Two days ago, I decided to restart my Sapphire cartridge. I chose Treecko as my starter, wondering how long I could last out with only using pound and leer. Battled the rival, and received pokeballs, all that beginning locked in routine.
I sat in a patch of grass on route 102 for over an hour, hunting a surskit. Treecko got from lv 8 to lv 15 using only pound and leer until I found a surskit at last. My streak broke when I ran out of pound, and instead of running, used quick attack. Treecko accidentally evolved when I was changing around moves, and wasn't paying attention, so I have a grovyle that was originally going ot learn mega drain first. I might trade out the surskit and restart again, I'm not sure. Bubblebeam the Surskit is at lv 11, and slowly but surely being able to KO anything lv 2-4. Still on the same route, occasionally running into Oldale Town to heal or purchase anything I need. No trainer battles, just one very long stretch of looking for Surskit. My results, finding a breeding pair of them within 25 encounters of each other.