Just to show that I actually have done something since the Alpha release, lol. (no she isn't a trainer, just a random NPC. It just felt empty with no one there in the original game) (and the upper section of Route 2 isn't in the data of the alpha at all, since I separated them into two separate maps due to tileset reasons. Also this allows me to have more appropriate-leveled wild Pokemon for the upper section)
Also in the alpha, I did a rather cheap fix to the battle music problems. But for future releases, I've done a more permanent solution: I hacked the respawn scripts so that the battle music resets to normal every time you lose a battle.