I can hit them with da schnapper!
Another update, but this is a big one
After i beated Falkner, i went to the Union Cave with great fear (Fire < Rock/Ground/Water), but i had no problems with that at all.
Also i beated Bugsy with ease and my rival with great difficulty there (damn you Croconaw)
Beated Whitney with some difficulty
Caught Growlithe :D
Beated my rival again...
my team is now:
Quilava lv.30 / Growlithe lv.20