It wasn't as cool as going in the secret game corner passage, but I DID enjoy being a Rocket for a while! If only in disguise.... I like how much they reference other games in this game. I can't wait to fight Red and Blue.
Ha, whatever works for you! I'll probably also have an Ampharos by the time I get there, and a Quilava, but I'm not sure about the others because I'm considering finding an Ice Pokemon and adding it to my elite 4 team.