My whole Heart Gold Run, I traded my starter with a Mareep and just figured "What the Heck" and played the whole game without reseting, One of the best playthroughs I ever had :) but I lost the Cartridge :(
I always get rid of the fire type and replace with Charizard whenever possible (by trade or otherwise). Serpirior replaced Leafeon for me, so depending on how Fennekin and it's trees perform, I mite finally kick Rizo (my nickname for him) to the side (I have togekiss for flight).
My current team Luxray Lucario Serpirior/Leafeon (mainly play soul silver a lot more) Togekiss Charizard *need a sixth.
For the main game I always keep the starter. It just kinda feels like the point.
Saying that, no starter of mine has ever survived a Nuzlocke run. Sad, but there it is. --- The zombie fad has gotten so old it's gone senile and forgotten its own name. Want proof? "Walkers." "Rage virus." "Infected."
i'd never done it before B/W2, when I was just tired of Servine's uselessness and traded her in for a Roselia. :c
Snivy is one of the pure plant type lines that is not worthless. Although I will agree that its very limited for story mode. Secret ability Serperior is great offensively and Sub Seed Serperior is pretty good too.
I know, I've used both competitively in the metagames that they are allowed in.
This question, however, is about ingame, friend. And as you said, ingame, Servine is very limited. --- Official Scrafty Of The Black And White Clan, Official Misdreavus of The BW 2 Boards. Official Lorelei of the BW 2 Boards.