end though, a charizard will pretty much flat=out stomp anything that comes your way. Keep sticking with 1 pokemon until u need to use ur first HM, then you can catch ^^.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 30th Jul 2010, ID #344743
i suggest u to start with charmander because even if its hard to raise it in the beginning it makes great combination when he becomes charlizard because if you teach charlizard flying type attacks it would make fire and flying and easily defeat your opponents
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 3rd Oct 2010, ID #359071
I would prefer charmander because it's really strong and can learn strong, useful moves.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 15th Oct 2010, ID #361088
I suggest u take charmander coz he is very strong and learns many good moves and as masterthinker told,...you can always catch a mankey to defeat the first gym leader,....charmander would help coz there are not much fire type pokemons in fire red!
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 21st Nov 2010, ID #367980
I Always used to pick Charmander,But i got sick of it.So now i use Squirtle,And the whole point of the game is too get an ultimate team to beat the poke league.So i suggest you get a squirtle,then catch a pikachu and a pidgy.And work with those 3.Then get a Eevee and evolve it into a Flareon.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 4th Dec 2010, ID #370523
i use squirtle and i beat thre elite 47 times no fail an have all pokedex from trrading from my leaf green and trading from saphire and such


 
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Guest said: 13th Jul 2012, ID #163683 | REPORT
what level was your squirtle
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 17th Dec 2010, ID #373390
what should i start with maybe bulbasaur if you pick squirtle you will have hard time with the second gym battle pick charmander hard with the two gyms at the start

 
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Guest said: 13th Dec 2012, ID #220637 | REPORT
Bite with squirtle on second gym
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 30th Jun 2011, ID #417414
Your choice depends on how much you would like to train your Pokemon. Bulbasaur is easy to train like most grass-type Pokemon, meaning if you pick Bulbasaur your rival will pick Charmander (he always pick the one that's your Pokemon's weakness) and Charmander when gets higher levels is stronger then the other two. Squirtle is a little harder to train then Bulbasaur but can learn Swim & Dive but Charmander can learn Cut & Fly which you learn in the beginning of the game, and so personally I would pick Charmander because his strength and HM's are better to suit me. But just a tip, never make all your Pokemon one type of Pokemon, have variety!
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 7th Jul 2011, ID #419582
I pick Squirlte
A: It has few weaknesses
B:It's good against the first gym (Pick Up A Pikachu)
C:It can pick up ice beam/blizzard to beat bulbasaur
D:it's FREAKIN' AWESOME
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 13th Jul 2011, ID #421402
I would suggest getting a squirtle. Like in previous quotes. He can learn Ice Beam which will tear apart grass types. Spoiler:
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You can also pick up a Pidgey to add extra fire power against grass pokemon. I suggest a team with Squirtle, Pidgey, Pikachu, Magikarp, Growlithe, and maybe Mankey. Get them all fully evolved and you should be KICK A**.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 11th Aug 2011, ID #431301
In my opinion charmander is the best choice for starters if you train him and teach him steel claw before you get to the first gym you atomatically win because steel beats rock he can also take on misty if you train him and only him (don't catch other Pokemon) and make him evolve into charzard which means skipping the second gym and battling every trainer you see. The after you use him to beat misty and lt serge get a dratini at the game corner at the next town and evolve him into dragonight. This will help alot cause dragonight can learn fire water electric dragon ice and flying attacks which will make you destroy every one. I used these only Pokemon to beat the elite four but needed to catch Pokemon to teach hms
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 16th Aug 2011, ID #432886
I would chosse a squrtile because he learns ice beam and hydro cannon and hydro pump and because water is the best type


 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 22nd Aug 2011, ID #434715
I'd definitely go with Charmander. Viridian Forest can be a great place to level up once you have Ember and since Charmander learns Metal Claw at level 13, getting through the first gym shouldn't be a problem at all. The only really challenge with a Charmander is Misty, but by this point most people have already caught a Pikachu or an Oddish, both of which go to town on her Water Pokemon.

In addition to all this, Charizard (Charmander's final evolution) has the highest Attack, Special Attack, and Speed stats of the three starters. It also learns both Flying and Dragon type moves, making it a desirable member to have when facing Bruno or Lance.
 
