I chose Treecko because I thought Sceptile looked really BA. I really had no interest in that Wooper looking thing Mudkip and then another bird. But over the years I think this Gen probably has the best starters out of all of the other gens imo. It seems that (as of BW), their usefulness on competitive battling teams never fluctuated, like it did with the Gen I, II and IV starters.