Five-six hours later I have finished obtaining the eighth gym and ... oh yeah on Route 22. So heading towards where Plasma is I guess.
Team is in my signature, levels ranging from 47-49. Hoping to at least be in the mid-50s by the time I reach the Elite Four. If I manage to make it to the upper-50s that would be glorious. Won't have to do any grinding or anything if that happens to be the case. Chances of this happening knowing my luck though is well... pretty low.