yeah Abyss is a great game as well and manages to have two great fighters that I would actively switch between. I never really got into Phantasia either mostly because it was the first one on SNES and the fighting system was rather meh.
Symphonia 2 mostly focus' on the two new characters, the original cast is always 'guest characters' who cannot even level up. To get the best ending (not that Emil even deserves it) you have to do some nonsensical things like not pledge to Lloyd at the start, and a monster in Triet, and not getting hit in the Lightning Temple too many times. The last two boss battles for the normal and good ending don't even matter as well. You have to go in knowing that it's not nearly as good as the first on any way and not even made by the same devs.
Symphonia 2 is easily the worst of all the Tales games, two human characters that can actually level up, most of the monsters end up being OP that you can't even control. There is no overworld. They recycle the hell out of some places. It's bad don't waste too much time and money getting it.
Yo, if you got any question, you can always send me a message, then I'll see if I can help. :) Don't know what timer you are using, but I recommend ToastPlusOne's EonTimer v1.11. Then in RNG Reporter, try to find a delay with a frame below 10. Try searching within a delay range of 2000 - 9000. If you want to capture it in a cool ball without a 100% capture code, you should bring at least 3 Pokémon, then you need a frame of 6. If you got a spread on frame 3, you don't have to do any frame advancements. :)