i chose charmander. until i got to celadon and then i found out charizard couldn't use fly so i restarted and went with squirtle.
but if i was to pick out of the three kanto starters today it would be bulbasaur..
venusaur is a tough opponent with the right move set, for example.
Sunnyday, Sleep Powder, Giga drain & Solar beam.
how do you react when your pokemon is put to sleep, solar beamed to oblivion and then when things get too hard. venusaur just sucks up all your energy.