Originally Posted by Blackdragon
I picked Snivy and just got the running shoes. haven't really decided on any new additions yet. On the lookout for a decent Flying type though.
you won't find any until you beat the second gym, that's what's shit about this game. You only really get access to a variety of good pokemon after you beat the first 3 gyms, and that's just a few that might fill up 2 maybe 3 places in your party. All the good ones are only found towards the end.
However Unfezant, the main bird of the series is not bad. It's no staraptor but it's better than Pidgeot. There is a good flying psychic you can get after the 3rd badge(not talking about Swoobat, fuck that shit!) called Sigilyph which looks super cool, but the HM fly would be wasted on it since it's an SP Attacker.
Later on you can also get Braviary, much much later on.
I say just train Snivy up, the first gym is whatever type your starter is weak against, so that will be fire, since you picked Snivy this woman of the right of the city of the first gym will give you a Panpour, the water monkey, so you can beat the gym. That's a good pokemon, Probably the 3rd best water pokemon in the game. After that you'll get access to a lot more pokemon, it's only the first gym that's a little blah. When you get to the town with the second gym there is some tall grass on the left side where you can find a variety of pokemon. Before going to the city with the second gym you will also have access to the pokemon that evolves into Unfezant and some other good ones.
I don't have Snivy anymore, I traded it for an Oshawott. I will update my team in my sig in a minute.
My absolute favourite though is Archeops. I'm having that as my flying once I get it.