I personally found these pokémon to be very weak, and after beating the first gym I gave up on them, and stored them in a box.I do like the concept, but the designs and the overall weakness (or maybe I just suck.) of the pokémon drives me away from using them.
I loved Pansage in the anime, and I admit it solely defeated Cress in White, when my Tepig couldn't quite cut it. But other than that, I'm not a huge fan. I think they could have made them less cartoon-like.
The speak/see/hear no evil theme is pretty cool though, and the gym leader trio changing and using them is also a cool thing. I just don't use the monkey I get much after that city.
I'm using Simipour in my current run of White, and I really love it so far. It has really nice attacking stats and is also very fast for in game use. In my first run of White, I tried using Simisage. I honestly didn't like it very much. It was very defensive/stall based and I just couldn't find a place for it in my in game team. Overall, I do quite like the idea of them. It helps you complete the Fire/Grass/Water defensive core very early on in the game and they're also all adorable XD
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The general idea wasn't bad at all!
I just wasn't fond of the actual Pokémon at all. I'm generally not too fond of Monkeys and neither of these three appealed to me.
Didn't use mine during the story mode and I doubt I'll ever use them at any later time. : (