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I noticed that more experienced players and stronger trainer uses west more than east.

Besides from being different colors are there stat wise differences and all that?

thats a very good question!

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Nope, there is no stat wise difference, only color, it just seems that more players like their Slug's Pink.

But to be honest, I pretty much never see experienced players using gastrodon...

It's likely because you first see Shellos in the west and they are lower level, so if you have one you probably got it early.
a pink gastrodon
Oh yeah, Furzie.

I'm guessing you were saying that because of my remark to experienced players using Gastrodon, Cynthia isn't an " Experienced Player " Cynthia is a Computer, who could only use Sinnoh pokemon.
Cynthia uses a milotic, from Gen 3. I personally like the blue on better than the pink one. I look cooler.
Actually, Gastrodon can be a very good Pokemon in the right hands. It's ability Storm Drain makes it a good Fire or Ground-type partner in doubles and even in singles, it's brilliant bulk lets it act as a special wall and a staller Pokemon. It also has access to Acid Armour and Amnesia and Recover which make setting up a breeze. Combine with Clear Smog and you have an amazing tank that can set up on most opponents and stop them from setting up on you. Give it a Lum Berry to help stop someone from using Toxic on it or have another Pokemon use Safeguard or Aromatherapy/Heal Bell to cure it. Only way to take it down would be to either Critical hit it with a Grass type move, or hit it with one before it can set up, but avoiding that would be up to the skill of the player, and Clear Smog is Poison type so would destroy any Grass-types that tried to hit it after it had set up.