Just wrote you a PM, Ninjagon. Didn't quite realize that I guess I just keep writing here to continue the conversation.
Anyways! Cyclone. Yeah I used the water elemental monkey for only a short time. Now I'm using umm... let me load up the game. Palpitoad, as my water type. The rest of my team are as follows:
Excadrill, Unfezant, Servine, Ampharos, Machoke, and that Palpitoad. I'm 'mostly' happy with my current squad. Got just about everything I need covered, though I would be more than happy to switch out Unfezant for perhaps a flying/fire type. We'll see... I'm also fond of bug types but I'll have to read up on weaknesses etc. to use them right.
I also have Black, so our catching will be similar. However, I'm working with someone to try to get as many White exclusives as possible; with that said, I haven't bred any yet (I just evolved Braviary and Mandibuzz, Solosis has gone both stages, and Petilil finally got the last move letting me use a stone on her to become Lilligant). While I can't clone and get rid of legendaries, I am breeding everything I can that is White-exclusive and hopefully opening up an Egg Shoppe someday. What about you?
Haha, I always go with the Fire type as a starter. It's just a weird thing for me, I guess. I could read a walkthrough that says the first Gym is the Water-themed Gym and there are no Grass Pokémon en route (unlikely, first Routes are forests or lovely scenic hikes near trees...and I point out, they live IN grass), and I would STILL take the Fire type.
The Elemental Monkeys in B/W kinda ruin any disadvantage you might have from your type at the start. That's a bit of a difference. They become pointless later, but Simisage's hair is extremely kick-ass. I hate that the Water one never opens its eyes.