Re: Pokemon now, Pokemon then
I play the exact same way. I get favorites and plan out moves and HMs for fun... XD
Even in competitive battling, I never EV train or IV breed. I just use my favorites. Yes, even in competitive battles. They do pretty good too.
My Gold team was Typhlosion, Ampharos, Jolteon, Eevee, Togetic, and Dragonite. Finalizing to be Leafeon and Togekiss in my main HG team. I always use them in HG/G/C. Always. XD I think the Special/Attack split was he best thing to ever happen ever though. But, I've never played through any Gen I game without any help or alone. Actually, I've never played through one. I get kinda bored when playing Gen I game... DX