View Full Version : PE2K Poll (March) - #4: Which starter do you plan to choose in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl?

03-01-2007, 02:16 PM
Which starter do you plan to choose in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl?


If you're getting both versions, and playing both versions yourself, choose the one that is your favorite among the two starters you are using.

03-01-2007, 02:23 PM
This is hard since these new starters were a bit of a dissapointment. But I'll have to go with monkey, Chimchar.

Neo Emolga
03-01-2007, 02:24 PM
Probably Piplup, even though chances are good I'll take him off of the team early to be replaced with Pokemon I'd rather have on the team.

03-01-2007, 02:26 PM
Piplup, I guess. Enpurito has good movepool, so yeah. =/

Lord Voldemort
03-01-2007, 02:33 PM
Turtwig, who doesn't like gaint turtle creatures?

03-01-2007, 03:01 PM
Turtwig. The ground/grass leaves him at a pretty good advantage. And he's frickin' adorable!

Lil Booo
03-01-2007, 03:05 PM
Piplup because it is water (Which i prefer) and is my fave animal

Loyal Arcanine
03-01-2007, 03:31 PM
Not sure which is the fire Pokemon, but I'd probably get that one.

Legendary Wolf
03-01-2007, 07:00 PM
Probably Turtwig but because of the name maybe Pilup and because of that name Chimcar and because of that name I hate all

03-01-2007, 08:25 PM
I always pick the Grass starter whenever I play a Pokemon game, but I might break that tradition for this, since Turtwig doesn't appeal to me as much as Piplup does. I have always wanted a Water / Steel on my team, also.

Plus, penguins are adorable.

03-01-2007, 09:02 PM
I will probally end up either choosing Pilplup or Turtwig. Chimchar just doesn't apeal to me :l

03-01-2007, 09:06 PM
I will probally end up either choosing Pilplup or Turtwig. Chimchar just doesn't apeal to me :l

I couldn't have said that any better. I love Pilplup's name, lol. I think Chimchar's final evo is just another Blaziken. :ermm:

03-01-2007, 09:06 PM
I'm likely to end up with Turtwig, because it's the most stupid-looking. However, it was a very heated contest this generation.

Sarcasm aside, grass/ground is really cool.

EDIT: You sure picked a good time to post, Callum!

Elmo's Heaven!!
03-01-2007, 09:07 PM
Turdwig, because it is very cool.

03-01-2007, 09:09 PM
Turdwig, because it is very cool.

Lmao, Turdwig. :P

I also dislike Chimchar because of the 'Char' in it's name. I think it can never outlive charmander.

Beat ya to that post, Finch. :D

03-01-2007, 09:12 PM
Lmao, Turdwig. :P

I also dislike Chimchar because of the 'Char' in it's name. I think it can never outlive charmander.

Beat ya to that post, Finch. :D
I actually imagined a turd in a wig...

Well, if I get both versions, I'm likely to go with the penguin too. Blaziken's already got that type combo. I like to try new things.

Elmo's Heaven!!
03-01-2007, 09:13 PM
Lmao, Turdwig. :P

I also dislike Chimchar because of the 'Char' in it's name. I think it can never outlive charmander.

Beat ya to that post, Finch. :D
My best typo ever. :p

03-01-2007, 09:19 PM
I had to vote Piplup for its type resistances, but Turtwig came in a close second. For Chimchar, I can always PAL Park my Blaziken's child to D/P. =P

03-01-2007, 09:53 PM
I will restart and play it three times with a different starter but the first time, I will -probably choose Chimchar.

Espeon EX
03-01-2007, 09:55 PM
I'm gonna choose Chim Char and Turtwig, I don't need piplup because i know a good pokemon to replace it's spot, Chim Char is my favorite, but i'm choosing both Chim Char and Turtwig. :P

Professor Geoffrey
03-01-2007, 10:15 PM
Piplup! I love penguins! After Delibird was a Pokemon, I was hoping for more penguins (and when the DP Pokemon came out I was crushed to realize there was no dolphin Pokemon. The only Pokemon close to a dolphin are Wailmer, Wailord, and Kyogre, for whales are related to dolphins, and you wouldn't belive me if I told you that a Killer Whale, along with a False Killer Whale and a Pygmy Killer Whale were dolphins.)

