My first pokemon game was fire red. I still remember the day I bought it at Target. Which was your first game? (Mine was also Firered. My friend gave it to me cuz she lost her gameboy and asked the class who wanted it.
Don't look down upon thy Flareon. Although Flareon may not be the best, Flareon is adorable and lovable! <~~ I would take the Flareon! I love fire types! Flareon is my favorite one of the Eeveelutions!