As generation 2 has now been released, I am quite curious about something. If you start a new account now, are you able to select any of the three generation 2 starters (Totodile, Cyndaquil, and Chikorita)? Or can you only select one from the first generation?
No you don't get to pick from the new starters.
If you start a new account, you only get the original starters (Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle). You can still get the pikachu if you keep running out of sight for 5 times (so the 6th time an additional Pikachu will spawn).