Tory vs Meaty II
03-01-2007, 10:21 PM
I would suggest to get the grass turtle, it is more capable with better movesets, and has a high advanage to defeat the other two, is it is a slow Pokemon, and this Pokemon EVs with adamant nature makes it powerful, great phyical offence, incredable defense as well, the main thing I like about this Pokemon is its Hit Points.

03-02-2007, 12:24 AM
Piplup in Diamond and Turtwig in Pearl.

Jack of Clovers
03-02-2007, 01:18 AM
Pochama (Piplup). I love penquins. :cool:


03-02-2007, 01:28 AM
Pochama for sure, lovin it since the first time I saw it xD


03-02-2007, 01:47 AM
Turtwig > Piplup > Chimchar

Something is wrong with that monkey. :/

03-02-2007, 01:51 AM
I'm going Turtwig... I always choose the grass starter. But Bulbasaur is still the best <3

And I do plan on getting both versions, so In Diamond I'll take Turtwig and in Pearl I'll be taking Piplup.

I'm sorry, but I don't want another Blaziken and it's evo has these weird blue eye brows... lol

03-02-2007, 02:25 AM
chimchar is too hot not to pick

03-02-2007, 03:57 AM
I'm taking Turtwig.

The monkey is jsut, ew and Piplup is too overly wanted. I wouldn't be original if I took the penguin.

=^^= Nya

03-02-2007, 05:54 AM
Piplup. Piplup is not only the water starter, but he is also a penguin! You just can't get any better than that!

03-02-2007, 06:41 AM
I'm getting Turtwig because I like reptiles.

03-02-2007, 06:50 AM
Turtwig! *does the Turtwig dance* I've always loved Turtle pokemon, always :3. Squirtle was my first after all...

03-02-2007, 07:32 AM
I wish they had kept Piplup's Japanese name, Pochama. I'm still getting him though. I've always started with water in every game, and a water/steel combo sounds awesome.

I'll be getting both games, and in the past when I've done that I always start with water on my main and fire on my secondary game. I trade with myself to get all three, and with 3 starters as awesome as these, I'm willing to bet I'll end up using them all anyway on my main game regardless of who I start with. Turtles, monkeys, and penguins are pretty much my favorite animals, so I went crazy when the news about these three broke loose.

03-02-2007, 07:46 AM
Chimchar...dear god save me. lol. *Sounds like my fire-starter obsessing friend* I don't know, it just seems the coolest. The grass one doesn't appeal to me very much, and I normally, usually never start with the Water-Type.

03-02-2007, 08:42 AM
I will definitely be getting Piplup.

Penguins are da shizz. xD

03-02-2007, 09:45 AM
I'm starting with Piplup in Diamond, but then using my Pearl to get all three starters in each game via trading. Yay not cheating but cutting it close enough to it!!!:biggrin:

Yes, I know you haven't seen me of all people forever. I'm back, kinda. I still won't be on alot.

03-02-2007, 10:32 AM
Water and steel does sound great though it looks kinda dumb.

03-02-2007, 10:46 AM
I'm not really into Diamond and pearl pokemon

03-02-2007, 11:14 AM
I'm definitely choosing Piplup, because I like Enperuto's stats the most. The other starters look kinda cool but I don't like their evolved forms.

03-02-2007, 11:16 AM
I'm definitely choosing Piplup, because I like Enperuto's stats the most. The other starters look kinda cool but I don't like their evolved forms.
same but if it doesn't do well I'll probably start with my usual fire type

03-02-2007, 01:56 PM

03-02-2007, 02:40 PM

Four word rule....

Anyways, I'll choose Piplup, but Chimchar and Turtwig are growing on me. ^^

Poke IrishMan
03-02-2007, 02:59 PM
i have picked the grass in evey game and turtwig is gona be the fourth

03-02-2007, 03:22 PM
Piplup, because chimchar is another torchic, and turtwig is a bulbasuar

03-02-2007, 03:43 PM
all of them because i'll trade in between d/p

03-02-2007, 04:24 PM
After watching the new DP season I've kind of grown attached to Pochama, ie. Piplup. So I'll be choosing Piplup.

03-02-2007, 04:57 PM
I don't know, maybe Turtwig.

ferret man
03-02-2007, 05:36 PM
Turtwig, who doesn't like gaint turtle creatures?

