You start by looking at a boring pokepod and tell professor Birch you gender and name. After that, you can jump out of the back truck you are in and go to your new home. Then you go visit professor Birch`s house and find yourself in a romantic scene with her daughter. You go out and hear professor Birch yelling for help. He is being chased by a poochyena and he tells you to choose a ball from his bag. You choose your starter and battle the poochyena and receive your starter.