Chikorita is the starting plant-type pokemon from the 2nd generation of pokemon. My brother picked Chikorita in his version of Pokemon Gold, and it would be too much for my Totodile in my Silver version. Since water pokemon need at least a 10 level advantage to put up a decent fight against plant-type pokemon. So I never really looked forward to our versus matches through the link cable.
I never cared much for Chikorita myself, I always had bias towards totodile and it's evolutions. I do like it as a pokeball item in the Super Smash Bros. series. It's not the best one to have, but I got a few KOs from it's attacks.