Just finished this. Some funny stuff, but the gameplay was where it's at. I had Sandshrew as a starter and Sandslash ended up being the MVP of the Pokemon League challenge. It was overleveled, but it outspeed a lot of speedy threats, including the Kanto birds. I was stunned and impressed, and giving it Rock Slide paid dividends. Team: Blaziken, Feraligatr, Alakazam, Dragonite, and Sandslash. The League challenge was difficult. I don't use healing items during battle and I always play in Set battle style.