Buizel and Floatzel have always been favourites of mine. I had read 'The Taggerung' shortly after Diamond and Pearl were released, and I had an obsession with otters then. So then, I start training my overlevelled Torterra... and the first Pokemon I run into? A level 40 Floatzel.
Murkrow has a particular awesome factor for me. Before I knew what competitive battling was, I decided to train up a team of six in case my very comptitive brother challenged me to a battle once more. At the forefront of this team was my Murkrow- Raven. She's level 87 now, and is more of an ingame team.
The last is Houndour. I loved dogs back then. I loved fire. Combine them and you got Houndour.
Pokemon SoulSilver FC: 1335 1407 6427 When Life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand cookies instead! -Official Sandslash of the PMD3 boards
For actual use against humans: Porygon 2. I'm shocked my Black 2 save only has two Pory2's trained up. It's so bad the main guy I fight changed his team to 3 Pokemon with Fighting type moves (as opposed to his old 1 guy) to ensure he can take down the Pory Bros (evolite Pory 2 + spec/scarf/orb Pory Z).
If non-competive counts, then add some starters, Pichu, and Togepi.
All Gen 1 first forms of starters due to nostalgia
Pikachu. Obvious, and THEN comes the kicker. Pikachu was my partner in PMD2. If it's speed was just a little higher (or its bulk a lot higher), I'd use it against friends.
Eevee [technically he's a starter, just not YOUR starter] Also like several of its Evo's. So I have a full box of them on Black 2. To put that into perspective: All of my Competitive-ready Pokemon combine to fill like 2 boxes. Smeargle + Ditto COMBINE for a box despite having to keep extras of of both due to not gettin right stats/natures on them yet.
Togepi (blame the anime) Pichu (blame the mini movies)
Chespin was going to be my Gen 6 starter, but then I was told I'm taking Fennekin. So I hope they can breed me a Chespin early enough to keep him useful for story.
If you believe the read a book line you spout, you DON'T want us near books. Our buying and whining would degrade books so bad that Twilight looks Shakespearean