I used to always follow Ash's Pokemon choices! I had a friend be my host for all the restarts I did in my Blue version, then send me my 2 other starters and have my one started I start out with. I remember catching Pikachu, Caterpie and evolving it all the way to Butterfree, catching a Pidgey and evolvong it to Pidgeotto, Evolved Charmander all the way to Charizard, and kept Squirtle and Bulbasaur unevolved... Put Butterfree in my PC Box and caught me a Tauros, Muk, & Kingler. Put Kingler in my Party
AND I BEAT THE ELITE 4 WITH THIS TEAM!