If we can't use Wi-Fi events or passwords for this list, then why bother analyzing Serperior and Samurott? There are no banks in this story, so we have no access to the areas you can find Snivy or Oshawott. The only way you can get them in the first story is to do the Motonari & Motochika download. Correct me if I'm wrong about that, but I'm pretty sure you cannot get them.
I'll forgive Scyther and Scizor, since there is a Warrior you can recruit that is already linked to Scyther (and you can get a Metal Coat from the travelling merchant). However, keep in mind that this Warrior cannot link with Scyther / Scizor past about 42% or something. I do remember meeting a Warrior with a Shieldon, too, but he had the same problem: only linking with it about 40% or so since he actually liked Psychic Pokemon.
EDIT: Maybe you can find other people with Snivy or Oshawott right away in the main story, and I just never did. I'm playing through Hideyoshi's story now, and I just saw a Warrior that is linked with a Snivy in Pugilis. I don't know if this guy can appear in the first story, I never saw a guy linked with a Snivy during Legend of Ransei besides Motonari. Then again, Warriors in Ransei use some weird stuff before you recruit them. I can't really fight him right now. If I see him again, I'll try to check him out.
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Last edited by RedMeowth; Aug 7th, 2012 at 12:42:32 PM.
Reason: Saw a smug-looking man with Smugleaf