Thank you for playing this gameYesterday, I was EV training Sigilyph on Route 12 in X. I attracted a horde of Mareep, and one happened to be Shiny. After taking out the other four, I caught him in a Repeat Ball, but was not pleased to learn he was Adamant, despite not liking Shiny Ampharos much. I then saved the game.
I swept Diantha mostly with my Skill Link Cloyster. 2/3 of her team is weak to Ice type moves.With Scarlet and Violet coming out soon I realized I needed a ribbon collector that would survive all the border patrols. I went back to Sapphire and caught a Pikachu knowing this is the most likely Pokémon to be allowed to pass (I also caught a Girafarig that I hope to evolve). I collected ribbons in Sapphire, Pearl, HeartGold and then ended the night collecting a couple in Y. Will finish up getting some ribbons in OmegaRuby, Sun, Shield, Brilliant Diamond and Legends Arceus tonight.
I noticed that while challenging the Elite 4 that the teams of these trainers are pretty terrible. They only use 4 each and are quite underwhelming. Diantha is obviously head and shoulders above them but a clear unspectacular group. Knowing Malva is a former Flare executive makes her place weird but Wikstrom in his armor makes me think he came from the Galar region as it looks like the Galarian armor talked about.