Not seeing the "it's not as easy as you think" message people are saying. I'm purposely keeping myself under leveled and catching the minimum amount of Pokémon and it's easier than I thought. I'm at Cinnabar and I haven't had a Pokémon knock me to below half health yet.
Dude, I thought I was overleveled in this game and it still kicked my ass. I haven't died but I've fainted a couple of times. How OP are you? My Pokemon we're a few levels over the gym leader and still had some KOs and this is coming from the person who decided to catch every Pokemon and grind as much as I could. My moveset isn't even bad either as well as my team make up.