To be honest, I just chose Black and White Pokémon because they were new and I wanted to try spriting them rather than doing the same old 493.
Anyways, that's a great idea. I think i'll be using that for the next theme. :P
Well, by that definition you've made a few off-topic posts yourself.
Anyway, onto something interesting: you had me beat in the duel from the get-go. It didn't even occur to me to choose a B/W sprite, which only have one static pose so far. I was more thinking about visual complexity versus how able I am to draw it, while going with a Pokemon that's not overly popular. Not only do fifth generation Pokemon have a wider range of poses available, you went with one that has three large parts yet doesn't LOOK simple. I guess my resistance to change (and my total apathy toward spriting existing Pokemon, heh) did me in.