No. They're a bunch of pixels, and it's foolish to obtain a bond with them. I once had a Budew, but caught a Roselia to replace it because I needed a pokemon that wouldn't go down at the first hit at the gym. I had to proceed, and I'm not patient enough to walk so much with Budew to let him get attached to me (I was at Hearthome, so I couldn't get to the massage lady and I didn't have berries to raise friendship).
I'm the same way. Whenever I have a team, it's always full of HM users and my starter (who's always at the highest level/in first, mind you) and sometimes a random sixth.Yes, that's how I form my team. My team in each of my games consists of the pokemon who I "befriend", and find myself using the most. For this reason, a lot of members on my team are pokemon caught early in the game, and HM users.
I've never been a big fan of the whole raise a competitive team thing. It's probably a mix of my being a fan of the underdog (the pokemon which are useful competitively are the ones everyone uses, and thus kind of a bore) and my being too "casual" a player to really work hard on a foolproof team for battling.
Me too! Is this not a pokémon-lovers' forum?I'm actually surprised by how many people don't actually seem to care about their teams...