We get our Pokemon from all over. We trade, breed, catch, and all of the other ways. I typically just find my favorites and add them to a team. I have three different Blazikens. I have a Speed Boost one, which I obtained from a trade; a Shiny one that I also got from a trade, and one from my first game beaten (Emerald) that as survived to White.
As Glover has said about the Fan Fics, Feralninja's League of Heroes is the basis for almost all of the other fics, with maybe the exception of the beginning of World Turns by Glover, as I'm not sure if he had joined when he started on it... And after reading of the 'Old Guard' in LoH, you can read my two!