I completely agree. come on turtwig is awesome! :mrgreen:

03-02-2007, 05:46 PM
IMO Turtwig and its evolutions rock, so Turtwig it is ^_^ I'd probably choose Piplup on the other version XD

03-02-2007, 05:56 PM

I have always gone with the fire starter. After all, it is my favourite type. :wink:

03-02-2007, 07:07 PM
I'm not sure. I'm leaning towards Turtwig the most. But Piplup's pretty cool, too. It'll be between those two, definitely. :]

Negative Zone
03-02-2007, 07:26 PM
Turtwig cause I'm gonna get Manaphy.

03-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Piplup. I'm really into water types! I'm just gonna end up naming all my pokemon the Japanese names, so Piplup will be Pocchama. ^_^

Shadow Eevee
03-02-2007, 09:06 PM
Piplup! It's a penguin.

Ali the Dark One
03-02-2007, 11:03 PM
Definitly getting Turtwig! However, I might get Piplup on my second version...

03-03-2007, 02:26 AM
I've got an idea, but I'll wait until it comes out to officially anounce my decision.

03-03-2007, 02:32 AM
Im going with Turtwig. Its a turtle!

03-03-2007, 04:24 AM
ill choose Turtwig on Diamond version and ill choose Piplup on Pearl version

03-03-2007, 04:42 AM
I own ds lite and ds original. will get pd by may. choose piplup in pearl, turtwig in diamond.
chimchar chosen b4 main file 4 trade purposes...:hungry:

03-03-2007, 07:06 AM
Turtwig cause I'm gonna get Manaphy.
What does getting Manaphy have to do with getting Turtwig?

03-03-2007, 12:02 PM
Turdwig, because it is very cool.
i would choose turtwig cause i always choose grass

03-03-2007, 01:36 PM
I am gunna choose Piplup or chimchar, rock papre scisors won chimchar a vote :P

Lil Bro of Doom
03-03-2007, 05:12 PM
piplup is cute but its highest eolution is so stupid looking:goofy:
i'm going with chimchar it looks awsome:cool:

03-03-2007, 06:00 PM
I'll be getting all three, so it doesn't matter. ^_^

pkmn z
03-03-2007, 06:37 PM
Chimchar because there aren't too many fire type in this generation

03-03-2007, 08:59 PM
Well no matter what everybody else thinks I think Chimchar is awesome.
Ok sure maybe his final evolution is another Blaziken but what the heck
Blaziken is Awesome.

03-03-2007, 09:01 PM
I LOVE water types, so Piplup. I'll probably get all 3 starters by having my friend trade them over to me.:smile: Still, I might get another starter so that Piplup will gain more exp, hehehe...:cool:

03-03-2007, 11:10 PM
Pearl- Piplup
Diamond- Turtwig
third installment- Chimchar

Lil Bro of Doom
03-03-2007, 11:23 PM
why do people dis chimchar? whats wrong with him? i 'll be getting all eventualy but start off with chimchar.:cool2:

03-04-2007, 02:39 AM
I'm getting Chimchar because of the lack of a lot of fire types.

03-04-2007, 10:35 AM
I'm definatly getting Piplup. But the name Piplup is stupid. So I'm going to name him Pochama, and change his name every time he evolves. :P

Lil Booo
03-04-2007, 12:30 PM
Piplup rules because its a penguin i always start with water

Shadow From The Deep
03-04-2007, 03:37 PM
Well I have a plan to get all three but my first coice was Turtwig.

03-04-2007, 05:53 PM
evean though my name is turtwig im gonna go with chimchar personaly... BUT, turtwig is still in the question and as for pulpin... its if i get 2 versions... but its still kinda hard to decide:eh:

03-04-2007, 06:00 PM
Piplup, although he would be soon-to-be-replaced by Buizel. Not that I hate Piplup or anything.

03-04-2007, 08:54 PM
im getting chimchar fire type pokemon have been my favorite type of pokemon since the pokemon games began:happy: :happy: :happy: :happy:

03-05-2007, 09:23 PM
I always pick the Grass starter whenever I play a Pokemon game, but I might break that tradition for this, since Turtwig doesn't appeal to me as much as Piplup does. I have always wanted a Water / Steel on my team, also.

Plus, penguins are adorable.

Piplup is WATER/STEEL!?!?!?

pikachu fan 101
03-05-2007, 10:38 PM
I'm getting all because I'm getting both. :thpoke_156: :banana: banana: :thpoke_249 :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :wink: :wink: :wink: :eek: :eek: :crackup: :crackup: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy:

pikachu fan 101
03-05-2007, 10:41 PM
Dear Callum,

Your icon is :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

pikachu fan 101
03-05-2007, 10:59 PM

Lil Bro of Doom
03-05-2007, 11:45 PM
i usally start with water but his highest evolution is so weird so as i said earlier i'm going with chimchar and aventually all!

