Until Black 2 I hadn't ever ditched my starter, I don't like the idea of it. Problem is, my Servine sucked SO much. My team for a while was Servine, Trapinch, and Magnemite. Servine had about 41 Special Attack with only a grass move for a damaging attack. Magnemite had almost twice that, with three types of moves, and Trapinch had almost as much as Magnemite, also with 3 types of moves. I told myself I'd catch the next viable grass guy I came across, but I couldn't find anyone I liked until way too late in the game.