As a kid - Charizard. Why - Best anime fights, my coolest backpack, and he led me to my first Pokemon League victory
13 years later - Charizard Why - Because just look at this mother f***er http://i.imgur.com/vXB9noj.png
Charizard was my favorite when I was a kid too, but I kind of lost my respect for him when I found out that he's only like 5'8" or something. It's hard to think they're so cool when they're shorter than me. Poliwhirl's my favorite now, just cause I think they're cool.