If it's due to the first gym, don't. But Up+B+Select on title, per manual.
MINOR SPOILERS-First Gym/Second town (Nintendo Power covered this during pre-release previews and interviews)
First gym is always your weakness, no matter what starter you pick. and the place to the right of the town has a Pokemon that hit's the Leader's weakness. --- Colorful/cartoony DOES NOT mean kiddy or shallow. Maybe Legend of Mana hitting PSN in the coming weeks will fix your misconception. If you can pay attention.