I just love the entire concept of mixing a delinquent with a lizard shedding its skin, making a pair of baggy pants and a hoodie. Fucking genius. Plus he was a total bro when I first played White.
Best starter, I love the world turtle. Whenever I think about which pokemon I'd most want to have in real life it's this one. I'd love to chill under the tree on a sunny summer's day.
I really like axolotls, but mostly JUST. LOOK. AT. THAT. SMILE.