I have been pretty tired of the Unova region lately, as I own all 4 games for that region. So on a whim, I decided to start over Pokemon SoulSilver, my favorite Pokemon game ever. Here is what has happened so far:
Started in New Bark Town, named my character Mallory (which is my name). Went to Professor Elm, got a Chikorita. Girl on the first pick! I can never use Meganium unless it is female, so that saved me a lot of trouble. Went to Mr. Pokemon's house, went back to New Bark (you sure do have to go back and forth a lot). Finally made it to Violet City, and beat the Sprout Tower easily. Surprisingly, I didn't come across a single Rattata. With Chikorita still my only Pokemon, I decided to try to beat Falkner. I knew it was going to be difficult, but on the fourth try, I barely beat him. Got a call from my boyfriend saying he Random Encountered a shiny Vulpix and was willing to give it to me. I am so excited! Because Chikorita is overlevelled, I am having to wait until tomorrow when he goes to his Dad's where he can connect to the wifi to give me the Vulpix so I can train it appropriately. So I'm kind of stuck where I am for now.