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best starter/partner

 
Guest asks: Added Jul 12th 2010, ID #156680

best starter/partner

What is the best starter pokemon

 

 
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Shiny Lugia answered:
Added 13th Jul 2010, ID #339836

Well the best starter is Riolu.
With it you can beat easily Dialga and most legendaries. If you manage to evolve it Lucario would be one of your strongest pokemon


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 13th Jul 2010, ID #340029

Rioulu and Chimpchar


 
 
 
 

Guest answered:
Added 17th Jul 2010, ID #341127

i think mudkip is the best option because hi can learn endeavor and thats a easy way to beat dialga and the others that have lots of hp.


 
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Guest said: 10th Nov 2014 | REPORT
I like Mudkip because the electric type isn"t goodfor him and I chose chimchar to partner because he can protect Mudkip for grass type pokemon.
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 25th Jul 2010, ID #343360

Vulpix. it is a fire type and can whip dialga. but might need ur parter's help in water places...


 
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Guest said: 28th Jul 2014 | REPORT
Piplup and vulpine
Guest said: 31st Jul 2014 | REPORT
Mudkip and Torchic, Eevee and Riolu. I had a difficult time beating Dialga with Eevee and Riolu, but took it down easily with Mudkip and Torchic.
Guest said: 21st Dec 2014 | REPORT
i did mudkip and cydaquil, cydaquils smokescreen helps alot throughout the game, mudkip can do the rest, dig is a move that does alot of damage, i advise you get the tm dig
Guest said: 17th Jul 2015 | REPORT
I'd say Vulpix as the player, but be sure to keep Confuse Ray throughout the game; it helps a ton in boss battles. As for the partner...? Riolu? I had an Eevee partner, but she wasn't much help with her Run Away ability. -- --'
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 25th Jul 2010, ID #343411

i would say eevee as your starter and riolu as your partner


 
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Guest said: 26th Jan 2014 | REPORT
thats what i have but i cant seem to get eevee to learn any good moves
Ailurophile said: 26th Apr 2014 | REPORT
Eevee should be your partner cause it is more of the supporter, while Riolu is more of the attacker.
Guest said: 23rd Jul 2016 | REPORT
Uhh, Run Away will have you dead in 2 seconds with Eevee as the partner.
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 26th Jul 2010, ID #343759

well i had a good time with squertel and vulpix but it took me a couple times to beat dialga and a long time to beat palkia but it still works. by guest.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 27th Jul 2010, ID #343882

well i did shinx and vulpix as my people, and i think shinx is definatley besty starter because of charge, which i linked with spark at a low level for incredible damage. vulpix is incredible too because of imprison, so you can choose between them.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 27th Jul 2010, ID #343938

evee the evolutions are amaizing and riolu as the partner


 
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Guest said: 31st Jul 2014 | REPORT
YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest said: 29th Sep 2014 | REPORT
I agree, it's just hard to pick an evolution
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 28th Jul 2010, ID #344253

riolu and munchlax (riolu main munchlax partner)
coz they both learn lots of moves


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 30th Jul 2010, ID #344963

EEVEE and VULPIX are definitly the best pair eevee as u and vulpix ur partner got it??? GOOD! (lol)


 
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SeeTheCyanSky said: 18th Dec 2013 | REPORT
I have it reverse order - I'm Vulpix, my partner's Eevee - it is a good team, but it ould be better
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 8th Sep 2010, ID #355064

mine is riolu (main) and chimchar (partner)


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 7th Apr 2011, ID #397404

Looking up a lot of Pokemon, eevee and mudkip had the best stats. However, I did not get data on the following: Treeko, pikachu, charmander, squirtle, and bulbasaur due to ripped out pages in my game guide... My best choice of starter is an eevee. For a partner, either pikachu or another Pokemon with a move like discharge.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 29th May 2011, ID #408259

Riolu (hero) Shinx (partner) mostly because shinx learns dicharge and riolu WHOOPS! Dialga fairly easily


 
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Guest said: 8th Mar 2014 | REPORT
thats what i choose best combo
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 11th Jun 2011, ID #411679

Riolu And Shinx because it will NOT have any weaknesses


 
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Ailurophile said: 26th Apr 2014 | REPORT
NO WEAKNESSES? You mean no "it's not very effective" moves. Shinx is still vulnerable to Ground type moves, and Riolu is vulnerable to Psychic type moves. Shinx can knock out Flying that's for sure, and can even learn Bite (or maybe Crunch?) to hit Psychics hard, and Idk what other moves that are super effective against Ground type Pokemon that Shinx or Riolu could learn, so that does NOT mean they do NOT have any weaknesses.
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 13th Jun 2011, ID #412100

