Currently I am in the Desert Resort testing the durability of my thumbs that are under the pressure of resetting to get an Adamant/Jolly Trapinch. I have been wasting away so sadly... once I caught 7 Careful-natured Trapinchs in a row. I thought my game may have fallen to a glitch, but it was not so. I tried saving again over the place I kept resetting at, and ohmygoodness, a different natured Trapinch!...that was still not Adamant/Jolly darnit.
Anyhow, while I am suffering now, my past has been wonderous. I have been somewhat EV training for the very first time and it makes a huge difference. None of my Pokemon have fainted yet. Well, except Growlithe but she was freaking countered by the tiny blue abomination known as Riolu. Sob.
In the beginning Cheren was pounded by my Snivy and Riolu before he was able to fully gain massive amounts of strength from Work Up. My Snivy fought like a dream (Well, she does have an impish nature...) and finished him in a concluding, fancy vinewhip. The next gym with Roxie was anti-climatic. I overtrained my little minions and my female Growlithe burned her down to an embarassing demise. Burgh's gym was more stunning then his actual challenge. I loved what he did with the place haha. But, I confronted him on his left side (which I always do) and my Growlithe cockily pranced out once more murdering his Swadloon in flames. Riolu took care of that Dwebble stupid-crab thing. It was a severe annoyance that only he could face. And, once more, my Growlithe for his final Pokemon...
So yeah. I have 3 badges.
My Pokemon are Servine, Riolu, Umbreon, Growlithe, Eevee, and soon to be Trapinch. My team is ahhhmazing. Yay.