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Guest said: 3rd Mar 2014, ID #360791 | REPORT
Actually Venasaur has the highest special attack.
Guest said: 5th Aug 2014, ID #430889 | REPORT
is squirtle and dragonite and nidoking any good
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 28th Aug 2011, ID #436610
I got a charmander and I only used him on the entire game after elite 4 I got a ditto and l breeded 2 charmander and now I have 3 lvl100 charizards
 
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Guest said: 17th May 2014, ID #384789 | REPORT
p9
 
 
 
red 12 12 answered: Added 2nd Sep 2011, ID #438020
Bulbasaur is the best Pokemon for a person new to the game as beating the first few gym leaders and places you can go will be easier than with any other starter pokemon. It will have more trouble with Pokemon later in the game when you have had a chance to learn the game and train new pokemon.

Squirtle I don't really see too much of a point too. Its basically between bulbasaur and charmander. In the middle - somthing that does not make it the easiest to work with. I don't reccomend it.

Charmander - Your going to have trouble the first few gyms and some of the places you go. But it is a powerful Pokemon when you learn how to use it. It takes effort and is more difficaly to raise for a new player. I don't reccomend it for new people to Pokemon but for players that know how to play the game - this is the Pokemon for you!
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 2nd Oct 2011, ID #444598
Hey all of those are good pokemon
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 7th Oct 2011, ID #445745
Actully I would say bulbasaur cause he could get you though the first to gyms easiy
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 1st Nov 2011, ID #452522
I say sqietle because it learns good moves overall. Charmanader gets good as a charizard. Bulbasaur doesnt learn powerful moves while leveling up except solarbeam and razorleaf
 
 
 
 
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Guest answered: Added 1st Dec 2011, ID #460528
Choose whichever because you can catch the others as wild Pokemon
I just started fire red with a charmander and caught a bulbasaur and squirtel in the grass between pallet town and vermillian city
 
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Guest said: 9th Jul 2012, ID #162077 | REPORT
cheater
Guest said: 9th Sep 2012, ID #184639 | REPORT
Hack much?
Guest said: 9th Sep 2012, ID #184830 | REPORT
HACKER
Guest said: 15th Jan 2014, ID #344064 | REPORT
yeah because you can't catch that three starter again
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 2nd Jan 2012, ID #469332
Ok pick anyone just catch other Pokemon to back it up I piked charmander and this is my team with not even 2 days play time lv.48 charizard,lv.36vaporeon,lv.30snorlax, lv31 nidoqueen, lv.50 zapdos, and my meowth in training
Because it knows pay day and I have a total of 53 Pokemon to choose from. So ya pick anyone I've had all of em and beat the game pick your fav.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 2nd Feb 2012, ID #478809
I would choose Charmander. He is the harder one to train but Charizard is the most powerful starter evolution of all of the starters(Maybe Typhlosion Infernape or Blaziken are tied). But if you have just started to play the game,I would probably go with Bulbasaur. Or if you want it to be in the middle with power and... Um, easability, I would go with Squirtle. If you are asking who to choose, it matters on your level. If you are asking who is the most powerful, Charmander. If you want a little bit of both... Squirtle.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 25th Feb 2012, ID #485709
Charmander IS FRIKIN AWESONE my teams is Lv 65 gyados
Lv 78 charizard Lv 66 Primeape Lv 54 zapdos Lv 63 Nidoking AND I HAVE LOST 0 TIMES!!!!!!
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 14th Mar 2012, ID #489751
It doesn't rlly mttr wich you start with because you catch other Pokemon of different types with different attacks train them all well and it'll be easy
 
 
 
 
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Guest answered: Added 20th May 2012, ID #508607
Bulbasouar because if you train him and only him he will become very very strong and get him to level 90 because I got him to level 82 and I beat the e4 and the master but I could not beat my rival he faints and he is the only one that stands a chance.
 
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Guest said: 20th May 2012, ID #143906 | REPORT
he is right.
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 29th May 2012, ID #511211
Me...SQUIRTLE!!! It learns powerhouse attacks and almost NEVER lets you down! GO SQUIRTLE!!!
 
