And I remember my gameshark and how I knew the cheat to get infinite Master Balls so I'd never have to fuss with pokemon escaping ever again.
On the whole, from pokemon Red/Blue, I found the fire types far more appealing design wise. From Silver I tended to like the dark types best aesthetically.
Saffron City -- gambling, mafia headquarters, snarky little gym master, what's not to like?
Goldenrod City -- just LOTS to do there.
Favourite pokemon character (assuming from the anime):
None that I can remember...maybe Bulbasaur in the episode when he joined the team. Or James from Team Rocket...because he was such a lovable moron.
I think I've earned my super-dork certification now. You guys have no idea how into pokemon I was in middle school. I watched the anime, collected the cards, played through several versions of the games, had one of those "tamagachi" pikachu things...
Really, it was all quite ridiculous. But then, before that, I was just as passionate about Legos...
Edit: Dear god...I feel the need to start up a new game for Pokemon Silver and give it a go... But I need to pack...and I think my strategy guide is at home.