People on this board might get mad because of all the topics and mentions of it but...
I love Charizard, I liked him even before Ash had Charmeleon so I wasn't a ban wagoner. I went on a camping trip when I was younger and when I came back my mom had bought me a Charmander tee-shirt, a charmander in a ball for the TCG game, and a plush Charizard. Red is my favorite color and he was on the mascot for red version I could "start" with him after evolution. Red was the first GB game I had. I was always a pyro and loved fire growing up so fire quickly became my favorite type. A friend of mine also gave me his basic set holo Charizard for my birthday before he moved out of the country. I also liked dragons. yeah he's not a dragon type but pikachu isn't a mouse type so leave Charizard alone!.
does anybody always have their favorite pokemon on their team? i know i always have a snorlax, metagross, and tyranitar on mine
Not in the games, but on Showdown, Gyarados must be on every team that it could be on. Basically, the only teams I don't have Gyarados on are my monotypes that's not water or flying, lower tiers, trick room, and all weather.
So, I have Gyarados on 15 or so teams.
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