Personally, I would hope to get either Bulbasaur or Snivy as a starter Pokémon. But I would like to start in Hoenn, so if those Pokémon were out of reach, then I'd probably pick Torchic, and then strive to catch a Shuppet, since it's my favorite Pokémon. As for goals? I'd probably strive to become either a Bug, Poison or Ghost-type Gym Leader. Most likely Poison Gym Leader actually. Totally want Crobat, Nidoqueen and Scolipede. Anyway, maybe I would even go for contests?