I dunno, I really fail to see how these starters are unoriginal... Everything people compare them to doesn't really make sense to me.
Tsutaaja: The only similarity it has to Treecko is the fact that its green, a reptile, and standing on two legs. Thats it. Side by side there's little...
Yeah, those three were all close. But seriously, there was no reason why they couldn't have added those pokemon you suggested. Most of those leaders just needed, and still need, ONE other pokemon. Except for those last 5, who really need complete revamps. :/
But they had weather in R/S/E. They still chose not to put them into FR/LG.
We have weather in D/P/Pt, and a confirmation of weather in HG/SS. They can add contests too.
-I don't want to see low levels (Gyms, trainers, wild pokemon)
-I don't want to see lack of Johto pokemon in the wild
It definitely lacks a lot of potential attacks. It has only a few actual damaging moves, let alone grass attacks of that nature. The whole "its a defensive pokemon" excuse doesn't really cut it for me. Sure, it's attack stats aren't amazing but they are anything but bad.
Chikorita - Vine whip...