Powered through the E4 pretty easily today, except for Cynthia. All of my Pokemon are below level 51. The lowest is level 47.
This is what is actually happening in the battle. Posting as it happens. It's gonna be a lengthy post, and I'm sure nobody will read it, but I love telling stories.
First match: Spiritomb vs. Shiny Staraptor
As soon as the battle started, I took my chances and used a Dire. Hit coupled with Brave Bird, knowing a critical-hit would take out Spiritomb in one hit. Voila! It worked! Spiritomb was OHKO'd, but Staraptor sustained serious damage due to recoil, though. Down to 2 HP, LOL.
Next up is Togekiss vs. Luxray
My Staraptor won't survive Togekiss's Aura Sphere, so I switch out to Luxray. I used the wrong freaking move by mistake. I meant to use Thunder Fang, but used Crunch instead. So I came up with a new tactic, and that's to use more Battle Items. I used an X Spec. Def, allowing me to take an extra hit. Thunder Fang took Togekiss's HP down to the orange area and paralyzed it, but when I tried to attack again, Cynthia switched to Garchomp, causing Thunder Fang to miss. I immediately switched back to Staraptor, knowing that Garchomp will try to use Earthquake on my Luxray.
Garchomp vs. Staraptor
Due to Earthquake missing, it bought me time to heal my Staraptor back to full health, and ready to battle again. Her Garchomp is faster than all of my Pokemon, so getting a hit in before I can heal is not going to happen. So now the spamming of Hyper Potions begins. I plan to make Garchomp get rid of as much PP as possible, also praying for a missed attack. I have a whopping 65 Hyper Potions, and a few Full Restores. This will take a while. Fifteen minutes and 20 Hyper Potions later... BY THE GODS AN ATTACK FINALLY MISSED. I take advantage of this miss, and select Brave Bird. THE GODS ARE ON MY SIDE, another attack of Garchomp's missed! That's two in a row! Brave Bird roughly took away 40% of Garchomp's HP. Back to spamming Hyper Potions. Another attack of Garchomp's missd, so I use Brave Bird again. Garchomp strikes first, and brings Staraptor's HP down to 39. Brave Bird hits and brings Garchomp's health down to where it's almost in the red, but it uses a Sitrus Berry, bring it back to roughly 50% HP. I'm tired of spamming Hyper Potions, so I let Garchomp take out Staraptor. Enter Swampert, who knows Avalanche.
Garchomp vs. Swampert
Swampert joins the battle, I select Avalanche. Since Garchomp strikes first, Avalanche will be even more powerful. Avalanche takes out Garchomp! Swampert retreats and Gardevoir joins the battle. Cynthia sends out Roserade.
Roserade vs. Gardevoir
This one was pretty easy. My Gardevoir has an EPIC Special Attack and Special Defense stat. I start with Calm Mind, and just my luck, Roserade uses Energy Ball. It always used Toxic or Sludge Bomb before. Gardevoir still had about 40% of her HP left. Knowing that it will use Energy Ball again, I switch to Houndoom.
Roserade vs. Houndoom
Luck is not on my side at the moment, it decided to use SLUDGE BOMB instead. My Gardevoir would've taken it out Houndoom is left with hardly any HP. The next turn, it takes a critical hit, after I healed him, and faints.
Roserade vs. Gardevoir, Round 2
This really was just spamming more potions until Gardevoir took a Critical Hit and fainted . Luckily Roserade's PP was nearly gone (at least for Energy Ball and Sludge Bomb). Switched to Luxray and revived Staraptor. I let Luxray faint.
Roserade vs. Staraptor
ANOTHER CRITICAL HIT from Extrasensory. WTF. I switched back to Swampert just so I could revive Gardevoir again. Swampert faints.
Roserade vs. Torterra
At this point I just want to get the stupid battle over with so I'm gonna stop typing here. Will update the post with results later. I'm just going to spam more potions (and reviving my other Pokes) until it can only use Extrasensory. Torterra finally faints.
Ok, back in action! I switched to Houndoom since Roserade could only use Extrasensory and Toxic.
Roserade vs. Houndoom
Roserade survived one Flamethrower from Houndoom, so I just use another and it faints. Roserade did hit Houndoom with Toxic, though. I switch out Houndoom for Gardevoir. Cynthia sends out Milotic.
Milotic vs. Gardevoir
Thanks to Gardevoir's high Sp. Def, she can take 2 hits before fainting. I take advantage of this and begin healing some of my other Pokemon. Also it keeps wanting to use Mirror Coat even though it fails every time. LOL. This allowed me to revive all of my Pokemon, and fully heal 2 or 3 of them. Gardevoir used Future Sight. Then Calm Mind, after Mirror Coat failed again. And again. And again. This woman is supposed to be the Champion? Finally Milotic used Surf, and I continued to use Calm Mind. I plan to use it until I can't use it anymore, then use Magical Leaf. By now, her Surf is only doing like 10 damage each time. A few turns later my Pokemon are fully healed, and ready to help at any given moment. Ok, I can't use Calm Mind anymore, my Gardevoir's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def are now multiplied by 4, pretty much making her invincible. So it's time to attack. I use Magical Leaf and it takes out Milotic in ONE HIT. There is light at the end of the tunnel! Up next, Lucario.
Lucario vs. Gardevoir
Since Gardevoir's Sp. Atk is maxed out, I'm going to take my chances and use Psychic even though it won't be super effective. Lucario uses Stone Edge and nearly knocks out Gardevoir. I use Psychic and it kills Lucario in one hit as well. Her last Pokemon is a paralyzed Togekiss. I know I have the battle won now. Togekiss is too slow when paralyzed.
Togekiss vs. Gardevoir
I simply used Psychic and defeated Togekiss. VICTORY!!! The MVP award goes to Gardevoir for sure.
That was the LONGEST battle I've ever had in that game. By far. Holy cow. I used over 40 Hyper Potions and 15 revives.
Now it's time to go the place where I can do gym rematches, so I can send my HeartGold team to Platinum to train, then send them back to HG. It's much easier training with the VS Seeker and Platinum gym rematches than it is training in HG.