Just recently started a new playthrough. Started with Cyndaquil who is male. Defeated Rival Silver, got my pokedex, caught a few pokes and traded over a Heracross and Swinub from my Platinum. Went to the Dark Cave and caught a Zubat for the team. Also decided to include a Sentret on the team for the time being just for an HM slave. Got to Violet City, climbed the Sprout Tower, went to the Gym and defeated Falkner with Swinub, Zubat and Cyndaquil. Cyndaquil evolved into Quilava right after that and I got the Egg from Elm's assistant. Went the the Alph Ruins and solved the puzzle so I could catch some Unowns. Currently there messing around.