Go right ahead. That is half the reason I picked those two Pokemon (I'm a strategist now!). And the others are gathering in the park now, but since the stadium's probably big, there's a good chance Shan and Xavier run into your char first.
Sure, that sounds great! Sorry I haven't posted - my parents have been trouping us round to practically every family member on our tree. I'll be back tomorrow, so I'll be able to put up a post then. Just say something about overhearing the mutter, and I can respond to that.