Cyndaquil and mudkip can cover eachothers weaknesses.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 15th Jun 2011, ID #412845

I think riolu and pikachu(pikachu has a better moveste than shinx) or riolu with vulpix or the other way around


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 28th Jun 2011, ID #416553

Mudkip (Hero) cos he is awesome and his last stage is part ground so he is imune to electric!! Riolu (partner) cos he has great atk stats and a good moveset. He can also ko dialga easily! Or maybe a chikorita cos there last stage is awesome


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 8th Jul 2011, ID #419976

I say Vulpix (Hero) and Riolu (partner) I beat the game ten times with these two. Vulpixs Impresion rocks and Riolus force palm helped me a lot with rock and water type Pokemon.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 25th Jul 2011, ID #425294

I think you should try eevee and pikachu or maybe the other way round. Pikachu learns discharge at 37 which would b good 4 monster houses & eevee can shadow ball and protect.


 
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Guest said: 31st Jul 2014 | REPORT
AND, substitute!
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 9th Aug 2011, ID #430487

To be honest I would use a Riolu (hero) and Vulpix (partner) purely because vulpix starts of with some epic move and learnes overheat at a later level which kicks monster houses in to the next milenia. Ninetales is also a very powerful Pokemon so it is definetly worth chooseing vulpix as your partner, my only concern however is that it needs a firestone to evolve and they are very hard to find but it's definatly worth the wait. Riolu has alot of speed and attack and nukes dialga with a stun seed and a few force palms or reversals if you have low HP. It can also cover my vulpix against annoying rock types. Its evolution Lucario is a super powerful Pokemon and loses alot of those fighting type weaknesses that are all so pesky. My main concern is thet you have yo get it's IQ up to stage two and give it a sun ribbon which are impossibe to find. In genral despite the hard evolution methods these Pokemon work really well in a team.

HOPE THAT HELPED ^^


 
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Guest said: 9th Dec 2016 | REPORT
The trouble with finding a sun ribbon is easily taken care of at apointlessplace.net it's a wonder mail generator. So if you have the patience to punch in a code and then go on a job then you can just about anything
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 30th Oct 2011, ID #451906

I think it's riolu because I have a lucario and it's awesome.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 23rd Nov 2011, ID #457996

Well, since I am practically in love with the eeveelutions, I chose Eevee. NEVER USE EEVEE AS A PARTNER! Once she gets low health, she will run away from battle, unless she is the hero.
So,
Eevee as the Hero/Heroine.
Riolu as Partner.


 
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Guest said: 31st Jul 2014 | REPORT
YEAH
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 24th Nov 2011, ID #458369

Bulbasaur and squirtle thats why people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
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Guest said: 19th Apr 2014 | REPORT
Yeah, someone else who picked bulbasaur
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 10th Feb 2012, ID #481473

I picked Shinx as my starter and Riolu as my partner. Riolu was always my favorite Pokemon because of his high stats. Shinx learns a great move for Monster Houses - Discharge. Riolu learned Focus Punch - almost a KO for Dialga.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 22nd Apr 2012, ID #500610

I have as my main charmander(because he can also learn flying moves) and Pikachu (Discharge to damage the whole room. I have just hatched Manaphy and am lvl 50 with them it's really easy.


 
 
 
 
chikorita193 answered:
Added 10th May 2012, ID #505169

I used chikorita as my hero and charmander as my partner and it worked great against dialga,darkrai,and palkia. But everyone wants riolu.


 
 
 
 
chikorita193 answered:
Added 10th May 2012, ID #505171

I used chikorita and charmander and they were geat against dialga, palkia, and darkrai but everyone says pick riolu and mudkip.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 20th May 2012, ID #508538

I think that shinx is the best because he learns loads of moves including Discharge which is awesome. And I think munchlax as a partner because snorlax has loads of hp and can learn amazing moves like Fire blast and thunderbolt.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 8th Jul 2012, ID #521437

I would pick skitty as the hero and riolu as the partner because skitty has some pretty good moves and later on she learns stronger moves and riolu as the partner because of his strgenth oh and did I mention that skitty when she levels up her statutes r 3 at first and 2 the rest and so is riolu's and since delcatty is the ext form of skitty it learns amazing moves and can use almost every tm and as for riolu he learns move by leveling up and he can learn drain punch which is very useful and since I had experience with the two that is clearly the best choice so I hope I helped Smile


 
 
 
 
Smile-Pebble answered:
Added 15th Jul 2012, ID #523236

I would Say Skitty and Mudkip. Water and Normal type moves are a great combination! Here's what I imagine:

Leader Skitty, Zen Headbutting Dialga to the knee whilst Mudkip Lowers his acuraccy with mud-slap!

