i should probably update again. i decided i would wait to get my traded pokemon (which will be palkia) and continued my journey. i beat Gardenia on my 4th try out of sheer luck. it turns out DABIRD!!!'s hidden power is fire and i got several critical hits. i went to the day care a leveled up wimpy(my magikarp) to level 20 with 4 exp to go until the next level and evolved him.
here's my current team, or at least what i think it was,
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