I recently convinced my sister to pick up soul silver, and we've been playing that against each other (I bought heart gold). It's been fun so far, a nice throwback to when they first came out, and I was playing against my classmates. A lot of "Hey, have you done this yet?" and battles and stuff.
Also, I'm on the 8th gym, and the trainers are several levels ahead of me. And there's nowhere nearby to train properly. I insist on having all my team the same level, which means none of them are particularly strong as such.
"The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it's a world, or a relationship...everything has its time. And everything ends."-Elizabeth Sladen: RIP.