Never played a pokemon game before

I’ve only played leaf/fire and diamond pearl but I was so young and simply brute forced the game that I don’t really remember anything. Is this game a good place to start playing again?

It’s fairly easy when you choose the easy mode option. There’s stuff like a level trainer and strong pokemon to catch early on, but you should still get to know things such as type advantages, move effects, abilities, and etc. as the game expects most players to be familiar with the basics.