So, I've been playing Pokemon since Red/Blue first came out (played it on the Super Game Boy adapter for SNES!) and Japanese/English Pokemon TCG came out. Played Silver as well seriously, and then basically only played each release after very casually, just to beat the ingame story. (Never played Emerald or other non-main color games like firered) I just picked up Black version 2 and for some reason want to go competitive with this! With Wifi and other things, it makes this much more fun and viable! I am lost though... have no idea what pokemon are good... who to talk to... and really want some guidance on where to start. I've read some stuff on Smogon, but I still feel like I don't know where to start as newbie!

Thanks!