i'm in your conscience
I never found the Magneton too difficult to beat, but that Exploud was usually bulky. Anyway, I don't care for the interviews anymore, but when I first started playing, I would tell them the name of the Pokemon that made the final move in battle. Eventually I started telling them random words like thirsty (speaking of that, remember the rumor that they would give you a fresh water if you said that?) and babe. Nowadays I just don't bother, but they're a good grinding method once you reach Fortree and have the ability to battle them at all three places they stay.