Don't forget Cute charm and Torrent!


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 23rd Jul 2012, ID #525290

I'd say shinx and phanpy
They cover each other very well(not a lot of grass types in game/ storyline) and both can learn monster house moves, discharge and earthquake.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 3rd Aug 2012, ID #528421

I have explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky and Blue rescue team. For Darkness I have a female Pikachu and a female Chikorita as my partner, which took out Dialga easily. For Blue rescue team I have Chikorita as my hero and Mudkip as my partner they were pretty good too. For Sky I'm a Venasaur and my partner is Pikachu and I had a hard time with Dialga and Palkia and Darkrai(havent got to palkia or darlrai in darkness yet. So I think Chikorita and Pikachu are the best choice.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 15th Sep 2012, ID #539181

I'd say You as pikachu (cause it levels up fast) and your partner..... Vulpix (mabye)


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 3rd Oct 2012, ID #542412

The best pair is Cyndaquil(Hero) and Riolu(Partner) Dialga doesn't stand a chance and every boss before the big fight with darkrai + Cyndaquil when evolved to typhlosion can be equipped with the blast bangle and trolls kyogre's dungeon Smile


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 20th Oct 2012, ID #545626

Enough choice, I would say every starter is good, but some are a bit more of a challenge, lik phanpy.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 26th Oct 2012, ID #546789

Be riolu but never have vulpix or eevee as partner because vulpixs flas fire ability if it uses a move on porgyn it copys it abilty and don't have eevee because of it's abily run away if it's low on hp have mudkip or shinx as partner to


 
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Guest said: 30th Aug 2014 | REPORT
if you had an eevee it would be a leader because of that ability
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 26th Nov 2012, ID #553741

Riolu main cause it's going to be a lucario and mudkip will be a swampert which is awesome


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 15th Feb 2013, ID #571205

I suggest phanpy and chimchar they learn great move for dialge and palkia.


 
 
 
 
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Guest answered:
Added 9th Mar 2013, ID #575743

In my opinion tododile is a good starter,knowing water,ice,dark and fighting moves, learning all moves without having to evolve.vulpix in my perpsective is the best partner, having fire,physic,
And dark moves. -the potion master


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 14th Mar 2013, ID #576750

I'm usin charmander and riolu and I've played this game and beaten it multiple times and I say it doesn't matter just go on google and look up golden seed codes so you can lvl up fast ( 5 lvls per seed!)


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 22nd Jun 2013, ID #593375

Riolu: I whooped Dialga in literally two turns with Focus Blast and a Special Band equipped.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 10th Dec 2013, ID #610200

Im a Riolu and partner is Charmander
Riolu has good moves like Force Palm,Brick Break,Shadow Punch,Bite
Charmander has Flamethrower,Dig,Focus Punch and Dragon Rage.

Defeated Primal Dialga in 5 moves only. No reviver seeds or oran berries.


 
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Guest said: 16th Jan 2014 | REPORT
5 moves each or 5 moves period?
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 3rd Nov 2014, ID #644876

Honestly, personal preference takes a large role in the choosing. You may absolutely adore Eevee, and focus on that she has seven choices for evolution. Mind you, as you may pick her as your partner, she has a horrible ability that will most likely leave you steaming. Run Away causes her to flee when she gets into low health. Yes, everyone, that is right; while you're fighting that monster house, and your partner gets hit hard and only has about five health left, she's going to try running around the room, and will surely get hit again. Vulpix is a relatively good choice, due to the fact she learns Faint Attack, and later on, Extrasensory. A dark-type move and a psychic-type move. Place those with Imprison and Flamethrower, you have a mighty fine Pokémon on your hands. Once again, though, exceptions. Raltz, Kirlia, and Gardevoir as well as Porygon, Porygon2 and Porygon-Z may have that irritating ability, Trace. Yes, you certainly do have two non fire-type moves to use on them, but imagine if they trace your ability before you use flamethrower. Whoops.


 
 
 
 
zenaku8yoru answered:
Added 10th Nov 2014, ID #645901

I've just researched on this, and I think Piplup and Cyndaquil is the best matchup. First of all, Piplup can use Bubble/Bubblebeam, which is useful for attacking faraway. Its stats are also not really focused on something and is well-rounded, which means you are less likely to get KOed as easily. Cyndaquil, while leveling up, learns a lot of awesome, strong moves. At level 13, it learns Quick Attack, which is extremely useful when you almost defeat this monster and your partner attacks for you (Quick Attack can reach up to two spaces away).

