Hmm, what have I done since the last time? Oh right, I left off in Veilstone last time. There, I had Murkrow own the whole gym, getting all OHKO, besides for one Meditite, who used Detect the first turn. Murkrow also almost single handily beat Maylene, only receiving help from Infernape with Lucario.
Then I cleared the route between Veilstone - Pastoria and Pastoria - Hearthome. Used it as some training, since I kinda wanted to get my Pokémon to lvl 45 before challenging the gym. But in the end, I decided not to do so, and I just entered the gym with the levels they had at the time, 42/43ish. Luxray powned the gym, though I do believe that I had Infernape take out Quagsire, since it's part ground.
Then I talked to some Galactic Grunt, since I wanted to know why he was dressed in such an awful way. But he ran like crazy, I guess he wasn't that confident. As I ran after him, I met my rival who challenged me. Though it was not much of a challenge, merely some training. So I kept following the grunt, and when we arrived at the lake, Cynthia appeared, asking me to cure the Psyduck at route 210. So I did, and then, she suddenly was there as well, giving me an Old Charm to deliver to the elder of Celestic town. So I did, and I received HM03 there, Surf. And it was at that point that I realised that I could already have gotten another of my team members, so right now, I'm in the process of catching one with a cool nature. After that it's training time, to lvl 50 with all of them... It's gonna take a while, but it'll be worth it.