Had been a whiiiiiiiiiiiiile since I last come here, and Game Design studies are makin' me bsuier than ever, but I HAVE RETURNED FOR THEE!
Let's see what we have here, aye?
Great start, that's for sure. I love that trumpet at the begining, which then cuts straight to the same notes but in synth orchestra, AKA your usual style. I kinda like the 'epic" feeling it gives. Same for that lil' violin in the background at 0:47, makes the whole thing very very cute.
1:06 And THERE IT IS <3 It was a great lil' throwback to Pokemon's main intro theme, but I'm glad we finally get into Oak's theme.
1:43 Did not expect the trumpet to come back, but I am okay with that! For the rest it's basically a repeat until you end the song like you always know how, but hey, the original song is meant to be repetitive anyway.
Overall, I don't have much to complain about. Your style's still there, so is your remixing talent, so it's good enough for me. You were going for orchestration and heroic feeling, so yeahj! Mission complete.
As for your question, I started with Squirtle too! I usualy stick with the water types anyway.