Re: What was your first game?
Mine was Red. I played it, along with Blue, a ridiculous amount. I think I was glued to my Gameboy for about 2 years. One of my favourite things to do was to try out all those crazy "cheats" and glitches.
It made me realise that it's more fun going into something blind, being surprised and figuring things out yourself then reading every spoiler and following walkthroughs. :)
The first game I completed the dex on was Blue. By that time I had passed Red on to my little brother to play. I spent months trying to catch a Tauros in the Safari Zone; the last Pokemon I needed.