1. Fates-Blade-900

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    Which Pokemon game do you all think have the best catch able Pokemon on the first route where you can catch them, without the national Pokedex?
     
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    Gen 4. You get Starly, which is a solid flying type for the whole game, and Shinx, which evolves into Luxray (electric) and looks awesome. You also get ace HM slave Bidoof.
     
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    Gen I if you still count the area to the left of Viridian City as "the first route".
     
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    But it's not? The first route is the one called Route 1, surprisingly enough.
     
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    I was gonna go with gen 4, but Chary beat me to it. I kept all 4 of those on my team. I'm now going with gen 3 because Ralts

    Edit: It turns out route 101 in gen III does not have Ralts - I was going off bad data, see updated post below
     
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    Gen 1 has the coolest looking route 1 pokemanz. Next is Gen 4.
     
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    Found a shiny bidoof in platinum (this was before I rng'd saves) before I had any pokeballs. Such a sad moment.
     
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    Just for a change, I'd say Gen 3 wasn't too bad either. Eventually you could end up with Starter + Swellow/Pelipper + Gardevoir/Mighteyana + Shiftry and a zigzagoone as a hm slave.
    Edit: maybe a slaking too
     
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    So I looked into this a little more and I was looking at it all wrong - so I changed my choice. Here's the run down

    Red/Blue Route 1:
    Pidgey/Rattata
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Gold
    /Silver
    Route 29:
    Pidgey / Rattata / Sentret / Hoothoot / Hoppip
    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Ruby
    /Saphire
    Route 101:
    Poochyena / Zigzagoon / Wurmple
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Diamond
    /Pearl
    Route 201:
    Starly / Bidoof / Kricketot
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Black/White
    Route 1 Unova:
    Patrat / Lillipup
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    X
    /Y
    Route 2 Kalos:
    Caterpie / Weedle / Pidgey / Zigzagoon / Fletchling / Bunnelby / Scatterbug
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Sun/Moon Route 1 Alola:
    Caterpie / Rattata / Ledyba / Spinarak / Pikipek / Yungoos / Metapod / Pichu / Grubbin / Bonsly / Munchlax
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Alola gets my vote due to Pichu, Munchlax and Bonsly (And that sweet Alola Rattata)
     
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    I definitely think Gen 7 has the best.
     
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    You can also get growlith if you have FireRed in the GBA-slot.
    Right off the bat you get a nice flying, fire, and electric type to go with whichever starter was chosen.
    Almost an entire team set up just on the first route.
     
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    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.
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    After some extensive research you can only obtain Starly, Bidoof and Kricketot on route 201

    You cannot use the dongle method until after obtaining the national Pokedex and unlocking the pal park - which means no Growlithe
     
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    Ah, my bad then.
    Forgot about needing the national dex for growlithe.
    And I see now that shinx is one route over.
     
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    Don't you get the pokedex and balls at the second town?

    Also, in gen 1 the earliest you can catch Pokémon is after reaching viridian city, so any of the connected routes count.
     
  15. The Real Jdbye

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    National dex is not the same thing as the regular pokedex.

    I don't think that's how it works. First route means first route.
     
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    Gen 4 an 6 are surprisingly similiar if you consider that both give you a really great Flying Pokémon (Starly/Fletchling) and a near-perfect HM slave (Bidoof/Zigzagoon). Yeah, I just called those two useless things "near perfect" lol.
    I'd have gone with Gen 6 hands down if you had any chance to find a Gale Wings Fletchling but, considering there's no way and the regular ability (Big Pecks) is near useless on Talonflame, I'd say Gen 4.

    Still, Gen 7 gets at least a honorable mention due to its species variety - holy crap I didn't realize you could find so many different ones there!
     
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