Lucinda walked through the patches of tall grass relatively slowly, but she did not encounter any wild Pokemon. Brendan was waiting just ahead of Lucinda on the path with his back facing towards her, and once she was close enough she tapped Brendan on the shoulder to get his attention.
Brendan: Let's see... I have plenty of Pokeballs, some potions, check...
*Lucinda taps him on the shoulder, he turns around in response*
Hunh? Oh, hey Lucinda. You want to have a battle, right?
Lucinda: Yep, my Mudkip is healed up and we're ready to go!
Brendan: Alright then, let's get started.
Not only that, I found this page: [link] what's crazy about it is that I have played in all of the regions to date even though I never went through every generation of pokemon, and the STARTER ON THE EDGE OF THE PAGE for each group of starters is my primary choice of starter pokemon for that region!