Base set starter poll

  • Venusaur
  • Blastoise
  • Charizard
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Always loved how menacing and beefy venusaur looked. He was my starter in blue version and ive loved him ever since. Blastoise is amazing as well though, a very close second.

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The correct answer.

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As a kid it was Charizard but ever since I was able to think it through it’s been venusuar :frog:

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Blastoise for me, solely due to nostalgia. Blue was my first Pokémon game and I usually choose Squirtle as a starter. Therefore I always wanted to have a Base Set Blastoise card as a kid. Actually I only found out as a young adult that Charizard is way more popular than Blastoise.

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Squirtle is my favourite pokémon so Blastoise is the obvious answer. I was also a pokémon blue person when i was a child so the nostalgia plays a big part.

I thought charizard would be doing better in the poll

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Easiest poll ever

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Bulbasaur was my first Pokemon card I owned so it will always have a special place in my heart. Cards don’t evolve though unfortunately so I never had a connection with Venusaur until I got one much later on.

I was gifted Pokemon Blue for Christmas before I got my Bulbasaur card though so obviously I chose Squirtle. For that reason Blastoise will always be my favourite Kanto starter having gone through the entire game with him.

I can still hear the gen 1 Hydro pump while I write this.

I would rather have the Charizard card, but if I was playing a video game I’d use Venusaur. Blastoise is alright, but not really my thing. I love the giant frog dinosaur plant frog green jumbo frog dinosaur plant

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My vote is for the Blastoise, love the classic Sugimori art on these cards.

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I’m pleasantly surprised by all the Blastoise love! :turtle: :crown:

Honestly at this point all 3 cards are so iconic.

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I’m the same.

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blastoise all the way, the background and colors

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but there is a big ass turtle in the foreground???

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Of course I’m going to pick the one with the hydro cannons.

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76% of e4 users really said “not that cool dragon im good with the ugly thing in front of it.”

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E4 really got desensitized towards the charizard, that’s surprising.

I voted Venusaur, but to be honest I have mixed feelings about that artwork: sure it looks mystical, almost primordial, but it’s indeed very different from what I expect from a venusaur.

Probably only better than the original sprite lmao
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For the record, I would take Blastoise over Charizard overall, but specifically when it comes to the cards in base set, I’d have to lean Charizard. I still get excited when I see these cards for the millionth time - the original hype was that strong, haha.

Charizard may be over hyped today but in the day It was The Boss. Plus in the Anime it was just awesome! I loved its “Nope not doing that Ash” attitude.