Tbh I more than likely wouldn't have noticed it either, but I heard something about it beforehand in some review, and then it stuck out like a sore thumb, haha.
This thing was creepy as hell though :u
I honestly don't remember how my Politoed did, but then again I only used him a couple of times post game in Diamond, so. Poliwrath is pretty good (Chuck's Poliwrath's Subpunch will be the death of me), but Politoed seems to have better coverage. I know! I was planning on using Seismitoad, but then oh whoops it's post-game, and then I planned to use Crawdaunt but lolnope post-game too B\ I'm pretty sure that I'll be using Electivire, Serperior, Cincinno, Lucario, Flygon and Mantine. Mantine is a bit up in the air, but yeah, I'll more than likely go with that team.
Giovanni's text is the only one that I've seen translated, but apparently Norman mentions Olivine or something, so it mightn't be all that bland. Disappointing if it is :/