I am catching so many Pokémon. I've actually had to organize my boxes by generation, since they seem to have included ALL THE POKéMON in these games. That said, I'm still limiting my team to new Pokémon. After all, there are plenty of those. If they allow me to re-battle gym leaders, then I'll probably do post-Elite-4 runs with teams from every generation. XD
I think that the new Fairy type is going to get a lot of use, since it has so few weaknesses. I'm bad at memorizing, so I'm just learning the type associations from use (they tweaked a few others, too), but I know that they resist Dark and Bug, which is surprisingly handy. Note: In addition to using only new Pokémon, I'm making it a partial point to keep a Fairy on my team.
Sadly, I'm not very far through. I work full time, there was stuff going on during the release weekend, and two weekends ago was a convention, but things should clear up a bit now.
(A note for my fan: Pokémon takes up far less time than doing a novel, so don't feel like this prevented NaNoWriMo or anything; I didn't have a workable novel idea this year.)
Here's a list of the Pokémon in my rotation. Note that I'm about to get the second badge:
- Frogadier - evolved form of my starter
- Floette - trying out a Fairy
- Swirlix - I swapped this in because I heard that it's version-exclusive. I'm hoping that it will evolve soon.
- Vivillon - incredibly useful for catching Pokémon, but still good at fighting in its own right - also interesting for a fully-evolved Bug to have Shield Dust
- Skiddo - trying to evolve it into Gogoat!
- Honedge - physical powerhouse Ghost/Steel type - sadly, its evolutions have been spoiled
- Hawlucha - a never-before-seen type combo (both from the original 15, no less) and ZOMG THERE'S A LUCHADORE POKéMON!
- Meowstic - previously said that it would murder me in my sleep if I didn't use it
- Litleo - my earliest Fire type, & Fire/Normal is new
- Fletchinder - non-legendary Fire/Flying Pokémon!