Some decent progress, though you should see my Pokédex now. [ 41 seen, 33 caught ]

I’ve grabbed my third badge since then as well… my party has been updated too.

The Castelia Gym was a sinch using Pansear. I also had no trouble with his second Pokémon thanks to Dewott.

The pacing of this game and the story are incomparable. Very well done.

There is an area that is inhabited by tough Pokémon known as the Desert Resort, that is where I am currently training for the next city. It’s pretty interesting how extensive GameFreak has been in the environment design. Relic Castle and Tower are amazing. It is here that I caught about 5 Pokémon, including my Maractus.