Oh, I know. I'm glad if my friend manages to beat me. It means that everything I said sunk in, though it'd still be too early to tell if its second nature.
Haha, I use Umbreon to irritate and annoy my opponents, and it does that quite well.
I am a very offensive trainer myself. Most of my Pokemon have been trained to Attack and Attack some more. I generally dislike defensive strategies. I also prefer to play with Fire... It is safe to assume that a good number of Pokemon on my team are Fire-type, and they are powerful.
Dragonite is a great Pokemon. Its a powerhouse, well rounded stats (although, mine is a little sluggish in speed). I like to abuse its powerful attack stat.
I don't suffer defeat often either. My friend has a lot of difficulties getting around my Umbreon's defenses. But he did nail me a few times. He's kinda like me, in a sense, that he also prefers his favorites, he and I have a lot in common when it comes to that.
Pokemon Crystal is one of my personal favorites. Before that, it was Silver, but its battery died and bit the dust (taking a lot of my Pokemon down with it... Quite a few Lv100's were on that game) I don't play Crystal much anymore, but it was my main game until I got Emerald (almost missed the 3rd gen entirely) Which leads to Pearl, and now Platinum.
Yeah, its understandable. A lot of Glitches out there can really cause some major problems.
Even today, I still focus on my favorites, raise them, and battle with them. If they happen to be shiny, that's just a bonus. Shiny or not, its the same Pokemon. I play the Platinum version mostly, and spend a lot of time at the Battle Frontier since I don't have Wi-Fi. Kinda sucks that I'm stuck with locals. My friend is pretty good though, so it works out. I get a charge while battling him. I'm more like a tutor to him it seems. I taught him everything he knows.
Mine just started to work about 3 weeks ago. But most likely it was my computer. Its a piece of garbage. It rattles, hums, and sometimes vibrates XD. Some people just post whatever for attention nowadays... I havnt been on it in a while...