Worst. Line-up of Pokemon. Ever. (That Nintendo will never do. I can imagine the subtitles for the video games, "Pokemon: Turdy-brown" anyone?)
Pointless 'backflash' time: I was fascinated with people who got a kick from the video games, aren't games usually let you interact in the shoes of a lead or supporting character as you combat against enemies and such? So why would you wanna WATCH action instead of control it? If you like RPGs (which Pokemon's gaming system is set on) good for you, but I can't get much enjoyment off of the genre. In fact, the first thing I heard of anything that's Pokemon was the anime and I found out about the games later. My older sister was into the series and games as well up until the end of the "Johto Adventures", now my younger sister plays the newer games that arrive on the DS. Though in my opinion, until Nintendo does a online Warcraft, Everquest-ish MMO, I think the time of Pokemon is over.
Showdown scenario requested by NeoNakedJehuty.