This has got to be the 4th time I restarted my HeartGold. But I'm already far into the story.
I was in the mood enough to clear the suspicious house in Mahogany town. We all know what happened-- Lance beating the crap out of the guy, sensing the secret stairs through a giant obstacle, blah blah blah. The persian statues were kind of annoying, and having to battle two grunts every time you stand in front of one is such a waste of time-- but not experience. Instead of having to pass through more darn statues, I stormed through the booby trapped area. A little while later, I finally reached Petrel's room and battled him. Was too easy enough. Then that Murkrow. Followed it to where it went off to, the generator room. There I had a tag battle alongside Lance against Ariana and a grunt. Again, too easy. LAnce game me the HM I needed, so I wasted no time to get to challenge the gym so I could go to whirl islands and catch a horsea. It's a Kingdra now. So now I'm on the way to Ice path but I decided taking a break.