 
 
 
galez answered: Added 13th Jun 2012, ID #515118
It really is your own choise but for me squirtal is the best.his only 2 weaknesses are grass & thunder for that you can teach him ice beam & earthquake good luck
 
 
 
 
pokemon122321 answered: Added 18th Jun 2012, ID #516525
Start a game,pick any Pokemon,play until you reach teachy tv,watch the matchup(something like that) thing,the you will know,witch one to use!
But,anyway,I prefer you bulbasaur as it's easy to beat first 2 gym leaders with him,and he's easiest

To train

 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 21st Jun 2012, ID #517235
Charmander because he forces you to learn the games mechanics more. Sure, he's tougher to train. You'll make up for it by catching Pokemon to compensate where Charmander fails. Plus the reward of Charizard being a wrecking crew on it's own is reason enough.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 9th Aug 2012, ID #530500
If you ask me the best is Charmander . It is hardest to raise and anyways it is also dragon type when it evolves into a charzard . Hope I helped
 
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Guest said: 13th Nov 2013, ID #319252 | REPORT
Saley it isnt a dragon type its Fire/Flying although it looks like a dragon
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 19th Aug 2012, ID #533508
I would get squirtle becaue it is a boss and learns ice type moves. You can get a growlithe and arcanine witch is a boss fire type and executor witch is a good grass.
 
 
 
 
TheDarknessPendant answered: Added 5th Sep 2012, ID #537028
All the Pokemon are good. I always choose either Charmander or Squirtle. On the box of the game it said: Blast away opponents with Hydro Pump! Go! Blastoise! Something like that.
 
 
 
 
Thekidster answered: Added 2nd Nov 2012, ID #548586
I would Say Do Any One You Like the most I mean I like fire and thats the one I always use I named my Charmeleon ( evoles from charmander) Idk I love fire Pokemon
 
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Thekidster said: 2nd Nov 2012, ID #204393 | REPORT
my name is Fire Rulez
Thekidster said: 2nd Nov 2012, ID #204394 | REPORT
my name is Fire Rulez
 
 
 
Azrav1076 answered: Added 5th Nov 2012, ID #549147
I recommend squirtle because it has the upperhand with fire types and you can teach it ice beam and also have the upperhand with it's weakness grass types...

I would also choose charizard because it is hard to defeat and learns attacks that no other fire types would normally learn like dragon claw, Dragonbreeath,etc...
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 5th Nov 2012, ID #549291
Just Charmander. A lot stronger than the others and you can defeat the second gym easily by teaching him ''Mega Kick'' on the way to the town. So Charmander rules!
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 16th Dec 2012, ID #557481
You could pick charmander. I recommend him, but you will need pikachu (catch him in viridian forest or power plant) to beat Misty. It will be hard facing the E4 But don't worry. YOU HAVE PIKACHU AND YOU WILL ALSO NEED A DRATINI AND A PSYCHIC TYPE! Good luck!!

 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 9th Apr 2013, ID #581960
Hahaha, it depends. STATISTICALLY is Charizard the best choice. Then Blastoise and last Venusaur. However, if you want a balanced team I personally recommend using a fire, water and grass/electric type. There are TONS of good water Pokemon like Gyarados or Lapras, also a good amount of AMAZING Fire Pokemon like Arcanine and Moltres. But few good grass/electric pokemon. Zapdos and Exeggutor are your best bet. So, what I'm trying to say here, is if you'd choose Venusaur as your starter you still have access to both water and fire Pokemon and you don't have to worry about a grass or electric pokemon. So that's why I usually recommend Bulbasaur as your starter. Also because after you have completed the game you have the chance to catch Entei! :3 If you chose Squirtle, Raikou. And If you chose Charmander, Suicune.

My favorite Pokemon is Arcanine, and since having two fire types is a bit otiose I almost never choose Charmander as my starter.

They are all three good additions to your team and you won't regret choosing any of them ^^
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 27th Apr 2013, ID #584891
Pick who you want it shouldnt matter what everyone else says... Its your choice
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 16th Jun 2013, ID #592577
CHARIZARD ALL THE WAY!! He flat out KO's anyone once up in levels. I made the dumb mistake of always using him so I have him leveled at 50 by like the third gym, now he's lvl 93 and pretty much with flamethrower and I think overheat or something he one shots anything except blastoise. The only Pokemon I've ever faced in this game that can stand up against him is a blastoise.. Then for charizard he can learn fly, so use fly against him. I demolish and steamroll everyone. It's very hard to find a good fire type but I can easily find a water type. Grass types are just useless.. But I have a dratini and lapras both lvl 30 something and an ice I use dewgong which those are great water types. So charizard is the best
 
 
 
 
pkmnvenusaur answered: Added 10th Oct 2013, ID #605195
I always choose Bulbasaur. I've been choosing it for so long, it feels wrong to choose something else. It's easy to raise, and vine whip always 1 hit KOs Brock's pokemon. I found him helpful for the Elite Four, and It's just really easy to train. I hope this helps in your Pokemon journey.
 
