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Old 09-18-2009, 07:08 PM
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I will soon be writing a Pokemon trainer fic, and yes I know, there have been many in the past and the majority have failed. I however plan to write one so it does not fail epicly, but brings more readers to the section and possibly brings more trainer fics back to the site.

I however am stuck, as I do not know which Pokemon to have as a starter, are there any recomendations?
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:24 PM
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Either Bulbasaur or Cyndaquil. Something modest and normal, because the amount of Eevees or Houndours or Pikachus used is unbelievable.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:56 PM
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why dont you go for something new and crazy like sableye or rhydon, maybe you could have a farfetch'd or something like that.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:52 PM
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What region is the story in? You need to give us some more information.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:55 PM
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I really don't think the species of the pokemon matters, as long as it's not something super-strong or anything. Any small, low-leveled pokemon would work well, I think.

Remember, it's not the species that really matters here-it's the personality you give the pokemon. Want an eevee or pikachu? Go for it! Want something less used? Sure! Just make sure to give it a good personality, as that's what'll really be important to the story.
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:36 PM
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WOOOOOOOBBUFFET! Everyone in the universe will hate you, but NO ONE has done a Wobbuffet as a starter XD
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:53 PM
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WOOOOOOOBBUFFET! Everyone in the universe will hate you, but NO ONE has done a Wobbuffet as a starter XD
Either that or something really stupid like a Nosepass.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:18 PM
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Either that or something really stupid like a Nosepass.
OR BE TOTALLY CONTRACITING!

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AND USE A LEGENDARY!

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Old 12-26-2009, 07:50 PM
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How about a fic that doesn't start with the standard Professor starter. Maybe create a backstory to a seldom seen Pokemon, e.g. Caterpie or Magikarp?
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:24 PM
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Presumably you have an actual trainer there to pick a starter, right? Well, have him or her pick the starter that he or she actually would pick, given their personality.

As for the selection they have to pick from, well, what is the setting of your fic like? If it's in a region where there's a convenient professor in town giving out starters to beginning trainers, then use the traditional three from that region. If the character lives someplace completely different, maybe his or her parents give him or her some easy-to-train Pokémon, perhaps an offspring of the Pokémon they had as trainers, or the aspiring trainer goes out by him/herself with a Pokéball and tries to catch one of the wild Pokémon found around there.

Approach these things in terms of what makes sense for your world and characters.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:40 PM
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Im in a similar mind frame to you, I want an original trainer fic, if at all possible.

The protagonist in my fic gets his first Pokemon with the help of his older brother, where he catches an agressive and headstrong Nidoran on his behalf, a Nidoran which mirrors the protagonist's personality.

Anyhow, get a more 'standard' Pokemon which can evolve to be strong if you like, think of your character, where do you see him/her in ten years time? Pick a Pokemon which would match the future character, and choose the first evolution of this Pokemon.

Thats how I'd do it anyway
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:31 AM
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You could try playing the opposites game. If your character is shy and quiet, try giving him a loud and obnoxious Pokemon. Stories like that create contrast and foil. Giving a nerdy shy kid a Loudred foils the two, and emphasizes their personalities.

Also, in stories like that, the character usually grows from his Pokemon.
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