Venusaur vs Charizard
I must be a glutton for punishment because this is really going to be a joke. Everyone and their mother is going to pick Charizard, nevermind that Venusaur is the best Kanto Sarter both in game and competitively. If it doesn't look like a sad excuse for a dragon, it's not beating Charizard in the poll. Oh well, mostly I'm just tired of "Charizard vs Blastoise" threads. I've seen three so far. I thought it was time to mix it up a little.
Both these Pokemon are Starters, Kanto Starters to be precise. They're both the first members of their respective types in the Pokedex (if we include the prevos) and they're both strong choices to use in Kanto.
Venusaur is a Grass type Pokemon. He's versatile as all hell and he is considered one of the best Grass types in the game.
Charizard is a Fire type Pokemon. He's very strong on the Special side of things and he's one of the most popular Pokemon of all time.
Which do you prefer?
Who'd win in a fight?
Who's more useful?
In theory, I could accurately answer all three of these questions with Venusaur. In a battle, Venusaur could win with the right strategy, provided everything goes according to plan. Still, I'll concede that Charizard snags a win more easily. Venusaur is the evolved form of my favorite Pokemon, so of course I prefer him. He's also much more versatile than Charizard and doesn't suffer from any crippling 4x weaknesess, making him the more useful one in battle. In the field though, Charizard can fly, so if that means anything (to me it doesn't. I fly with Pidgeot anyway) then I guess he could win this category for you.
Anyway, Venusaur is my choice. Since I'll be the only one voting for him, at least I'll know someone likes him better than the overrated dragon.