I've changed my mind. Cyndaquil will not be my starter. Instead, Totodile will be my starter because I've never made him my starter, and he's the one I don't have yet. I've got all the other ones, plus their all evolved. I only need totodile to complete the collection.
When I get totodile fully evolved, I'm going to prepare him for battle against both his weaknesses. Ice fang to crush grass types and dig so he can squash electric types. Oh, and he'll have shadow claw and crunch handy for Morty's ghost types. Also, ice fang will eliminate Clair's and Lance's dragons. This time, I don't plan on losing to anybody in my new game. HEH!
Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted. For the US release I'm getting HG, and I'm going with Cyndaquil this time. That was my starter on the original Gold. I'll be transferring a Bulbasaur and a Mudkip to join him on my start-out team.
In all my pokemon games, I've always taken the Grass pokemon, except in remakes (like Emerald, and Platinum). Although these are remakes, this will be the first time I'll be playing in the Johto region, so I'll choose Chikorita.