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What is your favourite base stage water starter?

What is your favourite base stage water starter?

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Hello. I wanted to know what your opinions on this are, I might make ones for middle and final stages later. For me its Oshawott.


Totodile! Squirtle is a close second. They both have nice designs imo and Ash's Totidile is funny


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Piplup for sure! Mostly because of the anime, admittedly. DP was the series that was mostly on when I was growing up.

Mighty Hyena

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If we're talking only about base stage starters, Oshawott just barely inches out Popplio and Sobble for me.
BW is my nostalgia generation so Oshawott is almost there
but it feels too circly, if that makes sense
B+W was the generation I got back into Pokemon after stopping after G+S, and admittedly Oshawott was the starter I picked on my first playthrough (because I like otters). But yeah, circly makes sense. I assumed Oshawott's design was based on sea otters rather than river otters (like Buizel/Floatzel), and sea otters are definitely more circly-shaped.


Still loves Joltik, though!
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Mine's definitely Totodile, followed by Piplup, then Squirtle. I don't tend to like first-stage Water starters too much; the only gen where the Water starter is my favorite first stage is G/S/C.