Okay! Lots to talk about! I downloaded X the other night, but more on that later. First, Y.
I was going to drop Venusaur from my team, but I ended up giving Doublade the axe, mostly because I'm not getting a Dusk Stone until Terminus Cave. Some people would take Eviolite Doublade that far, but not me. Even with Eviolite, I still fear special attackers, and even with Swords Dance, Shadow Sneak is still too weak. Besides, now that Aerodactyl knows Iron Head, I'm pretty sure I can handle Fairy-types efficiently enough (more importantly, Diantha's Mega Gardevoir). Eh. I have a few Heart Scales stockpiled, so when I do get a Dusk Stone, I just might evolve it, teach the moves I want it to know, and go on a training binge.
Anyway, I beat Valerie, explored Routes 15 and 16 along with the Lost Hotel, and cleared Team Flare out of the Frost Cavern. Tomorrow's gonna be a marathon: fight Serena and Olympia, then wreck Team Flare's **** once and for all and take a break from Y over the vacation.
Now for X. I chose the girl and picked Chespin. From there I beat Shauna's Froakie, went through Santalune Forest, and caught a Pansear and Pikachu, both of which I trained up for insurance versus Viola. Also, I ended up catching a Riolu, which I really want to use considering I wasted all but one of my Poke Balls catching it, but at the same time I can't really justify it because I'll probably use both it and Chesnaught the same way, made all the worse since Flash Cannon is a postgame TM, which at least gives me the option of using it as a special attacker, but the best Fighting move I can give either of them that I would be able to use reliably is Brick Break, and that's... kinda weak, all things considered. Meh, I won't use it, since I plan to use Flygon anyway, and I'd rather not repeat too much of my Black 2 team if at once if I can help it.
Anyway, after another tangent, today I challenged the Santalune Gym. Chespin's total Rollout domination meant I didn't need my two insurance policies (and it even evolved into Quilladin afterwards), so I ended up boxing them. I made it to Lumiose City without any problems after catching a Ralts to use as a Teleporter, beat Professor Sycamore and got a Charmander for my trouble, which I plan on using on my team.
Pokemon Y Friend Code: 3282-3535-2249
Friend Safari: Pansage, Petilil, Gogoat
As of now, my focus is on Safaris with starters (barring Wartortle and Quilladin), but give me your Safari anyway. Chances are I'll find something interesting.