I found this game really fun right to begin with. I was always excited to see what pokemon would come out, and later in the game, the trade battles were very fun. After a couple weeks of play (not continous in any way)I found the game much to difficult. The game would have the computer get the first 2 turns, which would wipe out 1 pokemon, and thus leaving very little chance of success. Having a variety is the key, and using the pokemon battle revolution players guide really helped, otherwise, it may have been futile. I have owned it a month, and have really just lost interest. Intergrating other pokemon from your DS is alot of fun, and I would recommend this game for occasional play, but be prepared for a major challenge.