I ran into a wierd coloured Makuhita in Sapphire... only to find out it was a super rare shiny a few years later. Needless to say I threw a couple pokeballs then got bored and ran. I did catch a purple Drowzee in HG a few months ago though. :)
Do you sort them by...
Nothing In Particular?
I know some of those are a bit ridiculous (type? colour? bah!) but how do you organize you 'mons in those little 5x6...
Thank you, never imagined this many replies, and in such depth too ; I want to quote like 15 people but I think that'd breach to character limit, so I'll just add some things.
-Strangely, I have never been able to choose the grass starter. I promised my self that I'd choose it this time...
Drifloon has the best shiny so far IMO; tied maybe with Black Charizard. They actually make you want to cry with different-coloured rainbow joy.
On a side note, if I were colour-blind, shinies would be less appealing. But I'm not. So I care.
I personally find that my time played per day goes down over the first month I get the game: I clocked in 100 hours in HG in my first WEEK owning it- I think i'll slow down the rate I zip through BW.
Also, HM space seems to limit some people's party size. I don't want to have to leave a team...
Rayquaza in Ruby and Sapphire. In Ruby I just gave up after reloading my save 10 billion times (a miracle I didn't find a shiny) and in Sapphire my game glitched and deleted my bike so I couldn't even reach it :(
Throughout my time playing the games, I've always built my first team in the following manner:
1) Get and train starter
2) Capture and train one pokemon found early in game
3) Capture and store everything else
4) Capture and train Legendary mascot
For instance, my Pearl team for the...