Thanks; so, may I get a Togepi?Unforunately, Axew is on the list of Pokemon not available as starters. The full list is here: Dratini, Larvitar, Bagon, Kabuto, Omanyte, Lileep, Anorith, Happiny, Beldum, Porygon, Feebas, Gible, Shieldon, Cranidos, Munchlax, Tirtouga, Archen, Axew, Deino, Larvesta.
Axew is available for purchase in our Pokemart, though, so it's very easy to obtain. Anything not on that list is fair game to start with, and you can make your Pokemon shiny (or any other recolor!) if you want.