Training is indeed a problem in the third generation. If I were you I would not buy any vitamins, your Pokemon gain enough EVs from battles anyway. You can switch train the Taillow and Trapinch for a while, or find a nice spot with wild pokemon. A nice way to train is to use the PokeNav, which allows you to check for trainer rematches. You could also go to the Trick House north of Slateport city.
Note: You are about 5 levels HIGHER than I was when I first beat the 8th gym... :3
As for a Dragon type, I would not suggest Salamence. You can get Bagon only after the last gym and it will not be very good until it becomes a Salamence. I would suggest using Flygon (<3)
Be sure to name it to me haha ;3.
Iron tail/Rock Tomb/Fire Blast/Giga Drain/Fly
An alternative would be Altaria, but it is significantly weaker offensively.
I'm proud that you made it! R/S/E are actually quite difficult in my opinion, but I will help you get through it! . As for the starter, do NOT use Treecko, it's just not good. Use Swampert, it's by far the best one. Other nice Pokemon to use are: Gardevoir, Breloom, Swellow, Manectric and Camerupt. But be sure to search for some pokemon you like first, then we can choose the other few to support your favorites!
Well wow, I just read a post by you that you're trying to watch the yugioh anime O_O. That's just what I'm doing too! Except that it's mainly having not enough time rather than being able to watch for longer than 30 minutes that's making me unable to get through it fast. I'm at episode 107 now I think. Just after the machine duel ;3.
Alakazam's moveset completely sucks, but it has great Sp Atk. Calm Mind boosts this even more so it can sweep easily. Shock Wave is for coverage, Recover if you want durability.
Needs vitamins for Special Attack
Shadow Ball for stab, Psychic/Thunderbolt for special attacks and Hypnosis because sleep is awesome.
Needs vitamins for Speed
This way you can use Rain dance even better, while Thunder has same chance on paralysis as Body Slam!
Needs vitamins for HP
Sludge Bomb is stronger than Hidden Power, the other 2 moves are nice!
Needs vitamins for Special Defense
No need for 2 normal moves and Earthquake is just awesome!
Needs vitamins for Defense
You know what moves I suggested for Zapdos. Zapdos doesn't need vitamins, it's legendary already xP.
These are the movesets I suggested, while trying to keep your strategy intact, especially on Lapras and Snorlax, because they are pretty nice already .
You might want to use a PP up on Rain Dance, Earthquake or Psychic, as those have quite low PP.
Using Rare Candies is not considered cheating as long as you found them in your game legally, either because it's in there or by pickup .
There you go, I hope it will help you! I liked doing this, so if there's anything else, just ask :D.
Well hi, nice to meet you. It's nice that you're using Lapras, but it's stats aren't as bad as you would think. It is bulkier than Jolteon and has a way better typing than Arcanine, so you got a great team member there. Lapras can also learn stuff like Thunderbolt and Ice beam, so it's really awesome! ;D. And Always go with your favorites if you can .
Thunder(bolt) and Drill Peck are 0bvious stab moves. Thunder Wave is a great status move to have in the Pokemon League, while Steel Wing is awesome for beating thoe pesky Rock types who resist Thunderbolt and Drill Peck.
If you got any other questions, just VM me, I'll be happy to help! . Or just if you want to talk ofcourse ;D.
Natures don't really matter all that much unless if you're a serious competitive player. Any keen Pokemon gamer would know that. You don't need to rely on a certain nature to bring out potential unless if its competitive play you're concerned about.