I didn't really find it useful. 'Cause... Well.. It'd be helpful to HAVE IT right? XD I didn't get it until I was halfway through the game. I don't normally talk to people in the Pokemon games, unless I get lost or something. I, personally, didn't see the point in giving them out if it's the first gym and the Pokemon just have basic moves such as tackle and such. *Shrug* Guess that's just me, though.