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AussieEevee trains in the Bellsprout Tower on his journey through Johto. Watch as he ascends to the next level here.
I've considered it, but I ultimately decided against it. There's not really any major differences in the characters, other than the outfits they have (or the clothes they can buy in X/Y), so no reason for me to play a male character when I'm actually a female other than for funsies.
I used to in Gens 2 and 3 (and in the original Gen 1 games, but to be fair all girls did.) Starting with Crystal I always played as a girl first, then on subsequent playthroughs I'd switch things up and pick the opposite gender. Since Gen 4 I've stuck with the female PCs (lack of interest in restarting due to other games clamoring for my attention.)
I've always played as my own gender in the main games (although I've thought about playing as the opposite gender and I might do that at some point) but in pokémon ranger (the first one) I always choose the female character (Solana).
I'd never picked the female protagonist until Black 2, when I was forced to pick Rosa because Nate looks like a complete tool in that hat. Actually, it's more because he looks too much like Hilbert, but the hat thing doesn't help.
The default look for Calem is also far too similar to Hilbert, but I picked him over Serena because customisation is finally a thing.
Since then, I've played as May in an Emerald re-run. I might play as Dawn or Kris at some point, but I know I'll never play Leaf or Lyra. Not sure about Hilda.
Since I end up playing both versions, I tend to pick a male in one playthrough, and a female in another. I like playing as both. Especially in X/Y, where the trainer customisation was more extensive for the female PC.
I don't like playing as the opposite gender when I have the option to play as mine. I've been that way for quite some time. Although for reasons I don't understand, my first playthrough of Ruby I played as the guy. I have always played as the girl since.
Since I have gotten into role playing,I've played as the opposite gender on White,Black2 and Y.Though,I'm going back to a girl and being myself in OR,like I did on Fire Emblem:Awakening on my main file.
I usually choose male, but in X, I chose female because I thought the female character looked better than the male. It felt weird at first, but I got used to it. Also don't regret it because the female character is far more customizable.
I've only ever gone with the opposite gender once, which was when I played through Platinum as Dawn and made a team similar to hers in the anime. Otherwise, it just feels weird (and even then, I'd always hide the screen from my folks when battles would start, cause I still felt weird about it). I'm considering doing it again though, just for the heck of it.
I switch hit, although I usually play as a girl... My first few Emerald playthroughs (including the first one I beat Wallace in) I was always playing as a boy... I'm pretty sure my first time playing as a girl was in Diamond
I have all the Pokemon games, so usually I do one (or two) females to one male per generation/set of games. HGSS and XY are the exceptions. All those trainers are female. But XY is because I needed to have a dark-skinned trainer and a light-skinned one...