I'm raising a female Nidoran for the first time and it's surprisingly good. I first thought about getting Cubone for an earth type, but I don't like its evolution and Nidoqueen just seemed cooler to me.

Even though people say the first edition Pokémon are THE BEST~ etc, I had a hard time picking Pokémon for a balanced team. Ended up with Charmander, Pikachu, Gyarados, Butterfree, Nidoqueen and probably Lapras or Articuno. I'd love to have a plant type but I didn't like Bellsprout much and there was no Oddish.