This game really lacks water types if you don't choose Empoleon. I always chose him and caught me a Houndour, but finding a water to replace Empoleon I realize there isn't a lot. I could go all noob and get Gyarados, the only problem is that Surf will suck cos his Sp. Atk is really low. Is Tentacruel any good? I've never used him.
I've used Golduck before, I thought he was pretty good. Kinda wish he was psychic/water type tho. For the longest time I thought he shared types but found out he was only water. I've never seen one but is it possible to get Mantine?
That Gardevoir is Emerald all over again. That's a good idea for Thunderbolt, I completely forgot about that. That's what I did in Emerald. Calm Mind/Thunderbolt was killer. I think I'm gonna do that again. I've never used Quagsire so I might give it a go. It's ground type will be useful until I get Garchomp.