I think this was meant to be...
I happened to find my copy of Fire Red after not touching it for a few years, the file that was on it? Saved right before picking my starter lol
So now I start my adventure with Deku the Bulbasaur who won a speed tie with Green's Charmander with only one hit point left. That would've been a fairly quick run but now I'm off for digital ****-fighting and child endangerment!
EDIT: lol word filters