(Yes, I'm putting this in a different entry than my rant from earlier. I just think it fits better that way.)
After many days of saying, "I'm close enough to the gym, I'm going to reach it today!", it was finally done today! The place was quite visually impressive, though the puzzle... I'm not sure it's worth calling a puzzle, really. The guy at the entrance of the gym cracked me up by outright saying how pitiful Rock was defensively, because for years and years and years Gamefreak tried to sell us the idea that Rock was an amazing defensive type. Then they just gave up entirely and took it away from Mega Aggron. Yikes. Grant was... well, I had three overleveled Pokémon, all with super-effective moves. I let Mienfoo go at it since it was still the lowest of the three, and two Jump Kicks later that was it. I actually had a use for the Rock Tomb TM - I gave it to Mienfoo instead of Protect, which makes its buff to 60 power and 95 accuracy (up from 50 and 80 respectively) all the more fortunate.
Random thought of the day: if Blaziken is so in sync with my wishes that it avoids moves and performs criticals, why can't it be in sync with my wishes and OBEY ME?
Current team: L44 Blaziken, L44 Venusaur, L38 Mienfoo
Edit: Something I forgot to mention yesterday... gift Pokémon are FINALLY sent to your PC when your party's full! It took them, what, five generations to get it right again? Anyway, I really like that... I can appreciate the little things.