Started a new game. I conquered Black 2 with Samurott, and White 2 with Serperior. Now I just need to beat the game with Emboar, and I'll be able to say I used all three starters. So you can imagine I picked Tepig as my starter. It wasn't long before I caught a Sewaddle and added it to my team. After it learned Bug Bite, I quickly figured out I could 2HKO most Pokemon (by that I mean those that don't resist Bug), so I can imagine Sewaddle's staying on the team for a good long while.
During my trip to Floccesy Ranch, I was pleasantly surprised to find a wild Riolu, which I caught posthaste. Its future is still uncertain, as I have plenty of other desired team members, such as Excadrill and Espeon, though I do also plan on using some element of a Water-type, possibly Swanna. I think my team is pretty much going to be this:
I'll see what I can do about Eevee's nature. If it's decent enough, I'll use it. Otherwise, I'll go for a Drilbur. Whatever I don't use, I'll most likely just raise up to level 28 so I can encounter Tynamo in Chargestone Cave easier.
Tepig, level 12
Sewaddle, level 13
Riolu, level 7
Please stop complaining about Pikachu losing to "weak" Pokemon at the start of each new region. Its power is drained at the start of each new region, and anyway, it's equally bad storytelling for Pikachu to plow through all of its opponents.