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I think we should remove that piece of trivia. All but Emerald started with a non-Starter Pokémon. But that doesn't mean Poli started a trend, that's just how it's always been. --HoennMaster 04:53, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Ways red got poli
In all fairness, we could assume that red got poli by catching it or being given it, however in the gold/silver chapter, a poliwhirl falls out of golds bag, so maybe red found poli in a pokeball, however this is unlikely since the events in gold/silver happened 2 years after red/blue/green chapter, but take into account celibi's powers of time travel, in which case, poli could have time traveled by celibi to the past and be found by red. - unsigned comment from Rileykemp (talk • contribs)