Pokemon fans are liable to debate their favorite starter monsters at the drop of a hat, and that has become no clearer than when user bryyleon on Twitter made a now-viral post asking after the Kanto region. The simple post wanted to know which of the region's starters worked best with fans, and netizens answered the call in droves. in fact, it seems the war between fans of Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle has only just resurfaced after being brought to our attention. And as you can see below, fans both new and old are sticking out their necks for their go-to Kanto starter Pokemon.
Sword and Shield players were missing 2/3rds of this lovable trio when they first got access to the game. Charmander, Chameleon, and Charizard all got the nod, but if you loved Squirrel, Wartortle, Blastoise, Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur then you were out of luck. In fact 47 of the original 151 made the cut for the latest game. When the release happened, there were plenty of trainers hopping mad about their exclusion. Luckily for them, Nintendo is giving the people what they want with the expansion content for Sword and Shield. No more worrying about missing out on your nostalgic favorites. (At least for the ones that got hand-selected for the Nintendo Switch release.)
Do you choose Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle? First of all, The Charmander episode to this day still makes me tear up. pic.twitter.com/MHbzcb88ay— Bry🖤 (@bryyleon) May 17, 2020
Pokemon Journeys: The Series will be making its big Netflix debut on June 12th with the first 12 episodes of the new English dub. The English cast from the previous Pokemon iterations will also be returning with Sarah Natochenny returning to voice Ash Ketchum, Lisa Ortiz in a currently unconfirmed role, and James C Cathart, who will be returning as Professor Oak, James, and Meowth. New additions to the cast also include some name updates with Zeno Robinson confirmed as Goh (whose name has been changed from "Go") and Ray Chase as Professor Cerise (who's known as Professor Sakuragi in the Japanese release).
Which of the original starters would you choose? Are you a Pikachu trainer? Let us know in the comments! Check out the best responses below:
oh yea most definitely im choosing Charmander plus Charizard is still one of my top Pokemon anways like i mean that's without question....i couldn't handle this scene when i was younger https://t.co/i4RZa3PTIJ— Chazie! 🌟💫⭐️ (@chazieb1) May 18, 2020
So much change
i always loved squirtle as a kid but now it’s bulbasaur https://t.co/UaiddpIYhv— bleh (@georg_idc) May 18, 2020
No offense to Bulbasaur or Charmander fans, but I chose Squirtle every single time I was given the choice, and I will likely continue to do so for a long time yet to come! pic.twitter.com/Gdac312TGO— KecleonFan352 (@KFan352) May 18, 2020
Well thought out
I always picked Charmander cause I love Charizard but Bulbasaur would get you easy wins for the first few gyms.— Mandy (@HawthornScarlet) May 18, 2020
You can catch Nidoran or Mankey to beat Brock and catch Pikachu to beat Misty :)
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Said with no hesitation
Huh?? Bulbasaur who? Squirtle what?
It's Charmander. Always Charmander 🔥 pic.twitter.com/UwfMnEnw4U— Jax 🛡 ArmorUp (@moonyWerebeast) May 17, 2020
Squirtle or Bulbasaur you’re never supposed to pick Charmander pic.twitter.com/skXgOEXrJN— Bruce Wayne (@Castle_of_Brian) May 17, 2020
We can only choose between Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle? Why are you leaving out the best obvious option? pic.twitter.com/QaRovyFK4X— MisAnthro Pony (@MisAnthroPony) May 17, 2020
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