Well I started up a run earlier tonight and so far I'm at the SS. Anne with a party of three; Magmar, Grovyle and Whiscash. Rival has been a chump so far, Magby+Barboach rolled him both times we fought. Brock went down pretty easily between Treecko and Barboach, Barboach's Water Gun as taking most everything out though Vulpix's confusion and sleep was a pain. Misty was as tough as advertised though proper item planning left her relatively easy. Barboach took out the weaker Water types on Misty's team before going down to Seadra. Magmar actually did work when Togetic switched in on Barboach, 2HKOing it with Thunderpunch. Grovyle was naturally the champ, taking out Seadra with a sliver of health, avoiding too much hax from Luvdisc and winning the hax war of attrition against Starmie. I'm presently on a heading for my SS. Anne rival battle and Lt. Surge to follow, hoping the difficulty ramps up as so far its been pretty easy. Surprisingly I'm very high levelled, 30 Whiscash, 29 Grovyle and 27 Magmar, despite having grinded only at the beginning of the game, which likely contributes to the ease of difficulty so far. Very fun play through atm.