Because he was my first on the OG gold, and I he's the ultimate water type. I taught him whirlpool, surf, waterfall. He was it!
My first and only starter in Pokemon Gold :)
If I'm going to hug a crocodile, it will have to be Totodile.
I loved Ash's Totodile so much in the anime that I didn't evolve or nickname my Totodile and leveled it up to 100. It was hard to battle other trainers due to low stats but it was worth it!