Professor Oak is like the local drug dealer of Pallet Town (a little harsh I know). He wait til everyone is just of age and then boom he gives them a little taste of Pokémon and they are hooked. But, what is even worse than this is that he will always give some other chump (who will wind up being your rival) a specific Pokémon that has a better chance of beating your Pokémon, on purpose! Of course he does not tell you this, you just later find out when your rival throws it into your face. However, this does not take away from the fact that you must make a crucial decision on which Pokémon to take, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, or Charmander. Don’t worry, I will make it extremely easy for you.