I've taken some time away from the games as I had many assignments to mark over the christmas holidays for my student, so now that I've finished that, it was time to head back to Alola, so I decided I was going to attempt the Battle Tree again, my highest record so far was 14. I was also getting fed up of it too so the break was quite refreshing. So yesterday I decided to train up the Growlithe and Gible from Wonder trade, then I hit the battle tree this morning. I was fed up of people making suggestions of teams and pokemon to use based on what worked for them, but that just did not feel right, if I'm doing it, I'm doing it with Pokemon I enjoy using, I haven't used Arcanine since Blue (although did use it in the virtual console version), and Garchomp has helped me out loads in the past.
So I started the Battle Tree with Garchomp (holding Garchompite which I had enough for due to all the attempts I tried before my break), Arcanine and Silvally (holding the Electric Memory), and I made my way to battle 20! Defeat Red (is that one random? Or is it always Red?). It felt great. To have finally got to that battle. And then I unlocked the super battles, so I went at it again, with the same team. And I went up against Wally, I expected Mega Gallade, but was shocked when it didn't Mega Evolve, so took it out easily with Outrage, however he sent out Altaria, who then Mega Evolved, my outrage was mid way through, so then it Garchomp attacked, yet it didn't effect it. Altaria got a dragon dance in there, so I wasn't expecting Garchomp to last long. So I swapped it out for Arcanine, who managed to get a Flare Blitz in before getting taken down, then Silvally went in and just managed to edge it. Magnezone came out and took out Silvally, but the battle finished with an Earthquake from Garchomp! And now I leave for work shortly, so its time for a break till later. I worry about facing Cynthia and her Garchomp.