03-06-2007, 02:24 AM
I'm getting both, so i vote for Piplup anyway seeing how it's going to my starter in Diamond, Chimchar is gonna be my starter in Pearl, Or vice versa, can't deside:oops:

Tory vs Meaty II
03-06-2007, 02:32 AM
It seems that I usually pick the Pokemon with the hightest Hit Points, I have notice that, and there are the ones with the lowest speed, I will recommened that the new grass Pokemon is better off with Rock Slide then Rest, I will keep restarting the game until I get adamand nature, but that is quite stupid, but what the heck. I have seen Youtube videos where the cheat using Action Replay/Gameshark. Did you know that the European version of Gameshark is Action Replay? I never knew that.

03-06-2007, 12:40 PM
I'm getting all because I'm getting both. :thpoke_156: :banana: banana: :thpoke_249 :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :wink: :wink: :wink: :eek: :eek: :crackup: :crackup: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy:
argh you copycat... sort of lol but yeah im getting all of them also (as always)

03-06-2007, 09:32 PM
I'll choose Piplup because it's a PENGUIN. It's awesome!!!!!!!! And its evolution type combo is the best!!! :biggrin:

03-07-2007, 06:08 AM
I'm going for Piplup as my first starter, and try to beat the game with just him. x3 It's gonna be fun, though challanging with such a small little creature trying to beat up all of the bigger and meaner Pokemon, but if Pikachu can supposedly do it, so can Piplup! :D

03-07-2007, 06:56 AM
I would probably go with Piplup. His final evo looks strong. And anyways, Penguins are cool.

03-07-2007, 04:27 PM
More than likely, I'll get Turtwig.


03-08-2007, 12:21 AM
Piplup, in Diamond. Pearl will be the one I restart now and then, so I'll eventually use all of them.

03-10-2007, 06:43 AM
Lil; ole Turtwig he's gotta funny name!PLus he looks
cool!But Chimchar is cool@!

03-11-2007, 07:23 AM
I chose Turtwig!The grass starter he looks so cute!
Now maybe I'll get Chimchar!I don't know.

03-13-2007, 11:12 PM
I'm getting Chimchar. I'm an admitted sucker for fire types. I'd love to trade between Diamond to get all three starters, but meh. Maybe with the next game, if we get one.

Hanako Tabris
03-16-2007, 09:56 PM
I got to go with the monkey, Chimchar. The Fire starters have always been some of my favorite Pokemon (until my friend converted me to the side of Flying-types). Also, monkeys are one of my favorite animals. So for my game, I'm getting Chimchar.

They are all good Pokemon though. It's just that I go by final form, which is the one that I would be spending most of the game staring at. And Goukazaru is just better to my eyes than the final forms of the other two.

And, well, I go by gut reactions with the starters. And Chimchar has always been one of my favorites! ^_^

03-16-2007, 10:05 PM
DANGIT!!! Piplups in the lead! :rolleyes:

03-19-2007, 12:02 AM
I plan on getting turtwig because grass and ground are awesome combos and his 2nd and 3rd evolution look awesome too.

03-19-2007, 10:29 PM

Grass/Ground is a kickass combination.

I'm surprised that the fire starter is the least popular, and the water is the most. Fire is usually the most popular. I would only choose Turtwig the first time I play the game though. Piplup would be second.

03-20-2007, 05:11 AM
TurtWig probably!Ya never know though I;ll probably nickname it Turty!XD

03-22-2007, 10:29 AM
lol, i don't know who is who, so i did not vote.

I would choose the monkey fire type if i did vote instead since it looks much more more cuter.

03-26-2007, 03:34 PM
Piplup. Yay for penguins!

Also, this will be the first time I go with a water-type starter my first time through. RBY was Bulbasaur & Charmander, GSC was Chikorita & Cyndaquil, and RSE was Treeko & Torchic.

For Pearl, I'll probably go with Turtwig, as I hate monkeys. XD

Lord Celebi
03-26-2007, 04:31 PM
Take a guess...

*Jeopardy music plays*

If you guessed Piplup/Pochama, you were correct :P

spr bhav
03-26-2007, 05:12 PM
chimchar, fire and fighting types are wicked like little fire monkeys! :cool: