The stats are more part of it than the other two, but all three are important. Actually, movesets and abilities play as big of roles as stats. --- I'm not easily impressed; I'm usually oblivious to whatever's in front of me. Pokemon White 2 FC: 3139-7420-3142 - THIEF
MAINLY stats, but in the bigger scheme of things, if I love the looks of one Pokemon but it has slightly lesser stats than another, I'd probably just go with the former. --- 3DS FC: 3153-4286-2384 He's just standing there.... MENACINGLY!!
First playthrough I usually do looks since I dont want to go and look up stats and mvoesets of new pokemon in my first playthrough.
I tend to have Fire/Water/Grass Core in msot of my teams for some reason, after that If Flying wasnt covered, I would get one of those and than just go nuts with whatever types I want. However, I always have a dark type, cause dark types are awesome.
Stats more or less. Lol if it went on their design, I'd use them all~ --- I am the only true Pokemon fan. Find me at: http://www.youtube.com/user/AdventOfTherian/about 3DS FC: 1891 1428 1023 - add for Pokemon X/Y
How they look and the stats. For example, I include Weavile almost all the time for being super fast and strong (yet fragile) while looking awesome. --- 3DS FC: 2535 3646 8484 PSN: Jasper20XX Sometimes even serious times have their funny moments: http://puu.sh/2Su65
Combination of stats, how the pokemon look, and how it will fit in on the team (balance typing)
This, but factoring in movepools.
For example, I'm willing to have 2 pure Normal-types, if one has a mainly physical style (like, say, Persian) and the other mainly special (like Clefable) --- PSN: FrossToad Training for the FGC 3DS Friend Code: 0344- 9855 - 7284
I usually restart my game when I feel like replaying the story over again. On my first playthrough, I used to catch every Pokemon family, but from Pokemon X & Y onwards I'm only going to catch the new Pokemon I think I really want to use straight away because they look interesting to me to use alongside a few older Pokemon.
Any playthrough after the first, I try and use teams I haven't used before. Some Pokemon in the team may be the same a lot of the time but not every Pokemon on the team are the same on each playthrough.
On each playthrough, I generally keep my starter and one other Pokemon out all the time and rotate the rest of the team. --- 3DS Friend Code - 0962-9363-1392 White 2 Friend Code - 3354-5820-6262