Okay, I have a question: Did I miss something major? Last I remember, pokemon battles were only lethal to Illven as an offworlder. I can understand this being passed to Melinda... but why are all of these other pokemon you're battling dying? I know in the opening spiel you mentioned the league had decided to make battles to the death... but I thought that was for the league itself, not for random trainers, or gym battles. I mean, how can a Gym Leader be effective as a gym leader if he has to train completely new pokemon every time he loses a match? (Actually now that I think about it, that could be a part of the reason why some gym leaders are such low level, they get beat more often, but still it seems like a stupid rule to implement.)