Do you tend to stay away from boards and the Internet initially and just discover everything yourself? Or do you immediately get online and follow a guide or read about everything you can? I tend to stay away from everything for a while, usually until I beat the Elite 4
for Pokemon, i will look up every Pokemon there is to know about them and then look where you can obtain them. why? because it would very depressing to go through the game without knowing much and you will be spoiled to a Pokemon you might like just to find out that its post game that you can obtain it or version exclusives.