When playing through any of the main Pokemon games, does anyone else impose any kinds of rules upon themselves regarding their team?
1. No Legendaries. Capturing them is a must, but using them isn't allowed.
2. Only Pokemon that can evolve twice are allowed. Baby -> Basic is included in the above.
3. The Starter is NEVER shelved. This only applies to the Starter selected in that playthrough, not any Starters traded over or any Starter eggs hatched.
4. Aesthetics. Pokemon are in my team only because I like their designs, not because they're widely known to be OP or anything. That being said, I tend to like the designs of the pseudo-legendaries anyway...
I didn't really properly establish these rules till Gen III came along, but here are my main teams for each Gen anyway (some have more than 6, because I switch them out as necessary):
Dusclops (I know this breaks rule 2, but rule 4)
Gen I Remake:
Pretty much the same as Gen I, except that I had Golem in and Poliwrath out.
Gen IV is omitted because I didn't really play it extensively. But Staraptor and Luxray will definitely be on my main team if I do. Gen V is also omitted because I'm only about halfway through it. I know Hydreigon's definitely in due to rule 4 alone.