I started with Froakie and picked up Charmander later on. My first catch was Pidgey and he evolved into Pidgeotto last night. Then after the next battle Charmander evolved into Charmeleon. Training and watching those two evolve reminded me how much I love this series.
Plus the customization of your character and interactions you have with your Pokemon outside of battle are HUGE upgrades. I'm having fun with it. Nintendo always goes balls to the wall with Pokemon games but they went over and beyond with this game. It will be the first time I've ever bought both editions because I'm genuinely excited to see what Y is like after I'm done with X.
quote: Purchased roughly $200 of Pokemon cards off of eBay. WTF am I doing?
Do what you need to do brother. I remember spending way more on them when I was a kid. Those things were addicting to collect when all of the kids in your grade were getting them and actually playing the trading card game every day.
I havent bought a new game since gold/ silver but I actually played through gold over the summer on my GBC. I cheated and used my gameshark and played with Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, HO-OH, Lugia and Mewtwo from the get go, but I had fun doing it.