Favorite Pokemon? Well, I usually favor dark types myself. Weavile and Absol are still two of my all time favorites, followed by Espeon, Zoroark, and Arcane. Also Darkrai, but he's a Legendary, so I don't count him. XP
Totodile's always been my favourite since gold/silver. When I stopped playing and picked up monster hunter instead it wouldn't be long until we'd meet again...well, Lagiacrus sort of resembles Feraligatr.
It's an action rpg where you take on the role of a hunter in a small village. The village acts as your main hub where you receive quests to either hunt monsters(the local wildlife) or gather materials from the environment. The environments you'll be visiting consist of: deserts, tropical islands, rainforests, volcanic regions, and snowy mountain ranges, most of which requiring you to bring Hot/Cold drinks to combat environment hazards such as extreme heat and cold. The most noteworthy feature of Monster Hunter is the amount of weapons and armors you can craft, each armor pieace(helm, plate, vembraces, waist, greaves) can be mixed and matched from various 'armor skills' that adds buffs to your character and overall strengthens or weakens you. The monsters themselves come in a variety of shapes and sizes, some small and docile and others capable of breathing lightning or swimming through magma. It isn't know for it's story but the gameplay is deep and engaging.