The good news: I caught Virizion in only two Dusk Balls. The bad news: it's Modest. The other good news: I don't plan on using it! Ha ha ha!
I am not really looking forward to grinding on Victory Road. At least there's going to be a Doctor there, but I gotta tell ya, this new experience system was a godsend at the start of the game, but now that I'm getting close to the end, everyone's at level 39-41... At least there's still a ton of Team Plasma to fight.
Please stop complaining about Pikachu losing to "weak" Pokemon at the start of each new region. Its power is drained at the start of each new region, and anyway, it's equally bad storytelling for Pikachu to plow through all of its opponents.