I finally actually started the game. Getting used to the controls is going to take a while, since it's quite different from Diamond and Pearl. Took me a while to figure out which way I was going, but I found the missing Herdier, have 17 pokemon in my pokedex, and have caught about 10 different kinds. Latest catch was a Venipede in a wild double battle. Thing KO'ed half my team before I finally managed to stuff it in the pokeball and have it stay there. Beat the first gym with my starter (Oshawott this time, since I like Samurott better than the other starters) and am on my way to the second.