I got bored so I decided to start playing.
In game, I'm a girl named Snivy, BTW. My rival's name is Dale.
I decided to choose Bulbasaur because Grass starters FTW and since I already have 2 water types and Flareon is all I need for a fire type.
My Bulbasaur was a girl (after a bit of savestating) and she had a Bashful nature, which I'm fine with. I named her Rose.
During the battle with Dale (very quick battle) I realised I forgot to get the potion. Luckily, I was faster and beat the Charmander with only 3hp left. (he only used Scratch, much to my suprise)
Got to veridian city, almost getting owned my a pidgey along the way.
I delivered the parcel an returned to veridian city to catch caterpie. I called her Bianca and saw her nature. Rash. That is perfect for her psychic attacks.
I went into the foorest to try and find a Pikachu. Whilst I searched, Bianca evolved.
After what felt like forever, I found a pikachu. I caught her, naming her Petal. She's lonely natured, which will help her with moves like slam and mega punch.
Pikachu is amazing for the earlygame. (apart from Brock) It starts by killing everything with good Electric STAB (when there are many Pidgey and Spearow everywhere) and good powerful moves later on.
It only starts falling behind really around Celedon, which is where it can easily evolve to catch up.
Anyway, after a little Pikachu grinding, I decided to do the unimportant rival fight. Petal beat Pidgey while, with a little help from Bianca, Rose beat Charmander.
After more grinding, Bianca evolved once again. After grinding everything to level 10, I decided to fight through the forest.
I quickly went through and decided to attempt the gym in Pewter city.
Bianca solo'd the geodude with 2 confusions but went down to Onix in one hit. Then Rose OHKO'd Onix with Vine Whip.
In Party Pokemon Nickname Ability Nature M/F Lvl HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4 Item Bulbasaur Rose Overgrow Bashful F 12 35 17 20 22 21 19 Tackle Growl Leech Seed Vine Whip Butterfree Bianca Compoundeyes Rash F 12 38 18 19 28 21 24 Confusion Tackle Harden String Shot Pikachu Petal Static Lonely F 11 29 18 11 18 14 27 Thundershock Quick Attack Tail Whip Thunder Wave [/Code]