I like to use Charizard, because he is my favorite Pokemon, but I know if I say or type that where older Pokemon players can see it, I'll get b******d at about why using him is akin to me spitting in their eye because he SUKS and STEALTH ROCK.
I also like to use Pikachu, because, again, he's one of my favorite Pokemon. Is he the best? Hell no. Is it fun to play through the game with one? to me, yes.
I could name 20 more Pokemon I use regularly that everyone here could list 10 or more reasons why I shouldn't ever, ever, EVER!!@*#@^#@ be using them.
I have to think there are other people who play with their favorites rather then the best, but every board I visit just shows people using only top tier Pokemon.
Please prove me wrong.
Im 24 and I use what I like.
I have a level 100 charizard and love it.
I also have a level 100 ampharos, prefer him to pika cause I likes sheep
I'm 18, and I still use Blastoise (my favorite Pokemon) Charizard, and Dragonite. The only one I use for competitive battling is Dragonite, Charizard is horrible because of Stealth Rock, and Blastoise' move pool isn't really too good, hope he's able to learn Shell Smash in the newer games.