My finest Pokemon moment happened around the time I was on the verge of defeat on Yellow Version. Finally after getting Sparkles (my Pikachu) back on her feet by sacrificing Dragoness (my Dragonite) to use revive, Sparkles pulled off one last Thunder to defeat my rival's Vaporeon. From there onwards I swore to have every Pikachu I caught be female. I had checked my team's gender on Crystal before taking on the Elite 4. Sparkles (female Pikachu), Queenler (female Kingler), Dragoness (female Dragonite), Venusaur (male), CharAmy (female Charizard) and Blastoise (male).