Okay, I was going to do one of these...
The Screenshotting/ writing a story took longer than the actual gameplay.
It made me respect what your doing here even more.
Anyway, I was portraying Oak as actually having alzheimers, and he gives you and Gary pokemon to relive his glory days somewhat.
Btw, 2 votes for Charmander. No matter who who pick, it should be an arrogant prick.