I started over my Platinum version this morning. I decided to use Pokemon that I have never used before or Pokemon that I used but never managed to beat the Elite 4 with them. So I did all the beginning stuff and chose Piplup so that my rival would have Turtwig. I spent a little while searching for my first Pokemon...a Kricketot named Herbie (The Love Bug). Man does Bide suck. But oh well, I leveled it on Route 201 all the way until it evolved into Kricketune at level 10. Now to head up to Route 202 and battle the first trainers.