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Guest said: 28th Nov 2013, ID #322945 | REPORT
I use dratini in the beginning. Out of three of Dratini. weedle, and growlithe I always chose dratini but my rival picks weedle OF COURSE. Its unstoppable
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 25th Nov 2013, ID #609071
Charmander. You're less likely to find a fire Pokemon for a long while. Unless you use cheats or trade. It takes a while to get to the Mansion and the Islands after beating the Elite Four the First Time.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 13th Dec 2013, ID #610492
It all depends on your team think about what you will catch later and then make your decision
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 15th Dec 2013, ID #610773
I would choose squirtle or charmander because venasaur has no chance at all because your rival will have a big advantage with a fire flying type at the end. This is my opinion.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 17th Dec 2013, ID #610968
I think Chamander is the best because fire has the lest amount of things super effective against it, and he is also the best looking in my opinion. Also when chamander has evolved int charmeleon then charizard (ground is super effective against fire) ground moves can't affect it because it is a flying type and ground can't affect flying types unless it uses smack down.
 
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Guest said: 5th Aug 2014, ID #430892 | REPORT
YES, GO CHARIZARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 10th Jan 2014, ID #613918
Go with charmander he is the best for the ending fighting the four
 
 
 
 
Blastoise9999 answered: Added 3rd Feb 2014, ID #616400
Pick bulbasaur you can teach it power ful grass type mpves when it evolves
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 3rd Mar 2014, ID #618730
Are we all really forgetting that Venasaur's special attack is the highest? And the fact that with all the special moves that it learns (sleep powder etc.) are very helpful with the elite four and Blaine,the fire type gym leader. Also lets not forget that Red from the anime beat Blue's Charizard. Red was also one of the most powerful trainers ever.
 
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Guest said: 5th Aug 2014, ID #431320 | REPORT
charzard has a base of 109 venasaur is 100, charzards higher
 
 
 
KEAN DENVER PALANCA answered: Added 26th May 2014, ID #625767
I preferred squirtle because it will come in handy when you fight the first gym because the gym leader is using ground type Pokemon

 
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Guest said: 29th Jun 2014, ID #409088 | REPORT
Dude your dumb if you start with squirtle your rivals will choose bulbasaur I choose charmander because he can beat anything when he becomes charzard.
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 24th Jun 2014, ID #629856
You should pick Charmander because it's strong on many types and it can learn a variety of types of moves and when it becomes Charizard it becomes a flying type
 
 
 
 
Arisa10293 answered: Added 29th Jun 2014, ID #630435
I don't know WHAT VERSION are you playing. But I hope this will work. If you are playing leaf green then choose bulbasaur. If you play sea blue then choose squirtle. If you play fire red, choose charmander. Actually, you can choose which ever you want but I think you better choose squirtle.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 13th Jul 2014, ID #632543
You should choose squritle it's good with 8th gym and fire gym IF YOU CHOOSE BULBASAUR YOUR DOOMED
I know hes good with 4 gyms but I dunno the 5 6 7 or 8 so I think if you pick charmander your dead with the 1st gym so if you start all for 3 starters your exprince is suprised

 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 5th Aug 2014, ID #635377
All of them have crappy movesets, if you breed charzard correctly it can know flamthrower outrage (witch is a specail attk in lg and fr) blast burn and smoke screen or hidden power witch is ok on the othor hand you could use venasuar witch knows sludge bomb solar beam synthisys and sunny day, then blastroies skull bash surf ice beam and toxic it depens if you want a sweeper charzard, tank venasaur, or wall blastroies
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 2nd Sep 2014, ID #638360
I would pick squrtile because when it fully evolves or when it turns into war tortle it's kicks A and when you get squrtile the best team to go with it when you beat the fourth gym is Wartortle or BLASTOISE CH'dling pikachu and a sparrow as a back up
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 6th Sep 2014, ID #638907
I chose Bulbasaur, because the first 2 gyms is rock and water type gym leaders and Bulbasaur is a grass type which is a good match-up against Brock and Misty who specialize in Rock types and Water types.
 
 
 
 
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