Now, I've noticed that a lot of people have said that Riolu is a great choice as a starter/partner. Now, it is true that it is Fighting type and therefore has an advantage over Dialga, but Dialga is ONE Pokemon out of all the Pokemon you will be fighting. And Riolu, though you can teach it many moves with TM, does not learn very helpful moves on it's own. In fact, it's only offensive moves are Quick Attack, Feint, Force Palm, and a varying move, Reversal. What if you are faced with a strong Phychic type or Flying type? Well, you are pretty much screwed, considering that Quick Attack and Feint are low-power moves and Force Palm as well as Reversal are Fighting type----not very effective.

Now, I'm not saying that Riolu is bad. I actually really like Riolu, especially it's evolution, Lucario. Lucario has an awesome moveset and appearance, and if it were the regular games (Pokemon SoulSilver, Pokemon Black), I would totally put Lucario in my team. However, you cannot evolve your starter/partner until after you defeat Darkrai, which is the last part of the plotline, waaaaay after Dialga. Fighting may be good on Steel, but so is Fire (Cyndaquil).

In the first place, Dialga is not that hard to beat. True, it's Roar of Time is *BLEEP*-ing annoying, but you can easily put that to a stop with a Sleep Seed. I defeated it by spamming my Skitty combo (Sing --> Wake-up Slap).

Hope this helped. Smile


 
 
 
 
zenaku8yoru answered:
Added 10th Nov 2014, ID #645902

I've just researched on this, and I think Piplup and Cyndaquil is the best matchup. First of all, Piplup can use Bubble/Bubblebeam, which is useful for attacking faraway. Its stats are also not really focused on something and is well-rounded, which means you are less likely to get KOed as easily. Cyndaquil, while leveling up, learns a lot of awesome, strong moves. At level 13, it learns Quick Attack, which is extremely useful when you almost defeat this monster and your partner attacks for you (Quick Attack can reach up to two spaces away).

Now, I've noticed that a lot of people have said that Riolu is a great choice as a starter/partner. Now, it is true that it is Fighting type and therefore has an advantage over Dialga, but Dialga is ONE Pokemon out of all the Pokemon you will be fighting. And Riolu, though you can teach it many moves with TM, does not learn very helpful moves on it's own. In fact, it's only offensive moves are Quick Attack, Feint, Force Palm, and a varying move, Reversal. What if you are faced with a strong Phychic type or Flying type? Well, you are pretty much screwed, considering that Quick Attack and Feint are low-power moves and Force Palm as well as Reversal are Fighting type----not very effective.

Now, I'm not saying that Riolu is bad. I actually really like Riolu, especially it's evolution, Lucario. Lucario has an awesome moveset and appearance, and if it were the regular games (Pokemon SoulSilver, Pokemon Black), I would totally put Lucario in my team. However, you cannot evolve your starter/partner until after you defeat Darkrai, which is the last part of the plotline, waaaaay after Dialga. Fighting may be good on Steel, but so is Fire (Cyndaquil).

In the first place, Dialga is not that hard to beat. True, it's Roar of Time is *BLEEP*-ing annoying, but you can easily put that to a stop with a Sleep Seed. I defeated it by spamming my Skitty combo (Sing --> Wake-up Slap).

Hope this helped. Smile


 
 
 
 
StarfallVulpixGirl answered:
Added 10th Jan 2015, ID #652717

I beat the game once with Piplup as hero and I think it was either Vulpix or Shinx
Personally, when I was Eevee and partner was Vulpix, I struggled quite a bit.
My best though, has to be Vulpix and Shinx. They cover each other very well, the only downfall being that they're both weak to Ground so it took me a while to defeat Dugtrio when battling the Guild members but I eventually did! (Plus Vulpix x Shinx is my Pokémon OTP XD)
Also, using the Dojo to raise your levels higher helps a lot too. I always use the Dojo for training to raise my levels a lot higher.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 28th Mar 2015, ID #659018

Mudkip and Chikorita.


 
 
 
 
Guest answered:
Added 29th Jun 2015, ID #665566

It would probably be best just to choose your favourite or answer the quiz truthfuly but the hero I think is best is torchic, teach it flamethrower (huge damage) and mirror move for wrecking bosses. (I did this with palkia and beat him first time without dying).


 
 
 
 
 

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