I've just begun my LG version, to 'rival' Drummerdudes runthrough.
Started the game as SnivyTR, and my rival Colourd (as the names are generally Red / Blue / Green / Yellow etc). Screwed my mother over, as she ignored me, and headed out to get myself eaten by Ratattas (I'd had a bad day). But before I could, Some dude on my screen named OAK stopped me. Turns out he wanted to give me a Pokemon, along with his grandson Colourd. I chose Bulbasaur, and he chose Charmander. We battled, and my dinosaur beat the **** out of his lizard. We headed off and got to Viridian City, got a package, headed home, got Bulbasaur to level 8, and OAK gave my back his package, saying it was for me. Great, OAK, next time tell me when you do that.
I got back to Viridian City, and headed to route 22. There I trained, until I saw it. A Spearow, a Pokemon I'd never seen or used before! I caught it, and trained it. I then saved.
, level 8
, level 7