When I started playing Red, I was playing an RPG with a customizable team, that's it. Favorites were those that were useful and powerful, or rather, the ones Nintendo Power suggested to me. I never actually cared for the Pokemon themselves, I just wanted the best team possible. Some fan I turned out to be.
Now, with IVs, contests, OU, etc., I stopped worrying about achieving perfection and decided to like the Pokemon and games as they are. Haven't tried Emerald, D/P/Pt, or Gen 5, but I'm looking forward to Gen 6 and training a Froakie, and maybe a Sylveon too.
Shamefully... Vanilluxe I like ice cream what can I say but also feebas. Caught one right away thinking magikarp and was going to release it but a friend told me to level it's beauty up. I thought he was trolling me but I did and boy was I happy. I bred it then and gave him the offspring which saved him a lot of agony.
The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas! <(^_^<)(>^_^)> Official Yarne of the FE: Awakening Board! Bunny monster!!!